The list below is NOT a complete list of program courses and shows courses taught in the previous, current, and two future terms. View complete degree/certificate requirements and course offerings by clicking the links below.
- A.A.S. Degree: Secure Systems Administration & Engineering
- Certificate: Cybersecurity
- Certificate: Computer & User Support
- Certificate: Network & Systems Support
- Certificate: Secure Systems Administration & Engineering
CSIS 110 - Information Technology Fundamentals - 3.00 credits
Introduces Information Technology vocabulary and fundamentals related to computer hardware, software, networking, security, and basic IT literacy. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam.
CSIS 111 - Computer Hardware, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110 with a grade of C or better. This course introduces the student to maintenance, upgrading, setup, and expansion of personal computer hardware. Students will explore microcomputer architecture, functions, and components as well as methods and procedures for installation, troubleshooting, and modifications of computer systems. This course helps students prepare for the first of two tests required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification.
CSIS 115 - Computer Concepts and Applications - 3.00 credits
This course provides basic technology skills needed for success in college-level coursework and career preparation. Topics include file management on local, network and cloud-based storage media. Additional topics include word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as navigation of web-based information, data security and personal information assurance. Test out option available upon request.
CSIS 123 - Programming Fundamentals - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: MATH 31 or higher (excluding MATH 100), or appropriate score on the math placement test. Introduction to the principles of good design and the characteristics common to all programming languages. Experience writing code in a particular programming language, and compare to other common programming languages. Write well structured, procedural programs based on problem solving strategies.
CSIS 143 - Database Design and Management - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110 or 115 with a grade of C or higher. Introduction to database design and management. Topics include terminology and concepts, data modeling, database design, relational databases, database query languages, distributed databases, physical database design, security and implementation. Aspects of privacy and ethical issues are discussed. Integrates database theory with a practical hands-on approach.
CSIS 151 - Microsoft Operating System Concepts - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110 with a grade of C or better. This course introduces students to the concepts, features, and important functions of an operating system. Students will install and configure the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS). Students will use a variety of tools and techniques to explore post-installation and ongoing maintenance activities such as updating, securing, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting a Windows OS. Students will also explore environmental and safety concepts, as well as professionalism and customer service. This course helps students prepare for the second of two tests required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification.
CSIS 152 - Linux Operating System - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110 with a grade of C or higher. This course will introduce students to the Linux operating System. Using command-line and graphical user interface tools and techniques, students will explore and learn to manage the operating system from the perspective of a systems administrator and an end user.
CSIS 161 - Networking Fundamentals - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110. This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot, configure, and manage common network wireless and wired devices, establish basic network design and connectivity, understand and maintain network documentation, identify network limitations and weaknesses, and implement network security, standards, and protocols. Students will also explore emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. This course helps prepare students for the current CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
CSIS 170 - Principles of Information Security - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: CSIS 110 with a grade of C or better. This course introduces the field of information security and assesses the information security environment within which organizations function.