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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS 1001 - Introduction To Computing I

Introductory course designed to give the student hands-on computer instruction. Hardware and software basics, using the mouse and keyboard shortcuts, managing files and folders, running multiple applications concurrently, and cut-copy-paste techniques will be covered. Prerequisite: None; however, formal keyboarding course strongly recommended. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee. ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CPSI 1003
Units: 1
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1011 - Introduction To Computing II

Introduction to Computing II is an introductory course designed to give the students additional hands-on computer instruction. Course content focuses on software applications that learners use on a regular basis, including word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations. Prerequisite: CIS 1001 Introduction to Computing I or instructor permission. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 1
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1013 - Information Systems I

This course introduces computer terminology and concepts, Web browser, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations software. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice to produce interesting and useful projects, and computer skills will be reinforced through the use of tutorials and cases. Prerequisites: OFAD 1002 Keyboarding I with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent; CIS 1001 Introduction to Computing I or CIS 1263 Microcomputer Operating Systems I or competency test. Fall, Spring, Summer. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1031 - Computer Math

This course gives students the math skills they will need to succeed in a career in Information Technology. Topics include computations involving decimal (base 10), octal (base 8), binary (base 2), and hexadecimal (base 16) number systems; addition and subtraction in all number systems; base 10 prefixes (tera, giga, mega, kilo, hecto, deca, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano, pico) and their numeric values in other systems. A brief study of logic is included, with particular emphasis given to logical operators AND, OR, NOT, XOR, and their corresponding truth tables. The particulars of subnet masking will also be examined. Prerequisite: minimum test scores of 18 ACT, 39 ASSET, or comparable COMPASS test score; prerequisite may also be met by completion of LAD-9031 Foundations of College Math 1C with a grade of "C" or better.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1033 - Programming I, Visual C#

This hands-on C# programming course provides an introduction to programming using the C# language. Students are introduced to the application development cycle, structure of programs, specific language syntax, and algorithm development. The course covers console and Windows Forms, file I/O, string and character manipulation, managing data using collections. Error handling techniques are also emphasized.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1043 - Programming II, Visual C#

This course is a study of advanced programming topics, including Files and Streams, Object Oriented Programming, and an introduction to programmatic database access and management. The student will implement OOP in multiple complex programming exercises to develop confidence in implementing OOP programs. Prerequisite: CIS 1033 - Programming I, Visual C#
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1173 - Spreadsheets I

This course is designed to instruct students in the use of spreadsheet software to model, analyze, and support common business decisions. Instruction will include using the software as a decision support tool and as a list management tool. Concepts and features presented include: scenario and regression analysis, data scrubbing, chart building and analysis, Pivot tables and Pivot charts, filtering, troubleshooting formulas, tracing errors, and using advanced functions. An introduction into Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is included and used in creating custom forms, custom functions, recording and editing macros, using variables and ranges and controlling code execution. Instruction is also given in importing, linking, and using VBA to share spreadsheet data with databases and the Web. Prerequisite: CIS 1013 Information Systems I with a grade of “C” or better; CIS 2013 Information Systems II recommended. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1203 - Graphics/Desktop Publishing I

This course covers basic design principles, desktop publishing fundamentals, document planning & layout, specific design tools, and Web publishing. Students will create interesting and useful desktop publishing projects with desktop publishing/photo-editing software. The application of design principles and layout will also be applied to presentations. Teamwork skills are taught through the use of team projects. Computer skills are reinforced through the use of lab assignments, individual projects, and team projects. Prerequisite: 1013 Information Systems I with a grade of “C” or better or instructor approval. Lab Fee
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1233 - Windows Operating System Fundamentals

Microsoft Exam 98-349. This course prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to use and manage a Windows client operating system at fundamental level. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) Understand Operating Systems Configurations, 2) Install and Upgrade Client Systems, 3) Manage Applications, 4) Manage Files and Folders, 5) Manage Devices, 6) Understand Operating Systems Maintenance. Lab Fee. Corequisite: CIS 1243.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1243 - PC Hardware Maintenance 1

This course provides knowledge of and experience with microcomputer hardware selection, installation, maintenance and operation of external and internal components. Students will gain hands-on experience in the assembling of computers and the installation of drivers that make the components functional. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1303 - Visual BASIC I

This course provides a hands-on introduction to the Visual Basic programming language. Topics covered include menus, IDE tools and forms, GUI’s, and writing and debugging VB code. Prerequisite: CIS 1593 Programming in C++ with a grade of “C” or better, competency test, or instructor permission. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1501 - Introduction To The Internet

