• Your Instructors


  • Three instructors/advisers work in the Office Management and Administrative Assistant associate degree and the Office Assistant and Office Software Specialist certificate programs: Robin Brush, Brenda Houchen and Anna Johnson. A few part-time instructors will also be teaching keyboarding or other courses as needed.

    Robin Born has taught at MHCC since 1992 and has degrees from Portland State University and Eastern Oregon State College. Robin works on developing new software coursework in the Software Training Center, and she teaches the following courses:
    BT116 Communication Technologies
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
    BT125 Microsoft Word Training
    BT126 Microsoft Word Simulation
    BT251 Integrated Office Systems
    BT210 All Software courses (Word, Excel, Access, Internet, etc.)

    Brenda Houchen began teaching at MHCC in 1999, and she is a transplant from Montana (which you will hear about frequently!). Brenda has degrees from Eastern Montana College, The University of Montana, and Washington State University. She recently completed a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Writing at Portland State University. Brenda teaches the following classes:
    BT110 Business Editing
    BT111 Editing Techniques
    BT225 Document Processing
    BT250 Procedures for the Office Team
    BA205 Business Communications
    BA207 International Business Communications
    WR227 Technical Writing

    Anna Johnson has been at MHCC since 2005. She worked as a faculty librarian until she transitioned to teaching full time in 2011. Anna grew up on Long Island in New York, where she worked as graphic designer and a church receptionist, and has degrees in Information Science from Simmons College in Boston and in English from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Anna teaches several courses in Computer Information Systems and the following BT classes:
    BT126 Microsoft Word Simulation
    BT250 Procedures for the Office Team
    BT251 Integrated Office Systems
    BT210 All Software courses (Word, Excel, Access, Internet, etc.)