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Computer Information Systems
CIS 8 Essential Computing Skills 2.00 Units
What everyone needs to know. Fundamental computer competency course designed to develop the basic computer skills and knowledge required in today's technological world. Basic computer competency is no longer a nicety, but rather a necessity. Topics include: essentials of computing, hardware and software concepts, the Internet, ethical issues, and information protection. Practical hands-on applications will introduce students to the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and email communication. Use of the technology to identify, gather, and analyze information and for communication, and understanding the legal, ethical and societal implications of technology. No previous experience with computers is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9 Colloquium-CIS 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: Computing - LPC
 
CIS 29 CIS, Independent Study .50 to 2.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 43 Professional Communications 4.00 Units
This course is designed to help students develop and refine the written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in a business environment. This will be accomplished through the planning, composing, and evaluating of written communication; report writing; and oral presentations. Additional focus will be placed on developing interpersonal skills, team participation skills, and professionalism. Students who have completed or are enrolled in Business 43, Computer Networking Technology 43, Computer Science 43, English 43, or Speech 43 may not receive credit. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 46 GAME PROGRAMMING: 2D and 3D 3.00 Units
Want to Play? You have played plenty of games. Now it is time to create your own! Design, develop and test small 2D and 3D computer games using game development software tools such as Scratch, Alice, or similar programming development programs. This first programming course will provide the student with an understanding of the principles of game design, genre-specific design issues, storytelling, image manipulation, and development teams. Programming experience is not required to get started. Although this course has a programming focus, other topics briefly covered will include the history of computer/ video game technology, game genres and design principles, and the social impact of games. Students may enroll in Computer Information Systems 48 and/or Computer Science 48 for a total of 2 times.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 48 INTRO TO GAME PROGRAMMING 3.00 Units
Want to Play? You have played plenty of games. Now it is time to create your own! You are interested in programming games, but you don't know where to begin. This course covers the basics of game programming with an emphasis on hands-on development of games using a Rapid Application Development prototyping tool such as Dark Basic or BlitzPlus. These tools, based on the Basic language, feature powerful graphics engines, and make it possible to demonstrate high-level subjects using a minimum amount of code. This first programming course provides experience and skills writing every element of your first video game from graphics and animation to sound and music. Programming experience is not required to get started. Although this course has a programming focus, other topics briefly covered will include the history of computer/video game technology, game genres and design principles, and the social impact of games. Students who have completed or are enrolled in Computer Science 48 may not receive credit.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 4950 Beginning MacIntosh 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 4951 CIS Internship Seminar 1.00 Unit
Taken in conjunction with a Field Internship Placement CIS 49.51, this seminar examines issues related to work and professional development. The seminar provides the context to reflect on concrete experiences at the internship site, and link these experiences to previously acquired, discipline-specific, classroom-based knowledge.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
Co-Requisites: CIS 4952
 
CIS 4952 Internship-Computer Technology 1.00 to 3.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
Co-Requisites: CIS 4951
 
CIS 50 Intro to Computing Info Tech 3.00 Units
A comprehensive introductory overview of computers and information technology. Topics include: basic computer concepts and terminology, hardware, software, data and procedures, data communications, Internet, computer programming concepts, the system development process and new emerging technologies. Students will interactively solve applied problems utilizing software productivity tools such as: word processors, spreadsheets, databases, Email, WWW, and programming languages such as Visual Basic or HTML. Introduce the analytical, written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in a business computing environment.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 51 Operating Sys: DOS to Windows 1.00 Unit
DOS and Windows work hand in hand to provide a graphical and intuitive user environment on DOS machines. Review the role of operating systems: DOS, Windows, Windows NT, Unix, System 7. Develop practical skills in use of some operating environments: DOS, Windows, and Windows NT. Role of hardware, application software, and the operating system and how to interact with each. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 54 Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets 4.00 Units
Introductory level spreadsheet class using Microsoft Excel to create a variety of spreadsheets with emphasis on business application programs. Identification of an Excel worksheet, adding numbers and text to a worksheet, calculations using functions and formulas, modify, change and format cell entries, save, retrieve and print a worksheet. Includes functions, templates, data query, charts, and macros. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 55 Integrating Office Application 4.00 Units
Develop a beginning/intermediate level of skills using Microsoft Office features of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint to design, produce and integrate: documents, worksheets, databases and professional presentations. The use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to create integrated office documents that promote information sharing and collaboration are covered along with how to create simple integrated office documents on the Web. This course emphasizes workplace communications and information processing skills and standards. Students will complete integrated projects that apply technology to business tasks and represent what is required in an actual business environment using the components of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 55B Advanced MS Office Skills 3.00 Units
Provides students with an opportunity for advanced study using the MS Office software suite. Portions of the course will be devoted to an overview of advanced topics in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Extends the fundamental knowledge of MS Office to incorporate and emphasize the integration capabilities among the individual applications. This class offers a case-based, problem solving approach to learning the essentials of how to use the components of the Office suite together to build a portfolio of documents for a company that demonstrate your ability to use and integrate Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. This may include business cards, letterhead, brochures, spreadsheets, databases, invoices, presentation reports, web pages and more. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 55C MICROSOFT OFFICE: Whats New 2.00 Units
Explore the new features, enhancements, and added functionality of the latest version of Microsoft Office! Students already familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access applications, will explore the differences, new functionality and new features of the newest release of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and supporting Office applications. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 55D Office:Web Apps/Collab./Cloud 2.00 Units
Over the Internet; create browser-based Office documents (Word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms), securely save and share Office documents, and collaborate online with colleagues. Explore Google Docs, Windows Web Apps, and other online collaboration tools. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 56 Lotus 1-2-3 Intro Spreadsheets 4.00 Units
