Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ITSC-1401- Section: 72
Introduction to Computers
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Instructor Information
Instructor Angela Clark
Phone(409) 984-6418
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
Hours:I do not have an on-campus office. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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 Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.
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; and use basic operating system functions.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and 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.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
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.
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.

Microsoft Office 365: A Skills Approach, 2019 Edition
Authors: Cheri Manning & Catherine Manning Swinson
Published by McGraw Hill
ISBN: 978-1-260-07944-9

Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbook by the SECOND week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given.

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
Lecture Topics
Introduction: Office 365--Essential Skills for Office

Word 365
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Word
Chapter 2 Formatting Text and Paragraphs
Chapter 3 Formatting Documents
Chapter 4 Working with Pictures, Tables, and Charts
Chapter 5 Working with Reports and Collaborating with Others

Excel 365
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Excel
Chapter 2 Formatting Cells
Chapter 3 Using Formulas and Functions
Chapter 4 Formatting Worksheets and Managing the Workbook
Chapter 5 Adding Charts and Analyzing Data

Access 365
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Access
Chapter 2 Working with Tables
Chapter 3 Using Queries and Organizing Information
Chapter 4 Working with Forms and Reports

PowerPoint 365
Chapter 1 Getting Started with PowerPoint
Chapter 2 Adding Content to Slides
Chapter 3 Formatting Presentations
Chapter 4 Managing and Delivering Presentations
Major Assignments

To be announced.
Final Exam Date May 13, 2021 - 12:00 AM   Through  May 19, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale 900 or more =A 800 - 899 = B 700 - 799 = C 600 - 699 = D Below 599 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Grading will be based on a point system. No averages or weighted scores will be used to make your final average. Each assignment or quiz submitted will earn you points toward you final total.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional 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 minute to complete class work or exams.

LATE WORK will not be accepted. Due dates are given with enough time to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.

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.

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. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
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.

Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment; a second incidence of academic dishonesty will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair.

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.

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. As an online course it is your responsibility to log in regularly and be aware of assignment expiration dates.
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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
Other 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.

E-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.
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.