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Winter Term

December 17, 2018 through January 11, 2019

You don’t need to take a break from earning credits over winter break.
When you take a class over winter break you can accelerate your path to a degree.

Offered online, these courses will require 6-8 hours of work daily, so you must be committed to dedicating your time to the coursework and be prepared for a fast pace over the course of the four-week term.

To help you achieve the best results possible, enrollment is restricted to one course. You must be in good academic standing as of Spring or Summer 2018 to qualify for the Winter term.

It is STRONGLY recommended that students have their own personal computer or access to a household computer.

You should NOT attempt an online Winter term course using only public access computers. You will NOT have access to College computers during the winter term.

Online learning is not for everyone. Before registering, take our 10-question self-assessment to help you determine if online learning is right for you.


Winter Term Course Offerings

Course Description Credit Hours Instructor

ACCT 102: Managerial Accounting

CRN #: 60043

Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of financial statements and the development of decision-making techniques. Specialized topics include statements of cash flows, analysis of financial statements, cost-volume analysis, time-value of money, capital budgeting and introduction to cost accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with grade of "C" or better.


Behavioral Health and Human Services
BHHS 121: Addiction Studies

CRN #: 60002

The biopsychosocial aspects of various addictive behavior will be examined. This will include the pharmacology of addictive substances, the physiological effects on the user, the psychological consequences of use, and the sociological conditions that cause and result from substance abuse. A brief history of drug and alcohol abuse will be introduced, along with various treatment approaches to addictions.


BUSL 101: Navigating Leadership and Business Professions

CRN #: 60041

This course introduces first-year students in business and professional programs and related fields to success strategies for self-leadership and college-level academic inquiry, including career planning, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, cultural competence, working within teams and institutional knowledge. Students create a comprehensive personal leadership plan, including academic financial, and career/transfer components. Business students are required to enroll in BUSL 101 within the first twelve credits.


Computer Information Systems
CIS 130: Web Page Design I

CRN #: 60050

This course will provide students with a solid foundation for building dynamic web pages. It introduces students to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for structuring and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for styling, defining, and formatting web pages.


Computer Information Systems
CIS 150: Network Technology

CRN #: 60051

This course in networking and data communications covers fundamental concepts and skills in computer network technology, including installation and configuration of network hardware and software, network topologies, network management and security. This course is designed to help students prepare for the for the CompTIA Network + (Net+) certification exam.


Computer Science
CSCI 112: Computer Science II with Java and C++

CRN #: 60052

An introduction to object-oriented programming and algorithm development, with an overview of computers, programming languages, and professional ethics. Programming topics include algorithms and problem-solving, fundamental programming constructs, and object-oriented software design. Students will use word processing, presentation, and social networking software to collaboratively document and report on programming projects within the course. A continuation of CSCI 111, presenting fundamental concepts in computer science and object-oriented programming using the Java and C++ programming languages. Topics include recursion, using application programming interfaces (APIs), database connectivity, software validation, fundamental sorting and searching algorithms, parallel processing, and analysis of algorithmic complexity. Instruction in the use of electronic spreadsheet software to analyze and describe the spatial and temporal complexity of algorithms is a part of the course.


Computer Science
CSCI 125: Introduction to Video Game and Simulation Development

CRN #: 60053

This course introduces students to professional video game and simulation development, including the modern video game industry and its historical development, game analysis and design, game programming technology and practices, graphics and sound technology used in games and simulations, and ethical issues related to video games and simulations. Students will learn about the game development process for both serious and casual games and the roles that various professionals play in that development. They will engage in a semester-long project to design, build, and publish an entry-level computer-based video game using a game development engine.


Earth Science
EASC 111: Environmental Conservation

CRN #: 60038

Introduction to the many serious environmental problems facing the world today, the extent and causes of these problems and the kinds of solutions being proposed. Topics include ecological systems, population, land management, hunger and food production, energy supplies, waste management and environmental pollution. The course is organized around the theme of our relationship to the environment.


ECON 181: Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

CRN #: 60042

Macroeconomics is concerned with the performance of the economy as a whole. In this course, the student will be introduced to an analysis of the changes in levels of income, employment, prices and output in the economy, and the role government and the central banking system play in the maintenance of overall economic growth and stability. This course is intended to serve as an introduction to a vast field of knowledge and academic endeavor.


