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Computer Applications

Keyboarding skills of 25 words per minute or enrollment in OFTECH 1A or 9 are recommended for computer applications classes.

CIS 1, Computer Concepts with Applications    3 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

*No UC credit for CIS 1 or 4 if taken after CS 3.

This beginning course covers the broad use of personal computers. Topics include a description of microcomputer components, input and output devices, networking, and microprocessing concepts. Beginning word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, Windows, and programming concepts are introduced. Hands-on experience is provided in a microcomputer lab. Note: Programming, computer science or engineering students should enroll in Computer Science 3.

This course uses Microsoft Word 2010 and Windows 7.

1368   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUS 259   Rahni M

1369   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUS 259   Rahni M

1370   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 259   Scott Jacqueline D

1371   12:45p-2:05p MW   BUS 259   Rahni M

1372   2:15p-3:35p TTh   BUS 259   Scott Jacqueline D

1373   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hurley D P

Above section 1373 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1374   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1374 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1375   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1375 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1376   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Hurley D P

Above section 1376 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1377   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Valdivia O

Above section 1377 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1378   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Valdivia O

Above section 1378 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4079   6:45p-9:50p Th   BUS 259   Simmonds A R

CIS 4, Introduction to Computers, Business Applications    3 units

Transfer: *UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This is not a beginning computing course. It is recommended that students take CIS 1 prior to CIS 4. Ability to keyboard 25 words per minute is recommended. *No UC credit for CIS 1 or 4 if taken after CS 3.

This course covers the broad use of microcomputers in business. Designed to familiarize students with the Microsoft Office Suite, it includes the study of word processing using Word, spreadsheet software using Excel, database software using Access, and presentation software using PowerPoint, as well as Windows and integration concepts.

This course teaches Word 2010, Excel 2010, Access 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Windows 7.

1379   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUS 259   Scott Jacqueline D

1380   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUS 255   El-K Houry N R

1381   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 255   Jerry G S

1382   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 203   Rodriguez J E

Above section 1382 is for Mac users and utilizes Office 2011 for Mac and Mac OS.

1383   11:00a-2:05p MW   BUS 255   El-K Houry N R

Above section 1383 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

1384   11:00a-2:05p MW   BUS 255   El-K Houry N R

Above section 1384 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

1385   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 259   Rothaupt B L

1386   12:45p-2:05p TTh   BUS 255   Jerry G S

1387   3:45p-5:05p MW   BUS 253   Canada S A

1388   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Jerry G S

Above section 1388 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1389   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Jerry G S

Above section 1389 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1390   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1390 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1391   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1391 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1392   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1392 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1393   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gross D M

Above section 1393 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1394   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gross D M

Above section 1394 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1395   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gross D M

Above section 1395 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1396   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Canada S A

Above section 1396 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4080   5:15p-6:35p MW   BUS 253   Canada S A

4081   6:45p-9:50p M   BUS 259   Simmonds A R

CIS 9A, Technology Project Management I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CS 3 or CIS 1.

This course covers the fundamentals of Project Management theory, implementation, and best practices. It is aimed at students who work mostly in the Technology sectors covering software and website development, and other areas of computer science or information systems. Students will learn the theory, as well as the use of Project Management software to plan, track and manage project resources. Topics covered include project life cycles, tasks, schedules, resources, and costs.

CIS 9A is the same course as CS 9A. Credit may be earned for one, not both.

4082   6:45p-9:50p T   BUS 255   Kurtz K A

CIS 9B, Technology Project Management II    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 9A or CS 9A.

CIS 9B is the same course as CS 9B. Credit may be earned for one, not both.

This course covers advanced topics of Project Management theory and practice. Students will learn how to manage projects with changing tasks and schedules, and to adjust their resources and budgets. Also covered are leadership and communication skills. Students will complement the theory with case studies and the use of Project Management software.

CIS 9B is the same course as CS 9B. Credit may be earned for one, not both.

1397   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Darwiche J

Above section 1397 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 23, Intermediate Geographic Information Systems    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 20.

This course emphasizes GIS principles and methodology used in both the private and public sectors. Hands-on applications using both raster and vector data and technology will expose students to more advanced understanding of GIS. Students will learn various methods of data acquisition, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as the World Wide Web. The add-on modules extend the analytical capabilities of ArcView and allow input of map features and conversion of feature themes from raster to vector. This course will also provide an introduction to several of ArcView’s extension including Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Students will complete a “Model Builder” to be used in siting new solar sites. Spatial Analysis will include slope and aspect maps, neighborhood and zone analysis. The course will present single and multi-layer statistical operations including classification, coordination, and modeling analysis.

