House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ITSC-1401-74 (Intro to Computers)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorCammack, Nancy Lynn
Phone(409) 984-6390
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:M - R 10 - 2
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:114
Course Information
Course ID #10183
Course Subject-Number-SectionITSC-1401-74
Course TitleIntro to Computers
Course Description Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.
Course Prerequisites POFI 1201 or keyboarding and mousing skills or consent of instructor
Required Textbooks Microsoft Office 2010: Marquee Series; Publisher: Paradigm; Authors: Rutkosky, Sequin & Rutkosky; ISBN 978-0-76383-771-6
Learning Objectives The student will identify the components of a computer system; demonstrate basic understanding of commonly used applications; explain the impact of computers on society; explore computer careers; identify fundamental programming structures; and demonstrate proficiency in basic operating system functions.
Major Assignments Weeks 1 - 3: Information Technology Essentials; Windows 7; File and Folder Management

Week 4: Internet Explorer 8

Weeks 5 - 8: Word 2010

Weeks 9 - 11: Excel 2010

Weeks 12 - 13: Access 2010

Weeks 14 - 16: PowerPoint 2010

Discussion Topics 1.        Information Technology Essentials

2.        Exploring Windows 7

3.        Maintaining Files/Folders

4.        Browsing the Internet

5.        Word 2010

6.        Excel 2010

7.        Access 2010

8.        PowerPoint 2010

Attendance Policy You should make every effort to keep up with the online course materials, inclusive of all scheduled assignments and exams. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you do not submit work or take exams in a timely fashion, especially when no contact is made with the instructor as to your difficulties in staying up to date with the class work.

Make careful note of the contact information on the first page of this syllabus. The instructor request is for contact about any course assignment, exam, quiz or other material to be made using this information. The suggestion is for you to first contact the instructor through email, secondly through office phone, and third through the instructor’s home phone. PLEASE attempt contact in this order.

Determination of Final Grade Exams - 60%; Projects and Class Assignments - 20%; Final Exam - 20%
Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 11:55 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

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.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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