ADMN-1325: Intergrated Office Applications ( Online | Fall 2017 )

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Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Kathleen Singleton

Instructor Rank

Associate Professor

Instructor Email
Instructor Website

SEE your PAWS course

Instructor Office

MAS 214i Maxine A. Smith Center

Office Hours

Posted on the PAWS course home page and also posted outside my office door

Instructor Phone


Department Fax

not available

Department Phone

(901) 333-4150

Course Information
Course Description

This course is designed to integrate Microsoft Office documents by sharing information between Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Keyboarding Skills are also emphasized to further build speed and accuracy on the keyboard.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • Demonstrate keyboarding skills at an acceptable speed 
  • Demonstrate basic competency in each of the 4 Microsoft Office application products:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Access
    • Powerpoint
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare a variety of documents integrating multiple software applications of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply correct language arts skills in the preparation of business documents

ADMN 1312 or proven keyboarding speed of 40 wpm for 5 minutes with no more than one error per minute. 



Instructional / Learning Methods

The Microsoft Office 365 / Office 2016 textbook is project-based learning within business scenario settings. Projects emphasize one of the main software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database), then with integration throughout.  In addition, additional Ten Key keyboarding exercises and Timings on the Ten Key keypad keyboard are practiced.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Hardware/Software Requirements

Microsoft Office 2016 must be available for all assignments. (NOTE: OFFICE 365 is FREE to students, which contains OFFICE 2016. Contact the Instructor for Instructions for download OFFICE 365 if you do not have it)

Required Text

Microsoft Office 365 Office 2016 Projects (Illistrated Series) by Carol M. Cram, Cengage  publisher;  (ISBN13: 978-1-304-87868-6)

Ten-Key Mastery from Ellsworth Publishing Company (No ISBN). Students must purchase a new textbook to get a website Code. If a used book is purchased, the new Code may be purchased separately online.

NOTE: If student is re-taking this course, their TenKey Access code is good for 12 months and can be re-used.



Supplementary Materials

Student must have access to a 10-key keypad keyboard. Students with a standard PC keyboard (such as the computers in all labs and the libraries on campus) will have one available.  Students using a laptop or tablet will need to purchase an attachable 10-key keypad for use for this course. USB connected can be found at Office Supply stores and Best Buy, and cost about $20.

USB flash drive, optional,  if desired for portability

Reliable Internet Connection for completing the keyboard exercises and for submitting completed document assignments.


Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

Student MUST have Microsoft Office Suite 2013 or 2016.  (NOTE: Students can download OFFICE 365, which includes Office 2016,  FREE .  If you do not have it, check with your Instructor for information on how to install it).

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • IE 10 & 11: some issues+
  • Firefox (latest)+
  • Firefox ESR+
  • Chrome (latest)+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation

The final academic grade given in the course is based on the following:

  1. Weekly Assignments 75%
  2. FINAL EXAM 10%
  3. TenKey Timings*** average 15%

***Grading for TenKey Timings: The AVERAGE of the TenKey timings for Lessons 20 thru 24 will be used for the TenKey grade as follows:  

A  =  12,000+     B=10,000-11999    C= 8,000-9999   D =6,000-7999    F= 5,999 or below

Assignments are due on the date designated on the calendar. If assignments are turned in after the assigned date, you will incur a 20% late penalty. LATE ASSIGNMENTS must be turned in no later than one week after the original assigned due date to receive any credit.

EXTRA CREDIT will be available throughout the semester, and may be earned by making CORRECTIONS to Microsoft Office assignments that had errors on the original assignment. ONLY EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE LISTED in the COURSE will be available. NO ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EXTRA CREDIT will be given, so please take advantage of those opportunities if you need extra credit to improve your scores.

