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CIS 115/CIS 116 Computer Applications

This course provides “hands-on” computer literacy by developing specific skills in the types of standard application software used in most organizations. The instruction includes the introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI), computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database management along with graphics, telecommunications and other pertinent topics such as computer ethics. Although Computer Information Systems majors can benefit from this course, it is especially recommended for students in other majors. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: none. Offered fall and spring semesters.

CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications

This skill-based introduction to the personal computer develops specific skills in the types of standard application software used in most organizations. Instruction includes the introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI), computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database management along with graphics, telecommunications and other pertinent topics such as computer ethics. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

CIS 120 Computer Applications

This course assesses student computer literacy, as it will be used in subsequent CCI courses. Demonstrated skills in standard application software are required, including graphical user interface (GUI), computer work processing, spreadsheets, and database management, along with graphics and telecommunications. Student proficiency will determine the level of instruction; questions of ethics, the role of technology in today's culture, and study group formation are also highlighted. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.

CIS 160 Essential Technologies for Today

In this course students will be exploring and evaluating the advancing surge of digital technology around them. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency using application software while developing aptitude in internet searches, exploring new hardware and software innovations, and evaluating the risks and benefits of other uses of technology such as cloud computing concepts, social networking, and internet security. Mobile devices and GPS technology will be introduced along with future technology trends. 4 credit hours. Offered as needed.