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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

099: 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.

100: Information Technology Principles (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
Overview of computing fundamentals (hardware and operating systems), introduction to application software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and introduction to the Internet (Web, e-mail).

105: Computer Concepts. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none 
The course covers an introduction to word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

106: Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none 
An introduction to the fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.

111: Internet Technology I. (3-3-0)
Corequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105. 
This course provides the framework for learning how to access the Internet and World Wide Web and use them for a variety of tasks including communication, finding information and research, and publishing on the Web. It is designed for people who are interested in learning how to best use software tools, services, and resources currently available on the Web. This course will also introduce basic HTML coding.

114: Microsoft Windows. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105. 
An introduction to current 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)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
Continuation of personal computer software applications. The course covers intermediate techniques in integrated software applications including word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

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 Office Word 2013 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of the 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 Office Excel 2013 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of the course.

209: Advanced MS Access. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to database design usingMicrosoft 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. 3 hours of lecture/lab. The Microsoft Office Access 2013 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of the 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 Office PowerPoint 2013 certification exam is optional at the conclusion of the course..

227: Computer System Design. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 205 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of information systems with an emphasis on "real world" situations.

298: CIS Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: 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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