CIS 23 is the same course as Geog 23 and GIS 23. Students may receive credit for one.

4083   6:45p-9:50p T   BUS 250   Kahn P J

CIS 27, Introduction to e-Commerce    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: A working knowledge of Windows and the Internet.

Students will learn the technological and strategic aspects of electronic commerce essential to succeeding in today’s internet-based economy. No background in e-commerce is necessary. This is a lecture and theoretical course which covers the key technologies used in e-Commerce, the history of internet and web technologies infrastructure, and the economic forces behind e-Commerce. Business goals and constraints, technology and process tools, business strategies and tactics, and underlying economic theories relating to successful e-Commerce will be discussed.

CIS 27 is the same course as Business 27. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

1398   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Coplen J S

Above section 1398 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 30, Microsoft Excel    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 4.

This course includes a detailed study of business applications using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package. Topics include the commands, formats, and functions of Excel with emphasis on its use as a problem solving and financial analysis tool. Students will also learn to create macros, customize toolbars and menus, and integrate Excel with other applications and the World Wide Web. Students will also have an introduction to writing Visual Basic code.

This course uses MS Excel 2010.

1399   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Bolandhemat F

Above section 1399 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 32, Microsoft Access    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 4.

This course presents an introduction to relational database management systems using Microsoft Access. It is designed to familiarize the student with Microsoft Access and its application in the business world. Topics include: designing, maintaining and querying a database; creating forms, reports, and macros; and an introduction to writing Visual Basic code.

This course uses MS Access 2010.

1400   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Rothaupt B L

Above section 1400 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 34, Advanced Excel with Visual Basic for Applications    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 30.

This course provides Excel users with the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to write macros using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) within the Excel environment. The course helps users to automate repetitive tasks, customize Excel menus, buttons and screens, and create user friendly interface for input and output. The course covers basic programming techniques used in Visual Basic and VBA.

This course uses MS Excel 2010.

1401   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Bolandhemat F

Above section 1401 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 35, QuickBooks   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 1 or 4 and Accounting 1 or 21.

This course provides the student with a realistic approach to computerized, integrated accounting principles using QuickBooks software package. Students will work with the various components of an accounting system in an ongoing business, as well as set up an accounting system for a new company. Topics include the creation of a QuickBooks company, and the analysis of financial statements, reports and graphs. Students will gain experience in the creation and use of invoices, purchase orders, inventory, bank accounts, and payroll. In addition, students will be able to complete the entire accounting cycle including recording adjusting entries and making corrections on the transactions as needed. Hands-on experience is provided in a microcomputer lab.

CIS 35 is the same class as Accounting 35. Student may earn credit for one, but not for both. This course uses Quickbooks Accountant 2013.

1402   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 250   Valdivia O

1403   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Zimmerman W L

Above section 1403 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1404   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Zimmerman W L

Above section 1404 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 36P, Microsoft PowerPoint    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Working knowledge of Windows.

This hands-on short course on presentation software teaches the use of Microsoft PowerPoint for business applications. Presentations, handouts, and speaker notes are designed, created, and formatted, using PowerPoint. Students will use graphics, templates, and objects to enhance presentations. Hands-on experience is provided in a microcomputer lab.

1405   9:00a-12:15p F   BUS 255   Valdivia O

Above section 1405 meets for 5 weeks, Apr 25 to May 23.

CIS 37A, Microsoft Word I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 1. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

Ability to keyboard 25 words per minute is recommended.

Through the use of Microsoft Word software, skills are developed in creating, revising, formatting, storing, and printing a variety of business documents. Skills are developed from basic functions through utilizing features such as AutoText, columns, custom tab settings, mail merge, envelopes, labels, templates, headers/footers, footnotes, and editing tools. Emphasis is placed on office-quality production of documents.

This course uses MS Word 2010.

1406   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gross D M

Above section 1406 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 37B, Microsoft Word II    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 37A.

Using Microsoft Word, with an emphasis on the production of professional quality business copy, students learn to increase productivity through the use of automated features and multiple windows. Students develop problem solving skills through the repetitive use of document revisions and trouble-shooting assignments. Additionally, students develop advanced skills in areas of interest ranging from legal applications to graphics and brochures or newsletters.

This course uses MS Word 2010.

1407   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gross D M

Above section 1407 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 50, Internet, HTML, and Web Design    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 1.

