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CIS105 Introduction To Computers and Applications consists of a lecture class (CIS105; stressing computer literacy) and a laboratory class (CIS105L; stressing how to use a computer). It is designed for students with little or none computer experience. Both the lecture class (CIS105) and the laboratory class (CIS105L) must be taken together during the same semester.
I teach lecture and laboratory sections.

Lecture Course Topics:

  1. computer hardware
  2. application and systems software
  3. data communications and networks
  4. the societal impacts of computerization
  5. computer ethics
  6. databases

Laboratory Course Topics:

  1. Windows, File Management, and Internet Explorer
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft Powerpoint
  5. Microsoft Access


Required Text:

  • Lecture - Our Digital World, Introduction to Computing, Gordon, Lanskisch, Muir Seguin, Verno.Paradigm Publishing ISBN 978-0-76383-750-1
  • Laboratory - Skills for Success with Window 7, Getting Started. Townsend.Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-511-290-8
  • Laboratory - Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1.Townsend, Ferrett, Hain, Varga.Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-703257

  • MyItLab - Required for for both Laboratory; included with new lab textbooks as a password booklet. Myitlab is an online application used for testing. Recommended to purchase new, not used, textbooks. Used texts do not include Myitlab and will require separate purchase (Used textbooks not available LCCC bookstore Fall 2011). Download and read the Myitlab Student Registration Instructions for registering. Please see myitlab course ids for your section's course id - every lab section has its own Myitlab course id. Student user guide available from MyItLab web site. Using myitlab Windows 7 and Vista Lab Configuration Guide. Using Internet Explorer 7 and 8 with myitlab
  • USB (or thumb) drive to save your work, especially for CIS105L lab. BE SURE TO BACK UP USB DRIVE DATA! I have seen too many students lose or damage their USB drives. This usually occurs at the worst possible moment.

The basic lecture PowerPoint files are available for download from ANGEL. It is recommended you download and print these in handout form.

A 180-day copy of Office 2010 has been included with your textbooks. If you wish to purchase a full copy, you can purchase it through the bookstore online (click on the Click here to shop for software now >> link;you will have to manually search the site), the current the price for Microsoft Office 2010 Professional is $89.98, this price is subject to change; Microsoft Office 2007 is not available. You will need proof of being a student at LCCC. This is a full copy of Office 2010 Professional. The labs on campus have Office 2007 installed, which is the format required for lab. You are required to do all assignments in the Office 2007 format.

Email:

Email is an important means of communication for this course. You will also find that this is true for your other courses as well as the workplace. College Policy * (PDF) requires every student to have an official college //user//@lcccmail.org Email address. It is the obligation of each student to activate his or her Email account and routinely check it for new messages. Using Email is a simple PowerPoint presentation about email and how to use it. For specific details on how to use the LCCC student email system, download and read the User Guide* (PDF) for LCCC Email.


Current semester schedule, syllabi, and other downloads


CIS105 Written Assignments
  1. Team Comparision Paper. Using two sources, write a short paper describing the pros and cons of teamwork. References are to be in MLA format.
  2. Article 1 Summary. Find an article on how computers are used in your career or major. Write a short summary. Include a copy of the article with your paper.
  3. Article 2 Summary Paper. Find an article on some computer topic you want to learn more about. Write a short summary. Include a copy of the article with your paper.
Wikipedia and John Maxwell are not acceptable sources/articles.

CIS105 Computer Project
This is a team (3 to 4 people) project to come up with a computer system for a new business. This project consists of 26% of your course grade. Each team member contribute.
There are six deliverables:
  1. Team Contract (team turn-in).
  2. Excel Spreadsheet (team turn-in). This is a spreadsheet which lists possible major alternatives for hardware and software. See handouts (or ANGEL) for details
  3. Rough Draft (team turn-in). From the Excel Spreadsheet, select the hardware and software your team will be using. Prefer done in outline form.
  4. Status Report (individual turn-in). Just a few sentences describing how the project is going so far.
  5. Powerpoint Presentation (team turn-in). Give a presentation describing the computer solution.
  6. Final Report (team turn-in). Take your Rough Draft and add details.

Plus, each team member completes a team evaluation after presentation.


CIS105L Lab Assignments
22% of your CIS105 grade comes from the CIS105L laboratory course.
(The following come from SKILLS FOR SUCCESS WITH WINDOWS 7)
  • pp. 2-25; upload files to myitlab (Course Content, Windows 7, Dropbox for Windows 7)
(The following come from www.myitlab.com, Course Content, Skills for Success with Microsoft Office 2010; and
SKILLS FOR SUCCESS OFFICE 2010 . Directions for myitlab Grader Project.)
  • Common Features: Common Features of Office 2010; Word Chapter 1 Grader Project (do pp. 30-53 for practice; turn in Word Chapter 1 Grader Project for grade)
  • Word Chapter 2 Grader Project (do pp. 64-87 for practice; turn in Word Chapter 2 Grader Project for grade)
  • Word Chapter 3 Grader Project (do pp. 98-121 for practice; turn in Word Chapter 3 Grader Project for grade)
  • Excel Chapter 1 Grader Project (do pp. 166-189 for practice; turn in Excel Chapter 1 Grader Project for grade)
  • Excel Chapter 2 Grader Project (do pp. 200-223 for practice; turn in Excel Chapter 2 Grader Project for grade)
  • Excel Chapter 3 Grader Project (do pp. 234-257 for practice; turn in Excel Chapter 3 Grader Project for grade)
  • Access Chapter 1 Grader Project (do pp. 302-325 for practice; turn in Access Chapter 1 Grader Project for grade)
  • Access Chapter 2 Grader Project (do pp. 336-359 for practice; turn in Access Chapter Grader Project for grade)
  • PowerPoint Chapter 1 Grader Project (do pp. 438-461 for practice; turn in PowerPoint Chapter 1 Grader Project for grade)
  • PowerPoint Chapter 2 Grader Project (do pp. 472-495 for practice; turn in PowerPoint Chapter 2 Grader Project for grade)


Useful Links

Lehigh Carbon Community College Home Page
Lehigh Carbon Community College is on Facebook!
Microsoft Academic Alliance LCCC inventory is a collection of software loanable from the LCCC Library. Ask for the Disk Number, not the software title.

About the Instructor (and an example of an e-portfolio);
Another example of an e-portfolio

Site below provides useful links for technical writing
Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Science Writings
Digital libraries of the IEEE and 14 other leading science and technology societies

(This is not an official LCCC web page; it is an instructor's working site)