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Computer Information Systems
CIS 8 Essential Computing Skills 2.00 Units
Fundamental computer competency course designed to develop the basic computer skills and knowledge required in today's technological world. Basic computer competency is no longer a nicety, but a necessity in our personal and work lives. Topics include: basic computer hardware/software, networks and the Internet, effective web searches, file management skills, and cloud storage options. Hands-on experience with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software using Microsoft Office. No previous experience with computers is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 10 Business Data Analytics 3.00 Units
Students explore data analytic practices and its applicability in the business world. Business Intelligence (BI) is a data analysis process which utilizes an integrated set of application systems, processes, and tools that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis. Students will learn the fundamentals of business analysis and BI tools and processes that help businesses make strategic and tactical decisions based on data. The process of business decision-making will be applied with an emphasis on data mining. Careers and emerging trends in the field will be evaluated. Strongly Recommended: CIS 54 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 43 Professional Communications 3.00 Units
This course applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes critical thinking, planning, organizing, composing, and revising business to create and deliver professional-level oral presentations. Additional focus will be placed on developing interpersonal skills, team participation skills, and technical report writing skills. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CNT 43 or CS 43 may not receive credit. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A or ENG 1AEX with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 50 Intro to Computing Info Tech 3.00 Units
A comprehensive introduction to the concepts of management and information systems used in business and similar organizations. Covers the role of information systems in business, the need for data and information, how computers are used in business and other organizations to provide information. Focus on information systems, database management system, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer system hardware and software components. Students will interactively solve applied problems utilizing software productivity tools such as: word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, WWW, and programming languages. Introduce the analytical, written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in a business computing environment.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 54 Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets 4.00 Units
This is a comprehensive spreadsheet class using Microsoft Excel to create a variety of spreadsheets with emphasis on business applications. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics are covered. Introductory topics include entering, editing, and formatting data, creating basic formulas using arithmetic operator and functions, creating charts, saving and printing worksheets. Intermediate topics include using Excel's Table features for sorting filtering and summarizing data, creating PivotTables, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, naming cells, data validation, recording macros, and protecting worksheets. Advanced topics include using financial functions such as PMT, RATE, FV, creating nested IFs, using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions, using What-If analysis tools such as Goal Seek, one and two variable Data Tables, and Scenario Manager, sharing workbooks, and integrating Excel with other Office applications. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 55 Integrating Office Application 4.00 Units
Develop essential workplace application skills using current Microsoft Office including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, One Note, Outlook, cloud storage and cloud processing. Emphasis is to design, produce and integrate documents, worksheets, databases and professional presentations. The use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to integrate, share, and collaborate data within and between applications. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 57 Database Concepts 3.00 Units
Introduction to Database Concepts, a computer program that is used to organize, store, and retrieve information. Understanding of data, database structure, and database objects using Microsoft Access or similar programs with emphasis on business applications. Identify and evaluate client needs/requirements and translate those needs into a working database application model. Integrate Microsoft Access data with other Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 and CIS 55
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 59 Web Dev: HTML/CSS/Javascript 3.00 Units
This course will provide a fundamental understanding of the methods and techniques of developing a simple to moderately complex web site. Topics include: creating webpages with current standard webpage language (HTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), and Javascript. Exploration of incorporating images, audio/visual media, and interactive tools like forms and image maps. This course prepares apprentice Web developers to identify the information needs of a client, design appropriate WWW solutions, and implement them. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 59C Web Programming - JavaScript 3.00 Units
Develop client-side, interactive webpages using JavaScript and/or jQuery scripting languages. Write JavaScript scripts that manipulate with the JavaScript Document Object Model (DOM), control program flow, validate forms, animate images, target frames, and create cookies. Strongly Recommended: CIS 59
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 60 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00 Units
