Academic Affairs Office

Char Parker


Char Parker is a full-time Computer Information Systems instructor and is currently in her twelfth year of teaching at MCC, with over 14 years of previous college teaching experience. Char teaches both introductory courses, computer programming and midrange computing courses, and handles MCC's affiliation with "IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative."

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Char has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.  She also attends various IBM conferences and trainings.


  • CIS120A Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • CIS121 File Design and Utilities for Midrange Computers (IBM i)
  • CIS130 COBOL Programming (IBM i - available as independent study)
  • CIS131 Operations and Commands for Midrange Computers (IBM i)
  • CIS170 RPG Programming (IBM i)
  • CIS185 C Programming
  • CIS270A Advanced RPG Programming (IBM i)
  • CIS280 Java Programming


Office:  Room 142 

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

12:30-1:00  pm
3:00-4:00 pm all other Mondays
4:00-5:00  pm 1st and 2nd Mondays

12:30-4:30  pm

12:30-1:00 pm  
3:00-4:00 pm 
7:30-8:30pm Virtual Office

2:15-3:00  pm
7:30-8:30 pm Virtual Office

Phone:  (231) 777-0523       Fax: (231) 777-0417









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