ITSC-1401-50 - Intro to Computers
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1401-50 - Intro to Computers
|Instructor||Sweat, Raymond Titus|
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|Course Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
Microsoft Office 2016
Paradigm Education Solutions
Authors: Rutkosky - Roggenkamp - Rutkosky
ISBN 978-0-76386-913-7 (Print)
ISBN 978-0-76386-916-8 (Digital)
Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than ONE week of class.
Quizzes will be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
Assignments are due as assigned by the instructor; student assignment coming in late will be assessed a penalty.
Students 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.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Assignments/ Quizzes 40%, Exams 60%|
|Final Exam Date||May 9, 2018 - 5:00 PM Through May 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM|
Weeks 1 - 4: Course introduction; syllabus review, Word chapters 1-8
Chapter 1 - Preparing a Word Document
Chapter 2 - Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
Chapter 3 - Customizing Paragraphs
Chapter 4 - Formatting Pages
Chapter 5 - Applying and inserting Objects
Chapter 6 - Maintaining and Printing Envelopes and Labels
Chapter 7 - Creating tables and smart art
Chapter 8 - Merging Documents
Weeks 5 - 8: Preparing and formatting Worksheets
Chapter 1 - Preparing An Excel Workbook
Chapter 2 - Inserting Formulas in a Worksheet
Chapter 3 - Formatting a Worksheet
Chapter 4 - Enhancing a Worksheet
Chapter 5 - Moving data within and between Workbooks
Chapter 6 - Maintaining Workbooks
Chapter 7 - Creating charts and inserting formulas
Chapter 8 - Adding visual interest to Workbooks
Weeks 9 -12: (Access chapters 1-8)
Chapter 1: Managing and Creating Access Tables
Chapter 2 - Creating relationships between tables
Chapter 3 - Performing queries
Chapter 4 - Creating and modifying tables in design view
Chapter 5 - Creating forms
Chapter 6 - Creating reports and mailing labels
Chapter 7 - Modifying, filtering and viewing data
Chapter 8 - Exporting and importing data
Weeks 13-16: Chapter 1: PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint chapters 1-8)
Chapter 2 - Modifying and a presentation and using Help and tell me
Chapter 3 - Formatting Slides
Chapter 4 - Inserting elements in slides
Chapter 5 - Creating tables, charts and smart graphics
Chapter 6 - Using slide masters and action buttons
Chapter 7 - Applying custom animation and setting shows
Chapter 8 - Integrating, sharing and protecting presentations
final exam - May 9th, 5:30 PM
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All Assignments for each week are due by 11:55 p.m. on Saturday.
Weeks 1- 4: 01/15/2018 thru 02/05/2018
Pretest,Introductions, Syllabus review,course overview
MS Word Exam
Weeks 5 - 8: 02/05/2018 thru 03/05/2018
MS Excel Exam
Weeks 9 -12 03/12/2018 thru 04/02/2018
MS Access Exam
Weeks 13 -16 04/09/2018 thru 04/30 PowerPoint
05/09/2017 Final exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Utilizes basic software development terminology and concepts.
PSLO 2. Applies a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product.
PSLO 3. Creates computer graphics for inclusion into a software product.
PSLO 4. Demonstrates ethics and professionalism within the computer field.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
SLO 1. Students will utilize basic software development terminology and concepts.
SLO 2. Students will apply a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product.
SLO 3. Students will create computer graphics for inclusion in a software product.
SLO 4. Students will demonstrates professionalism within the computer field.
|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.|
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|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
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
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
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.|