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Frank Phillips College
BCIS 1405- Advanced Microcomputer Applications Office 2016

  • General Course Information

            Michele Hagood

            Fall 2018

            BCIS 1405-Elective Credit

            Advanced Microcomputer Applications

            4 Credit hours


Prerequisite and/or Co-requisite: Prerequisite for this course is BIM I.


Course Description: This class will cover Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows 10.  Applications covered will be Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  The main focus on this course is on business applications including advanced word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. 




Upon completion of this class the student will have sufficient proficiency in adapting to upgraded application of those mentioned.  Additionally, the student will find that an understanding of Office 2016 will provide adaptability to understanding other software applications that are essentially similar in form and function.


READING:  Reading at the college level means the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials—books, articles, and documents.  A core curriculum should offer students the opportunity to master both general methods of analyzing printed materials and specific methods for analyzing the subject matter of individual disciplines.


WRITING:  Competency in writing is the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.  Although correct grammar, spelling and punctuation are each a sine qua non in any composition, they do not automatically ensure that the composition itself makes sense or that the writer has much of anything to say.  Students need to be familiar with the writing process including how to discover a topic and how to develop and organize it, how to phrase it effectively for their audience.  These abilities can be acquired only through practice and reflection.


SPEAKING: Competence in speaking is the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.  Developing this competency includes acquiring poise and developing control of the language through experience in making presentations to small groups, to large groups, and through the media.


LISTENING:  Listening at the college level means having the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken communication.


CRITICAL THINKING: Critical thinking embraces methods for applying both qualitative and quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter in order to evaluate arguments and to construct alternative strategies.  Problem solving is one of the applications of critical thinking, used to address an identified task.


COMPUTER LITERACY:  Computer literacy at the college level means the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information.  Core-educated students should have an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology, and should have the tools necessary to evaluate and learn new technologies as they become available.


  • Course Calendar


August 24-October 27

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

November 12-December 19

Microsoft Access, Outlook

All dates subject to change.


At the end of each unit the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for the specific application will be offered. You will be required to take at least one exam.


  • Student Learning Outcomes


All Frank Phillips College courses work together to meet the following learning outcomes:

  1. Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he or she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diverse world;
  2. Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economics, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society;
  3. Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness;
  4. Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives;
  5. Develop personal values for ethical behavior;
  6. Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments;
  7. use logical reasoning in problem solving; and
  8. Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of scholarly disciplines.


In addition, this course will meet the specific Student Learning Outcomes that follow

  1. Apply proficiency using PCs.
  2. Apply proficiency using Word.
  3. Apply proficiency using Excel.
  4. Apply proficiency using Access.
  5. Apply proficiency using PowerPoint.
  6. Apply the correct application of Word packages in various scenarios.
    • Maintain a capability to adapt to changes in software applications that are generically similar in form and function.
    • Use creativity, tenacity and problem solving skills to solve PC software application problems.


  • Textbook and Other Required Materials

Nielsen; Snyder; Weixel:  Business Information Management I( Microsoft Office 2016).  2017.    You will also need a thumb drive to download all data files for this course.


  • Classroom Policy and Instructor Expectations

Each student is responsible for all materials covered in class or online.

Each student is responsible for all assignments.

Late assignments:

  1. First Offense: the student will be warned verbally by the instructor and will make a notation of the infraction.
  2. Second Offense:the student will receive an automatic 50% deduction on the assignment and the instructor will make a notation of the infraction.
  3. Third Offense: the student will receive an automatic zero on the assignment and the instructor will make a notation of the infraction.


  1. First Offense: the student will receive a zero on the assignment and the instructor will make a notation of the infraction.
  2. Second Offense:the student will be administratively withdrawn from the class in which the infraction occurred and will receive no refund for the class.

Successful online learning takes a lot of commitment.  Time management is necessary, so that you do not fall behind.


  • Additional/Supplemental References:None


  • Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

All registered students must adhere to the Frank Phillips College AUP and the Canadian High School AUP.


  • Methods of Evaluation

Grades to be determined in accordance with the following:

Projects=40%, Attendance/Participation=20%, Daily Assignments=40%


  • Attendance Policy

The purpose of online lecture and discussion is to help prepare the student for assignments and tests.  Participation, therefore, is essential for maximum progress.  Please call or email me if you have a problem or special concern that requires alternative accommodation.


Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. 


  • Grade Points

90-100             A

80-89               B

70-79               C

60-69               D

59 and lower   F



  • Correlation to State Mission Goals of Frank Phillips College
    A.  Provide general college academic course for students who plan to enter senior colleges and universities with sophomore or junior standing.
    B.  Provide a classroom setting conducive to learning.
    C.  Provide, assist, and promote the use of learning resources in the classroom.
    D. Participate in and contribute to the democratic society in which we live.
    E. Acquire skills, facts, values, and attitudes necessary to function and contribute to our society.


  • Student Grievance Policy

If you have a dispute concerning your grade or policies in this class, it is your responsibility to FIRST contact the instructor, either by email r in person, to discuss the matter.  Should things remain unresolved after this initial contact, please follow the procedures described in the Frank Phillips College Catalogue on pages 45 and 46.  In the vast majority of cases, the matter can be resolved at the instructor/student level, and learning to communicate your concerns in a civilized manner is part of the college experience.


  • Academic Integrity/Academic Dishonesty

Academic integrity, honestly, and a respect for knowledge, truth and ethical practices are fundamental to this course.  These principles center all academic endeavors in learning.  Dishonest academic practices disregard academic values, compromise the integrity of reputation and devalue the quality of learning.  Failure to comply with the academic integrity guidelines of this course will result in the grade of an F, and no student will be allowed to drop the course, even if the drop date has yet to pass.  Academic dishonesty can include but is not limited to the following:

  1. Using an alternate person to assume, in full or part, an examination or other assignment/assessment item.
  2. Reusing one’s own work, or part thereof, that has been submitted previously and counted towards another course (without permission).
  3. Communicating with another person, contrary to instructions, during an examination or other assignment/assessment item 9without permission).
  4. Bringing material or device(s) into an examination or other assignment/assessment item other than such as may be specified for that assignment/assessment item (without permission).
  5. Making use of computer software or other material and device(s) during an examination or other assignment/assessment item other than such as may be specified for that assignment/assessment item (without permission).
  6. Contract cheating or having another person create an essay or assignment/assessment and then submitting the work as one’s own.
  7. Submitting another person’s work as one’s own.
  8. Copying or paraphrasing material from any source without due acknowledgment.
  9. Using another person’s ideas without due acknowledgment.
  10. Working with others without permission, and presenting the resulting work as though it was completed independently.


  • Contact Information:


Phone: 806-323-5373


Conference: 5th period 11:44-12:30