Computer Technology Faculty


The mission of the Computer Technology department is to offer industry skills and programs that are in demand through our degrees and certificates programs; preparing students for a successful career in Computer Information Systems or to transfer into a four-year educational program.


Full-time Department Faculty

Julie Schneider
Department Chair

Julie Schneider

Julie is the chair of the Computer Technology Department and has been a full-time faculty member in the department since 2000.  She holds Microsoft Professional Certifications in .NET Development and specializes her teaching instruction in the Computer Science area and programming languages; C, C++, C#.NET, Java, Python, Objective-C and Swift for iOS Mobile App Development.



Candace Garrod

Candace Garrod

Candace's 37 years of experience in business/industry and academia include systems analysis, multimedia software development, Internet/Web development, and program design/development. At Red Rocks she teaches a variety of classes including: Gaming, JavaScript, Systems Analysis and Design, Introduction to Programming, Dreamweaver, Web Design and Concepts, Capstone, and PC Applications.




Helena Martellaro

Helena Martellaro Picture

Helena has an undergraduate degree in Physics plus a Ph.D. in Educational Management from New Mexico State University.  She has spent most of her career working for aerospace companies, NASA, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as a contractor for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica, and teaching. After starting out in Operations Research, she transitioned into computer analysis and computer simulation.  Her computer language specialties are: Java, C++, Python and Perl. Operating Systems specialties include: UNIX, Linux, macOS and Windows.  Database specialties include: theory, design and development.

Joseph Murdock

Joseph Murdock

Joe has spent many years working in the Information Technology field in every position from help desk to manager. Before joining Red Rocks he was an IT manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Joe is the program lead for the cyber security and computer networking areas. He teaches networking and cyber security classes as well as a business management class. Joe holds a valid Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2. He earned his Master’s degree from Regis University, a Bachelor’s degree from Metro State,  and 2 Associate’s degrees from Red Rocks Community College.


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