eCollin Learning Center
(Blackboard tech support)

OST Textbooks and
Course Materials

POFI 1301
Computer Applications

POFI 2301
Word Processing
(MS Word 2013)

POFT 1127
Introduction to Keyboarding

POFT 1307 (offered Fall only)
Proofreading and Editing

POFT 1319 (offered Spring only)
Records and Information Mgmt.

POFT 1329
Beginning Keyboarding

(using Word 2013)

POFT 2301
Intermediate Keyboarding
(using Word 2013)

POFT 2303
Speed and Accuracy Building

POFT 2312 (offered Spring only)
Business Correspondence
and Communication


Office Systems Technology Department online advisor via email at
If you encounter challenges with online enrollment because of required prerequisite courses, email me for
simple solutions
for documenting your skills and bypassing the official prerequisite.

Office Hours: 
On-site office hours at Spring Creek Campus in Plano:
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays at Spring Creek Campus in Suite J-114, Office J-116, or nearby J-122
Online office hours are 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays via email online at
E-mail: (fastest, best way to reach me!)
Telephone: 972-548-6815 (voicemail)
Students in online classes should contact me in Canvas inbox (if communicating about course)
or at for general, advising, or online office hours communications.


  • Master of Science degree in Vocational-Technical Educ., Texas A&M Univ.
  • Graduate studies at University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Business Education and English,
    Southern Arkansas University
    (later served as Admin. Asst. to President)
  • Professor of Office Systems Technology at Collin College since 1988
  • Office Occupations Instructor at Paris Junior College, 1984-1987
  • Business Education Teacher for Greenville High School, 1975-1984
  • English Teacher for Magnolia Public Schools
  • Microsoft Certified for Word
  • Outstanding Mentor Award
  • Linda Thompson Scholarship Award
  • Collin Distinguished Professor Award
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers Award
  • Collin Faculty Coordinator of the Year Award
  • Notable Woman of Texas Award
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America Award
  • Texas Distance Learning Association and North Region Group
  • Texas Community College Teachers Association
  • Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and Universities
  • Collin Faculty Council Technology Committee
  • Office Systems Technology Department lead/contact
  • Office Systems Technology Department online advisor
  • Office Systems Technology Department webmaster


  • Married, mother of 5, grandmother to 8 (all living nearby)
  • Animal lover, especially cats and horses
  • Breast cancer survivor!
Copyright 2002 Professor Linda Thompson.  Collin County Community College District.
All Rights Reserved.  Updated August 21, 2016.