Logo of Antelope Valley College - not a link                CA103 - Intro to Microcomputers - Calendar - Summer 2010
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Professor:  Kathy Moore - Business, Computers, & Economic Development Division - Office - BE 228
                              kmoore@avc.edu - phone 661-722-6378 - FAX 661-722-6372
                                               
Office Hrs: MW 11:30 to Noon, and 4:30 – 5 pm

SUMMER 2010 - Mon & Wed - noon - 4:30 pm - BE 324 - CRN 51091 - 3 units / 4 hrs - 8 wks 6/14-8/6/2010
                   --------- Supplemented with Online course material and tasks

This CA103 section is an Honors Option Course. See Kathy for info.

AVC Web Site: http://www.avc.edu  and http://myavc.avc.edu
AVC Course Info Site:
http://avconline.avc.edu/kmoore/
AVC Online Learning Info Site: http://avconline.avc.edu/info/student/

Concept Text's Publisher's Student Online Companion = CoursePort:  www.scsite.com/dc2008   

Email requirements for this course:
SUBJECT: 
  CA103 - Yourlastname - Reason for email message
In the body of the message, input a brief, well-written message and include your First and Last names.

Week

Date

Discovering Computers Text (Chapters)

Assignment Instructions:

- - Read chapter.

- Complete CHECKPOINTS @ end of chapter (M/C & Matching & Short Answer & Problem Solving: 1 @Home & 1 @Work) & Submit as scheduled below

- Be prepared  for discussion &/or quiz on date chapter appears

MS Office2007 Text (MSO Projects)

Assignment Instructions:
 - - DO ALL STEPS  for EACH assigned Chapter + any ADDED steps per instructions below AND end of chapter “Apply Your Knowledge”
 - - Always backup work to a second storage device.
 - -  Print & Save when required. 

 - Submit OPTIONS:

  -- (1)  At first, you submit printouts in class.
  -- (2)  Soon Attach and Submit all saved files via Email
 - - - DUE date is indicated below for each MSO Chapter

** Extra Credit within a Project must be submitted with the Chapter **

**** Extra Credit Project is DUE >= one week before Final Exam ****

STORAGE MEDIA:  You must have and use a USB Flash drive -  Bring to every class meeting

Special Projects / Exams

Assignment Instructions:
 - - Do all Special Project steps assigned per Handout instructions
 -  - Always backup work.
 - Print & Save when required. 

 - Submit printouts in class, at first.
 - Later, Submit all saved files, via Email attachments.
 - - DUE date is indicated for each Special Project

 - - DUE DATE for EXAM is date it appears on Calendar

 Wk 1 Mon
 6/14

 

Windows Chapter 1 – Appendix F only – at end of book

Read and completed from pg APP 35 through page APP 83 after Step 3.
ADD Steps: Print the screen image (screenshot) at the end of Step 3, top of pg WIN XP, before “To Close Expanded Folders” using the following
………………….. Screenshot Instructions ………………..
   
(1) Press PrntScrn key (on keyboard) to copy the screen image to the Clipboard area of memory
    (2) Open WordPad or MS WORD blank document (default filename is Document 1)
    (3) Paste screenshot (press CTRL + V keys) into Word document
    (4) Type anywhere on the document:
         Your First & Last Names - CA103 -  Windows Chapter 1
    (5) Save as file name = Yourlastname_WinScreenShot.docx

    (6) Print the document
Complete the chapter through page APP 104 top.
(C) Submit the ONE printout as hard copy  =   DUE Wed 6/23 

 Getting Started - Introductions - - Syllabus &  Calendar

 Wk 1 Wed
 6/16

Ch 1 - Intro to Computers
 (Checkpoints DUE TODAY) – Go to library if you have no book.

1 - How to correctly use USB drives

2 - Download Student Data Files to your USB drive

3 - Practice backup skills

4 - More on Windows skills (Windows Chapter 1)

Send Kathy your First Email via your myAVC Personal Email acct - DUE TODAY
--- Subject  =  CA103 - Yourlastname - First Email
-
-- Type a brief message
--- Type your first & last names
--- Send to kmoore@avc.edu

Week
Date

Discovering Computers Text (Chapters)

MS Office2007 Text (MSO Chapters)

Special Projects / Exams

 Wk 2 Mon
 6/21

1 - Ch 2 - Internet & World Wide Web
 (Checkpoints DUE  TODAY)

2 - CoursePort
  Register for first use
  Explore the options

 Word Chapter 1  
   (a)  Chapter – Begin at pg WD 1 – first page – through WD 64
   (b)  Apply Your Knowledge  pp WD63-64
   (c)  ** Extra Credit -- Create your own original flier using Word Ch 1 skills **   -- DUE Wed 7/7 - submit either hard copy or saved files as Email attachment

Searching the WWW - Pt I - Search Tools

 Wk 2 Wed
 6/23

Ch 3 - Application S/W
 
(Checkpoints DUE)

1 - Word  Chapter 2 - Chapter  and “Apply Your Knowledge” --  DUE Wed 7/7 - submit either hard copy or saved files as Email attachment

 

2 - Windows Chapter 1 DUE Today

 Internet Special Project - DUE Mon 7/7

 Wk 3 Mon
 6/28

Ch 7 - Operating Systems & Utility Programs
(Checkpoints DUE)

