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CIS-1041-VT01Y - Computer Applications


Synonym: 174387
Location: Brattleboro
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: 10-25-2018 to 12-13-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-03-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-23-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Cheryl Coplan | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $5.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 1/18 (as of 09-24-18 11:20 PM)

Comments: No class 11/22.

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.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

There is no textbook required for this class.

Methods:

There will be a brief discussion at the beginning of each class session to review homework. A good portion of each class time will be spent doing hands-on exercises which will be uploaded to Moodle. Sometimes there will be a brief quiz or a writing assignment. Students will need to bring a USB Memory Key/Flash Drive to each class.

Evaluation Criteria:

1. In-class computer exercises and quick quizzes
2. Homework
3. Independent projects for PowerPoint, Excel and Word
4. Short writing assignments and final exams

The student's grade will be determined using attendance, in-class exercises, quizzes, homework, participation in class discussions, independent projects, writing assignments, and final exams. 

Grading Criteria:

PowerPoint presentation -  (includes a WORD document of internet sources and images used in presentation and making an oral presentation to the class using PowerPoint slide show) 
Final portfolio of Word documents and an Excel workbook 
Final Word exam  
Final Excel exam 
Writing Assignments 
Homework 
Participation 

Specifics breakout to be determined.
 

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-VT01Y 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: Cheryl Coplan
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Leigh Marthe

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:

''Syllabus of ACTIONS''

Fall 2018 – CIS-1041-VT01Y  Computer Applications -  Syllabus
Cheryl Coplan  email:  cheryl.coplan@ccv.edu

Throughout the semester we will work on and complete the following:

ACTIONS

Apply file management principles on local or remote networks

Create an effective presentation to demonstrate proficiency in using…

text

graphs

organization charts

tables

artwork

drawing tools

multimedia

(Instructor added: Demonstrate your skills in presenting your presentation to your classmates.)

 

Demonstrate an understanding of the need for safe computing practices and current methods of file backup procedures.

Demonstrate ability of online learning environment

(Instructor added: Demonstrate your skills in moving and copying files from one location to another)

Describe the hardware components of a computer system - Explain how the components work together

Describe the general functions of the operating system and its interaction with computer hardware and applications software.

Describe the significance and threat of computer malware

Discuss importance of file management

Discuss legal and ethical issues – include copyright infringement and plagiarism

Explain the function and primary features of a word processing program 

Creating letters (Instructor added: Write a professional letter and print an envelope on your home printer or at CCV.)

Creating resumes

Creating research papers

Creating newsletters

Mail merge

Desktop publishing

Sharing images across applications

Explain function and primary features of spreadsheet program

(Instructor added: Demonstrate your skills in using these functions and features)

Differentiate between absolute and relative references

Modify a spreadsheet

Use various copying and formatting options

Build and print graph/chart

Use spreadsheet software to 

design and build a spreadsheet using labels, values, formulas, and functions

present and analyze quantitative information

draw conclusions from information

evaluate the reliability of those conclusions

Identify and understand Internet resources and search engines for effective research and retrieval of information on a specific topic. (Instructor added: Use word processing to keep retrieval information for content and images that you want to use in your PowerPoint presentation.) 

Identify and understand appropriate uses of these software applications in the work environment

**Final exams the last day of class.

 


 

 

 

 

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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