Computer Information Systems (CIS)

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 116 (3)    

Introduction to HTML

An introduction to programming with HTML.  Students will learn basic web design fundamentals with HTML and Cascading Style sheets (CSS). Three lecture. Fall.

 

CIS 117 (3)    

Introduction 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. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture. Spring.

 

CIS 120 (3)  

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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)

Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction

A comprehensive overview of digital devices and software applications with an introduction to advanced concepts aligned with CompTIA A+ certification objectives. CIS 130 is for students pursuing careers in IT who want practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills required of entry level IT professionals. Digital devices and software includes, but not limited to, Desktop PCs, mobile devices, printers, common software applications, operating system installation/upgrade for laptops/workstations and mobile devices, networking concepts, IT security, and hands-on troubleshooting. Student engagement includes: Instructor led lectures, interactive learning experience with hands-on labs, virtual lab simulations and assessments. May be taken for S/U credit. Four lecture.

 

CIS 140 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 1

This is the first of a four semester curriculum series designed to provide students with classroom discussions, and hands-on experience and virtual network simulations in current and emerging networking technologies   to enter employment and/or further education in the networking field. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other digital networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple local area networks (LANs), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.   In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment. Prior computer knowledge strongly recommended. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit. Fall.

 

CIS 150 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 2

This is the second of a four semester curriculum series designed to provide students with classroom discussions, hands-on experience and virtual network simulations in current and emerging networking technologies to enter employment and/or further education in the networking field. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for day-to-day basic functionality in small to medium size businesses. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with virtual LANs, DHCP, ACLs, NAT and interVLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Prior networking knowledge strongly recommended.  Prerequisite: CIS 140 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.  

 

CIS 160 (4)

CISCO Network Academy Semester 3

This is the third of a four semester curriculum series designed to provide students with classroom discussions, hands-on experience and virtual network simulations in current and emerging networking technologies to enter employment and/or further education in the networking field. This course describes operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a Link aggregation, LAN redundancy and WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Prior networking knowledge strongly recommended. Prerequisite: CIS 150 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.  

 

CIS 161 (4)

Linux Administration I 

This is the first of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging Linux Administration employment or further education and training in the Linux administration/networking field. This course is aligned with the first of two exams to achieve both the CompTIA Linux+ certification and Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course introduces the free and open source operating system of Linux. Students will learn to be proficient with system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux file systems, file system hierarchy standard, TCP/IP protocols and client access to the network. Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor.  Four Lecture. Fall.

 

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 final course in a four semester curriculum series designed to provide students with classroom discussions, hands-on experience and virtual network simulations in current and emerging networking technologies to enter employment and/or further education in the networking field. This course discusses Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn advanced network device configuration, troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with WAN protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network and advanced network monitoring. Prior networking knowledge strongly recommended. Prerequisite: CIS 160 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture.  

 

CIS 171 (4)

Linux Administration II

This is the second of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging Linux Administration employment or further education and training in the Linux administration/networking field. This course is aligned with the second of two exams to achieve both the CompTIA Linux+ certification and Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course explores deeper features of Linux based shells and scripting, data management, complex system processes and system security. Co-requisite: CIS 161 or Consent of Instructor. May be taken for S/U. Four Lecture.

 

CIS 202 (3)

Systems Analysis and Design

Introduces the design and analysis process of computer based information systems.   Topics include feasibility studies, System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology, forms design, data structure, manual interfaces, hardware and software selection, program specifications, project scheduling and management, and communications systems. Case-study methods are used for oral and written presentations.  Students design the specifications and documentation for a complete system. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. Fall, Spring.

 

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. General Education: Options. 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 

This course is aligned with Microsoft Certified Professional certification 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10. 70-698 is one of two exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and one of four exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. This course focuses on the skills necessary to enter IT employment or further education and training in Windows administration: Installing, configuring, customizing, optimizing and troubleshooting current Microsoft Windows client operating systems. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. 

 

CIS 235 (3)    

Configuring Windows Devices

This course is aligned with Microsoft Certified Professional certification 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices. 70-697 is one of two exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and one of four exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert(MCSE). This course focuses on the skills necessary to enter IT employment or further education and training in Windows device administration and cloud computing: plan and manage devices and applications in a local, remote and/or cloud computing environment. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or CIS 230 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. Fall, Spring.

 

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 198/298 (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.

 

CIS 298 (3)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This course provides students a comprehensive framework of practices for assuring information security. Students will learn how functions within cybersecurity help support and secure an organization. Content is interwoven with case studies of organizations experiencing the pitfalls of cybersecurity. The course is derived from the Department of Homeland Security’s Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) for IT security, which helps students better understand the structure, roles and competencies in information security.

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)

 

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