COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)

2325 Personal Productivity Applications

Learn to use spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and database management system software (Microsoft Access) effectively. Concepts, methods, and get practice in the effective use of end-user productivity software and integration of desktop products. CIS 2330 (Programming Languages I) is a follow-on course. Identical to BINF 2325. Fee. Prerequisite: COMP 1301 or taken concurrently. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

2328 Hardware and Systems Software

Assemble a microcomputer from its hardware components and learn about how hardware operates and interacts. Learn how to select hardware for a small business or home system. Prepares students for part of the A+ Certification Exam (optional). Identical to BINF 2328. Fee. Prerequisite: COMP 1301 or taken concurrently. (Fall)

2330 Programming Languages I

Learn programming design and development emphasizing structured programming techniques. Typical language is Visual Basic.NET. Learn to plan and create simple, useful program codes behind graphical user interfaces (windows) for use as standalone programs or applications macros. Learning programming reveals the type of coding behind all software and teaches logic and attention to detail. CIS 3330 and CIS 4368 are follow-on courses. Identical to BINF 2330. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS/BINF 2325 or permission of the instructor. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

2335 Network +

Learn networking essentials, including media and topologies, protocols and standards, implementation, and support. Learn about how computers, communications software, and networking components such as hubs, switches, and routers work to allow computers and other resources such as printers to communicate on a peer-to-peer/workgroup local area network (LAN). Construct and test a working classroom-sized LAN. CIS 3340 and CIS 3367 are follow-on courses. Assists in preparing you for the Network+ Certification Exam (optional). Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2328 or BINF 2328 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

2340 Windows Operating Systems

Learn about the role of Microsoft operating systems in supporting the computer user and applications in working with hardware, including input/output devices, memory and file system management, graphical user interfaces, system performance, and security. Develop skills to install, configure, and administer Windows operating systems on stand-alone and client computers. CIS 2350 and CIS 3340 are follow-on courses. CIS 2328 plus CIS 2340 will give you information for the A+ Certification Exam (optional). Fee. Prerequisite: COMP 1301 or taken concurrently. (Fall)

2350 UNIX/Linux Operating Systems

Learn about the Linux operating system, including processes, memory and file system management, multi-user concepts, use of system editors, basic commands and shell scripts. Develop skills necessary to install, configure and administer various Linux operating systems on stand-alone and client computers, with an emphasis on working in the command line environment. CIS 3350 is a follow-on course. Fee. Prerequisite: COMP 1301 and CIS 2340. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

3310 Database Management Systems

Learn the concepts of database management systems with a special emphasis on relational database system concepts, architecture and the use of structured query language (SQL) to process information. Develop database systems for practical applications. CIS 4368 (which includes dynamic Web site development) and CIS 4310 are follow-on courses. Identical to BINF 3363. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2325. or BINF 2325. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

3319 Internship in CIS

Practical experience in CIS through a monitored work experience on or off campus. Complete application at least 30 days prior to registration. 140 hours of work with a supervisor in a job requiring use of computer information systems. Prerequisites: minimum GPA of 3.0, 12 hours of CIS courses, and approval of the CIS coordinator. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

3330 Programming Languages II

Continuation of CIS 2330, with an emphasis on object-oriented programming methodologies and advanced language features. Typical languages are Visual.Net/C++/Java. Identical to BINF 3330. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS/BINF 2230. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

3340 Windows Client-Server Networking

Create and learn to administer a client-server network using a server and clients and Windows server software. Focus on system management and communication, installation and maintenance of server software, network security, developing the skills required by system and network administrators who create, manage and troubleshoot Windows based network and server environments. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2340. (Fall)

3350 UNIX/Linux Client-Server Networking

Create and learn to administer a client-server network using a server and clients and Linux server software. Focus on system management and communication, installation and maintenance of server software, network security and data integrity issues, installation and configuration of the kernel and related applications and utilities. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2350. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

3367 Networks and Telecommunications

Learn about all sizes and types of communications networks ranging from personal area to world-sized networks. Learn telecommunications terminology and concepts, voice and data networks, including technology, hardware, and software. Identical to BINF 3367. Prerequisites: CIS 2328 or BINF 2328 (BINF 2321 recommended). (Spring)

4310 Management of Technology

Learn about tactical level management of information system resources. Topics include facility management, planning and budgeting, help desk management and customer service. Fee. Prerequisites: BINF 2321 and 6 hours of upper division CIS courses or permission of the instructor. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

4340 Windows Systems Security

Introduction to the field of computer and network security. Learn about this broad field of study as well as conduct hands-on exercises with the latest software. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 3340 or CIS 3350. (Fall or Spring, by demand)

4350 UNIX/Linux Systems Security

An introduction to the field of computer and network security with an emphasis on the UNIX (Linux) operating environment. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2350. (Fall)

4368 Web Site Development

Design and develop professional-looking web sites for commercial and other purposes. Learn concepts of planning and design for various purposes, including electronic commerce. Learn a wide range of technical skills including programming in (X)HTML, javascript, and PHP to integrate databases into dynamic pages. Fee. Prerequisite: CIS 2330 or BINF 2330. (Fall)

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS)