Community College Technical Courses

I used to teach at various colleges in the evenings. I taught programming courses in Java, Visual Basic, Database, Systems Analysis and Design, and Web Design. This stopped after 9/11 when the economy tanked and college registrations went down. I have not taught any classes in several years.

I find myself in need of extra money and I’ve tried to get another adjunct gig at the local community colleges, but when I checked, the colleges aren’t teaching any technical programming courses at night. At least they aren’t at any of the local schools. I wonder if this is because of a lack of teachers or a lack of students.

The Computer Science and the Technology programs at the local community colleges is 1/4 the size that I remember. There are only a few courses offered beyond the “intro to computers” basic stuff.

I guess America will have to rely on Indian and Chinese programmers for the foreseeable future.


  1. Michelle (Mush) wrote:

    Is it possible to teach online courses to students that are outside of your state? I’m not sure if you have to be a registered teacher local to the school you’re offering courses in, but it might be worth a try.

    Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  2. Jim wrote:

    You would have no trouble finding work like that here at Northern Alberta institute of technology (NAIT)etc.

    Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 3:57 am | Permalink