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Fall 2012

Computer Information Systems Courses:

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CIS102 - Introduction to Computers
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Includes the most recent developments in the computer industry, computer applications, the Internet, and the components of a computer system. Laboratory exercises stress application programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Requires use of the computer facilities to complete computer projects. Not open to students with credit in CIS 116 or higher.

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CIS106 - Introduction to Second Life
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An Introduction to the Second Life online environment. Students will enhance computer skills for dealing with virtual reality. Students are asked to do a variety of tasks in the Second Life environment. Students will be expected to make use of home computers or the computer facilities to complete projects. Not open to students with credit in CIS198.

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CIS109 - Intro to Web Development
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An introduction to creating a website including HTML coding and use of dynamic web templates. Not open to students with credit in CIS113 or CIS204; not an approved course for the Web Design degree or Certificate.

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CIS112 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the evolution of system analysis specification, selection, and implementation. Includes the effective use and management of data processing equipment in meeting the information needs of today's business enterprise. Spring only. Prerequisite: CIS125.

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CIS113 - Web Publishing
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the techniques, skills, and tools used to publish and manage a website. Develops the skills needed for publishing a simple web page and introduces HTML coding; builds on these authoring techniques and introduces other topics such as web design, web project management, and web maintenance; and acquires skills to build a maintainable web project. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CIS 102 or higher or ART 209.

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CIS116 - Microcomputer Applications
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops skills to solve problems using common microcomputer software. Topics include microcomputer fundamentals, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, databases, and other software. Prerequisite: CIS102 or CIS125.

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CIS120 - Advanced Microcomputer Applications
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Advanced skill development to solve problems using common microcomputer software. Topics include desktop publishing, presentation software, advanced spreadsheet concepts, and database programming. Spring only. Prerequisite: CIS116.

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CIS125 - Programming and Problem Solving
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops computer skills for problem solving using Visual Basic programming software. Solves a variety of problems by developing a strategy, applying appropriate techniques, and testing results. Students should plan sufficient time to complete the necessary programming projects using the college's computing facilities. Prerequisite or corequisite: MAT102 or higher or by math placement exam.

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CIS204 - Web Design and Implementation
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Assuming a basic knowledge of HTML coding and web page design, this class moves into large-scale site development and an introduction to advanced web technologies. Building on the web page design concepts introduced in CIS203, this course focuses on site design issues, including scalability, maintenance, and integration of web technologies into the business or organizational context. Technologies introduced in this course include Perl, cascading style sheets, dynamic HTML, basic JavaScript, and streaming media. Each student will be required to purchase a domain name to create a website. Spring only. Prerequisites: CIS113 and CIS223.

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CIS215 - Web Scripting
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces scripting languages, using them to accomplish a variety of tasks with an emphasis on dynamic web page generation. Students will work with both server-side and client-side languages, and should plan sufficient time to complete the necessary programming projects using the college's computing facilities. Spring only. Prerequisite: CIS125.

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CIS219 - Computer Programming1
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Introduces computer concepts and programming in a modern, high-level language. Demonstrates computing system concepts, problem solving, and systematic program development in problems from a variety of application areas. Topics include problem analysis, algorithm design, top-down development, program testing and documentation, data types, input/output, sequence, selection, loops, data manipulation, functions, arrays, records, sets, strings, files, recursion, and an introduction to sorting, searching and other basic algorithms. Students should plan sufficient time to complete the necessary programming projects using the college's computing facilities. Prerequisite: CIS125.

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CIS221 - Computer Programming2
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: A continuation of CIS219. Demonstrates advanced computing system concepts, problem solving and systematic program development in problems from a variety of application areas. Topics include program development, program testing and documentation, functions, files, advanced data structures, pointers, stacks, queues, linked lists, recursion, trees, sorting, searching, and object-oriented concepts. Students should plan sufficient time to complete the necessary programming projects using the college's computing facilities. Spring only. Prerequisite: CIS219.

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CIS223 - Multimedia With Flash
Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Presents FLASH, an extremely powerful vector graphics software for creating dynamic, animated content ranging from basic linear animations to entire websites. Develops skills to create simple, yet impressive animations that can be added to web sites or published as soft-running FLASH Player files. Creates professional and eye-catching interactive content using symbols and instances, actions, sound and FLASH's testing capabilities. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CIS 113 or ART 209.

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