Comprehensive course introduces students to Lotus spreadsheet software. Topics covered: spreadsheet concepts, formula development, using functions, creating graphics, understanding database basics and keyboard macros. Emphasis on applying spreadsheets to solve business problems. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 57 Access: Intro to Databases 4.00 Units
Introduction to Database Management Systems, a computer program that is used to organize, store, and retrieve information. Understanding of data, file and database concepts using Microsoft Access for Windows with emphasis on business application. Identify and evaluate client needs/requirements and translate those needs into a working database application model. Integrate Access data with other Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 and 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 59A Web Development: HTML/XHTML 2.00 Units
Introduction to publishing on the World Wide Web (WWW). Topics include: creating Web pages with markup languages, including HTML/XHTML, file management for the Web, and uploading files via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to a web server. This course includes coding with mark up languages, cascading style sheets, and introduction to scripting (JavaScript), the use of images and other media (audio, video) on the Web, and interactive tools like forms and image maps. This course prepares apprentice Web designers and developers to identify the information needs of a client, design appropriate WWW solutions, and implement them. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 59B Web Dev: DHTML/XHTML,CSS,Java 2.00 Units
An expansion of HTML web authoring capabilities that includes Dynamic HTML/XHTML, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript. This course is designed to offer students a case-oriented, problem-solving approach to learning beyond the basics of HTML/XHTML. Students will quickly review all the most important topics of HTML/XHTML, from the basics of creating Web pages with graphics and links, using tables, and controlling page layout with frames, to study more advanced topics, including cascading style sheets, programming with JavaScript and JavaScript objects and events, creating a multimedia Web page, creating a Web page with forms, working with dynamic content and layout, controlling mouse and keyboard events, and creating new frames and windows. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 59C Web Prog - JavaScript /AJAX 4.00 Units
Develop client-side, interactive webpages using JavaScript and asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) scripting languages. Write JavaScript scripts that manipulate with the JavaScript Document Object Model (DOM), control program flow, validate forms, animate images, target frames, and create cookies. Implement AJAX techniques that uses JavaScript-based objects to retrieve responses from a web server in a dynamic way, allowing for instant, on page updating, a key element in Web 2.0. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 60 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00 Units
Principles of systems analysis; techniques of analysis and design. This course will explore systems analysis and design from the early days of second generation systems development up to and including graphical user interface design and development (GUI). Exercises and case projects to develop knowledgeable use of the entire system development life cycle. Data gathering, problem solving, data flow diagrams, decision tables, pseudocode, database design and implementation, program coding and the use of Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 62 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00 Units
Using the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), learn the basic characteristics of projects and project management, with emphasis on the five PMBOK project process groups of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Explore the nine knowledge areas of project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, and risk and procurement management. This introductory course covers the terminology you will need to know, how all the project management processes are linked together, the key areas of expertise you need to know to manage projects successfully. Review objectives of industry certifications including; Project+, CAPM, PMP. This course focuses on developing and applying management and business skills in typical technical and business environments and provides an introduction to the field of project management. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 60.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 65 Intro to Desktop Operating Sys 2.00 Units
By performing numerous hands-on labs, students in this class will gain an understanding of desktop operating systems using command line and GUI interfaces, such as Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Win7, UNIX/Linux, Apple, and other emerging operating systems. Including online web-based desktops and cloud computing. Students will use virtualization software VMware, MS VirtualPC, or Sun VirtualBox to install and configure operating systems and user applications on a microcomputer system. Students will also experiment with online desktops-like AjaxWindows, Schmedley, Glide, Google Docs, eyeOS. Operating systems for cell phones (Google Android Chrome OS, IPhone) will be demonstrated. The role of hardware, application software and the operating system and how they interact with each other will be explored. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CNT 50 may not receive credit. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals 3.00 Units
This course is a foundation course that explains and describes how computer networks are designed, installed, and administrated. Introduction to communications concepts, data communications, networking, and internetworking. Review of major network components: hardware, software, protocols (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NETBEUI), topologies, and cabling. Overview of LAN administration, setup, and installation. Preparation for the Network+ certification exam. Students may receive credit for either CIS 66 or CNT 52. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 68 Visual Basic/Microsoft Applic 2.00 Units
Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language provided with Microsoft Office suite, provides a common programming language for customizing Microsoft Office applications. With VBA, students will develop customized applications built around the standard Office applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. For specific business needs. In this class students will learn how the Microsoft Office suite is related to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). They will also become acquainted with the Visual Basic for Applications Integrated Development Environment (VBA IDE). They will learn to open the VBA IDE multiple different Office applications. They will also create some simple programs into the VBA IDE and learn how to run those programs. Finally, students will learn how to create and run a macro and view the code created by the macro. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 68A Novell- V2.2 System Manager 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 69 Web Design Technologies/Tools 2.00 Units
A survey of the languages and tools used to author Web pages. Introduction to the basics of HTML/XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and explains how to develop basic Web pages using Dreamweaver authoring tool. Learn how to create and manipulate images and animation with Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Fireworks, and Flash. Add interactivity to your Web pages using Javascript and DHTML. Students will create many different applications ranging from simple Web pages that link to other Web pages, animations that run within a Web page, and JavaScript programs that interact with visitors to a Web site. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 70 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS 2.00 Units
Microsoft Project, Visio, and more. Hands-on overview of various types of project management software applications that help manage and track projects and tasks, visually draw network and process flow diagrams and create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information. Software to include desktop and/or web-based versions of proprietary and/or open source software such as Microsoft Project/Open Workbench, Visio, Mind Mapping software.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 71 Computer Typing 1.00 Unit
