Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS 10A

MICROCOMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction on microcomputer maintenance and service. Includes training in safety, hardware, software, computer assembly, customer relations, testing, troubleshooting, and replacing computer components. Includes operating system, applications, command line for technicians, and software diagnostics. [D] (Same as: ELEC 10A)

CIS 10B

MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE UPGRADE

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: CIS/ELEC 10A or equivalent; RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers microcomputer hardware and software installation, upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Includes monitors, hard disk, internal and external tape backup, printers, memory, Compact Disk Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM), and sound cards. Covers Disk Operating System (DOS) and Windows. [D] (Same as: ELEC 10B)

CIS 14

OFFICE AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT REPAIR

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

Recommended Preparation: CIS/ELEC 10A or equivalent.

Lecture 1.50 hour, laboratory 1.50 hour

Offered: ALL

Maintenance and service of office automation equipment such as scanners, facsimile, laser printers, modems and networked computers. Theory, operation, and troubleshooting. (Same as ELEC 14.) [D] (Formerly: ELEC 12A; Same as: ELEC 14)

CIS 90

INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Provides an introduction to online learning environment(s) that prepares students to become engaged and active online learners. Teaches students how to use online course environment tools, strategies, and best practices to become an effective learner in an online course. [ND]

CIS 92

MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $10

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction in basic microcomputer applications using Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. [D]

CIS 101

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $3

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines and organizes information systems and technology, supporting business processes and decision making. Focuses and identifies information systems, information-based strategy, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics, security, application and systems software, and hardware components. Designs and applies concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID ITIS 120] (Formerly: DP 101)

CIS 103A

ECOMMERCE IIIA---MIVA MERCHANT ONLINE STORES USING FIREWORKS

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Builds dynamic Web applications for eCommerce and online stores, at a fraction of the typical development time and expense. Uses Miva Merchant and Macromedia Fireworks to build fully customized eBusiness catalog storefront with simple point, click, and fill-in-the-blanks technology. Uses a browser-based management tool to control all aspects of the storefront, from product maintenance to category management to order and credit card processing. [D; CSU]

CIS 104

ECOMMERCE IV---BEGINNING COLDFUSION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with the technical skills required to implement a database solution for building dynamic eCommerce Web applications. Learn ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), ColdFusion Application Server, ColdFusion Studio, and SQL skills needed to build database-driven Web sites. [D; CSU]

CIS 106

PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Analyzes the logical processes used to develop algorithms derived from the schools of empiricism, rationalism, formal logic, set theory, and information processing theory. Develops algorithms utilizing problem specification, structured design, and object-oriented design. [D; CSU; UC]

CIS 108

PHP (PERSONAL HOME PAGE) AND MYSQL

6 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers three key components of Open Source Software (OSS), Personal Home Page (PHP), My Structured Query Language (MySQL), and jQuery (a cross-platform JavaScript library) for personal, academic, and the business environment. Focuses on PHP scripting language in conjunction with MySQL to deploy applications for the Web. Provides a structured learning environment with hands-on experience, implementing one of the most popular and cost-effective solutions for developing database driven Web pages. Covers core objectives for industry certification and is one of the primary courses in the Southwestern College Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) certificate. [D; CSU]

CIS 109

LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM AND APACHE WEB SERVER

6 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $0

Recommended Preparation: CIS 108 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers two key components of Open Source Software (OSS), Linux and Apache Web Server for the personal, academic, and the business environment. Emphasizes installation, configuration, administration, maintenance, and security aspects of the Linux Operating System in conjunction with Apache Web Server. Provides hands-on experience, implementing one of the most popular and cost-effective Web integration solutions. Covers core objectives for industry certification. [D; CSU]

CIS 115

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING C++

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 or 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces C++ programming methods using structured and object-oriented methodology. Covers topics including C++ language syntax, data types, pointers, functions, structures, and introduction to classes. [D; CSU; UC]

CIS 117

WINDOWS PROGRAMMING USING VISUAL BASIC

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces programming methods using Visual BASIC (VB.NET). Covers topics including the VB.NET Integrated Development Environment, VB.NET syntax and programming constructs of decision making, data types, events, forms, controls, and object-oriented programming techniques. [D; CSU]

