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					                                  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
                                          SYLLABUS

                                         COMI – 1100 - 010
                                          SPRING – 2010

                                     WEDNESDAY - RM 6418
                                        9:00 am – 9:50 am
                                     WEDNESDAY – RM 6540
                                       10:00 am – 1:00 pm

                                    KINIGHT CAMPUS
                            INSTRUCTOR – MR. ANTHONY C. LISA
                                      alisa@ccri.edu

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                  Technology in Action Sixth Edition by Evans, Martin, and Poatsy
                  Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2005 by Kris Townsend
                  myitlab Access Card

Materials: One memory stick and a set of headphones to use in lab

EVERY DAY YOU MUST OPEN YOUR E-MAIL FOR NEWS
               FROM MR. LISA
WEEK       DISCOVORING COMPUTERS                   OFFICE 2007               ASSIGNMENTS

1 Jan 27   Why Computers Matter to You             MyCCRI &                  Setup e-mail account
                                                   myitlab                   Setup myitlab account
                                                                             e-mail

2 Feb 3    Looking at Computers                    Introduction to           Introduction
                                                           Office 2007

3 Feb 10      Test 1                                       Word 2007                      Word
                Chapters 1, 2, and
                Introduction

4 Feb 17      Using the Internet                           Word 2007                      Word

5 Feb 24      Using the Internet                           Word Review                    Web Search
                                                                                          Practice Tests

6 Mar 3       Test 2                                       Excel 2007                     Excel
                 Chapters 3 and
                 Word 2007

7 Mar 10      Application Software                         Excel 2007                     Excel

8 Mar 17      Using System Software                        Excel Review                   Practice Tests

                                      MARCH 21 – 27 SPRING BREAK

9 Mar 31      Test 3                                       Access 2007                    Access           \
                Chapters 4, 5, and
                Excel 2007

10 Apr 7      Understanding and Assessing Hardware         Access 2007                    Access

11 Apr 14     Networking and Security                      Access Review                  Practice Tests

12 Apr 21     Test 4                                       PowerPoint 2007                PowerPoint
                Chapters 6, 7 and
                Access 2007

13 Apr 28     Mobile Computing                             PowerPoint 2007                PowerPoint

14 May 5      System Hardware                              PowerPoint Review              Practice Tests

15 May 12     Test 5
                Chapters 7, 9, and
                PowerPoint




NOTES
   COURSE DESCRIPTION:                Introduction to Computers is a one (1) semester course which meets four (4)
   hours per week. Two (2) hours in lecture and two (2) hours are spent devoted to work in the computer lab. The
   course is designed so that the student will learn the principles of computers and information processing; and the
   fundamentals of Windows Vista, Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Access 2007, and
   Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
GRADING POLICY:             Tests               70%
                                    Lab Assignments        30%

MID YEAR & END OF YEAR GRADING CRITERIA

                                    A    93 – 100          C+   77 – 79
                                    A-   90 - 92           C    70 – 76
                                    B+   87 – 89           D+   67 – 69
                                    B    83 – 86           D    60 – 66
                                    B-   80 – 82           F     0 - -59

ASSIGNMENT POLICY:

   All myitlab assignments and other homework assignments are due prior to you taking a particular exam. If
    the assignments are turned in after to the exam has been taken the student will receive a grade of 0 for the
    missed exam. EXAMPLE All WORD assignments are due prior to taking Exam 2.

   All corrected assignments will be returned in the classroom, not in the computer laboratory.

   Students are expected to do their own work. A student may not use or copy another’s work (or portions of
    it) and represent it as his/her own. The penalty for cheating is SERVERE.

EXAMINATION POLICY:

   Five (5) EXAMS will be given.

   NO MAKEUP EXAMS – Each student is allowed to drop their lowest exam grade.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:

   Only five (5) absences are allowed. Anyone who misses six (6) or more classes will suffer a grade
    reduction.

   Any student who does not miss a class will receive 5 extra points on one test.

   A student is allowed only three (3) late arrivals for class. Points will be deducted from an exam grade every
    time you are late after you have utilized your three (3) lates.


MISCELLANEOUS:

   Do not lose or misplace this syllabus; the rules and procedures listed are strictly enforced.

   It is recommended that students read the assigned chapters prior to the class lectures. Class participation is
    encouraged.
   I have the right to raise or lower your grades based on subjective values such as attitude, class participation,
    preparation, understanding the material and attendance.

   Please be sure that all electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, etc.) are turned off during class.

				
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