Jinan Darwiche 

Professor, Computer Science

Santa Monica College 

CSIS Department

Office : B220Q
Phone : 310 434 8662 

Email: darwiche_jinan (add at sign smc.edu) 

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Courses Taught :

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Object Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET

Online Courses



Online Classes

Online classes are conducted entirely over the internet through a website at http://www.smconline.org

To access the course’s website you must first register in the course through SMC.

For online and hybrid classes I send an email approximately 7 days before the classes start with further instructions.
Make sure you check your SMC email address regularly.
Important If you do not receive an email from me prior to course start date, email me immediately.

Working From Home: If you are taking online courses only, then you may not use the school's computer labs.
If you will be using your home computer, you are responsible for securing your internet access as well as have the
software required installed on your home machine. Some books have the software packaged with no expiration date. 

How online courses work : An online course has the same content as an on-campus course. You will be using
a website (as indicated above), to get lectures, assignments, submit assignments, and do the tests.
To further support online students, I also post PowerPoint presentations files with animation and voice added to
help students understand the material more. To view these slides you can download a free PPT viewer from
Microsoft's website if you do not have MS PowerPoint installed.
I also post sample solutions, and comment on each assignment for individual feedback.
The advantage of online courses is that students work at their own pace whenever they want.

To learn from an online source, students need to be disciplined, motivated and follow a self-imposed strict schedule. 

Note : Assignments and Tests have due dates and must be submitted on time to get proper credit.

New to SMC? If you do not have an SMC ID Number, then you must first apply before you can register for courses
at Santa Monica College. Click here to get an ID then you can sign up for classes at the Corsair Connect site.




M.S. Computer Science / Information Technology , Imperial College - University of London, 1990.

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Kuwait University, 1987 


2000-Current  Professor, Santa Monica College CSIS department 

1999-2000     InstructorUCLA Extension
Taught online programming courses: Using Excel VBA, Intermediate Programming in VB6.0.

1996-1998    Department Manager, Automated Computer Technologies (ACT)
Software Development and Computer Training Department

1994-1996     Computer InstructorExecutrain of Santa Barbara
Taught computer courses

1990-1991     Systems AnalystKellog Brown and Root  formerly Brown and Root Inc.
Engineering Systems Department
Developed an Expert System as a pilot for assisting Engineers in supporting other departments using a house-developed software for
structural analysis.

1987-1989     Research Assistant –Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR),  Kuwait University.
Department of Tech-Economics (KISR), Office of the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs(KU)
Worked on an R&D project to develop a teaching aid for first-year students in the Civil Engineering Department at KU using PROLOG and LISP.

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