Computer Information Systems

Highly skilled IT workers are in demand

Computer Information Systems

Highly skilled IT workers are in demand

Computer Information Systems

Highly skilled IT workers are in demand

Businesses and industries need skilled workers to design, operate, manage and support their computer systems. Our program will give you the skills and experience needed to get a great job in the Information Technology field.

Program Options

This program is designed to expose students to a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of Information Technology. This program is offered in a completely online format which is recommended for self-motivated students with strong computer skills.

Degree Paths

Computer Information Systems, AAS
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Certificate Options

Computer Applications Support Technician Certificate
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Computer Information Systems Certificate
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Computer Information Systems Individual Technical Certificate
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Database/Programming Certificate
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Network Technician Certificate
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Program Courses

Courses List
CIS 104 - Windows Operating System In Depth

CIS 104 - Windows Operating System In Depth

(5)
Advanced desktop operating system concepts including installation, customization, configuration, device drivers, trouble-shooting, memory management, and network client configuration. Follows content from Microsoft Certification current operating system exam. Prerequisite: Comfort and familiarity with the Internet, Microsoft Windows, basic word processing, electronic communications and keyboarding skills, are strongly recommended.

CIS 105 - Introduction to Linux

CIS 105 - Introduction to Linux

(5)
Introduction to the Linux operating system. Focuses on the command line interface, file and directory management, Linux tools, shell scripts and security. Prerequisite: Comfort and familiarity with the Internet, Microsoft Windows, basic word processing, electronic communications and keyboarding skills, are strongly recommended.

CIS 114 - Mathematics for Computer Specialists

CIS 114 - Mathematics for Computer Specialists

(5)
Includes areas of mathematics related to computer technology which may include Boolean algebra, functions, non-decimal number systems, binary arithmetic, exponents, graphing, and algebra. Prerequisite: MATH 97

CIS 118 - Computer Hardware: Troubleshooting & Repair

CIS 118 - Computer Hardware: Troubleshooting & Repair

(5)
Introduction to personal computer systems hardware and architectures which follow CompTIA’s A+ certification track. This is an industry recognized certification series covering basic computer troubleshooting techniques, repair, upgrading, and terminology. Includes safety, PC architecture, memory, peripherals, upgrade and installation of operating systems, upgrade and installation of hardware components, configuration, and troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: solid understanding of the basic concepts of file, directory and disk management, as well as proficiency in command line operation, as presented in CIS 104, are strongly recommended.

CIS 145 - Using Microsoft Windows

CIS 145 - Using Microsoft Windows

(2)
Introduction to the use of Microsoft Windows operating system for home and office. Designed for those with very limited computer experience. None

CIS 146 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel

CIS 146 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel

(3)
Introduction to the use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software for home and office. Provides an understanding of spreadsheet software and a spreadsheet as a productive and useful tool. Prerequisite: computer literacy and file management skills are strongly recommended.

CIS 147 - Introduction to Microsoft Access

CIS 147 - Introduction to Microsoft Access

(3)
Introduction to the use of microcomputer database software for home and office. Provides an understanding of database software in general and Microsoft Access in particular, as a productive and useful tool. Prerequisite: computer literacy and file management skills are strongly recommended.

CIS 148 - The Internet

CIS 148 - The Internet

(2)
Overview of the Internet with hands-on instruction of electronic mail, World Wide Web, Internet browsers, basic and advanced searches, FTP and downloading, Internet communities and communication, Internet security and E-commerce. Learn about netiquette, safe surfing, and other cyberspace issues. Designed for students with basic computer skills but limited Internet experience. None

CIS 150 - Project Management

CIS 150 - Project Management

(5)
Introduction to project management including behaviors of project management teams, the structure of projects and work breakdown, planning and scheduling, PERT/CPM analysis, risk management, current topics in project management, and project management software. None

CIS 180 - Introduction to Windows PowerShell

CIS 180 - Introduction to Windows PowerShell

(5)
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Students will learn cmdlets, syntax and how to create scripts and utilities to performing common administration tasks or management tools. Prerequisite: CIS 104 & CIS 105 Non-degree seeking students with proficiency in command line operation in both the Windows & Linux environments, as well as a solid understanding of customization and configuration of a Windows and Linux operating system, contact instructor for permission

CIS 199 - Cooperative Education

CIS 199 - Cooperative Education

(1-15)
Supervised work experience in the field. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

CIS 221 - Computer Networking I

CIS 221 - Computer Networking I

(5)
Introduction to computer networks. Includes study of LAN and WAN connectivity methods, physical and logical network models, network operating systems, methods for transmitting information, networking standards and standards organizations, and network client configuration. Prerequisite: CIS 104 & CIS 105 Non-degree seeking students with proficiency in command line operation in both the Windows & Linux environments, as well as a solid understanding of customization and configuration of a Windows and Linux operating system, contact instructor for permission.

