Students gather around a desktop computer

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.

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program includes courses in web authoring, desktop publishing, social media, Microsoft Office and Adobe applications. Students focusing on web applications attain the skills to professionally design, develop, and manage websites. The department also offers courses that lead to careers in social media. The office application courses prepare students for positions such as office managers who oversee a variety of administrative, clerical, and accounting functions necessary to efficiently run and maintain business information systems. The CIS program manages industry certification programs for Microsoft, QuickBooks, and Adobe products for students.

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 2016 and Windows 10.

Course Number:1121 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 205 Instructor:Scott Jacqueline D Above section 1121 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Course Number:1122 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rothaupt B L Above section 1122 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1123 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rothaupt B L Above section 1123 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1124 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Valdivia O Above section 1124 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

CIS 4, Business Information Systems with 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 introduces students to information systems and their role in business. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems, hardware systems, and application software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics). In this course, students develop computer-based solutions to a variety of business problems.

This course teaches Word 2016, Excel 2016, Access 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and Windows 10.

Course Number:1125 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 253 Instructor:Canada S A

Course Number:1126 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 253 Instructor:El-K Houry N R

Course Number:1127 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 205 Instructor:Rahni M Above section 1127 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Course Number:1128 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Jerry G S Above section 1128 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

Course Number:1129 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Jerry G S Above section 1129 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

CIS 30, Microsoft Excel 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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 ribbons and tabs, 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 Microsoft Excel 2016 Professional.

Course Number:1130 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Bolandhemat F Above section 1130 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

CIS 38, Microsoft PowerPoint 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: CIS 1.

Through the use of Microsoft PowerPoint software, skills are developed in planning, creating, formatting, enhancing and delivering presentations for business applications. Topics include audience analysis, selection of presentation media, and the creation and presentation of slides, transparencies, and posters. The use of animation, sound and other special effects, as well as Web publishing techniques, will also be covered. Hands-on experience is provided in a microcomputer lab. This class covers the objectives necessary for the MOS certification in PowerPoint.

This course uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.

Course Number:1131 Time:Arrange-15 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Valdivia O Above section 1131 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: 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.

Course Number:1132 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Bolandhemat F Above section 1132 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

CIS 60A, Photoshop I 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: CIS 1.

This course is for the non-design student interested in learning Photoshop. 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. Hands-on experience is provided in a microcomputer lab. This class covers the objectives necessary for the Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop (ACA) certification.

This course uses Adobe Photoshop CC.

Course Number:1133 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Michelson G S Above section 1133 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.

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