Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: BCIS-1305 (Section: 74E, CRN: 92231)
Business Computer Applications
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kayla Ned
Email nedks@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 549-5710
Office Educational I - Room: 133
Office Hours Office Hours: By appointment only!
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description Students will study computer terminology, hardware, and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Cengage Unlimited Access Code - ebook Software: Microsoft Office(Office 365) Students may obtain the full version Office 365 at no cost through IT Helpdesk.
Additional Materials/Resources Computer and Internet for online course. 
Corequisites/Prerequisites Basic Computer Skills competency
Learning Outcomes 1.Describe the fundamentals of information technology concepts – hardware, software, security, and privacy.
2.Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate electronic files and folders in local, network, and online environments.
3.Create business documents with word processing software using spelling and grammar check, format and layout, tables, citations, graphics, and mail merge.
4. Create business documents and analyze data with spreadsheet software using (1) tables, sorting, filtering, charts and graphics, privot tables, macros; (2) statistical, financial, logical and look-up functions and formulas; and (3) add-ins.
5.Create business multimedia presentations with presentation software using templates, lists, groups, themes, colors, clip art, pictures, tables, transitions, animation, video, charts, and views.
6.Create databases and manage data with database software using tables, fields, relationships, indexes, keys, views, queries, forms, reports, and import/export functions.
7.Integrate business software applications.
8.Use web-based technologies to conduct ethical business research.
9.Use “goal seeking” and “what-if analysis” to solve problems and make adjustments/recommendations in a business environment.
Core Objectives
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Lecture Topics Outline 1. Syllabus, Class Introduction Discussion, Welcome to Your Course Videos 
2. Computer Concepts Assignment 
3. Operating Systems Assignment 
4. Word Module 1 Project - Creating and Editing a Document 
5. Word Module 2 Project - Navigating and Formatting a Document 
6. Word Module 3 Project- Creating Tables and a Multi-page Report 
7. Word Module 4 Project - Enhancing Page Layout and Design 
8. Excel Module 1 Project- Getting Started with Excel 
9. Excel Module 2 Project- Formatting Workbook Text and Data 
10. PowerPoint Module 1 Project - Creating a Presentation 
11. PowerPoint Module 2 Project- Adding Media and Special Effects 
12. Outlook Exam 
13. Networking Assignment 
14. Final Project PowerPoint Assignment/Final Exam Study Guide 
15. Final Exam 
Major Assignments Schedule

1. Syllabus, Class Introduction Discussion, Welcome to Your Course Videos – September 3, 2023
2. Computer Concepts Assignment - September 10, 2023
3. Operating Systems Assignment - September 17, 2023
4. Word Module 1 Project - Creating and Editing a Document - September 24, 2023
5. Word Module 2 Project - Navigating and Formatting a Document - October 1, 2023
6. Word Module 3 Project- Creating Tables and a Multi-page Report - October 8, 2023
7. Word Module 4 Project - Enhancing Page Layout and Design - October 15, 2023
8. Excel Module 1 Project- Getting Started with Excel - October 22, 2023
9. Excel Module 2 Project- Formatting Workbook Text and Data - October 29, 2023
10. PowerPoint Module 1 Project - Creating a Presentation – November 5, 2023
11. PowerPoint Module 2 Project- Adding Media and Special Effects - November 12, 2023
12. Outlook Exam - November 19, 2023
13. Networking Assignment - November 26, 2023
14. Final Project PowerPoint Assignment/Final Exam Study Guide – December 3, 2023
15. Final Exam – December 10 – December 12, 2023 (Anytime on one of these days)
Final Exam Date December 10, 2023 - 6:00 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale A= 90-100
B= 80-89
C= 70-79
D= 60-69
F= Below 59
Determination of
Final Grade

1. Discussions - 10%
2. Projects and Class Assignments - 50%
3. Exams (Including Final Exam) - 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies

No Late or Emailed Assignments Accepted. All assignments, projects, and exams must be completed and submitted before the due date. Because you have enough time to complete assignments, late work will not be accepted. You should start early enough so that when you experience problems, we can work them out prior to the due date. Working with technology can be challenging. You will have problems. Websites will go down, Internet connections will not work, devices will not charge, etc. If you wait until the due date, you risk not completing your work on time. When you have technical issues, contact me early. Technical problems on the due date are NOT an excuse for turning in assignments late.

You are responsible for completing and submitting all assigned work by due. Late assignments will not be accepted. Trainings(non-graded) will be available for you to practice throughout the week. You will have 3 attempts on all Projects and Assignments so if you make a 70% or below you can redo them. NOTE: To pass the course, you must have a 70 average on Projects and Assignments. 
Attendance Policy It is essential that you log into Blackboard on a regular basis because this is how I record attendance. I strongly recommend that you access Blackboard and check your LAMARPA email daily.
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431