Individualized instruction in computer typing. Instruction in basic to advance skills development.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 71A Keyboarding/Word Processing 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the alphabet letter keys on the computer keyboard for touch-typing. Learn basic keyboarding techniques for accuracy and speed. This course is the first in a series of sequential courses in Keyboarding Instruction. Students are advised to take these courses in sequence for best training results.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 71B Keyboard (Numbers and Symbols) 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the numbers and symbol keys on the computer keyboard for touch typing. Review of alphabetic keys and common punctuation marks. Speed building and accuracy improvement. Strongly Recommended: CIS 71A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 71C Skills Improvement 1.00 Unit
Development of keyboarding skill for those students who have learned the location of the keys on the keyboard by touch and are ready to increase speed and accuracy. Practice keyboarding control of speed and accuracy on straight copy, rough draft copy, and copy with numbers, and symbols. Skill progress is measured by keying text within specified time limits. Students should know the location of the keys on the keyboard before attempting this course. This course is the third module in a sequential series of beginning keyboarding instruction. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 71B.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 72A Data Management 1.00 Unit
Individualized instruction on the theory and practice of alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing. Basic principles of filing and effective records management for both paper and electronic filing systems. Introduction to database functions, such as enter, editing, finding, and deleting records, creating queries, and printing report.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 72B Sprdsht Integration w/Wd Proc 1.00 Unit
Basic usage of spreadsheet software in document reporting and presentation. Integration of spreadsheets with Word, PowerPoint, and Access. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 and Computer Information Systems 88A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 73A Ten-Key Skill Development 1.00 Unit
Skill development on the computer numeric keypad and electronic calculator including use of memory functions, and data entry using spreadsheets.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 73B Math Applications on Calc/Comp 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 73C Data Applications on Computers 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 75 Office Technology/Communicat 1.00 Unit
Overview of various technologies (such as bulletin boards, teleconferencing, shared resources, voice-messaging systems, and On-line Services) used for communicating internally and externally with microcomputers. Hands-on practice with electronic mail, the Internet, MS Outlook, and integrating the MS Office Suite to perform administrative tasks and functions for managing the office. Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A and Computer Typing at 30 gwam.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 77 Virtual Office/SOHO Tech 2.00 Units
Examine from a practical viewpoint the technologies, technical terminology, installation, and operation of a small office/home office (SOHO) or virtual office. Explores steps in creating a virtual office, setting up a home office using technology to support a business, and other topics related to communication and business operations. Hardware, software, tools and gadgets for the virtual, computer-based small office/home office business are evaluated. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 78 Becoming Virtual Professional 3.00 Units
A Virtual Professional is an independent entrepreneur that provides their services on a contractual basis using today's advanced technology from their own office or remote location. Services offered by each Virtual Professional differ according to their own skills. Students will explore the career opportunities available to administrative support personnel or "vitual assistants" or other professionals offering their services in a virtual environment. This course provides information and guidance in creating a virtual office. Topics include: marketing your abilities, setting up an in-home office, using technology to support your business, coping with working alone, electronic communication, and professional networking. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 79 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURE 3.00 Units
Medical office principles and procedures to include telecommunications, scheduling appointments, office equipment, medical documents and word processing, managing medical records, banking, payroll, expense reports, petty cash, billing, recordkeeping, postal services, health insurance, coding, and utilizing the Internet for online financial services and resources. The importance of medical ethics in application of professional office behavior. Overview of medical law and careers in medical office environment. Strongly recommended: CIS 8 and CIS 88A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 80 Intro Prog/Basic/Visual Basic 4.00 Units
Introduction to fundamental programming concepts and logic using Visual Basic.NET to emphasize problem-solving techniques using structured design and development. Extensive coverage of the Visual Basic programming language using the Microsoft.Net and Visual Studio IDE environment. Students will construct forms and define procedures, events, properties, methods and objects to solve a variety of business-oriented problems and to create Visual Basic applications that deploy on multiple platforms such as Windows OS, Office applications, Web pages, cell phones, and handheld computers. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 81 Digital Media-Workplace I 2.00 Units
Increased workplace demand for digital media skills – planning, designing, creating, maintaining and managing effective communications using different forms of digital media: photo imaging capture and manipulation, video/audio production, web site/blog/podcast publishing. Via instructor-led tutorials and media-intensive projects, students will learn introductory hands-on techniques for producing beginning-level self-running presentations, multimedia web sites, digital images, and streaming audio and video.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 84 Windows 1.00 Unit
Individualized, hands-on class introducing Microsoft Windows operation. Participants will become familiar with the windows environment. Learn techniques to manage files and folders, use Microsoft Windows' accessories programs, such as WordPad, Calculator, and Paint, and share data between programs.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 85A Web Development: Dreamweaver I 2.00 Units
This course is an introductory course primarily for new or prospective Web designers who want to develop Web pages/sites using Dreamweaver Web authoring software. Topics include; planning, designing, creating, editing, and publishing Web pages with emphasis on hyperlinks, formatting text with CSS, graphics, lists, tables, frames, and basic rollovers. Students will learn to plan, build, organize, upload and manage Web pages as a Web site. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 85B Web Development:Dreamweaver II 2.00 Units
In this course, you'll learn and demonstrate intermediate web page and site design skills using Dreamweaver web authoring software. Some powerful features lie just below the surface in Dreamweaver, including precision positioning through layers, expanded interactivity, and even the ability to create JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets without wading through reams of code. Students will learn to plan, build, organize, upload and manage Web pages as a Web site. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 85A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 87M MS Word/MAC: Intro to Word Pro 3.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 88 Microsoft Word for Windows 3.00 Units
