1 BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS SYLLABUS BCIS 1405: BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ONLINE VERSION COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT CATALOG DESCRIPTION BCIS Business Computer Applications. CIP 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 of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business oriented utilization of the Internet.(4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab) Prerequisites: None Required skill level: College-level reading and writing PREPARED BY: RECOMMENDED BY: RECOMMENDED BY: APPROVED: INSTRUCTOR DIVISION CHAIRMAN DEAN DATE: DATE: DATE: DATE: The Brazosport College District shall not discriminate against, or exclude from participation in any benefits or activities either on the staff or in the student body, any person on the grounds of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or handicap.
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3 BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE SYLLABUS BCIS 1405: BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ONLINE VERSION STUDENT EVALUATION COURSE EVALUATION A. Quizzes/Tests will account for 40% of the total grade--may include quizzes/tests on Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the Textbook chapters B. Mastering Application Projects will account for 10% of the total grade. C. Research Articles and Oral Presentation will account for 20% of the total grade. D. Student s Project will account for 10% of the total grade. E. The Final Exam will account for no more than 20% of the total grade. INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION A. Students will be given an opportunity to evaluate their instructor and the course content. B. The instructor will review and evaluate in terms of withdrawal rate. C. Final grades given will be reviewed in an effort to determine if a pattern of high or low grades exists. DEPARTMENT EVALUATION OF COURSE A. Faculty and the Division Chair will review student grades and withdrawal trends. B. Faculty and the Division Chair will review the Course Competencies and Perspectives Assessment.
4 BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE SYLLABUS BCIS 1405: BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ONLINE VERSION GENERAL GOALS/OBJECTIVES COURSE CONTENT Students will focus on business application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the internet. SPECIFIC GOALS/OBJECTIVES 1. Demonstrate mastery of computer concepts and vocabulary. a. State the concepts which define a computer b. Describe various computer uses c. Describe four computer categories d. Identify factors affecting computer performance e. Convert between binary and decimal number systems f. Define computer input and output g. Identify I/O devices h. Name and describe three types of computer memory i. Convert memory size measurement units j. Name secondary storage systems k. Compare storage options l. Describe logical file storage concepts m. Describe software categories n. Name main system software components o. Identify operating system capabilities p. Describe different types of user interface q. Name popular microcomputer application software r. Define integrated application software s. Name several computer careers t. Define computer programming u. Name common programming languages v. Define hypertext w. Describe the make-up of the Internet 2. Demonstrate mastery of MS Windows a. Apply data manager features 3. Demonstrate mastery of MS Word a. Describe general word processor features b. Create word processing document c. Edit a word processing document d. Format a word processing document e. Create a mail merge document
5 4. Demonstrate mastery of MS Excel a. Describe basic electronic spreadsheet features b. Correctly use parentheses in formulas c. Create formulas utilizing basic spreadsheet functions d. Create formulas that correctly use relative and absolute references e. Create charts that appropriately reflect the data f. Manipulate lists by sorting, filtering, and creating subtotals and pivot tables g. Modify a spreadsheet numeric and label format 5. Demonstrate mastery of MS Access a. Distinguish between a database and a DBMS b. Describe data hierarchy c. Create tables d. Create one-to-many relationships that are enforced e. Manipulate database records through filtering and query f. Create database records through filtering and query g. Create a database report using multiple forms 6. Demonstrate mastery of MS PowerPoint a. Create an electronic presentation b. Utilize the master slide for common content c. Utilize outline view for content creation d. Advance slides and bullets automatically e. Voice record over presentation 7. Conduct a valid internet search a. Perform a search of the WWW b. Summarize articles and give reactions c. Explain source credibility
