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Professor Hoagland

Phone: 596-5313

Office Location:
Building 34 - Room 123

I am a fulltime professor in the Computer Information System (CIS) and Computer Science (CS) department at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC). I have been teaching predominantly programming courses at this institution since 1983. Prior to joining academia, I worked as a programmer/systems analyst for the Department of Licensing (Washington state) and Sperry Univac in Santa Clara, California. In addition, I have done consulting work over the years. I have a BS in Business Administration--Computer Science from Humboldt State University (Arcata, California). I have had the opportunity to do a faculty exchange with Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand and a sabbatical for additional training in this field. I enjoy traveling overseas (especially France) and outdoor activities which include kayaking, skiing and biking. I play soccer and volleyball in the local Parks and Recreation leagues. My wife, Kayana, teaches in the Mathematics department also here at SPSCC

Computer Programming and Database Management

Computer Programmers write computer programs in various languages, such as Visual Basic, C# and Java, both stand-alone and web-based. Database Managers perform database programming, design and management. The CIS department offers two degrees (computer programming and database administration) and three short-term certificate programs in web design and business intelligence.