Fall semester winds down at Paul D. Camp Community College

Published 11:13 pm Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fall semester classes ended this week, and Paul D. Camp Community College will be closed beginning today at 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 4.

Now is the time to look ahead to the spring semester, which begins in January when the college reopens. In addition to traditional classroom offerings, the spring schedule includes many choices through distance education online courses.

Online Courses

Online courses rely on the Internet and course management software as the basis for all course delivery, which includes content and materials and interaction between students and instructors.

However, some online courses require participation in face-to-face settings (proctored exams, for example). In either case, students taking an online class for the first time must attend a mandatory Blackboard training session. Supporting flexible teaching and learning through tools that facilitate online collaboration and communication between instructors and students, Blackboard allows instructors to post grades and assignments, conduct discussions and virtual chats, and administer online quizzes, tests and exams, in addition to having students submit assignments.

Spring 2009 Online Courses

Spring semester online options at PDCCC include:

■ Administrative Support Technology— AST 113: Keyboarding for Speed/Accuracy; AST 141: Word Processing I; AST 205: Business Communications; AST: 244 Office Administration II; and AST 253: Advanced Desktop Publishing I.

■ Biology—BIO 102: General Biology II; and BIO 270: General Ecology.

■ Business Management and Administration—BUS 125: Applied Business Math and BUS 200: Principles of Management.

■ Childhood Development—CHD 146: Math, Science and Social Studies for Children and CHD 225: Curriculum Development for School-Age Children.

■ Computer Science—CSC 193: Studies in Curriculum Science and CSC 200: Introduction to Computer Science.

■ Economics—ECO 120: Survey of Economics.

■ English—ENG 111: College Composition I and ENG 112: College Composition II

■ Geography—GEO 210: Introduction to Cultural Geography.

■ Geology—GOL 111: Oceanography I.

■ Health—HLT 110: Personal and Community Health and HLT 116: Personal Wellness.

■ History—HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II; HIS 121 U.S. History I; HIS 122:

U.S. History II; and HIS 281: History of Virginia I.

■ Humanities—HUM 220: Introduction to African American History.

■Information Technology Essentials—ITE 140: Spreadsheet Software; ITE 150: Desktop Database Software; ITE 160: Introduction to E-Commerce; ITE 193: Studies in Information Technology Essentials; ITE 198: Seminar and Project I Information Technology Essentials; and ITE 215: Advanced Computer Application and Integration.

■ Information Technology Networking—ITN 106: Microcomputer Operating System and ITN 115: Windows 2003 Server (SER).

■ Marketing—MKT 215: Sales and Marketing Management; MKT 220: Principles of Advertising; and MKT 271: Consumer Behavior.

■ Medical Assisting—MDA 296: On-site Training in Medical Assisting.

■ Natural Science—NAS 125: Meteorology.

■ Philosophy—PHI 115: Practical Reasoning and PHI 226: Social Ethics.

■ Physical Education and Recreation—PED 103: Aerobic Fitness I.

■ Political Science—PLS 130: Basics of American Politics.

■ Psychology—PSY 201: Introduction to Psychology I; PSY 202: Introduction to Psychology II; PSY 230: Developmental Psychology; and PSY 235: Child Psychology.

■ Religion—REL 200: Survey of the Old Testament.

■ Speech and Drama—SPD 100: Public Speaking and SPD 110: Introduction to Speech Communication.

■ Student Development—SDV 100: College Success Skills

Spring Semester Reminders

Three new English courses have been added to the spring schedule at the Hobbs Suffolk Campus: ENG 139: College Grammar, ENG 211: Creative Writing I, and ENG 241: Survey of American Literature. For more details, call Ronette Jacobs (Head of the English Department) at 925-6331.

A mandatory orientation session will be held for all new students on Friday, Jan. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sessions will be held in Franklin and Suffolk.

DR. PATSY JOYNER is the vice president for institutional advancement at Paul D. Camp Community College. Her e-mail address is pjoyner@pc.vccs.edu.


Extended registration for Spring Semester classes will be held from January 5 through January 9. Classes begin the week of January 12.

Spring Offerings

To view spring offerings scheduled for the Franklin Campus, the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, PDCCC at Smithfield, and the Regional Workforce Development Center, visit the College website at www.pdc.edu.

And for more information, call 569-6791.