Steve Letkeman

My career has brought me full circle back to Medicine Hat College as I started here in the IT department after graduating from an electronics technology program. After five years at MHC, I left to do contract work for the Canadian Department of National Defense, owned my own business, Zanthic Technologies Inc. (and 3 other businesses along the way) and am now back as a full time instructor

As owner and designer for Zanthic Technologies Inc. ( I am involved in electronic design, circuit board layout, firmware development, protocol development as well as PC software development. My contract work to Defense Canada includes robotic and mine detection vehicles, and for industry ranged from GPS vehicle tracking and remote diagnostic sensors, home automation, battery management for lithium ion cells, robotic mining vehicles and remote equipment monitoring. I have brought dozens of new designs to market and have shipped my computer interface products to over 30 countries.

My education includes a diploma in electronic engineering, a BSc. in computer science and an MBA in entrepreneurship. I returned to teach at MHC part-time in 2009, full time in 2012 and am currently acting as joint coordinator for the ITEC program with Larry Slack. I also manage the Co-Op program that places our students into local technology businesses. My goal as a college instructor is to bring my years of hardware and software design experience into the classroom in a very practical manner and to encourage our students to see information technology as a much broader field than how it is normally perceived. I also like to challenge our students to consider being self-employed as one of the many possible career choices they will have when entering the workforce.