Registering for classes

Prerequisite x Advisory

Counseling Tips for CNIT Major Degree and Certificates

Computer Labs

ESL - English as a Second Language for CNIT

Wireless on Campus

Software - Free and Discounted

CCSF Gmail Account

Passwords

Associate Science (A.S.) Degree

Industry Certificates

CNIT Certificates

Job Outlook

Special Events in CNIT

CNIT Alumni/Sponsors/Partners



If you are not a registered student for CCSF

  • You need to apply to be a CCSF Student - information about tuition and fees and how to apply for credit and non-credit courses, can be found at the Admissions and Records website
  • After you apply, you will receive an email with your Student ID
  • If you applied for credit courses, your Student ID will be your User ID to login in your Web 4 account. The PIN (password) will be your birth date as MMDDYY (Ex.: Birth date = July 21, 1984, then your PIN = 072184)
  • Set up your RAM ID - information can be found at CCSF RAM ID website

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Current CCSF Students

  • Verify what is your web appointment date accessing your Web 4 account
    • Once you log in, click on the Student Services & Financial Aid & EOPS link
    • Click on Registration
    • Click on Check your registration status
    • Select, from the drop-down list, the term (semester) you want to check and click the Submit button
  • Check the schedule of classes before your web appointment date arrives and take note of the CRN # of the classes you wish to attend
  • On your web appointment date, login in your Web 4 account to register for classes
    • Once you log in, click on the Student Services & Financial Aid & EOPS link
    • Click on Registration
    • Click on Add/Drop Classes
    • Select the term (semester) you want to register for - you might need to update your information with CCSF before you proceed
    • Use the CRN # to register for the classes you want - if you are registering after classes have started, you will need to get an add code with the instructor
  • Make sure you have set up your RAM ID - information can be found at CCSF RAM ID website

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The difference between PREREQ and ADVISE in the schedule

  • If you see PREREQ: CNIT XXX written in the schedule for a class, it means that to attend that class you will be required to have successfully finished the CNIT XXX class.
  • If you see ADVISE: CNIT XXX written in the schedule for a class, it means that it's advisable that you have the knowledge of the material provided by CNIT XXX class to attend the class you are trying to register for

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Can I use credits of classes taken as P/NP towards my Degree or Certificate?

  • Classes taken as P/NP will NOT count as credit towards an A.S. Degree or Certificate and instructors cannot change it back to grade. There is nothing that can be done by the instructors or department chair as the course was not counted to the number of credits, nor added to your GPA

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How can I get my Unnoficial Transcript?

  • Login to your Web4 account using your student ID and PIN number
  • Click on the option for Student Services...
  • Click on the option for Student Records
  • Click on the option for View your Unofficial Transcript
  • Click on the Submit button and then print your Transcript

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Who should I contact if I need counseling?

  • For advice in CNIT paths/courses, you can talk to the CNIT adviser or send an email to cnit@mail.ccsf.edu
  • For general counseling (transfer of credits from another college, GE (General Education) classes, etc.) it's better to look for the Counseling Department. Students should go to the Creative Arts Building, room 201.

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Any extra information about Certificates?

  • Certificates are NOT awarded automatically - it's necessary to fill out the Petition for Certificate form that you can find at the Conlan Hall E-107 or you can find it at the CCSF Website - Certificate Petition. If you print and fill out the online form, it's advisable to make a copy to keep to yourself.
  • You need to fill out a separate form for EACH certificate you are requesting and with the exact name of the certificate as it shows in the catalog.
  • YOu will need the signature of the Head of the CNIT Department (or the Adviser) ONLY if you need to waive or substitute a course.
  • Each semester there is a due date for filling out and delivering these forms - pay attention to the academic calendar for those dates.
  • It's advisable to fill out the form(s) in the semester you are completing the courses for the Degree or Certificate you are petitioning

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Important information about CNIT 131H (Introduction to HTML & CSS) course

  • The CNIT 131H is a 1-unit course that may be used as a substitute for the CNIT 131 (Internet & Introduction to HTML) course ONLY for the CNIT Certificates in Web Development but this course CANNOT be used to substitute CNIT 131 in the A.S. Degree.

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Where are the computer labs located on the Ocean campus?

  • The CNIT Department offers, regularly 2 computer labs: Room Science 37, and Science 214
  • Starting Fall 2017, the Cloud 218 will be opened from 12:30PM to 3:30PM
  • There are also general-use computer labs available in Batmale Hall room 301 - ACRC - and in the Rosenberg Library room 207 - Learning Assistance Center - LAC

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What types of activities can I do at each computer lab?

  • You should visit the ACRC Website and the LAC Website to know what is offered there
  • Cloud 218 - Windows OS computers with MS Office, Adobe Brackets, Filezilla, browsers installed
    Science 37 - A+ test preparation; CISCO; MS Office (no printing); Wireless setup for CCSF Downtown, Evans, and Ocean campuses.
    Science 214 - Installation and troubleshooting practive for Windows OS (reserved for students enrolled in CNIT 101, 102, and advanced CNIT Microsoft courses); Ethical hacking practice (reserved for students enrolled in CNIT Hacking/Security classes)

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Is there an ESL program for CNIT Students?

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CNIT Glossary

  • CNIT Glossary is being updated and developed by CNIT students. It's a work-in-progress and if you want to participate, ask about it to your CNIT professor! Here are the links for each topic:
    Network
    Tech Support
    Security
    Web Development

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What do I need to do to get free wireless access at CCSF?

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Where are the wireless hotspots at CCSF?

