NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Introduction to Spreadsheets

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Spreadsheets
    B. Course Number: CS 224 - 30787
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W 11:00:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Shook, Angila
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 232
    H. Email Address: AShook@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2658
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 7:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST); 12:15:00 PM-12:45:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 7:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 7:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 7:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    If you need a different time, please contact me to setup an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: BUC237
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of spreadsheets, and prepares students for the MOS: Microsoft Office Excel Expert certification exam. The student should gain extensive hand-on experience in each facet of the application

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The target audience is the individual who requires a beginning to advanced course in spreadsheets (using Microsoft Excel). There is no guarantee of transferability and the student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Cengage - Cengage Unlimited, 1 term (4 months) Printed Access Card ISBN: 9780357700037
    OR
    Freund/Starks - BNDL:SC MS OFFICE 365/EXCEL 20 19 COMPREHENSIVE
    ISBN: 9780357269275

    Software: Excel 2019

    Suggested:

    Flash drive or a google account for saving course work.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Late work will not be accepted!

    Final semester grades will be awarded based on the following percentages.
    Course Professionalism 10%
    Training (apply mode) 10%
    Reviews/Projects 30%
    Chapter Lectures 10%
    Module Exams 25%
    Proctored Final Exam 15%

    All communication and submitted work must follow the communication standard.
    Communication standard:
    • No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
    • Correct spelling and proper capitalization
    • Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
    • Logical organization

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2. Prepare and interpret documents,
    3. Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4. Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5. Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the completion of the course, a student should:
    1. Demonstrate Managing Data in a spreadsheet
    2. Develop spreadsheets with Formulas and Functions
    3. Develop a Professional-Looking Worksheet
    4. Produce spreadsheets with Charts and Graphics
    5. Produce spreadsheets with Excel Lists
    6. Manage with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
    7. Produce spreadsheets with Excel's Editing and Web Tools
    8. Develop an Excel Application
    9. Produce spreadsheets with Data Tables and Scenario Management
    10. Use Solver for Complex Problems
    11. Import Data into Excel
    12. Extend Excel with Visual Basic for Applications

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    I will return phone/mail messages by the the end of the next business day. Grades for work will be posted no later than one week after the assignment deadline.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Module

    Topics Covered

    Due Date

    Learning Outcomes

     

    Module 1

    Industry specific ethics (self & community),

    January 22

    I2, I6, I7,D1, D5

     

    Module 2

    Creating a Worksheet and a chart

    Formulas, Functions, and Formatting

    Working with Large Worksheets, Charting, and What-If Analysis

    Module training and exam

    January 29

    February 5

    February 12

    February 15

    I4, D2,C1,C2,C3,C4

     

    Module 3

    Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules

    Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

    Creating, Sorting, and Querying a table

    Module training and exam

    February 25

    March 4

    March 11

    March 15

    I4, D2,C2,C5, C6,C9

     

    Module 4

    Templates, Importing Data, and Working with SmartArt, Images, and Screenshots

    Working with Trendlines, PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Slicers

    Formula Auditing, Data Validation, and Complex Problem Solving

    User Interfaces, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and Collaboration Features in Excel

    Module training and exam

    March 22


    April 8

    April 15

    April 19

    April 26

    May 3

    I4, D2,C7, C10, C11

     

    Final Exam May 4-7 (proctored)