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CIS 102 - Office Applications

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

In this course, students are introduced to the Windows operating system and the capabilities of the computer. The file management system, spreadsheets, presentation and database software, email management, and beginning through advanced word processing topics will be taught in a hands-on environment. Operation of the computer as a general purpose office tool will be emphasized. This course uses Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

CIS 113 - Computer Information Systems

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 36              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: eligibility English 84 Recommended Preparation: Mathematics 23 or Business 15

This course introduces students to the concepts and technologies used in processing information in an organization. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware, and applications. Students will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions using application software.

CIS 116 - Using Microsoft Excel

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

In this course, students learn to use spreadsheets to solve business and information system problems in a graduated series of laboratory projects. The database, graphics features, macros, and advanced logical and financial functions of spreadsheets are utilized. The student will create and enhance charts, work with multiple worksheets and integrate spreadsheets with other Windows applications.

CIS 119 - Database Management Using Microsoft Access

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method:
Letter            Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

This course offers instruction in the use of relational database management systems within a Windows environment. Students learn database concepts and terminology. Topics include designing, creating, and modifying table structures and relationships, and creating complex queries. Students create forms for viewing, entering, and editing data, and create reports that summarize and group information. Skills are applied to typical business operations such as inventory and human resources.

CIS 120 - Internet, Social Networking, and the Web

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

This course explores the current state of the Internet, Social Networking, and the Web in correlation with emerging technologies. Topics discussed and examined through various assignments include Internet fundamentals, web functionality, business uses of the web, social media, privacy and social networking.

CIS 124 - Introduction to eCommerce

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36       Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 113 or equivalent experience and English 82

This introductory course will acquaint the student with fundamentals of Electronic Commerce. The primary focus will be the study of current eCommerce practices, business models, techniques and opportunities for conducting business via the Internet. This course will help to prepare students for employment as web content managers, eCommerce market research analysts and eCommerce business managers.

CIS 126 - Systems Analysis and Design

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 113 or equivalent experience

In this course the student will study systems analysis and design concepts as they are applied in business environments. Topics emphasize methodologies used by the analyst throughout the systems development life cycle to analyze business problems or opportunities, address user needs, perform feasibility studies, specify business requirements through process, data and logic modeling, consideration of development alternatives, and implementation and maintenance of systems.

CIS 131 - Help Desk Operations

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

This course focuses on current, recognized, best practices in the field of help desk and end-user support targeting the field of Information Technology. Topics include end-user support roles within an organization, strategies in dealing with end-users, technical support documentation, and problem identification/resolution. Course emphasis is placed on using software tools to understand and implement service desk processes such as user support process flow, incident management, needs analysis, troubleshooting, and support documentation.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 132 - Personal Computer Support and Networking

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 or equivalent experience

In this course, students will become familiar with managing and supporting personal computers and basic networking within an organization. The class will emphasize networks and devices such as tablets, routers, office servers, personal computers, and systems software management. Topics will include network fundamentals, personal computer concepts, computer devices, hardware management, applications and operating system software installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, small network configuration, wireless LAN (Local Area Network), and ethical concerns within the information systems environment.

CIS 140 - Introduction to Networks Cisco1

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 132

This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. Students will learn the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. The course uses concepts of both hardware and software in order to understand principles of communication theory. This class is technically oriented and will prepare students for industry certification. Note: This course is semester one in the Cisco Networking Academy program (Preparation for CCNA Certification).

CIS 141 - Routing and Switching Essentials Cisco 2

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems140 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

In this course, students will develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks. This course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols. Students will become familiar with the terminology and technology used to design and build local and wide area networks. The course will also focus on routing protocols and concepts. Note: This course is semester two in the Cisco Networking Academy program. (Preparation for the CCNA Certification.)

CIS 160 - Application Development and Programming Using Visual Basic.Net

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and models of application development including program design, data structures, programming, problem solving, programming logic, and design techniques for event-driven programs. A step-by-step, hands-on, project experience is used with a modern application programming language and development platform.

CIS 170 - Mashup JavaScript, jQuery and AJAX

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

The fundamental concepts and structures of programming for the Web using client-side markup languages and the JavaScript programming language are covered. Students will develop web programs using conditional structures, variables, classes, objects, functions, events, arrays, windows, and forms. Standard documentation, testing and debugging techniques, used in the creation of eBusiness applications will be covered. Additional topics include an introduction to jQuery, XML and JSON data structures, and AJAX technologies used in web services.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 174 - ASP.NET with C# Business Web Programming

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems170

This introductory programming course incorporates the basic concepts of web programming, problem solving, programming logic, and design techniques using the Microsoft.NET web programming languages. The student will be able to build a dynamic data-driven web application using an SQL (Structured Query Language) database. Emphasis is placed on emerging web programming skills and technologies to prepare students for advanced programming applications and to enter the e-Business industry.

CIS 176 - Building Mobile Apps

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Lab Hours: 54              Outside Hours: 72
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 113 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience

In this course, students will design, develop, test, debug and launch mobile applications (apps) using open source standards that are adaptable to various development frameworks such as Android, iOS, and Windows. Topics include design principles, application structure, graphics, user interfaces, animation, cloud services, and data storage. Accessing the native features of the mobile device including geolocation, accelerometer, media capture, notifications, and services will be covered.

CIS 180 - Database Programming

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 54              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 126
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 119 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience in database design

The effective and efficient use of the structured query programming language (SQL), used in Oracle, SQL Server, and many other database applications, is introduced and developed in lectures and reinforced through a series of lab projects of increasing complexity. Topics include the building and manipulation of tables, data retrieval, and data administration, as used in modern business.

CIS 182 - Advanced Database Applications

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 36              Activity Hours: 36                        Outside Hours: 90
Grading Method: Letter                   Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 119 with a minimum grade of C

This course offers advanced instruction in relational databases. Students will learn to design and develop a database from user specifications. Topics include analyzing source documents, normalizing a database, techniques of effective design, big data, data mining, and data analytics. Applications used are typical business operations such as inventory and human resources.

 
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