Gavilan College, Gilroy, California

Jane Maringer-Cantu's
High Tech Center Course Information

FALL, 2015


Instructor  Jane Maringer-Cantu
Advisory This course is intended for students with a verified disability or demonstrated academic deficit who show a need for the use of assistive computer programs and/or adaptive equipment.
Description The Assistive Computer Instruction Lab (Intro) is designed for students who are eligible for Disability Services. The course is designed to improve basic academic skills and/or cognitive processes through the use of appropriate software or to learn adaptive devices designed to make computers accessible. Course content is based on Student Educational Contracts which are developed for each student. This is a pass / no pass course. May be repeated as necessary based on measurable progress as documented in the Student Educational Contract. This is an open entry, open exit course.
Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate beginning knowledge and skills in the academic courses or assistive computer technologies specified in their Student Educational Contract.
2. Students will identify and apply assistive technologies or academic software that are appropriate for their individual learning profiles.
3. Students will recognize the effects of the assistive technologies or academic software on their academic achievement.
4. Students will employ appropriate assistive technologies and use them for the completion of their mainstreamed college courses.
5. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency in basic academic and/or computer skills and/or assistive computer technologies.

Course Requirements

The course content is individualized. Students work on specific objectives that are specified on their Student Educational Contracts.

1. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY - Log-in and log-out on the attendance computer whenever you enter and exit the lab. You are required to work in the lab 3 hours a week for each unit you earn.The lab is open on Mondays-Thursdays from 9am-4pm and Fridays from 9am-3pm. (Lab is closed Monday & Wednesday from 12:50-2:10pm). If you miss more than 4 hours per unit enrolled, you may be dropped from the course. If you do not complete your hour requirement by the end of the semester, you will not receive credit for the course.

2. DO NOT ENROLL in the lab if you do not need the direct assistance of a staff member. CSIS 571 is designed to offer students supplemental instruction in their areas of need utilizing the computer. If you do not need direct support, do not register in the lab. You may not use the computers independently in the lab area or library as the sole means of earning your unit(s). Please schedule an appointment if you have any concerns.

3. You are expected to demonstrate measurable progress on your Student Educational Contract. Your progress will be monitored throughout the semester.


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