Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ITSW-1301- Section: 1H
Introduction to Word Processing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Adriane Champagne
Phone(409) 984-6416
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 207
Hours:Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Subject to change
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description An overview of the production of documents, tables and graphics.
Prerequisites None.
Learning Outcomes Identify word processing terminology and concepts PSLO ALPHA Measured by quiz.
Create technical documents PSLO 4 measured by assignment rubric.
Format and edit documents PSLO 5 measured by assignment rubric.
Use simple tools and utilities PSLO 3 measured by exam.
Print document PSLO 2 measured by assignment rubric.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1 Demonstrates professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
PSLO 2 Uses appropriate business administration skills.
PSLO 3 Uses appropriate office software applications.
PSLO 4 Creates effective business documents by applying ethical communication practices.
PSLO 5 Evaluates business documents.
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.

ISBN: 9781305880962
****Can be a used book***

or Cengage Unlimited
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Syllabus, Computer Orientation;
Week 2: Chapter 1 - Preparing Documents
Week 3: Chapter 2 - Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
Week 4: Chapter 2 - Formatting Characters and Paragraphs continued
Week 5: Project, Exam
Week 6: Chapter 3 - Customizing Paragraphs continued
Week 7: Chapter 4 - Formatting Pages
Week 8: Chapter 4 - Formatting Pages continued
**Spring Break 03/15/2021-03/19/2021**
Week 9 :Chapter 5 - Applying Formatting and Inserting Objects
Week 10: Chapter 5 - Applying Formatting and Inserting Objects
Week 11: Chapter 6 - Maintaining Documents
Week 12: Chapter 6 - Maintaining Documents
Week 13: Marketing Assignment
Week 14: Chapter 7 - Creating Tables and SmartArt
Week 15: Chapter 7 - Creating Tables and SmartArt
Week 16: Project Work and Final

(This schedule is subject to change)
Major Assignments
Week 1/19/2021: Syllabus, Computer Orientation Online learning worksheet due 1/22/2021
Week 1/25/2021: Chapter 1 - Quiz- Assignment Block-style letter and Flyer
Week 2/1/2021: Chapter 2 - Quiz-Assignment Formatting document
Week 2/8/2021: Chapter 2 - MLS Guidelines
Week 2/15/2021: Chapter 3 - EXAM 1-Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2/22/21: Chapter 3 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 3/1/2021: Chapter 4 - Assignment Quiz
Week 3/8/2021: Chapter 4 - Assignment Quiz
**SPRING BREAK 03/15/2021- 03/19/2021**
Week 03/22/2021: Chapter 5 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 03/29/2021: Chapter 5 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 11: Chapter 6 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 12: Chapter 6 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 13: Marketing Assignments
Week 14: Chapter 7 - Quiz- Assignment
Week 15: Chapter 7-Quiz- Assignment
Week 16 Final Exam Chapter 5, 6, & 7

(This schedule is subject to change)
Final Exam Date May 11, 2021 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 11, 2021 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exam 40%
Assignments/ Quizzes 60%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by e-mail. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office in person or schedule a virtual meeting on TEAMS.
Homework assignments will be given each week. Not all homework may be graded.
LATE WORK is highly discouraged and will incur a 25 point penalty for every day it is late. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Academic Policies:
Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any academic work or exam in question; a second incidence of academic dishonesty on any academic work or exam in question will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair. This could result in the student being given an "F" for the course.
Exams: You must work alone while taking the exam. Cheating on exams is not acceptable and will be subject to violations of the Academic Dishonesty policy.
NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. If a student should miss an exam, at the end of the semester, the instructor will average all exam grades [including the zero(s)] to replace the zero for the missed exam.
EXAMPLE: 4 test grades: 100, 100, 0, 80 = 280; 280/4= 70; 70 will go in the place of the zero.; Test grades are now 100, 100, 70,80
Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam.
Quizzes :
Weekly quizzes could be given covering the chapter studied that week. Dates for quizzes are listed on the Course Calendar and on the To do list. There will be no makeups for missed quizzes. Missed quizzes will receive a score of zero.
Other class policies: Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given.
**No emailed work is accepted.**
Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings. A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.
Student IDs are required for the first exam. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered no ID, no exam. In an online course you could be required to show your student ID during an online Exam or meeting if requested.
Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not drop grades.
Software Requirements:
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
**Reliable Internet access is required for all courses. Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams.
DO NOT wait until the last minutes to complete class work or exams.
I will post announcements weekly, usually early in the week. These announcements indicate upcoming due dates and notes important to your success in this course. You should READ these Announcements every week. I also recommend using the BlackBoard app on your phone, with notifications, so that you immediately receive notices of new announcements for this class.
Classroom Etiquette:
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the Internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
No cell phones should be visible or heard during class. Again, you will be asked to leave the room for the remainder of the class. No blue tooth technology or recording of lectures in any format (unless approved by the instructor). No charging of cell phones in the classroom.
E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any return phone number.
Attendance Policy 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.
To be successful in this course, the student MUST purchase the assigned textbook and log into BlackBoard at least 2-3 times weekly. Regular, reliable access to BlackBoard via Internet is required for this online course. Attendance is monitored via Blackboard reports of logins and interaction with course.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class face to face or online meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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.