CMAP120 - Intro to Computer Applications

Spring, 2017

Class Syllabus

Business, Economics, Accounting, Management, Computer Applications,
and Paralegal Studies Department Germantown Campus
CMAP120 - Introduction to Computer Applications

Instructor: John Coliton Acrobat Version
Office Hours: Monday 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Course Information
  Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - Noon (in Rockville - HU307a)       Spring, 2017 – CRN 30630
  Thursday 11:00 a.m. - Noon (in Rockville - HU307a)       HU 313 – T/R 12:30 p.m.. - 1:45 p.m.
  Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (in Rockville -- Tech 246) Office: HT 423 (240-567-6947)
    Department Phone: 240-567-7722

Course Description

Introduces computer concepts and techniques applicable to various disciplines. This course covers the most widely used software packages while providing students hands-on experience with current computer applications. (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Also, CMAP 106 or knowledge of Windows is strongly recommended. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly CA120.

Course Outcomes:

Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

Course Materials

The text is: “Bundle: Shelly Cashman Microsoft® Office 365 & Office 2016: Introductory, Loose-leaf Version + SAM 365 & 2016” and is available in the bookstore. The ISBN is 978-1-337-20587-0 Additionally, a small thumb drive will be required

Student Resources

Montgomery College maintains Digital Learning Centers (DLC) on all three campuses. The DLC provides an open learning environment for students of all disciplines The DLC specialists can provide one-on-one assistance using the computers, scanners and WEPA printers available. All software used in this class is available at the DLC. At Germantown the DLC is located in HT235 and is open Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information call 240-567-1949.

Important Dates

The last day to drop the class with a refund is: January 30, 1017
The last day to change to audit is: February 13, 2017
The last day to drop a class without a grade is: February 13, 2017
The last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” is: April 17, 2017

Syllabus Supplement

Additional policies can be found at and should be considered part of this syllabus.

Grading Policy and Procedure

Grading is based on in-class writing assignments, homework assignments, a group project, and two tests. The in-class writing assignments will be short assignments recapping what was covered during a specified time period. The homework will be completed outside of class time, with instructions and a sample posted online. Homework is due at the beginning of class on the assigned day. Homework submitted late will be accepted but with a deduction in points. Late work will not be accepted after the last class of the semester (not the day of the exam). The group project will require a team of 2-3 class members to work together to create a short video reviewing key elements of a topic discussed. More details will be shared in class regarding the group project. The midterm and final will be drawn from the reading and lecture material and are open book. Make-up exams are not typically granted without a bona fide reason for missing the exam (court date or military service are examples). This class may be audited (taken without the expectation of a grade) with my permission and the proper form submitted to the records office. Someone who audits the class is still expected to participate in class and complete all projects.

The grading is allocated as follows:

Homework Assignments (10 at 20 pts. each)
In-class writing assignments (5 @ 10 pts. each)
Group Project
Total Points:

The following distribution of points will be used to determine final grades:

A     = 450 - 500 (90 - 100%)
B     =  400 - 449 (80 - 90%)
C     = 350 - 399 (70 - 80%)
D    = 300 - 349 (60 - 70%)
F     = 0 - 299 (0 - 60%)