This introductory course is designed to give the student basic hands-on computer instruction on the most widely used services of the Internet: getting connected; learning to use features of the web browser, searching the web, downloading files and programs, and using e-mail. Prerequisite: CIS 1001-Introduction to Computing or Windows competency. Fall, Spring. Lab fee.
Units: 1
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1503 - Computer-Aided Drafting I

This course provides knowledge about and experience with industry standard graphics software. Tasks included are: Line Drawings, Bar Graphs, Shapes, and 3-D Representation. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1593 - Programming in C++

This course is designed to develop proficiency in the fundamental structures of computer programming using the “C” language. The structured nature and versatility of the language are emphasized as well as techniques for developing applications. rerequisites: CIS 1263 Microcomputer Operating Systems I with a grade of “C” or better, competency test, or instructor permission; Math ACT with a score of 19. Fall. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1613 - Network Pro

This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge required of an entry level network administrator. Course topics include: 1) identifying network cable and network types; 2) identifying common network standards; 3) selecting and installing network interface cards; 4) identifying wired and wireless network components; 5) setting up a wired or wireless network; 6) managing static and IP addressing; 7) managing network protocols; 8) configuring network security; 9) managing network traffic; 10) configuring remote access to a network; 11) troubleshooting common network errors. Prerequisites: PC Hardware Maintenance 2, Windows Server Fundamentals
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1623 - Security Pro

This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage security threats and harden security for computer systems. The following knowledge domains are addressed: 1) access control and identity management; 2) policies, procedures, and awareness; 3) physical security; 4) perimeter defenses; 5) network defenses; 6) host defenses; 7) application defenses; 8) data defenses; 9) audits and assessments. Co-requisite: Network Pro; Prerequisites: PC Hardware Maintenance 2, Windows Server Fundamentals
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1633 - Configuring Windows 8

Microsoft Exam 70-687. This course prepares students to master configurationa dn support for Windows 8 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. Students are prepared to work with networks configured as domain-based or peer-to-peer environments with access to the Internet and cloud services. In addition, students will have mastered the skills required to be a consultant, full-time desktop support technician, or IT gerneralist who administers Windows 8-based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities. Additional skills addressed in this course: 1) install and upgrade to Windows 8; 2) configure hardware and applications; 3) configure network connectivity; 4) configure access to resources; 5) configure remote access and mobility; 6) monitor and maintain Windows clients; 7) Configure backup and recovery options. Co-requisite: Network Pro. Prerequisite: Windows Server Fundamentals
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1643 - Managing and Maintaining Windows 8

(Microsoft Exam 70-688) This course prepares students with the skills necessary to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. The skills obtained in this course are applicable for small or enterprise environments. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) plan, select, and implement appropriate methods for managing Windows 8; 2) manage user authentication and intranet connectivity for Windows 8; 3) configure cloud services; 4) implement encryption and endpoint security; 5) plan a recovery solution for Windows 8; 6) design a recovery solution for Windows 8. Co-requisite: Security Pro. Prerequisite: Configuring Windows 8
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1813 - Computer Law & Ethics

This course covers ethical issues related to technology including responsibility, liability, and legal issues affecting computer professionals and users. This course is designed to develop and encourage ethical decision making, behavior, and character expected of an IT professional. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1903 - Web Design Expressions

This course introduces the basic and advanced features of a web editor wysiwyg to create, publish, and maintain website content that is standards compliant. Topics include formatting text, working with images and hyperlinks, creating interactivity with forms, developing data and page layouts, and publishing to a web server. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice to produce interesting and useful projects, and computer skills will be reinforced through the use of tutorials, lab assignments, and cases. Prerequisites: CIS 1013 Information Systems I with a grade of “C” or better or instructor permission. Internet literacy. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1913 - HTML

This course introduces the student to website development through the mastery of the fundamentals of HTML (4.0), XHTML, and CSS (2.0) coding for web pages. Intended to give the student the basic skills required to hand-code web content according to web standards. Topics include essential elements, images, links, lists, forms, tables, CSS-based page layout, and FTP publishing. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice to produce interesting and useful projects, and computer skills will be reinforced through the use of tutorials, lab assignments, and cases. Prerequisites: CIS 1013 Information Systems I with a “C” or better, or instructor permission. Internet literacy. Fall. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1933 - Web Design (with Visual C#/ASP.net)

