Gavilan College, Gilroy, California

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CSIS 572

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Title  CSIS 572
Instructor  Jane Maringer-Cantu
Course Time / Day  Monday / Wednesday 12:50 - 2:10 PM
Course Location  Library 105
Course Text
(purchase, rent or e-book) Go! With Microsoft Office Word 2010 Brief by Prentice Hall (Required)
  Go! With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 Brief by Prentice Hall (Optional)

Go! With Microsoft Windows 7: Getting Started (Optional)


This course is intended for students with a verified disability who show a need for the use of adaptive computer programs and/or equipment or demonstrated academic deficit.


The course will include an introduction to the basic concept of how computers work, using the computer keyboard, word-processing, computer ethics and presentation graphics.  This course will be self-paced and adjusted so that students with learning, physical, or communicative disabilities can learn a number of adaptive devices designed to make computers accessible. This is a pass/no pass course.

Learning Outcomes

1. The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the personal computer in general and adaptive uses specifically designed to enhance their ability to communicate.
2. The student will describe the information needed and planning required to operate a computer system.
3. The student will recognize and use computer terminology to describe appropriate functions of computer systems and applications.
4. The student will use the Internet to browse web pages, print pages, search for information, and compose, send and retrieve e-mail.
5. The student will demonstrate beginning skills level using application programs that provide word processing.
6. The student will use MS PowerPoint to produce a presentation.
7. When necessitated by their disability, the student will demonstrate use of appropriate assistive technologies.

Course Requirements

This is a non-transferable course, which is graded on a credit/no credit basis. To receive credit for this course you must complete all the required lab assignments and show reasonable progress on the course objectives.

Performance will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
1. Attendance & class participation = 40% of grade
2. Lab assignment completion = 60% of grade

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY - Log-in and log-out on the attendance computer whenever you enter and exit the lab.  Students who miss more than four classes may be dropped from this course.  The student should contact the instructor by phone (848-4722) or leave a message if he/she will not be in class more than one consecutive day.  Students are expected to be punctual.  A student who is 20 minutes late to class without prior arrangement with the instructor will be counted as absent.

There will be one additional hour of assigned lab work per week required for the full credit and assignments will be given to assess the students’ knowledge and skill mastery. The lab is open on Mondays-Thursdays from 9am-4pm and Fridays from 9am-3pm. Missed coursework and lab time may be made up by arrangement with the instructor.

Download a PDF file of Word 2010 Checklist.

Missed coursework and lab time may be made up by arrangement with the instructor.


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