Academics

Course Descriptions

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)

CIS100 - Basic Computer Skills Credits: 3
This course is intended for students whose familiarity with computers and computer applications is limited. The student will learn basic Windows operating system concepts and commands, management of files and folders on computers and USB drives, use of the Internet (for research, e-mail, and college classes), word processing with Microsoft Word, creating a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, and an introduction to spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel.
Prerequisite: Placement by exam
Corequisite: OMT 119 or placement by exam.

CIS104 - Hospitality Computer Applications Credits: 3
This course introduces the student to the current "industry standard" software packages in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, etc. It is not intended to teach programming but to furnish a general knowledge of how a computer works using a hands-on methodology. It also introduces hotel and restaurant students to software applications as it relates to the hotel/restaurant industry. Students will also learn how the computer offers unique advantages in discovering recipes, travel requirements, and information dealing with profit and loss controls on the internet.

CIS105 - Travel Computer Applications Credits: 3
This course introduces students to computer airline reservation systems. Us- ing the semi-automated business related environment: (SABRE) software, students are provided with a simulated computer reservation system. The software was developed in cooperation with the training departments of major US airlines. The software also contains simulations of customer requests to test student skills.

CIS106 - Computers in Industry Credits: 3
This is an introduction to information systems and computers. Students develop a basic understanding of computer programming as it relates directly to the indus­try applications. Use of existing industry software augments and enhances student's own work. Formerly CIS 106, students cannot get duplicate credit.

CIS108 - Introduction to Computer and Programming Concepts Credits: 3
Principles of computing associated with electronic information processing and its utilization are presented. Hardware and software, input-output techniques, storage techniques, data communications, internet, web design, networking concepts and introduction to object oriented programming are studied to acquaint students with the latest methods used to accumulate process, store and interpret data. Topics in databases, computer ethics, privacy and security, current events, systems analysis and programming will also be covered.

CIS110 - Computer Literacy and Applications Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to computer concepts and technologies used for communication, problem-solving, decision-making and personal productivity. Topics covered include the current Microsoft Office suite in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software; the Internet, electronic communications, and the social, legal and ethical issues related to technology.
Prerequisites: CIS 100 Basic Computer Skills (Grade C or better) or placement by exam
Corequisite: OMT 119 Keyboarding or placement by exam

CIS111 - Word Processing with Microsoft Word Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with the most important concepts of word processing using Microsoft Office Word. The course first covers the basics of file management and the most important elements of the newest Microsoft Office interface. Students will learn how to create, edit, and format documents and multiple- page reports. Students will also learn desktop publishing, mail merge, and Web page creation. In the last portion of the course, students will learn advanced techniques, such as automating your work and using advanced on screen forms.
Corequisite: OMT 119 or placement by exam.

CIS112 - Spreadsheet Analysis using Microsoft Excel Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with the most important concepts of spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Excel. The course first covers the basics of file managment and the most important elements of the newest Microsoft Office interface. Students will learn how to create and format a workbook and work with formulas,functions, charts, and graphics. Students will also learn PivotTables and PivotCharts, advanced formulas and functions, and how to manage multiple worksheets. In the last portion of the course, students will learn advanced techniques, such as financial and what-if analyses, external data usage, and Visual Basic Application integration.
Prerequisite: CIS 110.

CIS114 - Database Analysis using Microsoft Access Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with the most important concepts of databases using Microsoft Office Access. The course first covers the basics of file management and the most important elements of the newest Microsoft Office interface.Students will learn how to create and build databases and define table structures. Students will also learn to maintain and query databases, create and use forms and reports, and enhance databases with advanced tools. In the last portion of the course, students will learn how to integrate, analyze, and automate tasks.
Prerequisite: CIS 110.

CIS116 - Presentation Analysis with Microsoft PowerPoint Credits: 3
This course is designed to provide students with the most important presentation concepts using Microsoft Office PowerPoint. The course first covers the basics of file mangement and the most important elements of the newest Microsoft Office interface. Students will learn how to create a presentation, including how to apply and modify text and graphic objects. Students will also learn how to add special effects, intergrate presentations with other Microsoft Office applications, and how best to collaborate with others on a presentation. In the last portion of the course, students will learn advanced techniques, such as applying advanced effects and creating special types of presentations.

CIS118 - Computer Applications for Science Majors Credits: 2
This course is designed to introduce science majors to spreadsheets and presentation software. Students will use math operations, functions, statistics and graphs to analyze and display data. Basic scientific application problems will be solved. Students will also create presentations to report their scientific findings.

CIS120 - PC Operating Systems with Microsoft Windows Credits: 3
Students will learn some of the most important topics about Windows environment, which includes protecting, optimizing, troubleshooting, managing mobile and remote computing, managing sofware, disks and devices, managing files and folders, and customizing. Students will be taught how to use Windows to be more productive, more collaborative, and more efficient.

CIS131 - Mobile Design and Concepts Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context. Special emphasis will be placed on the design and development of applications among a wide variety of wireless devices. Topics covered include the Mobile Ecosystem, Designing for Context, Developing Mobile Strategies, Types of Mobile Applications, Mobile Information Architecture, Mobile Design, Adapting to Devices, Making Money in Mobile, and Supporting Devices.
Prerequisites: Prior programming course or programming experience required with departmental approval.

CIS135 - iOS Development I Credits: 3
In this course, students will learn to develop applications for mobile devices, specifically those running iOS. Apple?s iOS operating system is one of the two most common mobile operating systems. iOS currently runs on Apple?s iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV devices. Topics covered include iOS Development, XCode and the Simulator, Cocoa Touch, Interface Builder, MVC Development Concepts, GUI Components, Multiview Applications, Tab Bars and Toolbars, Storing and Retrieving Application Preferences, Reading and Writing Data and Loading and Unloading Data.
Prerequisites: Prior programming course or programming experience required with departmental approval.
Co-requisite: CIS-131 Mobile Design and Concepts