||Apartment Interior/Exterior Maintenance
Course Section Information
Institution: Rio Salado College
Term: Fall 2014
Textbook: There is no textbook for this course. All required readings are found within the lesson, including links to readings on the Internet.
Course Description and Competencies
|Official Course Description
| Overview of practical skills required of the certified apartment maintenance technician for interior and exterior maintenance. Includes “make-ready” procedures as well as repairs of walls, ceilings and tile. Also covers curb appeal considerations.
|Official Course Prerequisites
|Official Course Competencies
- Describe the goals of “make-ready” maintenance.
- Explain “make-ready” procedures.
- Complete minor ceiling and wall repairs.
- Explain procedures for rekeying locks.
- Demonstrate procedures for lock changes.
- Explain procedures for replacing tile.
Failure to successfully submit the first two assignments by the due dates listed may result in the student being withdrawn from the course for lack of active participation.
- You must complete all course assessments listed in your online gradebook to be eligible for a passing grade. Check the link on the Course Homepage for due dates.
- You are allowed to submit your assignments, including quizzes, only one time unless you have permission from your instructor to resubmit an assignment.
- You are expected to write at a college level. Use the grading matrix (if applicable) to see how your assignments will be evaluated. Edit your work carefully before submitting it to your instructor.
- Keep a copy of all assignments that you submit.
- Contact your instructor if you have any questions while you are enrolled in the course.
- Assignments must be submitted by the specified due date. If you find that you need an extension on an assignment, contact your instructor before the scheduled due date. Individual instructors will determine whether or not to grant the extension. If you do not apply for an extension, or an extension is not granted, your instructor will decide whether or not to accept the work and if points will be deducted.
- Each student must submit his or her own original work, as outlined in the plagiarism section in the syllabus. Plagiarism can include, but is not limited to:
- submitting work that is not your own
- submitting work that is copied directly from another source such as another student, a Web site, or a print source without proper citation
- submitting work that is paraphrased or summarized from another source without proper citation.
- Assignments must include information summarized in your own words and personal examples in addition to quoted information from properly cited sources.
- You must earn an average of 60% or higher on the exam(s) and/or Midterm/Final Project(s) in order to be eligible to pass the course.
Grading Procedure and Scale
|There are 210 possible points for this course.
|Lesson 1 Quiz =
|Lesson 2 Quiz =
|Lesson 3 Quiz =
|Final Exam =
Letter grades for assignments, examinations, and the course will be determined by the following scale:
|189 - 210 points
||A (90% - 100%)
|168 - 188 points
||B (80% - 89%)
|147 - 167 points
||C (70% - 79%)
|126 - 146 points
||D (60% - 69%)
|0 - 125 points
||F (0% - 59%)
Final Grade Options
- Letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) - awarded if the student completes all work, including the final exams.
- Extension (in lieu of Incomplete grade) - Students may request an extension because of illness or other extenuating circumstances, if they have been doing acceptable work. The instructor will define the requirements and timelines to complete the course. Please Note: Instructors are not obligated to give extensions.
- Withdrawal-Students may submit a withdrawal request on or prior to the “Last Date to Withdraw” indicated in their RioLearn Gradebook.
Students should not contact their instructor to request a withdrawal. A student wishing to withdraw from a class within the stated timeline must do so by visiting my.maricopa.edu. In extreme circumstances, students do have the option of requesting a complete withdrawal from the college by providing Student Enrollment Services with appropriate documentation.
- Credit/No Credit Option (P/Z) - This course may be taken on a credit/no credit basis. See detailed information about the (P/Z) option here.
There is one at-home exam(s) for this course.
Please review the Grading Procedure and Scale portion of your syllabus for details on the number of points that the exam is worth.
- The final exam will consist of four parts: true/false, fill in the blank, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions.
Check your gradebook for specific due dates for your exam(s).
Hints For Success
Your success in this course will depend to a great degree on the amount effort that you devote to carefully reading your lessons and the text, reviewing the learning objectives for each lesson, answering any review questions at the end of the chapters, and practicing the key terms for the chapters. In addition:
- Refer to the information about preparing your assignments in the Grading Procedures and Scale section above.
- Stay in touch with your instructor and let him or her know of any questions or concerns that you have during the course.
