If you are considering taking an online course, please read the following
information very carefully. If after reading the information completely, you
decide to take an online course, please use this page as a checklist to
ensure that your transition to online education is a smooth one.
Note: All Cerro Coso College online courses require that you have
access to the Internet, through your own Internet Service Provider, or
through one of the college's computer labs.
Carefully read the Course description in the schedule of classes for each
online course that you are considering.
Important Qualities of a Successful Online Student
Must be self-reliant and self-motivated
Must have good self-discipline
Must have good, basic computer skills.
The ability to read carefully and to follow written instructions.
special attention to the "user level" recommended for the course.
Basic User Requirements:
Ability to access the internet using an Internet Service Provider or
through the College computer lab.
Proficient in using a web browser.
Proficient sending and receiving email.
Intermediate User Requirements:
Meet Basic requirements plus:
Proficient in using a word processing program.
Proficient at sending attachments via e-mail.
Proficient at downloading software or documents.
Advanced User Requirements:
Meet Intermediate Requirements plus:
Meet additional special requirements that are specified for this
Hardware/Software Basic Requirements for all online courses
special attention to the hardware or software requirements for the course.
Computer, either a Macintosh or IBM compatible
Modem, 56K or faster
Hardware and software requirements may vary depending upon the course that
you are taking. Be sure to read the course description and look for special
computer requirements. At a minimum, you should have:
Web browser software, preferably Firefox or Internet Explorer v.7.0
An e-mail program
A word processing program
aware of the start and ending date for each class that you are considering.
your courses carefully. Online courses can be even more time consuming that
traditional on-campus classes. Don't try to take on too much!!
Once you are enrolled you will need to order your course materials.
Order your course materials and text books.
Online course material and books are available by ordering online or
picking up in person at the
located at the Indian Wells Valley campus. It takes one week to ten days to order books; please plan ahead.
Required course materials and text books are listed with each course
description in the schedule of classes.
All course materials and textbook, unless other wise specified, are required
for the first day of class.
Starting your online class
On the Friday before the first day of class, go to the InsideCC portal.
Log in using your school assigned email address and BanWeb pin.
Click on the "My Courses" tab.
Find the course(s) that you are taking and click on the course reference
You must access EACH class you
are enrolled in, in order to be counted.
From the Friday before the course starts, until 8 P.M. on the start date of the class, it is your responsibility to login to the
class, and follow the instructor’s instructions. If registered students do
NOT access their course(s) before 8 P.M on the START DATE of the course,
they will be be dropped so that the
Waiting List students can roll in. Waiting List student who become
registered after the start date, will have until the first Thursday to
access their course(s). Waiting List students cannot access their
courses until they become registered in a it.