Word processing techniques and applications, including formatting, basic operating system commands for processing data and records management. Strongly recommended: Computer Typing at 30 gwam.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 88A Introduction to Microsoft Word 1.50 Units
Develop the skills needed in the workplace to produce common business documents. Topics include document creation and editing; use of Microsoft Word features to apply character and paragraph formatting; creating and formatting tables, enhancing visual appeal by incorporating graphics elements, and printing documents. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 71A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 88B Adv Microsoft Word 1.50 Units
Advanced word processing techniques used to produce complex business documents. Includes topics such as integrating graphics and shapes into documents, formatting multiple page reports, creating tables of contents and indexes, inserting footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies, creating and using macros, and form templates, and integration with other programs such as Excel. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 88A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 89A Desktop Presentation 1.00 Unit
Desktop presentation design techniques and enhancements. Application using current desktop presentation software. Hands-on experience creating, saving printing slide shows.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 89B Desktop Publishing 1.50 Units
Design professional and customized business cards, letterheads, envelopes, mailing labels, and brochures quickly and easily using Microsoft Publisher.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 90 TODAYS TECHNOLOGY TOOLS 2.00 Units
Technology is always changing; this fun, fast-paced, dynamic class is a hands-on exploration of today’s hot new technologies. Students will identify today’s new technology trends, understand how and why to appropriately incorporate these technology tools into school/workplace activities. Today, with student input, topics could include: new web tools (instant messaging, podcasting, blogs , wikis, social networking sites, virtual worlds), new websites, collaboration software, tech gadgets, and more. Tomorrow?, to be determined.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9001 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 2.00 Units
This course provides students with a vendor-neutral introduction to and an overview of database systems including database design, Entity Relationship data modeling, the relational model, optimizing databases through normalization, data administration and SQL. Application of knowledge with hands-on experience with a database management system.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9002 DATABASE DESIGN/SQL PROG 3.00 Units
In Database Design, students learn to analyze business scenarios and create data models, a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. In Database Programming with SQL, students implement their database design by creating a physical database using Oracle Structured Query Language (SQL) to create, query, manipulate, and control access to the data in a relational database. The SQL commands, functions, and operators supported by Oracle as extensions to standard SQL are emphasized. Students learn to create and maintain database objects such as tables, indexes, views, constraints, and sequences. Prepare students for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 57.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9003 ORACLE: DATABASE PROG PL/SQL 3.00 Units
This course introduces students to Procedural Language/ Structured Query Language (PL/SQL) through a project-based approach. Learn procedural logic constructs such as variables, constants, conditional statements and iterative controls; then execute, and manage PL\SQL stored program units such as procedures, functions, packages, and database triggers. Learn the basic functionality of how to debug functions and procedures using the SQL Developer Debugger. Manage PL/SQL subprograms, triggers, declaring identifiers and trapping exceptions. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 90.02.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9004 ORACLE: DATABASE ADMIN. 3.00 Units
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in basic administration of Oracle latest Database. In this class, students learn how to install and maintain Oracle Database. Gain a conceptual understanding of the Oracle database architecture and how its components work and interact with one another. Learn to create an operational database and properly manage the various structures in an effective and efficient manner including performance monitoring, database security, user management, and backup/recovery techniques. The lesson topics are reinforced with structured hands-on practices.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9010 WRITING SQL QUERIES-MICROSOFT 2.00 Units
Introduction to how client/server architecture works, and examines the various database and business tasks that can be performed by using the components of Microsoft SQL Server. Learn SQL Server database concepts such as relational databases, normalization, and database objects. In addition, the student will learn how to use T-SQL to query databases and generate reports.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 91 Integr. Soft Skills/Tech Prof .50 to 2.00 Units
“Soft Skills” or Workplace Readiness Skills result in effective job performance or college success. Soft skills complement hard skills, which are the technical requirements of a job. Combine technical proficiency with soft skills employability and foundation skills such as verbal and written communication, problem-solving and decision marking, and teamwork. Students enroll in one or more of four 8-hour seminars that focus on these soft skills: 1) effective written communication; 2) effective verbal/non-verbal communication; 3) problem solving and decision marking, or; 4) technology proficiency assessment. These skills have been identified as critical to the success of all IT professionals.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9101 INTERNET BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS 1.50 Units
Internet Business Fundamentals prepares students to work effectively in today's business environment using the Internets wide array of useful resources. Learn about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles and the skills and technologies to perform them. Review Internet connection methods, protocols, the domain name system, and cloud computing. Study functions of Web browsers, the components of Web addresses, the use and control of cookies. Configure browser preferences, plug-ins. Study databases as they relate to Web search engines, and use search engines to conduct basic and advanced Web searches. Configure e-mail clients and use e-mail for communicating effectively over the Internet using modern Web technologies and social networking and collaboration tools. Learn about the risks associated with being connected to the Internet, and about the security measures that can keep your computer system and your personal information secure. This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW: www.ciwcertified.com) program.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9102 NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS 1.50 Units
Network Technology Foundations is an accelerated networking course designed to teach essential networking concepts, skills, and practices. Identify various network components and protocols that enable users to share data. Explore different types of transmission media, and how network architecture and topologies provide for efficient and secure communication. Review the OSI reference model and its relationship to packet creation, and compare and contrast the OSI model with the Internet architecture model. Study the functions and features of internetworking server types, and the benefits of implementing a Content Management System (CMS). Learn about the importance of routing, and explore IP addressing, IP address classes and subnet masks. Review essential network security concepts, Internet-based challenges facing today's users, and methods you can use to secure networks and network transmissions, including authentication, encryption and firewalls. This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW: www.ciwcertified.com) program.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9103 WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDAT 2.00 Units
