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Winter Term

December 18, 2017 through January 12, 2018

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 2017 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

CourseDescriptionCredit HoursInstructor

ACCT 102: Managerial Accounting

CRN #: 60023

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.


ANTH 112: Cultural Anthropology

CRN #: 60028

Cultural Anthropology examines the nature of culture from the perspective of anthropology. The course is a survey of language, kinship, social structure, political organization, technology, economic systems, culture change, art and religion. It uses a cross-cultural approach, with examples from literate and non-literate societies of the world. Both economic and cultural globalization processes are examined.


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 #: 60021

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.


ECON 181: Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

CRN #: 60022

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 103 U.S. History: The 20th Century
CRN #: 60031

United States History: The 20th Century surveys the political, social, economic, cultural and ideological characteristics of modern America beginning c. 1900. Students are introduced to the techniques and strategies of historians through the use of historical texts, both primary and secondary, as well as the procedures of historical writing. Attention is given to prevalent American values and institutions; the explanations for change in such values and institutions; and the relationship between the United States and other cultures.


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 101: Cultural Traditions
CRN #: 60032

Interdisciplinary study of the humanities from the ancient world to the European renaissance drawing on works of literature, philosophy, art and history. Themes of continuing significance, including concepts of the hero, justice and the self are examined in Western and non-Western contexts. The course emphasizes oral and written analysis of primary texts. Recommended for students desiring to transfer.


MNGT 121: Introduction to Business
CRN #: 60024

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 142: Management Information Systems
CRN #: 60025

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 #: 60026

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.


PHIL 211: Ethical Problems

CRN #: 60017

A study of theories of morality and values and their application to selected topics in personal and social ethics such as euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, sex and marriage, human and animal rights, the environment, hate speech, world hunger, and poverty and censorship.


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.


Real Estate
RE 101: Real Estate Fundamentals

CRN #: 60020

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.


SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

CRN #: 60016

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 2017 term in good academic standing can register online at MyCCP beginning Monday, October 23, 2017.
  • 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 2017 can register in-person at any enrollment counter.

All Readmit and Transfer Students Must:

All Guest/Visiting and Non-matriculating Students:

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 18, 2017 and ends January 12, 2018.

Monday, October 16 — Priority web registration for the Winter term begins
Monday, October 23 — Registration for the Winter term open for all

December 2017
December 1 — Payment due date for all registered students
December 4 — Bookstore credits available
Saturday, December 16 — Last day to register in-person for Winter term (Note: Regional Centers are closed on Saturdays.)
Sunday, December 17 — Last day to register online and last day for 100% refund
Monday, December 18 — Winter 2017 (4-week) term begins
Monday, December 18 — 50% refund begins
Wednesday, December 20 — Last day book store credits are available
Friday, December 22 — Last day for 50% refund
Saturday, December 23 — 0% refund on or after this date

January 2017
Monday, January 8 — Last day to withdrawal without penalty or failure
Friday, January 12 — Final day of classes for Winter 2017 term
Sunday, January 14 — Deadline for faculty submission of Winter grades

February 2017
Friday, February 23 — 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 11, 2017. The last day to order a textbook online for pickup at the Main Campus Bookstore is Tuesday, December 10, 2017.

Support Services

Support services are available for all students during normal business hours through to 12 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Most of the College’s offices are closed from Friday, December 22, 2017, at 12 p.m. through Monday, January 1, 2018, 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. through to 12 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017. 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 18, 2017 through January 12, 2018. 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 24 or 25, 2017, or on January 1, 2018. 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.