NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Business Calculating Machines

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Business Calculating Machines
    B. Course Number: BU 113F - 30232
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 9:00:00 AM - 9:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Brister, Luke
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 231
    H. Email Address: LBrister@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2657
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST); 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST); 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-10:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Additional Hours available upon request.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: BUC238
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    3 Credit Hours This course includes training and practice on both the computer 10-keypad and an electronic 10-calculator. Emphasis is on 10-key touch control and business related calculations.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This class is especially helpful to people in the fields of data entry, accounting, clerical, insurance, banking and finance, and any other work that requires numeric input. Transferability of this course is not guaranteed.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    10 Key Mastery - Ellsworth Publishing-New book comes with an access code. If you buy a used book, you will need to purchase a separate access code that costs about $30 from Ellsworth Publishing. No ISBN

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    35% - three week results of “10 Key Mastery on the Computer”
    The grade is generated from the student’s online Grade Report. During the first five weeks of class you are able to work in and out of the classroom to improve your speed. Therefore, one point will be deducted from your final grade for each class day missed. The course standards are:
    12000 strokes per hour = A
    10000 s.p.h. = B
    8000 s.p.h. = C
    6000 s.p.h. = D

    5% for completion of Module zero

    Calculations Applications for Business (All work has to be completed in the classroom).

    *I have to sign off and approve your applications before you take the unit evaluation and unit test.

    30% - 4 unit evaluations in Calculator Applications for Business – Complete evaluations after each unit as instructed by the professor.

    30% - 4 unit review tests in Calculator Applications for Business – Complete test at the end of each unit as instructed by the professor.

    All applications, unit evaluations, and unit tests must be complete to receive a grade in this class.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Utilize techniques and skill development in the “touch method” of operating the 10-keypad of a computer and an electronic printing calculator.
    2. Process business documents and compile requested data through the use of calculating machines.
    3. Solve practical business math problems with the aid of calculators
    4. Exhibit a speed-with-accuracy approach to machine calculations.
    5. Demonstrate productive work habits.
    6. Indicate an awareness of the value and importance of calculators as time-saving devices of business.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE
    Sun Aug 28, 2016
    Wed Aug 31, 2016
    Wed Sep 7, 2016
    Wed Sep 14, 2016
    Wed Sep 28, 2016
    Wed Oct 5, 2016
    Wed Oct 19, 2016
    Wed Oct 26, 2016
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    Wed Nov 16, 2016
    Wed Dec 7, 2016