House Bill 2504 Fall 2013 Course Syllabus ITSC-1401-74 - Introduction to Computers
Fall 2013 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1401-74 - Introduction to Computers
|Instructor||Mills, Zachary Kyle|
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|Course Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
|Required Textbooks||The books for this class are bundled under the ISBN # 9781285932927 and include: Microsoft Office 2013: Illustrated Fundamentals (Textbook ), SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, & Projects (Printed Access Card) w/ Mind Tap Reader (eBook), Microsoft Office 365 (180-day trial) Printed Access Card, and Microsoft Windows 7: Illustrated Essentials (Textbook)|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. All assignments, quizzes, and exams must be completed in the week assigned; late work will not be accepted. In addition, there are no makeups for assignments, quizzes, or exams. Final Exam will be given in class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Assignments 40%, Exams (8) 60%|
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2013 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1 Getting Started. Syllabus review,
Week 2 Computer Concepts and Internet Explorer
Week 3 Windows 7 Units A & B
Week 4 Microsoft Office Unit C and Word Unit D Creating Documents
Week 5 Word Unit E Enhancing a Document
Week 6 Word Unit F Adding Special Elements to a Document
Week 7 Excel Unit G Creating a Worksheet
Week 8 Excel Unit H Using Complex Formulas, Functions, and Tables
Week 9 Excel Unit I Working with Charts
Week 10 Access Unit J Creating a Database
Week 11 Access Unit K Working With Data
Week 12 Unit L Creating Database Reports
Week 13 PowerPoint Creating a Presentation
Week 14 PowerPoint Polishing and Running a Presentation
Week 15 –Integrating Office 2013 Programs
Week 16 Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All Assignments for each week are due by 11:55 p.m. on Sunday***
Week 1 –8/26/2013 Syllabus Quiz, Pretest, Discussion Board: Introduce Yourself
Week 2 – 9/2/2013 Computer Concepts and Internet Explorer Exam
Week 3 – 9/9/2013 Windows 7 Units A and B Exam,:
Week 4 – 9/16/2013 Word Unit D Project
Week 5 – 9/23/2013 Word Unit E Project
Week 6 – 9/30/2013 Word Unit F Project and Word Exam
Week 7 – 10/7/2013 Excel Unit G Project
Week 8 – 10/14/2013 Excel Unit H Project
Week 9 – 10/21/2013 Excel Unit I Project and Exam
Week 10 – 10/28/2013 Access Unit J Project
Week 11 - 11/4/2013 Access Unit K Project
Week 12 – 11/11/2013 Access Unit L Project
Week 13 – 11/18/2013 PowerPoint Unit M Project
Week 14 – 11/25/2013 PowerPoint Unit N Project
Week 15 – 12/2/2013 Integrating Office 2013 Project
Week 16 - 12/10/13 Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material
1. Maintains computer and network systems
2. Troubleshoots computer and network systems
3. Describes current trends in computer and network systems.
4. Demonstrates ethics and professionalism within the computer field.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Obtains general knowledge of networking and computer terms through content reading material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pretest/post test.
2. Students demonstrate ethics and professionalism (PSLO 4) measured by embedded test questions.
|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.|
|Additional Information||I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.|
|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.
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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