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Meet the Faculty: James Winyard

James Winyard

James Winyard


Instructor, Computer Information Technology


Year Joined CCAC

2014 Tutor
2019 Instructor


Courses Currently Teaching

Introduction to Programming/Java 
Object-Oriented Programming 1/Java 
Object-Oriented Programming 2/Java


Most Memorable CCAC Experience

I feel lucky that I get to relive my most memorable and rewarding experience at CCAC each semester when a student or class has their aha! moment and a concept finally clicks or a complex algorithm makes sense. I share my students' joy when they finish a project, and they are not only able to understand it, but also to share it.


Why I Teach What I Teach

I have always had a passion for computers and technology, or more specifically, for programming and problem solving. When I became a tutor at CCAC, I found that I had that same level of passion for sharing that knowledge. Teaching has allowed me to combine these two passions and is truly a perfect fit.  


Something People Might Not Know About Me

I am a huge Beatles fan, to the point where I can name just about any of their 213 songs within five seconds from the start of the track.


Favorite Quote

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -Winston Churchill