This course provides students with hands on experience using Visual Studio to create dynamic web applications with the ASP.NET 4.0 Framework using C#. Students learn how to leverage the power of the .NET Framework to build web user interfaces. Students will learn how to build web forms and work with a variety of ASP.NET controls, including validation controls and user controls. Students explore why state management is difficult within web applications and learn many different ASP.NET techniques for managing state, including application, session and view state objects, as well as effective use of cookies. Prerequisites: Programming I, Programming II
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 1943 - Microsoft SQL

This class develops relational database design skills and techniques. Practical methodologies such as E-R diagrams and normalization forms are emphasized. Attention is placed on designing for data integrity and efficiency at the same time. During hands on lab sessions students are required to design multiple database models from business requirements and specifications. Through hands on experience using SQL programming code to create, populate and manage relational tables, students will experience the necessity of proper design methods and gain an in depth understanding of the link between design, creation, and utilization. Prerequisites: Programming I, Programming II
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2013 - Information Systems II

This course considers the more complex capabilities of application packages. Word processing topics covered include: styles, outlines, tables and tables of contents, mail merge, comparing and merging documents, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Spreadsheet topics covered include: sorting, filtering, subtotals, Pivot tables and charts within a data list; templates, multiple worksheets/workbooks, macros, application creation, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Database topics include: database and table design and maintenance, advanced queries, custom forms, and custom reports. The course also covers integration of all application programs with the Web and other programs. Prerequisite: CIS 1013 Information Systems I with a grade of “C” or better. Fall, Spring Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2023 - Visual Basic for Applications

This hands-on course introduces students to computer programming using MIcrosoft Visual Basic for Applications. Learn how to customize and control MS Office with VBA. Automate repetitive tasks and add loops to recorded macros. Basic Programming topics include sequential, selection, and repetition structures, as well as variables, functions, and error trapping. Students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to personal projects of their choosing. Prerequisite CIS 2013 Information Systems II or CIS 1173 Spreadsheets I with a grade of “C” or better or Instructor permission. Strongly recommended: grade of "B" or better in all prerequisites or equivalent. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2083 - JAVA Script Programming

This course is designed for students with previous keyboarding, Windows computer experience, and basic web page structure (HTML). Mastery of basic computer concepts and terminology is also assumed. This course provides a hands-on introduction to programming using the JAVA Script programming language from a procedural point of view. Topics include programming fundamentals, control structures, variables, functions and debugging. Multiple dynamic web page projects will be developed throughout this course. Prerequisite: CIS 1903 Web Design or CIS 1913 HTML or CIS 2513 Web Development or instructor permission. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2093 - Advanced Programming In C++

This course is a continuation CIS 1593 Programming in C++ and is intended for those who want to pursue programming for more complex applications. Topics include: sorting, arrays, classes and more advanced object-oriented programming concepts. Prerequisites: CIS 1593 Programming in C++ with a grade of “C” or better. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2113 - Windows Server Fundamentals

Microsoft Exam 98-365. This course prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to use and manage a Windows server operating system at a fundamental level. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) Understand Server Installation, 2) Understand Server Roles, 3) Understand Active Directory, 4) Understand Storage, 5) Understand Server Performance Management. Lab Fee. Corequisite: CIS 2143. Prerequisite: CIS 1233.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2123 - Database Applications Development

This hands-on course is designed for students with previous Windows and Microsoft Access computer experience. Mastery of basic computer concepts and terminology is also assumed. This course explores a variety of database application design tools, including VBA programming. Approximately 60% of the course is the development of customized database applications. Prerequisite: CIS 2013 Information Systems II with a grade of “C” or better or instructor permission. Strongly recommended: grade of "B" or better in all prerequisites or equivalent. Lab fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2133 - Applications In SQL

This hands-on course is designed for students with previous Windows and computer database design experience. Mastery of basic computer/database concepts and terminology is also assumed. This course employs a variety of database application design tools, primarily using SQL (Structured Query Language) and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) programming. Prerequisite: CIS 2013 - Information Systems II - minimum grade of “C”. Recommended: CIS 2123- Database Applications Development - minimum grade of “C” OR instructor permission. Strongly Recommended: Grade of “B” or better in all the above or equivalent. Available upon sufficient student demand. Lab fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2143 - PC Hardware Maintenance 2

This course is designed to introduce students to servicing computer systems from the software standpoint. This course includes IRQ, DMA, files, drivers, operating systems, applications, and other software conflicts that occur in computer systems. An in-depth focus on application conflicts and software installation and troubleshooting, utilizing various software packages, is included. Virus scan software is touched upon. Emphasis is toward hands-on software troubleshooting and repair environment. Prerequisite: CIS 1243. Fall. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2173 - Programming with Mobile Applications: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7

