SRJC Course Outlines

2/28/2024 11:43:53 AMCIS173.21A Course Outline as of Fall 2004

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS173.21ATitle:  INTRO TO ADOBE ACROBAT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
Last Reviewed:12/12/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled16.00
 Contact DHR1.50 Contact DHR12.00
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total44.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 76.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course teaches students how to create, optimize, and use PDF (Portable Document Format) to publish, share and distribute electronic documents. Adobe Exchange, Reader, PDF Writer, Distiller, and Catalog will be introduced.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CIS 101A OR CIS 105A OR CIS 5, and eligibility for English 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course teaches students how to create, optimize, and use PDF (Portable Document Format) to publish, share, and distribute electronic documents. Adobe Exchange, Reader, PDF Writer, Distiller, and Catalog will be introduced.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of CIS 101A OR CIS 105A OR CIS 5, and eligibility for English 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Identify at least three uses for PDF documents
2.  View, navigate, and print two PDF files
3.  Review and share comments on a PDF file
4.  Add electronic sticky notes, highlights, and strikethroughs to a PDF
   document within a Web browser
5.  Fill in an Adobe PDF form
6.  Differentiate between PDF Writer and Distiller
7.  Use PDF Writer and Distiller with options to create three PDF files
8.  Create and save an interactive, electronic form in PDF
9.  Add bookmarks and thumbnails to a PDF file
10. Edit at least two PDF files
11. Add a digital signature to a PDF file
12. Convert a Microsoft Word document to a PDF file
13. Convert a Web page to PDF
14. Add security controls to a PDF file

Topics and Scope
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1.  Purpose and functions of PDF documents
   a.  Publish, share, and distribute documents
   b.  Convert documents created in most other applications to Adobe
       Portable  Document Format (PDF), a standard for electronic
       distribution that faithfully preserves the look and feel of the
       original file complete with fonts, colors, images, and layout
2.  Document navigation in Acrobat
   a.  The Acrobat toolbar
   b.  Magnification
   c.  Links
   d.  Bookmarks and thumbnails
   e.  Annotations
   f.  Finding text
3.  Comment reviewing and sharing
   a.  Electronic sticky notes
   b.  Highlights
   c.  Strikethroughs
   d.  Annotation management: importing, exporting, and summarizing
4.  Creating PDF Document
   a.  Comparison of PDF Writer and Distiller
   b.  Setting basic Distiller options
   c.  Bookmarks and thumbnails
   d.  Forms
   e.  Digital signatures
   f.  Security controls
5.  Practical PDF conversions
   a.  Microsoft Word to PDF
   b.  Web page to PDF
6.  PDF document modification
   a.  Edit text and images
   b.  Add, remove, and rearrange pages
   c.  Add actions to links and bookmarks

Assignments:
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1.  Complete Acrobat navigation worksheet.
2.  View, navigate, and print a short PDF file.
3.  Review a PDF file, and share comments with a team of classmates.
4.  Fill in and print a PDF form.
5.  Use PDF Writer to convert and print a simple Word document.
6.  Use Distiller with options to convert a more complex document.
7.  Add bookmarks, thumbnails, and an electronic form with digital
   signature to a PDF document.
8.  Edit a PDF file.
9.  Convert a web page to PDF format.
10. Exams and lab reports

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 50%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Classroom in a Book", by Adobe Creative Team - Adobe
Press 2001

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