Georgia Highlands College

Web Based Freshman College Computer Studies

Online FCCS 1100 is designed to provide flexibility in completing assigned computer projects by allowing you to work from off campus sites and at your own pace.  You should be comfortable communicating by email, have some experience using the Internet, and be a self-motivated, responsible student. 

What is the work load?

          This is a 2 hour course and the schedule covers a 10 week time frame.   Students can expect to spend an average of 2 to 6 hours a week completing the course projects.   There are deadlines for each project but you may work ahead and complete assignments ahead of the course schedule.  The online course is designed to help you with your time management while balancing your other responsibilities.


Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?

If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.  

You can find the READI at

On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords.  Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study.  When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator.  At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.

 What about the Course Materials and delivery?

The course uses GeogiaView Vista to deliver the syllabus, assignments, projects, and instructions. 

Required Materials:

  1. Textbooks:  MS Word 2010, Introductory; Shelley/Cashman and MS PowerPoint 2010, Introductory; Shelley/Cashman
  2. Access to MS Word 2010 and MS PowerPoint  2010
  3. Reliable Internet access
  4. A portable drive is recommended for saving project files.

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