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2010 - 2011 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)
Prerequisite: none
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) Fall only
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) Spring only
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) Spring only
Prerequisite: CIS 113.
A continuation of the C++ programming language. Students will develop programs involving arrays, data files, functions, and string manipulations.
Visual BASIC II. (3-3-0) Fall only
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."
Computer System Design. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 115.
An in-depth study of information systems with an emphasis on "real world" situations.
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.

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