Introduction and General Information
Sterling Hiebert has been an active professional within the Information Technology (IT) career field since 2008. With IT experience in government, medical, education, and private contractor sectors, his expertise is in computer system troubleshooting and computer networking. with educational backgrounds in computer systems, human systems, business systems, and adult education, Sterling brings a varied skillset to the table that emphasizes focus on the big picture. He teaches the computer networking courses required for IT/TI degree and certificate plans, and facilitates individualized study that relates to ISATI coursework.
Sterling's office is currently located at the Schweitzer Training Center Room 317A.
Personal Education Philosophy
I believe that all individuals have the right to an education and to the pursuit of happiness. As such, I treat each of my students as if they have as much right to be in my classroom as I. I manage my classroom on a platform of mutual respect. As I will not tolerate disrespect from a student, so also should a student not tolerate disrespect from myself or other students. I believe that students come to me to learn a craft and a trade, and as such I treat them as adults who have made an adult decision to learn, and grow as a professional and as a person. However, I also recognize that stringent environments hamper creativity and seek to create a relaxed, fun learning environment.
I run my classroom as an employer would run a business. Students should be prepared for the requirements of industry, and that is exactly what I aim to accomplish, as they pursue their educational goals. I believe that all adults have the capacity to learn, and they all learn in their own unique way. I attempt to foster those qualities and learning environments in a manner that prepares students to enter the exciting field of Information Technology. I also believe that the ages of slow progress are no longer possible, and as such, adults must be prepared for lifelong learning. I encourage students to study beyond the content of their coursework, and make the same efforts myself.
CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security+, IT Operations Specialist, Secure Infrastructure Specialist
Cisco Systems: CCAI, CCNA, Specialist (encore)
Fortinet: Network Security Expert (Level 2)
Google: IT Support Professional
Juniper Networks: JNCIA
A.A.S. Information technology- Lewis-Clark State College 2016
A.A. Liberal Arts- Lewis-Clark State College 2017
B.A.S. Information Technology Lewis-Clark State College- 2017
B.A.S. Applied Technology- Lewis-Clark State College- 2018
M.S. Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership- University of Idaho- 2019
A.A. Behavioral Science- Lewis-Clark State College- 2020
Advanced Occupational Specialist License- Idaho Career & Technical Education. 2020