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Course Descriptions CISC

CISC 295 Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CISC 302 Computer Familiarization

Units: 2

Same As: JOUR 330

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: BUSTEC 302

Transferable: CSU

This is an introductory course to provide general knowledge on how computers work, computer terminology and the impact of computers on society and the work environment. Beginning level hands-on instruction using an operating system, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, email and the Internet will be emphasized. Students will be reading and interpreting written and oral instructions of a technical nature. This course is the same as JOUR 330, and only one may be taken for credit. See "Cross-Listed Courses" in the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: DESCRIBE BASIC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A PERSONAL COMPUTER

CISC 305 Introduction to the Internet

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 or 310

Transferable: CSU

This course is an introduction to how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include browser basics, search engines and search techniques, E-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet security, Internet resources, the Cloud, social networking, and building basic web pages using HTML.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY AND ACCESS VARIOUS INFORMATION SOURCES.

CISC 306 Introduction to Web Page Creation

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISC 305 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills for an intermediate level of Internet proficiency to be determined by the instructor of the course.

Transferable: CSU

The student will be able to produce a Web page, including design, layout, construction, and presentation. HTML will be used to format a Web page.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EXAMINE AND PRACTICE WEB PAGE CREATION.

CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

The course acquaints the student with the fundamentals of
microcomputer hardware, software and computer networking, focusing on widely used hardware and operating systems, Intel-based PCs and the Windows operating system. The fundamentals of the Internet and Internet tools are introduced, as well as effective electronic communication.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DIFFERENTIATE AND APPLY BASIC CONCEPTS OF OPERATING SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER HARDWARE.

CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID BUS 140; C-ID ITIS 120

This course examines information systems and their role in business, including database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, and system infrastructure. Student will apply these concepts and related methods through hands-on projects to develop computer-based solutions to business problems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

UNDERSTAND EXISTING AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY. (SLO#1).

CISC 323 Linux Operating System

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course introduces the Linux operating system for desktop computers. Concepts include kernels, file structures, Daemons, shells, GUIs, procedures for installing software, creation of user accounts, shell commands, scripts, and file security.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #01: ANALYZE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF AN OPERATING SYSTEM.

CISC 324 Intermediate Linux Operating System

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: CISC 323 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course covers the Linux operating system for desktop computers. It covers advanced shell scripting, C Shell, K Shell, and BASH. Other topics covered in this course include decision-making logic, looping, and nesting. Consult the class schedule for specific operating system offered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #01: EVALUATE AND CONTRAST DIFFERENT SERVER CONFIGURATIONS.

CISC 356 Introduction to Local Area Networks

Units: 1.5

Hours: 27 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

From hubs to servers this course will introduce students to the exciting field of computer networking. Beginners will become comfortable with the concepts and vocabulary of computer networking and will gain hands-on experience in basic networking technology. Some topics include the Internet and its tools; the diversity of Network Operating Systems one can use in a Local Area Network; how to configure communication protocols, such as TCP/IP; the distinction between a Local Area Network and a Wide Area Network; and the fundamentals of network architecture and design.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EXPLAIN AND CONFIGURE BASIC FUNCTIONS AND PROPERTIES OF NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS FOUND ON TYPICAL LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANS) (SLO #01).

CISC 360 Information & Communication Technology Essentials (A+)

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: CISC 302 and 310

Transferable: CSU

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The
fundamentals of computer hardware and software, as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional, will be introduced. This course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ASSEMBLE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE COMPONENTS BASED ON CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS (SLO #01).

CISC 495 Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

CISC 498 Work Experience in Computer Information Science - Core

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Computer Information Science.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)