Computer Info Systems (CIS)

CIS S105 Computer Literacy

3 credits (3+0)
Introduces computer literacy based on national IC3 standards. Topics include computer concepts, file management, basic editing and formatting functions in common software applications, basic troubleshooting for computer hardware and software, current electronic communication tools, Internet research strategies, network terminology and components.

CIS S157 Introduction to Web Design

4 credits (4+0)
Create web pages and sites using HTML and CSS. Emphasis is on creating usable and accessible web sites that incorporate current W3C standards.
Prerequisite: CIS S105 or CIS placement test.

CIS S170 Programming Fundamentals

3 credits (3+0)
Learn sound programming techniques using current software. Course teaches computing fundamentals, starting with the workings of simplified digital computers and elementary data structures and progressing to control flow, variables, objects, properties, methods. Includes an introduction to arrays, queues and stacks, and elementary algorithms based on those data structures.

CIS S235 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

3 credits (3+0)
Use of electronic spreadsheet software as a problem-solving and decision-making tool. Covers creating, designing, and modifying spreadsheets, formulas and charts. Includes simple databases, integration of spreadsheets with other programs, advanced functions, tools, and macros.
Prerequisite: CIS S105 or CIS placement test, and MATH S055 (C or better) or higher math course.

CIS S310 Management Information Systems

3 credits (3+0)
Cross-listed as BA S310. Explores the role of information systems in various business contexts from a managerial perspective. Examines ways to improve business processes and decision-making through the use of information systems. Practical application of fundamental principles is emphasized.
Prerequisite: CIS S235 or CIS S240 (C- 1.70 or better).

CIS S345 IT Infrastructure

3 credits (3+0)
Computer and systems architecture, and communication networks emphasizing the services and capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. Internet-based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance.

CIS S370 Software Engineering

3 credits (3+0)
Fundamental concepts and models of the complete software development life cycle, including key processes involved in designing, developing, testing, implementing and installing functioning applications.
Prerequisite: CIS S170.

CIS S371 Systems Analysis and Design

3 credits (3+0)
Examines the processes, methods, techniques and tools used to analyze and design information systems. Includes the development of communication skills and techniques for determining business system requirements and conveying those requirements to developers.

CIS S420 Information Systems Security

3 credits (3+0)
Covers fundamental principles and topics of information technology security and risk management at the organizational level. Students will learn critical security principles that enable them to plan, develop, and perform security tasks. Addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT security and risk management.

CIS S430 Data and Information Management

3 credits (3+0)
Examines core concepts in data and information management, including identifying requirements, converting requirements into relational models, normalizing tables, querying methods, and application development. Introduces database administration and explores the role that databases play in decision support and business intelligence.
Prerequisite: CIS S240.