NorthWest Arkansas Community CollegeCISM 1503-Spreadsheet Analysis-Excel

Course Syllabus Fall 2004


Instructor: Cristy Stamps

Office: 1217

Mail Drop: Wall slot outside Room 1217

Phone: 619-4271


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Microsoft Excel 2002

Course Technology-Thomson Learning-Parsons, Oja, Ageloff, Carey


Course Description

Spreadsheet Analysis is a study of the Microsoft Excel software package. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of Excel through creating and revising spreadsheets.

Hands on work will comprise the majority of this course.


Course Objectives

v     Work independently to complete the required assignments.

v     Achieve the ability to create, update, and manipulate spreadsheets.



The student is completely and totally responsible for dropping the class should they so desire.

On the average 2-3 students per class fail because they simply stop showing up. Please, if you have something happen or no longer wish to be in this class then go drop the class. An "F" will follow you for the rest of your school career.


In-class and Homework Assignments


*        Assignments will be given throughout the course.

*        Assignments will take 3-5 hours per week. All of which will have to be spent on a computer.

*        It is expected that most students will have to use the General Access Lab to complete some of their work.

*        Assignments will be accepted on or before the due date.

*        Note: Many assignments build on previous assignments. It is your responsibility to save all your work.


Assignment Policies

    Late assignments are penalized 50%.

    There will be NO Extra Credit Assignments.

    As you finish each assignment you will save it to your homework drive (W).



    Anyone caught cheating (including plagiarizing) will be subject to any or all of the following:

1)      A zero for the work involved.

2)      An immediate "F" in the course.

3)      One of the two above plus referral to college authorities for additional disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

    You cannot give your work to others! This includes all assigned work.

    During tests you will be in close proximity with others on the computers, keep your eyes on your own screen.


The Computer Lab Rules and Regulations

v     Food & drink is allowed in the lab, but it must be placed on shelf by the door.

v     Clean up after yourself. Push your chairs in. Put extra printouts in the recycle bin.

v     These labs are for class work and study not for fun. Anyone being excessively noisy or using computers for non-class purposes will be asked to leave.

v     Subject matter of a disagreeable nature cannot be accessed through the NWACC labs. The lab monitor gets to decide what is disagreeable. If there is a dispute over materials you must stop viewing them and then get your instructor to give the lab monitor an OK for you to be viewing the material.

v     Anyone letting another person log on using their Login-ID and Password will lose their account. This generally results in the student receiving an F since they can no longer do their work.

v     The lab monitor is the final word. Obey what they say. If you have a problem with it then complain to your instructor.

v     Room 1226 is the general lab for use outside of class; DO NOT use any of the other rooms.



NWACC Policies and Class Modifications

Student Services

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requiring accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Student Services. Student Services will recommend appropriate accommodations to your director and me.

Your director and I will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.