The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining the role which computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf packages. Provides the opportunity to compare systems development life cycle (SDLC): processes like Waterfall, Agile. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 62 Project Management 3.00 Units
Using the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and the Agile SCRUM framework, learn the basic characteristics of projects and project management, with emphasis on the five PMBOK project process groups of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing and the nine knowledge areas of project integration. This introductory course covers the terminology you will need to know, how all the project management processes are linked together, the key areas of expertise you need to know to manage projects successfully. This course focuses on developing project management skills needed in typical technical and business environments. Objectives of project management industry certifications including Project+, CAPM, PMP will be reviewed. Strongly Recommended: CIS 60 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals 3.00 Units
This course provides an introduction to computer networking fundamentals skills needed to meet the industry demand for entry-level Network Technicians. Topics include: Ethernet network fundamentals, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WAN) technologies, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, wiring implementations, network adapters and connectivity devices, IPv4/IPv6 addressing, Voice over IP (VoIP), and wireless standards. Tools to help prevent cyber attacks with IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems), authentication, and encryption are demonstrated. Student labs include: configuration of a SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), a firewall, a virtual private network (VPN), a switch, and a router and documenting a networking using professional drawing software. The responsibilities of an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) professional will be introduced. This course prepares students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam. This professional certification verifies the student has the knowledge equivalent to that of an ICT technician with about 12 months of hands-on experience. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CNT 52 may not receive credit. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 71A Keyboarding (The Alphabet) 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the alphabet letter keys on the computer keyboard for touch-typing. Learn basic keyboarding techniques for accuracy and speed. This course is the first in a series of sequential courses in keyboarding instruction. Students are advised to take these courses in sequence for best training results.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 71B Keyboard (Numbers and Symbols) 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the numbers and symbol keys on the computer keyboard for touch typing. Review of alphabetic keys and common punctuation marks. Speed building and accuracy improvement. Strongly Recommended: CIS 71A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 71C Skills Improvement 1.00 Unit
Development of keyboarding skill for those students who have learned the location of the keys on the keyboard by touch and are ready to increase speed and accuracy. Practice keyboarding control of speed and accuracy on straight copy, rough draft copy, and copy with numbers, and symbols. Skill progress is measured by keying text within specified time limits. Students should know the location of the keys on the keyboard before attempting this course. This course is the third module in a sequential series of beginning keyboarding instruction. Strongly Recommended: CIS 71B with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 72A Data Management 1.00 Unit
Individualized instruction on the theory and practice of alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing. Basic principles of filing and effective records management for both paper and electronic filing systems. Introduction to database functions, such as enter, editing, finding, and deleting records, creating queries, and printing report.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 72B Basic Office Integration 1.00 Unit
Using a project-based approach, students will be introduced to features that enable data to be transferred between programs such as Microsoft Office applications or Google applications. Using the techniques introduced in this course, students will be able to incorporate data and charts created in Excel or Google Sheets into Word or Google Docs documents and PowerPoint or Google Presentations, use worksheet data to create tables in an Access database, and use a Word or Google Docs documents to create presentations. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 or CIS 8 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 73A Ten-Key Skill Development 1.00 Unit
Skill development on the computer numeric keypad, electronic calculator including use of memory functions, and data entry using spreadsheets.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 74 Office Procedures 3.00 Units
Introduction to office principles, procedures, and technology. Topics include telephone skills, office equipment, working effectively in a team environment, records management, customer service, meeting/event planning, postal/shipping services, utilizing the internet for on-line services and resources, using appropriate software to complete common tasks, written and oral business communications, conflict resolution, and office etiquette. Prepares administrative professionals to work in a diversified workforce with emerging technologies. (Formerly BUSN 74.) Strongly Recommended: CIS 8 and CIS 71C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 75 Office Tech./Communications 1.00 Unit
Overview of various technologies (such as video- conferencing, cloud services and storage, mobile devices) used for communicating internally and externally in the workplace. Hands-on practice with Outlook (email, contact management, calendaring), cloud-based applications and data storage, and telephone technique. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for English 1A and CIS 71A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 79 Medical Office Procedures 3.00 Units
