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CIS-1041-VU03X - Computer Applications


Synonym: 179421
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 311
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 03:00P - 05:45P
Semester Dates: 09-04-2018 to 10-25-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-19-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-07-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Debra Ann Stern | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 18/18 (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:

This is an ACCELERATED COURSE

That means that we will complete this 15-week course in 7.5 weeks. Class meets twice a week. This gives students the ability to spend more time on other classes in the second half of the semester when major projects and exams often become concentrated.

Computer Requirements: This section uses Microsoft Office 2016 on the Windows 10 operating system.  Do not use the "Trial Version" that comes free with new computers, it is not complete. You may substitute Office 2010 or Office 2013, since there are only slight differences in the appearance of the software. If you have a Mac you will need Office 2011. There are differences between the PC and Mac versions which may impede your progress. It will be difficult to work in class and on exams unless you are familiar with the programs on a PC.You are always welcome and encouraged to complete your work in a computer lab at CCV.

Internet: You will need access to the Internet in order to be able to participate in two or three Internet Discussion Assignments during the semester. Computers are available at CCV for your use.

Disks: You will need a USB drive. Please bring it to the first class meeting.

Textbooks: There are no textbooks required for this section. E-textbools, links and step-by-step materials are provided.

 

Methods:

Classes will include lecture, discussions both online and in class, presentations, writing assignments and hands-on computer use.

 

Evaluation Criteria:

Evaluations are based on class attendance, participation in discussions both in class and online, participation in class exercises, projects and exams.

Grading Criteria:

A = 90-100 
B = 80-89 
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 0-59

Class Participation, Attendance, Discussion Boards - 10%
Major Word Projects - 20%
Major Excel Projects - 20%
Major PowerPoint Projects -20%
Exams - 30%
 

 

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-VU03X 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: Debra Ann Stern
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Justin Head

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is essential. More than 2 missed classes will result in no credit for the course. If you know that you will miss a class, please let me know in advance.

Syllabus:

''''Tentative Syllabus Fall 2018"''

Class 1:
Intro, Windows Basics, Microsoft Office, Moodle, Ribbon, AutoCorrect,
Quick Access Toolbar, Ruler, Home Tab, Font Tab, Margins, Paragraph Spacing,
Font Tab, File Management

Class 2:
Word Art, Graphics, Text Wrapping, Thesaurus, Styles,
Increase and Decrease Indent, Page Orientation, Tabs,
Dot Leaders, Format Text, Sort, Bullets and Numbering, Shapes

Class 3:
Tables, Drop Cap, Hanging Indent, Reference, Watermark,
Page Color, Format Painter, Bibliography, Citations, Hyperlink, SmartArt

Class 4:
Mail Merge, Page Borders, Letterhead, Quick Parts Comment,
Desktop Publishing, Breaks, Columns  Pull Quote

Class 5:
Malware, Word Review
Games
Plagiarism & Copyright Questions

Class 6:
Introduction to Excel, =Sum, Date, =Max, =Min, =Average, Charts

Class 7:
Absolute & Relative Reference, Data Bars, =Count, =CountA,
=Round, =Roundup, =Rounddown, =Roman, Conditional Formatting

Class 8:
=F, =PMT

Class 9:
=CountIf , =SumIf, =AverageIf

Class 10:
=VLookup
Excel Review

Class 11:
Introduction to PowerPoint

Class 12:
Insert/Delete Slide, Layout, Bullets, Animations,
Transitions, Slide Sorter View, Slide Show,
Slides from an Outline, Photo Album

Class 13:
Semester Review

Class 14:
Final Exam

Class 15:
PowerPoint Project Presentations
Final Evaluation

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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