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Summer 2013   CSC 201 Intro to Windows Applications (3 units)

Sections: #8037 & 8059         Classes Begin June 10, 2013

Course Description:

This course presents concepts and techniques in word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database and presentation programs.  Hands on lab assignments will provide experience with relating computers to business and home applications.  Topics also include discussion of operating systems, software evaluation, hardware concepts, essential terminology and introduction to graphics and telecommunications.

Recommended:  English 80 or placement into English 200 through assessment.

  • Instructor:  Mr. Robert Griffith
  • Email:
    After class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Microsoft Office 2010 (Marquee Series), by Rutkosky, et al.  (Paradigm Publishing)  ISBN: 978-0-76383-771-6   New $111  Used: $28
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 8-12 hours per week reading, writing, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Email the instructor after you sign up for the class. Log into Etudes the first day of class (6/10) and follow opening day instructions.  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.  Students must have access to Microsoft Office 2010 (or equivalent with instructor approval) including word processor, database, spreadsheet, desktop publisher, and presentation software.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program and is intended for students who work well independently.  It is strongly recommended that students who are not comfortable learning in this manner [or need more direct instruction/assistance] take a face-to-face class.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login 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

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

Etudes link