Professor: Kathy Moore -
Business, Computers, & Economic Development Division - Office - BE 228
firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
--------- Supplemented with Online course material and tasks
This CA103 section is an Honors Option Course. See Kathy
AVC Web Site: http://www.avc.edu and http://myavc.avc.edu
AVC Course Info Site: http://avconline.avc.edu/kmoore/
Learning Info Site: http://avconline.avc.edu/info/student/
Text's Publisher's Student Online Companion = www.scsite.com/dcf2010 CoursePort: Register & LogIn http://login.course.com
LINKS to sections of this SYLLABUS PAGE:
Textbook / Data Files Download link / Supplies / Software
Course Description, Advisories & Performance Objectives
Methods of Presentation & Grading – weighted
- Participation - Email requirements - AVC Labs
Classes & Open Labs Rules & Schedules
General Information = COMMUNICATE!!
bundled & shrink wrapped at AVC Bookstore, 1-4354-7943-2, new $202.60 + tax or used $151.95 + tax
Or you can buy them separately at other sources - http://avconline.avc.edu/info/student/System.htm#UsedTextbooks
(1) -- TEXTBOOK with CONCEPT CHAPTERS -- Discovering Computers 2010: Living in a Digital World,
Fundamentals, 6th Edition, Shelly/Vermaat, ISBN-10: 0-495-80638-2, ISBN-13:
978-0-495-80638-7, © 2010
Main text site - http://www.cengagebrain.com/tl1/en/US/storefront/US?cmd=catProductDetail&ISBN=9780495806387&cid=APL1 -
Publisher textbooks prices: Buy Textbook: $99.49 - Rent 60-days $48.49 –
eTextbook 6 mo: $55.49 - eChapters: $7.49 (ea) – Download Chapter 1 FREE
Publisher's Student Online Companion = CoursePort: www.scsite.com/dcf2010
- Register & LogIn
--- Publisher textbooks prices: Buy Textbook: $118.49 –
eTextbook 6 months: $65.99 - eChapters: $7.49 (ea) – Download Chapter 1 FREE
Online Companion site - no registration or log in required:
Publisher instructions to download
Student Data Files - http://cengagesites.com/academic/?site=3136§ion=11
in AVC BE Building Labs, you can download Student Data Files, PDF
or Excel Working Papers, PowerPoint presentation files from the I: Instructional Material server-
Open the BE folder, then the kmoore folder, then the folder
for your course.
Student Share server is only available from AVC BE labs
SUPPLIES - required:
Bring completed assignments, two textbooks, USB device,
& paper/pen/pencil EACH DAY
o One USB Flash Drive
if you have a home computer to back up
backup files to your home hard disk drive
have a second USB Flash Drive to backup files if you are using public labs
o Link to USB Storage
or pencils, and paper
SOFTWARE USED IN THIS COURSE:
For details about software,
Free/Cheap ISPs, Browser Settings, refer to System Requirements
- Use Browser BACK button to return to this
Windows version XP
or Vista or 7 Operating System;
Microsoft Office 2007 - Professional - integrated suite
of applications complete installation
-- Use of other operating systems or application suites is allowed, but you
are responsible for learning differences and working around incompatibilities
with text instructions.
-- I recommend that you use AVC Open Labs if your computer does not have
/ ANTISPYWARE SOFTWARE Symantec
Norton Antivirus, or other reliable software, with passive installation and frequent updates;
RELIABLE Internet Access
- If using AOL or
CompuServe, you may have problems.
- Refer to FREE &
CHEAP ISPs (dial up) to install and use at home when you need to work
Netscape Navigator browser
- recent version;
Microsoft Internet Explorer
browser - recent version;
--- refer to Browser
Settings to work online;
Web-Based Email that supports attachments (e.g., Yahoo.com )
Windows XP or Vista or 7 or WinZip or other ZIP file compression
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COURSE DESCRIPTION (SCOPE):
This course is designed to teach the first-time
computer user the features of a microcomputer, how a microcomputer operates,
and how to select a microcomputer that best fits individual needs. Students
will learn how to use the major features of popular software applications,
including word processors (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), database
managers (MS Access), presentation managers (MS PowerPoint), and Internet
browsers. This course includes "hands-on" operation of a
microcomputer. No prior computer experience is needed. No prior
computer experience is needed. This is not a programming class.
** NOTE: AVC has THREE introduction to
Business majors who
have completed ACCT 201, with a grade of "C" or better, and are
planning on transferring to a university, are advised to take CA 221.
majors should consider CIS 101.
This course, CA103, is for all
Eligibility for ENGL 099, READ 099
and MATH 100 -- Basically, you must be able to read, write and do math
at college level to succeed.
COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: Upon
completion of the course, you will be able to:
Discuss the major uses of a
Operate a personal computer in a
Describe the major software
applications and their uses
Use the operating system (Windows)
to perform major tasks such as making backup copies, copying files, and
organizing disk storage
Use word processing software to
write papers and letters
Use spreadsheet software, including
the design of and entering formulas and charting
Use database management software
Use presentation management software
Identify and discuss devices used
for input and output
Identify and discuss the components
of the system unit, how main memory stores programs and data, and the
sequence of operations that occurs when instructions are executed
Explain storage operations and
identify and discuss the various types of secondary storage
Discuss the Internet, networking,
Use a browser to search the Internet
and the World Wide Web
Discuss the legal and ethical
aspects of copying software
Discuss the proper care, cautions,
and the use of microcomputers
Discuss emerging software and
METHODS OF PRESENTATION:
discussions, group activities, demos, publications, online web resources, and
Email are used.
