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CIS-1041-VO04 - Computer Applications


Online Class


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Synonym: 205309

Location: Online - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-25-2021 to 08-16-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-14-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-12-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michael Kanfer | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Digital and Technical Literacy
    Note
  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 catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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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 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:

In the course, we will look at programs in the productivity suite of programs- word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. We will also discuss current events including elements of cybersecurity to help protect yourself online.

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: Michael Kanfer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing more than three (3) classes will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion.

Syllabus:

Module 1

  • Computer Concepts- Learn about the components of computers and how a computer works.

  • Operating Systems- Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, Mac OSX, Google Chrome

  • Copyright law and the Internet

Module 2

  • Open Source software- Learn about open source software, how it is developed, why it is free.

  • File management.

  • Creating and editing a document, selecting text, undo changes, and templates.

  • Working with fonts, text attributes, text alignment and bulleted and numbered lists, managing line spacing, and footnotes/endnotes.

Module 3

  • Creating and formatting tables, using editing tools, inserting images and using formatting tools.

  • Ethics in the Informational Age

  • Project Discussion

Module 4
  • Mail merge
Module 5
  • Midterm
Module 6
  • Spreadsheets-Navigating the program window, creating a basic worksheet, entering values and labels in cells.
Module 7
  • Spreadsheets-Creating formulas, relative and absolute cell references, using built-in functions
Module 8
  • Spreadsheets- Conditional formatting, add/remove rows and columns, sorting data.
Module 9
  • Spreadsheets- Creating charts, formatting worksheets
Module 10
  • Presentation software- Basic introduction to help you create your project presentation.
Module 11
  • Presentation software- Using animation and transitions.
Module 12
  • Final exam and project presentation.

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. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  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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