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CMIT 295
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Instructor: Professor Howard Burpee
                 Office phone: 207.956.0850
                 Email: howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu
                 Web: http://burpee.smccME.edu

Credits: 3

Class Hours:  CMIT 295 01, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 - 5:45 PM

Open Lab Hours: As posted for each classroom
In order to succeed in this course, each student should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in the open labs, or in a virtual machine environment, practicing the class exercises.

Location: CSEC 04

Textbook: None required

Prerequisites: CMIT 100, CMIT 105, CMIT 120, CMIT 215

Recommended prerequisite courses: CMIT 220

Course Description: This seminar course will provide the student an opportunity to explore areas of individual interest, share research, and lead discussions. Students will research, prepare and present a major topic during the semester. Students will also prepare an electronic portfolio showcasing skills they have developed.

Course Objectives:

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Manage the services related to a hosted web server subscription.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to research and complete assigned tasks within a given time frame.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to present topics of technical interest and lead technical discussions in a clear and concise manner.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research, professionally prepare related documentation, and present the results.

  5. Create an electronic portfolio showcasing Information Technology related skills.

  6. Use communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills as a member of a diverse team.
     
  7. Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.
     
  8. Produce technical documentation responsive to an identified computing scenario.

Required Course Materials:

Each student shall have web site resolvable to an Internet FQDN that includes the studentís full name.  This web site may be hosted by the student on their own server or by a web hosting company. 

  • Some examples of "full featured" hosting companies:
  • Students who already have an Internet FQDN that meets these requirements may use it for the purposes of this class.
  • Students may create a sub-domain that includes their full name on an existing FQDN.  Example:
    • joshdickson.thepeoplesgeek.com
  • Students may not use existing FQDNs that do not include their full name.  Example:
    • www.huotmediadesigns.com

Grading Policy:

  • Web site assignment = 15 points
  • E-portfolio assignment = 20 points
  • Homework and other assignments = 10 points
  • Beacon article assignment = 10 points
  • Project / Presentation assignment = 35 points
  • Participation = 10 Points

    (link to SMCC grading rubric)

Attendance Policy:

Regular and prompt attendance is required. Excessive lateness and absences will affect the final course grade.

  • More than six absences throughout the semester = -10 points
  • Six or more consecutive absences throughout the semester = Academic Failure
  • Two lates = one absence

Makeup Policy:

  • If for any reason a student is absent from a class, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student and to immediately schedule with the instructor a makeup time for any missed in-class assignments.
     
  • All assignments that are submitted or completed after the scheduled time and date shall receive a five point (5%) grade reduction for each day they are late.  Only business days count for this penalty, therefore an assignment must be made up within four weeks of the due date to receive any credit at all for the assignment.
     
    • Exception: The Project / Presentation Assignment late grade penalty will be assessed at 10 points per class.
       
  • The only exception to the above late submission policy is that Tests must be made up before the second class period after the quiz date (within one week), but are still subject to the five points per day late penalty.
     
  • There is no such thing as an excused absence. In extraordinary circumstances, as in cases of valid and urgent medical or personal emergency, a modification of this policy, at the discretion of the instructor, may be possible.
     
  • If a student is able to identify, in advance, a particular day that they shall be unable to attend a class, and if the student emails the instructor at least one week in advance of the day they shall be absent, a modification of this will take effect.

Classroom and Computer Use Policies:

  • All students are expected to be familiar with the IT Dept. classroom policies and SMCC policies published in the SMCC Student Handbook and posted here.
     
  • Students, when sending an email to the instructor, must use an email client that displays their real name in the ďFromĒ field. All emails to the instructor that are related to this course must be sent to howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu.
     
  • Computer monitors at the workstations must be turned off during the lecture portion of the class.
     
  • Please remember to put your cell phone in silent / vibrate mode during the lecture portion of the class. Regardless of whether or not you remember to to silence your phone, cell phones  must never be used for any purpose during any lectures or task / lab assignments.  Exceptions will be made for students who must remain available for emergency purposes after the professor is notified of the situation. 
     
  • The use of a laptop, netbook, or tablet as a note taking device is permitted during lectures, according to the following parameters:
    • The network connection on the device must be disabled.
    • The device should only be used for notetaking and no other purpose during a lecture.

NOTE: Failure to follow these classroom and computer usage policies may result in a grade penalty.

 

Course content and course requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Tutoring:
At any time during the semester, if you experience any difficulty with the course material or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, please consult with your instructor.

To schedule time with a tutor for any course, register with the Academic Achievement Center on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Course Accommodations:
If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923.

Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individualís accommodations.
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Nondiscrimination Statement:
Southern Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer. For more information, please call 207-741-5798.

If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923. Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individualís accommodations.

 

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