|Date||Read||Material To Be Covered||Labwork|
|Aug 19-23||Chapter 1||Administration; Computers and You||Create MyITlab account|
|Aug 26-30||Chapter 5||Application Software|
|Start Word Processing Project|
|Sep 3-6||Chapter 4||System Software||Continue Word Processing Project|
|Sep 9-13||Chapter 3||Input/Output and Storage||Word Proc. Project Due 9/13 noon|
|Sep 16-20||None||Exam #1 (Ch. 1, 3, 4, 5). Spreadsheets and Graphics||Start Spreadsheet Project|
|Sep 23-27||Chapter 2||Inside the System Unit||Continue Spreadsheet Project|
|Sep 30-Oct 4||Chapter 6||The Internet and WWW||Spreadsheet Project Due 10/4 noon|
|Oct 7-11||Chapter 7||Networks||Start Presentation Graphics Project|
|Oct 14-18||Chapter 8||Exam #2 (Ch. 2, 6, 7 & Spreadsheets). Wired and Wireless||Continue Presentation Graphics Project|
|Oct 21-25||Chapter 9 & 10||Privacy, Crime and Security & Careers||Pres. Graphics Project Due 10/25 noon|
|Oct 28-Nov 1||Chapter 12||Databases and Information Systems. |
Paper Topic Due
|Start Database Project|
|Nov 4-8||Chapter 11||Exam #3 (Ch. 8, 9, 10, 12). Programming Languages||Continue Database Project|
|Nov 12-15||Chapters 13||Visual Basic and Systems Analysis||Database Project Due 11/15 noon|
|Nov 18-22||Chapter 14||Enterprise Computing|
Draft Bibliography Due to turnitin before class
|Start Visual Basic Project per handout
Download Files Needed
|Nov 25-27||None||Exam #4, (Ch. 11, 13, 14, VB lab)|
All Papers Due. Oral Reports begin
|Visual Basic Project Due in class|
|Dec 2-6||None||Oral Reports||Lab Final on MyITlab available|
|Dec 9-11||None||Oral Reports||MyITlab final due 12/11 5pm|
|Dec 12-18||None||FINALS WEEK starts Thursday||LAB CLOSED|
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.
CIS-16 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
TEXTS: LaBerta, Computers are Your Future Complete, 12th ed.; Grauer & Barber, Office 2010; MyITLab. (These 3 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. The files needed for the lab can be downloaded from the library computers or the Grauer website. 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 upper floor 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. To login to the website you will need a working e-mail address, course id number (given by the instructor), 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 Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics, Microcomputer Database Management, and the Programming Language Visual BASIC. Each is worth 55 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). With the exception of the VB lab, these labs are done through MyITLab and will be graded from the website. Students should complete one chapter per week.
One Written Paper, approximately 2000 words, double-spaced, PLUS a bibliography with at least four current (within the last five years) sources (books, papers, articles, or internet sites). You are required to submit the typed topic a week before Exam #3 for approval. The draft bibliography is due on turnitin one week before the research paper is due. The completed report is due the week of Exam #4. 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 the bibliography (works sited) will not be accepted.
One Oral Presentation; i.e., an INFORMAL discussion of your written paper (3 to 5 minutes) with Presentation slides so that others can share the results of your research and so that you can break the ice in the making of this type presentation which are so common in the business world. Do NOT read your report. Value 100 points.
Four exams at 75 points each, 300 points total. Makeups will be allowed ONLY until the next exam is given; 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. 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 papers or labwork that look alike by the instructor will both be given the grade of zero.
Revised 11/5/13Contact me with questions!