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COURSE NUMBER: AGRI106
COURSE TITLE:Computing Applications in Agriculture
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S): IAI 913
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to computer hardware, file manipulation, printer, and the use of word processing, electronic presentations and communications, graphics, spreadsheet, database management, and web development software. Also includes solution of agriculture data-related problems and use of prepared software and templates.

PREREQUISITES:
None

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Effectively operate the computer keyboard, mouse, and other input peripheral devices.
  • Effectively use an operating system to manage files.
  • Effectively use word processing software.
  • Effectively use spreadsheet software.
  • Effectively use database management software.
  • Effectively use graphics and presentation software.
  • Effectively use electronic communication software such as email, google suite, and web page development.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to the computer, hardware, and peripherals
  2. Operating system and file management
  3. Word Processing
    1. Microsoft Word
  4. Spreadsheets
    1. Microsoft Excel
  5. Database Management
    1. Microsoft Access
    2. Herd Management Software
    3. Farm Management Software
  6. Graphics and Presentations
    1. Microsoft Powerpoint
    2. Canva
  7. Electronic Communication
    1. Email
    2. Google Suite

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Marquee: MS Office 365 – Cirrus Edition, Paradigm

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

Chapter Homework, Quizzes, Unit Exams, Final Exam

Grade Scale:
A- 90% or above
B- 80-89%
C- 70-79%
D- 60-69%
F- 59% and below

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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