This hands-on course provides all the skills necessary to navigate, create and manage content on the World Wide Web. Students will become familiar with the Internet and its underlying technology and security. The course also covers the principles of Web page design, the use of graphics and other media files, and the creation of linked documents. Students will use both HTML and a Web authoring program to create and edit Web pages and will have the opportunity to put their Web sites online by publishing to a Web server.

1408   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUS 253   Clark G B

Above section 1408 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 19 to Apr 09.

1409   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Bolandhemat F

Above section 1409 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1410   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Bolandhemat F

Above section 1410 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 51, HTML5, CSS3, and Accessibility    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 50. • Skills Advisory: Students should have a working knowledge of Windows.

HTML5 is the next generation HTML. This hands-on course will explore the differences between HTML5 and XHTML, validating pages to current Web standards and using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) exclusively to control the look and feel of a site. Students will create and enhance Web pages with links, graphics, tables, and forms. Proper use of HTML5 and CSS3 can provide true separation of content, structure, and presentation in Web pages, making them structurally sound, easier to maintain, and more consistent with legal requirements for accessibility.

1411   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUS 253   Clark G B

Above section 1411 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 11.

1412   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Darwiche J

Above section 1412 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 54, Web Page Development and Scripting I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 51 or CIS 59A, or Graphic Design 66.

This course is for Web site designers who need to extend their skills beyond HTML in the development of Web sites through the use of scripting. The course covers both client and server side scripting. Topics include creating animated Web pages, client-side forms validation, browser detection, popup windows, processing forms data, and generating dynamically updated Web pages.

CIS 54 is the same course as Entertainment Technology 33. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

1413   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Chaban M

Above section 1413 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 57, Website Planning and Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 51 or CIS 59A.

This course provides the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to deliver successful commercial websites. Students will learn the many pitfalls of website planning and production and how to overcome them. This includes understanding what is wanted, and learning how to create the website in a speedy and efficient manner. Students will learn how to manage the project and the client, and perfect techniques in design. Learning how to design for the intended audience, obtain content, select a proper navigation, incorporate various media (graphics, database, animations, etc.), deploy and maintain the website are the key elements covered. This is a hands-on course and the students will utilize newly learned skills to build a website for a client which can be added to their portfolio.

4084   6:45p-9:50p W   BUS 255   Chaban M

   Arrange-2 Hours        

CIS 59A, Dreamweaver I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 50.

This is an introductory course in learning Web page design with Dreamweaver. Students will learn techniques for designing Web pages and expand their knowledge of HTML, Dynamic HTML, and JavaScript. Students will learn to integrate images, sound, and other multimedia using Dreamweaver. This course covers Web site creation and management features including Web file management, navigation bars, formatting text styles, Cascading Style Sheets, and content management. Upon completing this course, students will be ready to plan, build, upload, and maintain a professional Web site.

This course uses Adobe Dreamweaver CS 6.

1414   11:15a-12:20p MW   BUS 253   Clark G B

1415   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Jerry G S

Above section 1415 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 60A, Photoshop I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 1.

This course is for the non-design student interested in learning Photoshop using Personal Computers (PCs). Students will learn image creation and editing using Adobe Photoshop. Students learn to create, repair and modify images, scan photos, plan composite images and create special effects for use in a variety of applications.

This course uses Adobe Photoshop CS 6.

1416   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Valdivia O

Above section 1416 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1417   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Michelson G S

Above section 1417 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4085   6:45p-9:50p Th   BUS 255   St Amant K

CIS 60B, Photoshop II    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 60A.

This course is for non-design students who are experienced Photoshop users interested in learning the advanced techniques and new features in Photoshop using personal computers (PCs). Students will learn to apply advanced image creation and editing techniques using real-world assignments. Students will be able to create and modify images and photographs; create text using different filters and colors adjustments tools; create special effect by applying production tricks and techniques to Photoshop documents; create various components for the WEB as well as a variety of other applications.

This course uses Adobe Photoshop CS 6.

1418   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Valdivia O

Above section 1418 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 70, Social Media Applications    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CIS 50 or Graphic Design 65.

Social media provides an avenue for individuals and business of all sizes to reach global audiences. Armed with the skills to build podcasts, video galleries, photo streams, Facebook pages, content management systems, and to post information with blogs, wikis, micro-blogging, and RSS feeds one person has the ability to share a multifaceted message with millions worldwide. This course will provide the knowledge and skills to integrate all of the pieces, strategies and tactics with the tools of the social web to create a successful online community that includes interactivity, sharing, and collaboration.

NEW 3327   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   St Amant K

Above section 3327 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

CIS 88A, Independent Studies in CIS    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1419   Arrange-1 Hour    BUS 220G   Bolandhemat F

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.