CTC courses are offered in an open/entry, open/exit format.
CTC courses may be offered for college credit or non-credit. The college credit classes are eligible for financial aid, are graded, and testing is required. If students are interested in taking a course as non-credit, it is necessary to contact Admissions and Records and arrange to audit the class. Students do not earn credit or a grade when auditing. Students must wait until the open registration period is over to enroll in a class as an "audit" student.
Students who are enrolled in courses for Computer Basics or Microsoft Office applications set their own schedule. Some students finish the course in a few weeks, others take the entire semester. Students may work at home, campus or both. Regardless of how the work is completed, all assignments are due by the end of the semester. Final exams are taken on campus and although multiple chapters may be submitted at one time, only one chapter will be graded per day so it's important students not wait until the last few weeks to submit work.
Students who are enrolled in courses for Internet Basics or Web Design courses have set deadlines given to them by the instructor that are based on their date of enrollment. When enrolled in one of these courses, it is important to contact the instructor by email as soon as you are enrolled to get started on the course projects. You can also find course information by using Cobra at: https://cobra.parkland.edu. When you login to Cobra, the courses you are enrolled in will be listed.
Computer Basics or Microsoft Office applications' students who are planning to work online will need to purchase the course textbook. All students enrolled in Internet Basics or Web Design courses need to purchase the textbook. All students are welcome to come to campus for additional help but attendance is optional. All students must come to campus for the final exam.
Students who are enrolled in courses for Computer Basics or Microsoft Office applications and plan to work on campus should come to D228 during regular classroom hours and the instructor on duty will get you started. While in the classroom (D228) students may use our textbooks.The instructor will help the students copy files to a portable storage device and explain coursework procedures.
Students who are enrolled in courses for Internet Basics or Web Design courses and plan to work on campus should come to the open classroom (exact location and hours announced at the beginning of each semester). Check your Cobra student page for more details.The instructor will be available to help you with any questions that you have about the course projects. It is important to bring your own book and a portable USB storage device with you.