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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ITSC-1309-75 (Integrated Software Appl I)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGranger, Althea Diane
Phone(409) 984-6572
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:MWF 11-1, M 1-3, TR 3:30-4:30
Building:Cosmetology Annex (COSA)
Room #:101
Course Information
Course ID #10508
Course Subject-Number-SectionITSC-1309-75
Course TitleIntegrated Software Appl I
Course Description Introduction to business productivity software suites using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Plain & Simple Office 2010978-0-7356-2697-3
Learning Objectives Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation media software; apply integration techniques; and produce combined documents
Major Assignments Windows 7 Handouts

Windows 7 Practice

Chapters 2

Explorer ribbon, galleries, shortcuts, copying, help, and save pp 12–27

Chapter 3

Insert, edit, clip art, shapes, style,, pp 29-52

Chapter 4

Create documents, types, views, edit, navigate, spelling and grammar pp 53-80.

Chapter 5

Formatting, themes, styles, fonts, alignment, bullets, lists, pp 81-112

Chapter 6

Numbering, cover, sidebar, labels, pp 121-142

Complete Word Project handout

Complete online exam

Chapter 10

Excel basics, themes, data, formatting, copy, paste, print, pp 145-172

Complete Excel Project Handout

Complete online exam

Chapter 9

Create Presentation, format, modify, sound, transitions, pp 207-235

Complete PowerPoint Project Handout

Complete online exam

Chapter 13

Templates, blanks, tweaking, pictures, tables, pp 305-336

Complete Publisher Project Handout

Complete online exam

Complete online exam

Discussion Topics Syllabus. Home folder, Student files. Windows 7

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe Operating System software

•        Understand file management

•        Create files and folders

Working in Office 2010

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe what’s new in Office 2010

•        Use Ribbon, Galleries, and Lists

•        Use menus and dialog boxes

•        Use Help

•        Understand common tasks in Office

Word Text

Discussion Topics:

•        Create and save documents

•        Editing text, add page numbers, and replace text

•        Correct spelling and grammar

Formatting text

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe text formatting

•        Understand formatting tools

Working with Special Content

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe Special Features

•        Finalize document

Word Project

Discussion Topics:

Apply techniques learned to a finished product

Word Exam

Spring Break – No Class

Working in Excel

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe Excel Basics and Interface

•        Entering, editing, and formatting data

•        Organizing Worksheets

Excel Project

Discussion Topics:

Apply techniques learned to a finished product

Excel Exam

PowerPoint Presentations

Discussion Topics:

•        Describe PowerPoint Basics and Interface

•        Create, format, and editing slides

•        Animating slides and elements

PowerPoint Project

Discussion Topics:

Apply techniques learned to a finished product

PowerPoint Exam


Discussion Topics:

•        Describe Basics and Interface

•        Use Templates

•        Create Publication from Scratch

Publisher Project

Discussion Topics:

•        Apply techniques learned to a finished product

Publisher Exam

Final Exam

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Should a student be absent for an exam, he/she will be required to take a makeup exam at the instructor convenience. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup exam. Should a student miss a class, it will be his/her responsibility to make up the work on his/her own time. All projects are due on the date assigned, even if the student is absent that day or prior to the assignment. Late work will not be accepted.
Determination of Final Grade Class activities and Projects                100 points

Four Major Exams                        400 points

Final Exam                                100 points

Total                                        600 points

Final Exam Date May 17, 2011 - 1:00 AM
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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