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Computer Information Systems Courses

CIS 103 Applied Computer Technology

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an exploration of modern computer technology used for communication, collaboration, problem solving, decision making, and increasing personal productivity. Topics covered include word processing, electronic spreadsheet and presentation software; library information systems; collaboration and social networking software; data communications and networking; and ethical issues related to technology.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 105 Computer Systems Maintenance

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides students with basic knowledge, practical skills, and experience in installing and supporting computer operating systems. It also prepares students for CompTIA A+220-802 and Microsoft MCTS Exam 70-680 certification exams.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 106 Introduction to Computer Programming

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of object-oriented computer programming using the C++ programming language. The course covers the logical design of computer programs, simple input and output, data checking, formatting reports, and simple mathematical processing, such as counting, summing and finding minima and maxima. This is the first programming course taken by CIS majors and is a good introductory course for anyone interested in exploring computer programming.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 130 Web Page Design I

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides comprehensive instruction in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Topics covered include how to create a simple Web page with images and hyperlinks, how to create and modify tables, how to create and modify forms, how to create and use frames to display multiple Web pages at the same time, and how to format a Web page using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Instruction is provided on how to enhance a Web page with sound, video and Java applets. The course also provides in-depth instruction on the World Wide Web and Internet technologies as they relate to retrieving and displaying Web pages. An introduction to Web page design concepts is also provided.
Prerequisite: CIS 103.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 140 Principles of Desktop and Electronic Publishing

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the hardware, software and terminology involved in using computer technology to improve the visual impact and effectiveness of communication materials. The course includes discussion of typography, color theory and basic design principles. It provides hands-on computer experience with page composition software from the entry through intermediate levels. This course can be beneficial for anyone desiring to produce professional quality materials to communicate in a variety of media, encompassing both digital and print.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 150 Network Technology

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course in networking and data communications covers fundamental concepts and skills in computer network technology, including installation and configuration of network hardware and software, network topologies, network managementand and security. This course is designed to help students prepare for the for the CompTIA Network + (Net+) certification exam.

CIS 202 Advanced Word Processing

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This is a course in the development and application of advanced word processing skills through classroom exercises and simulations. Topics include object linking and embedding and other advanced word processing features that will increase productivity. Students will demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal skills and ethical issues important for modern office professionals.
Prerequisite: CIS 103 or OA 106.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 203 Microsoft Excel with Macro Programming

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

Thorough study of the world's most popular numerical processing software, the electronic spreadsheet. Includes basic, intermediate and advanced techniques that can be utilized to solve a wide range of financial and scientific problems without the need for customized programming. The course includes extensive use of macro programming to increase productivity by automating repetitive operations. It also covers the use of macros to provide customized solutions for specific problems.
Prerequisites: CIS 103 or departmental approval.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 204 Fundamentals of Linux and Unix

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations needed to use the Unix operating system and operating systems based on Unix, such as BSD Unix, Red Hat Linux, Mandrake Linux and Sun Solaris. Course topics include file and directory management, user account management, the Korn and C shells, shell scripting, the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), and Unix and Linux networking basics. Students will also be briefly introduced to Unix applications software, such as e-mail, Web browser and word processing software.
Prerequisite: CIS 104 or CIS 105.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 205 Database Management Systems

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

An introduction to relational database management systems and database programming for personal computers using Microsoft Access. The course covers fundamental database design and programming techniques and provides hands-on exercises for applying the techniques to real-world problems.
Prerequisite: CIS 103.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 230 Web Page Design II

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides beginning to intermediate level instruction in Dreamweaver, the current industry standard HTML generator software. Macromedia Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML generator that contains a powerful collection of tools for creating and managing Web content. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, the student develops the skills necessary to create functional and well-designed Web pages and Web sites. Instruction is provided in features of the Dreamweaver interface, the basics of page creation as well as advanced skills such as the use of layers, behaviors, cascading style sheets and templates. Instruction is provided on using Dreamweaver to create advanced Web pages such as frame pages and Web pages with forms. Instruction is also provided in using Dreamweaver features to publish Web pages and Web sites to a Web server. Throughout the semester, emphasis is placed on using Dreamweaver to implement the Web design concepts taught in CIS 130.
Prerequisite: CIS 130.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 231 Adobe Flash

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to develop skills necessary to create Rich Internet Applications. Students will learn the terminology, concepts and development process involved in creating web-based multimedia applications using Adobe Flash. Flash is a development tool used to incorporate graphics, animation, sound, video and text into interactive experiences such as websites, games and product demonstrations that are used to inform, educate and to entertain. This course covers the objectives specified by Adobe for their Flash associate professional certification.
Prerequisite: CIS 130 with a grade of C or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 252 Windows Server Configuration

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

Through lecture and hands-on experience, this course develops the skills students need to configure the current Microsoft Windows Server Operating System. Topics covered include user accounts, domains, security, print and file services, DHCP, network shares, login scripts and remote access. This course combined with CIS 253 provides the foundation for pursuing the Microsoft Server Certification.
Prerequisite: CIS 150.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 253 Windows Server Administration

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

Through lecture and hands-on experience, this course helps students develop the skills needed to configure the current Microsoft Windows Server Operating System. Topics covered include Active Directory, group policies, roaming profiles, distributed file system, powershell, FSMO and other server topics. This course combined with CIS 252 provides the foundation for pursuing the Microsoft Server Certification.
Prerequisite: CIS 252.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 256 Cisco Routing Technology

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course in networking and data communications explains fundamental concepts and engages students in practical projects that develop skills in computer Cisco Routing Technology, including installation and configuration of network hardware and software, network topologies, network management, and security. This course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification exams.
Prerequisite: CIS 150

CIS 257 Advanced Cisco Routing and Switch Technology

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course in networking and data communications includes advanced concepts and engages students in practical projects that enhance skills in Cisco Routing Technology as augmented by equipment called “Switches.” Cisco routing and VLAN security and advanced routing protocols are evaluated and implemented. This course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification exam(s).
Prerequisite: CIS 256.
Additional course fee: $75.

 

CIS 259 Computing and Network Security

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an introduction to computing and network security. It is intended to meet the needs of students and professionals who want to master practical network and computer security. Those seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIAs) Security+ certification exam will find the course's approach and content especially helpful because the Security+ objectives will be covered in the course, and if mastered, will prepare the student to pass the certification exam.
Prerequisite: CIS 150 with a C or better.
Additional course fee: $75.

CIS 270 Systems Analysis and Design

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of modern computer-based information systems, including analysis of the need for computer-based information systems in particular organizational situations, the design of those systems and the design of the processes used to create and implement such systems. Students will receive instruction in conducting feasibility studies, managing projects and presenting proposals and reports.
Prerequisite: CIS 205.
Additional course fee: $75.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.