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         SYLLABUS                                  Spring 2016                 

  COM 111 – Introduction to Business Computers

Lead Instructor:  Craig Bradley                  Office Location:  K1105

Phone: 618-634-3345                                     Office Hours:  Posted on office door

E-mail: craigb@shawneecc.edu

 

 

Specific Course Description: This course provides the student with an in-depth study of computer concepts and terminology. The use of the computer in actual business applications will also be discussed. Hands on experience with computer software will be stressed. Utilization of Internet protocols such as email, FTP, rich media and Web Browsers will also be incorporated in the student curriculum.
Prerequisite:  None

 

Credit Hours:  4 credit hours. (3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of contact lab weekly)

 

Textbooks and Class Materials:
O’Leary and O’Leary, Computing Essentials - Introductory Edition 2014. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 2014. ISBN#978-0-07-779153-7 .
O'Leary and O'Leary, Microsoft Office 2013 The O'Leary Series. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 2014. ISBN# 978-0-07-351937-5 .
Microsoft Office 2013 Professional or University 365 containing
1.   Microsoft Word
2.      Microsoft Excel
3.      Microsoft Access
4.      Microsoft PowerPoint

Course Objectives: (All students must meet the Academic Core Competencies: Communication, Global and Cultural Awareness, Personal Growth and Responsibility, Problem Solving, and Research and Information Literacy (see the SCC Catalog for descriptions) as per the following course objectives)

 

Core Competencies/ Course Objectives/Assessment

Core Competency

Objective

Activity

Assessment Tool

  • Communication
  • Research & Information Literacy

Compose, design, and present a PowerPoint Presentation in your field of study incorporating various required technological elements with 70% or above accuracy for 5 minutes.

Research a topic for presentation to the class utilizing presentation software with required elements.

Checklist rubric

  • Communication
  • Research & Information Literacy
  • Problem-Solving

Format a research paper with footnotes, table of contents, title page, headers and footers, page numbers and bibliography with 70% or better accuracy.

Create a research paper formatted using MLA and APA style.

Answer key

  • Research & Information Literacy
  • Problem-Solving

Create and edit a large spreadsheet that incorporates multiple sheets, multiple sheet references, formulas and functions with 70% or better accuracy.

Create a multiple sheet spreadsheet that uses 3D and sheet references.

Answer key

  • Problem-Solving
  • Research & Information Literacy
  • Communication
  • Global & Cultural Awareness

The student will demonstrate knowledge of several types of computer organizations, industrial and job outlooks, and social issues with 70% or better accuracy.

Concepts exam

Answer key

  • Problem-Solving
  • Research & Information Literacy
  • Communication
  • Global & Cultural Awareness

The student will be able to effectively use email and other messaging techniques to communicate with the instructor and classmates, transfer files from remote databases, and use a web browser access the Internet.

Sending and receiving email, uploading and downloading assignments and files

Observation

  • Problem-Solving
  • Research & Information Literacy
  • Communication

Diagram and label the components of a microcomputer system unit describing each component’s function with at least 70% accuracy.

Discuss system unit chapter, describe and identify the function of each component, and label them

Answer key, diagram

 

Instructional Mode: Face to face and/or online.
Student Expectations: Due to the highly technical nature of this course, the student will be expected to attend all class meetings. If you deem it necessary to miss class, YOU will be responsible for all missed work. After three (two for Tuesday/Thursday classes) misses, your final grade will be lowered one point for each class meeting that you miss. Three tardies count as one absence.
Student Evaluation:

 

Grading Scale:


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

Data Processing Concepts (40% of final grade) 
3-4 Tests 100 points each (from Computing Essentials) 
4 lab tests 50 points each
Midterm and final exams are worth 200 points each 

Software Applications Assignments (50% of final grade)
Word-processing..............12.5%
Spreadsheet.....................12.5%
Database..........................12.5%
Presentation......................12.5%
Attendance and participation: (10% of final grade) For internet class, this would be chat sessions, instant messaging, and email messages sent and received.
 

Topical Outline/Agenda of Assignments:


Week 1:  Syllabi, Pretest, & Download Files from Web, Ch. 1—Information Technology, the Internet, & You

Week 2:  Word Lab 1, Ch. 2-- The Internet, the Web, and Electronic Commerce

Week 3:  Word Lab 2, Chapter 2 Completion & Ch. 1 & 2 Test Review 

Week 4:  Ch. 1 & 2 Test, Word Lab 3

Week 5:  Word Lab Test, Ch. 3 Application Software

Week 6:  Excel Lab 1, Complete Ch. 3 & Ch. 4 System Software

Week 7:  Excel Lab 2, Ch. 5 The System Unit, Ch. 3-5 Midterm Test Review & Exam

Week 8:   Small Fall/Spring Break----Have Fun!!!

Week 9:  Excel Lab 3, Ch. 6 Input and Output

Week 10:  Excel Lab 4, Ch. 7 Secondary Storage

Week 11:  Excel Lab Test, Access Lab 1, Ch. 8 Communications and Networks

Week 12:  Access Lab 2, Ch. 9 Privacy, Security & Ethics

Week 13:  Access Lab 3, Access Lab Test, Test Ch. 6-9

Week 14:  PowerPoint Lab 1, Power Point Lab 2, PowerPoint Project Guidelines

Week 15:  PowerPoint Projects, Make Up-Tests, Final Exam Review

Week 16:  Final Exams

*Students will be dropped by the instructor at mid-term if they are not making satisfactory progress and have missed 50% or more in class attendance.

Note:  The above schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.


