Winter Term

December 21, 2020 through January 15, 2021

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.

All of the information you need to know about the Winter term, including eligibility, important dates and courses being offered, can be found on this page.

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 on-campus 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

ACCT 102: Managerial Accounting
CRN #: 60039

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.


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.


Behavioral Health and Human Services
BHHS 171: Intro to Aging Studies
CRN #: 60032

Students examine myths about aging and stereotypes of older adults and contrast them against facts that they gather about the older adult population in the U.S. and elsewhere. Through reading, research, and discussion, students identify and discuss current and predicted trends in aging. Students examine how broad social phenomena such as poverty impact older adults, and the challenges and opportunities these and other issues present to caregivers and human service workers as they contribute to productive aging.


Business Leadeship
BUSL 101: Navigating Leadership and Business Professions
CRN #: 60038

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 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.


Computer Information Systems
CIS 106: Intro to Computer Programming
CRN #: 60035

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of object-oriented computer programming using the Python programming language. It covers the logical design of computer programs, simple input and output, data checking, formatting reports, and simple mathematical processing, such as counting, summing and finding minima and maxima. This is the first programming course taken by CIS majors and is a good introductory course for anyone interested in exploring computer programming. 


Computer Information Systems
CIS 130: Web Page Design I
CRN #: 60043

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 #: 60037

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. The course is designed to help students prepare for the for the CompTIA Network + (Net+) certification exam.


Computer Information Systems
CIS 252: Windows Server Configuration
CRN #: 60033

This course develops the skills students need to configure the current Microsoft Windows Server Operating System. Topics covered include user accounts, domains, security, print and file services, DHCP, network shares, login scripts and remote access. Combined with CIS 253, this course provides the foundation for pursuing the Microsoft Server Certification. 


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.


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.


MNGT 121: Intro to Business
CRN #: 60040

The course introduces students to business activity and its role in the free enterprise system. The course gives 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 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.


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.


MUS 103: Intro 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: Intro to Psychology

CRN #: 60003 and 60018

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.


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.


Religious Studies
RS 101: Intro to Religion

CRN #: 60041

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: Intro to Sociology

CRN #: 60008 and 60031

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 new and returning students, guest/visiting students and transfer students are eligible to enroll in the Winter 2021 term
    • All students must be in good academic standing
    • All new, first-time students must be college-ready (English 098/101 and Math (FNMT 118)
    • All students must satisfy course prerequisites

How many classes can I take?

Students with 12 or more earned college credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to enroll in more than one course during Winter 2021. Students are also required to have successfully completed at least one online course with a grade of "A," "B," "C" or "P." A maximum of two courses may be taken during Winter 2021. 

  • New, first-time students are not eligible to register for more than one course
  • Guest students are eligible to register for more than one course 
  • New, Fall 2020 Community College of Philadelphia students are eligible to register for more than one course with the approval of an Academic Advisor
  • All Community College of Philadelphia students who wish to enroll in more than one Winter 2021 course must request approval prior to registration
    • For approval, please complete the Winter 2021 Term Overload Request form:
      • To access this form, login to MyCCP, go to "Electronic Forms," then "Records & Registration Forms" and select the "Credit Overload" form


How do I register for Winter classes?

All currently enrolled students for the Fall 2020 term who are in good academic standing can register online at MyCCP beginning Monday, October 19, 2020.

All previously enrolled students in good academic standing who have not taken a class at CCP in the last two years must reapply as a readmit student.

All New, Readmit, Transfer and Guest students must:

  1. Complete the admissions application for Spring 2021 by December 7, 2020.
  2. Once your application is complete, your next step is to complete this form.

    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 21, 2020 and ends January 15, 2021.

    October 2020
    Monday, October 19 — Priority web registration for the Winter term begins
    Tuesday, October 27 — Web registration for the Winter is open to all students

    November 2020
    Monday, November 30 — Payment due date for all registered students

    December 2020
    Sunday, December 7 — Last day to apply online
    Sunday, December 20 — Last to to register for Winter term classes
    Sunday, December 20 — Last day for 100% refund
    Monday, December 21 — Winter 2021 (4-week) term begins
    December 21-24 — 50% refund available
    Friday, December 25 — 0% refunds on or after this date
    Friday, December 25 — Closed for Christmas
    Tuesday, December 31— Last day attendance can be reported

    January 2021

    Friday, January 1 — Closed for New Year's Day
    Saturday, January 9 — Last day to withdrawal without penalty or failure
    Friday, January 15 — Final day of classes (Final exam day)


    Ordering Textbooks and Support Services

    Ordering Textbooks

    You can purchase your textbook online.

    The last day to order a textbook online for home delivery is Sunday, December 13, 2020.

    Support Services

    Support services are available for all students during normal business hours through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

    Most of the College’s offices are closed from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, through Monday, January 4, 2021, 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 21, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Response time will be within 3 hours of your message. Canvas online support will NOT be available on December 25, 2020, or on January 1, 2021.

    You can submit a help request one of three ways:

    1. Through the Canvas online learning system (this is your best option)
      1. 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 (please include the best phone number for us to reach you when returning your call)
    3. You can also contact

    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.


    Mental Health