CIS 119

OFFICE SUPPORT AND NETWORK TECHNICIAN

6 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to entry-level and upgrade training in computer maintenance and support; hardware upgrade and expansion; office equipment maintenance and service; data, voice, and video cabling installation; and customer relations. [D; CSU] (Same as: ELEC 109)

CIS 121B

WORD PROCESSING---MICROSOFT WORD

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or equivalent; RDG 54 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers lecture and hands-on introduction to applications of microcomputer word processing, including basic text editing and document formatting in simple business documents. Focuses on software package Microsoft Word for Windows for IBM PCs and compatible personal computers. [D; CSU]

CIS 122B

SPREADSHEET SOFTWARE---EXCEL

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces electronic spreadsheets and their applications using Microsoft Excel software. Includes design, creation, and manipulation of spreadsheets. [D; CSU]

CIS 123

WEB PUBLISHING WITH DREAMWEAVER

6 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasis on creating and uploading professional quality Web sites. Place images, text, tables, sounds, animations, image maps, styles, and frames into the site. Advanced techniques include rollovers, behaviors, cascading style sheets, and automating repetitive tasks. Tips on how to market the site, check it for compliance, and use of a browser targeting and JavaScript debugger. Covers core objectives for industry certification. [D; CSU]

CIS 124

WEB IMAGING WITH FIREWORKS

6 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers beginning to advanced Fireworks Web imaging skills. Emphasizes the latest software to create and edit Web images and pages, create vector drawings, edit photos, use special effects, make graphics Web-ready, prepare rollovers and slices, and export to Hypertext Markup Language. Make pop-up menus, behaviors, and animations. [D; CSU]

CIS 125

FLASH MOTION GRAPHICS

6 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with strong Web motion graphic skills in just one semester. Emphasis on creating and exporting professional quality animations, making computer animations with drawings, photos and text, synchronizing, importing, and editing animation with sound. Create symbols, instances, and movie clips; and put playback control, remote rollovers, and preloaders in movies. Covers core objectives for industry certification. [D; CSU]

CIS 126

ADVANCED FLASH ACTIONSCRIPT

6 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 125 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours, laboratory 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Advanced course will create an interactive video game and Web site. Duplicate and hide movie clips, test movie objects for collision effects, create interactivity, and control the movie flow. Create reusable code with nested symbols, create variables, initialize and increment their values, and add movie clip scripts to customize instances. Write conditional statements and enable the user to drag several movie clips on the stage by writing one script that applies to multiple nested movie clips. Covers core objectives for industry certification. [D; CSU]

CIS 129

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS---POWERPOINT

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with the skills required to use the multimedia features of Microsoft PowerPoint software. Emphasizes presentation techniques, advanced text and graphic processing, and use of multimedia peripherals. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 128B;CIS 128B; Same as: BUS 129)

CIS 130

MICROCOMPUTER DISK OPERATING SYSTEM

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or CIS 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an in-depth study of computer hardware and operating system concepts. Focuses on the command line interface, colloquially referred to as DOS within a Windows system. Emphasizes problem-solving using the command line interface in the Windows environment. [D; CSU]

CIS 133

ADVANCED MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEETS SOFTWARE

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 122B or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers intermediate and advanced spreadsheet software concepts and techniques. Includes advanced capabilities of the spreadsheet software. The software package is Excel. [D; CSU] (Formerly: BUS 125)

CIS 134

MICROCOMPUTER DATABASE SOFTWARE--- ACCESS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or equivalent; RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces microcomputer database management systems and their applications. Includes the design, creation, maintenance, and report generation of simple databases. Requires Microsoft Access software package. [D; CSU] (Formerly: CL 123)

CIS 137

ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING SOFTWARE

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Recommended Preparation: CIS 121B or equivalent.

Lecture 0.50 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Includes the further applications of microcomputer word processing, including advanced block operations, macros, footnotes and endnotes, text columns, merge, sort and boiler plating printing, math, line drawing, tables, lists and outlines, as well as reviewing the spell check and thesaurus via the computer. [D; CSU]

CIS 139

WINDOWING ENVIRONMENT

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 130 or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the Microsoft Windows environment. Emphasizes graphical user interface (GUI) to work with files and application software. [D; CSU]

CIS 142

NETWORKING ACADEMY FUNDAMENTALS (CISCO CERTIFICATION PREPARATION)

