October 5, 2022

Christopher vanOosterhout

eBusiness, Marketing, Social Media, SEO, SEM, Privacy & Data Consulting and Speaking


As a full time faculty member at Muskegon Community College I teach the following courses:

  • Introduction to Business (BUS121)
  • Introduction to Content Management Systems (CIS199)
  • Marketing (BUS260)
  • eMarketing (BUS204)
  • Advertising Dynamics (BUS263)
  • eBusiness (BUS220 / CIS 220)
  • HTML for Internet Web Page Design (HTML5 and CSS3 – CIS257A)

Former courses

  • Building Internet Applications in XHTML (CIS257)
  • Server Side Scripting Using PHP (CISXXX)
  • Social Media ( BUS297SM / COM297SM)
  • Advanced JavaScript
    Course was newly developed the fall of 2013 and was approved by IAC on September 11.
  • Advanced HTML (CIS258) – Current
    Course was newly developed the fall of 2013 and was approved by IAC on September 11.
  • Computer Concepts (CIS110)

I previously serve as the Muskegon Community College CIS Program Coordinator.  The Muskegon Community College CIS program includes  the following degrees and certificates

  • Web Design
  • Computer Networking
  • Software Developer
  • Programming (students select one of the tracks below)
    • Web Developer
    • Mobile Developer
    • Game Developer
    • Program Developer (traditional programming)
  • Interactive Media (Digital Game Development)
  • Information Technology Support
  • Computer Applications

I have previously served as the college’s Distance Education Coordinator with the LIFT Institute of Muskegon Community College under the direction of the vice president of academic affairs and the dean of assessment.

I serve in the following capacities on campus:

  • Starting Fall 2021 – Interim Leader of the MCC Entrepreneur Program
  • Chair of the College Data Integrity and Data Assurance Team (MCCDIRT)
  • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Steering Committee – member
  • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Criterion II (Ethics) Committee – co-chair
  • Distance Education Advisory Committee – member
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Review Committee – member
  • Faculty Association Health Care Task Force – member
  • Simple Syllabus Implementation Team – Faculty representative
  • And Justice for All Speaker Series Committee – member
  • Student Financial Literacy Committee – member (past)
  • Technology Council – vice-chair (past) / current member
  • Assessment Committee – member (past)
  • Academically Adrift and Democracy & Education – book group leader (past)
  • MyMCC Portal (various sub-committees – past)
  • Faculty Seminar Days Committee (professional development programming) – member (past)
  • Muskegon Community College New Web Site Development Committee – member (past)
  • I have represented Muskegon Community College on various advisory committees with four-year universities, intermediate school districts and local individual school districts.


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