Course Syllabus - Tulsa Community College

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					                                           Course Syllabus
                                             Spring 2011

COMPUTER CONCEPTS & APPLICATIONS                     Instructor: S. Nasir Ahmed
CSC - 1203                                                 Office Phone: 595-7473
SEC - 208                                                  Home Phone : 663-7302
CALL –22230                                          Associate Dean: Mr. Ernnest Evans
                                                           Office Phone : 595-7439

  Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday Room # NE A112                Time: 12:30pm - 1:50pm
  Lab:     Tuesday & Thursday Room # NE A112                Time: 12:30pm - 1:50pm


Excel, Word, Internet, Access, Network Fundamentals, or Introduction to programming. See any
computer science faculty member or counseling for more information.


The General Education Goals are designed to ensure that graduates of Tulsa Community College have the
skills, knowledge, and attitudes to carry them successfully through their work and their personal lives.
General Education Goals relevant to CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications include Computer
Proficiency and Effective Communication.


The following materials may be purchased at the campus bookstore and will be used throughout the
semester.You should have some means of backing up your work. USB flash drives, CD work best. Please
note: It is a good policy to always keep a backup copy of every assignment you complete in any class.

                      Textbook for Lecture
Textbook Title:       Technology in Action Complete, Sixth Edition
By:                   Evans, Martin, and Poatsy
Published by:         Pearson
Edition:              Custom
Date:                 2009

                      Textbook for Lab
Textbook Title:       GO! With Microsoft Office 2007 Introductory
By:                   Gaskin, Ferrett, Vargas, and McLellan
Published by:         Pearson
Edition:              Custom
Date:                 2009

The terminology of computers is presented . A major focus will be the concept of
“ computer literacy”. The student will do several projects utilizing the major software features
of Microsoft Office and the Internet.


This is a theory /application course. The theory introduces the role of computers in all aspects of global
society including security issues. The application segment utilizes Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel,
Access, Power Point and the Internet to equip students with basic computer skills necessary for their
academic and professional careers. It will serve as the first course to be taken by any computer science
major, may satisfy a computer science requirement for another discipline, a university parallel transferable
course and meets the computer proficiency requirements mandated by the Oklahoma State Regents for the
Higher Education.
Lecture 2 hours Laboratory 2 hours.


** Become familiar with tools for an Information Age.
** Understanding the operating systems, Applications software.
** Understanding central processing unit, input and output.
** Familiarize with word processing, spreadsheets and business graphics.
** Know the components of a computer, storage devices and networking.
** Demonstrate knowledge of database and management information systems.
** General concepts of programming & languages. Discuss security techniques & Privacy.
** Describe career growth opportunities in information systems.
** Understanding and knowledge of the Internet, the basic function of
   Electronic mail, web page and general concepts for a Office 2007.


This course will consist of a mixture of lab and lecture. There will be Test 1,Test 2 and final examination.
Pop quizzes will be given unannounced.

NOTE: You are responsible to keep up with the schedule, assignments, and exams. It is the students
responsibility to read, understand and retain this syllabus.


Grades are based on a percentage of total points accumulated:

           90 & above = A           Concepts Chapter Assignments: = 100 pts.
           80 - 89    =B            Lab Assignments: (10 @ 10pts each) = 100 pts
           70 - 79    =C            Quiz: (5 @ 20pts each)             = 100 pts
           60 - 69    =D            Test ( 2 Test @ 100pts each)       = 200 pts
           59 & below = F           Final Exam                         = 100 pts
                                                                Total = 600 pts

Class participation is important to be successful in this course. Attendance is not mandatory,
However points missed for assignments or quizzes cannot be made up. A borderline grade can be raised
with perfect attendance. Makeup exams are at the discretion of the instructor and should be arranged in
advance. Pop quizzes cannot be made up. Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the assigned
due date. One letter grade will be deducted for late assignments.


Non- attendance does not constitute withdrawal from the class. The responsibility is yours!


Please visit with the TCC Counseling Center or the Counseling Center at the college or university to which
you plan to transfer to determine transferability status of this course.


TCC provides accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act. For information, students may contact the disabled Student Resource Center, 918-595-7115, or the
Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 918-595-7428V, 918-595-7434TTY.


Academic dishonesty (cheating) is defined as the deception of others about one’s own work or about the
work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at campuses within the
Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a policy delegating certain forms of
authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such disciplinary actions delegated to the faculty include,
but are not limited to, the dismissal of disrespectful or disorderly students from classes.


Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC
catalog. TCC Student Handbook, TCC Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook,
and semester information listed in the Class Schedule. It is the student’s responsibility
to withdraw from this course. Check TCC schedule for the last day to withdraw with “AW”.


Each Student is expected to complete assignments individually and independently. It is a
violation of law to create unauthorized duplicates of copyrighted microcomputer software.
Tulsa Community College makes every effort to support these copyright agreements and
does not support illegal duplication of any copyrighted materials.

Access to computing resources is a privilege granted to all TCC faculty, staff, and students. Use of TCC
computing resources is limited to purposes related to the College’s mission of education, research, and
community service. Student use of technology is governed by the Computer Services Acceptable Use
Statements/Standards found in the TCC Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook. This handbook may be
obtained by contacting any Student Activities or Dean of Student Services office.


Please note: The schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating
circumstances. ALL assignments and labs are due at the beginning of the Lab Class on the announced due

                                         Tentative Agenda

Week -------------------

      1/11 - Review Syllabus / Introduction to course

      1/13 - Familiarize with lab & equipment.

      1/18 - Chapter 1: Why Computers Matter To You
      1/20 - Lab 1 Overview windows Vista Project 1 A – Content Based Assessments Matching.

      1/25 - Chapter 2: Looking at Computers
      1/27 - Lab 2 Word Project 5A and 5B ( Page Word 3 – Word 48).

      2/1   - Chapter 3: Using the Internet
      2/3   - Lab 3 Word Project 5C and 5D ( Page Word 52 – Word 57).

       2/8 - Chapter 4: Application Software
       2/10 - Lab 4 Word Project 6A and 6B ( Page Word 73 – Word 121).

       2/15 - Lab 5 Excel Project 9A and 9B (page Excel 275 – Excel 341).
       2/17 - Review for Test 1

       2/22 - Test 1 ( Ch- 1,2,3, 4)
       2/24 - Lab 6 Excel Project 10A and 10B (page Excel 373 – Excel 417).

      3/1   - Chapter 6: Understanding and Assessing Hardware
      3/3   - Lab 6 Continued…
3/8 - Chapter 7: Networking and Security
3/10 - Lab 7 Access Project 12A and 12B (page Access 521 – Access 571).

3/22 - Chapter 8: Mobile Computing
3/24 - Lab 7 continued….

3/29 - Review for Test 2
3/31 - Test 2 ( Ch- 6,7,8 )

4/5   - Chapter 11: Database and Information Systems
4/7   - Lab 8 Access Project 13A (page Access 603 – Access 631).

4/12 - Chapter 12: Behind Scenes: Network and Security
4/14 - Lab 9 Power Point Project 15A and 15B (page Power Point 773 – Power Point 813).

4/19 - Chapter 13: Behind Scenes : The Internet
4/21 - Lab 10 Power Point Project 15C and 15D (page Power Point 773 – Power Point 813).

4/26 - All Homework Assignments are due
4/28 - All Lab Assignments are due

5/3   - Review for Final Exam ( Ch- 11,12,13 )
5/5   - Final Exam

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