For your success,
participation in class is necessary (worth 10 % of your grade) and thorough
preparation is vital.
must be completed on time to maintain the flow of learning and structure of
Quizzes, unannounced, may be used to
evaluate the level of preparedness of the class.
EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT SERVICES:
AVC offers various programs to assist student learning. Included are
Learning Center, Tutoring, Disabled Student Services, Equal Opportunity
Program and Services (EOP&S), Financial Aid, Career Center, Job
Placement, Child Care, Re-Entry, Transfer Center, Veterans, GAIN, and
counseling. For more info, ask Kathy or visit the departments.
Our goal is to provide you with the most beneficial and
successful education opportunities.
Your duty is to work diligently to achieve all those benefits and successes.
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METHODS OF EVALUATION: EVERYONE
starts semester with 100 % = A !!!!
Student participation /
Discussions / E-Mail =
Concepts Chapters assignments /
Lab Manual "hands on" computer assigned work =
Special Computer Projects (4 @ 5 % each)
1 MidTerm and
1 Final Exam @ 15 % each =
Average Semester Grade Total =
The weight percentages are
used to calculate the semester grade.
This method is NOT basic average
= your points / total points.
FYI, example, your GPA is
calculated using the weighted average method
GRADING RANGES: 100 thru 90 = A
; 89 thru 80 = B ; 79 thru 70 = C ; 69 thru 60 = D ; < = 59 = F
ASSIGNMENTS are listed in the
Calendar. Due Dates <= Calendar date shown.
Chapters' Assignments BEFORE Date Assigned, Be ready to discuss chapters
Chapters' Assignments + Extra Credit "Learn it Online" <= Exam
► Submit MS Office Projects
& Special Projects & Exams <= DUE Date
in classroom and online activities. Ask questions. Assist others.
Email is important in
this class, and it's critical that you set up SUBJECT as follows:
CA103 - Yourlastname -
Reason for email message
AND always include a brief message AND
your First and Last names in the body of the message.
THOROUGHLY !! READ, DO ALL ASSIGNED WORK,
PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS. COMMUNICATE in a timely &
Penalty -20% per class meeting for late
work - nothing accepted over two class meetings late
Keep files backed
Keep files backed up!!!
Keep files backed up!!
CLASSES & OPEN LAB RULES: Student AVC ID CARD required
OPEN LABS: Schedules posted outside each lab - AVC
Student ID Card required.
- - - - - - LABS CLOSED for all school holidays:
Business & Computer Studies Division
- - BE319 ----Mon
– Noon - 7 pm & Tues – Wed 10 am – 3 pm & Thurs Noon – 7 pm
All AVC Registered Students OPEN LABS:
- - BE317 ---- Mon
& Tues & Wed & Thurs - 10 am - 2 pm, & Closed Fri--Sun
- - BE320 ---- Mon
& Tues & Wed & Thurs - 8 am - 8 pm, & Closed Fri--Sun
- - AVC Palmdale ---- Mon
& Tues & Wed & Thurs - 8 am - 8 pm, & Closed Fri—Sun ( ?? )
INFORMATION = COMMUNICATE!!:
Discuss questions or problems with Kathy.
Act with maturity and consideration for all others.
Attend all classes, be alert, participate in all activities, and be
Tell Kathy if you have learning or
physical disabilities. Work with Disabled Students Services for
evaluation and a support plan.
You may be eligible for additional tutoring,
note-takers, longer time for exams, special furniture and/or equipment, etc.
You are expected to have all assigned
work completed and handed in on or before the due date.
Bring completed assignments, two textbooks, USB device,
& paper/pen/pencil EACH DAY.
Late work – 50 % during first two weeks late, no credit
after two weeks late, unless agreement with Kathy for limited
Nothing will be accepted after more than two class
meetings late or after Final Exam, unless you have communicated in a timely
manner, and we have made arrangements for an extension. No makeup quizzes or
exams are given.
Discuss planned absence for business travel or
military service with instructor BEFORE absence.
Provide documentation for the pending absence, such as
travel information from your employer or military orders.
Assignments and exams scheduled during the absence must
be completed PRIOR to the absence to receive full credit.
For an unplanned absence to be
excused, you or someone you designate MUST get a message to Kathy within 48
hours of the absence:
Email, OR leave note at Kathy's Office OR at Business
& Computer Science Division office OR at AVC Mail Room Drop Box (first
floor of BE bldg), OR call Kathy's Voice Mail.
You are responsible for voluntary withdrawals. You may be dropped for
>= two unexcused absences. Two late arrivals/early departures = one
Be responsible for yourself and for your education.
Hopefully you registered for this course with the intention of successfully
completing it and gaining new knowledge to meet your goals. Communicate your
needs, seek out all possible assistance as needed, and take charge of your