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Computer Information Systems 3
Introduction to Microcomputer and Software Applications

1 unit; .5 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, not degree applicable

In this course the student is introduced to the capabilities of the microcomputer using word processing and spreadsheets in a hands-on environment. Operation of the microcomputer as a general purpose tool will be stressed.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 11
Help Desk Operations
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 19
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course focuses on practical applications related to the process of help desk and end-user support in the field of Information Technology in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include the end-user support function in an organization, techniques to resolve various help desk issues, and strategies to provide ongoing technical support to end-users. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving with users, needs analysis, troubleshooting, and interaction with users.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 13
Introduction to Computers
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC; (CAN BUS 6)

This course is an introduction to computers and application software. It is designed as both an introduction and an entry-level overview for other Computer Information Systems classes. The class covers operating systems, computer security, application software, and hardware. Laboratory exercises focus on application software including spreadsheets, word processors, databases, presentation tools, and the use of the Internet. A programming language is used to teach design and logic.

Computer Information Systems 16
Introduction to Visual Basic
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 13; Computer Information Systems 26 or 28 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to programming. Students will learn how to design interfaces and how to develop Task of Object Event (TOE) charts. Pseudocode and flow charts will then be created and code will be written for the various controls on the interface. Topics such as sequential file access, arrays, and database access will be covered.

Computer Information Systems 17
Intermediate Concepts in Visual Basic.Net
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 16 and 18 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent business/ industry experience
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Advanced concepts of programming are examined. Students will design, code and test programs of medium to advanced complexity. Topics to be covered include one and two dimensional arrays, sequential and random access files, graphics and animation, dragging and dropping, communicating with other applications and object linking and editing.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 18
Systems Analysis and Design
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will study structured systems analysis, design, and development as applied to business data processing. Topics emphasize tools of the analyst and the systems development life cycle, which includes problem definition, feasibility study, analysis, process modeling, data modeling, logic modeling, software development choices, and implementation and maintenance of systems.

Computer Information Systems 19
Introduction to the Internet and Web Publishing
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers terminology, technology, and software used by the Internet and Web Page Publishing. Different technologies will be compared and evaluated. Students will learn to set up Web pages, use E-mail, search for and evaluate information sources, and use the various conferencing software available on the Internet.

Computer Information Systems 20
Microsoft Windows

1 unit; .5 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
Credit, not degree applicable

This course focuses on the use and maintenance of a Windows based computer system and prepares students to set up and protect their home or office computer. Topics include establishing a multi-user environment, setting restore points, backups, disk defragmenting, and protection from spy ware.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 26
Using Spreadsheets

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 with a minimum grade of C or the ability to accurately construct a working spreadsheet which includes labels, values, formulas, and functions
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed for the student who has some initial experience with spreadsheets. In this course spreadsheets are used to solve business and information system problems in a graduated series of laboratory projects. The database, graphics features, macros, and advanced logical and mathematical functions of spreadsheets are also discussed and utilized.

Computer Information Systems 27
Using Spreadsheet Macros

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 26 or 68 or the ability to construct spreadsheets; Computer Science 5, 10, 20, 25 or 30; or experience in a computer programming language
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers macros and the command language structure required to automate spreadsheet operations. The student progresses through a complex series of lab exercises to develop the skills required for general business productivity.

Computer Information Systems 28
Using Database Applications
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 with a minimum grade of C or the ability to solve business problems using pseudocode or logic flow diagrams
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course offers introductory instruction in the use of relational database management systems within a Windows environment. Applications used for typical business activities such as inventory, sales, personnel, and finance will be presented.

Computer Information Systems 29
Advanced Database Applications
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 28 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course offers the student advanced instruction in programming and command level activities. Such topics as the following will be covered: macro substitution and parameters passing; user defined functions; two dimensional arrays; master file update; file recovery; password protection; procedure files; multiple relations; data input validation; import/export of foreign files; conventional horizontal, pop-up and lightbar menus, and advanced report and label generation.

Computer Information Systems 30
Introduction to eCommerce
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13; eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory course will acquaint the student with fundamentals of eCommerce. The primary focus will be the study of current eCommerce practices, business models, techniques and opportunities for conducting business via the Internet. This course will help to prepare students for employment as web masters, website designers, and eCommerce business managers.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 40
Microcomputer Operations

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 plus one other microcomputer course or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students will become familiar with managing and supporting microcomputers within an organization. The class will emphasize both computer hardware and applications software. Topics covered will include microcomputer concepts, computer devices, hardware management, applications and operating system software installation and setup, and ethical concerns within the information systems environment.

