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Amy Hill

Online Campus

Amy Hill joined DMACC in June of 2014. Her career in the telecommunications and the electrical industry started in 2002.

She is a DMACC graduate and began her career in the Network Technology / Telecom program. After her training at DMACC, she became a union telecommunications technician working with various electrical contractors around Des Moines. Amy's work experience lies with installing structured cabling systems of all sorts in the commercial building industry. She has installed copper and fiber optic cabling, security, nurse call systems, coax, and wireless networks throughout her career. In doing so she has managed many projects from large to small, along with training many future technicians along the way.

Amy has many vendor specific certifications that apply to installing copper and fiber networks. She also has an AGS degree from DMACC with an emphasis in telecommunications.

Fall 2024

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Jay Nickelson

Professor, Telecommunications
West Campus
Building/Room: 114E

Jay Nickelson joined DMACC West Campus in August 2000. His background in electronics and telecommunications has spanned over the last 20 years.

Working with various telecom companies including MWR Telecom, McLeodUSA and the military, Jay has training in many different areas of the telecommunications landscape.

His career experiences he brings to DMACC are fiber optic communications, field operations management, local loop fault finding and engineering, switching systems, and overall network operations. His career in telecom has included duties from training, technician and management level positions.

Jay holds several IT certifications including the Telecom Industry Association's - Convergence Technology Professional (CTP), various vendor certifications in fiber optics, open source software and others. Jay also has been awarded a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in education and employee training.

Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

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Amy Hill

West Campus