The course will introduce students to the various platforms in use on small and tablet mobile devices. Platforms will include Apple iPhone Google Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone 7. Students will create applications for each platform using specialized development environments. Prerequisites: CIS-1033 Programming I and CIS-1043 Programming II.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2243 - Visual BASIC II

This course is a continuation of CIS 1303 Visual Basic I and is intended for those who want to pursue programming for more complex applications. Those intending to do database development or software support should take this course. Prerequisite: CIS 1303-Visual Basic I with a grade of “C” or better. Fall. Lab fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2503 - Computer-Aided Drafting II

This course is designed to give the student experience with advanced drafting. Major tasks included are dimensioning variables, customizing software, developing 3-dimensional drawings, and creating drawings utilizing the two tile modes. Prerequisite: CIS 1503 Computer-Aided Drafting I with a grade of “C” or better. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2513 - Website Development

This course introduces website planning, design, content creation, and maintenance using industry-standard development tools and techniques with special emphasis on XHTML and CSS. This course will also include more advanced functions such as creating image maps, rollover graphics, and multimedia features. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice to produce interesting and useful projects for practice and reinforcement. Prerequisites: CIS 1013 Information Systems I with a “C” or better or instructor permission. Internet Literacy. Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2613 - Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Exam 70-410. This course is part one of a three-part series that provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skills and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of core services including Active Director Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 configuration. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) install and configure Windows Server 2012; 2) describe AD DS; 3) manage active directory objects; 4) automate active directory administration; 5) implement IPv4; 6) implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP); 7) implement Domain Name System (DNS); 8) implement IPv6p; 9) implement local storage; 10) share files and printers; 11) implement Group Policy; 12) use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to secure Windows servers; 13) implement server virtualization using Hyper-V. Co-requisites: Administering Windows Server 2012, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. Prerequisites: Configuring Windows 8, Managing and Maintaining Windows 8.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2623 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Exam 70-411. This course prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure such as implementing server images, user and group managment with active directory domain services (AD DS) and group policy, remote access and network policies, data security, monitoring and update management. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) deploy and maintain server images; 2) configure and troubleshoot DNS; 3) maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS); 4) manage user and service accounts; 5) implement a group policy infrastructure; 6) manage user desktops with group policy; 7) configure and troubleshoot remote access; 8) install, configure, and troubleshoot Network Policy Server (NPS) role; 9) implement Network Access Protection (NAP); 10) optimize file services; 11) configure encryption and advanced auditing; 12) implement update management; 13) monitor Windows Server 2012. Co-requisite: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2633 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Microsoft Exam 70-412. This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in a existing enterprise environment. This course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity, and disaster recovery. After completing this course, students will be able to: 1) implement advanced network services; 2) implement advanced file services; 3) implement Dynamic Access Control; 4) implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS); 5) implement AD DS sites and replication; 6) implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS) ; 7) implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS); 8) implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS); 9) implement Network Load Balancing (NLB); 10) implement failover clustering; 11) implement failover clustering with Hyper-V; 12) implement disaster recovery. Co-requisite: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. Prerequisite: Administering Windows Server 2012.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2643 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

This course prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Director Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2653 - Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Microsoft Exam 70-414. This course prepares the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012. After completing this course, the student will be able to: 1) plan and implement server virtualization strategy; 2) plan and implement networks and storage for virtualization; 3) plan and deploy virtual machines; 4) manage a virtual machine deployment; 5) plan and implement a server monitoring strategy; 6) plan and implement high availability for file services and applications; 7) plan and implement a highly available infrastructure using fail-over clustering; 8) plan and implement a server updates infrastructure; 9) plan and implement a business continuity strategy; 10) plan and implement a public key infrastructure (PKI); 11) plan and implement an identity federation infrastructure; 12) plan and implement an information rights management infrastructure. Prerequisite: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2903 - Internship

The Internship is an opportunity to enhance and reinforce classroom instruction with on-the-job work experience. Appropriate training stations will be developed, and supervision will be provided by instructors and site personnel. Students are required to complete 135 clock hours of supervised experience during the term. Available upon sufficient student demand. Prerequisite: Division Chair approval and minimum 2.0 GPA.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration

CIS 2943 - Web Design with Database Integration

This class develops the student’s skills for completing an entire database driven application or web site. Emphasis is placed on deploying applications that implement most if not all the skills acquired by the student in previous courses. Students will develop a complex application and deploy both a local and web site version. Students will also be required to develop appropriate documentation for installation and usage of the applications. Prerequisites: Programming I, Programming II, Web Design (ASP.net), Database Design and SQL
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Business Administration