CIS 222 - Computer Networking II

CIS 222 - Computer Networking II

(5)
Continuation of CIS 221. Focuses on network directory services, the server software, deployment and maintenance of computer networks, router configuration, security, access control, and resource management. Includes continued study of current and emerging networking standards with emphasis on network operating system configuration. Prerequisite: CIS 221. Non-degree seeking students with a solid understanding the Windows Server operating system as applied in the CompTIA Network+ Certificate, contact instructor for permission

CIS 223 - Computer Networking III

CIS 223 - Computer Networking III

(5)
Continuation of CIS 222 and the capstone networking course. This course provides the student with the opportunity to integrate the broad spectrum of what has been learned in previous networking courses into a final project. The capstone will include discussion about professional and ethical issues related to Information Technology. New and emerging network technologies will also be explored. Prerequisite: CIS 222. Non-degree seeking students with a solid understanding of the Windows Server and Linux operating systems, active directory, routing and configuration, contact the instructor for permission.

CIS 233 - Network Security

CIS 233 - Network Security

(5)
Focuses on current topics in networking including network security, disaster recovery issues such as identifying, quantifying, planning for and managing risks, fault tolerance, disaster planning, system backups, and hands-on system recovery. Current events in networking are explored. Prerequisite: CIS 221. Non-degree seeking students with a solid understanding the Windows Server operating system as applied in the CompTIA Network+ Certificate, contact instructor for permission

CIS 240 - Introduction to Programming

CIS 240 - Introduction to Programming

(5)
Elementary programming concepts are introduced using Visual Basic for Applications. Topics include form objects, variables, sequence, decision and iteration control structures, intrinsic functions, data structures, testing and debugging, event, sub and function procedures. Prerequisite: solid understanding of the basic concepts of database design and exposure to SQL, as presented in CIS 241, are strongly recommended.

CIS 241 - Database Design and SQL

CIS 241 - Database Design and SQL

(5)
Introduction to database management systems. Topics include database terminology, design objectives and procedures, normalization and relationships, and Structured Query Language. Prerequisite: working knowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Access as presented in CIS 147 are strongly recommended.

CIS 242 - Database Programming-VBA

CIS 242 - Database Programming-VBA

(5)
Given project specifications, use Visual Basic for applications to create custom interfaces that allow users to view, edit, insert, update and delete data. Prerequisite: introductory programming experience in VBA as presented in CIS 240 is essential. Students should be well versed in conditionals, loops, functions, procedures and arrays.

CIS 243 - Office Programming-VBA

CIS 243 - Office Programming-VBA

(5)
Office Programming-VBA is a capstone course that explores ways to customize and improve procedures across the office suite using various tools. Topics include macros, application customization and development, object linking and embedding and cross-application development. Prerequisite: introductory database programming experience using VBA as presented in CIS 242 is essential. Students should be comfortable with customizing Microsoft Access queries, forms and reports to respond to runtime events.

Courses List

 

Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Information Systems program will be able to:

  • Be prepared for an entry-level position in the Information Technology field, such as computer technicians, network tech­nicians, installers, troubleshooters, help desk support personnel.
  • Demonstrate proficiency to install, configure and administer cur­rent popular network and client operating systems, printer, routers and other internetworking devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hard­ening techniques.
  • Understand the ethical responsibilities and consequences of IT-related work environments.
  • Understand the fundamentals (variables, sequence, decision/ iteration control structures, intrinsic functions, data structures, testing and debugging, event, subfunction & procedures) of com­puter programming.
  • Understand basic database design; recognize and correct flaws in existing database applications.
  • Create business spreadsheets and documents conforming to ac­ceptable business practice.
  • Use business databases, creating additional objects as required, improving performance and output.
  • Effectively use computers to automate business information systems.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, tech­nical and information literacy skills.
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.
Program Costs

Program cost information available for Certificate Options only

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