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Revision Date: 17-Dec-17

CIS-1041-VO01X - Computer Applications

Synonym: 164073
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 01-23-2018 to 03-12-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-01-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 02-20-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Kristine White | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
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 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.

Browse the Moodle Site for this class.

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.


Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. 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.

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: Kristine White
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos


Weekly Schedule

Week 1: January 23rd – January 29th

·         Complete Student Acknowledgements

·         Purchase LabSim access, create your account, associate your account with this course

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   1.1 Computer Systems and the Internet

o   1.2 The Windows Operating System

o   1.3 File Management

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board

Week 2: January 30th – February 5th

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   1.4 Networking and System Updates

o   1.5 Online Safety and Security

o   1.6 Computer Hardware

o   1.7 Microsoft Office Application Features

o   2.1 Introduction to Word

o   2.2 Creating Documents

o   2.3 Managing and Printing Documents

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board

Week 3: February 6th – February 12th

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   2.4 Modifying Fonts

o   2.5 Formatting Paragraphs

o   2.6 Formatting Pages

o   2.7 Editing Documents

o   2.8 Inserting Illustrations and Other Elements

o   2.9 Creating and Formatting Tables

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board

Week 4: February 13th – February 19th

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   2.10 Using Themes, Styles, and Templates

o   2.11 Managing References

o   2.12 Managing Headers, Footers, and Sections

o   3.1 Introduction to Excel

o   3.2 Creating and Managing Workbooks

o   3.3 Organizing and Entering Data

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board


Week 5: February 20th – February 26th

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   3.4 Changing Properties and Printing Worksheets

o   3.5 Formatting Cells

o   3.6 Entering Simple Formulas

o   3.7 Using Advanced Functions

o   3.8 Analyzing Data in Charts

o   3.9 Analyzing Data in Tables

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board

Week 6: February 27th – March 5th  

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   4.1 Introduction to PowerPoint

o   4.2 Creating and Managing Presentations

o   4.3 Formatting Textual Content

o   4.4 Designing Slides

o   4.5 Using the Slide Master

o   4.6 Formatting Illustrations

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board

Week 7: March 6th – March 12th

·         Complete LabSim Sections

o   4.7 Formatting Pictures and Other Media

o   4.8 Applying Animations and Transitions

o   4.9 Delivering Presentations

·         Complete Final Project

·         Participate in the Weekly Discussion Board




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Final Project



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Testout Office Pro ISBN: 978-1-935080-52-7.  This can be purchased from the CCV Bookstore EdMap at or directly from TestOut at  If you purchase it from TestOut, be sure to follow the specific directions posted in our course shell in Moodle.

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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