 

Text Box:  Syllabus Attachment
Spring 2016 (revised 12/1/15)

Main Campus ** Anna Center ** Cairo Center ** Metro Center


MISSION STATEMENT
Shawnee Community College’s mission is to serve the needs of the students and our diverse community by providing quality higher education, community education, training, and services that are accessible, affordable, and promote life-long learning.

IMPORTANT DATES
Holiday.................................................................................................................... January 18
Holiday.................................................................................................................. February 15
Spring Break........................................................................................................ March 21-24
Holiday....................................................................................................................... March 25
Final Exams..................................................................................................... May 5, 6, 9, 10
Commencement............................................................................................................ May 12

WITHDRAWAL POLICY (Policy Manual: Section 9520)
The responsibility for withdrawing from a class rests with the student.  The student must abide by the following provisions:

Note:  Please consult the Official College Calendar for the final drop dates each semester.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to attend all class sessions for which they are scheduled.  The effect of absences on grades is determined by the instructor with the approval of the Vice President of Instructional Services.  Faculty may drop a student from class at mid-term if the student is not attending regularly and making progress toward successful completion of the course.  Any student enrolled after mid-term must withdraw from class following the procedure outlined above.

Students will be allowed to make up work missed because of legitimate class absences (scheduled, supervised college trips or functions).  However, instructors must be notified in person by the student prior to his or her absence.  Procedures for implementing this are as follows:

In cases of prolonged absences, students should notify the office of the Vice President of Student and Administrative Services.

SPECIAL NEEDS
The Special Needs Office at Shawnee Community College is dedicated to providing reasonable academic accommodations and support to all currently enrolled students who have a documented disability in accordance to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Special Needs Office is here to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need while attending the college. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Academic dishonesty is defined as, but is not limited to:

Penalties for the above listed offenses are found in the Student Handbook.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Student conduct is a concern of the students, faculty, administration and Board of Trustees.  The Student Conduct Code was developed as a guideline for the college in determining acceptable student conduct.  This document is printed in the annual Student Handbook.  Students should refer to the Student Handbook for additional information at www.shawneecc.edu/pdf/student_handbook.pdf.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
SCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work.  SCC ask that you become familiar with the emergency procedures found in the Student Handbook.  The SCC Saints Alert System notifies students by email or text message on their cell phone of campus closures for weather and/or other emergencies.  This is an opt-in service provided by SCC.  All users who sign up for this service will receive announcements regarding campus closures for weather and other emergencies, text messages to validate the service is working, and notification when the account is about to expire.  To sign up for Saints Alert System, go to the SCC website at www.shawneecc.edu and click on Saints ALERT.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
The SCC district covers a wide geographical area and weather conditions differ in certain areas.  A decision as to whether or not classes will be cancelled is made as early as possible, usually by 6:00 am. An announcement of any closing will be made over specified local radio and television stations.  The absence of such an announcement means that classes will be in session as scheduled.  Unless otherwise specified, an official closing announcement pertains to all Shawnee Community College classes (on-campus day, on-campus night, and off-campus extension).  SCC believes that our student body is mature enough to make wise decisions as to their ability to drive safely form their local community to the campus.  KFVS-12, WPSD-6, and WSIL-3 are the official news media that will be caring our inclement weather announcements.

COUNSELING
Sometimes the demands of college life can become overwhelming and unmanageable.  Students may feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless.  These feelings can easily disrupt academic performance and interfere with their ability to be successful in their classes.  Counseling services at SCC are confidential within ethical and legal guidelines.  Information does not become part of the academic record of the student.  Services are free of charge to all SCC students.

TUTORING LAB
Students who would like to obtain the services of a tutor may receive tutorial assistance through the Student Success Center (SSC) Tutoring Lab.  The Tutoring Lab is located in Room H2087 on Main Campus, and tutorial services are also available at the Anna Center, the Cairo Center, and the Metro Center.  Individual and group tutoring services are available.

WRITING LAB
The Writing Lab is available to students to work with word processing software and to do Internet research.  The Writing Lab may also be reserved to hold classes and workshops and has Smart Board technology for presentations.  The Writing Lab is located in Room H2086.

e-TUTORING
The Student Success Center also offers online tutoring services.  Students can receive assistance in numerous subjects including accounting, anatomy, biology, chemistry, math, physiology, research methods, and writing by accessing the online tutoring website, which gives a variety of options from which to choose.  Students may upload documents for writing feedback, chat with available tutors in a chat room, or post a questions for an online tutor to address.  The site also includes a resource library, which contains an extensive collection of links for information in many subject areas.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT – TITLE IX (Policy Manual:  Section 4515)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.  As such, Title IX mandates that no person shall be excluded from participation in or discriminated against on the basis of sex in programs or activities at educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. 

Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to sexual harassment and sexual assault.  Additionally, sexual misconduct is any conduct of a sexual nature that is without consent, or has the effect of threatening or intimidating another person at whom the action is directed.

Shawnee Community College adheres to all Title IX standards that prevent and rectify any form of discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is Jipaum Askew-Robinson, Vice President of Student and Administrative Services who can be reached at (618) 634-3360.

SMOKE AND TOBACCO-FREE Campus (Policy Manual: Section 4387)
To promote a safe, clean, and healthy learning and working environment, and in compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act (110 ILCS 64/1), Shawnee Community College prohibits the use of tobacco or smoking products inside college facilities, college vehicles, and on all college property. This includes the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette, pipe, electronic cigarette, or any other smoking device and/or equipment. The use of smokeless/chewing tobacco is also prohibited.

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