CIS110: Computer Concepts

Chapter Study Questions - Assignments - Competencies

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Timothy N. Trainor

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A survey course on computer concepts and applications associated with the current generation of computer technology. In addition, technological trends and the potential impact computers have on careers and lifestyles are discussed. Computer Concepts also provides hands-on work with computers through the introduction of commonly used application packages--word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation graphics, image editing and Internet browsing software within the Windows operating environment. Students interested in business applications and the introduction to computer programming should enroll in CIS 120A Introduction to Computer Information Systems.

PREREQUISITE: None. This course is designed for students not interested in a degree in Computer Network Technology or Computer Programming.

Technology in Action 6th Edition Office 2007 Tutorial

MATERIALS: USB Flash drive (1GB or larger capacity)

EMAIL: - All email communication originating from MCC to students will be via their MCC email account. CHECK YOUR MCC EMAIL FREQUENTLY!


COURSE FORMAT: The class is conducted as a series of lectures and demonstrations. Hands-on work with computers is used weekly to highlight computer applications. Outside work in the form of reading, answering questions, creating slideshows and using the Internet along with common application software will be expected.

GRADING: Final grades are determined by your final examination, quizzes and points earned from completing class assignments. Points are assigned as follows: quizzes (90), answers to related study questions (10), computer-oriented projects (varies), PowerPoint project (200), and final examination (300). Points deducted from computer-oriented projects that were submitted on or before the due date can be re-graded for additional points. Re-grades must be submitted with the original.

Final Grading Scale:

The final examination is a hands-on 300 point test using the computer technology taught in this class. Students will be expected to have a working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Photoshop and File Management.

Note: Homework not collected by last day of class and final examination papers are only kept for two weeks after the end of the semester.

BONUS POINTS: Ten (10) bonus points will be awarded to students who bring Module study question answers to the lecture covering the related Module and stay for the lecture.

QUIZZES: Quiz questions can be any combination of Multiple Choice, Fill-in, or Short Answer. Students are expected to spell key terms from the study questions correctly, to answer in complete sentences, and to spell out words associated with acronyms. Failure to do so will result in a loss of points.

ATTENDANCE POLICY and MISSED QUIZZES: The instructor reserves the right to withdraw any student absent from three class sessions. Missed quizzes CANNOT be taken at a later date. However, 1 quiz score is dropped prior to figuring final grades. Students missing more than one quiz will receive zero points for those quiz scores.

LATE WORK: Assignments must be turned in during class on the due date. Any assignments turned in after the class due date will automatically have 20 percent of the possible points deducted and can not be re-graded. Late work and re-grades will not be accepted after Week 14.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Honesty is highly valued at Muskegon Community College. As a teacher I would also like to promote students in my classes helping one another. However, for assignments in this class I expect you to work either on your own, with students presently taking CIS 110 at MCC, or with the Supplemental Instructor (SI) or tutor provided by the college. You cannot consult with other teachers, friends, relatives, perfect strangers or people who took this class in the past when doing assignments for this class. If you do work with others, their names MUST appear on the assignment after your name like this:

Tim Trainor with help from Diane Krasnewich and Dale Nesbary.

Academic dishonesty (cheating) could involve:

Anyone caught cheating will be withdrawn from class.

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