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Don Mosier Photo

 

 

Assistant Professor

Phone: 309-796-5278            
Office: Building 2 Room 154

E-mail: mosierd@bhc.edu

 

 

Professional Background:

In my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to work with a DEC PDP-8 minicomputer via a teletype terminal, and became hooked on computers. I attended Scott Community College for an Associate's degree in Electronics, then spent the next 25 years working for two local office machine\PC dealers as a technician, service manager and technical salesman. Along the way, I picked up MCP, MCSE, and later A+ and Network+ certifications, as well as several vendor-specific certifications.

In 2000, I switched careers, to become an Instructor at Black Hawk College – and immediately wished I had done so years before. I find teaching as fulfilling as anything I have ever done. I especially enjoy sharing my career experience with students who are excited about embarking on a new career of their own.

Personal:

I am a life-long resident of the Quad-City area, proud to be a Midwesterner and an Iowan. My wife, a librarian, and I have been married for 30+ years. We have three sons. The oldest is married, and is a high-school History teacher, head football coach, and  father of our first grandchild. Our middle son, also married, is a CPA for Proctor & Gamble. The youngest is a college junior, eyeing a career in education himself. If you want to kill an hour or so, ask me about my boys...

When I'm not in class, preparing for class, in a meeting, or answering email, I enjoy reading (widely varied), fly fishing (mostly retrieving my line from trees), woodworking, remodeling our old house, or just hanging out with my wife.

Prized Possession:

I still have my copy of the January, 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine, which famously announced the MITS Altair 8800 “minicomputer” kit – a classic milestone in the history of personal computers.

Courses I teach at Black Hawk College include:

COER 110 - Basic Electronics     (COER110 Builds Beakman's Electric Motor)
COER 116 - Microcomputer Hardware
COER 118 - Computer Troubleshooting
COER 216 - Advanced Hardware, A+ Prep
NETW 120 - Basic Networking
NETW 170 - Intro to Information Security
NETW 190 and COER 124 - Internship     Internship FAQ
COER 125 - Seminar
NETW 255 - Advanced Networking/N+ Prep
NETW 274 - Ethical Hacking

Schedule Fall 2009

Hours\Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00
COER 116
2-112

COER 116
2-112

9:00      
10:00 NETW 170
2-107B
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11:15-1:00
Office
2-154
NETW 170
2-107B
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11:15-1:00
Office
2-154
11:00 NETW 215
2-107B
NETW 215
2-107B
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11:45-1:00
Office
2-154
12:00 COER 125
Seminar
1:00
COER 216
2-112

COER 216
2-112
 
2:00
3:00




  Additional Office Hours by appointment.