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ClassID Name Description Credits
CIS 1000 Fundamental Computing Students get an essential jump start on learning to use a basic desktop computer by learning fundamental concepts, skills for assembly and installation of state-of-the-art computer software operating systems and literacy products for college use. Course includes supervised laboratory. 3
CIS 1100 Business Computer Applications Prerequisite none. This course develops the students skills in desktop computing through the use of application software in order to solve problems within an organization. The student will develop skills in basic internet usage and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphic applications in a supervised structured laboratory environment. The focus of this course is primarily spreadsheet applications but students will also have the opportunity to develop other application skills. 3
CIS 1200 Advanced Business Computer Applications Prerequisite CIS 1100 or placement test. This course develops the students skills in advanced computer applications through the use of spreadsheet and database applications in order to solve problems within an organization. The student will develop problem solving skills in the context of various individual and group projects in a supervised structured laboratory environment. 3
CIS 1300 Introduction to Business Programming 3
CIS 2000 Business Programming I Prerequisite None. This course introduces the theory and application of programming logic, algorithm development and concepts for business applications. Concepts introduced include data types, constants, variables, assignment statements, arithmetic expressions, string expressions, logical expressions, if statements, case statements, loop structures, and arrays. 3
CIS 2100 Business Programming II Prerequisite CIS 2000 or equivalent. This course is a continuation of CIS 2000. It involves the manipulation of arrays, sequential files, and databases by graphical user interface (GUI)based applications. Proper organization and documentation of applications is stressed. 3
CIS 2200 Computer Organization for Business Prerequisite: CIS 1100. This course provides the hardware/ software technology background to enable systems development personnel to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture for effective use in a business environment. Includes system architecture for single-user, central, and networked computing systems; and, single and multi-user operating systems. 3
CIS 2300 Advanced Internet Programming Prerequisite: CIS 1300. This course is a continuation of CIS 1300 featuring additional concepts and languages relating to web pages and database connectivity over the Internet. Master Client and Server Side programming will be fully discussed. 3
CIS 2400 Fundamentals of Information Systems Prerequisite none. This course introduces the student to the strategic use and implications of information technology in the business environment. This course covers such topics as the fundamental information systems components, business processes, data management, security, and systems development as planned organizational change. Case studies illustrate the use of technology to solve problems and create opportunities in an organizational setting. 3
CIS 2500 Information Technology and Systems Software Prerequisite CIS 2400. This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. This course enables systems development personnel to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture for effective use in a business environment. Includes system architecture for single-user, central, and networked computing systems and single and, single and multiuser operating systems. 3
CIS 3000 Software Testing for Quality Assurance Prerequisite CIS 2100. This course provides an overview of the software lifecycle from a testing perspective, the role of testing in software development, testing concepts, and terminology. Handson practice in analyzing requirements as inputs to test cases, designing, documenting, implementing, and executing tests, and analyzing test results is included. An overview of test planning, risk analysis and test management practices is provided, as well as a discussion of effective use of metrics for reporting, Also included is discussion and application of software testing tools, and communication skills for the effective tester. 3
CIS 3400 Management Information Systems Prerequisite: CIS 1100 and co-requisite MGT 3000. This course provides the student with principles and uses of computer-based information systems. Includes personal, workgroup, enterprise wide and global systems; and transaction processing, scheduled MIS, decision support, executive support, collaboration, office automation, and internet hands-on applications. 3
CIS 3420 Information Systems Management, Strategy and Sourcing Prerequisite CIS 2400. This course explores the issues and approaches in managing the information systems function in organizations and how the IS function integrates supports enables various types of organizational capabilities. It takes a senior management perspective in exploring the acquisition, development and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient and effective information systems. The course addresses issues relating to defining the high-level IS infrastructure and the systems that support the operational, administrative and strategic needs of the organization. It provides an introduction to how the IS function is structured and interacts with the rest of the organization how its strategy is created in line with the strategy of the organization as a whole and provides an overview of the outsourcing process. 3
CIS 3440 Database Management Prerequisites CIS 2000 and CIS 2400. This course provides an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary for the development and management of database systems. Topics include modeling, normalization, structures, physical database, logical database and accessing techniques. 3
