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Applied & Environmental Technologies Faculty and Staff

John Lenz
(970) 339-6626

John Lenz retired from Eastman Kodak Colorado Division as an electrical/mechanical designer after 30 years. He completed his AAS in Engineering Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing from Aims Community College. John taught part-time at Aims for more than five years in the ‘90s and has been teaching full-time ever since.

John teaches engineering technology and computer-aided drafting classes. He hopes to start students on the path to engineering. His teaching is enriched by his 15 years of experience as a journeyman machinist with Sundstrand/Boeing Aviation and Eastman Kodak. His professional experience and working knowledge as a manufacturing technologist prove valuable both inside and outside of the classroom. John is an active member of SME and AutoCAD International UserGroup (AUIG).

John Mangin
Applied and Environmental Technologies Department Chair; Professor, Construction Management
(970) 339-6413

John Mangin came to Aims in Fall 2006. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned a B.S. in Construction Administration. He then went on to earn a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University. Prior to his work at Aims, John worked as a concrete finisher for Froelich Concrete (1993-1997) and then moved to Monona Masonry to work as a project manager/journeyman bricklayer (1998-2005).

John currently teaches primarily in the Construction Management program, but is expanding his breadth to also teach some renewable and efficiency energy classes.


Lee McMains
(970) 339-6257

Lee earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Northern Colorado. While at UNC, he was in the Society of Physics Students Club and was a program coordinator for Alternative Break. He worked as an applications engineer for a research manufacturing company before coming to Aims Community College in 2011. He is currently working on a Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School. Lee thoroughly enjoys discussing energy and manufacturing with students and the community.

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Bruce Beardsley
TAACCCT Grant Project Director Oil & Gas and Advanced Manufacturing
(970) 339-6265

Bruce Beardsley came to Aims Community College in June 2012 as the Oil and Gas Grant Director. He is responsible for the administration of the two DOL TAACCCT Grants known as the Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC) and Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP).

While in the U.S. Air Force, he earned two AAS Degrees (Logistics Management and Instructor of Technology). After many hours as a non-traditional student, Bruce earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration. When he left the Air Force, he started his own business in Pueblo, Colorado. Many successful and challenging years later, Bruce sold his business and changed career paths to become the Director of Entrepreneurship at Lamar Community College.


Alice Courtney
Instructional Designer, TAACCCT Grant, Oil & Gas and Advanced Manufacturing
(970) 339-6411

Alice Courtney has been an instructional designer at Aims since 2013. She is now an adjunct faculty member for the AET Department. Alice has a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and a master’s in Computer Science. She was previously a software developer for almost 20 years. Alice currently works on TAACCCT grant deliverables, modifying AET Department program courses to fit online delivery formats.