Web Site Development Foundations teaches essential Web page development skills and how to work as a productive part of a Web site development team. Develop Web sites using HTML/XHTML; write source code manually and using graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools. Insert images, hyperlinks, tables, forms, frames, using style sheets to format Web page content, and implement fundamental design concepts. Validate your XHTML code, recognizing the importance of Internet marketing and search engine optimization. Connect Web pages to databases, identify e-commerce solutions, and how link Web site development to business goals. Throughout the course, students will learn how sites are developed as managed projects. This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW: www.ciwcertified.com) program.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9104 WEB DESIGN SPECIALIST 3.00 Units
Design and publish Web sites using popular production tools such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Expressions, HTML/XHTML. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (site development process, customer expectations, ethical and legal issues), Web Design Elements (aesthetics, user's experience, navigation, usability, accessibility), Basic Web Technologies ( HTML/XHTML, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance) and Advanced Web Technologies (multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases). In this course, you will work with popular production tools such as Microsoft Expression, Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. Study design and development technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript, Java applets, Dynamic HTML, plug-ins, multimedia and databases. Learn how Web sites are developed as managed projects, relate Web site development to business goals, and apply guidelines for user accessibility to Web site development. Consider site design from several perspectives; design from the Web user's perspective so that you can identify with user interests and needs. You will also assume the roles of Web designer and project manager, as you work through the Web site development process by evolving a Web presence site into a working prototype Web project. This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW: www.ciwcertified.com) program. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9105 E-COMMERCE WEB TECHNOLOGY 2.00 Units
E-Commerce strategies and practices show how to conduct business online and manage the technical issues associated with constructing an e-commerce Web site. Learn the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic commerce, and will explore e-commerce technologies at various levels of sophistication. NOTE: This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW: www.ciwcertified.com) program. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 94 COMPUTER SKILLS FOR WORKPLACE 2.00 Units
Fundamental computer competency course designed to develop the basic computer skills and knowledge required in today’s business environment. Basic computer competency is no longer a nicety, but a necessity. Topics include; essentials of computing, hardware and software concepts, the Internet, ethical issues, and information protection. Practical hands-on applications will introduce students to the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, and email communication and basic keyboarding techniques for accuracy and speed. Use of technology to identify, gather, and analyze information and for communication, and understanding the legal, ethical and societal implications of technology. No previous experience with computers is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 95 Work Experience Practicum 1.00 to 3.00 Units
Earn college credit for learning while working. Occupational Work Experience is college-supervised employment of students that extends classroom learning to the work place and relates to the students' educational or occupational goals. Students must have a job (paid, volunteer or internship) in a licensed business that directly relates to their goals. Through a set of individualized learning objectives established by the student, supervisor and instructor, each student will work with and learn from professionals in their field of study. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and apply knowledge and skills gained in the traditional classroom in a work-site situation. Corequisite: Computer Information Systems 96. 5-15 hours or more of paid employment per week or 4-12 hours of volunteer work per week.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
Co-Requisites: CIS 96
 
CIS 96 Work Experience Seminar 1.00 Unit
Earn college credit for learning while working. Focal point for the coordination of the student's program of study with college supervised part-time or full-time employment in the student's major field. Case studies, job related problems, student cases and presentations, and material related to employment, organizations and management are discussed; emphasis on building strong working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, and co-workers. Course content will serve as a guideline as you go through the employment cycle of setting goals, researching careers, applying for and getting a job, and dealing with workplace issues. Corequisite: Computer Information Systems 95.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
Co-Requisites: CIS 95
 
CIS 9763 QUATTRO PRO Intro Business 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9766 C++ for Business Majors 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9767 Intro to Programming NOMAD 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9768 Introduction to PARADOX 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9901 Web Development: XML Basics 2.00 Units
XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language. While XHTML was designed to display data and to focus on how data looks, XML was designed to describe data and to focus on what data is. XML was created to structure, store and to send information. This course introduces the purpose, scope, and essential concepts of XML with emphasis on its implementation utilizing various vendor-neutral technologies. You will create an XML document, work with namespaces, validate an XML document, and work with schemas. Topics include XML structure and syntax, Well-Formed and Valid XML documents based on DTDs and Schemas, document classes, XML parser selection and evaluations, as well as an introduction to Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), Cascade Stylesheets (CSS). Students will develop a full-functional XML-based web site utilizing the above techniques.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9902 Learn Office Apps: ON DEMAND .50 to 2.00 Units
Take charge of your learning! Students select the MS Office application (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) features, knowledge, or skills they want to learn. The instructor and student create an individualized learning plan to meet their personal learning goals that builds upon their current abilities and knowledge. Course allows students to focus on specific, individualized Office applications topics. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 50. 1.5-6.0 laboratory
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9903 Office 2007: Whats New 2.00 Units
Explore the new features of Microsoft Office 2007! This class is meant for students who know the Office applications but are looking to explore the differences between Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access are covered. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 50. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9950 Novell-Netware 2.2/3.x Install 1.00 Unit
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9951 C++ for Business Majors 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9952 Excel Spreadsheet Fundamentals 1.50 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9953 MacIntosh Basics .50 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9954 Novell-Netware4.xInstal&Config 1.00 Unit
Install and configure NetWare 4.x, perform basic workstation skills, configure basic network resources in NetWare Directory Services (NDS), manage large networks involving multiple servers, create an effective security system, set up network printing and create network automation. Prerequisite: CIS 91A or equivalent and CIS 91B or equivalent (with a grade of C or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9955 Foxpro: Intro to Database 4.00 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9956 ACCESS: Intro to Databases 4.00 Units
