TSTC Instructor Brings Workplace Skills to New Job

(MARSHALL) – Hugh Pouland credits divine guidance for finding his way to Texas State Technical College in Marshall.

Pouland, 53, began teaching in the Biomedical Equipment Technology program at TSTC in January. A desire to help others is what motivates him to teach.

“He understands that what we do makes a difference in the lives of real people,” said Nicholas Cram, an associate professor in the Biomedical Equipment Technology program. “The passion and empathy needed for this career field are a genuine part of Hugh’s character.”

Pouland said the biomedical equipment industry is critical to people who are receiving diagnostic and therapeutic care using electronic medical machines.

“I want my students to gain a mastery of medical facility policy and procedures, incoming inspections, electrical safety testing and medical device preventive and corrective maintenance,” Pouland said.

Before he joined TSTC, Pouland worked as a technician in the electronic, production testing and biomedical equipment fields in Dallas, Longview and Lufkin.

“Coming recently out of industry, Hugh brings relevant knowledge of medical technology and processes currently in healthcare that use that medical technology,” said Cram. “His understanding of electronics, networking and medical device functions are extremely valuable. Being able to relate and pass on that knowledge to students is even more valuable.”

Pouland grew up in Lufkin and graduated in 1981 from Lufkin High School. He graduated in 2007 from Angelina College in Lufkin with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronic Technology. He also received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology from TSTC in Marshall in 2011.

He is a member of the North Texas Biomedical Association.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology program has more than 40 students enrolled who can work toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology in Marshall.

For more information on the Biomedical Equipment Technology program, contact TSTC in Marshall at 888-382-8782.


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