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 130 or 139 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces network terminology, standards and protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, routers, router programming, topologies, and Internet Protocol (IP). Emphasizes the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social studies concepts to solve networking problems. [D; CSU] (Same as: ELEC 142)

CIS 144A

ROUTERS AND INTERNETWORK FUNDAMENTALS (CISCO CERTIFICATION PREPARATION)

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: CIS/ELEC 142 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces Local Area (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, Ethernet, Token Ring, Fiber Distributed Data Interface, and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) addressing protocol, and dynamic routing. Emphasizes network administrators problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social studies concepts to solve networking problems. [D; CSU]

CIS 144B

ADVANCED ROUTERS AND LAN NETWORKING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: CIS 144A or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces network switches, Local Area Network (LAN) and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) with an emphasis on design, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Emphasizes hands-on experience utilizing and configuring LANs, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) routing, and Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) implementations. [D; CSU]

CIS 144C

WIDE AREA NETWORKS IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Prerequisite: CIS 144B or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces Wide Area Networks (WANs), Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDNs), and Point-to-Point Protocols (PPP) and Frame Relay design and network engineering. Introduces installation, configuration, and maintenance of Wide Area Networks WANs, ISDNs, PPP and Frame Relay protocols. Emphasizes the testing, documentation, analysis, and troubleshooting of Cisco networks. [D; CSU]

CIS 146

INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE (SQL)

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) and industry strength database systems. Hands-on planning, modeling, creation, and maintenance of SQL database systems using both command line and graphical-user interface tools. The software package is MS SQL Server. [D; CSU]

CIS 147

NETWORK SECURITY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Limitation on Enrollment: Students who have successfully completed CIS 144C or have valid CCNA certification or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Students learn how deploy security techniques on the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) to protect network resources and mitigate network threats. Prepares students to take the Securing Cisco IOS Networks (SECUR) exam, which is one in a series of five exams that lead to the Cisco Security Specialist certification. [D; CSU]

CIS 150

INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the uses and applications of telecommunications systems and services. Emphasizes the Internet as a major information resource and tool and provides a thorough working knowledge of the Internet, its protocols, and related services. [D; CSU]

CIS 151

RESEARCH USING THE INTERNET

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $2

Recommended Preparation: CIS 150 or equivalent.

Lecture 0.50 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the Internet as a research tool. Includes finding, evaluating, downloading, citing Web resources, Web browsers, search engines, directories, databases, and Web pacs. Emphasizes the development of Internet search strategies and how to evaluate sources. [D; CSU] (Same as: LIB 151)

CIS 152

USING HTML AND CSS TO CREATE WEB PAGES

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Introduces Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3). Provides insight on the modern way to create and format dynamic web sites that can be used by computers and portable devices like iPods, cell phones, or personal data assistants (PDAs). Includes hands-on universal web design and accessibility standards. [D; CSU]

CIS 153

INTERNET PROGRAMMING USING JAVA/J++

4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 106 and 115, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Internet visual applications development using the Java or the J++ programming systems. Hands-on use and manipulation of Java/J++ applet and language class libraries and Internet events, forms, components, and multimedia capabilities. [D; CSU; UC]

CIS 158

IMAGING FOR THE WORLD WIDE WED (PHOTOSHOP)

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides hands-on application of Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard in digital imaging for print and the Web. Focuses on techniques for creating and converting images to web file formats. Includes a look at image sampling, enhancement, 2D and 3D transforms, compression, restoration, and manipulation. [D; CSU]

CIS 162

WEB SITE UNIVERSAL DESIGN

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Fee: $1

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes key web universal design principles, as well as pitfalls and how to avoid them. Focuses on design tips, guidelines, and standards to ensure the web site project works. Includes making the site 508 standards compliant, cascading style sheets, using color and images effectively, and publicizing the site. [D; CSU]

CIS 165

JAVASCRIPT PROGRAMMING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 or 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 2.50 hours, laboratory 2.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces student to JavaScript programming focusing on creating interactive Web pages. Emphasizes integration with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), writing and calling JavaScript functions, event handling, and arrays. Creates a variety of effects and how to apply skills to common business situations. [D; CSU]

CIS 166

C# PROGRAMMING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 or 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 2.50 hours, laboratory 2.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces C# programming methods using Visual C# .NET. Includes C# syntax and programming constructs of decision making, data types, member methods and properties using an object oriented approach to development, and introduction to user defined classes. [D; CSU]

CIS 167

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND SOFTWARE TESTING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 or 106 or equivalent.

