CMPS 1200 - How This Course Works

Welcome to Computer Science 1200. This course covers basic computer skills using Microsoft Windows 7, Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). You are welcome to use newer versions of Windows and Office. Using a non-Microsoft platform is not possible because of differences in the programs. You should also be aware that a license for Access does not come standard with Microsoft Office. You will need to use the computer science department lab computers for assignments using Access unless you want to purchase the product. Other computers on campus may or may not have Access installed.

The course is organized into 15 weeks. For a list of assignments and when they are assigned see the calendar. Calendar Each class meeting consists of a demonstration of the material by the instructor followed by a lab. During lab students can work on the homework assignment for that week with the instructor's help.

Each weekly assignment has one document that must be submitted by email to the instructor. See the course website at Home Page for the email address of your instructor.

You do not need to come to lecture or lab. All material necessary to complete the assignment is posted online; see the 'Lab Manual' for that week. It covers the necessary skills needed to complete the assignment. Also you can search online for the many tutorials covering the concepts of that weeks assignment. If you need additional help outside of class the instructor will be available for office hours. Office hours are posted online.

The final exam is take-home. You are expected to complete the final on your own without assistance from the instructor. However, if you have any questions about the requirements or run into odd technical difficulties, feel free to come to class or office hours.