Courses

This is a first course using a structured business language. Design and style are emphasized. Typical business problems are coded and documented, compiled and tested to acquaint the student with practical use of the language.

Credit Hours: 3

Students in this course will learn how to plan and develop dynamic web pages utilizing graphics, CSS, multimedia, animation, database applications, sharing and distribution of documents via the Web.

Credit Hours: 3

This course presents an introduction to computers and their use in schools as a first course for teachers.  Students use business application software and new technology (Smartboards, iPads, iPods and Classroom Response Systems) with an emphasis on technology in the classroom and how can the latest technology enhance teaching (This course does not satisfy the CIS major requirement.)

Credit Hours: 3

The course presents business-related software for the microcomputer (PC). The main applications examined are spreadsheets, business graphics, databases, word processing, and presentation graphics. Integration of these applications is also covered. (This course satisfies the CIS major or minor requirements.)

Credit Hours: 3

This course presents computers as a research tool to students in the behavioral, social sciences and human services. Students will utilize SPSS as a research tool for statistical applications and analysis. The student will also become familiar with the use of a word processor for report and proposal writing and spreadsheets for budgeting. (This course does not satisfy the CIS major requirement.)

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a broad and intensive introduction to the study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Using this extensive computerbased mapping software, students will learn the nature and models of spatial data, organize, manage, and present such data, as well as plan and conduct research. Applications in various social and natural sciences will be introduced and discussed. This learning is to be continued in upper division courses within related fields.

Credit Hours: 3

This is a second course in a structured business programming language. It emphasizes structured design, file organization, editing, data input techniques, indexed and keyed files, file updating, merging and sorting, debugging techniques, and program maintenance.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 160

This course provides an intensive introduction to structured and object-oriented programming in a modern programming language. Algorithm development is introduced. Designing, coding, debugging, and documenting programs are emphasized. Problems examined include numerical and non-numeric applications.

Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the students with the fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems, and data communications.  The students will have the opportunity to assemble, upgrade, troubleshoot and configure computers.  Students will be exposed to tools and technologies necessary to take the A+ certification upon completion of this class

Credit Hours: 3   /  Fall

This course introduces students to the techniques and tools of computer forensic investigations. Students will learn how to utilize computer forensic tools in investigations. The course maps to the objectives of the IACIS certification. Topics include coverage of the latest technology including cell phones, and portable devises.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 270

Students will develop web sites using PHP and access mysql databases and tables, be able to use PHP variables and operators, make decisions using conditional statements, code arrays, utilize loops to process data, develop basic XML web pages, and apply the concepts of DTD and XSL to create dynamic pages.

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the broad and constantly changing field of networking and communication technologies. The course emphasizes technology and architecture issues such as transmission medium, network topology, communications protocols, and hardware/software interfaces.

Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares students to produce professional-quality business documents and to communicate effectively in academic and business environments. The course involves using advanced features of spreadsheets, databases, word processing, presentation graphics and the Internet as tools for analyzing business problems and communicating business information.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 232

This course examines forensic accounting and economic crime interrelating accounting, criminal justice and computer and information systems concepts and issues. The course will include limited accounting theory and concentrate on financial fraud, white-collar crime, how financial fraud is perpetrated, approaches to fraud investigations and documentation, fraud detection and prevention.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ACC 111, ACC 112, ECO 102, CIS 232, and CRJ 201

This is the first course in the general concepts and techniques of systems development. The study, logical design, physical construction, and implementation phases for development of a system will be examined in detail. Students are presumed to have a general knowledge of information systems hardware and software from prerequisite courses.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 160 or 232 or 265

This course continues CIS 265. Advanced techniques of objectoriented programming are introduced including data structures and algorithms associated with arrays, integration of databases, web controls and reports.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 265

The application, logical structure, and physical implementation of database management systems (DBMS) are considered. The storage, management, and retrieval of information in hierarchical, network, and relational database systems, some specific database languages, and normalization and data dictionaries, file security, integrity, and reliability will be discussed. The student designs, programs, and implements a database system using state-of-the-art relational database packages.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 232, CIS 260 or permission of instructor

This course will give students the ability of investigating advanced forensics and incident response, including cutting-edge network investigation and mobile devices.  The course will utilize advanced industry standard tools to investigate data breach intrusions, tech-savvy employee investigation, and complex digital forensic cases.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 270, CIS 285

Students in this course will learn to integrate tools built on multiple software platforms into complex applications with graphical user interfaces.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 260 or permission of instructor

Individual research of a substantive nature pursued in the student’s major field of study. The research will conclude in a written thesis or an original project, and an oral defense.

Credit Hours: 6

Theory and practice in problems of scientific computing. Students will study the development of solutions to important scientific problems requiring powerful computing resources. Students will write programs for a parallel supercomputer

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 365

This online course familiarizes the nurse with terminology, standards and rationale for health system information technology.  Computer systems to access, enter and manage information are demonstrated. Students employ search and retrieval of scientific literature to support evidence-based practice. Ethics regarding privacy, information storing, sharing, and security are discussed.

Credit Hours: 3

Capstone course requiring students to synthesize their knowledge in the discipline and to integrate key competencies from courses taken in the major.  Assessment will be based on students' ability to work in teams to critically assess, develop and implement vital informational and technological systems within organizational contexts and governmental agencies. 

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: CIS 380 or permission of instructor

This course presents students with the opportunity to explore and discuss information security, and to specifically learn about current information security threats and how to protect information.  Students will gain experience in the use of network protection mechanisms such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security tools.

Credit Hours: 3

Special topics courses in information systems and computer science are offered whenever departmental resources are sufficient to do so. Topics could include, but are not limited to, new software design technologies; recent hardware and software developments; data communications; special high-level languages; parallel processing; ethical, legal and societal issues in computer and information systems;  assemblers, compilers, and interpreters; simulation and modeling.

Credit Hours: 3

A junior or senior work-study employment experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, lending relevance to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Registration will occur at the beginning of the experience.

The independent study elective provides an opportunity to do intensive work in an area of particular interest to the student and a faculty member. Departmental approval necessary.

Credit Hours: 3