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Spring 2021 Semester at Bristol Community College

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Almost everything you need to know about my classes at Bristol CC is here on this site.  Check it regularly. Look around.  If you have any ideas that may improve it, please let me know.

My classes will also make use of eLearning. Please make sure you visit it regularly.

"Do not confuse activity with achievement." -- John Wooden


Need Help or Support

If you feel overwhelmed and need help or support at any time, please know that Bristol faculty & staff are here for you and we can address your needs or refer you to the appropriate resources necessary! While we always encourage students to seek assistance from their instructor for academic challenges, for other concerns, or if they are not available, we recommend you reach out to the Advising Center digitally by visiting http://bristolcc.edu/advising , by emailing to "advisingcenter@bristolcc.edu" or by calling 774.357.2777
We are here to help you succeed. Reach out today!

Credits for Prior Learning - CPL

Do you feel that you may prior experience that may earn you some credits? Not sure? Then you need to watch this video.

Office Suites


The Doucument Foudation produces an office suite derived from OpenOffice that is comparable to MS Office. It also has the capability of opening and saving the current document formats from MS Office as well as creating and editing pdf files. LibreOffice can be installed on any PC even if MS Office and or OpenOffice are already installed. The current version is 7.0.4 and can be downloaded for free. Click here to download.

Apache OpenOffice

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) produces an office suite that is comparable to MS Office. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can produce pdf files. Apache OpenOffice can be installed on any PC even if MS Office and or LibreOffice are already installed. The current version is 4.1.8 and can be downloaded for free. Click here to download.

MS Office 365

As a student at Bristol Community College, you have access to MS Office 365. Click here to visit Access BCC for links to Office 365.


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Digging into the data, we find that information security manager is the hottest job in IT"
Salary Survey 2016: How does your compensation stack up?
        By Amy Bennett, CSO, InfoWorld

Amazon’s Cloud Computing

Inside Amazon’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure
      By Rich Miller - September 23, 2015

Takes a "look at Amazon’s mighty cloud infrastructure, including how it builds its data centers and where they live (and why).."

Memorable Quotes from Benjamin Franklin

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

Were he alive, Benjamin Franklin would be over 300 years old. Dr. Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America to be sure but he was much more than that. He was during his 84 years of life, a publisher, author, painter, entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, soldier, politician, philosopher, diplomat, and revolutionary. He was the American "Rock Star" of his generation. To learn more about this remarkable man, visit http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/

Quotes of the Week

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

-- Colin Powell

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

-- Vince Lombardi

"One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Keep exercising your mind. Think health...aways think health"

-- Norman Vincent Peale

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