Computer Information Systems


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to computer technology with an emphasis on applications. Students learn to use software, such as Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. This course provides an orientation to Berkeley College’s computer framework including Blackboard, content collection, and portfolio development.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with experience using spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel. Topics include building complex worksheets; importing and exporting data; using mathematical, financial, and statistical functions; developing macros; consolidating spreadsheets; creating templates; and utilizing “what if” analyses.

Prerequisite: CIS1115

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with hands-on experience using well-known database management software applications, such as Microsoft Access. Topics include an introduction to database programming; multiple database files; query files; reports; and the planning, development, and implementation of database systems.

 


3 Credit Hours

Focuses on enhancing business communications via the growing areas of electronic communication. Students learn to design and deliver purposeful and effective oral presentations using multimedia. Practice sessions and videotape feedback provide additional insight into presentation style and effectiveness.

Prerequisite: CIS1115

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to concepts of web design. Students are introduced to the use of powerful design software, such as Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Students work with tables, frames, objects, images, symbols, instances, and animated GIFs.

 


3 Credit Hours

Engages students in learning well-known coding and programming applications, such as HTML and Java Script, for the creation of web pages. Students develop basic hypertext elements including headings, titles, document body, paragraphs, lists, anchors, links, meta tags, and graphic design in order to create websites.

Prerequisite: CIS2233

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops a deeper knowledge of website development. Students create dynamic websites through advanced techniques using authoring software such as Director and Shockwave and advanced animation software such as Flash.

Prerequisite: CIS2234

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the creation of elements for multimedia and the web, using software such as Adobe Photoshop. Topics include simple image conversions; creating and editing layers, splash screens, and transparent GIFs; adding text to images; image adjustment; and 3D effects and surfaces.

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Explores selected topics in technology through readings and discussions. This course offers an introduction to network security through examples that reflect today's most important security topics. Students gain knowledge about how and why people attack computers and networks in order to successfully combat hackers.