Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Information Systems

P001 – Introduction to Computers 3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Office Technology/Office Skills P101A; eligible for level 2 English placement.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course is designed to provide the student with fundamental concepts of microcomputer hardware and software. The software covered is Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. The student is expected to use the computer outside of the classroom to accomplish the assignments and to enhance their understanding of the subject matter. A research project will also be assigned to help the student to critically evaluate the advances of today’s computer technology. Students may be required to purchase a USB flash drive. (A) PC-Area I

 

P005 – Introduction to Windows1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P001.

Total lecture 18 hours. A course designed to provide an overview of Microsoft Windows using the most current version. Various components of the software such as control panel, accessory programs and system customization will be discussed and drilled in hands-on activities. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to take other Windows-based microcomputer applications. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A)

 

P010 – Introduction to Word Processing/Word2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Office Technology P101A.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course will familiarize students with the basic and advanced functions of Microsoft Word for Windows. Included topics are: creating, editing, illustrating, and formatting letters, tables, memos, outlines, forms, reports, merging word documents, and integrating Word with other programs. (A)

 

P020 – Introduction to Spreadsheet/Excel2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P001 and P005.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the spreadsheet using the most current version of Microsoft Excel 2007. A task-driven approach will be employed throughout the course. By working through realistic cases, students will learn how to apply knowledge and skills in situations they are likely to encounter in the workplace. Weekly tutorial projects and case problems will be assigned to reinforce classroom instruction and to facilitate students’ understanding of common business applications in the real world. (A)

 

P030 – Introduction to Database – Access2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P001 and P005.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the Windows database program Microsoft Access. A task-driven approach will be employed throughout the course. By working through realistic cases, students will learn how to apply knowledge and skills in situations they are likely to encounter in the workplace. Weekly tutorial projects and case problems will be assigned to reinforce classroom learning and to facilitate students’ understanding of common business database applications in the real world. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A)

 

P050 – Introduction to the Internet1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P001.

Total lecture 18 hours. A hands-on introduction to the concepts and resources of the Internet. Students will learn how to use the Internet and the World Wide Web as a research and communication tool. Specific topics such as Web browsers, search engines, e-mail, news groups and basic web page design will be discussed. Course is also offered online. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A)

 

P052 – Introduction to Web Design3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P001 and P050.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course provides hands-on learning in Web design and publishing using several web authoring tools, including Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage; as well as examining other programs. Students will learn how to create web pages with various links, pictures, images, tables, and CSS layout. Use of HTML, XHTML and CSS will be discussed. Students will be required to complete weekly homework assignments. As a part of the course, students will also demonstrate their ability in creating a properly designed and fully functional web site. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A)

 

P055 – Internet Research2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course provides the framework for learning how to do research on the Internet and World-Wide Web. It is designed to help beginner student’s first learning about the Internet and the Web as well as those with more online experience. The main topics of the course are managing and using information from the Internet and researching specialized databases (medical, Government, legal, maps, and people). Also covered in detail is how to critically evaluate what is found and how to cite Internet and Web resources correctly. The course requires the student to go through the hands-on activities and perform the exercises and projects provided in the textbook. Approved for pass/no pass grading option. (A)

 

P070 – Basic Computer Skills1 unit

Prerequisite: None.

Total laboratory 54 hours. This course will provide the student with a basic working knowledge of computers. Topics include keyboard and mouse operations, accessing the network, saving and copying files, basic computer components, introducing software, and introducing the Internet. Credits do not count toward the associate degree.

 

P100 – Introduction to Information Systems4 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Eligible for level 2 English placement and Math P055.

Total lecture 72 hours. An overview of computer-based information systems and end-user productivity software. Lecture topics include information systems concepts, computer hardware, software, networks, e-commerce, systems development, security, privacy, and social and ethical issues. Hands-on lab components include operating systems, Internet, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. This transfer-level course is designed for students who are transferring to four-year institutions or majoring in Information Systems. It meets the analytical thinking requirement for graduation and is offered both online and in transitional classroom format. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P113 – Structured Programming – Visual Basic 3 units

Prerequisite: Information Systems P100.

Total lecture 54 hours. This is an introductory course in computer programming using the Visual Basic programming language. Students design, write, and debug programs using the principles of structured programming. Topics covered include: programming language structure and syntax, algorithm development, design considerations, program development tools, error handling and debugging, functions and subprograms, selection and looping structures, and array processing. Students will learn how to develop and implement Visual basic programs through hands-on individual assignments as well as full-scale team projects. A clear understanding of information systems concepts is essential for enrollment in this course. (A/ CSU)

 

P210 – Systems Analysis and Design3 units

Prerequisite: Information Systems P100.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course provides an overview of the systems analysis and design concepts and process. The five phases of the systems development life cycle and various structures methodologies and development tools will be examined. Topics include analyzing the business case, requirements modeling, data and process modeling, development strategies, output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture, implementation, operation and support, and security. A case study approach will be emphasized throughout the course to provide students with real-life experience as a systems analyst and project leader. Knowledge of information systems, office applications, programming languages, data communications, and networking are essential for students to contribute to team projects and to complete this course successfully. (A/CSU)

 

P220 – Data Communications and Networking3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Recommendation: Information Systems P100.

Total lecture 54 hours. This course provides a baseline level of knowledge for success in the computer network industry and preparation for networking certifications, including the MCSA, MCSE, CAN and CCNA designations. Students are exposed to industry topics such as Networked Attached Storage (NAS), Cable Installation and Management, as well as Fix and Mobil WIMAX. This course provides up-to-date coverage of the networking operating systems, Microsoft Windows XP and Sever 2003 technologies. (A/CSU)