6 LEARNING OUTCOMES Perspectives: Perspectives: 1. Individual and society/world; cultural and ethnic diversity Research Paper 2. Individual, political, economic and social aspects of life; being a responsible member of society Research Paper 3. Health and wellness Research Paper 4. Technology and science: use and understanding Research Paper 5. Personal values for ethical behavior Final 6. Ability to make aesthetic judgments PowerPoint Presentation/Research Paper 7. Logical reasoning in problem solving PowerPoint Presentation/Research Paper 8. Integrate knowledge from and understand interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines PowerPoint Presentation/Research Paper Competencies: 1. Reading Final 2. Writing Research Paper 3. Speaking PowerPoint Presentation 4. Listening Final 5. Critical Thinking PowerPoint Presentation/Research Paper 6. Computer Literacy Final Objectives: 1. Demonstrate mastery of computer concepts and vocabulary Final 2. Demonstrate mastery of MS Word. SAM Word Test 3. Demonstrate mastery of MS Excel SAM Excel Test 4. Demonstrate mastery of MS Access SAM Access Test 5. Demonstrate mastery of MS PowerPoint SIMNET PowerPoint Test 6. Demonstrate the ability to use concepts and vocabulary to do research on technology Research grade (Article summaries plus Research paper)
7 BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE SYLLABUS BCIS 1405 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ONLINE VERSION Instructor: Office: D.200 Office Phone: (979) Alt. Phone: COURSE DESCRIPTION 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 application software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business oriented utilization of the internet. CIP (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab) PREREQUISITES None TEXTBOOK OR COURSE MATERIAL INFORMATION Mastering Applications in the Real World: Discipline-Specific Projects for Microsoft Office 2007, Introductory; Thomson-Course Technology; ISBN-13: New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2012: Introductory; Course Technology-Cengage Learning; ISBN SIMNET Do not purchase any Simnet package until you have consulted the Brazosport College Bookstore or your instructor. NOTE: Check with instructor before purchasing textbook and/or material. LAB REQUIREMENTS BCIS 1405 has lab built into the schedule time for the course. Approximately 40% of students' time "in class" is spent working on SimNet, Lab, and Case Study assignments. Department 80% Completion Rule: 80% of SimNet/Labs/Articles/Project must be completed in order to get a passing grade. Example: If a student has a 100 average on quizzes and final exam but have only turned in 70% of SimNet/Labs/Articles/Project, then the student will receive and "F" in the course. ATTENDANCE AND WITHDRAWAL POLICIES The student will be dropped for inactivity: Two weeks without activity in account Missing exam without notification It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from a course if circumstances occur that could prevent the student from successfully completing that course. Students should notify instructor of decision to
8 withdraw and must not expect nor assume the instructor will complete the paperwork for the student. The instructor will complete required paperwork only if the instructor decides to drop a student for cause. Failure to notify instructor of withdrawal could result in the student failing the course. Please note that changes in the Texas Education Code state that students enrolling for the first time in a Texas public institution of higher education in the fall of 2007 or after, will not be permitted to withdraw from more than a total of six courses (no minimum number of credit hours on each course) in which the student is officially enrolled during the student's period of undergraduate study at all such institutions (this includes any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education). See for more information. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING POLICY Your performance objectives will be met by quizzes, project assignments, and research. Each quiz, research element, and project assignment will be graded and your final grade will be determined as a weighted average of these grades as follows: Quizzes/Tests: 40% Mastering Application Projects: 10% Research & Presentation: 20% Student Project 10% Final Exam: 20% Total 100% Your letter grade for the course is based on the percentages: A 90% or better B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F below 60% TESTING (see above information) MAKE-UP POLICY Examinations will be announced and appear in the students Weekly Schedule. No make-up exams will be allowed. Students who miss an exam will take a comprehensive final exam that will count as the missed exam and for their final exam. A second missed exam results in a grade of zero for that exam. Projects and Research Articles will be due according to the Weekly Schedule. The 80% rule states students must complete 80% of the projects and research articles or they will receive an F in the class. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES Students will be given an opportunity to evaluate the course and the method of presentation at the end of the semester. PROJECTS ASSIGNMENTS, PORTFOLIOS, SERVICE LEARNING, INTERNSHIPS, ETC. See Weekly Schedule attached at the end of this syllabus for assignments.
9 SCANS COMPETENCIES The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) identified competencies in the areas of Resources, Interpersonal, Information, Systems, and Technology; and foundation skills in the areas of Basic Skills, Thinking Skills, and Personal Qualities. This course is part of a program in which each of these competencies and skills are integrated. For application of specific SCANS competencies and skills in this course, see Addendum A.