Lecture 2.50 hours, laboratory 2.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces software testing techniques. Covers topics including test design, test management, testing tools requirements modeling, and automated tests suites. [D; CSU]

CIS 168A

DATABASE DESIGN

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the foundational aspects of relational databases---database design (conceptual data models objects, relationships between objects and the rules defining these relationships) culminating with a final project where the physical model is created. Culminates with a brief introduction to SQL (structured query language) which will be used as the vehicle of access for all physical models implemented. [D; CSU]

CIS 168B

DATABASE PROGRAMMING WITH SQL

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: CIS 168A or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers relational database manipulation through the powerful Structured Query Language (SQL). Emphasizes the SQL commands, functions, and operators supported by Oracle as extensions to standard SQL. Creates and maintain database objects such as tables, indexes, views, constraints, and sequences. [D; CSU]

CIS 168C

DATABASE PROGRAMMING WITH PL/SQL

5 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: CIS 168B or equivalent.

Lecture 4 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the PL/SQL programming environment. PL/SQL is the procedural language extension to SQL and is Oracle Corporation's standard data access language for relational databases. PL/SQL overcomes the limitations of the SQL programming language because it includes procedural logic constructs such as variables, constants, conditional statements, and iterative controls. [D; CSU]

CIS 226

OPERATING SYSTEMS AND COMMAND LANGUAGES

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Fee: $1

Recommended Preparation: CIS 101 and 106, or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the structure and functions of modern operating systems; use of job control, commands, command language, and associated command language directives utilized to accomplish certain prespecified tasks. Uses UNIX System V as the Operating System (OS) vehicle of demonstration. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: DP 226)

CIS 239

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: BUS 70 or CIS 122B, or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Trains students to successfully manage projects working alone or with a team---an essential skill in today's job market and often the impetus for future job promotions. [D; CSU] (Same as: BUS 239)

CIS 240

MICROSOFT OUTLOOK

2.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the concepts of office automation in today's modern office as it relates to communication, computers, and networks. Includes email with various attachments, online calendar, messaging, faxing, and contacts. Prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist Proficiency certificate in Microsoft Outlook. [D; CSU] (Same as: BUS 240)

CIS 255

WEB SEARCH ENGINE VISIBILITY

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or equivalent; RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers how to get your website top placement with web searches. Introduces search engine marketing, including strategies, multimedia, and portable devices. Includes hands-on training with target keywords, measurement, and optimization. Practices the emerging social media like blogs, auctions, social networks, and advanced search using Web 2.0 tools. [D; CSU]

CIS 256

WEB SHOPPING CAR WITH ADVANCED DREAMWEAVER

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: CIS 123 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Adds a shopping cart to your existing website. Uses free open-source software to set up and manage an online storefront. Covers how to manage e-store catalog, customize e-store appearance, market your shop online, using hands-on experience. Builds on skills obtained in CIS 123 Web Publishing with Dreamweaver. [D; CSU]

CIS 257

WEB 2.0 SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: CL 120 or equivalent CIS 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Covers hands-on use of state-of-the-art Web 2.0 interactivity for commercial and personal use. Creates and optimizes social networks. Designs and implements social media strategies with multiple platforms. Integrates use of 2.0 tools into marketing and branding and measures results. Includes RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, casts, interactive video and photo sites, and cloud computing. [D; CSU]

CIS 290

WORK EXPERIENCE CIS APPLICATIONS I

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Computer Information Systems major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Computer Information System major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in the Computer Information Systems major to on-the-job assignments. In addition to one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

CIS 291

WORK EXPERIENCE CIS APPLICATIONS II

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Computer Information Systems major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: CIS 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Computer Information System major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in the Computer Information Systems major to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

CIS 292

WORK EXPERIENCE CIS APPLICATIONS III

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Computer Information Systems major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: CIS 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Computer Information Systems major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in the Computer Information Systems major to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

CIS 293

WORK EXPERIENCE CIS APPLICATIONS IV

2-4 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Computer Information Systems major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: CIS 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Computer Information Systems major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in the Computer Information Systems major to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and instructor will evaluate each student's job performance. [D; CSU]

CIS 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of computer information systems of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.) (Formerly: DP 299)