Academic Catalogs

Computer Information Systems

The goal of the CIS program is to provide students with the technical skills and systems perspective necessary for entry-level positions in the computer and information industry. Students should not expect that they will necessarily meet the lower division requirements at specific colleges or universities. Students should consult the Transfer Information section of this catalog for specific transfer information.

​​​​​​Computer Information Systems offers certificate programs in more specific areas such as Web Design and Business Information Worker. CIS courses are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the computer information industry or to help business-oriented majors gain admission to a transfer institution.

Pam Barvarz, CIS Program Lead
pbarvarz@occ.cccd.edu
(714) 432-0202 x21664

Computer Information Systems Department Website

Credit Courses 

CIS A0901.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Beginning Computer Keyboarding 1  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

The student will develop basic keyboarding skills on a computer keyboard using correct stroking techniques on letter, number, and symbol keys. Emphasis on developing accuracy and speed. No credit will be given to students who can already type 30 words per minute. This course may also be offered online. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A090

    CIS A0911.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
    Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy  
    Prerequisite(s): CIS A090.

    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

    Development of keyboarding skill on a microcomputer for students who know how to type by touch. Speed and accuracy development using a variety of learning aids and software for diagnostic, prescriptive drills. May be taken concurrently with another typing course if desired. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only. This course may also be offered online.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A091

      CIS A0921.5 Units (18 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
      Beginning Computer Keyboarding 2  
      Prerequisite(s): CIS A090.

      Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

      Keyboarding on the computer for students who can type by touch control and know alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic keys presented in Computer Information Systems A090. Emphasis on speed and accuracy on straight copy material, introduction to MS Word, formatting of memos, personal letters, business letters, one-page reports, and simple tables. This course may also be offered online. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A092

        CIS A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Introduction to Computer Applications  
        Advisory: CIS A090 or equivalent.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        Introductory computer course for MS Windows and applications. Students learn about the computer operating system and software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, the Internet, and social networking tools. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification. This course may also be offered online.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A100

          CIS A1104 Units (54 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
          PC Concepts: A+ Certification Preparation  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          Introduces the hardware and operating system concepts of a personal computer and the broad range of hardware and software technologies. Provides preparation for students seeking A+ Certification sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association and certifies the competency of entry-level service technicians in the computer industry. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A110

            CIS A1113 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
            Introduction to Computer Information Systems  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            Introductory course in the applications of information systems in business. Students will learn about Information Systems, hardware and software components, networks, ethics and security issues, ecommerce, and Web page design. Use of spreadsheet and database management software to create computer-based solutions to business problems. Meets the lower division computer requirement for business majors at some CSU and UC campuses. This course may also be offered online. C-ID: BUS 140, IT IS 120.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A111

              CIS A1122 Units (36 lecture hours)  
              Educational Applications of Technology  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              Provides the student with the educational applications of technology, including multimedia, Internet skills, graphics, research, video, audio, presentation and computer skills, basic networking processes, downloads, software resources, basic troubleshooting skills, digital cameras, scanners, and basic hardware and software evaluations. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A112

                CIS A1232 Units (36 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                Web Page Design 1  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                This course will provide a practical understanding of HTML and CSS to design and format web pages. Text editors will be used to create and format Web pages incorporating various types of styles. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A123

                  CIS A1282 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                  Intro To Dreamweaver  
                  Advisory: CIS A123.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  Students will use the Dreamweaver program to effectively create, manage and maintain web sites. Students will work in an environment that integrates visual and code editing tools. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A128

                    CIS A1292 Units (36 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                    Web Page Design 2  
                    Advisory: CIS A123.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Intended for students who know how to create web pages using HTML. This course covers advanced Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) techniques such as designing responsive Web sites for tablets, mobile devices, and desktops. This course may also be offered online.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A129

                      CIS A1322 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                      Business Multimedia and Graphics  

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      The student will use Adobe Studio MX and Adobe PhotoShop to create, modify, implement and manage Web pages and sites that utilize multimedia interactivity and graphics for personal, business and educational use. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A132

                        CIS A1331 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
                        PowerPoint  

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU

                        Demonstrates how proven, effective presentation techniques can blend with the technology of computer-generated graphics to create dynamic, colorful, and exciting multimedia presentations. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. This course may also be offered online.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A133

                          CIS A1342 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                          Excel 1  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          Topics include spreadsheet concepts, model building, formula development, formula functions, charts, and list functions. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) core certification. Same as Business A134. Students completing Computer Information Systems A134 may not receive credit for Business A134. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A134

                            CIS A1352 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                            Introduction to Microsoft Access  

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            An introductory course in database management using Microsoft Access. Concepts include creating and managing tables, query techniques, creating forms and reports, and integrating Access with other programs. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A135

                              CIS A1372 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                              Microsoft Outlook  
                              Advisory: Keyboarding competency of 25 words a minute for 3 minutes with no more than 1 error per minute.

