Constructing a successful career in and out of the classroom
Houston Community College instructors are successful in the classroom and in their professional field. A case in point is the Director of Construction Trades and School of Continuing Education for HCC Southwest, Tom Tynan.
While working on his bachelor’s degree in architecture in Florida, Tynan started a small home improvement business. After graduation, he took a part-time job at Miami Dade Community College as Director of the Owner-Builder Center where he directed and implemented the teaching curriculum and designed and constructed buildings on campus to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency. One year into the job, Houston Community College hired him to come to Houston and begin a similar program.
In Houston, Tynan pursued a successful radio and television career with programs such as “The Home Show with Tom Tynan” and “Home Improvement Hotline” on Houston radio,and “Our House” and “Dream House” on television.
Tynan is also a published author with several books, including: “Building and Remodeling,” “Buying and Selling a Home,” and “The Best of Tom Tynan.” Tynan teaches HCC courses at the Applied Technology Center near the Stafford Campus.