CIS 102 (2)

Computer Literacy 

Introduces students to general computer concepts including computer-related terminology, computer system components, and computer operations. Students will have an opportunity to become familiar with personal computers for personal or business applications and create documents using word processing, spreadsheet, charting, and database software. No prior computer experience is necessary. Two lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 110 (3)

Windows, the Internet, and Online Learning

Introduces students to the Windows Operating System, the Internet, and online instruction with an emphasis on hands-on learning. Students will gain the skills necessary to work comfortably in the Windows and online learning environments, manage files efficiently, use e-mail effectively, and conduct research on the World Wide Web. Students will become familiar with the skills and mind set necessary to succeed in online courses. It is highly recommended all students take this course EARLY or actually their FIRST CIS class in there course progression.Three lecture.

 

CIS 112 (2)

Introduction to Windows 

Basic operations and components of Windows environment through hands-on experience use many of the Windows tools and accessory applications. Two lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 117 (3)

Intro to Web Page Design

An introduction to creating and editing documents for the World Wide Web (WWW).  Students will learn basic editing and design skills and develop a multi-page document including graphical elements. Prerequisites: CIS 110 and CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Three Lecture.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 120 (3)  

 CIS 1120

Introduction to Computer Information Systems 

Concepts and theories regarding computer hardware, software, and information processing systems. Includes an intensive lecture component covering the most current technological and computer information available and a hands-on component using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation, e-mail and web browsing application software packages. No prior experience necessary. General Education: Options. Three lecture.

 

CIS 122 (3)

Introduction to MS Word

Concepts and capabilities of word processing software Microsoft Word in the Windows environment through extensive hands-on experience with business applications creating, editing, and enhancing documents appropriate to the work environment and personal use. No prior computer experience required. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 123 (3)

Introduction to Spreadsheets 

Concepts and capabilities of electronic spreadsheet software using Microsoft Excel through extensive hands-on experience. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to: create, edit, and format worksheets and charts. Students will gain experience with sensitivity analysis using formulas, functions, lists, integration, macros, and VBA. Basic file management skills are helpful. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.  

 

CIS 125 (3)

Introduction to Databases 

Database design using the relational model and entity-relation diagrams. Concepts and capabilities of database management system (DBMS) software through extensive hands-on experience. No prior experience necessary. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 128 (3)

Introduction to Presentation Graphics

This course is designed as an introduction to graphic print and publication skills using graphic presentation and desktop publishing software for business applications. Students will learn the principles of basic visual design. They will create, modify, enhance, and present a graphic slide presentation that includes special effects and animation. Using desktop publishing software students will create professional publications including promotional documents, newsletters, brochures, booklets, and flyers. Prerequisite: CIS 102 or CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 130 (4)

Computer Repair and A+ Prep

This course will prepare students for the A+ CompTIA Core and OS exams. Focus will be on installations, configuration, and upgrading, diagnosing and troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, motherboards, processors, memory, printers, basic networking, system and bus architecture, expansion boards and slots, floppy/hard drive components and controllers, input and output devices, power supplies, operating system's functions, file concepts and procedures, Windows installations, configuration and upgrading, boot system sequences, diagnosing and troubleshooting error messages, basic system network procedure and connections. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 137 (4)

Introduction to Computer Security

Concepts and principles of computer system and data security. Risks and vulnerabilities, policy formation, controls and protection methods, database security, encryption, authentication technologies, host-based and network-based security issues, personnel and physical security issues, issues of law and privacy. Discussions include firewall design and implementation, secure internet and intranet protocols, and techniques for responding to security breaches. Prerequisite: CIS 120 and CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four Lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 140 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 1

This is the first of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content. Instruction includes, safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social-studies concepts to solve networking problems. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment and all local, state, and federal safety, building, and environmental codes and regulations. Prior computer knowledge strongly recommended. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 150 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 2

This is the second of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The program is designed to teach students the skills they will need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This provides them with the opportunity to enter the workforce and/or further their education and training in the computer-networking field. Prerequisite: CIS 140 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.

 

CIS 160 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 3

This is the third of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The program is designed to teach students the skills they will need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This provides them with the opportunity to enter the workforce and/or further their education and training in the computer-networking field. Prerequisite: *CIS 150 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.

 

CIS 161 (4)

UNIX Administration I

This is the first of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging UNIX Administration that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer administration/networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, safety, UNIX Administration, UNIX networking, UNIX terminology and related protocols, network operation system standards, local-area networks (LANs), Network Management tools, Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, User Administration, Files and Directories, Backup and recovery. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social-studies concepts to solve UNIX Administration/Networking problems. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of UNIX software, tools, and equipment. Co-requisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Four Lecture. 

 

CIS 165 (3)

Basic Game Design and Creation

This course provides students with an introduction to game design and development. Topics include creating objects, events, and multiple levels of game interaction. Three lecture. 

 

CIS 167 (3)

Game Design Fundamentals

This course provides students with an introduction to game design and industry history, terminology, and theory. This will include discussions of theory and practical applications of Elements and Genres of Game. Three lecture.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 168 (3)

History of Video Games 

This course provides a historical and critical approach to the evolution of computer and video game design from its beginnings to the present. It brings together cultural, business, political, and technical perspectives. Students should come away from the course with an understanding of the history of this medium, as well as insights into design, production, marketing, and socio-cultural impacts of interactive entertainment and communication. Three lecture.

 

CIS 170 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 4

This is the last of four semesters in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The program is designed to teach students the skills they will need to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This provides them with the opportunity to enter the workforce and/or further their education and training in the computer-networking field. Prerequisite: *CIS 160 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.

 

CIS 171 (4)

UNIX Administration II

This is the second of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging UNIX/Linux Administration that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer administration/networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, safety, UNIX/Linux Administration, UNIX/Linux networking, UNIX/Linux terminology and related protocols, network operation system standards, local-area networks (LANs), Network Management tools, User Administration, Files and Directories, Backup and recovery, and Internet Protocol (IP) addressing. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social studies concepts to solve UNIX Administration/Networking problems. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of UNIX/Linux software, tools, and equipment. Prerequisite: *CIS 161 or Consent of Instructor. Four Lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 215 (3)

Principles of Programming with Python

Introduction to programming logic and structures as applied to business computer applications and programming languages through structured techniques and high-level languages. No prior computer experience necessary. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture.

 

CIS 220 (4)

Computer Programming I 

This course will provide students with a good foundation in object-oriented programming concepts and practices. Emphasis is placed on the development of small business systems applications. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.

 

CIS 230 (4)

Implementing & Supporting Windows 

Installing, configuring, customizing, optimizing and troubleshooting Windows Client operating system. This course includes integrating Windows Client with various networks. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for Windows Client. Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. Fall.

 

CIS 240 (4)

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server

Installing, configuring, managing and supporting Microsoft Windows environment. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for implementing a Microsoft Windows Server Environment. Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 250 (4)

Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture . May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 260 (4) 

Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows Directory 

Installing and configuring Microsoft Windows Active Directory. Implementing Group Policy and performing the Group Policy-related tasks that are required to centrally manage users and computers. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for Windows. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture . May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 289 (1–6)

Internship I

Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations.  Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract.  Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation.  Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required.  One to six variable credit hours.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 298 (1–6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.  One to six variable credit hours.

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)

 

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