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COMPUTERS IN BUSINESS

Program Overview

NOTE: This program is being withdrawn. Its inclusion in our catalog is for those students who are finishing the requirements.

This is a 15 credit-hour certificate program designed to familiarize a student with the business uses of computers. The student will gain exposure to computer concepts and computer software. This exposure will be useful to the person whose job or business requires the use of a computer.

Program Requirements

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
CAS 105 and

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular word processing package. Includes editing, formatting, creating tables and outlines and merging data.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CAS 115 and

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular spreadsheet package. Includes creating, editing and formatting worksheets; working with formulas, functions and charts.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CAS 125 or

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular database package. Includes creating databases, tables and table relationships, maintaining an querying databases, and creating forms and reports.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CAS 160 1-3

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of currently popular software packages or suites. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and the integration of these applications.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 101 3

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Electives: Select nine credit hours from the following:

Students must satisfy prerequisites for each course selected.

Number Course Title Credits
CAS 135 1

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular business presentation package. Includes editing, formatting, themes, slide masters and presentation effects.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CAS 205 1

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular advanced word processing package. Includes document sharing, advanced content formatting, references, mail merge, forms and macros.

Prerequisite: CAS 105 or CAS 160 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CAS 215 1

Description: Provides an opportunity to become proficient in the use of a currently popular advanced spreadsheet package. Includes workbook sharing, advanced content formatting, data importing, filtering, charting, pivot tables, forms and macros.

Prerequisite: CAS 115 or CAS 160 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 106 3

Description: Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to computer programming using a currently popular programming language. Includes program logic, program structure, subroutines/functions/methods, variables, conditions, loops, arrays, files/data access, and object-oriented programming. A variety of programs are created throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Math placement in MTH 101 or higher. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 137 3

Description: Provides students with coordinated job experience in an information technology professional position such as computer networking or Web design. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of six credit hours. The one lecture hour per week will involve a seminar regarding technology issues.

Prerequisite: Minimum of six credit hours of CIS courses with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Consent of program coordinator and internship instructor.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 220 3

Description: Studies selected problems, computer software or computer languages. The exact content and instructional methodology will vary semester to semester depending on the material to be studied. A syllabus or course outline containing additional information with pre-registration materials will be available each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of six credit hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

CIS 230 3

Description: Applies computer skills in practical situations and also involves a field project in local computer installation. Open only to computer degree candidates. Fourth semester standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.5 GPA in computer courses.

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

NET 105 3

Description: Provides students with a hands-on introduction to information technology and computer support concepts. Includes hardware, operating systems, applications, networking, Internet connectivity and services, security, software development, and database fundamentals.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

NET 111 3

Description: Provides students with experience installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and networking recent and current personal computer hardware.

Prerequisite: NET 105 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

NET 112 3

Description: Provides students with experience installing, configuring, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and networking recent and current personal computer operating systems.

Prerequisite: NET 105 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

NET 121 3

Description: Provides students with hands-on experience implementing and maintaining computer networks. Includes networking standards, architecture, operations, security and troubleshooting using current network operating systems.

Prerequisite: CIS 101, NET 105, or WEB 110 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WEB 150 3

Description: Introduces the foundational skills needed to create web pages utilizing HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Topics include Web design best practices, web site hosting, Internet protocols, graphics, media and security. Students utilize the skills learned to create a business-oriented web site project. IAI MC 923

Recommended: WEB 110 or CIS 106 or GRA 101 are strongly recommended courses in preparation prior to WEB 150.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WEB 170 3

Description: Emphasizes techniques of sketching to develop digital wireframes and mockups to create an interactive prototype of a business-orientated website with the focus on user experience and interface design. Uses current prototyping tools to match industry standards. Explores utilization and best practices of web graphics. Examines usability testing.

Prerequisite: WEB 110 with a grade of C or better and prior or concurrent enrollment in WEB 150 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WEB 180 3

Description: Introduces the nature and attributes of motion graphics in this project-based course. Through hands-on activities, students will learn to generate, manipulate, and embed still and motion graphics for their website design and other media delivery systems.

Prerequisite: WEB 150 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

WEB 220 3

Description

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Gainful Employment

Non-financial aid eligible program.
Last Updated: 11/6/19