NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ANNANDALE CAMPUS

 

COURSE :               ITE 115 – 25N
Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
3 credits
Spring 2012
CM 128

Tuesday: 7:30PM - 10:10PM  

 

INSTRUCTOR:                                       Cuong H. Hoang

PHONE NUMBERS:                              (703)622-0346

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                                choang@nvcc.edu

OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATION:      Thursday 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM CT 232

 

REQUIRED TEXT:

Computers Understanding Technology, 4th edition, Fuller and Larson, EMC Paradigm, ISBN: 9780763837280
Microsoft Office 2010 Brief Edition, Rutkosky, Seguin, and Roggenkamp, EMC Paradigm, ISBN: 9780763837723 (
resources)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: a flash drive

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND/OR OBJECTIVES:

Computer literacy was once defined as being familiar with hardware and software, including applications such as word processing or the use of spreadsheets. Today, understanding and using technology has become a survival skill, and computer literacy must include knowing the role and uses of the Internet and the connection of technology to nearly every aspect of daily activities at home and in the workplace. In this course students will build their knowledge of key computer concepts, including the functions of the Internet and Web, computer systems and applications, and the range of ethical issues that continue to emerge in our global, technology-driven society.

 

This course also prepares students to work with Microsoft Office 2010 in  a career setting or for personal use.

 

 

CALENDAR OF CLASS MEETINGS:

 

This schedule may be adjusted according to the class needs.

 

Week

Day

Computers Understanding Technology

MS Office 2010

Note

1

01/10

1: Our Digital World

hw p. 39: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

due: 01/17/12

Windows 7

Internet Explorer 8.0

file# 1

2

01/17

2: Input and Process

hw p.94: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Word: Section 1

file# 2

all hw due:

01/24/12

3

01/24

3: Output and Storage

hw p.147: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Word: Section 2

file# 3

all hw due:

01/31/12

last drop

01/26/12

4

01/31

4: System Software

hw p.195: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Word: Section 3

file# 4

all hw due:

02/07/12

5

02/07

5:  Application Software

hw p.247: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Excel: Section 1 & 2

file# 5

all hw due:

02/14/12

6

02/14

6: Telecommunications and Network

hw p.298: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Excel: Section 3

file# 6

all hw due:

02/21/12

7

02/21

9: Database and Information Management

hw p.436: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Access: Section 1 & 2

file# 7

all hw due:

02/28/12

8

02/28

8: Security Issues and Strategies

hw p.393: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Access: Section 3

file# 8

all hw due:

03/13/12

9

03/06

Spring Break

 

No Class

10

03/13

   

 

Midterm

11

03/20

 10: Information Systems

hw p.475: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

PowerPoint: Section 1 & 2

file# 9

all hw due:

03/27/12

last to withdraw

03/27/12

12

03/27

 11: Electronic Commerce

hw p532: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10

Integrating

file# 10

all hw due:

04/03/12

13

04/03

7: The Internet and the World Wide Web

hw p. 351: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

HTML

(activities at the end of file# 11)

file# 11

all hw due:

04/10/12

14

04/10

13: Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence

HTML

(activities at the end of file# 12)

file# 12

hw due:

04/17/12

15

04/17

14: Computer Ethics

HTML

(activities at the end of file# 13)

file# 13

hw due:

04/24/12

16

04/24

Review

 

 

17

05/01

 

 

Final

 

GRADING SCALE AND OVERALL STANDARDS:

The final grade will be determined by adding the following elements:
Attendance 10%
Homework 60%
Midterm Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%


The grading scale is as follows:
A: =90 .. 100
B: =80 .. <90
C: =70 .. <80
D: =60 .. <70
F: =0 .. <60


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:  When College officials award credit, degrees, and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of the work you have done; therefore, it is important that you maintain the highest standard of honor in your scholastic work. The College does not tolerate academic dishonesty.  Students who are not honest in their academic work will face disciplinary action along with any grade penalty the instructor imposes.  Procedures for disciplinary measures and appeals are outlined in the Student Handbook.  In extreme cases, academic dishonesty may result in dismissal from the College.  Academic dishonesty, as a general rule, involves one of the following acts:

1.       Cheating on an examination or quiz, including the giving, receiving, or soliciting of information and the unauthorized use of notes or other materials during the examination or quiz.

2.       Buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be the unreleased contents of a forthcoming examination, or the use of such material.

3.       Substituting for another person during an examination or allowing another person to take your place.

4.       Plagiarizing (taking credit for another person’s work or ideas) includes copying another person’s work either word for word or in substance without acknowledging the source.

5.     Accepting help from or giving help to another person to complete an assignment, unless the instructor has approved such collaboration in advance.

6.     Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; forgery and alteration or use of College documents or instruments of identification with the intent to defraud.

ATTENDANCE/STUDENT PARTICIPATION: Education is a cooperative endeavor between the student and the instructor. Instructors plan a variety of learning activities to help their students master the course content. Your contribution is to participate in these activities within the framework established in the class syllabus. Faculty will identify specific class attendance policies and other requirements of the class in the class syllabus that is distributed at the beginning of each term. Successful learning requires good communication between students and instructors; therefore, in most cases, regular classroom attendance, or regular participation in the case of a non-traditional course format, is essential. It is your responsibility to inform your instructor prior to an absence from class if this is requested by the instructor in the class syllabus. You are responsible for making up all course work missed during an absence. In the event of unexplained absences, especially if you miss the first three weeks of class, your instructor will withdraw you administratively from the course.  If you do not attend at least one class meeting or participate in a distance learning class by the Last Day to Drop with a Tuition Refund (also known as the Census Date), your class registration will be administratively deleted.  This means that there will be no record of the class or any letter grade on your transcript.  Furthermore, your class load will be reduced by the course credits, and this may affect your fill-time or part-time student status.  Your tuition will not be refunded.

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Policy is posted at www.nvcc.edu/depts/homepage/closing.htm#faq. Go to Blackboard for specific communication and instruction for this course.

UNIQUE CLASS PROCEDURES/STRUCTURES (GROUP PROJECTS, ETC.):

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT GRADE PENALTY: March 25.  (The award of “W” after the last day to withdraw without grade penalty REQUIRES official documentation and the Dean’s signature.)

FIRE/EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES: In case of emergency, please follow the emergency procedure outlined as discussed on the first day of class and as posted in the classroom.

DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserve the right to modify the syllabus contents, policies, and course schedule assignments if I determine that such a change will improve the effectiveness of the course presentation without unfairly penalizing student assessment.

 “NVCC is a place for learning and growing. You should feel safe and comfortable anywhere on this campus. In order to meet this objective, you should: a) let your instructor, his/her supervisor, the Dean of Students or Provost know if any unsafe, unwelcome or uncomfortable situations arise that interferes with the learning process; b) inform the instructor within the first two weeks of class if you have special needs or a disability that may affect your performance in this course.”