Text Book and Materials:
You may purchase the textbook from the SCC Bookstore.
Be sure to tell them you are in my class so you get the right book. It is a
called "A Custom Program for CIS" Computer Science 100, second edition.
There will be time to work on projects in class and I will be available to assist you individually or in small groups outside of class if you need extra help.
How to Contact Me...
The easiest and most reliable way to contact me is through e-mail. That way, I can respond to you from home and on week-ends.
Your grade in this course is based on the percentage of points you earn. You may access your grades at any time via my website using your logon information. Final grades in this course are determined as follows:
I do not grade on
a curve or throw out the lowest test score so make sure you stay on schedule. I
will NOT give you any extra credit opportunities during the semester.
Exams, Quizzes, Activities & Projects
I may give you an extra credit activity during the semester. However, you must be in class that day or you will not be eligible to complete the assignment.
Accommodations for Disabilities
Student Code of Conduct/Civility/Cell Phones/Internet Use
details may be obtained from the SCC Student Handbook. At a minimum, I
expect you to treat each others (and your instructor) politely and with
respect. This includes turning off all cell phones (or muting them),
participating in class, and arriving in a timely manner. Please remember
that personal conversation during lecture time is distracting to
your fellow students. Collaboration on a project is an exception, of
Please turn off cell phones before entering class. Do not make/receive calls during class time.
Please do not use Twitter or text messaging or Instant Messaging (IM) in the class while I am lecturing or presenting material.
I will turn the internet off during lectures because it is simply too distracting to others. During lab time or before class I will be glad to turn it on for you.
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but all work that you turn in for grading must be your own. Taking credit for another students work is plagiarism and is a violation of SCC academic policy. You will be reported for academic dishonesty and receive an "F" for the assignment. Don't let this happen to you! Remember, all work that you turn in for grading must be your original work.
I will not accept any projects that appear to contain content that has been copied & pasted from a website! Use the web to gather your data but you must compose answers in your own words.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will compare and contrast computer solutions considering criteria.
Students will obtain and apply knowledge of options and solutions available for specific computing contexts and criteria.
My Personal Goals and Objectives for this Course:
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
Learn the main parts of a computer and learn about the history of the personal computer.
Know how to configure & optimize Windows operating system.
Develop & expand their computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Expression Web.
Learn how to manage their computer using disk utilities like the defragmenter.
Learn to keep their computers operating efficiently by managing the swap file and indexing service.
Gain a firm understanding of security issues and the internet, dial-up, DSL & Cable technologies.
Understand the basic configuration options for a local area network & wireless communications
Become an informed consumer of computer products and services.
The number of projects and the points possible for exams, projects and activities are subject to change without notice. This information is intended to be an overview of this course so you will know what to expect during the semester. But sometimes, we will need to modify this plan.