ITSC-1401-71 - Intro to Computers
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1401-71 - Intro to Computers
|Semester||Summer I 2018|
|Instructor||Champagne, Adriane M.|
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|Course Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
ISBN: 978-1-305-87918-8 Carey/Oja/Parons/Pinard/Romer/Ruffolo/ New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016: Brief Cengage Learning 2017 (Required)
Computer, Microsoft Office 2016 and reliable internet connection.
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 weekly online. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
Quizzes will be given. Students not turning in quizzes by deadline will receive a grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
Assignments are due by the due date. NO LATE WORK IS EXCEPTED.
|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||July 5, 2018 - 8:00 PM Through July 7, 2018 - 11:30 PM|
For each week there will be a project and a possible quiz.
Week 1: Syllabus review, pre-test, Blackboard overview, Managing Your Files- Organizing File sand Folders with Windows 10.
Week 2: Word- Module 1 Creating and Editing a Document- Session 1.1 Writing a Business Letter and Formatting a Flyer, Session 1.2 Formatting a Document. Word Module 2 Navigating and Formatting a Document â€“ Session 2.1 Editing an Academic Document According to MLA Style , Session 2.2 Bibliography, Review for Word Test, Exam 1 Computer Concepts and Word.
Week 3: Excel Module 1 Creating a Customer Order Report Session 1.1 Week 7: Excel Module 1 continued Session 1.2 Excel Formulas and Functions, Module 2 Session 2.1 Formatting Workbook Text and Data
Week 4: Excel Module 2 continued Session 2.2 Designing a Printout,
Review for Test, Exam 2 Excel.
Week 5: Power Point Module 1 Creating a Presentation Session 1.1, Session 1.2 Slide show and Presenter Views, July 5-7 Final Exam
Schedule is subject to change
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: June 4-10 Syllabus review, pre-test, Blackboard, Managing Your Files- Organizing File sand Folders with Windows 10.
Week 2: June 11-17 Word- Module 1 Creating and Editing a Document- Session 1.1 Writing a Business Letter and Formatting a Flyer, Session 1.2 Formatting a Document Word Module 2 Navigating and Formatting a Document â€“ Session 2.1 Editing an Academic Document According to MLA Style , Session 2.2 Bibliography, Review for Word Test. Exam 1 Computer Concepts and Word
Week 3: June 18-24 Excel Module 1 Creating a Customer Order Report Session 1.1 Excel Module 1 continued Session 1.2 Excel Formulas and Functions, Module 2 Session 2.1 Formatting Workbook Text and Data
Week 4: June 25-July 1Excel Module 2 continued Session 2.2 Designing a Printout, Review for Test. Excel Module 3 continued Session 3.2 Cell references and Formulas, Review for Test, Exam 2 Excel.
Week 5: July 2 -July 9 Power Point Module 1 Creating a Presentation Session 1.1, Session 1.2 Slide show and Presenter Views, review for Final Exam,
July 5-7 Final Exam
Schedule is subject to change
|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||
1. Obtains general knowledge of networking and computer terms through content reading material (PSLO ALPHA) measured by pretest/posttest.
2. Describe current technology including hardware, software, and digital media (PSLO 1) measured by embedded test questions.
3. Use current Microsoft Office programs to develop professional results from software use. (PSLO 2) measured with rubrics applied to hands-on projects.
4. Students demonstrate ethics and professionalism (PSLO 4), measured by embedded test questions.
|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.|
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. All work is to be uploaded in BlackBoard
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.
Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not drop grades.
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, Microsoft Office 2016, 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 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.
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.
|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.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
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.|