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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

099: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills. (3-3-0)
This course provides the framework for using personal computers in school and business, and it is designed for students with no formal computer training. Students will be introduced to basic computer skills including: keyboarding, file management, Internet usage, emailing, and netiquette.

100: Information Technology Principles (3-3-0)
Overview of Information Technology concepts including hardware components, operating system and application software, network connectivity, and security principles.

105: Computer Concepts. (3-3-0)
The course covers an introduction to word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation software, and email.

106: Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3-3-0)
This course examines information systems and the management of organizations. Topics include competitive advantage, data management, ethics, security, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and other information technology content.

107: Skills for Information Technology (IT) Success. (3-3-0)
This course is designed to help students examine and develop employability skills that are essential for success in the Information Technology (IT) field. Students will explore topics such as communication, listening, teamwork, professional presence, personal responsibility, problem-solving, decision-making, and career planning.

111: Internet Technology I. (3-3-0)
This course provides the framework for accessing the Internet and using it for communication and research. This course introduces computer networks, Internet protocols, and Internet security threats and solutions. It also introduces basic HTML coding for Web pages.

114: Microsoft Windows Client. (3-3-0)
An introduction on how to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot client operating systems. The class is conducted in a laboratory setting where hands-on learning is emphasized. The Microsoft Windows Configuration certification exam is optional at the conclusion of the course.

115: Software Applications. (3-3-0)
The course includes intermediate techniques in integrated software applications such as word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software for non-CIS or non-CIT majors.

118: Help Desk Operations. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100
This course focuses on key information and skills to prepare the student to assist non-technical people with computer-related problems in the workplace. Topics include troubleshooting and problem solving computer systems, determining a client's specific needs, and successful communication with clients.

140: Social Media (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
This course will equip students with knowledge and practical skills to use social media to meet today’s challenges of online communication and collaboration by emphasizing the daily use of common social media tools.

141: Social Media Marketing (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105
This course covers the basics of social media and techniques to create a thorough social media marketing plan.  A combination of theory, case studies, and real-world examples will be used to teach this course.

205: Advanced MS Word. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to presently Microsoft Word. The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify documents. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be explored in depth. The Microsoft Access 2016 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of this course.

207: Advanced MS Excel. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to spreadsheet design using Microsoft Excel. The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify spreadsheets. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be explored in depth. The Microsoft Excel 2016 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of this course.

209: Advanced MS Access. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to database design using Microsoft Access. The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify databases. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be explored in depth. The Microsoft Access 2016 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of this course.

210: Advanced MS PowerPoint. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify presentations. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be explored in depth. The Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of this course.

227: System Analysis and Design. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 15 CIS/CIT hours earned
Analysis and design in a business information context with emphasis on tools for analysis, planning, decision making, and system design. Practical applications in design and development of systems using “real world” case studies.

250: Introduction to Cloud Computing. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 106
This course introduces students to an overview of cloud computing. The course addresses cloud computing from a business perspective and from a technical perspective. Exam tips and practice questions will be provided to prepare for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification.

260: Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 111
This course is an introduction to voice and data communications as used in modern business environments. Topics covered in this course include cabling, network and internet technologies, telephony, and implementation considerations.

298: CIS Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 107 and 15 CIS/CIT hours earned or Permission of the Instructor
Real world experience at companies which employ individuals in the areas of Computer Information Systems.

299: CIS Advanced Topics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor. 
This course will provide the student with information on current trends and topics in technology. These include, but are not limited to, digital communication, ethics, new operating systems and new software applications.

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