Introduction to Database Management Systems, a computer program that is used to organize, store and retrieve information. Understanding of data management, file, and database concepts using ACCESS for Windows with emphasis on business applications. Identify and evaluate client needs/requirements and translate those needs into a working database application model. Integrate ACCESS data with other Microsoft Office applications: Word and Excel. Strongly recommended: CIS 50, CIS 51, and CIS 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9958 Programming In Visual Basic 2.50 Units
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9959 Windows NT Workstation Fund 1.00 Unit
Explore end user manipulation Windows NT Workstation operating system. Explore capabilities of multitasking this Windows desktop operating system, peer-to-peer workgroup environment and networked client workstations. Gain working knowledge and skill of creating groups and configuring desktop. Understand basic functions of network sharing with user accounts, group accounts and shared resources. Develop practical skills in the use of NT Workstation user interface, mouse, menus, program manager, control panel, file management and customizing the desktop.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9960 Support Windows NT Workstation 2.00 Units
Configure, optimize, install, and troubleshoot the NT Workstation operating system and prepare for the Microsoft Certified Professional exam. Learn all the capabilities of Windows and Windows for Workgroups elevated to a more powerful, multitasking level. Describe the Microsoft system product strategy, install NT, configure the environment, create and manage user and group accounts, manage file systems and resources, manage user account security, configure and control the boot process, and determine the appropriate course of action to take for common problems.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9961 Excel: Introduction to Excel .30 Units
Introductory Excel on the PC to create a variety of spreadsheets with emphasis upon business applications. Identification of an Excel worksheet, adding numbers and text to a worksheet, calculations using functions and formulas, modify, change and format cell entries, save and retrieve and print a worksheet. 18 hours total laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9962 Learning Microsoft Windows .30 Units
Self-paced, hands-on instruction on Microsoft Windows operations. Includes document production. 18 hours total laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9963 Basics for WordPerfect .30 Units
WordPerfect techniques and applications, including formatting, basic operating system commands. 18 hours total laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9964 Basics for WordPerfect Windows .30 Units
WordPerfect for Windows commands and applications, including formatting, basic operating system commands. 18 hours total laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9965 Basics for Microsoft Word .30 Units
Microsoft Word techniques and applications, including formatting, basic operating system commands. 18 hours total laboratory.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9966 Desktop Publish/Presentation 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used in desktop publishing or presentation. Using current desktop presentation and publishing software. Hands-on experience creating, saving, printing presentations and publications.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 9967 Microsoft Access 1.00 Unit
Hands-on class introducing database concepts using Microsoft Access. Learn data management and how to create the parts of a database; tables, forms, reports and queries.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9968 Microsoft Excel 1.00 Unit
Hands-on class introducing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Learn techniques and applications; including creating and editing spreadsheets, performing calculations, formatting, graphing, saving and printing.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9969 Windows 1.00 Unit
Hands-on class introducing Microsoft Windows operations. Become familiar with the windows environment. Learning techniques to manage files and folders, using the Windows accessories programs and sharing data between programs.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9970 Microsoft Word 1.00 Unit
Hands-on class introducing word processing using Microsoft Word. Learn techniques and applications; including creating and editing documents, formatting, using tabs, saving and printing.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9971 Microsoft Word-Level 2 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class in word processing techniques using Microsoft Word. Learn techniques and applications; including formatting various business documents, using styles, managing long documents, mail merge, automating using macros, and customizing Word.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9972 Microsoft Word-Level 3 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class in word processing techniques using Microsoft Word. Learn techniques and advanced features; including formatting tables, desktop publishing features, including ClipArt, WordArt and graphics, Newspaper style columns, integrating Word with Office programs, creating Web documents, and on-screen forms.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9973 Microsoft Access-Level 2 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class developing a database using Microsoft Access. Learn techniques and applications; including using performing calculations in forms and reports, managing data in multiple tables, understanding table relationships, building complex forms and reports, customizing and automating Access.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9974 Microsoft Access-Level 3 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class developing a database using Microsoft Access. Learn techniques to develop a database project; controlling table relationships, building forms with complex objects, using queries to perform global updates, customizing and automating Access.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9975 Microsoft Excel-Level 2 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class analyzing data and managing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Learn techniques and applications; including using functions to perform calculations, managing workbooks, managing lists with sorting and filtering, and customizing and automating Excel.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9976 Microsoft Excel-Level 3 1.50 Units
Online, hands-on class analyzing data and managing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Learn techniques and advanced features; including using managing lists extracting data and using lookup functions, use What-If analysis feature, summarizing data using subtotals and pivot tables, sharing data with other Office programs, creating Excel documents for the Internet, customizing and programming.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9979 Internet and Web Essentials 2.00 Units
Introduction to Internet resources, history, terminology, and social issues through discussion and hands-on practice. This class will introduce students to: various Internet resources including web browsers, e-mail, the World Wide Web, search engines, searching techniques, Usenet Newsgroups, chat, mailing lists, Telnet, and file transfer protocol (FTP). Hands-on experience using a web browser, navigating the World Wide Web, finding information on the World Wide Web, conducting successful searches to solve information needs, evaluating search results, basic html coding, how to create and publish web pages containing hypertext links, and images. Strongly recommended: CIS 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9980 Building Web Sites 2.00 Units
Design and development concepts and use of standard HTML tags to develop web pages. Topics include: the effects of various HTML tags, use of web editing tools, design considerations for intelligent and attractive web pages, use of multimedia (audio and video). Introduction to dynamic HTML tags such as: cascading style sheets, frames, table, image maps, meta tags.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV I - LPC
 