Grading Scale

100 - 90

89 - 80

79 - 70

69 - 60

below 60

Testing Procedure / Policy

** NOTE: UNIT ASSESSMENTS on Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint will take the place of Unit Tests in this course.  These MUST be taken during the time period indicated in the calendar. Makeup tests are given at the Instructor's discretion ONLY in cases of WELL DOCUMENTED hardship; TEN [10] points will automatically be deducted if an Assessment is not taken when it is scheduled.

The FINAL EXAM is worth 10% of the total course grade and will be available ONLINE for a minimum of 7 days to be completed. THERE ARE NO LATE FINAL EXAMS ALLOWED.  If circumstances prevent you to take the FINAL EXAM during the scheduled time frame, there will  be no time left in the semester to make it up.  In case of WELL DOCUMENTED hardship that prevented a student from completing the exam, at the Instructor's discretion, an I grade  (Incomplete grade) may be entered and the exam make up after the end of the semester.

Major Assignments
  • Preparation of documents using Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Completion of Lessons in the online TenKey Mastery Keyboarding software ​

All Assignments must be started and completed within the semester of enrollment. Work with Create or completion dates prior to the beginning of the semester will receive zero (0) credit.  


Participation / Attendance Policy

Students must submit assignments on time. Simply logging on to the course does not constitute attendance!

Policy on Student Professional Conduct

Faculty in Office Administration courses strive to teach the skills and competencies needed for successful office professionals as well as standards of professional conduct.

  • Academic preparedness/participation
  • Read the assigned lessons
  • Prepare for class with books, homework, etc.
  • Complete and hand in assignments on time
  • Complete all tests on the date scheduled
  • Communications
    • Actively communicate with the instructor
    • Be fair, accurate, and respectful in all communications with fellow students, staff, and faculty
  • Attendance
    • Class Attendance is required.
  • Dress appropriately
    • Students are expected to use good taste in considering appropriate dress on campus. They should dress in a manner appropriate to their position as college students preparing for professional and career employment. (Excerpt from the Student Handbook)
    • Professional office dress will not always be necessary; there will be times that business dress will be required, such as presentations, mock interviews, or other situations as defined by the faculty member.
  • Turn off cellular telephones, pagers, or any other distracting devices before coming into classrooms and labs
  • Respond to constructive criticism from faculty in an appropriate manner


Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
Technical Support

My.Southwest: Submit a Student Technical Support Request. Please provide a full detailed explanation of the problem.

PAWS: For course related questions, contact your instructor. For technical issues with the PAWS website, contact the College Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Course Topics
Tentative Schedule
  • Ten-Key Keyboarding Lessons weekly in the online software for building speed and accuracy
  • 2 Word Projects
  • 2 Excel Projects
  • Integration Project I (using Word and Excel)
  • Access Project
  • Integration Project II (using Word, Excel, and Access)
  • Powerpoint Project
  • Integration Project III (using Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint)
Student Services
Embedded Librarian Service This service may be found inside PAWS courses.
Two Southwest Librarians are assigned to work with you and your instructor throughout the course for the entire semester. The Librarians will suggest library resources and answer questions sent to "Ask A Librarian".

To contact a Librarian, go to the Classlist and select the "Ask A Librarian" tab.
Student Services Links

Academic Support

The Academic Support Center(ASC) provides free services and resources to help Southwest students successfully reach their academic and career goals. These services include tutoring by peer and master tutors, computer labs, success workshops, academic coaching, early alerts from your instructors and areas for individual or group study at numerous locations. The ASC also provides Supplemental Instruction in some of our general education classes and the Center is also responsible for Academic Progress Reporting so that you will be award of your academic standing during the 5th-6th week of the semester. Online tutoring services are offered through Smarthinking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply login to your PAWS to access this online tutoring resource.

Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at

Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center: Available during working hours
  • Bert Bornblum Library: Available during library hours
  • Farris 2131: M-R 8-5:30, F 804:30

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319, available during working hours
  • Parrish Library - Available during library hours
  • M105: 8-6:30


  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.


  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.