Medical office principles and procedures to include telecommunications, scheduling appointments, office equipment, medical documents and word processing, managing medical records, banking, payroll, expense reports, petty cash, billing, recordkeeping, postal services, health insurance, coding, and utilizing the Internet for online financial services and resources. The importance of medical ethics in application of professional office behavior. Overview of medical law and careers in medical office environment. Strongly Recommended: CIS 8 and CIS 88A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 81A Intro to Cloud Computing 3.00 Units
This course introduces cloud computing which shifts information systems from on premises computing infrastructure to highly scalable internet architectures using current cloud platforms such as AWS, AZURE. The course provides a basic understanding of cloud computing technologies and provides students with the understanding required to effectively evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing and cloud applications. Students analyze a variety of cloud services (storage, servers, software applications), then learn to configure, deploy, and manage cloud facilities. The course also demonstrates/makes available the AWS and/or AZURE platforms for educational, industry career path guidance and career opportunities. This course surveys cloud careers and explores industry demand for cloud skills.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 81B Database Essentials in Cloud 3.00 Units
This course addresses cloud database management which supports a number of different approaches for storing data. In the course, students define, operate and scale both SQL and noSQL data storage solutions. This course considers factors that should be balanced during the design of a storage solution. Principles are applied by performing exercises using Amazon RDS and SQL to create and fill tables, retrieve and manipulate data. Object-based APIs are used to serialize objects to Amazon DynamoDB for noSQL solutions. Topics include automated backups, transaction logs, restoration and retention. Strongly Recommended: CIS 81A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 81C Compute Engines for Cloud 3.00 Units
In this course, students explore how cloud computing systems are built using a common set of core technologies, algorithms, and design principles centered around distributed systems. Students will use current cloud platforms such as AWS, AZURE to provision, load-balance and scale their applications. The course discusses, from a developer perspective, the most important reasons for using cloud computing and examines the underlying design principles of scalable cloud applications. Strongly Recommended: CIS 81A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 82A AWS Cloud Practitioner Prep 2.00 Units
This introductory course provides an overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, basic security, architecture principles, pricing, and technical support. Students gain an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. Review of core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud. This course prepares students to pursue becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner using official AWS Academy Cloud Foundations material. Strongly Recommended: CIS 81A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 88A Introduction to Microsoft Word 1.50 Units
Develop the skills needed in the workplace to produce common business documents, such as letters, resumes, flyers, and reports. Topics include document creation and editing; use of Microsoft Word features to apply character and paragraph formatting; creating and formatting tables, enhancing visual appeal by incorporating graphics elements, using the mail merge feature, and printing documents. Strongly Recommended: CIS 71A
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 88B Adv Microsoft Word 1.50 Units
Advanced word processing techniques used to produce complex business documents. Includes topics such as format multiple page reports, create tables of contents and indexes, insert footnotes/endnotes, using Word's collaboration features to share documents, create macros to automate tasks, and integrate data from Excel and other programs. Strongly Recommended: CIS 88A
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 89A Desktop Presentation 1.00 Unit
Desktop presentation design techniques and enhancements. Application using current desktop presentation software. Hands-on experience creating, editing, saving, printing slide shows, incorporating graphics, charts, tables, SmartArt, sounds, and video, enhancing presentations using transitions and animations.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 9002 Database Design and SQL Prog. 3.00 Units
In Database Design, students learn to analyze business scenarios and create data models, a conceptual representation of an organization's information. In Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using Oracle Structured Query Language (SQL) to create, query, manipulate, and control access to the data in a relational database. The SQL commands, functions, and operators supported by Oracle as extensions to standard SQL are emphasized. Students learn to create and maintain database objects such as tables, indexes, views, constraints, and sequences. Prepare students for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam. Strongly Recommended: CIS 57 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
CIS 92 Web: PHP Programming, MySQL 3.00 Units
This course showcases the popular and powerful PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), an open Source, server-side scripting language that can be easily integrated with HTML and SQL. For web developers who need to add dynamic content to their web sites, including form processing, database-driven content, password protection, cookie processing. You will learn how PHP can be combined with MySQL to integrate database functions into websites. Strongly Recommended: CIS 59
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 

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