Fall 2017
CIS-16 Class Schedule


DateReadMaterial To Be CoveredLabwork
Aug 14-18Chapter 1Administration Survey due; TechnologyCreate MyITlab account
Start Windows OS Project
Aug 21-25Chapter 4Application Software
Microsoft Office
Windows OS Project Due 8/25 noon
Aug 28-Sep 1Chapter 5System SoftwareStart Word Processing Project
Sep 5-8Chapter 2Understanding the PartsContinue Word Processing Project
Sep 11-15NoneExam #1 (Ch. 1, 2, 4, 5). Spreadsheets and GraphicsWord Proc. Project Due 9/15 noon
Sep 18-22Chapter 3InternetStart Spreadsheet Project
Sep 25-29Chapter 6CPU & RAMContinue Spreadsheet Project
Oct 2-6Chapter 7NetworkingSpreadsheet Project Due 10/6 noon
Oct 9-13Chapter 8Exam #2 (Ch. 3, 6, 7 & Spreadsheets). Mobile ComputingStart Presentation Graphics Project
Oct 16-20Chapter 9Privacy, Crime and Security. Teams createdContinue Presentation Graphics Project
Oct 23-27Chapter 11 & ExcerptDatabases and Information Systems. Systems Analysis
Paper Topic Due, name added to turnitin.com
Pres. Graphics Project Due 10/27 noon
Oct 30-Nov 3Chapter 10Exam #3 (Ch. 8, 9, 11, Excerpt).
Programming Languages
Start Database Project
Nov 6-9Chapters 12Servers and Excel FunctionsContinue Database Project
Nov 13-17Chapter 13Internet TechnologiesDatabase Project Due 11/17 noon
Nov 20-24NoneFall BreakCampus Closed
Nov 27-Dec 1NoneExam #4, (Ch. 10, 12, 13, Excel)
Team Project: Draft Bibliography Due to turnitin
MyITlab final available
Dec 4-8NoneTeam ProjectMyITlab final due Friday, 12/8 noon
Dec 11-15NoneFINALS WEEK starts Monday
Team Project and Team assessment Due

My Final is on _____________________ at _________________

Students with disabilities, whether physical, attention related, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact ACCESS as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Authorization is based on verification of disability and is required before any special accommodations can be made. The phone number for ACCESS is (805) 378-1461 and they are located in the LMC building.



TEXTS: Evans, Technology in Action Complete, 13th ed.; Grauer & Barber, Office 2016; MyITLab, and Excerpt. (These 4 items are available as a shrink-wrapped set in the bookstore.)

OTHER MATERIALS: A USB drive with at least 1GB should be purchased for storing data files. Keep all files created even after lab work has been turned in. If using your own computer it will need an internet connection.

COMPUTER LAB: Each class has an additional 3 hours for online labwork. The labwork can be completed with correctly configured computers. The required labwork can be accomplished on a Windows PC or compatible with an internet connection or on the college computers. The lab, with instructor support is available by prior arrangement only. Please note that the Open Access Library computers are available at other times to complete work but there is only instructor support by prior arrangement. Labwork is to be completed and turned in to your instructor by completion from the internet exercises. The website for the list of exercises due is located at www.myitlab.com. Note that the lab projects are due at noon and the final must be completed by noon on the days specified in the preceding schedule. To login to the website you will need a working e-mail address, course id number (found on D2L), college zip code (93021), and access code which is part of your book package. There is additional information on the labwork by going to the online course material.


GRADING: Five Packages of Lab Problems involving Windows and common features, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics, and Microcomputer Database Management The first lab, Windows is worth 35 points. Labs 2-5 are worth 60 points and a lab final worth 25 points for a total of 300 points (15 point penalty, per week, per package if late; the fifth package will not be accepted after its due date). These labs are done through MyITLab and will be graded from the website. Students should complete one chapter per week. The database lab cannot be accepted after the due date - no late submissions accepted.

One team Written Paper, approximately content 2500 words, double-spaced, PLUS a bibliography with at least five current (within the last three years) internet sources. You are required to submit the typed topic a week before Exam #3 for approval. The draft bibliography is due on turnitin the week of Exam #4. The completed report is due the day of the class final. The report will be handed into instructor as well as submitted to turnitin.com. The topic must be approved and produced using a word processor using spell Check. The report topic should relate to current computer issues, in an area which personally interests you--such as sports, medicine, engineering, etc. No history papers. Value 100 points, but reports missing footnotes and/or bibliography (works sited) will not be accepted. Each student on the team must submit to turnitin.com a team performance assessment one hour before the class final.

Quizzes. Each chapter will have two mini quizzes available on myITlab. These need to be completed by noon on the due date posted on myITlab- no lates will be accepted. Each chapter has a maximum of 10 points each and the lowest 3 chapters will be dropped from the total. Value 100 points.

Four exams at 75 points each, 300 points total. Makeups will be allowed ONLY until the next exam or 14 days after it is given whichever comes first; ONLY one exam may be delayed and made up with your instructor at an arranged time. Any student receiving less than 56 points on an exam must see their instructor during office time.

Final exam at 200 points and will be administered on the date and time scheduled by the college.

Participation 50 points maximum. Considered only after student reaches 700 points on all other work and completing the lab final. According to the college policy, if you miss more than two weeks of classes, you may be dropped from the course administratively. If you want to drop the course, take steps to do so on your own; the instructor is not responsible for dropping you.

FINAL GRADE: Total of 900 or over = A; 800-899 = B; 700-799 = C; 600-699 = D

Copying or Cheating: Please note any exams, papers, research or labwork that look alike by the instructor will both be given the grade of zero.

Revised 5/16/17

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