CIS 146 - Microcomputer Applications - (MS Office)


Instructor: James L. Cleckler

Office: Clanton Campus Computer Lab
Office Hours: Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:30pm or by scheduled appointment

Phone: 205.217.9470 (Cell)

Home Phone: 205.280.3792

Textbook: Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (Shelly Cashman) by Shelly & Vermaat

ISBN-10: 1439078386           ISBN-13: 978-1439078389
You'll also need a USB flash drive

Evaluation: You will be evaluated primarily by your test performance. The exams will test your knowledge of the text, class discussions and presentations. In addition, you will have homework assignments with hands-on practice. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure homework assignments are submitted in the proper format and submitted on time as requested by the instructor.


  1. Exam #1 (Concepts, Terminology, & Windows) - 20%
  2. Exam #2 (Word/Cloud Computing) - 20%
  3. Exam #3 (PowerPoint and Outlook) - 20%
  4. Exam #4 (Excel) - 20%
  5. Comprehensive Final Exam - 20%
    (You may drop your lowest or missed exam above - only one exam score may be dropped.)
  6. Labs & Semester Project – 20%

Make-Up Tests: There will be no "make-up" tests given for any reason, even with a good excuse because you will be allowed to drop your lowest exam score. If you miss an exam, regardless of the reason, you can drop the zero you will receive on the missed exam.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should withdraw from that class before poor attendance interferes with the student's ability to achieve the objectives required in the course. Withdrawal from classes can affect eligibility for federal financial aid.

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