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What software deals are available for CNIT students?

  • NOTE: You might need a CCSF ID card or a way to prove you are a CCSF student
  • MS Imagine - free downloads of Microsoft software for CNIT students only - access is renewed every semester after the last day to add to classes
  • College Buys - extremely deep discounts for any Community College Student (software, hardware, accessories)

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How do I download the Microsoft software?

  • You need first to login in the MS Imagine website - your userid will be your CCSF Email address and your password will be sent via email after the last day to add to classes (only new students receive this email, if you were a CNIT student in the previous semester, you have received that email and your MS Imagine account might be in Pending status, waiting for your verification)
  • After you login, you will look for the software you want to download. After downloading you can burn the image on a DVD or you can install it right away.

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How do I obtain a CCSF Gmail account?

  • Every student receives a CCSF Gmail account - you can get the information about your CCSF Gmail in your Web4 account where you will find a link to the CCSFmail. You will have access to your CCSF Gmail username and also the password.
  • More information about this CCSF Gmail account can be seen in the CCSFmail FAQ for Students

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Where can I log into my CCSF Gmail account?

  • Your CCSF Gmail account is a normal Gmail account - you can log in using Gmail Login
  • Use the Gmail address that was given to you (XXX@mail.ccsf.edu where XXX is the username of your CCSF Gmail account) and the password
  • You should access this email address at least once and then use the Settings to set up a forwarding to your preferred email (then every email sent to your @mail.ccsf.edu account, will be forwarded to your preferred email)

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How do I reset my Hills server password?

  • You have 3 chances to login into your Hills server account. If you fail these 3 attempts, your account is locked and then you will need to have your password reset
  • You have the following options to reset your password for your Hills server account:
    • In person at the Computer Lab - 3rd floor - Ocean Campus - Batmale Hall
    • Via email - helpdesk@ccsf.edu
    • Telephone - 415-239-3711
    • Your Hills username is the first part of your CCSF Email address - for example, if your CCSF Email address is jsmith01@mail.ccsf.edu, then your username to access the Hills server will be jsmith01.

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    What is the CCSF RAM ID?

    • The CCSF RAM ID is a password that is created, for each student, to access many of the services provided at CCSF, including the Learning Management System (Canvas) used for a lot of the classes at the college
    • It's very important that you know your CCSF RAM ID! For more information about it, you should access the CCSF RAM ID website

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    What are the requirements for the A.S. Degree in CNIT?

    • Completion of the required General Education courses plus up to 21 units of CNIT courses with a grade of C or better. The 21 units of CNIT courses are made up of 12 units of core courses and 9 elective units. The core courses are: CNIT 103, CNIT 106 (or CNIT 201E), CNIT 131, and CNIT 120. The 9 elective units are specific to your CNIT option that you personally choose.

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    What are the CNIT options for the A.S. Degree?

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    What are Industry Certificates?

    • Industry Certificates have been developed by technology vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Novell and by vendor neutral companies such as CompTIA.
    • Any Industry Certificate is earned after successful completion of one or more standardized exams, which can be taken at testing centers around the world. Those certificates were created to help verify an employee's or potential employee's technical knowledge. Passing an Industry Certificate exam clearly states to a recruiter or manager that the person in front of him/her has at least a certain level of knowledge in the product evaluated. With all being equal and individual with an Industry Certificate is more likely to be hired over an individual without one.
    • Furthermore, an individual with an Industry Certificate tends to earn slightly more than an individual without one. At some companies, an individual who passes an Industry Certificate exam automatically earns a pay increase.

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    Which Industry Certificates do CNIT classes prepare students for?

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    What certificates does the CNIT Department offer?

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    What is the difference between Industry Certificates and CNIT Department Certificates?

    • CNIT Department Certificates are earned after the successful completion with a grade of C or better of the required CNIT courses. Industry Certificates are earned afte the successful completion of an examination developed or approved by the company issuing the certificate. These exams are given at a special testing center. CNIT courses help prepare students to take the industry certification exams but an Industry Certification is not earned until the successful completion of the exam at the testing center while the CNIT Certificate is obtained after successful completion of the classes required.

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    How much money can I make in CNIT-related jobs?

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    When is the CNIT Department Graduation Party?

    • The CNIT Department Graduation Party is offered once a year where students have the opportunity to get together, celebrate achievements with classmates, instructors, and network. It's always offered at the end of the Spring term.
    • Students receive an email with a link to form so they can fill out and present their accomplishments. Later, they receive an official invitation via email to participate in the party where they share their experience in CNIT and have some pizza and drinks.
    • You can take a look at the Events page of the CNIT Department where you will find information about some of the past grad parties we had

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    What is the CNIT Students' Wall of Fame?

    • The CNIT Students' Wall of Fame is a web page maintained by Abigail Bornstein to recognize the CNIT students that have passed any Industry Certificate Exam.
    • If a student has received an Industry Certificate, he/she just needs to e-mail Abigail (abornste@ccsf.edu) a screen shot of his/her certificate and he/she will be added to the list. The student can also participate at the CNIT Graduation Party (see previous question) to be recognized.

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    What major technology conferences are hosted in San Francisco area?

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    How can I be included in the CNIT Alumni list?

    • Please, send an email to cnit@mail.ccsf.edu
      Subject: CNIT Alumni List
      Body of the message: My name is ??? and I would like to be added to the CNIT Alumni List

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    • Please, send an email to cnit@mail.ccsf.edu or you can contact the CNIT Department directly via phone or mail (see the information provided below)

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