Spring 2017
CIS-16 Class Schedule

EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN THE FIRST MEETING OF THE WEEK

DateReadMaterial To Be CoveredLabwork
Jan 9-13Chapter 1Administration Survey due; TechnologyCreate MyITlab account
Jan 17-20Chapter 4Application Software
Microsoft Office
Start Windows OS Project
Jan 23-27Chapter 5System SoftwareWindows OS Project Due 1/27 noon
Jan 30-Feb 3Chapter 2Understanding the PartsStart Word Processing Project
Feb 6-10NoneExam #1 (Ch. 1, 2, 4, 5). Spreadsheets and GraphicsContinue Word Processing Project
Feb 13-16Chapter 3InternetWord Proc. Project Due 2/16 noon
Feb 21-24Chapter 6CPU & RAMStart Spreadsheet Project
Feb 27-Mar 3Chapter 7NetworkingContinue Spreadsheet Project
Mar 6-10Chapter 8Exam #2 (Ch. 3, 6, 7 & Spreadsheets). Mobile ComputingSpreadsheet Project Due 3/10 noon
Mar 13-17NoneSpring BreakCampus Closed
Mar 20-24Chapter 9Privacy, Crime and Security. Teams createdStart Presentation Graphics Project
Mar 27-31Chapter 11 & ExcerptDatabases and Information Systems. Systems Analysis
Paper Topic Due, name added to turnitin.com
Continue Presentation Graphics Project
Apr 3-7Chapter 10Exam #3 (Ch. 8, 9, 11, Excerpt).
Programming Languages
Pres. Graphics Project Due 4/7 noon
Apr 10-14Chapters 12ServersStart Database Project
Apr 17-19NoneExcel FunctionsContinue Database Project
Apr 24-28Chapter 13Internet TechnologiesDatabase Project Due 4/28 noon
May 1-5NoneExam #4, (Ch. 10, 12, 13, Excel)
Team Project: Draft Bibliography Due to turnitin
MyITlab final available
May 8-11NoneTeam ProjectMyITlab final due Thursday, 5/11 noon
May 15-19NoneFINALS WEEK starts Monday
Team Project and Team assessment Due
LAB CLOSED

My Final is on _____________________ at _________________
Notes:

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

INSTRUCTOR: Mills

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.

OBJECTIVES:

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 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 exams, papers, research or labwork that look alike by the instructor will both be given the grade of zero.

Revised 12/16/16

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