|What are the dates for this class?||The class begins on Aug. 27.Any students who has not contacted the instructor
by e-mail message or phone call by Aug. 30 may be dropped from the class.
The e-mail message need only say the student is ready to
The class ends on Oct. 1.
|What if I am absent?||The due dates are absolute. If you are gone, you need to make sure the assignments are in on time.|
|When are assignments due?||Assignments are always due on the day specified in the class calendar. Since in an online class, assignments can be turned in any hour of the day or night, it is necessary to have a time due. Messages placed inside WebCT and containing assignments can have a time stamp of 11:59:59 pm. as long as the date is the due date. A message containing a time stamp of 00:00:01 and a date showing the next day will be considered late. The moral of this is finish up the assignment and send it during the day it is due.|
|Can I turn in late assignments?||Yes. Each week an assignment is late, its worth drops 5 points. Since most assignments are worth 20 points, this means after 3 weeks late, the assignment won't be worth enough to bother turning in. The late assignment is graded and the result reduced the 5, 10 or 15 points. Any last, late assignments must be turned in no later than Oct. 1.|
|Where are the tests?||
The traditional class tests are replaced with assignments.
|Can I do extra credit to improve my grade?||Yes, if your average is below a C and if you have turned in all assignments. It does no good to do extra credit if you are not turning in regular assignments.|
|How do I get help with my work?||
Come in and see the instructor, is the best.
Communicate with the instructor through e-mail, and telephone calls. Talk
to other students, form study groups.
|What software is covered in this class?||
|What should I know as I begin this class?||
This is a beginning course in computer programming. no prior knowledge is expected. You need to have good skills working with files and folders. You will need to organize all the files necessary to complete this class.
An overview of programming, including:
Visual Basic in Applications
Students will create interactive web pages and interactive MS Office documents.
At the end of the course, each student should be able to/ measured by:
The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:
CIT 302: Programming and Web Development Essentials
1 credits. Prerequisite: a GBC AAS in COT with one of the six emphasis areas; or equivalent degree from another community college.
Revision date: May 6, 2007
Instructor: Larry Hyslop
Office: High Tech Center- 132
Office hours: M-W,F 10-11 am
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy.
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2305 (office)
753-8095 (home, before 8pm)
775-753-2160 (college fax)
Email (outside of WebCT): larryh (at)
Note: I check my email M-F only.
The class will be taught by introducing a new skill or concept. The student practices on the computer by going through a tutorial in the book. Assignments are completed and turned in.
The assignments will consist of exercises from the instructor. Each assignment will be graded on a points system. The assignments can be completed on your own time, and will require substantial time spent in the computer lab to complete. Team assignments will require two students to work together in completing a task.
Cumulative grades will be determined as follows:
92-90 A- Worth:
89-88 B+ Assignments: 100%
Cumulative grading will use + and - on assignments, tests and the final, recorded grade.
Some times, and for very good reasons, a student is not able to finish a class, and needs to withdraw from the class.
Through week 12:
A grade of W (withdrawn) will be recorded for anyone who formally withdraws by meeting with the instructor and filling out a withdraw form.
A grade of F will be recorded for anyone who simply does not come to class any more.
It is important to realize that for any one withdrawing from the class, the difference between earning an W on the official class record or earning an F is the process of formally withdrawing
After week 12:
Anyone withdrawing will receive a grade based on all assignments, including those missed.
Extra credit may be earned if your grade is currently a D or below.
Before doing anything regarding this class, please consult with me. It is my job to assist you in making class decisions.
Some times during the class, your completed
assignments may be displayed for the benefit of the entire class. If this
bothers you, please notify me in writing during the first week of class.
Do not allow yourself to get snowed under by a command or concept you do not understand. Meet with the instructor and get it straightened out. Expect to spend considerable time on the computer outside of class.
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.
Files, as needed, will be sent to the student, attached to an email message inside WebCT.