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Revision Date: 12-Apr-17

CIS-1041-VJ01 - Computer Applications

Synonym: 154190
Location: Upper Valley
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Thursday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-25-2017 to 08-10-2017
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-12-2017
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-10-2017
Faculty: George Forstbauer | View Faculty Credentials

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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

Grading Criteria:

        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% 


Summer 2017 textbook data will be available on April 1. 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.

, ISBN: No Textbook Required,    $0.00

Contact Faculty:

Email: George Forstbauer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Marianne Shaughnessy




Week 1 (05/25):            Introduction, Course Overview, Windows: Exploring the Basics of Windows 10, File Management
Week 2 (06/01):            Introduction to Semester Long Project, Essential Computer Concepts, Internet: Browser and E-mail basics                                                
Week 3 (06/08):           Creating a Document with Word, Computer Ethics, Begin Word Project
Week 4 (06/15):           Word Tutorial2: Editing and Formatting a Document, Internet Research Engines, Word Project #1 Due              
Week 5 (06/22):            MS Word (cont.), Word Tutorial 4: Desktop Publishing, Word Project #4 Due
Week 6 (06/29):            MS Excel, Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel, Word Project #5 Due, Word Project #6 Due                                 
Week 7 (07 /06):           MS Excel (cont.), Excel Tutorial 2, Excel Project #1 Due                                         
Week 8 (07/13):            MS Excel (cont.), Excel Tutorial 4: Enhancing a Word Document with Charts and Graphs, Excel Project #3 Due
Week 9 (07/20):            PowerPoint, PowerPoint Tutorial 1, Excel Project #4 Due, Excel Project #5 Due
Week 10 (07/27):          PowerPoint (cont.) PowerPoint Tutorial 2, PowerPoint Project #1 Due
Week 11 (08/03):          PowerPoint (cont.), PowerPoint Tutorial 3, PowerPoint Project #2 (ind.) Due
Week 12 (08/10):          MS Office Integration: Integrating Word, Excel and PowerPoint, PowerPoint Project #3 Due, Office Integration Project Presentation (group) , Final Exam

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.

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