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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Keyboarding. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: None.
Development of keyboarding techniques on a microcomputer; introduction to basic computer skills and word processing; designed for students with no formal computer training.
Problem Solving and Programming Techniques. (3-3-0)
A language-independent introduction to program development using various problem solving techniques. Emphasis is placed on problem analysis, algorithm and pseudocode development, as well as various data and control structures. Both structured programming and object oriented programming are discussed.
Computer Concepts. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 099 or equivalent typing skill.
Introductory concepts in word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Introduction to C++ Programming. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 102.
An introduction to the C++ programming language. Student will develop programs using I/O, decision, and looping statements.
Microsoft Windows. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
An introduction to current operating systems and networking environments. The class is conducted in a laboratory setting where hands-on learning is emphasized.
Software Applications. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
The course covers intermediate concepts in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.
Introduction to Visual BASIC. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 102.
An introduction to event-driven programming. This course is intended to introduce students to the Visual BASIC programming language and to reinforce the skills developed in CIS 102. Specific techniques discussed include programming style, user interface design, coding, debugging, and documentation skills.
Advanced MS Word. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Using Microsoft Word, students will expand their word/information processing concepts utilizing software based on modern office settings. The course includes advanced formatting, merging, sorting, and inputting of letters, memos, reports, and tables. Students will also collaborate to create web pages.
Advanced MS Excel. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Using Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet software, students will expand on the correct and efficient design techniques necessary for the creation of practical, accurate spreadsheets. Formulas for data manipulation, report preparations, business graphic development, and macros will also be covered. Advanced techniques will also be covered such as pivot tables, what if analysis, and web file incorporation.
Advanced MS Access. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Database design concepts, working and querying databases, creating forms, customizing reports and integrating Access with other programs will be explored in depth. Students will also be introduced to techniques of creating hyperlinks to other MS Office programs.
Advanced MS PowerPoint. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
An in-depth exposure to presentation design (presently Microsoft PowerPoint). The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify presentations. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be incorporated.
Advanced C++ Programming. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 113.
A continuation of the C++ programming language. Students will develop programs involving arrays, data files, functions, and string manipulations.
Desktop Publishing. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Electronic designing, laying out, editing, and production of business documents using personal computers and desktop publishing software. Emphasis is placed on concepts and technology.
Visual BASIC II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 117.
A continuation of CIS 117. Course begins with a quick review of CIS 117 and progresses to discussion of random access files, database access, and variable arrays. The majority of the course focuses on custom application development that brings together skills developed in the first course in the sequence. Students will use Visual Basic to design and create a custom program having "real world applicability."
WordPerfect. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Course includes WordPerfect basics, formatting, editing, merging, and graphics.
Computer System Design. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
Corequisite: CIS 209.
Analysis and design in a business information context with emphasis on tools for analysis, planning, decision making, and system design. Practical application development utilizing “real world” case studies.
Beginning Networking. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 114 or instructor’s permission.
Introduction to basic networking using network environment such as Windows NT or Novell Netware. Students will learn basic network administration and use of files, directories, printing, e-mail, and updating and sharing of data. Students will work on actual network.
Advanced Networking. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 250 or instructor’s permission.
Advanced network administration and installing of network. Students will be fully acquainted with supervisory duties and installation and management of a network. Students will work on actual network.
Current Topics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105 and instructor’s permission.
Exposure to emerging trends with an emphasis on technologies, techniques, software and/or operating systems that justify immediate presentation to CIS students. Course will include research, reading, "hands-on" experiences, cooperative learning activities, and other means appropriate to the topic under discussion. NOTE: Students will NOT be allowed to take this course more than once.

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