CIS 9981 Visual Basic/Microsoft Applic 2.00 Units
Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language provided with Microsoft Office suite, provides a common programming language for customizing Microsoft Office applications. With VBA, students will develop customized applications built around the standard Office applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access for specific business needs. In this class, students will learn how the Microsoft Office suite is related to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). They will become acquainted with the Visual Basic for Applications Integrated Development Environment (VBA IDE). They will learn to open the VBA IDE in multiple different Office applications. They will also create some simple programs into the VBA IDE and learn how to run those programs. Finally, students will learn how to create and run a macro and view the code created by the macro. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 55.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9982 Web Page/DHTML/CSS/JavaScript 2.00 Units
An expansion of HTML web authoring capabilities that includes Dynamic HTML, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript. This course is designed to offer students a case-oriented problem-solving approach to learning beyond the basics of HTML. Students will quickly review all the most important topics of HTML, from the basics of creating Web pages with graphics and links, using tables, and controlling page layout with frames, to study more advanced topics, including cascading style sheets, programming with JavaScript and JavaScript objects and events, creating a multimedia Web page, creating a Web page with forms, working with dynamic content and layout, controlling mouse and keyboard events, and creating new frames and windows. Advisory: Computer Information Systems 59.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9983 Web Programming-JavaScript 4.00 Units
Course provides a foundation in web programming with JavaScript for beginning programmers. This is an introductory programming course that teaches students how to create JavaScripts to enhance Web pages. Students will learn JavaScript syntax, how to add JavaScript programs to a Web page, and fundamental programming techniques. Introduces the skills required to design Web-based applications using the JavaScript scripting language such as writing small scripts; working with data types; creating interactive forms using various form objects; and using the advanced features of JavaScript including loops, frames and cookies. Covers a quick overview of HTML, basic components of JavaScript language, and the client side of JavaScript running on browsers. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or equivalent (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV III - LPC
 
CIS 9984 Voice Recognition Doc Process 2.00 Units
Use of voice-recognition software, such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking, in place of the computer keyboard to create documents and navigate the Internet. This course covers diction procedures and voice commands to input text, access program menus, and activate keyboard commands. Use voice dictation to create e-mail messages, memorandums, letters, and other business documents. Review punctuation, capitalization, number usage, and word usage principles in the context of creating business documents by voice.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9985 Networking/Windows 2000 Server 4.00 Units
Study of personal computer networking in a Windows 2000 Server environment. Networking fundamentals and protocols with emphasis on the TCP/IP suit. ISO/OSI. Reference Model, Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Mixed environment networking, data security, server domain models, and network directory concepts. Server system administration, troubleshooting and optimization. In-depth analysis and use of the Windows 2000 Server operating system. Introduction to UNIX and Macintosh O/S. Network communications and encoding schemes. Packet and network analysis tools and procedures. Course work includes substantial use of the Internet. Prerequisite: Electronics Technology 54B or CIS 61.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9986 Cisco CCNP Advanced Routing 4.00 Units
This course is the first course in the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course will cover the configuration of Cisco routers for operation in large or growing multiprotocol internetworks. This course includes lectures and laboratory exercises that focus primarily on scalable technologies and the Cisco IOS software features that are most useful in building large or growing internetworks. These features include scalable routing protocols, such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP, queuing, VLSM, route redistribution route summarization, and NAT. Prerequisite: Electronics Technology 58C.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9987 Desktop Support Tech 2.00 Units
The course is based on the knowledge; skills and abilities commonly found in computer user support or Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) position descriptions and on the tasks employers expect entry-level support staff to be able to perform. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot basic problems end users will face while running Microsoft Windows operating system in an Active Directory network environment, or Windows operating system Home edition in a workgroup environment. Focusing on building your ability to resolve end-user incident requests about Windows Operating system AND applications running ont he Windows operating system in the corporate or home environment, this course covers configuring and troubleshooting connectivity for applications; and configuring application security features. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50 or equivalent (completed with a garde of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9988 Web Development-Dreamweaver I 2.00 Units
This course is an introductory course primarily for new or prospective Web designers who want to develop Web pages/sites using Dreamweaver Web authoring software. Topics include: planning, designing, creating, editing, and publishing Web pages with emphasis on hyperlinks, formatting text with CSS, graphics, lists, tables, frames, and basic rollovers. Students will learn to plan, build, organize, upload and manage Web pages as a Web site. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9989 Web Development: Frontpage I 2.00 Units
Practical instruction in designing and publishing business web pages using Microsoft FrontPage web authoring software. Students will learn to plan, design, build, organize, upload, manage, and publish Web pages that incorporate formatted text, images, hyperlinks, lists, tables, multimedia, forms and frames. Strongly recommended: Computer Information System 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9990 ORACLE SQL/Database Des/Prog 3.50 Units
Initial course of the Oracle Academy @ Las Positas College. The Oracle Academy educates students on the fundamentals of database design and SQL programming and provides them with the necessary skills to pursue academic and professional opportunities. Students analyze case studies to identify patterns and connections between information not obviously related and to develop solutions to make a business effective. Students become proficient business analysts, and technical experts in structured query language (SQL), and develop essential "professional skills" including teamwork, project management, presentation and interviewing techniques. In this course, students gain an understanding of relational databases through the powerful Structured Query Language (SQL). Introduction to Oracle's newest Structured Query Language used in creating, querying, manipulation, and controlling access to the data in a rational database. The SQL commands, functions, and operators supported by Oracle as extensions to standard SQL are emphasized. Students learn to create and maintain database objects such as tables, indexes, views, contraints, and sequences. Students practice SQL using SQL Workshop, an application that is available via a web browser in Oracle HTML DB. Prepare students for the Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 57.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9991 Intro to Game Program Concepts 3.00 Units
