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Computer Applications - 2nd Semester Syllabus


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Meredosia-Chambersburg High School

Course Syllabus – Computer Applications


Course Information

Teacher Information

Credit Hour:  .5

Name: Mr. Shupe

Marking Period: Second Semester

Phone: 217.584.1291


E-Mail: jshupe@mcsd11.net




Course Description:

This course will provide the student with a working knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Powerpoint.


Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete Computer Applications will be able to:


            Microsoft Access

  • Plan a database.
  • Create a database.
  • Modify and add data to a table.
  • Modify fields in a table.
  • Import and protect data.
  • Use table templates and design view.
  • Manage relationships between tables.
  • Find, replace, and sort data.
  • Filter data.
  • Create queries.
  • Create and use forms.
  • Create reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Work with slides.
  • Work with headers, footers, and notes.
  • Insert and format pictures.
  • Format and align text.
  • Arrange slides.
  • Add slide transitions.
  • Work with lists.
  • Insert and format images.
  • Insert symbols and text boxes.
  • Drawing and formatting shapes
  • Create WordArt.
  • Create SmartArt Diagrams.
  • Create a Photo Album.
  • Work with themes and templates.
  • Work with links, action buttons, and external content.
  • Organize and rehearse a slide show.
  • Set up and run a slide show.
  • Review a presentation.
  • Inspect and protect a presentation.


Student Evaluation

The grading system for Computer Applications is based on total points. The assessments will be participation, classwork, homework, projects, and tests.


Attendance Policy

The attendance policy stated in the school’s handbook will be followed.


Classroom Expectations

  1. Arrive to class on time
  2. Be prepared
  3. Respect your classmates and teacher
  4. Give your all, all the time
  5. Be responsible for your actions
  6. No eating, drinking, cell phones, or iPods permitted in the classroom


Classroom Level Consequences

Students not following classroom/district rules may receive the following consequences from Mr. Shupe):

  • Verbal Warning                              
  • Change of seat assignment
  • Before or After School Detention


Class Requirements

If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to make up the assignments and/or tests when you return.  You may check the parental portal to check your grades and missing assignments.  


Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade.



A combination of class discussion, teacher guided activities, independent activities, and tests will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units for this course. Please note these topics are subject to change.



  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel