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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS 116 (3)

Introduction to HTML

An introduction to programming with HTML.  Students will learn basic web design fundamentals with HTML and Cascading Style sheets (CSS). Three lecture. Fall.

 

CIS 117 (3)

Introduction to Web Page Design

An introduction to creating and editing documents for the World Wide Web (WWW). Students will learn basic editing and design skills and develop a multi- page document including graphical elements. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture. Spring.

 

CIS 120 (3)

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Introduction to Computer Information Systems 

Concepts and theories regarding computer hardware, software, and information processing systems. Includes an intensive lecture component covering the most current technological and computer information available and a hands-on component using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation, e-mail and web browsing application software packages. No prior experience necessary. General Education: Options. Three lecture.

 

CIS 122 (3)

Introduction to MS Word

Concepts and capabilities of word processing software Microsoft Word in the Windows environment through extensive hands-on experience with business applications creating, editing, and enhancing documents appropriate to the work environment and personal use. No prior computer experience required. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 123 (3)

Introduction to Spreadsheets 

Concepts and capabilities of electronic spreadsheet software using Microsoft Excel through extensive hands-on experience. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to: create, edit, and format worksheets and charts. Students will gain experience with sensitivity analysis using formulas, functions, lists, integration, macros, and VBA. Basic file management skills are helpful. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.  

 

CIS 125 (3)

Introduction to Databases 

Database design using the relational model and entity-relation diagrams. Concepts and capabilities of database management system (DBMS) software through extensive hands-on experience. No prior experience necessary. Three lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 130 (4)

Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction

A comprehensive overview of digital devices and software applications with an introduction to advanced concepts aligned with CompTIA A+ certification objectives. CIS 130 is for students pursuing careers in IT who want practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills required of entry level IT professionals. Digital devices and software includes, but not limited to, Desktop PCs, mobile devices, printers, common software applications, operating system installation/upgrade for laptops/workstations and mobile devices, networking concepts, IT security, and hands-on troubleshooting. Student engagement includes: Instructor led lectures, interactive learning experience with hands-on labs, virtual lab simulations and assessments. May be taken for S/U credit. Four lecture.

 

CIS 135 (4)

Basic Server Operating Systems

Prerequisite: CIS 130.      This course will prepare students for the second of two CompTIA A+ exams.  Focus will be on operating system functions, file concepts and procedures, OS installations, configuration and upgrading, boot system sequences, diagnosing and troubleshooting error messages, basic system network procedure and connections.   Four credits lecture. 

 

CIS 161 (4)

Linux Administration I 

This is the first of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging Linux Administration employment or further education and training in the Linux administration/networking field. This course is aligned with the first of two exams to achieve both the CompTIA Linux+ certification and Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course introduces the free and open source operating system of Linux. Students will learn to be proficient with system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux file systems, file system hierarchy standard, TCP/IP protocols and client access to the network. Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor.  Four Lecture. Fall.
 

 

CIS 171 (4)

Linux Administration II

This is the second of two semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging Linux Administration employment or further education and training in the Linux administration/networking field. This course is aligned with the second of two exams to achieve both the CompTIA Linux+ certification and Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification. This course explores deeper features of Linux based shells and scripting, data management, complex system processes and system security. Co-requisite: CIS 161 or Consent of Instructor. May be taken for S/U. Four Lecture.

CIS 215 (3)

Principles of Programming with Python

Introduction to programming logic and structures as applied to business computer applications and programming languages through structured techniques and high-level languages. No prior computer experience necessary. General Education: Options. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture.  

 

CIS 220 (4)

Computer Programming I 

Prerequisite: CIS 120. This course will provide students with a good foundation in object-oriented programming concepts and practices. Emphasis is placed on the development of desktop, web and mobile applications.  CIS 215 Programming with Python is recommended prior to this course.  Four lecture. 

 

CIS 228 (4)

Networking Essentials

This course provides a general introduction to current network technologies including local area networks LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and the Internet. Students will acquire a strong foundation of knowledge in network terminology, hardware, software, design, topologies, platforms and protocols. This course helps to prepare students to pass Microsoft's Networking Essentials exam number 70-058. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture. Fall, Spring.

 

CIS 230 (4)

Implementing & Supporting Windows 

This course is aligned with Microsoft Certified Professional certification 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10. 70-698 is one of two exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate and one of four exams towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. This course focuses on the skills necessary to enter IT employment or further education and training in Windows administration: Installing, configuring, customizing, optimizing and troubleshooting current Microsoft Windows client operating systems. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. 

 

CIS 237 (4)

Introduction to Computer Security

Concepts and principles of computer system and data security. Risk mitigation and vulnerabilities, policy formation, control and protection methods, encryption, authentication technologies, host-based and network-based security issues, personnel and physical security issues, issues of law, policy and regulations. Discussions include design, architecture, and implementation, technologies and tools, and techniques for responding to security breaches. The topics covered in this course align with the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) certification exam. Prerequisites: CIS 228 or Consent of Instructor. Four Lecture.

 

CIS 240 (4)

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server

Installing, configuring, managing and supporting Microsoft Windows environment. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for implementing a Microsoft Windows Server Environment. Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture. May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 250 (4)

Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. This course helps to prepare students to take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure. Prerequisite: CIS 130 or Consent of Instructor. Four lecture . May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 261 (3) New Fall 2020

Cybersecurity Fundamentals 

Prerequisite: CIS 237. This course provides students a comprehensive framework of practices for assuring information security. Students will learn how functions within cybersecurity help support and secure an organization. Content is interwoven with case studies of organizations experiencing the pitfalls of cybersecurity. Three lecture.  

 

CIS 262 (3) New Fall 2020

Ethical Hacking for Cybersecurity  

Prerequisite: CIS 261.  This course will prepare students for practical comprehension and awareness of network attack strategies and common countermeasures. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, to explain legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results. Four credits lecture. 

CIS 289 (1–6)

Internship I

Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations.  Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract.  Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation.  Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required.  One to six variable credit hours.  May be taken for S/U credit.

 

CIS 198/298 (1–6)

Special Topics

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision.  One to six variable credit hours.

 

CIS 298 (3)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This course provides students a comprehensive framework of practices for assuring information security. Students will learn how functions within cybersecurity help support and secure an organization. Content is interwoven with case studies of organizations experiencing the pitfalls of cybersecurity. The course is derived from the Department of Homeland Security’s Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) for IT security, which helps students better understand the structure, roles and competencies in information security.

 

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