House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus BCIS-1305-01 - Business Computer Applications
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
BCIS-1305-01 - Business Computer Applications
|Instructor||Gaspard, Beverly C.|
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|Course Description||This course teaches students computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems and information systems relating to the business environment. A focus of this course is on business applications of “off-the-shelf” software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading, writing and math.|
New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2010 First Course
1st Edition by Shaffer, et al
ISBN-10: 053874653X, ISBN-13: 9780538746533
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and
college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Exams 80% Assignments 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
WEEK OF ASSIGNMENT DATE DUE
(scroll down for a list of the Exams)
22-Aug ECC-34 Review Questions 08/26/11
29-Aug FM-20 Case 1 (See instructions in WebCT) 09/02/11
05-Sep BEB-URL RSS Posting 09/09/11
12-Sep OFF-31 Review (follow WebCT instructions) 09/16/11
12-Sep WD-49 T1 C3 09/16/11
19-Sep WD-103 T2-C1 09/23/11
26-Sep WD-155 T3-C1 09/30/11
10-Oct EX-53 T1-C3 10/14/11
17-Oct EX-109 T2-C1 10/21/11
24-Oct EX-165 T3-C2 10/26/11
24-Oct EX-166 T3-C3 10/28/11
07-Nov AC-43 T1-C1 & AC-99 T2-C1 11/11/11
14-Nov AC-159 T3-C1 11/18/11
28-Nov PPT-56 T1-C1 11/30/11
28-Nov SUBMISSION OF STORYBOARD FILE- ONLINE CLASS 11/30/11
05-Dec PPT-111 T2-C1 12/05/11
WEEK OF EXAM DATE DUE
22-Aug ECC 08/26/11
22-Aug WIN 08/26/11
29-Aug FM 09/02/11
05-Sep BEB 09/09/11
12-Sep OFF 09/16/11
12-Sep WD-T1 09/16/11
19-Sep WD-T2 09/23/11
26-Sep WD-T3 09/30/11
03-Oct WD-T4 10/04/11
03-Oct WORD HANDS-ON EXAM
Section 20-10/5 21-10/5 01-10/6 73-10/6
10-Oct EX-T1 10/14/11
17-Oct EX-T2 10/21/11
24-Oct EX-T3 10/28/11
31-Oct EX-T4 11/01/11
31-Oct EXCEL HANDS-ON EXAM
Section 20-11/2 21-11/2 01-11/3 73-11/3
07-Nov AC-T1 11/11/11
07-Nov AC-T2 11/11/11
14-Nov AC-T3 11/18/11
21-Nov AC-T4 11/23/11
21-Nov ACCESS HANDS-ON EXAM
Section 01-11/22 73-11/22 20-11/23 21-11/23
28-Nov PPT-T1 11/30/11
05-Dec PPT-T2 12/05/11
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
WEEK OF TOPIC
22-Aug Introduction to Course
22-Aug Essential Computer Concepts
22-Aug Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows 7
29-Aug Managing Your Files
05-Sep Internet - Browser and E-Mail Basics
12-Sep Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2010
12-Sep Word Tutorial 1: Creating a Document
19-Sep Word Tutorial 2: Editing & Formatting a Document
26-Sep Word Tutorial 3: Creating a Multiple-Page Report
03-Oct Word Tutorial 4: Desktop Publishing and Mail Merge
10-Oct Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel
17-Oct Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting a Workbook
24-Oct Excel Tutorial 3: Working with Formulas and Functions
24-Oct Excel Tutorial 3: Working with Formulas and Functions (continued)
31-Oct Excel Tutorial 4: Enhancing a Workbook with Charts and Graphics
07-Nov Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database
07-Nov Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database & Defining Table Relationships
14-Nov Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database
21-Nov Access Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports
28-Nov PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation
05-Dec PowerPoint Tutorial 2: Adding & Modifying Text and Graphic Objects
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
a. demonstrates thesis clarity
b. organizes information
c. uses support
d. presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.
a. identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
b. interprets works of human expression within cultural context
c. shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
a. identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
b. differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
c. constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
d. uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
a. locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
b. displays organizational skills with the use of technology
c. presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device
5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program
a. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA
b. Number of AA majors who graduate
c. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other universities
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and terminology associated with computer hardware, operating systems, storage media, file management, security threats, and business usage of the Internet
2. Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Office Word 2010, including document formatting, working with text and graphics within the document, creation and uses of tables, desktop publishing, and use of mail merge.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2010, including entering data, formatting the workbook, working with formulas and functions, and creating charts and graphs.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Office Access 2010, including database design and maintenance, relationships between tables, creation of queries, forms, and reports and importing data from other Microsoft Office applications.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, including presentation planning, use of themes, utilization of animation with text and graphics, implementation of transitions, printing formats, and modification of the Slide Master.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
• If you are absent and miss an exam, you will receive a grade of zero unless the instructor agrees to give you a makeup exam or make other arrangements. Requests for makeup exams are granted only if you have an exceptional reason for missing an exam--such as a medical emergency or death in the family.
• Only one missing exam grade may be made up. All other missed exams will be recorded as a zero. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate arrangements for a makeup. Approval for the makeup should be cleared with the instructor prior to the date of absence. If this is not possible, the student must ask for such approval the first day upon returning to class.
• The format of a makeup exam often differs substantially from that of a regularly scheduled exam.
• If you are tardy for any exam or quiz, you will be allowed to take the exam or quiz only with the instructor’s approval.
• Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty. These policies will be strictly enforced.
• No assignment will be accepted after its assigned due date unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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