Computer Information Systems Courses

CIS-099 Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 60-360 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work, they can earn credit for jobs they hold during the term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Students who volunteer for this assignment will earn 1 unit for every 60 hours of volunteer work experience and 1 unit per 90 hours of paid work experience. Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.

CIS-100 Topics in Computer Information Systems

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

Corequisite: CIS-095A-D

This course covers topics in computer information systems. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

CIS-101 IT Essentials – Technician Course

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will introduce the student to computer hardware and
software, as well as operating systems, networking concepts,
mobile devices, IT security, and troubleshooting.

CIS-110 Fundamental Computer Literacy

2 Units: 27 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Normally offered as a 9-week course.

This course is a non-technical introduction to computers which covers basic computer technology, examines the social issues surrounding computers, and introduces the student to “hands-on” use of general Web, Windows, and Word processing operations.

CIS-125 Computer Logic Concepts

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

The course enables students to understand their own logical thought processes and to apply them to a set of structured problems for computer application. Techniques used are symbol manipulation, pattern analysis, set manipulation, decision tables, verbal reasoning, logic problems, ANSI flowcharting, structured flowcharting, Warner/Orr diagrams, and Pseudocode.

CIS-135 Introduction to Computers

4 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course will familiarize the business person, first-time computer user, and transfer student with the skills needed to successfully operate a personal computer using commercially available software. Computer history, hardware, software and social issues are discussed, and students will be able to demonstrate computer literacy upon successful completion of this course. Students are introduced to general Windows operations, the Internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and BASIC programming.

CIS-166A Basic Web Page Development

1.5 Units: 27 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides an introduction to web page development using static HTML and CSS. Basic “real-world” application of web pages including text, styles, graphics, links, tables, and forms using a simple text editor.

CIS-166B Advanced Web Page Development

1.5 Units: 27 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: CIS-166A or Challenge the CIS-166A exam with 70% or better or provide a sample web page with links, graphics, image maps, tables, frames, and forms and explain the HTML code that supports it.

This course is a continuation of CIS-166A: Basic Web Page Development. Advanced “real-world” application of Web pages including cascading style sheets (CSS), JavaScript, DHTML, XML, and multimedia using a simple text editor.

CIS-190B Windows Fundamentals

1.5 Units: 27 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will introduce concepts of the Windows operating system, and is designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced users. Students will learn how to use the desktop function of Windows, and how to customize the options for individual needs. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to document the tasks and processes of their current Windows environment.

CIS-197 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: CIS-110 or CIS-135 or BOT-210A

This course provides students the opportunity to install,
configure, customize, monitor, and troubleshoot the latest version
of software from Microsoft. After the class, they get to keep
the software for their own use and continued practice. CIS-197
prepares students for Exam 70-698 of the Microsoft Certified
Technology Expert (MCTE) certification.

CIS-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in computer information systems under the direction of an instructor.