House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus BCIS-1305-21 - Business Computer Applications
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
BCIS-1305-21 - 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.|
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 (including Final Exam) 80%
Projects and Class Assignments 20%
|Final Exam Date||May 14, 2012 - 10:00 AM|
|Major Assignments||Hands-on Exams in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint|
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
1 Introduction to Course
1 Essential Computer Concepts
2 Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows 7
3 Managing Your Files
3 Internet - Browser and E-Mail Basics
4 Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2010
4 Word Tutorial 1: Creating a Document
5 Word Tutorial 2: Editing & Formatting a Document
6 Word Tutorial 3: Creating a Multiple-Page Report
7 Word Tutorial 4: Desktop Publishing and Mail Merge
8 WORD HANDS-ON EXAM
9 Excel Tutorial 1: Getting Started with Excel
9 Excel Tutorial 2: Formatting a Workbook
10 Excel Tutorial 3: Working with Formulas and Functions
11 EXCEL HANDS-ON EXAM
12 Access Tutorial 1: Creating a Database
13 Access Tutorial 2: Building a Database & Defining Table Relationships
13 Access Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database
14 Access Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports
14 ACCESS HANDS-ON EXAM
15 PowerPoint Tutorial 1: Creating a Presentation
16 PowerPoint Tutorial 2: Adding & Modifying Text & Graphic Objects
16 Final PowerPoint Project
1 ECC-34 Review
3 FM-20 Case 1
3 BEB-URL RSS Posting
4 OFF-31 Review
4 WD-49 T1 C3
5 WD-103 T2-C1
6 WD-155 T3-C1
7 WD-212 T4-C3
9 EX-53 T1-C3
9 EX-109 T2-C1
10 EX-165 T3-C2
10 EX-166 T3-C3
13 AC-43 T1-C1 & AC-99 T2-C1
13 AC-159 T3-C1
15 PPT-56 T1-C1
15 SUBMISSION OF STORYBOARD FILE- ONLINE CLASS
16 PPT-111 T2-C1
8 WORD HANDS-ON EXAM
11 EXCEL HANDS-ON EXAM
14 ACCESS HANDS-ON EXAM
|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
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|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. (PSLOs 3A, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C)
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. (PSLOs 3A, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C)
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. (PSLOs 3A, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 6C)
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. (PSLOs 3A, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C)
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. (PSLOs 3A, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C)
|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.|
|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.
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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
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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.
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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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