Winter Term

December 16, 2019 through January 10, 2020

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 2019 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 201: Intermediate Accounting I
CRN #: 60030

Intermediate Accounting I continues the investigation of the current accounting concepts and standards underlying the financial statements of business enterprises that was begun in ACCT 101. Alternative valuation concepts and standards are introduced as they apply to reporting in the financial statements. Intermediate Accounting I will focus on the measurement and reporting of corporate assets and liabilities, and the related impact on revenues, expenses, gains, and losses. Prerequisite: ACCT 101.


ANTH 112: Cultural Anthropology
CRN #: 60020

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 #: 60001

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.


Computer Information Systems
CIS 105: Computer Systems Maintenance
CRN #: 60024

This course provides students with basic knowledge, practical skills, and experience in installing and supporting computer operating systems. It also prepares students for CompTIA A+ 220-802 and Microsoft MCTS Exam 70-680 certification exams.


Earth Science
EASC 111: Environmental Conservation

CRN #: 60009

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 #: 60012

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. The Winter 2020 section is open only to students in the Business - Accelerated program. 


ECON 182: Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

CRN #: 60026

Topics include analysis of the economics of the firm and resource allocation, current domestic problems and international economics. Microeconomics deals with the significant aspect of the individual firm.


ED 135: Family and Community Relationships

CRN #: 60029

Students learn the significance of the family-child-school relationship, the role of parents and other caregivers, and how to work effectively with diverse families and within diverse communities. Particular emphasis will be paid to cultural, ethnic, linguistic and economic diversity; non- traditional families; and families and communities faced with special challenges such as poverty. Involvement of parents and/or other primary care-givers in children's schooling is discussed at length, including various types of informal and formal home-school communications, home visits, home-school meetings and conferences. Students learn how to develop partnerships with families, including those with children who have special developmental needs, and study the legal rights of the child, special housing concerns, and social service agency support.


HIST 121: Global History I
CRN #: 60002

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 #: 60007

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.


Criminal Justice
JUS 101: Survey of Criminal Justice

CRN #: 60021

History, development and philosophy of criminal justice in a democratic society. Introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice; career orientation; Constitutional limitations of criminal justice.


MKTG 131:Principles of Marketing 

CRN #: 600027

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. Pre- or Corequisite: MNGT 121.


MNGT 262: Business Law
CRN #: 60015

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.


MUS 103: Introduction to Music
CRN #: 60019

This course introduces students to the art and science of listening to music with engagement and understanding, presuming no prior musical knowledge or experience. Students will learn how to listen to music actively and critically, with emphasis on instrumentation, musical form, function, performance practices, cultural influences, and aesthetics. Examples from Western and world music will be used to engage students in discussion and study.


PHIL 111: Critical Thinking

CRN #: 60006

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


PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

CRN #: 60003
Section #900

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 101: Introduction to Psychology

CRN #: 60018
Section #901

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 #: 60004

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 #: 60005

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 #: 60016

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 #: 60008

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 2019 term in good academic standing can register online at MyCCP beginning Monday, October 21, 2019.
  • 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 students
  • Transfer students

Both continuing students and students whose first term at Community College of Philadelphia was Fall 2019 can register in-person at any enrollment counter beginning Monday, October 21, 2019.

All Readmit and Transfer Students Must:

  1. Complete the admissions application for Spring 2020 by December 16, 2019.
  2. Once your application is complete, your next step is to complete this form.

All Guest/Visiting Students Must:

  1. Complete the admissions application for Spring 2020 by December 16, 2019.

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 visiting student.


Important Winter Term Dates

The Winter term begins December 16, 2019 and ends January 10, 2020.

October 2019
Monday, October 14 — Priority web registration for the Winter term begins
Monday, October 21— In-person registration for the Winter term begins

November 2019
Monday, November 25 — Payment due date for all registered students

December 2019
Sunday, December 15 — Last day to register online
Sunday, December 15 — Last day for 100% refund
Monday, December 16 — Winter 2019 (4-week) term begins
December 16-24 — 50% refund available
Wednesday, December 25 — 0% refunds on or after this date
Wednesday, December 25 — Closed for Christmas
Tuesday, December 31— Last day attendance can be reported

January 2020

Wednesday, January 1 — Closed for New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 7 — Last day to withdrawal without penalty or failure
Friday, January 10 — Final day of classes (Final exam day)


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 8, 2019. The last day to order a textbook online for pickup at the Main Campus Bookstore is Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Support Services

Support services are available for all students during normal business hours through Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 12 Noon.

Most of the College’s offices are closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 12 Noon, through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 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 16, 2019 through January 10, 2020. 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, 2019, or on January 1, 2020. 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.