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Revision Date: 17-Jun-18

CIS-1041-VO01Y - Computer Applications


Synonym: 177174
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: 10-30-2018 to 12-17-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-08-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-27-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: JilMac MacMenamin | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 12/16 (as of 07-21-18 10:20 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Technological Literacy
    Note
  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.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

 There is no Textbook for JilMac's Computer Applications course.

We use these resources instead of a Textbook

https://sites.google.com/site/jilmactraining/microapps-ccv

If you have questions or would like a demonstration, please call JilMac 802-254-8628

Methods:

 JilMac uses the same methods for all of the classes she teaches.

https://sites.google.com/site/jilmactraining/Classes/Teaching-Methods

If you have questions please call JilMac 802-254-8628

Evaluation Criteria:

 JilMac uses similar evaluations for all the classes she teaches.

https://sites.google.com/site/jilmactraining/Classes/GradeAttend

If you have questions please call JilMac 802-254-8628

or email:  Jil.MacMenamin@ccv.edu   or  Jil@JilMac.com

Textbooks:

Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 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.

CIS-1041-VO01Y 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: Jil MacMenamin
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Mailing Address:
310 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301

  Home Phone: 802-254-8628

  Work Phone: 802-254-8628

Notes: Please feel free to give me a call with ANY questions.

Syllabus:

'Assignments'

 Assignments (note:  the dates may reflect the current semester I am teaching)

https://sites.google.com/site/jilmactraining/computer-apps/ma-assignments

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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