Course Descriptions 123 COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS) CIS 104 Microcomputer Database (3CR) Fall; Pre: None Acquaints students with database design including data entry, storage, and retrieval. CIS 115 Internet (3CR) Spring; Pre: None Students in this course learn Boolean and other advanced methods of using search engines to look for information utilizing the Internet and the World Wide Web. Additionally, they investigate the history and recent developments of the Internet and web. The course also provides opportunities to explore other popular web-based technologies. CIS 123 Technology for Personal Development (3CR) Spring; Pre: None This course is an introduction to technology for personal development. The emphasis of this course is how students may exploit technology to achieve personal goals and improve quality of life. CIS 128 Microcomputer Hardware I (3CR) Spring; Pre: None Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands- on activities and labs will learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, this course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification. CIS 129 Microcomputer Hardware II (3CR) Spring; Pre: CIS 128 The second in the computer hardware series, this course offers advanced hands-on- training and theory to enhance skills introduced in CIS 128. Topics include printers, portable systems, networks, Internet, and customer interaction. Course content follows industry guidelines for certification. CIS 147 Principles of Information Security (3CR) Spring; Pre: None Provides students with an overview of personal and business information security. Topics covered include various methods of attack and defense. Students will also investigate desk- top security, internet security, wireless network security and enterprise security and ethics. CIS 164 Networking Fundamentals I (3 CR) Fall; Pre: None This course focuses on the following: network terminology and protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection, (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, network standards. The first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications. CIS 165 Networking Fundamentals II (3CR) Spring; Pre: CIS 164 This course focuses on the following: initial router configuration, Cisco IOS software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and Access control lists (ACLs). Students will develop skills in configuring a router, managing Cisco IOS Software, con- figuring routing protocols, and creating access lists that control access to a router. CIS 180 Creating Web Pages (3CR) Fall; Pre: None The learner will create basic web sites by manually writing HTML/XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) using a text editor. The student will learn the fundamentals of site layout and design, and how to upload completed web sites to a remote server. Other skills used include critical thinking by solving problems with coding syntax and viewing websites “live” on the world wide web. CIS 181 Creating Web Pages II (3CR) Fall; Pre: CIS 180 Students create web sites using a current version of a graphical user interface (GUI) web authoring tool.