10 ACADEMIC HONESTY Brazosport College assumes that students eligible to perform on the college level are familiar with the ordinary rules governing proper conduct including academic honesty. The principle of academic honesty is that all work presented by you is yours alone. Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and collusion shall be treated appropriately. Please refer to the Brazosport College Student Guide for more information. This is available online at (click on the link found on the right side of the homepage). The minimum penalty for scholastic dishonesty in the course is a reduction in letter grade for the entire course. The maximum penalty is an "F" in the course and referral to the Dean of Students for further action. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Brazosport College is committed to providing equal education opportunities to every student. Brazosport College offers services for individuals with special needs and capabilities including counseling, tutoring, equipment, and software. Please contact the Special Populations Counselor at (979) for further information. OTHER STUDENT SERVICES INFORMATION Information about the Brazosport College Library is available at or by calling (979) Information about study skills and tutoring for math, reading, writing, biology, chemistry, and other subjects is available in the Learning Services Center. or call (979) ). On Line Learning Services A section of the Learning Services computer lab is set up for online course work. Additional tools including microphones, headphones, web cams, touch-screens, and related software are available for use. The Learning Services staff is available to assist with online course software. To contact the Computer Technology & Office Administration Division, call (979) or (979) Student Services provides assistance in the following: Counseling and Advising (979) Financial Aid (979) Student Activities (979) To reach the Information Technology Department for computer, , or other technical assistance, call the Helpdesk at (979)
11 ADDENDUM A SCANS COMPETENCIES BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications ONLINE VERSION Competency Reference 1. Resource Time Management, Facilities/Materials, Human Resources 2. Interpersonal Leadership, Part. as Team Member, Works with Diversity 3. Information Acquiring, Organizing, Interpreting 4. Systems, Understanding Organizational Systems, Technological Systems, Social Systems Application Time, materials, and human resources must be effectively managed in the lab environment. Students are encouraged to work in teams helping others, but they are told to do their own assignments. Students are introduced to the use of computers through word processing, spreadsheet, and DBMS software. N/A 5. Technology Selecting, Students are introduced to the application of technology to specific tasks - Applying, computerized word processing and spreadsheets, for example. Maintaining 6. Basic Skills Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Speaking, Listening Students must read assignments and write essay answers for some assignments. Learning number systems requires arithmetic practice. 7. Thinking Skills Most labs cause the student to call on their creative and problem solving skills. They Decision Making, Problem Solving, Learning Techniques must first perceive the problem and then find a way to get the data in the right form so the answers shed light on the problem at hand. 8. Personal Qualities Students will be required to monitor their time, especially on labs, lab exams, and on Responsibility, Sociability, the final exam. It is the student's responsibility to turn their labs in on time. Integrity/Honesty
12 BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications Week Lecture Projects SIMNET Research Articles 1 Discuss Course Syllabus, Grading Policy, Attendance Policy Assign Orientation in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 0-4 thru Assign Chapter 1 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 2 thru 53 3 Assign Chapter 2 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 56 thru 117 Assign Chapter 3 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 120 thru 181 Project 1 Word Task A and B Project 2 Word Task A and B Windows Test Project 3-Word Task A and B Assign L01 Windows XP and Assign L02 Windows XP Assign L03 Internet Explorer 7 and Assign L04 - Word Assign L05 Word and Assign L06 - Word Assign Articles 1 & 2 4 Test on Orientation, Chapters 1 & 2 from Computer Concepts, 11 th Edition 5 Assign Chapter 4 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 184 thru 243 Project 4-Word Task A and B Word Test Assign L07 Word, Assign L08 Word Assign L09 - Word Assign Articles 3 & 4 Assign Chapter 5 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 246 thru Test on Chapters 3-5 from Computer Concepts, 11 th Edition 7 Assign Chapter 6 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 302 thru 355 Assign Chapter 7 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 360 thru 417 Project 1-Excel C and D Project 2-Excel C and D Assign L10 Excel and Assign L11 - Excel Assign L12 Excel Assign L13 Excel Assign L14 - Excel Assign Chapter 8 in text, New Perspectives Computer Concepts, pages 422 thru 481
13 8 Project 3-Excel C and D Project 4-Excel C and D Assign L15 Excel and Assign L16 - Excel Excel Test 9 Test Chapters 6, 7, and 8 Project 1-Access E and F Assign L17 - Access 10 Project 2-Access E and F Project 3-Access E and F Assign L18 Access and Assign L19 - Access 11 Project 4 Access E and F Access Test Assign L20 PPT and Assign L21 - PPT 12 Project 1 PowerPoint G and H Project 2 PowerPoint G and H Assign L22 - PPT 13 Project 3 PowerPoint G and H Project 4 PowerPoint G and H PowerPoint Test 14 PowerPoint Presentation on Articles PowerPoint Presentation - Articles 15 PowerPoint Presentation on Articles 16 Final Exams