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                  Section 0509
                    4 Units

                 Cuyamaca College
              SUMMER Semester, 2006
            June 12th through August 3rd
                   FINAL EXAM,
              August 2nd and August 3rd

Room E 109
8 AM to 10:45 AM

             Theresa A. Smith, Instructor

May 11, 2006

Dear CIS 110 Student
       Welcome to the course, CIS 110, 0509, Principles of Information Systems!
This is an introductory computer course and is taught in a lecture/lab
       If you are a Computer Science major, this course is a great place to start.
If you are using this class as a requirement for another major, it is a terrific
beginning to getting to know and understand computers.

       The textbooks for this class include:
          • The core text—Discovering Computers 2006, --A Gateway to
             Information, Shelly Cashman Series
          • The lab books ,The Shelly Cashman Series
                 o Microsoft Word 2003
                 o Microsoft Excel 2003
                 o Microsoft Access 2003
                 o Microsoft Power Point 2003

      In the Discovering Computers 2006 text you will learn about such topics
as application and system software, hardware, input, output, storage,
telecommunications and a broad range of other computer and information
systems related topics that pertain to the use of today’s information system

       Since there are no “prerequisites” for the class, and the computer skill
levels of our students vary, the instructor will provide a quick review of the use of
Windows/file management. Students will also be required to complete a brief
Internet project.

        In addition, part of the coursework will be dedicated to using the SAM
2003 Assessment and Training/Testing software. Utilization of SAM allows the
student to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a hands-on environment. It
also prepares them for becoming MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist)
certified. Being able to utilize this type of skill based training puts the student in a
better place to compete with their peers in today’s job market.

       I always enjoy teaching this class because it gives the student an
overview of so many different facets of computing and at the end of the semester
I am still “amazed” at how much students have learned.

Best wishes for a successful learning experience. Happy Computing!!

Theresa A. Smith

                     Section 0509
                       4 Units
This course is a computer literacy course designed for students in a variety of
disciplines who have had some experience on the computer. It includes:
        a.    The use of computers for business applications.
        b.    An overview of current and possible future applications.
        c.    Common computer systems and their design.
        d.    Computer terminology and concepts

Students will have the opportunity to use computers completing lab projects in
Microsofts' Windows XP, Internet Explorer, Word Processing, Spreadsheets,
Database, Presentation Graphics and the Internet running in a local area
network environment. The lab projects will apply the use of the computer in a wide
variety of applications with an emphasis in business. The course emphasis will be
on developing general problem solving abilities using the computer.

Students will learn to:
     a.      Differentiate between the various categories of computers
     b.      Use the Internet and World Wide Web
     c.      Identify and explain the key features of various application Software
     d.      Describe the various parts of the System Unit
     e.      Identify and describe various Input Devices
     f.      Identify and describe various Output Devices
     g.      Differentiate between storage and memory
     h.      Understand the various types of permanent and portable storage
     i.      Identify various network and stand alone operating systems.

Core Text
      Discovering Computers 2006, --A Gateway to Information, Shelly
      Cashman Series--required
Lab Books
      The lab books are The Shelly and Cashman Series:
                o Microsoft Word 2003 --required
                o Microsoft Excel 2003 -- required
                o Microsoft Access 2003 --required
                o Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 –required
                o Training CD-ROM: SAM 2003 version 3.0 --required
      Three floppy disks or USB Flash Drive (preferably)

    1.   Lecture
    2.   Demonstrations
    3.   Handouts (Lab Assignments)
    4.   Lab work (hands-on, using the computer and lab books)

• Students missing 5 classes or more may be dropped from the class.
• Students may be dropped from the class if they have been absent and do not
  communicate with me within 5 days of an absence.
• It is the student's responsibility to drop the class if it becomes necessary. If
  you do not drop the class it is possible that you will receive an "F" grade in the

  Should you have a problem do not hesitate to call me at (858) 279-8239 or
                     email me at

All quizzes are:
           • Based upon the slideshows presented in class for each chapter as
              well as the reading of each chapter in the Discovering Computers
              2006 book
           • Students are required to read all chapters in the Discovering
              Computers 2006 book in advance of the slideshow and lectures.

