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Course Descriptions CISA

CISA 299
Experimental Offering in Computer Information Science - Applications
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
CISA 305
Beginning Word Processing
2 Units
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 302 with a grade of "C" or better, or keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better.
Advisory: CISC 302 or 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This is a course designed to introduce students to the use of word processing programs. The course includes basic word processing operations: formatting, editing, saving, retrieving, printing text and creating and editing simple tables. It also includes business document formatting. Students may receive two units credit for each topic offered. Consult the class schedule for specific topics.
CISA 306
Intermediate Word Processing
2 Units
Prerequisite: CISA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This is a course designed to build upon previous training in the use of word processing. The course covers intermediate to advanced word processing features, such as styles, macros, outlines, document notations, forms, charts, and mail merge. Also covered are integrating word processing with other applications and creating documents for use on the Internet, i.e. web pages and e-mail attachments in word processing. Advanced business document formatting will also be included.
CISA 308
Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
The course introduces the student to the most widely used word processing and presentation software, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. The basic features and skills of creating, editing, formatting, inserting tables and graphics and enhancing Word documents and PowerPoint presentations are covered.
CISA 315
Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302 or 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of spreadsheet programs. The course will include: designing a spreadsheet, developing formulas for automatic calculations, using special functions, developing what-if models, producing charts, performing spreadsheet data base functions, and producing reports. Students will be using mathematical concepts and skills.
CISA 316
Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets
2 Units
Prerequisite: CISA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course introduces students to the intermediate features of spreadsheet programs. The course will cover macros, data tables and lookup functions, logical expressions as well as advanced file operations, functions, and convenience commands. Students will follow spreadsheet templates and design their own sheets.
CISA 318
Exploring Spreadsheet Software
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
The course acquaints the student with widely used spreadsheet software. The basic features and skills of editing a workbook, using basic formulas and functions in a workbook, formatting a workbook, inserting and formatting charts and graphics in a workbook and analyzing and presenting a workbook are covered.
CISA 320
Introduction to Database Management
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302 or 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of database management programs on the computer. The course will include designing a database; accessing, searching and updating files; and designing and producing printed reports. Students will be reading and interpreting written and oral instructions of a technical nature.
CISA 321
Intermediate Database Management
1 Unit
Prerequisite: CISA 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course will extend the capabilities of students who have started to use a microcomputer database. Topics and laboratory will include complex relational databases, form design, intermediate report design, advanced queries, OLE objects, macros and an introduction to visual programming.
CISA 330
Desktop Publishing
2 Units
Same As: JOUR 335
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302 or 310; and CISA 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course provides an overview of desktop publishing (DTP) and a major desktop publishing application program. It includes page layout skills needed to produce newsletters, brochures, flyers, reports, and marketing material on the computer. Additionally it covers importing graphics and text, using palette menus, layers, master pages, and working with graphic and text frames. This course is the same as JOUR 335, and only one may be taken for credit.
CISA 340
Presentation Graphics
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302 or 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to the use of the computer to generate graphics used in business. Topics covered include: hardware (screens, printers, input devices), software (paint, chart, CAD), types of graphics (pictures, graphs, charts, designs).
CISA 499
Experimental Offering in Computer Information Science - Applications
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB