House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ITSC-1401-50 (Intro to Computers)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorSweat, Raymond Titus
Phone(409) 984-6583
E-mailsweatrt@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
E-mail:trahanma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:N/A
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:105
Course Information
Course ID #10180
Course Subject-Number-SectionITSC-1401-50
Course TitleIntro to Computers
Course Description Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.
Course Prerequisites None.
Required Textbooks Rutkosky Marque Office 2010 with CD
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 ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers Assignments

1.Information Technology Essentials chapter in textbook

2.Office 2010 - MS Word

3.Office 2010 - MS Access

4.Office 2010 - MS PowerPoint

Discussion Topics MS operating systems, internet,MS offce suite applications and application integration.
Attendance Policy •        You should attend every class meeting. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you miss more than 6 hours of class.

•        Tardiness is not acceptable. You are required to be on time. Once the class is in progress, the instructor reserves the right to deny access to the classroom or impose other penalties.

•        A makeup exam will be given for only one missed exam

•        You are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.

Determination of Final Grade Exams - 80%

Labs - 20%

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 5:00 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

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
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) 984-6251.

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