                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                              Transfer Credit: CSU

                              The basics of communicating by email. Students will use basic computer concepts for learning Microsoft Outlook. Other topics include the use of the calendar, weather, management of contacts, tasks, notes, appointments, mail merge, scheduling, integrating Outlook with other applications, and working in the cloud. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. May be offered online. May be taken for grade or on a pass-no pass basis.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A137

                                CIS A1492 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                Office Procedures  
                                Advisory: CIS A092.

                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                Personal qualities and office skills required of an office assistant in a high tech, multicultural labor force. Office applications generated with Microsoft Office, enhanced verbal and written communications skills, reprographics, telephone and mail procedures, records management, time and stress management, office ethics, and career planning. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A149

                                  CIS A1604 Units (63 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
                                  Introduction to UAS Automation  
                                  Advisory: CIS A090, CIS A100, CIS A111, or CS A122.

                                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                  This course introduces students to the automation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including UAS flight control, camera and video capturing, telemetry data analysis and mission management. Throughout the semester, students will work in teams to plan, design and automate Unmanned Aircraft System missions by learning and using Software Development Kits (SDKs) of industry leading UAS providers. UAS projects will include behaviors such as path-following, random roaming with obstacle avoidance and telemetry data collection and analysis.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A160

                                    CIS A1712 Units (36 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                    Introduction to JavaScript  
                                    Advisory: CIS A123.

                                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                    For students who already know how to create Web pages using HTML, this course introduces the fundamentals of JavaScript, a scripting language used to create interactive Web pages. Students will create dynamic Web pages using dialog boxes, forms, menus, rollover buttons, and image manipulation. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A171

                                      CIS A1914 Units (72 lecture hours)  
                                      Network and Communications Technologies  
                                      Advisory: CIS A110 or IT A110.

                                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                      Provides an introduction to an overview of the field of networking, data communications and connectivity, with an emphasis on terminology, hardware, and software associated with the various components of a network. Provide preparation for students seeking the Network + Certification. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A191

                                        CIS A1991-4 Units (9-72 lecture hours; 0-54 lab hours)  
                                        Current Topics in Computer Applications  

                                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                        Covers topics currently receiving attention in the computer industry. Units vary according to topic selected, semester offered, and the number of meetings scheduled. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A199

                                          CIS A2232 Units (36 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
                                          JavaScript 2  
                                          Advisory: CIS A129 and CIS A171.

                                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                          For students who already know how to create web pages using HTML and understand JavaScript, this course covers advanced features of Front-End development. Topics include closures, advanced Javascript OOP patterns, utilizing jQuery, manipulating Document Object Model (DOM), and writing AJAX scripts.

                                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A223

                                            CIS A2272 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                            JavaScript 3  
                                            Advisory: CIS A223.

                                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                            For students with advanced Javascript knowledge. The course will cover the latest technology to build complex Web apps. Topics include TypeScript foundations and AngularJS 2. This course may also be offered online.

                                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A227

                                              CIS A2323 Units (45 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
                                              Digital Video for Business: Adobe Premiere Pro  
                                              Advisory: CIS A100.

                                              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                              Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                              Using Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects students will acquire practical and current knowledge to acquire, modify and implement digital video, audio, multimedia and graphics for business, educational personal use. Includes: video, audio and digital acquisition methods, hardware and software evaluation and output to varied media. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A232

                                                CIS A2342 Units (36 lecture hours)  
                                                Excel 2  
                                                Advisory: CIS A134 or BUS A134.

                                                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                                                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                                                Create templates and macros using Visual Basic for Applications to automate Excel tasks, formula auditing, data validation, complex problem solving, importing data, routing changes, PivotCharts, PivotTables, and trendlines. Provides preparation for students seeking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Same as Business A234. Students completing Computer Information Systems A234 may not receive credit for Business A234. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

                                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CIS A234