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 firstname.lastname@example.org Text 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.