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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • CIS 101 Computers for Learning

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall, 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 Expert Parts 1 and 2 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 manage the Outlook environment; manage messages; manage schedules; manage contacts and groups. The course content aligns with the requirements for the Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon 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 certification exam.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • CIS 195 Introduction to Desktop Publishing

    Introduction to Desktop Publishing concepts and applications.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of 'C' or better in CIS 101.
    General Education Component: GEC 116 - Public Affairs: Public Issues.

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • CIS 205 Website Design and Development

    Prerequisite(s): 'C' grade or better in CGP 145, or CGP 145 concurrently or departmental permission.

    A study of the design and development of websites 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 websites. Course Fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Fall
  • CIS 235 Computer Hardware & Operating Systems

    Introduction to computer hardware and operating systems. Topics include components of a computer, the Windows operating system, and the Linux operating system. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • CIS 290 Advanced 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • CIS 295 Database Management Systems Concepts

    Study of database design, development and management concepts and techniques. Emphasis on data modeling using entity-relationship and /or UML diagrams. Discussion and application of SQL to develop and query databases.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer