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COURSES OFFERED

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CIS 3

Introduction to Microcomputer and Software Applications

1 unit

CIS 11

Help Desk Operations

3 units

CIS 13 

Computer Information Systems

3 units

CIS 16

Application Development and Programming Using Visual Basic.Net

3 units

CIS 18

Systems Analysis and Design

3 units

CIS 19

Internet, Security, and Web

3 units

CIS 20

Microsoft Windows

1 unit

CIS 26

Using Microsoft Excel

3 units

CIS 27

Using Spreadsheet Macros

3 units

CIS 28

Database Management using Microsoft Access

3 units

CIS 29

Advanced Database Applications

3 units

CIS 30

Introduction to eCommerce

3 units

CIS 40

Personal Computer Operations

3 units

CIS 80

Oracle Application Programming

4 units

CIS 95/96

Cooperative Work Experience Education 

To be determined

CIS 99abc

Independent Study

To be determined

CIS 133

Mashup JavaScript, jQuery and AJAX

4 units

CIS 134

ASP.NET with C# Business Web Programming

4 units

CIS 136

Building Mobile Apps

3 units

CIS 140

Data Communications CISCO 1

3 units

CIS 141

Networking Microcomputers CISCO 2

3 units

CIS 142

Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless CISCO 3

3 units

CIS 143

Accessing the WAN CISCO 4

3 units



 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CIS 3  Introduction to Microcomputer and Software Applications

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, not degree applicable

In this course the student will be introduced to the capabilities of the computer using file management, word processing, and spreadsheets in a hands-on environment. Operation of the computer as a general purpose tool will be stressed.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 11  Help Desk Operations

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience.
Recommended Preparation: CIS 19
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course focuses on practical applications related to the process of help desk and end-user support in the field of Information Technology in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include the end-user support function in an organization, techniques to resolve various help desk issues, and strategies to provide ongoing technical support to end-users.  Emphasis will be placed on problem solving with users, needs analysis troubleshooting, and interaction with users.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option. 

CIS 13  Computer Information Systems

3 units; 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 84; Business 15 or Mathematics 23 with a minimum grade of C or qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test) and assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to the concepts and technologies used in processing information in an organization. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware, and applications. Students will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions using application software.

CIS 16  Application Development and Programming Using Visual Basic.Net

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and models of application development including the basic concepts of program design, data structures, programming, problem solving, programming logic, and fundamental design techniques for event-driven programs. A step-by-step, hands-on, project experience is used with a modern application programming language and development platform.

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CIS 18  Systems Analysis and Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 13 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will study systems analysis and design concepts as they are applied in business environments. Topics emphasize methodologies used by the analyst throughout the systems development life cycle to analyze business problems or opportunities, address user needs, perform feasibility studies, specify business requirements through process, data and logic modeling, consideration of development alternatives, and implementation and maintenance of systems.

CIS 19  Internet, Security, and Web

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable

This course explores the current state of the Internet, web development, networking, and cyber security in correlation with emerging technologies. Topics discussed and examined through various assignments include internet security, risk management, network defense, virus attacks, cloud computing, social networking, and the web.

CIS 20  Microsoft Windows

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, not degree applicable

This course focuses on the use and maintenance of a Windows based computer system and prepares students to set up and protect their home or office computer. Topics include establishing a multi-user environment, setting restore points, creating backups, disk defragmenting, file management, and protection from spyware and viruses.

Note:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 26  Using Microsoft Excel

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students learn to use spreadsheets to solve business and information system problems in a graduated series of laboratory projects. The database, graphics features, macros, and advanced logical and financial functions of spreadsheets are utilized. The student will create and enhance charts, work with multiple worksheets and integrate spreadsheets with other Windows applications.

CIS 27  Using Spreadsheet Macros

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 26 or CIS 68 or the ability to construct spreadsheets; Computer Science 5, 20, 25 or 30; or experience in a computer programming language
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers macros and the command language structure required to automate spreadsheet operations. The student progresses through a complex series of lab exercises to develop the skills required for general business productivity.