HIST 121: Global History I
CRN #: 60013

In this course, students examine the remote past to understand the roots of contemporary social institutions. Students study the "Old World" (Africa and Eurasia) and the "New World" (The Americas) in separate units, in order to emphasize that the two developed simultaneously and in isolation from each other, thus laying the groundwork for History 122, which begins with the breaking of that isolation. Fulfills the American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, and Writing Intensive requirements.


HUM 102: Cultural Traditions
CRN #: 60036

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities in the period from the European renaissance to modern times drawing on works of literature, philosophy, art and history. Themes of continuing significance are examined in Western and non-Western contexts. The course emphasizes oral and written analysis of primary texts. Fulfills American/Global Diversity and Interpretive Studies requirements.


MNGT 121: Introduction to Business
CRN #: 60044

This course introduces students to business activity and its role in the free enterprise system, giving an overview of economic systems, e-commerce, forms of business ownership, issues of ethical and social responsibility, global business, small business ownership, principles of management, marketing, information technology and systems, accounting, finance and business law.


MNGT 141: Principles of Management
CRN #: 60049

This course reviews the five functions of management (planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling) and the history of the development of management theory. It covers in detail the subset concepts and theories associated with the functions. The course explains the universality of management theory in its application within commercial, nonprofit, governmental and other organizational settings. It covers management in its global applications as well as its involvement with organizational ethics and organizational social responsibility.


MNGT 142: Management Information Systems
CRN #: 60045

This course provides students with an understanding of the systems analyst’s job requirements and skills, and familiarizes students with the methods of creating and maintaining a management information system. Students are also exposed to management functions and project management techniques, and will trace the five phases of a systems study. Data-gathering methods are studied, as well as interviewing and documentation techniques, cost analysis, hardware and software acquisition and the finalization of systems implementation. Prerequisite: MNGT 121.


MNGT 262: Business Law

CRN #: 60046

A study of the key areas of the law as they apply to business including analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the “S” corporation, “C” corporation, Limited Liability Company, limited and general partnership and sole proprietorships; the Uniform Commercial Code, including the law of sales, warranties and negotiable instruments; contract law and enforceability; liability for negligence and intentional torts; purchase and sale of real estate; and bailment of personal property.


MKTG 131: Principles of Marketing

CRN #: 60048

By studying its role in society generally and specifically within business organizations, students learn the intricacies of marketing. They learn how marketing strategies are developed and implemented and how a product is priced, promoted and distributed to influence consumers to buy it. They learn the uniqueness of consumers and organizational groups and how to develop successful marketing programs in domestic, international and global settings to market particular products, services or ideas to those groups while remaining both ethically and socially responsible.


PHIL 111: Critical Thinking

CRN #: 60034

Principles of thinking and problem solving, deductive and inductive logic and fallacies. Includes the analysis of formal and informal arguments.


Political Science
POLS 111: American Government

CRN #: 60039

The Constitution, the federal system and democracy, the presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court, political parties and special interest groups: how they work, and the decisions they make.


PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

CRN #: 60030

In this course students survey the research and theories of the science of human behavior with a particular focus on human mental processes. Among the topics discussed are development, learning, memory, perception, personality, motivation, social behavior, abnormal behavior and therapy. Also included is an introduction to the various careers associated with psychology. Key to the study of psychology is the scientific method and how it is applied to the analysis and measurement of individuals and groups.


PSYC 205: Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology

CRN #: 60032

The course examines the characteristics of psychological disorders. For each disorder, multiple theoretical explanations are examined, including the psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, biological, socio-cultural and humanistic. Secondary consideration is given to the treatments derived from the theories examined. Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.


PSYC 215: Developmental Psychology

CRN #: 60033

This course explores current research findings and significant theoretical perspectives related to the cognitive, socioemotional and physical domains of human development across the lifespan. A major theme of the course is the interaction between nature and nurture in human development. Fulfills American/Global Diversity and Writing Intensive requirements.


Real Estate
RE 101: Real Estate Fundamentals

CRN #: 60047

Economic, legal and social aspects of real estate under private ownership in the U.S. Among the topics to be discussed will be the agreement of sale, mortgage financing, title and title insurance, settlement, leasing and landlord-tenant relations, planning, zoning, regulations governing land use, Fair Housing legislation and the various aspects of the real estate business. Required by Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission for all candidates for a sales license.


Religious Studies
RS 101: Introduction to Religion

CRN #: 60035

An introduction to the study of religion as cultural, social, and intellectual phenomena. The course teaches students how to interpret influential philosophical, social, scientific and theological theories. Students analyze aspects of religious systems-such as myth and ritual-across countries, regions, and ethnicities and produce a variety of writing assignments characteristic of the inherently interdisciplinary field of Religious Studies.


SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

CRN #: 60040

Understanding the social nature of humans and the social world in which they live. Analysis of such topics as culture, socialization, social groups and social institutions, stratification, the family, gender relations, race and ethnicity, minorities, social deviance, social change and technology, the urban community, population and the environment. Both Western and non-Western cross-cultural comparisons are provided throughout the course. Fulfills American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies and Writing Intensive requirements.


If a class is currently full, spaces may become available, so be sure to check back often.

Who Is Eligible to Enroll for the Winter Term?

  • All currently enrolled students for the Fall 2018 term in good academic standing can register online at MyCCP beginning Monday, October 22, 2018.
  • All previously enrolled students in good academic standing (those who have not taken a class in the last two years must reapply as a readmit student)
  • Guest/visiting and non-matriculating students
  • Transfer students

Both continuing students and students whose first term at Community College of Philadelphia was Fall 2018 can register in-person at any enrollment counter beginning Monday, October 22, 2018.

All Readmit and Transfer Students Must:

    1. Complete the admissions application for Spring 2019 by December 16, 2018.
    2. Once your application is complete, your next step is to complete this form.

    All Guest/Visiting and Non-matriculating Students:

      1. Complete the admissions application for Spring 2019 by December 16, 2018.

      After you apply, you will receive an email from the College with instructions for registering for the Winter term.

      Note: If you have not taken a course at Community College of Philadelphia in the past two years or more and you plan on returning, then you are a readmit student. If you plan to take a credit course to transfer to the college or university where you are a student, then you are a guest student. If you don't plan to earn a degree or certificate, and plan to attend the College only for personal or professional enrichment, then you are a non-matriculating student.


      Important Winter Term Dates

      The Winter term begins December 17, 2018 and ends January 11, 2019.

      October 2018
      Monday, October 15 — Priority web registration for the Winter term begins
      Monday, October 22— Registration for the Winter term open for all

      November 2018
      November 30 — Payment due date for all registered students

      December 2018
      Friday, December 14 — Last day to register in-person for Winter term
      Sunday, December 16 — Last day to register online and last day for 100% refund
      Monday, December 17 — Winter 2019 (4-week) term begins
      December 17-21 — 50% refunds
      Saturday, December 22 — 0% refunds on or after this date
      Tuesday, December 25 — Closed for Christmas

      January 2019
      Tuesday, January 1 — Closed for New Year's Day
      Monday, January 7 — Last day to withdrawal without penalty or failure
      Friday, January 11 — Final day of classes for Winter 2018 term
      Sunday, January 13 — Deadline for faculty submission of Winter grades

      February 2019
      Tuesday, February 22 — Last day to change “I” to “F”


      Ordering Textbooks and Support Services

      Ordering Textbooks

      You can purchase your textbook online or at the Main Campus Bookstore (store hours).

      The last day to order a textbook online for home delivery is Sunday, December 9, 2018. The last day to order a textbook online for pickup at the Main Campus Bookstore is Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

      Support Services

      Support services are available for all students during normal business hours through Friday, December 21, 2018.

      Most of the College’s offices are closed from Monday, December 24, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019, however general student support and assistance, including technical help, will be available, except December 25 and January 1. Instructors will not assign due dates on these national holidays.

      Technical Support

      4ITSupport is available for all students during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For assistance, call ext. 6000 at the Main Campus and Regional Centers or 215-496-6000 if you are off campus.

      Canvas online support will be provided for students registered for the Winter term, December 17, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Response time will be within 3 hours of your message. If your call for technical assistance is truly a technical emergency, please also call College Security at 215-751-8111.

      Canvas online support will NOT be available on December 25, 2018, or on January 1, 2019. If your call for technical assistance is truly a technical emergency, please call College Security at 215-751-8111.

      You can submit a help request one of two ways:

      1. Through the Canvas online learning system (this is your best option). Click on the “Help” link on any Canvas page, including the login page, and choose “Report a problem.”
      2. Call 4ITSupport at 215-496-6000 and choose option #1. Please include the best phone number for us to reach you when returning your call.

      Whether you submit a request online or by phone, please be as specific as possible about the problem, including the name of the assignment, quiz or discussion, and the course you are taking. This will allow us to find a solution to your problem more quickly.


      Access to Library Catalog, online databases, online tutorials, and more are available on the Library website.

      Student Academic Computer Center

      The Student Academic Computer Center will be closed during the Winter term.