NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Computer Applications

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Computer Applications
    B. Course Number: CS 123D - 10300
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Garcia, George
    G. Office: McLean Hall (MC) 110
    H. Email Address: GGarcia@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2506
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course covers computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. This course assumes the student has basic computer skills. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The target audience is anyone who desires a practical, beginning computer course which covers the fundamentals of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, and the basics of the Microsoft Office 2013 Software Suite. Transferability is based on target institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

     

    Textbook

    Microsoft Office 365: Office 2016 Introductory

    ISBN: 978-1-305-87001-7

    Access Key

    Sam 2016 Assessment

    ISBN: 978-1-337-37266-4

    Software

    Office 365 is included with the SAM bundle if purchased at the NMJC Bookstore (Word 2016, Excel 2016, Access 2016, PowerPoint 2016)

    This is bundled with the SAM assessment

     

    *Student must complete the required work within a Microsoft Windows environment.

    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
    

     

    Final semester grades will be awarded based on the following percentages:

    Final Exam

    Multiple Choice & Hands On (Comprehensive)

    25%

    Module Exams

    Multiple Choice & Hands On

    20%

    SAM Projects

    Hands On Labs

    25%

    SAM Training

    Hands On Training in Apply Mode

    15%

    SAM Textbook Projects

    Hands On

    10%

    Professionalism

    Videos/Paper

    5%

     

    Late work will not be accepted!

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

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
    •Describe basic computer hardware components and concepts;
    •Demonstrate skills in accessing the Internet for research and communications;
    •Design, modify, and print documents; and apply features of a popular word processing application;
    •Design and create spreadsheets; and apply basic features of a popular spreadsheet “ application;
    •Use databases, build queries and reports; and apply features of a popular database application;
    •Design and edit presentations; and apply features of a popular presentation graphics application; and
    •Design documents that integrate features of word processing, spreadsheet and graphic applications.

  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

    I will return text/email/phone calls by the end of the day. Communications after 10 p.m. will be returned the next day.

    You can expect your work to be graded and posted no later than one week after the due date.

  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

     

    **Subject to change at the discretion of the instructor

    Module

    Description

    Due Date

    Module 0

    Syllabus, Introduction, Canvas, Module 0

    03/15/2016

    Module Professionalism / Ethics

    SAM & Professionalism / Ethics

    03/20/2016

    Module 1

    Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 10

    03/20/2016

    Module 2

    Microsoft Word: design, modify, and print document; apply features of a popular word processing application

    03/30/2016

    Module 3

    Microsoft PowerPoint: design and edit presentations; apply feature of a popular presentation graphics application

    04/07/2016

    Module 4

    Microsoft Excel: design and create spreadsheets; apply basic features of a popular spreadsheet application

    04/21/2016

    Module 5

    Microsoft Access: use databases, build queries and reports; apply features of a popular database application

    05/05/2016

    Final Exam (Available from May 8 to May 10)

    The final exam is a comprehensive, proctored exam in SAM. You can use the NMJC testing center or you can use the approved online proctor, Remote Proctor Now, which is $15 per test. A picture ID will be required for both.

    05/10/2017

    *Each module will consist of reading, chapter work, training, projects, and exams.