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CISB - Beginning Courses
 
   
 

 

  • CISB -
    Beginning Courses:
  • CISB 11

  • CISB 15

  • CISB 16

  • CISB 21

  • CISB 31

  • CISB 51

  • CISB 61

Beginning Courses Banner Image
The CIS department offers these seven 'Beginning' Courses:
  • CISB 11 - Computer Information
                    Systems
  • CISB 15 - Microcomputer Applications
  • CISB 16 - Macintosh Applications
  • CISB 21 - Microsoft Excel
  • CISB 31 - Microsoft Word
  • CISB 51 - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • CISB 61 - Desktop Publishing
                    Software
Click on any of the tab links above to view detailed information about a course.
CISB 11 Course Image
This begining course provides the student with a basic introduction to computer information systems which includes but is not limited to:
  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • data communications
  • computer ethics
  • computer security
  • systems analysis and design
  • the Internet
  • problem solving
  • programming in multiple languages
(54 hours lecture;  27 hours lab;    Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

Sample Course Syllabi:


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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 11 - Computer Information Systems will:
  1. know the six phases of the system development life cycle and two activities that occur in each phase.
  2. know the four primary operations of a computer and the hardware that performs these operations.
  3. be able to define the following Internet terms: Internet, World Wide Web, browser, IP address, URL
  4. be able to identify five ways to protect a computer from harmful attacks.

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CISB 15 Course Image
This beginning course gives the student an introduction to the Windows operating system and the Office suite of applications.  Solving simple business problems using up-to-date software such as:
  • browsers
  • word processing
  • spreadhseet
  • database management
  • presentation
  • integrating these applications
(54 hours lecture;  27 hours lab;    Degree applicable, CSU, UC)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 15 - Microcomputer Applications will:
  1. be able to effectively use formulas and functions in worksheets.
  2. be able to use Microsoft Word to create professional documents needed to create a computer security report.
  3. understand the importance of continuing their education in computer literacy.

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CISB 16 Course Image
This course teaches the basic skills and in-depth practice operating the Apple Macintosh computer.  Includes introduction to the operating system, paint, draw, word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and multi-media applications.

Note: This course was renamed from COMP 10.
(27 hours lecture)
(Degree applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 16 - Macintosh Applications will:
  1. be able to correctly identify the names and locations of key areas of the Finder Window.
  2. successfully create a 15 picture iPhoto slideshow.

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CISB 21 Course Image
This beginning course gives the student an introduction to spreadhseet concepts using
Microsoft Excel.  Topics covered include:
  • formatting
  • formula and function use
  • charting
  • linking worksheets
  • pivot tables
  • macros
  • VBA code basics
The student receives hands-on instruction on a Windows-based personal computer.
(54 hours lecture;  54 hours lab;    Degree applicable)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 21 - Microsoft Excel will be able to:
  1. properly format a worksheet, ensuring that it looks professional.
  2. effectively use formulas and functions in worksheets.

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CISB 31 Course Image
This course provides extensive hands-on instruction using Microsoft Word and its editing, formatting, and language tools to create, revise and format various business and report documents.  Also create flyers, newsletters, and other publication documents using advanced formatting techniques and tools.

Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further instruction and practice.

Note: This course was renamed from COMP 20.
(54 hours lecture;   54 hours lab   Degree applicable)
(May be taken two times for credit.)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 31 - Microsoft Word will be able to:
  1. create a Word document in which text, paragraphs, and layout are formatted effectively and efficiently.
  2. use Word's mail merge feature to generate customized letters and mailing labels in mass.

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CISB 51 Course Image
This course is an overview and basic instruction using one of the most popular presentation software packages.  Recommended for all students who need to know how to create presentations.  Not recommended for Office Technology majors.

Note: This course was renamed from COMP 50.
(54 hours lecture;     Degree applicable, CSU)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 51 - Microsoft PowerPoint will be able to:
  1. create a visual slide presentation to include text, graphic objects, design theme, slide transition, and object animation.
  2. create a storyboard to assist them in the design and development of a visual presentation.

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CISB 61 Course Image
This course uses popular desktop publishing software to integrate text and graphics to design, edit, and produce high-quality business publications.

Note: This course was renamed from COMP 60.
(54 hours lecture;Degree applicable, CSU)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Credit / No Credit.)

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Course Level Student Learning Outcomes:


Students completing CISB 61 - Desktop Publishing Software will:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of the planning guidelines intended to assist them in developing appropriate design for a given publication.
  2. demonstrate the ability to effectively produce a variety of professional-looking business publications (at least five)--i.e. newsletter, flyer, brochure, letterhead, business card, event program, etc.

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