CIS 28  Database Management using Microsoft Access

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course offers instruction in the use of relational database management systems within a Windows environment. Students learn database concepts and terminology. Topics include designing, creating, and modifying table structures and relationships, and creating complex queries. Students create forms for viewing, entering, and editing data, and create reports that summarize and group information. Skills are applied to typical business operations such as inventory and human resources.

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CIS 29  Advanced Database Applications

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 28 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course offers the student advanced instruction in relational databases in a Windows environment. The student designs and develops a database from user specifications. Topics include analyzing source documents, normalizing a database, techniques of effective design and creating and implementing all tables and database objects. Applications used are typical business operations such as inventory and human resources.

CIS 30  Introduction to eCommerce

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 13; eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory course will acquaint the student with fundamentals of eCommerce. The primary focus will be the study of current eCommerce practices, business models, techniques and opportunities for conducting business via the Internet. This course will help to prepare students for employment as Web masters, website designers, and eCommerce business managers.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 40  Personal Computer Operations

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 13 plus one other microcomputer course or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students will become familiar with managing and supporting personal computers within an organization. The class will emphasize both computer hardware and applications software. Topics covered will include personal computer concepts, computer devices, hardware management, applications and operating system software installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, and ethical concerns within the information systems environment.

CIS 80  Oracle Application Programming

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 28 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience in database design
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

The effective and efficient use of an application programming language is introduced and developed in lectures and reinforced through a series of lab projects of increasing complexity. Programming techniques will include building and manipulation of tables as used in modern business.

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CIS 95/96abcd  Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student's major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Computer Information Systems field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.

CIS 99abc  Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Computer Information Systems with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in the field of Computer Information Systems not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Computer Information Systems projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: For eligibility requirements go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

CIS 133  Mashup JavaScript, jQuery and AJAX

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 13 or CIS 19 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Students examine the fundamental concepts and structures of programming for the Web using client-side markup languages and scripting languages.  Students learn how to use standard documentation, testing and debugging techniques, and web-based programming tools such as conditional structures, variables, classes, objects, functions, events, arrays, windows, and forms in order to create eBusiness applications. Additional topics include the introduction to XML, databases as used in the development of web-based programming, and utilizing Web services.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 134  ASP.NET with C# Business Web Programming

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: CIS 133 or CIS 13 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory programming course incorporates the basic concepts of web programming, problem solving, programming logic, and design techniques using Microsoft.Net web programming languages. The student will be able to build a dynamic data driven web application using SQL Server. Emphasis is placed on emerging web programming skills and technologies to prepare students for advanced programming applications and to enter the e-Business industry.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 136  Building Mobile Apps

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 133 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, the student will design, develop, test, debug and launch mobile applications (apps) using open source web standards, or standards that are adaptable to various development frameworks such as Android, iOS, and Windows. Topics include design principles, application structure, graphics, user interfaces, animation, and data storage. Native frameworks or cross-platform mobile portability tools to bridge frameworks and access native features of the mobile device including geolocation, accelerometer, notifications, and services will be covered.

CIS 140  Data Communications CISCO 1

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: CIS 40
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course introduces students to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. Students will learn the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. The course uses concepts of both hardware and software in order to understand principles of communication theory. This class is technically oriented and will prepare students for industry certification.

Note: This course is semester one in the Cisco Networking Academy program.

CIS 141  Networking Microcomputers CISCO 2

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 140 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and determines the best path to those networks.  This course includes both static routing and dynamic routing protocols. Students will become familiar with the terminology and technology used to design and build local and wide area networks. The course will also focus on routing protocols and concepts.

Note: This course is semester two in the Cisco Networking Academy program.

CIS 142  Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless CISCO 3

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 141 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to Local Area Network users. It also provides instruction on how to integrate wireless devices into Local Area Networks. This course is technically oriented and will prepare students for industry certification.

Note: This course is semester three in the Cisco Networking Academy program.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

CIS 143  Accessing the WAN CISCO 4

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 142 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides a fundamental understanding of WAN (Wide Area Network) networking concepts and a wide range of network technologies. Instruction will be given on several WAN technologies, including PPP (Point to Point), frame relay, and related topics, such as access control list, network address translation, and virtual P\ private networks.

Note: This course is semester four in the Cisco Networking Academy program.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

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 Last Published 7/17/14