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Computer Information Systems Courses

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CIS 102     COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS-WORD     (2 credits)
Prerequisite: CSCI 101 & BOTE 102 or equivalent. Provides hands-on operation of microcomputer equipment with the word processing software Microsoft Word for Windows.

CIS 104     MICROCOMPUTER DATABASE-ACCESS     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BOTE 102 or equivalent. This course is designed to teach database concepts, the use of database software, and the types of applications adaptable to this software.

CIS 105     MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEETS-EXCEL     (2 credits)
Prerequisite: CSCI 101 & BOTE 102 or equivalent. Provides hands-on experience in the use of spreadsheet software.

CIS 107     TIME MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE-OUTLOOK     (2 credits)
Microsoft Outlook Core course to increase the possibility of a student gaining MOUS Master certification.

CIS 128     MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE 1     (3 credits)
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs will: Learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition this course helps students prepare for the COMPTIA A+ certification.

CIS 129     MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE II     (3 credits)
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs will: Learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition this course helps students prepare for the COMPTIA A+ certification.

CIS 130     PRESENTATIONS     (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BOTE 102 or equivalent. This class provides hands-on production of searching, creating, and delivering electronic business presentation projects using Microsoft PowerPoint and other graphic packages.

CIS 160     OPERATING SYSTEMS-NETWORKING     (3 credits)
Fundamentals of basic network operating systems.  Provides skills needed for the installation and basic operation.

CIS 164     NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS I     (3 credits)
This course focuses on the following: network terminology and protocols, local area networks (LANs), wide are networks (WANs), open system interconnection, (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, internet protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards. The first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Participants completing levels 1-3 prepare to take the industry certification exam and become a certified CISCO.

CIS 165     FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING II     (3 credits)
This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and the final chapter helps them prepare for the CCENT certification exam. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context. Prerequisites: Networking for Home and Small Businesses.

CIS 180     CREATING WEB PAGES     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIS 115 or Internet experience. This course is designed to help with the study and application of communication of the World Wide Web with emphasis on web site design. The course does require prior experience with the Internet. It is a hands-on course with work to be done both in and out of the classroom. By the end of the course, each class member will complete Web pages/sites ready for placement on the Internet and Web pages to be incorporated into established Web sites.

CIS 181     CREATING WEBPAGES     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIS 180. Students create web sites using a current version of graphical user interface (GUI) web authoring tool.

CIS 202     ADVANCED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS     (2 credits)
Prerequisites: CIS 102 and CIS 105. This class will provide students with instruction and projects using the advanced features in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

CIS 211     WEB PLAN AND DESIGN     (3 credits)
This course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment.

CIS 212     MS WINDOWS OS CLIENT     (3 credits)
The course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment. 

CIS 215     IMPLEMENTING MS WINDOWS SERVER     (3 credits)
This course introduces the learner to the Microsoft Windows Server and the networking technologies it supports.  The learner will become familiar with networking and operating system concepts and the common tasks required to administer and support the Microsoft Windows operating system in a network environment. 

CIS 216     IMPLEMENTING MS WINDOWS NETWORK     (3 credits)
This course is for professionals who will be responsible for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products.  These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); and implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients. 

CIS 220     OPERATING SYSTEMS-UNIX (3 credits)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the UNIX operating system.  It will provide practical skills in using UNIX commands and utilities, including editors and file system management.

CIS 232     GRAPHIC DESIGN     (3 credits)
Learn the fundamentals of Adobe PhotoShop.  Students will learn the essentials of digital imaging, including color models and theory, resolution types, color correction tools, and much more. 

CIS 233     VECTOR GRAPHICS AND WEB ANIMATION     (3 credits)
Students will learn how to design vector graphics for animation, presentation, application, and Web sites using Macromedia Flash.

CIS 235     ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN     (3 credits)
This course covers advanced theories and practices in the field of computer design.  Emphasis is placed on advanced use of color palettes, layers, and paths.  Upon completion, students will be able to creatively produce designs and articulate their rationale.  Additionally, students will be able to utilize the design process throughout the project and understand that the computer is the tool. 

CIS 250     ADVANCED WEB DESIGN     (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  CIS 180.  Continued coverage of web design using more advanced tools. 

CIS 267     INTERMEDIATE NETWORKING I     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIS 165. This course focuses on the following advanced IP addressing techniques: Variable Length Subnet Masking (VSLM), intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches Ethernet switching, Virtual LANS (VLANs), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP). The third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

CIS 268     INTERMEDIATE NETWORKING II     (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIS 267. This course focuses on the following advanced IP addressing techniques: network address translation (NAT), port address translation (PAT), DHCP, WAN technology and terminology, PPP, ISDN, DDR, frame relay, network management, and introduction to optical networking. In addition the student will prepare for taking the CCNA Exam. This is the fourth of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification.

CIS 299     SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-4 credits)
Various topics in the area of computer application technology. The course can be repeated in accordance with department specifications.