Introduction to Computers (CINS 101) is an introductory level computer
course that surveys the field of computers. In this course you will
learn about computer hardware and software. You will also have the opportunity
to become familiar with all of the Microsoft Office application software. By the time
you have finished this course you will have a working knowledge of computers
and the computer field in general. Introduction
to Computers is the perfect course to be taken over the Web if you are
a person who is comfortable with learning about computers by trying
are considering taking this course, I suggest that you take an introductory
tour first. The index to the left provides links to various elements of
the course. Just jump in, feet first, and explore those links.
- Please notice
in the technical pre-requisites that this course requires that you
have access to Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Office 2003 Professional,
and Internet Explorer. Having access to the appropriate software
to your success in the course.
- There are two
written tests which must be taken in one of the CCBC main campus testing
centers (Catonsville Campus Testing Center, Dundalk Campus Testing Center,
or Essex Campus Testing Center).
- Required textbooks
are listed in the Course Syllabus (link at the left) and are available at all campus bookstores.
- An on-campus orientation
session will be held sometime during the first two weeks of class at a day and time
that is convenient for the majority of students. Attendance at this orientation session is
strongly encouraged and helps
students to be successful in the course.
- There are no specific
times in which you must be online in order to participate in
this course, but there will be deadlines by which work must be submitted.
registering for the course, be sure that you meet both the academic
and technical prerequisites for this course.
You should also take
test to see if taking a distance learning course is appropriate for
you. Remember: An online course in NOT easier, it is just more convenient!
registering, you have any questions regarding this online course, please send
me an e-mail, or you can also contact me by phone at 410-285-9773.
course will be delivered via an online course management tool called WebCT.
Baltimore County residents who have Comcast Cable TV can view a two-hour
video orientation to WebCT on Cable Channel 71. At the left, there is
also a link to a WebCT Tutorial.
access to the WebCT portion of the course will become available on the
first day of classes.