Instructor:                  Charles Kwiatkowski

Office:                                    A-330

Phone:                        +1 (815) 408 0876


Web Page:        

Office Hours:             M        3:45 – 5:15

                                    T         3:45 – 5:15

                                    W        3:45 – 5:15

                        R         3:45 – 5:15

                        F          By Appointment only


Course Description:  A course for business majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution. Computer concepts, terminology, equipment, programming, and applications are surveyed. Business application skills in the microcomputer areas of spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation are emphasized. Use of e-mail and the world wide web are used throughout the course. A student may not count both CSI 1002 and CSP 1203 toward the same degree or certificate.


Prerequisite:   None


Textbooks:       Pkg Se Cmptr + Bind In Card Pac, 


ISBN 1-1115-2799-7

Edition 1


Attendance:   In order to simulate the work environment, I expect all students to attend class and to be on time.  There is no such thing as an “excused absence” in this class – you’re either here or you’re not.  Regular class attendance is important and expected for successful completion of this course.  You may expect that attendance will be taken during each class, normally at the beginning.  When your name is called, you are REQURIED to raise your hand for at least 5 seconds and simultaneously say “HERE” loudly.  This is because some of the rooms have poor acoustics and I need to know where you are seated. Students that miss an exam will be allowed to make up the exam ONLY when prior arrangements are made with the instructor.  A 5% penalty will be assessed for the missed exam.


Cheating:       Policies regarding cheating may be found under the heading of “Academic Integrity” in the IVCC Student Handbook.  Students should become familiar with these policies and abide by them.  Working together on assignments is NOT ALLOWED!!  This includes viewing other people’s work AND letting people view your work. Student peer tutors who are paid by the IVCC Tutoring Office are allowed with my previous permission – provided that they DO NOT do the assignments FOR YOU.  Cheating on an assignment will result in a zero for the first offense and expulsion from the class for the second offense.  The IVCC administration will be notified of the second offense.

When you cheat, you insult my intelligence.



Withdrawal:  Students need to notify the instructor in order to withdraw from the course. 

The last date for withdrawal with refund for the Fall 2011 semester is Tuesday, August 30. 

The last date for withdrawal (without refund) for the Fall 2011 semester is Tuesday, November 8.

Failure of the student to notify the instructor will lead to the assignment of a letter grade at the conclusion of the course based on the work completed and not completed, which is usually an F due to missed homework and exam(s).  Withdrawal from a course will affect financial aid.  Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid office before withdrawing from a course.


Grades:          Final grades will be assigned based upon the student’s accumulated points.  Points will be awarded for the midterm exam, the final exam, quizzes, homework, and other classroom activity assignments.   The grade book is kept on Blackboard and can be viewed by you so you know where you stand in the class at all times.  I wait to grade all assignments until the due date has passed.  I try to grade assignments within a week of the due date (I’ll communicate exceptions to this rule via email.)  Letter grades will be assigned using the following scale:

                        A         100% - 90%

                        B         89% - 80%

                        C         79% - 70%

                        D         69% - 60%

                        F          Below 60%



1.      LATE ASSIGNMENTS.  Each assignment will be given a due date and time.  You MUST turn in the assignment before that date and time.  This semester, I will accept only ONE late assignment ONE day late (One day = 24 hours), only with prior permission.   No penalty will be assessed for this late assignment.  ALL other late assignments will be given a zero.  There are no exceptions.  There are no “acceptable excuses” for late assignments.  Please budget your time so that you are not doing homework at the last minute and you allow “buffer time” for when the technology is not working correctly or other “life emergencies” occur.

2.      Microsoft (MS) Office 2010 is used for the assignments in this class.  You may not use any other package or any other Microsoft version to do your homework.  Any assignments submitted using a different package or different version will be given a zero.  MS Office 2010 includes Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.  It is available in all of our open labs for you to use to complete your assignments.  You may purchase MS Office 2010 through .

3.      Students are expected to come to class having read the assigned chapter and the previous class meeting notes.

4.      I do extensive communication via the Internet and Blackboard.  Blackboard announcements and email will be used.  You are REQUIRED to ensure your correct email address is entered into your Blackboard profile. Additionally, you are required to ensure your phone number(s) are correct.

5.      If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, note taking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika or 224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204. 



Important Dates


August 16 (T)

In-service for Faculty

August 17 (W)


August 30 (T)

Last day for refund for 16 week classes

August 31 (W)

New Student Convocation

September 5 (M)

Labor Day (College closed)

October 3 (M)

Deadline to Apply for Fall Graduation

October 7 (F)

Faculty Development Day (College closed)

October 13 (R)

MIDTERM (Last day for first 8-week classes)

October 14 (F)

Fall Break (College closed)

November 1 (T)

Online registration begins for Spring

November 2 (W)

In-person registration begins for Spring

November 3 (R)

Phone/fax/mail registration begins for Spring

November 8 (T)

Last day for student withdrawal for 16 week classes

November 11 (F)

Veteran’s Day (College closed)

November 23, 24, 25 (WRF)

Thanksgiving Break (College closed)

November 28 (M)

Classes resume

December 6, 7, 8, 12 (TWRM)

Evening Semester Exams

December 12,13,14, 15 (M-R)

Day Semester Exams

December 20 (T)

Final Grades due in Records Office at 10 am

Semester Ends

December 16 (F)

Student Break begins

December 20 (T)

Faculty Break begins

December 22 (R)

Staff Break begins (College Closes at 4:30 p.m.)

December 23-January 2

College Closed



CSI 1002 Topic Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change






Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Class

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Syllabus Review,
Blackboard Login

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Chapter 1,
Intro to Computers &
the Internet

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Chapter 2
Computer Hardware

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chapter 2
Computer Hardware

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chapter 3
Computer Software

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chapter 3
Computer Software

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chapter 4
Computer Networks

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chapter 4
Computer Networks

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chapter 6
Network and Internet Security and Privacy

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Chapter 6
Network and Internet Security and Privacy

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Chapter 10
Creating a document

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chapter 11
Formatting a Long Document

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Midterm Exam

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chapter 12
Enhancing a Document

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chapter 13
Creating a Workbook

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chapter 14
Formatting a Workbook

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chapter 15
Working with Formulas and Functions

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Chapter 16
Inserting and Formatting Charts

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Chapter 17
Creating a Database

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Chapter 18
Maintaining and
Querying a Database

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chapter 18
Maintaining and
Querying a Database

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chapter 19
Creating Forms and Reports

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chapter 19
Creating Forms and Reports

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chapter 20
Creating a Presentation

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Break
College Closed

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chapter 21
Enhancing a Presentation

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Chapter 21
Enhancing a Presentation

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Chapter 22

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Chapter 22

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day Final Exams

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day Final Exams