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Engineering Technology FacultyRichland College
After serving as a visiting scholar to Richland in 1983, Bill Slonecker began teaching full-time at the college in the fall of 1984 after having spent 20 years as a professor and administrator at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. He completed an electronics apprenticeship at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1955 and worked as a technician on radar, sonar, radio and control circuits, moving on to become an electronics technician with Bonneville Power Administration in Salem.
He holds a master’s degree in general studies and a bachelor’s degree in technical and industrial education, both from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. He also earned an associate degree from Olympic Junior College in Bremerton, Wash., besides completing an electronics apprentice degree with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Slonecker teaches Engineering Technology courses in AC and DC circuits, electronic instruments and automation and hydraulics. He also teaches technical algebra, trigonometry and calculus courses in the English and Humanities divisions.