Spring 2016
CIS-16 Class Schedule


DateReadMaterial To Be CoveredLabwork
Jan 11-15Chapter 1Administration; TechnologyCreate MyITlab account
Jan 19-22Chapter 4Application Software
Microsoft Office
Start Word Processing Project
Jan 25-29Chapter 5System SoftwareContinue Word Processing Project
Feb 1-5Chapter 2Understanding the PartsWord Proc. Project Due 2/5 noon
Feb 8-11NoneExam #1 (Ch. 1, 2, 4, 5). Spreadsheets and GraphicsStart Spreadsheet Project
Feb 16-19Chapter 3InternetContinue Spreadsheet Project
Feb 22-26Chapter 6CPU & RAMSpreadsheet Project Due 2/26 noon
Feb 29-Mar 4Chapter 7Networking - Tuesday No ClassesStart Presentation Graphics Project
Mar 7-11Chapter 8Exam #2 (Ch. 3, 6, 7 & Spreadsheets). Mobile ComputingContinue Presentation Graphics Project
Mar 14-18Chapter 9Privacy, Crime and SecurityPres. Graphics Project Due 3/18 noon
Mar 21-25NoneSpring BreakLibrary closed for labs
Mar 28-Apr 1Chapter 11 & ExcerptDatabases and Information Systems. Systems Analysis
Paper Topic Due, name added to turnitin.com
Start Database Project
Apr 4-8Chapter 10Exam #3 (Ch. 8, 9, 11, Excerpt). Programming LanguagesContinue Database Project
Apr 11-15Chapters 12Visual Basic and ServersDatabase Project Due 4/15 noon
Apr 18-22Chapter 13Internet Technologies
Draft Bibliography Due to turnitin before class
Start Visual Basic Project per handout
Download Files Needed
Apr 25-29NoneExam #4, (Ch. 10, 12, 13, VB lab)
All Papers Due. Oral Reports begin
Visual Basic Project Due in class
May 2-6NoneOral ReportsLab Final on MyITlab available
May 9-11NoneOral ReportsMyITlab final due 5/11 5pm
May 12-18NoneFINALS WEEK starts ThursdayLAB CLOSED

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, 11th ed.; Grauer & Barber, Office 2013; 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 5pm 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 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 day 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 footnotes and/or 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 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 papers or labwork that look alike by the instructor will both be given the grade of zero.

Revised 3/14/16

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