Instructor, ID (VCC); HVAC Technician, 4th Class Power Engineer, BCCA & BCCQ Electrical (IP Standard); NISOD 2011
250.352.6601 Ext. 13235
Selkirk College, Attn: Bruce McMaster
2001 Silver King Road, Nelson BC, V1L 1C8, Canada
“All told, Bruce has taught Process Control Operator, Refrigeration, Electrical Apprenticeship, Electrical Foundation, Renewable Energy and now, Plant Operator. Many of us joke that he’s been here several years and has yet to teach the same subject twice!”
Working His Way Up
Bruce worked his way up through the electrical trade from an apprentice electrician in the residential commercial industry. While doing so he was always interested in automation and controls (how stuff works). A past electrical instructor convinced Bruce to stop full time work and take a Selkirk College automation course called Building System Technology. This course opened the door to a world of knowledge in the Heating Ventilation and Air-condition field. For over 10 years Bruce installed , programmed and commission HVAC automation equipment on schools, hospitals, office buildings, and water treatment plants to just name a few, During this time he also acquire his 4th class power engineering certification.
Bruce and Selkirk
In 2004 Bruce started with Selkirk College as a relief instructor with the (then known as) Process Operator Program. During his time at the college, Bruce has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and leadership qualities in several different program areas. In particular, Bruce’s willingness to take on a new assignment in the Plant Operator program has been an inspiration to other instructors. He approached the challenge of developing a new program with the confidence and competence that he is known for by his peers. Bruce brought the same energy and commitment to other successful college initiatives such as the development, launch and delivery of the cutting-edge Renewable Energy Program.
In addition to his other accomplishments, Bruce has taught Electrical Apprentice and Foundation students. For the past six years Bruce has delivered the Refrigeration Plant Operator Program via distant education. This course covers the province of BC and most recent he had the program re-approved by the BC Safety Authority. Bruce is constantly expanding his horizons with new technology or program development, earning him the well-deserved nickname of “Mr. Versatility."