CISS 260 Syllabus & Rubrics

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015

HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TROY, NEW YORK

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE TITLE: Internship

COURSE SUBJECT AND NUMBER: CISS 260

DEPARTMENT: Computing and Information Sciences

CREDIT HOURS: 3

CONTACT HOURS: 1 Lecture 6 Lab

SEMESTER COURSE IS OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer

PREREQUISITES: CISS 210 Analysis and Design of Information Systems or Permission of CIS Department

COREQUISITES: None

TEXT(S):  None

COURSE FEES: None

FINAL EXAM / FINAL PROJECT: No

IS COURSE OFFERED DISTANCE LEARNING: no

DATE PREPARED:  November 2003

DATE REVISED: Spring 2003

PREPARED BY: Barbara Wolff

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The student will participate in an internship at an approved local business organization for experience in computer programming, operations, training, data communications or other technological areas during the last term of study.

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:

Students will prepare a resume & cover letter in preparation for seeking a job in the information technology field.

Students will be placed in Information Systems positions at various businesses in the area.  Work activities will vary based on the placement. 

Students will submit a journal that documents the dates and hours worked as well as the work activities performed. There should be 1 journal entry for every 8 hours worked.

Students are encouraged to attend job fairs held in the HVCC geographic area. 

GRADE COMPUTATION:  

Performance at work site including weekly journal 90%. Blackboard Journal entries are required for every 8 hours worked. 

Resume & Cover Letter 10%

ADA STATEMENT:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Hudson Valley Community College is committed to ensuring educational access and accommodations for all its registered students, in order to fully participate in programs and course activities or to meet course requirements.  Hudson Valley Community College’s students with documented disabilities and medical conditions are encouraged to access these services by registering with the Center for Access and Assistive Technology or the Learning Disabilities Specialist to discuss their particular needs for accommodations. For information or an appointment contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology, located in room 130 of the Siek Campus Center or call 518-629-7154/TDD:518-629-7596 or contact the Learning Disabilities Specialist located in the Learning Assistance Center, in the lower level of the Marvin Library, phone number 629-7552.

STUDENT BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES:

Students will demonstrate work skills in at least one of the following areas by working the equivalent of one workday per week at a local business:

-programming

-PC application development

-hardware/network installation, maintenance & support

-help desk

-analysis & design of information systems

-computer operations

Students will demonstrate knowledge of resume and cover letter construction.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate workplace behavior and follow site specific standards.

Students will become aware of job opportunities in the Capitol District.

SEMESTER OUTLINE: (course content)

Day 1 & Pre-Registration – Resume is due

Weeks 1 & 2 Placement and meeting with site supervisor

Weeks 2/3 – 16 Weekly attendance at work site

Benefits for Veterans:

https://www.hvcc.edu/veterans/

Assessment Component1 - Below Average2 Average3 - Above Average 4 - OutstandingEnter 1 - 4 or N/A
1. Attendance & PunctualityOccasionally absent and/or late and/or leaves early and/or takes extra breaks.Never or rarely absent, rarely late, rarely leaves early or takes extra breaks.Never absent, almost always on time, remains for assigned shift, takes only assigned breaks. Never absent, always on time, sometimes remains after assigned shift, takes only assigned breaks.
2 . Performance &
Initiative"
Seldom seeks out more work. Work is sometimes late and/or is sometimes incomplete and/or below average in quality. Occasionally seeks out more work. Work is submitted on time, is always complete, and is of average quality. Sometimes demonstrates initiative. Occasionally seeks out more work. Work is submitted on time, is always complete, and of very good quality. Often demonstrates initiative. Self-starter, seeks additional work, work is submitted on time, is always complete, and is of superior quality.
3. Professionalism & Ability to work with othersMinimal self-confidence and/or sometimes a team player and/or gets along with most co-workers and managers. Rarely takes a
leadership role.
Building self-confidence, team player, gets along with others, takes a leadership role only when asked. Self-confident, team
player, gets along well
with others, sometimes
takes a leadership role, often demonstrates creativity.
Self-confident, team player, gets along well with others, often takes a leadership role, and routinely demonstrates creativity.
4. Customer/Client RelationsAvoids interaction with clients and/or customers. Interactions rarely enhance company performance and image. Occasionally seeks out interactions with clients and/or customers. Interactions often enhance company performance and image.Often seeks out interactions with clients and/or customers. Interactions usually enhance company performance and image. Routinely seeks out interactions with clients and/or customers. Interactions always enhance company performance and image.
5. Planning Plans little work and/or usually follows work plans and/or little prioritization & multitasking and/or
somewhat inflexible.
Plans some work, follows work plans, some prioritization &
multitasking, flexible.
Plans most work, follows work plans, prioritizes, multitasks, flexible. Plans all work, follows
work plans, prioritizes,
multitasks, flexible.
6. Problem
Solving "
Resolves few problems and/or, rarely questions and/or rarely provides solutions.Resolves some problems,
sometimes questions,
occasionally provides unique solutions.
Resolves some problems,
sometimes questions,
occasionally provides unique solutions.
Resolves own problems,
questions the unusual, often provides unique solutions.
7. Communication Somewhat ineffective written and/or verbal skills. Effective written & verbal skills.Above average written & verbal skills.Superior written & verbal skills.
8. Technical Knowledge &
Skill Level"
Below average subject and company knowledge and/or limited attempts to
gain knowledge.
Average subject and company knowledge, seeks out others to gain additional knowledge. Above average knowledge of subject and company, seeks out experts to gain additional
knowledge.
Expert in subject and company, seeks out other
experts to gain additional
knowledge

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