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INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CIS 101 Syllabus CIS 101 Syllabus Page 1 Instructor: Dave Fitzgerald Office Location: William Atkinson Hall, room 226B Office Hours: By appointment Phone: 517.796.8676 E-Mail: [email protected] Personal Webpage: http://personal.jccmi.edu/dave.fitzgerald Course URL: http://jetnet.jccmi.edu/login/index.php OVERVIEW This course is designed to make the student computer literate. Systems concepts are introduced with an emphasis on software utilization. This course is divided into two sections: a lecture section and a lab section. Each of these sections is described below. Click here to view the preview webpage for this class. PREREQUISITES ENG 085, ENG 090 and MTH 098 or higher COURSE GOALS To familiarize the student with current computer terminology To develop a basic understanding of computer hardware and software To become familiar with multiple software packages COURSE OBJECTIVES Students will receive "hands on" computer experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and presentation software. Students will create, save, modify, and print documents created in Microsoft Word and Excel. Students will be expected to create and present a project using Microsoft Office applications. LECTURE SECTION DESCRIPTION This portion of the course is designed to make the student computer literate. Systems concepts are introduced with an emphasis on software utilization. Students will be tested on the material in the Lecture book (Discovering Computers 20010).INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CIS 101 Syllabus CIS 101 Syllabus Page 2 LAB SECTION DESCRIPTION This portion of the course is also designed to make the student computer literate. Systems concepts are introduced with an emphasis on computer software utilization. Students use microcomputers to learn word processing (Word 2007), presentation software (PowerPoint 2007), and electronic spreadsheets (Excel 2007.) Students will complete unit assignments, projects, and tests based on the material in the Lab book (Microsoft Office 2007: Premium Video Edition). SUGGESTED MATERIALS Portable Flash memory stick for file management REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS LECTURE: Shelly/Cashman’s Discovering Computers 2010: Introductory edition, Course Technology, ISBN: 0-324-78646-8. LAB: Friedrichsen, Duffy, Reding, Beskeen, Cram: Microsoft Office 2007–Premium Video Edition, Course Technology, ISBN: 0-324-82708-3. These books are in two different packages. One package contains a 180 Day trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 if you need access to the software. All JCC computer classrooms have the Office 2007 software installed. Both packages are available at the JCC bookstore or online by clicking here. ASSOCIATE DEGREE OUTCOMES The Jackson Community College Board of Trustees has developed a list of essential skills which all of its associate degree graduates will enhance during their college experience. The Board has said: JCC's goal is to prepare students to live productive and meaningful lives. Implicit in this goal are efforts to prepare students to: (a) live and work in the twenty-first century, (b) be employed in situations which will require retraining several times during a productive life, and (c) function in a rapidly changing informational society (ADO2, ADO1A, ADO1B ADO4, ADO7, ADO15). Click here to view specific ADO descriptions: http://www.jccmi.edu/InstitutionalResearch/Associate%20Degree%20Outcomes.pdf The highest priority skills include, among others: 1) The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and intelligibly, using oral skills 2) Use critical thinking and problem solving skills 3) Use computers and other technologies appropriate to the program of studyINTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CIS 101 Syllabus CIS 101 Syllabus Page 3 GRADING PROCEDURE You can figure your grade at any point by taking the total amount of points that you have earned and dividing this number by the total amount of points possible at that point. Then plug this number into the Grading Scale listed below to determine your grade. Tentative activities which are subject to change: Lecture: 3 chapter tests @ 100 points each or 300 points 11 Quizzes @ 20 points each or 220 points 520 points Lab: 2 tests (Word and Excel) 150 points 1 PowerPoint presentation 75 points 10 Unit exercises @10 points 100 points 8 Project exercises @ 20 each 160 points 485 points GRADING SCALE Percentage Grade 94-100 4.0 88-93 3.5 82-87 3.0 76-81 2.5 70-75 2.0 64-69 1.5 58-63 1.0 52-57 0.5 Below 52 0.0 PARTICIPATION and ATTENDANCE POLICY Your participation is expected within the class Web site. Your success will depend greatly on the time spent completing assignments and projects as well as practicing on the computer. Attendance will be taken during each week and reported periodically to the Registrar’s Office. Definitions include: ―H‖—the student is not doing acceptable work and needs ―help‖ to be successful, ―Q‖—the student has not participated/attended and the instructor believes they have unofficially withdrawn, and ―V‖—the instructor ―verifies‖ that the student is participating/attending and doing acceptable work. It is ultimately the responsibility of the student to withdraw from the course. You should also contact your instructor when considering a withdrawal.INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CIS 101 Syllabus CIS 101 Syllabus Page 4 HOMEWORK/COMPUTER ASSIGNMENTS I have posted all of the course assignments inside the Weekly outline area of our course Web site. Assignments should be completed using techniques covered and outlined in the books. Late assignments will be accepted up to two weeks late after the due date without a penalty. Any work handed in after the two week grace period will be accepted with a 50% deduction. TESTS Lecture tests for this class will be given on-line or as written tests, details regarding each exam will be posted inside the course Web site. If you are unable to take a test within the given time frame, you must make arrangements to take the exam at another time before it is reviewed. Make-up exams taken after the test date tend to be more difficult than the original test. Academic honesty is expected of all students. It is the ethical behavior that includes producing their own work and not


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