There will be an application test following completion of each part of Microsoft
Office 2003 (i.e. Word, Excel and Access).
               *******There will be no makeup tests or quizzes*****

               You must take the Final Exam to pass the course.

All MS/OFFICE 2003 Lab Assignments in the Shelly and Cashman computer
application books (lab books) are outlined in handouts given to the student by the
instructor. These Lab Assignment handouts detail exactly what projects the student
will complete while using the computer along with the lab books. The handouts
also assign the project due date for a lab assignment.
NOTE: Extra lab time may be required on the part of the student to complete
the lab assignments. Students are required to register in CIS198 and log into and
out of the Red Canyon computer in the back of the classroom. All SAM Training
sessions must be completed in the classroom.

Should you have a disability, please inform the instructor and contact DSPS to
assist you in being successful at taking this class. Their phone number is (619)

A = 90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 0-59%

All grading is done on an absolute scale based on a percentage of the total points
possible. Approximate breakdown of points to be awarded is shown in the table

                 CIS110 / 0509    COURSEWORK                      POSSIBLE
   QUIZZES (5)                                                         250
   MICROSOFT OFFICE LAB ASSIGNMENTS , #1                               320
   THROUGH #6 (Handouts from instructor)
     #1 - WINDOWS XP                 20 points
     #2 - INTERNET EXPLORER          20 points
     #3 -- WORD 2003                 60 points
     #4– EXCEL 2003                120 points
     #5 – ACCESS 2003               60 points
     #6-- POWER POINT 2003          40 points
   SAM Training sessions and Exams (14 exams)                          210
   POWER POINT 2003 PROJECT                                            100
   APPLICATION TESTS (3)                                               300
   MIDTERM (Word/Excel Project)                                        100
   COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM                                            300
   TOTAL POINTS                                                       1580

                Tentative Class SCHEDULE FOR CIS 110 - 0509
                  SUMMER Semester, Cuyamaca College, 2006

The following schedule is subject to modification by me as announced in the classroom and is
dependent upon the progress of the class in the coursework presented.

      WEEK         READING                                        IN THE LAB
      1        **DC CHAPTER 1          Lab Assignment #1 (Windows XP)
               **DC-CHAPTER 2          Lab Assignment #2 (Internet Explorer)
      2        **DC-CHAPTER 3          QUIZ #1 (chapters 1, and 2-- DC book
               **DC-CHAPTER 4          Lab Assignment #3 (Word 2003)
                                       SAM WORD 2003 Training and Exams (3)
      3        **DC CHAPTER 5          Word Application Test
                                       Lab Assignment #4, Part I (Excel 2003)
                                       QUIZ #2 (chapters 3 and 4--DC book)
                                       SAM EXCEL 2003 Training and Exams (2)
      4        **DC- CHAPTER 6         Lab Assignment #4, Part II (Excel 2003)
                                       SAM EXCEL 2003 Training and Exams (2)
                                       QUIZ #3 (chapters 5 and 6-- DC book
                                      No Class Monday, July 5th
      5        **DC- CHAPTER 7         Lab Assignment #4 Part III (Excel 2003)
                                       SAM EXCEL 2003 Training and Exams (2)
                                       Excel Application Test
      6        **DC- CHAPTER 8         Lab Assignment #5 (Access 2003)
               **DC- CHAPTER 9         SAM ACCESS training sessions (3)
                                       QUIZ #4 (chapters 7 and 8-- DC book)
      7        **DC- CHAPTER 11        Access Application Test
                                       Lab Assignment #6(Power Point 2003)
                                       SAM Power Point training sessions (2)
                                       QUIZ #5 (chapters 9 and 11-- DC book)
      8        Complete Lab Work       PowerPoint Project
                                       Power Point Presentations and FINAL Exams

      **Discovering Computers 2006 A Gateway to Information


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