Apply to GWC - New students and GWC students returning after an absence must apply for admission to Golden West College.
Official Course Schedule - Search available classes, find CRNs to use when registering, and see course details.
GWC Bookstore - Look up your course by CRN and order your books ahead of time - online!
Online Course Login - Access your online courses in Blackboard.
Counseling - Ask a counselor a question through e-counseling, or find contact information to schedule an appointment.
Financial Aid - Navigate financial resources and apply for aid online.
Plugins are small programs which are loaded together with a larger application and enhance its capabilities. Your browser can play music, view movies and display special files and characters but you must first download and configure software enhancements.
Sun Microsystems Java Virtual Machine
The Java software is an integral part of the proceses of our Learning Management System, Blackboard.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This plugin displays documents that have the .pdf extension.
Adobe Flash Player
This plugin enables interactive, video, and animated content.
Adobe Shockwave Player
This plugin enables 3D, interactive, and online learning content.
This plugin allows you to watch various videos your instructor may post.
A free media player for video, Mp3s, Flash and all media formats.
Look for the button that says, "FREE Download - RealPlayer"
This software is necessary to view files with the extension .wmv.
Train and Assess: Authorware Web Player
This software is only necessary if your instructor is using Train and Assess items and asks you to download this package.
These optional resources are links take you to other websites on the internet, to view content housed outside of Blackboard or OnlineGWC.
A web-based dictionary providing definitions of computer and internet terminology.
We have found the following programs to be particularly useful (and often requested) for online courses.
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Word files (.doc) without having to purchase the software.
Power Point Viewer
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Power Point files (.ppt) without having to purchase the software.
- PowerPoint Viewer
- Instructions for opening a PowerPoint 2007 file in an earlier version of PowerPoint
Allows you to view (but not edit) Microsoft Excel files (.xls) without having to purchase the software.
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File FormatsMicrosoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (click here)
In Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft added new Open XML formats to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Files that are created in the Open XML format are not readable by earlier versions of Microsoft Office (such as Microsoft Office 2003, or Microsoft Office 2000). The above compatability pack download will enable users on earlier versions of Microsoft Office to open, edit, save, and create files in the new Open XML format.
This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found.