Want to Play? You have played plenty of games. Now it is time to create your own! You are interested in programming games, but you don't know where to begin. Intro to Game Programming course covers the basics of game programming and will emphasize hands-on development of games using a Rapid Application Development prototyping tool such as Dark Basic or BlitzPlus. These tools, based on the Basic language, feature powerful graphics engines, and make it possible to demonstrate high-level subjects using a minimum amount of code. This first programming course gives students some experience and skills writing every element of your first video game - from graphics and animation to sound and music. You don't have to have any programming experience to get started. Although this course has a programming focus, other topics briefly covered will include the history of computer/video game technology, game genres and design principles, and the social impact of games.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9992 Web: PHP Programming, MySQL 3.00 Units
This course showcases the popular and powerful PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), an Open Source, server-side scripting language for adding dynamic content to a website. For web developers who need to add dynamic content to their web sites, including form processing, database-driven content, password protection, cookie processing. Students will create a PHP project that integrates database, password protection and cookie processing that can be applied to web applications such as shopping carts, auction sites, and portal web sites. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9993 Create Web Interact w/Flash 2.00 Units
This course covers the creation of vector-based graphics, animation, and interactivity within the Web environment. Emphasis will be placed on applying design principles to the elements of motion and interactivity. The basic operating principles of Macromedia Flash will be applied in order to create Web sites with animation, interactive buttons, and sound. Issues of optimal delivery and web accessibility will also be covered. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 59A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9994 Protecting Your PC 2.00 Units
New viruses pop up every day, spam continually overloads our inboxes, and system crashes seem to happen for no reason! Figuring out how to protect against these problems is a challenge for all computer users, you need to know about the tools and techniques available to help protect your computers. This course will focus on identifying threats in a variety of categories (spyware, adware, spam, viruses, personal identity theft, hackers) and how to address them. Intended for persons who want to understand more about computer security issues and how to mitigate risks, including firewalls, antivirus software, and Windows operating system. Topics include: securing and caring for your computer hardware, passwords, protecting your PC, file and printer sharing, accounts and authentication, file/folder permissions, viruses and the use of antivirus software, data encryption, physical network security, backing up your data, proxy services, firewalls, electronic mail, SPAM, and E-Mail filters. Some of the concepts learned in the course are explored further throughout the use of 'hands-on' computer exercises. Strongly Recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9995 Computer Skills for Workplace 2.00 Units
Fundamental computer competency course designed to develop the basic computer skills and knowledge required in today's business environment. Basic computer competency is no longer a nicety, but a necessity. Topics include essentials of computing, hardware and software concepts, the Internet, ethical issues, and information protection. Practical hands-on applications will introduce students to the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, and email communication and basic keyboarding techniques for accuracy and speed. Use of technology to identify, gather, and analyze information and for communication, and understanding the legal, ethical and societal implications of technology. No previous experience with computers is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 9996 Internet Business Fundamentals 1.50 Units
Internet Business Fundamentals prepares students to work effectively in today's business environment and is designed to guide students through the Internet and its wide array of useful resources. Students build competency in Internet Technology (IT) job roles, Internet connection methods, protocols, the domain name system, configuring Browsers Preferences and Security, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), defining databases, distinguishing among Web search engines, and conducting basic and advanced Web searches. Students will also gain competency in E-mail configuration, identifying Internet security measures and discussing project management fundamentals and how project management concepts and skills are becoming an important component of all IT job roles. NOTE: This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) courses. The CIW certification program validates job-role skills competency for entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals alike. For detailed information, see CIW's website at www.ciwcertified.com. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9997 Network Technology Foundations 1.50 Units
Network Technology Foundations is an accelerated course designed to teach students essential networking concepts, skills, and practices. Students build competency in various networks and Protocols, including wireless technologies, identifying and describing the functions and features of internetworking servers, performing basic hardware and operating system maintenance procedures, understanding essential network security concepts, and exploring career opportunities in the IT industry and will discuss effective ways of communicating technical information. NOTE: This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) courses. The CIW certification program validates job-role skills competency for entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals alike. For detailed information, see CIW's website at www.ciwcertified.com. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9998 Web Site Developmnt Foundation 2.00 Units
Web Site Development Foundations is designed to learn essential Web page development skills and how to work as a productive part of a Web site development team. Topics include creating validated XHTML code, recognizing the importance of marketing, and fundamental design concepts. Students will learn how to insert images, create hyperlinks, as well as use tables, forms and frames. In addition to learning about XHTML and HTML coding, students will learn how to connect Web pages to databases, identify e-commerce solutions, and how to link Web site development to business goals. Throughout the course, students will learn how sites are developed as managed projects. NOTE: This course is one of a series in the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) courses. The CIW certification program validates job-role skills competency for entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals alike. For detailed information, see CIW's website at www.ciwcertified.com. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV V - LPC
 
CIS 9999 Web Develop: Dreamweaver II 2.00 Units
In this course, you will learn and demonstrate intermediate web page and site design skills using Macromedia Dreamweaver Web authoring software. Some powerful features lie just below the surface in Dreamweaver, including precision positioning through layers, expanded interactivity, and even the ability to create JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets without wading through reams of code. Students will learn to plan, build, organize, upload and manage Web pages as a Web site. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 99.88.
College: Las Positas College
Division: DIV II - LPC
 
CIS 150 Beginning Macintosh I .50 Units
Introductory hands-on training in word processing, data base, spreadsheet and graphics. Knowledge of the standard (typewriter) keyboard is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 
CIS 151 Beginning Macintosh II .50 Units
Training in the usage of the MacIntosh computer for word processing, data base, spreadsheets and graphics. A working knowledge of the standard (typewriter) keyboard and familiarity with the MAC computer is required.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Business
 

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