Computer Information Systems 46
Local Area Network System

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 13 and 40 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, not degree applicable

This course covers terminology, technology, topologies and software used in Local Area Network operating systems. Different topologies and software are compared and evaluated for a variety of applications. The course is designed for computer users and network administrators who intend to install and work with Local Area Networks. Network administrators will learn to support users, save user accounts, implement levels of security, apply diagnostics and back up and maintain the software.

Computer Information Systems 47
Microsoft Windows Advanced Administration

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 46 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is a continuation and expansion of the Microsoft Windows System's Administration Course. It is designed to help the student build higher levels of network management skills, and provide the student with the strategies needed to monitor and maintain a Microsoft Windows network. Topics include management strategies, network performance management, advanced printing, remote management, protocol support, installation/configuration, and maintenance. This course is equivalent to the Microsoft Windows MCSE Infrastructure course.

Computer Information Systems 48
Network Infrastructures in a Windows Environment

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 45 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent (Successful completion of Microsoft Windows MCSE tests for Server and Workstation is an equivalent.)
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides the student with the knowledge required to set up, configure, use and support a network infrastructure using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Topics such as IP addresses, multiple TCP/IP routed networks, point-to-point tunneling protocols, DNS, and DHCP services and local and remote host names will be discussed.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 49
Directory Services Infrastructures in a Windows Environment
3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 45 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent (Successful completion of the Microsoft Windows MCSE tests for Server and Workstation is an equivalent.)
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides an advanced study of Local Area Networks. It focuses on an indepth study of the procedures necessary to design a Directory Service-based network, including the creation of a design document, implementation schedules, and migration strategies. Students will design solutions to problems as they relate to realworld situations, such as problem determination procedures, system bottlenecks and database measurement.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 50
Special Topics in Computer Information Systems
Units determined by individual course; lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Computer Information Systems more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Computer Information Systems 80
Oracle Application Programming

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 28 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience in database design
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

The effective and efficient use of an application programming language is introduced and developed in lectures and reinforced through a series of lab projects of increasing complexity. Programming techniques will include building and manipulation of tables as used in modern business.

Computer Information Systems 83
Database Administration Using Oracle

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 28 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable

This course focuses on the architecture and administration of large multi-user databases. Topics include database system installation, use of V$ views, performance tools, database mapping, protection, and security.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 95/96abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:

Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time): Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major

Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately): Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College Compton Educational Center including one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan; enrollment limited to one other class during the semester; employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester; successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino College Compton Educational Center before re-enrolling in plan

Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Computer Information Systems field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Computer Information Systems 99abc
Independent Study
1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Computer Information Systems with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgement by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in the field of Computer Information Systems not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Computer Information Systems projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Computer Information Systems 133
Web Programming Concepts

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 13 or Computer Information Systems 19 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Students examine the fundamental concepts and structures of programming for the Web using client-side mark-up languages and scripting languages. Students learn how to use standard documentation, testing and debugging techniques, and web-based programming tools such as conditional structures, variables, classes, objects, functions, events, arrays, windows, and forms in order to create eBusiness applications. Additional topics include the introduction to XML, databases as used in the development of web-based programming, and utilizing web services.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 134
Web Programming
4 units; 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 133 or equivalent experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introductory programming course incorporates the basic concepts of web programming, problem solving, programming logic, and design techniques using Microsoft.Net web programming languages. The student will be able to obtain information from an e-client and send information to the e-client by building dynamic data-driven web applications. Skills will be applied to the creation of a Web Service. Emphasis is placed on emerging web programming skills and technologies to prepare students for advanced programming applications and to enter the eBusiness industry.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 140
Data Communications Cisco 1

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 13 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Computer Information Systems 40
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this class, students will become familiar with the terminology and technology used in data communications. The class uses concepts of both hardware and software in order to understand principles of communications theory. This class is technically oriented and may be appropriate for industry certification programs.

Computer Information Systems 141
Networking Microcomputers Cisco 2

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 140 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this class students will become familiar with the terminology and technology used to design and build local area networks. The class uses concepts of hardware, software, design and management techniques to implement computer networks for business.

Computer Information Systems 142
Implementing and Administering Network Routers Cisco 3

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 141 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent (Successful completion of Cisco CCNA "semesters" 1 and 2 is an equivalent.)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides instruction in installing and maintaining network routers. The course will provide hands-on experience in diagnosing and replacing router components.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Computer Information Systems 143
LAN and WAN Router Configurations Cisco 4

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 142 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent (Successful completion of Cisco CCNA "semesters" 1, 2, and 3 is an equivalent.)
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides a study of routers and their configuration in multi-protocol internetworks. Students will learn to design and build a multi-router and multi-group internetwork that use local and wide area network interfaces for the most commonly used routing and routed protocols.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

 

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1111 E. Artesia Blvd
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Tel: (310) 900-1600
 Last Updated On: 1/30/09