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Debbie Collins Photo

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Phone: 309-796-5316            
Office: Building 1 Room 353

E-mail: collinsd@bhc.edu
(email is the best way to reach me)

I decided to try college as a young mother with two young children. I just didn't want to work as a sales clerk at Penney's my whole life. I was always good at Math so I decided to become an engineer. I attended Black Hawk College and earned by Associate's Degree in Pre-engineering. Black Hawk was an awesome school to go to as a student. The teacher's I had were great!! While I was attending classes here, a movie called "War Games" came out and it piqued my interest in computers. I decided to take all the (transfer) computer classes that Black Hawk offered at the time.

After graduating from Black Hawk, I transferred to St. Ambrose University and finished with a double major in Engineering Physics and Computer Science (and had baby #3). However, I have never done a lick of engineering in my professional life. Computers ended up being the field I was meant to be in.

I have worked professionally as a Database Administrator, Unix System Administrator, and Computer Programmer. I have done a lot of consulting in the database field, and I find databases are my main area of interest. While working as a Database Administrator, the company I worked for got their Web Site up and decided to make it interactive, this was my first experience in doing Web Programming.

I started teaching at Black Hawk College by stepping into an adult education course in 1990. I taught part-time for many years, but was very excited to come to Black Hawk College as a full-time teacher in 1999. Since then, I have had an opportunity to work on developing new programs and courses such as our Web Developer and PC Application Programming certificates as well as working on all of the tracks for the Computer Specialist AAS degree. We have even briefly flirted with developing a Game Programming curriculum -- we'll see!!

In addition to the classroom, you will also find me on campus at Phi Theta Kappa meetings, AITP (our computer club), and doing work recognizing student's for the contribution to the college/community with the Student Excellence Awards.

Courses I teach at Black Hawk College include:

CIP 101 - Computer Logic & Design
CIP 132 - COBOL Programming
CIP 170 - HTML/CSS/Dreamweaver & Content Management
CIP 182 - Web Scripting Languages (JavaScript)
CIP 204 - Visual Basic Programming
CIP 205 - Advanced Visual Basic
CIP 226 - Database Management
CIP 227 - Database Management II (SQL Server)
CIP 228 - Web Database Programming (PHP and MySQL this Semester)
CIP 230 - Spreadsheet Analysis
CIP 232 - Advanced COBOL Programming
CIP 270 - Internship

Debbie Collins' Schedule Fall 2009

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Online Classes

Advanced  COBOL - CIP 232
HTML, CSS, & Dreamweaver   -  CIP 170A and CIP 15B
Excel - CIP 230
PHP & MySQL - CIP 228
Advanced Visual Basic - CIP 205

8:00 - 10:00

CIP 101
Computer
Logic

1-313

CIP 101
Computer
Logic

1-113

 
10:00 - 12:00
CIP 170
HTML/CSS
DreamWeaver

1-313
 
CIP 170
HTML/CSS
DreamWeaver

1-313
 
12:00

Office Hours
11:50-12:20

1-353

 

Office Hours

11:00-12:50

1-353

Office Hours
11:50-12:20

1-353

Office Hours

11:00-12:50

1-353

 
1:00
In Class 1-2:50 M-F
2:00
3:00