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CIS-1041-VO02Y - Computer Applications

Accelerated Class

Accelerated courses provide the same content and the same number of credits as standard courses, but are delivered in a condensed time frame. Accelerated courses take place online and can range in length up to seven weeks.

Synonym: 202058
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.
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 11-03-2020 to 12-21-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-12-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 12-01-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Amy Moore | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 1/20 (as of 10-31-20 5:05 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 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 Canvas 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 cloud computing, presentations, word processing, and spreadsheets. Basic math and computer skills are recommended.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the hardware components of a computer system, general functions of the operating system, and the interaction between computer hardware and applications software.
2. Describe the threat of computer malware, spyware, and phishing and demonstrate safe computing practices including file backup procedures.
3. Demonstrate the ability to create resources and set appropriate permissions for cloud-based files and applications and apply file management principles on local and remote networks.
4. Explain the function and the primary features of a word processing program and create documents appropriate for academic and business environments.
5. Design and build a spreadsheet using names, labels, tables, values, formulas, functions, and absolute and relative references.
6. Modify a spreadsheet using various copying and formatting options designed for data manipulation.
7. Use spreadsheet software to present and analyze quantitative information, to draw conclusions, and to evaluate the reliability of those conclusions.
8. Use presentation software to demonstrate proficiency in using text, graphs, organizational charts, tables, artwork, drawing tools, animation, and multimedia.
9. Identify Internet resources and search engines for effective research and retrieval of information on a specific topic.
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:

This particular session of CIS1041 is a comprehensive survey of business computer applications including working in a cloud environment, managing file sharing, using the powerful features of Microsoft Office applications, and Google Drive. Even if you have prior experience with Microsoft Office, this course offers a lot in preparing the student to use computer applications for communication and analysis.

There is no required textbook for this class but there is an amount of work out of three textbooks which will be provided as PDFs for free. Students may request a compiled document to have printed at a copy center if they require printed material. All of the materials for this course are online including a mix of reading, activities, and videos. Students will need to find time where they have access to the internet to consume the assigned reading and video materials and complete their assignments. Internet access is always available at the college. For some assignments, students will need to use Microsoft Office installed on a desktop or laptop with Windows or Mac. The college provides the software for free. Students must use or obtain a Google account. Homework assignments will be completed using Canvas (CCV's online learning environment), Google Drive (a free service of Google), and Microsoft Office 2016/O365 or newer (Office 365 installed is availble for free from the college for all students).

Students will be required to subscribe to a Google account for the duration of the semester. A number of assignments also require Office 365 (or whatever the most current version of Office is) and students will be able to more completely accomplish their homework with a full copy of this software. Both Office 365 online and Office 365 are available for students free of charge when enrolled at CCV. The most current version of Microsoft Office will not install on a Chromebook, iPads, smartphones, or any device with an iOS or Android operating system.


  • Online discussion forums
  • Lecture via weekly Announcements
  • Mini-lecture videos and emails
  • Online reading and videos from library and software vendors
  • In-class procedures with application software
  • Online exams
  • Word processing and Spreadsheet projects
  • Presentation project with discussion
  • Homework practicals

Evaluation Criteria:

Attendance and Participation: 10%
Quizzes: 25%
Homework: 30%
Projects: 25%
Self-Assessments: 10%

Attendance and Participation
This grade is based on your weekly participation in class as assigned as well as group and participatory projects. Engaging in activity that is not related to class during class will decrease your Attendance & Participation grade. Students who are late or who leave early will also see a reduction in this grade. Students may miss up to 6 hours of instruction with no impact on grade.

Quizzes are given online with a restricted number of attempts but a 2 week period for completion. Quizzes are based on online videos and reading as well as projects and group work.

A varying number of homework assignments are assigned weekly based on the content covered for the week.

There are three cumulative projects based on the material covered in the class allowing students to apply the skills covered in class.

Students complete web-based forms to evaluate their class and homework performance on a weekly basis.

Grading Criteria:

This class will follow the Evaluation Policy set by the college in converting numeric grade values to letter grades.

This policy can be found at:


Fall 2020 textbook data will be available on July 6. 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-VO02Y 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: Amy Moore
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Notes: Instructor is best contacted via email at amy.moore@ccv.edy.

Attendance Policy:

For online classes, attendance and participation means you will work on the discussions, assignment, projects, and quizzes according to the schedule provided with the course.

In order to receive 100% for a week's attendance, students must attempt all the homework assignments, complete the self-assessment for the week, and participate in any discussion forums. Failure to do any of these will reduce your participation grade. Failure to do any of these will result in a 0 for the week.



Please review the linked Canvas course for the syllabus and course content.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

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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