Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: ITSC-1401 (Section: 71, CRN: 92442)
Introduction to Computers
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Instructor Information
Instructor Raymond Sweat
Email sweatrt@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6424
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Office Hours T-TR 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.
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.

Technology for Success Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019, Shelly Cashman Series Concepts & Office, Sandra Cable, by Cengage Publishing, ISBN# 978-0-357-02638-0

Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites "NONE"
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the components of a computer system
  • Use common applications
  • Explain the impact of computers on society
  • Identify computer careers
  • Identify fundamental programming structures
  • Identify ethical use of computers
  • Use basic operating system functions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Program Student Learning Outcomes
Utilize basic software development terminology and concepts. Apply a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product. Create computer graphics for inclusion into a software product. Explain ethical practices within the computer field. Identify procedures for security risk management in the computer field.

Lecture Topics Outline Technology for Success Microsoft Office 365 & Office 219

                     Module 1: Impact of Digital Technology
                     Module 2: The Web
                     Module 3:  Computer Hardware  

                     Module 4: Operating Systems and file Management
                     Module 5: Software and Apps 
                     Module 6: Security and Safety

Review the Outlook slides Only.
               Managing Email messages with Outlook
               Managing Calendars with Outlook 
               Managing Contacts and Personal contact information   
Microsoft Office Assignments
  Excel 2019
  Creating a worksheet and a chart            
  Formulas, Functions, and formatting      
  Creating Styles and formatting a Large Worksheet
  Working with Large Worksheets,
  Charting and What-If Analysis                
       Excel Exam 
    Creating and Modifying a Flyer                          
    Creating a Research Paper                                   
    Week 10: Creating a Business Letter                                  
    Word Exam 

Adobe Photoshop - PowerPoint Presentations
   Review the Adobe Photoshop slides and Adobe exam.
   Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop        
   Paint, Select, and Move Pixels                               
    Work with Layers                                          
       Adobe Exam
PowerPoint 2019 & Final Exam
   Creating and editing Presentations with Pictures
   Enhancing Presentations with shapes and Smart Art
   Inserting Word Art, Charts, and Tables 
       PowerPoint Exam                


Major Assignments Schedule Weeks 1-15: Syllabus review, Blackboard Ultra and Self-Service Banner.
Microsoft-Office download Data files. Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019
Computer Basics Weeks 1 & 2
Week 1: August 28 - September19th
                     Module 1: Impact of Digital Technology
                     Module 2: The Web
                     Module 3:  Computer Hardware  
Modules 1, 2 & 3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>   Exam – September 17 19
Week 2: September 5 - September 19th
                     Module 4: Operating Systems and file Management
                     Module 5: Software and Apps 
                     Module 6: Security and Safety
Modules 4. 5, & 6 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Exam -September 17 - 19
Weeks 3 Review the Outlook Slides only.
   Review the Outlook slides. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> There are no Outlook Assignments nor exams.
:             Security and Safety September 
              Managing Email messages with Outlook
              Creating an email with an Attachment - Documentation & data file provided
              Managing Calendars with Outlook 
              Managing Contacts and Personal contact information   
  Excel 2019 Weeks 4, 5, 6 &7 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> August 31 - October 18
               Creating a worksheet and a chart 
 :              Formulas, Functions, and formatting           
                Creating Styles and formatting a worksheet October    
                 Working with Large Worksheets,
                Charting and What-If Analysis                                             
Excel Exam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>> October 16 thru 18

Word 2019 Weeks 8, 9 &10
       Creating and Modifying a Flyer   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> October 17 - November 8
    :  Creating a Research Paper                  
       Creating a Business Letter                   
 Word Exam>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> November 6 thru 8

Adobe Photoshop Weeks 11, 12 &13 PowerPoint Presentations    November 7 - November 15
    Review the Adobe Photoshop slides and take the Adobe exam.
  Week 11:  Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop        
  Week 12   Paint, Select, and Move Pixels                    
  Week 13 Work with Layers                                           
Adobe Exam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> November 13 - 15

PowerPoint 2019 Weeks 14, 15, 16 & Final Exam  
   Week 14: Creating and editing Presentations with Pictures   November 14. - December 10
   Weeks 15-16: Adding and Smart Art 
PowerPoint Exam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> December 8 thru -10

 Final Exam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> December 11 -13
Schedule may be revised.

Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 9:0 AM   Through  December 13, 2023 - 9:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 60%, Assignments - 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy 'none'

Additional Information
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Refer to the calendar in Blackboard or on Quick Links.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381