CIS 3500 Introduction to Large Systems Prerequisites CIS 2000 and CIS 2500. This course introduces students to enterprise computing. The course is intended to facilitate the students understanding of how large systems fit in the current business computing paradigm. Theory and application of large systems will be covered. Students will be exposed to the primary tools of the mainframe environment including but not limited to Job Control Language (JCL), Job Entry Subsystem (JES), Interactive System Performance Facility (ISPF), System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) and Time Sharing Option (TSO). The course will also cover the basics of System Z architecture and the zOS operating system. 3
CIS 3510 Introduction to zVM Prerequisite CIS 3500. This course provides the student with background in the Linux operating system, virtualization, and the VM operating system. Students will be exposed to the basics of Linux operation, including installation and basic administration. Students will learn the fundamentals of virtualization technology using the zVM virtualization operating system. 3
CIS 3520 IT Security and Risk Management Prerequisite CIS 2500. This course provides an introduction to the 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. The course will address hardware, software, processes, communications, applications and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management. 3
CIS 3600 Special Topics in Computer Information Systems Prerequisite Approval of Instructor. Topics of current and special interest in information systems are presented. Course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. 1 to 3
CIS 4400 Business Process Management and Six Sigma Prerequisites CIS 2400 and DSC 3020. Business Process Management is a core function of the Information Systems professional. Information and information technology do not stand alone in any organizational or social setting. Rather they are integrated into a series of processes for accomplishing goals for the organization or for the individual. The ability to successfully construct technological artifacts is useless unless these pieces can be successfully introduced into the social setting. This course provides an overview of the skills needed to analyze, model, simulate, design and successfully implement business process changes into organizations. The Six Sigma module of this course will introduce students to the Six Sigma methodology as applied to business process change. Students will receive an overview of the history of the Six Sigma movement along with a discussion of important DMAIC, Control and Causal methodologies. 3
CIS 4440 Advanced Database Management Systems Prerequisite CIS 3440.This course further develops the concepts introduced in CIS 3440. Topics include database administration, data warehousing, data mining, advanced database design, database security and distributed database systems. Multiple database platforms will be utilized. 3
CIS 4600 Systems Analysis and Design Prerequisites CIS 3440 and CIS 4620. This course utilizes the systems development life cycle, rapid applications development, prototyping and project management concepts and tools to plan, analyze, design and prototype computer-based systems both concurrently and dynamically. Mini real world cases are initiated by students as individual, group and teamwork assignments. 3
CIS 4620 Project Management Prerequisite CIS 2400. This course introduces the concepts and techniques of project management for a broad range of projects, including information systems and business projects. Topics include resource management, organizational factors, project manager responsibilities, team building, and risk management. Tools and techniques for project estimating and scheduling will be presented. Students will complete case studies to apply the knowledge they learned to practical experiences. 3
CIS 4640 Systems Design and Implementation Prerequisites CIS 2100, CIS 2200 and CIS 4600.This course expands the projects developed in CIS 4600. Design projects are continued, rotated, expanded, reverse engineered and reengineered, as the implementation and support phases of the systems life cycle are also simulated. Project management is also continued as an assigned group or teamwork effort. 3
CIS 4801 Field Work Prerequisite Approval of lead professor. Course is open to students in the Cooperative Education Program. 4
CIS 4840 Telecommunications in Business Prerequisite CIS 2500. This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements including networking and telecommunications technologies, hardware, and software. Emphasis is on the analysis and design of networking applications in organizations. Management of telecommunications networks, cost benefit analysis, and evaluation of connectivity options are also covered. Students learn to evaluate, select, and implement different communication options within an organization. 3
CIS 4860 Professional Certifications Prerequisites CIS 4640. Student is acquainted with professional certifications available in the discipline and will be prepared to sit for certification examinations. 3
CIS 4900 Seminar in Information Systems Prerequisite CIS 4600. This course involves selected topics in information systems. The content of the course will vary as new topics and techniques are developed and used by industry. 3
CIS 5520 Management Information Systems This course introduces the manager to the strategic use and implications of information technology in the business environment. Topics include how information systems affect and are affected by organizational goals and strategies basic overviews of the components of an information system hardware, software, data storage and retrieval, and network communications the Internet the information systems development process and systems development as planned organizational change. 3
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