1 - Word Chapter 3 - Chapter  (No “Apply Your Knowledge”)
 (a) Chapter - (Note: "To Address and Print an Envelope" Pg WD 203 – 204  is Read only -  Do not change paper size settings in AVC computer labs)
 (b)
** Extra Credit --  Create your personal Resume & Cover Letter using WORD Ch3 skills ** -- DUE Wed 7/7

 

2 - ** Extra Credit --  Word Web Feature - Create Web Pages using WORD - Chapter only  - DUE 7/7

 Practice Windows XP / VISTA ZIP file/folders compression – Ch 3 Pg 138 “Learn How To 2: & File Compression” doc

Wk 3 Wed
6/30

DUE TODAY:  1 - Exam 1 - Text Ch 1, 2, 3, 7
DUE TODAY:  2 - & MS WIN Exercise

3 - plus last day to Submit Checkpoints Ch 1, 2, 3, 7  -  Partial credit if submitted today

      * * * Note: Attend this class meeting IF you have not completed both parts of the Exam and/or have not submitted the checkpoints, and/or if you need to catch up with assignments and/or get one-on-one assistance.  It is a lab day with no new material.

      * * * If you have completed all work and have no other use for lab time, have a nice day off.

Wk 4 Mon
 7/ 5

 AVC CLOSED

AVC CLOSED
Begin Using Email to Attach Files which are compressed & name the ZIP file = Yourlastname_AssignmentInfo.zip, e.g. Smith_Word1_2_3_ExCr.zip

AVC CLOSED

 Wk 4 Wed
 7/ 7

Ch 4 - Components of System Unit
(Checkpoints DUE)

1 - PowerPoint Chapters 1 & 2 -    Chapter only - Compress all saved files & Attach to Email  -DUE Wed 7/21

 

2 - Word Chapters 1 & 2 & 3 DUE Today

1 - Kickoff Word Special Proj(3) (Link to instructions)
    
Part 1 Title Proposal DUE Wed 7/15

     Part 2 Word research paper document DUE Wed 7/21 

Week
Date

Discovering Computers Text (Chapters)

MS Office2007 Text (MSO Chapters)

Special Projects / Exams

 Wk 5 Mon
 7/12

1 - Ch 5 - Input & Output
(Checkpoints DUE)

2 - Ch 6 - Storage
(Checkpoints DUE)

Wk 5 Wed
 7/14

 Excel Chapters 1 & 2 & 3- Chapter  and “Apply Your Knowledge” only for Chapter 2 - Compress all saved files & Attach to Email -  DUE Mon 7/26

 PPT Special Project (
     File & Present DUE Wed 7/28

 Wk 6 Mon
 7/19

Ch 9 - Database Management
(Checkpoints DUE)

 Access Chapters 1 & 2 -- Chapter only -- Compress all saved files & Attach to Email  -  DUE Mon 8/2

 

 Wk 6 Wed
 7/21

Ch 10  - Computer Security, Ethics, & Privacy
(Checkpoints DUE)

PPT P1 & P2 DUE TODAY

Word Special Proj(3) Pt 2 -  Word Document Research Paper   --  DUE TODAY

Week
Date

Discovering Computers Text (Chapters)

MS Office2007 Text (MSO Chapters)

Special Projects / Exams

  Wk 7 Mon
 7/26

Ch 8 - Communication & Networks
(Checkpoints DUE)

1 - Appendix C - Publishing Office Web Pages to Web Server - Read, Discuss, Reference

2 - **** Extra Credit Chapter - Office 2007 Integration - Chapter One - Integrating Office 2007 Applications and the World Wide Web - Chapter only *

3 - Excel P1 & P2   DUE TODAY

 More Searching the WWW - Pt II -  Advanced Search skills

  Wk 7 Wed
 7/28

 CoursePort Computer Technology Timeline
Read, view & discuss

- Appendix G – Microsoft Business Certification Program - Read, Discuss, Reference

PPT SpecProj(4) PRESENTATIONS!!   DUE TODAY  -  SUBMIT saved files, compressed, as Email attachment prior to presenting

  Wk 8 Mon
 8/2

CoursePort
Install Your Computer

& Learn to Maintain Your Computer
Read, view & discuss

1 -  Access P1 & P2 DUE TODAY

2 - FINAL DAY to submit or resubmit ALL ASSIGNMENTS including
         Extra Credit MS OFFICE text Chapters

        Not including Final Exam

More Searching the WWW - Pt III - Critical Evaluation of resources

  Wk 8 Wed
 8/4

DUE TODAY:   1 - FINAL EXAM - Ch 4.5,6,8,9,10
DUE TODAY:   2 - & MS EXCEL computer exercise

3 - Checkpoints Ch 4.5,6,8,9,10  should have been submitted - 
Partial credit if submitted today

For more information please use followingLinks graphic - not a link:

Syllabus

Calendar

Download Files Instructions  and USB Storage usage info

Special Projects

Computer and Business Web Resources 

Submit Assignments as Attachments / Using File Compression

USE OF HOME COMPUTER -  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS and BROWSER SETTINGS 

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CA103 Welcome Page

Email: kmoore@avc.edu

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