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Revision Date: 01-Mar-18

CIS-1041-VJ01 - Computer Applications

Synonym: 162981
Location: Upper Valley
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Thursday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-24-2018 to 08-09-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-09-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: George Forstbauer | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 12/16 (as of 04-19-18 11:20 PM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Technological Literacy
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please see consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

A hands-on introduction to information processing using operating system and application software designed for computers and mobile devices. Covers file management, presentation graphics, word processing, and spreadsheets. Basic algebra skills are recommended.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the hardware components of a computer system and explain how they work together. Describe the general functions of the operating system and its interaction with computer hardware and applications software.
2. Describe the significance and threat of computer malware (e.g., Trojans, worms, spyware, phishing) and demonstrate an understanding of the need for safe computing practices and current methods of file backup procedures.
3. Discuss the importance of a file management system and apply file management principles on local or remote networks (i.e., cloud computing).
4. Explain the function and primary features of a word processing program for use in creating, editing and formatting letters, resumes, research papers, newsletters including mail merge, desktop publishing, and sharing images across applications.
5. Explain the function and primary features of a spreadsheet program. Design and build a spreadsheet using labels, values, formulas, functions, and differentiating between absolute and relative references. Modify a spreadsheet using various copying and formatting options designed for data manipulation. Build and print a graph/chart.
6. Use spreadsheet software to present and analyze quantitative information, to draw conclusions from information, and to evaluate the reliability of those conclusions.
7. Create an effective presentation to demonstrate proficiency in using text, graphs, organizational charts, tables, artwork, drawing tools, and multimedia.
8. Identify and understand Internet resources and search engines for effective research and retrieval of information on a specific topic.
9. Identify and understand the appropriate uses of these software applications in the work environment.
10. Discuss legal and ethical issues related to computers and information processing including copyright infringement and plagiarism.
11. Demonstrate an ability to access, navigate and participate in an online learning environment.


Textbook & Materials



Course Policies

1.     Attendance: Class attendance, participation and preparedness are essential for success in the course. A student may miss one class without penalty. Missing two classes will result in a grade of zero added into the student’s class participation grade. If the student misses three classes, he or she will be unable to meet the course requirements and will not pass. Late arrivals and early departures will be considered “time missed” and will affect the overall grade.

2.     Assignments: Students are expected to submit all assignments on the designated due dates. No late work will be accepted. If a student is unable to attend class, he or she must submit their work by e-mail or other means before the end of the class day.

3.     Lectures: Lectures are intended to provide an overview of course materials. Students are expected to learn and master all course material regardless of their emphasis during lectures.

4.     Evaluation/Grading:

        Word Projects:                                       20%

        Excel Projects:                                       15%

        Mid Term Exam:                                     10%    

        Final Exam:                                             10%

        PowerPoint  Projects:                          

        Office Integration Project (group):        20%

        Final Project (individual):                       15%

       Attendance/participation/homework     10% 



Week 1 (05/24):             Introduction, Course Overview, Windows: Exploring the Basics of Windows 10, File Management

Week 2 (05/31):             Internet: Browser and E-mail basics                                                

Week 3 (06/07):             Creating a Document with Word, Computer Ethics, Begin Word Project

Week 4 (06/14):             Word Tutorial2: Editing and Formatting a Document, Internet Research Engines,

Week 5 (06/21):             Word Tutorial 3, Word Project Due

Week 6 (06/28):             MidTerm Exam, MS Access, MS Excel

Week 7 (07/05):             MS Excel, Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel,

Week 8 (07/12):             MS Excel (cont.), Excel Tutorial 2,                                         

Week 9 (07/19):             MS Excel (cont.), Excel Tutorial 3, Excel Project Due

Week 10 (07/26:            PowerPoint Overview and Introduction

Week 11 (08/02):           PowerPoint, PowerPoint Tutorial 1, Group Project Due

Week 12 (08/09:            Final Exam


Summer 2018 textbook data will be available on April 9. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

CIS-1041-VJ01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: George Forstbauer
Hiring Coordinator for this course:

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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