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Computer Information Systems Courses

The courses listed below are being offered this semester at CCV locations around the state or online. Click on the Course Number link to see detailed information regarding locations, dates and times.

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CIS-1041 - Computer Applications
3 Credits
A hands-on introduction to information processing using operating system and application software designed for computers and mobile devices. Covers cloud computing, presentations, word processing, and spreadsheets. Basic math and computer skills are recommended.

CIS-1045 - Introduction to Multimedia Applications & Tools
3 Credits
This course introduces the many applications that enhance the world of multimedia and the web, as well as the technological decisions that are needed to deploy them. Students will learn how various tools are used to create a rich, dynamic audio/visual experience for users in many different formats. Emphasis is given to understanding current, new and emerging technologies and the impact they have on web-based media. Students enrolling in the course should have basic computer skills.

CIS-1100 - Introduction to Computer Science
3 Credits
This course is designed to give a broad-based introduction to all aspects of computing. Students will focus on core aspects of the discipline including hardware, networking, the Internet, programming logic, ethics, and the history and future of industry. The goal of this course is to give students a working knowledge of the computer industry and provide a solid foundation of knowledge to begin technical training.

CIS-1151 - Website Development
3 Credits
This course explores the creation of effective websites and pages. Topics include application of website development tools, and managing site content, site presentation, and site behaviors. Students will explore and modify Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and use Javascript code. Students will manage a website's associated files and folders, web publishing client/server process, and administration of a website. Students will create and enhance a number of websites in this course.

CIS-1322 - Word Processing
3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive examination of the full set of word processing features. Topics covered include basic through advanced editing techniques, formatting, tables, creation of databases, mail merge, creation and use of macros to facilitate program use, and referencing tools.

CIS-1350 - Desktop Operating Systems
4 Credits
This course covers the concepts of Microsoft Windows operating systems found on the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Students will learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot computer operating systems. Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of CIS coursework above CIS-1020

CIS-1360 - Database Management Systems
3 Credits
This course provides a comprehensive examination of current database management software. Students will learn database principles and apply them to developing relational databases and generating simple and complex reports. Emphasis is on the application of database management to work related problems. Basic algebra skills are recommended.

CIS-1430 - Spreadsheets
3 Credits
This course provides a comprehensive examination of spreadsheet software. Students will build a variety of spreadsheets using simple and complex formulas, functions, graphics, database features, sorts, linkages within spreadsheet and between spreadsheets, and macros. Basic algebra skills are recommended.

CIS-2031 - C/C++ Programming I
3 Credits
An introduction to computer programming and problem-solving techniques using the C and C++ programming languages. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts including if/then constructs, loops, input and output methods, subroutines and variable definition.

CIS-2040 - Management Information Systems
3 Credits
An introduction to the nature and scope of information systems in the business environment. Provides an understanding of the purposes and development of data and information systems for organizational management. A case study approach is used in applying basic principles of system design. Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of CIS coursework above CIS-1020

CIS-2110 - Concepts of PC Hardware
4 Credits
This course covers the hardware concepts found on the CompTIA A+ certification exams. In this course, students will learn how to purchase, upgrade, and maintain personal computer hardware and software. In addition to hands on experience, emphasis is placed on research and planning related to application and utility software and hardware purchases. Students will select and purchase the components necessary to build or upgrade a functioning computer and should anticipate expenses beyond the tuition for the course. Prerequisite: Six (6) credits of CIS coursework above CIS-1020

CIS-2120 - Concepts of Local Area Networks
3 Credits
This course covers the basic networking concepts found on the CompTIA Network+ certification. Concepts include network operating systems, hardware, and troubleshooting techniques and the role, setup and administration of Local Area Networks. Prerequisite: Desktop Operating Systems.

CIS-2150 - Introduction to Linux
3 Credits
This course covers the Linux operating system providing an introduction to the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of this popular operating system. Also covers the free software or open source software movement in general, where to find packages, how to install them, and how to get support.

CIS-2210 - Python Programming
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to programming using Python. Students will explore a wide variety of Python application domains including web and network programming, game development, scientific and numerical applications, textual analysis, system administration, and software development support. Topics include fundamental programming concepts, Python syntax, the standard libraries, and object-oriented programming. Emphasis will be placed on solving problems in a variety of domains using well-written Python programs. Basic algebra skills are recommended.

CIS-2230 - System Administration
4 Credits
In this course, the student explores the basics of system management. The course provides the student with enough theory to understand how operating systems work and to interpret the output of various management tools. It also covers practical issues in system administration including process, memory, and file system monitoring and performance tuning. Computer security is also discussed. Prerequisite: CIS-1350 Desktop Operating Systems. Recommended Prior Learning: CIS-2150 Intro to Linux and CIS-2120 Concepts of Local Area Networks.

CIS-2245 - Concepts of Computer Security
3 Credits
An introduction to computer and information security. Concepts include network infrastructure, access control, security threats, security applications, encryption, and monitoring. Prerequisite: Concepts of Local Area Networks and Desktop Operating Systems.

CIS-2271 - Java Programming
3 Credits
An introduction to the Java language and the way it implements object-oriented programming. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts including if/then constructs, loops, input and output methods, subroutines, and variable definition.

CIS-2272 - Intermediate Java Programming
3 Credits
This course investigates more advanced features of the Java programming language, including networking, security, graphics, and multithreading. Prerequisite: Java Programming.

CIS-2360 - Computer User Support
3 Credits
This course will provide students with help-desk-specific skills. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of help desk communication techniques and customer service, and focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to prepare for entry-level positions in computer user support. Students will work with real world computer support examples, case studies, and activities. Prerequisite: Desktop Operating Systems.

CIS-2410 - Digital Image Manipulation
3 Credits
Students will learn the properties of various digital image files and their use in both Internet and print applications. Using an industry standard image editing program, students will learn how to select, modify, adjust, combine and manipulate digital images for the Internet and print applications. The technical and creative aspects of image manipulation will be covered, as well as image file types such as .jpg, .gif, .png, and .tif. Copyright issues, ethical usage of images on the web, and explanation of the different resolution requirements between web and print images will also be discussed.

Register April 1 - August 23 for fall 2019 classes. Link to Registration.

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