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Spring 2014 Computers and Computer Applications [CSC 201] (3 units)

Section #: 4262      Begins:  1/21/2014      Ends:  5/23/2014

Course Description: 

This course presents the computer as a problem-solving tool, with a focus on word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications. Additional topics include an introduction to fundamental computer concepts such as operating systems, hardware, networking and graphics.

  • Instructor:   Robert Griffith
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Mendocino College Email for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Microsoft Office 2010 (Marquee Series) from Paradigm Publishing: ISBN: 978-0-76383-771-6
  • Estimated Time per Week:  Students can expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week, per unit reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements:  Log into Etudes the first day of class and have access to high speed Internet for supplemental video instruction.  Students will also need Microsoft Office with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Assignments & Tests:  All assignments, quizzes and tests will be posted on Etudes. 
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.