Submitting Writing Assignments
Compose your response in a word processing program. Run spell check and review your grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Review your work to make sure that you completely answered all questions. Save your work onto your computer. Copy the work by simultaneously holding down the Ctrl and A keys to select the text, and then simultaneously hold down the Ctrl and C keys to copy it. Click on the link below the assignment in the lesson to open up the online Submit form for the assessment. Paste the document into the online submit box by placing your cursor into the top of the Submit box, and then simultaneously hold down the Ctrl and V keys. Click on the Submit link at the bottom of the page to send the work to your instructor.
When you have finished, you will need to close the browser window to return to your course.
Note: Keep a copy of all your assignments. If for some reason your work is lost, you will be able to submit a copy to your instructor for a grade.
Some images used in courses are licensed as follows: Accunet/AP Multimedia Archive, http://www.clipart.com, http://www.jupiterimages.com, EBSCO Image Collection.
The following images were used to create graphics for this course and are allowable by either the GNU free Documentation License (version 1.2 or later), Creative Commons License (in particular, Attribution), or are in the public domain.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradjward/2201150399/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Late or Missing Assignments
Assignments that have due dates are due on time according to the due dates in your Gradebook. If you need to request an extension for an assignment, a request must be made to your instructor via Riolearn at least one week prior to the due date. You can request a due date change on the Due Dates tab in Gradebook.
Late points may be applied at the instructor's discretion. Instructors are not obligated to approve extension requests and will typically do so only if the student has been submitting work on time and in the appropriate format.
Course Completion Policy
A student who registers for a Distance Learning course is assigned a "start date" and an "end date." It is the student's responsibility to note due dates for assignments and to keep up with the course work.
If a student falls behind, she/he must contact the instructor and request an extension of her/his end date in order to complete the course.
It is the prerogative of the instructor to decide whether or not to grant the request for an extension.
The Rio Salado Library is committed to student success and provides a variety of materials and services to enhance student learning. Utilizing Rio’s online library for your research is the best way to ensure that your sources are validated, authoritative, and appropriate for college-level coursework. Librarians are available to help you at all times via our Ask a Librarian live chat service. Also, the How Do I..? Streaming Video Series provides instruction on how to use the online library to find books, articles, ebooks, streaming films, and more.
Please note that when library materials (e.g., articles, ebooks, and streaming media) are integrated into your lesson content, you will see the notation “…provided to you through the Rio Salado Library.”
Academic Misconduct includes cheating, conspiring to cheat, soliciting to cheat, attempting to cheat, plagiarism, fabrication on an assignment, or other forms of dishonest presentation.
Posting assessments on an unauthorized web site, soliciting assessment answers and the unauthorized acquisition of assessments, assessment answers, or other academic material is cheating.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or sharing of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism.
We expect every student to produce his/her original, independent work. Any student whose work indicates a violation of the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy (including cheating and plagiarism) can expect sanctions as specified in the college catalog.
Rio Salado College uses software that uncovers plagiarism from student to student and other data sources on the Internet. If a student is found to have plagiarized content, grade consequences will be applied in accordance with departmental policies.
The faculty of Rio Salado place a high value on the importance of general ethical standards of academic behavior and expect that communication between students and instructors or among students shall maintain the level of formality and mutual respect appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.
Language or behavior that is rude, abusive, profane, disruptive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Activity of this type is Academic Misconduct as defined in MCCCD Policy AR 2.3.11. Students engaging in such behavior will be removed from the course with a failing grade. Additional sanctions may be applied pursuant to AR 2.3.11.
Requirement for Active Class Participation
Please note that students may be withdrawn from class for non-participation.
If you receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the active participation requirements of this class.
If you are taking this course for Honors credit, you must complete all assessments, including the Honors Project(s). The Honors Project(s) are listed in one or more lessons of the course and are designated for “Honors Students.” Failure to complete the Honors Project(s) will result in a failing grade in the course and a loss of Honors credit.
Change of Address
Please notify Course Support at (480) 517-8243 or 1-800-729-1197 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, student number, phone number, and new address including city, state, and zip code.
Rio Salado provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Please contact Disability Services at (480) 517-8562 or email@example.com.
Course content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group.
Student Solution Center
Rio Salado College is dedicated to a quality learning experience and has provided the Student Solution Center
webpage as a resource for students to raise issues to our attention. We look forward to the opportunity to provide an equitable solution for all involved parties. For grading or instructional issues, students should first contact their faculty member(s) in accordance with the Instructional Grievance Process
. For non-instructional complaints, students may contact the Judicial Affairs team by telephone at 480-517-8749 or 480-517-8152, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Students may also contact their state regulatory agency
; the Arizona SARA Council
; and/or the Higher Learning Commission
to escalate their concerns.
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