Computer Information Systems Courses

Computer Information Systems (CIS) courses

  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computers

    This course provides students with an introduction to computers, including basic computer functions; file management' basic troubleshooting; using operating systems; Internet navigation; overview of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Students may not receive credit for both CIS 100 and WES 170.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 101 Computers for Learning

    Use of the computer including the use of operating systems, email, surfing the Web, word processor software, desktop publishing, presentation software and spreadsheet software. Course may be waived by proficiency exam.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • CIS 110 Microsoft Office Word 1

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Word. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using Word, including how to create and manage documents; format text, paragraphs and sections; create tables and lists; apply references; insert and format objects. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 111 Microsoft Office Word 2

    Prerequisite(s): CIS 110. This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Word. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using Word, including how to create and manage documents; format text, paragraphs and sections; create tables and lists; apply references; insert and format objects. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 112 Microsoft Office Excel 1

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Excel. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using Excel, including how to create and manage worksheets and workbooks; create cells and ranges; create tables; apply formulas and function; create charts and objects. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 113 Microsoft Office Excel 2

    Prerequisite(s): CIS 112 This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Excel. Students will learn how to complete intermediate level tasks using Excel, including how to manage and share worksheets and workbooks; apply custom formats and layouts; create advanced formulas; create advanced charts and tables. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013 Expert Parts 1 and 2 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 114 Microsoft Office PowerPoint

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using PowerPoint, including how to create and manage presentations; insert and format shapes and slides; create slide content; apply transitions and animations; manage multiple presentations. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 115 Microsoft Office Outlook

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Outlook. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using Outlook, including how to mange the Outlook environment; manage messages; manage schedules; manage contacts and groups. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 116 Microsoft Office Access

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office Access. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using Access, including how to create and manage a database; build tables; create queries; create forms; create reports. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 117 Microsoft Office SharePoint

    This course provides an introduction to Microsoft Office SharePoint. Students will learn how to complete basic tasks using SharePoint including how to create and manage content; manage SharePoint sites; participate in user communities; configure and use site search results. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist SharePoint 2013 certification exam.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 195 Introduction to Desktop Publishing

    Introduction to Desktop Publishing concepts and applications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 197 Introductory Topics in Computer Information Systems

    Variable content course with topics that can change from semester to semester. Topics will be identified by title in the schedule of classes. The course may be repeated if a different topic is offered.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): A Grade of 'C' or better in CIS 101. Students learn and apply techniques that support critical and creative thinking when solving individual and public policy problems using information technology. Case studies with applied, real-world examples are used throughout in support of the public affairs mission of the university. Instructional methods include lecture, discussion, demonstration, guided practice and technology-supported collaboration.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CIS 201 Computer Applications/Business

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in CIS 101 or departmental permission. A study of the use and applications of computer information systems concepts in business and public organizations. The course emphasizes the use of spreadsheet software to plan, analyze, design, develop and test business solutions. Course Fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CIS 205 Website Design and Development

    Prerequisite(s): CGP 145 or CGP 145 concurrently, eligible for MTH 100 or higher and either ACT Reading Score of 18 or greater or COMPASS Reading Score of 81 or greater or Accuplacer Reading score of 85 or higher or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 101 or IDS 150 or departmental permission. A study of the deign and development of web sites using HTML editors (such as Microsoft Visual Studio or Adobe Dreamweaver), graphics packages and multimedia packages. The student will learn to create and deploy professional-grade web sites. Course Fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • CIS 229 Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in CGP 145 - Introduction to Computer Programming; or placement into MTH 135 - College Algebra or higher; or departmental permission. Fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, security and troubleshooting. This course follows the CompTIA A+ curriculum.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CIS 242 Database Management

    Prerequisite(s): CIS 101. This course will cover advanced database management software topics such as advanced queries, custom forms, custom reports, integrating the DBMS software with other programs, HTML documents, Data Access Pages, action queries, Briefcase Replication, macros, enhancing the DBMS software with a programming language and optional topics such as database design as time permits.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • CIS 260 Application Development I

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in CGP 145 - Introduction to Computer Programming or placement into MTH 135 - College Algebra or higher or departmental permission. Introduction to the key concepts of object technology and the fundamentals of the Java programming language. Projects using Java involve the development of elementary applications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CIS 270 Application Development II

    Prerequisite: Grade of 'C' or better in CIS 260 or departmental permission.

    This course is a continuation of the study of object technology and the Java programming language. Projects using Java involve the development of standalone and web based applets. Topics include Swing, layout managers, event handling, exception handling, inheritance, arrays, graphics and file I/O. An introduction to HTML is covered to support web server based applets

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • CIS 290 Advvanced Microcomputer Applications

    Prerequisite(s): Grade of 'C' or better in CIS 101 or departmental permission. Emphasis on problem-solving activities using advanced applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, database, graphics and multimedia. Course Fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CIS 299 Internship in Computer Information Systems

    Prerequisite(s): 24 credit hours or equivalent experience. The Internship in computer information systems is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. This internship course gives students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer