NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Microsoft Word

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Microsoft Word
    B. Course Number: CS 113F - 10564
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Blandin, Steven
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC)
    H. Email Address: SBlandin@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2648
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Monday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Tuesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Thursday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Virtual Friday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    3 Credit Hours This course provides extensive hands-on training in Microsoft Word. Basic through advanced features will be taught utilizing a current version of the software.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is a departmental requirement for students majoring in a Business Degree at NMJC. This course has no guarantee of transferability. The student should check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

      MS Word 2016 Comprehensive
      (Shelly Cashman Series)
      Misty E. Vermaat
      Course Technology, 1st Edition (2016)
      ISBN-13: 978-1305871014

      SAM Assessment - Office 365/2016 180-Day Trial CD.
      ISBN-13: 978-1337372664

      A computer with Windows 10 Operating System and Internet Connection


    This course is specifically designed for Microsoft Word 2016 and Windows 10 Operating System. Compatibility with any other Operating System and/or version of Microsoft Word is not guaranteed.

    Run this system check to ensure your computer is compatible and meets the minimum system requirements for this course.
    https://sam.cengage.com/app/static/browsercheck/index.html

    Note: Students who choose to obtain the required textbook and access codes from a vendor other than the NMJC Bookstore are responsible for ensuring they have them by the beginning of class. No extensions will be granted because 'my book hasn't arrived.'

    Suggested:

    A USB jump drive or similar data storage device.

    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
    

    Grade Distribution:
    Module Zero: 5%
    Trainings (Apply Mode): 5%
    Chapter Exams (Parts A and B): 20%
    Projects and Book Assignments: 50%
    Midterm Exam (Parts A and B - Covers Chapters 1-5): 10%
    Final Exam (Parts A and B - Covers Chapters 6-11): 10%

    I do not accept late work.



    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  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

    At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Create, print, and edit documents.
    2. Apply formatting to memo, letters, and reports.
    3. Inspect and proof documents.
    4. Customize page formatting.
    5. Insert images, shapes, WordArt, elements and navigate in a document.
    6. Complete and merge documents.
    7. Create, sort, and enhance tables.
    8. Manage page numbers, headers, and footers.
    9. Manage shared documents.
    10. Insert and customize quick parts.
    11. Customize themes.
    12. Format with styles.
    13. Insert endnotes, footnotes, and references.
    14. Create indexes, specialized tables, and forms.
  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    SAM (Skills Assessment Software) is a Web-based software application that measures users' proficiency.

    I will return your emails and phone calls within 24-48 hours. If you email me on the weekends, it will take longer for a reply. I give you a week on most homework, so I allow myself a week to return your graded work back to you.

  12. 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 krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into 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 and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    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.

    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
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. 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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    SAM homework is completed at https://sam.cengage.com and book assignments will be submitted in Canvas. Exams have two parts. Part A is in SAM and part B is in Canvas. You have approximately 2 weeks per module to submit your work. I do not accept late work.
     
    Module Week Objectives
    Course Info & Module Zero Week 01 Introduction, SAM and Canvas Training Tutorials.
    Intro to Office & Windows Week 02 Office 2016 and Windows 10-Essential Concepts and Skills.
    Module 01 Week 03 Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with Pictures.
    Module 02 Week 04 Creating a Research Paper with Citations.
    Module 03 Week 05 Creating a Business Letter with a Letterhead and Table.
    Module 04 Week 06 Creating a Document with Title Page, Lists, Tables, and a Watermark.
    Module 05 Week 07 Using a Template to Create a Resume and Sharing a Finished Document.
    Mid-Term Exam Week 08 Covers material in Chapters 1-5.
    Module 06 Week 09 Generating Form Letters, Mailing Labels, and a Directory.
    Module 07 Week 10 Creating a Newsletter with a Pull-Quote and Graphics.
    SPRING BREAK! Week 11 Take a Break! - No New Work Assigned.
    Module 08 Week 12 Using Document Collaboration and Integration Tools.
    Module 09 Week 13 Creating a Reference Document with a Table of Contents and an Index.
    Module 10 Week 14 Creating a Template for an Online Form.
    Module 11 Week 15 Enhancing an Online Form, Using Macros, and Adding Digital Signatures.
    Final Exam Week 16 Covers material in Chapters 6-11.