Hinkson Memorial Campus Room 101F
Generally, I am in my office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, so anytime feel free to drop by. I may not be present due to required meetings or authorized absences, so feel free to call me at 379-2702 and set an appointment if you would like.
If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
BCIS-1305-041 Business Computer Applications
Students will study computer terminology, hardware and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics and business-oriented utilization of the Internet.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 3 lab)
Although you have outside buying options available, speak with your instructor before buying from a source other than the AC Bookstore. We want to ensure you have the correct product.
The physical textbook is NOT required, but is available for direct purchase from the publisher (McGraw Hill) if you learn more effectively utilizing printed text. Let your instructor know if you need the textbook.
The SIMnet access code is a REQUIRED element of this course; it is not possible to complete this course successfully without obtaining a valid access code.
Office 2019 / Microsoft 365
This course requires that you have installed on your computer the paid version of Office 2019 or Microsoft 365 (formally known as Office 365).
Earlier versions of Microsoft Office (2016, 2013, 2010, etc.) are not fully compatible with this course. "Free" software such as AC's free home access to Office 365, Open Office or Google Docs/Sheets, or Wordpad is not compatible with this course.
Please check with your instructor if you have questions about appropriate software options.
Access code to SIMnet (see textbook information above)
USB flash drive (for file download and transport) or access to a cloud storage service
A PC (personal computer) running Microsoft Windows 7 or higher operating system and a high-speed internet connection. All work is completed online with an internet connection.
Students may also use a Mac/Apple computer with the paid version of Office 2019 or Microsoft 365 installed.
A Chromebook or tablet does not have the necessary functionality to complete important elements of the course.
The Underground, the computer lab in the basement of Ware Student Commons, has computers with the appropriate software installed and available for your use.
Students will utilize word processing, presentation, database,and spreadsheet software, as well as Internet research, to prepare documents and presentation materials, with a focus on understanding the impact of computer use and technology on our society, culture, and the business world.
At successful completion of course student will be able to:
Describe the fundamentals of information technology concepts – hardware, software, security, and privacy.
Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate electronic files and folders in local, network, and online environments.
Create business documents with word processing software using spelling and grammar check, format and layout, tables, citations, graphics, and mail merge.
Create business documents and analyze data with spreadsheet software using (1) tables, sorting, filtering, charts and graphics, pivot tables, macros; (2) statistical, financial, logical and look-up functions and formulas; and (3) add-ins
Create business multimedia presentations with presentation software using templates, lists, groups, themes, colors, clip art, pictures, tables, transitions, animation, video, charts, and views.
Create databases and manage data with database software using tables, fields, relationships, indexes, keys, views, queries, forms, reports, and import/export functions.
Integrate business software applications.
Use web-based technologies to conduct ethical business research.
Use “goal seeking” and “what-if analysis” to solve problems and make adjustments/recommendations in a business environment.
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Students are expected to maintain a high standard of individual honor in their scholastic work. Students who are guilty of cheating, plagiarism, copying, or dishonesty may receive a 0 on an assignment; may be excluded from class with a grade of F; or, in flagrant cases, may be suspended from the College (see Student Rights and Responsibilities).
Students who give another student their files or allow another student to use their work are committing a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Students who engage in this unethical behavior risk being subject to disciplinary action in accordance with College policy.
The Faculty of the CIS Program reserve the right to ask a student to verify any portion of a test or assignment by reproducing any specific section or the entire test/assignment in question.
Any action that compromises the computer systems at Amarillo College, including but not limited to hacking or cracking, can result in a grade of "F" in this course and possible further disciplinary action.
Integrity violations (using all or part of someone else’s file) in SIMnet will result in both parties receiving a grade of 0 for the assignment and there will be no makeup for that assignment. Integrity violations are automatically flagged by SIMnet software whenever elements of another person's file are detected in an uploaded student file.
Course grades will be assigned based upon the following criteria:
>89.5 = A
>79.5 = B
>69.5 = C
>59.5 = D
<59.5 = F
Student evaluation is based upon the following assignments and weights:
Intro/Concepts (10 assignments)
SIMbook Lessons (16 assignments)
SIMnet Projects (12 assignments)
SIMnet Capstone Projects (2 assignments)
SIMnet Integrated Final Applications (1 assignment)
Two attempts are permitted on the SIMnet Projects. When two attempts are completed, the higher grade will be used for grade calculations.
One attempt is permitted on the SIMnet Capstone Projects and SIMnet Integrated Final Applications.
Unlimited attempts are permitted on the SIMnet Lessons and SIMBooks. When multiple attempts are taken, the highest grade will be used for grade calculations.
Check your email daily. The email address used by your instructor is the @amarillocollege.com email address issued to each AC student. Your instructor will communicate important course updates, guidance, and hints via email.
Complete assignments by the scheduled date/time. Late work is not accepted.
Emails are typically answered within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response within that time frame, please resend your message as a reminder.
See the assignment checklist posted in your Blackboard course as a mechanism to monitor due dates and your progress in the course.
Week 1: Introduction to Course, Computer Concepts
Week 2: Word, Computer Concepts
Week 3: Word
Week 4: Excel, Computer Concepts, Word Capstone Project
Week 5: Excel, Computer Concepts
Week 6: PowerPoint, Computer Concepts, Excel Capstone Project
Week 7: PowerPoint
Week 8: Access, Integrated Final
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 22: Spring 2 Classes Begin
March 29: Census Day (Administrative Drop for Non-Attendance)
March 31: CIS Job Fair
April 2-4: Easter Holiday (College Closed)
April 5: Summer 2021/Fall 2021 Registration Begins
May 4: Last Day to Withdraw
May 13: Last Day of Spring 2 Courses
May 14: Commencement
TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTING ISSUES
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