Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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CISC 100    Computer Fundamentals with Hands-on Lab    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course provides general non-technical knowledge combined with a hands-on lab on how computers work including basic computer terminology and concepts. The focus is slower paced instruction with extensive hands-on reinforcement of instructional concepts. Course topics include an introduction to the operating system software and application software focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet and email.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          13824 
Textbook
Th        08:30AM-09:50AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128            


CISC 300    Computer Familiarization    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320, and the ability to touch type.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a general non-technical introduction to how computers work in addition to basic computer terminology and concepts. The focus is hands-on instruction using an operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and Internet software. The course may be taken twice for credit on different hardware platforms.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 128          11592 
Textbook
MW        10:45AM-11:50AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          11582 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12470 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TTh       08:30AM-09:35AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 126          11620 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          11622 Textbook


CISC 305    Introduction to the Internet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include E-mail, E-mail lists, the World Wide Web, search engines, newsgroups, Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), various forms of asynchronous communications such as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), and Internet security considerations.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          16002 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 128
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          13562 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, October 15    08:00AM-10:00AM    Rm 125
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISC 306    Introduction to Web Page Creation    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 305.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the production of web pages, including design, layout, construction, and presentation. A web authoring tool is used to format a web page and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) is introduced. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          12462 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          12952 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISC 308    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The course introduces the fundamentals of microcomputer hardware, software, and computer networking, focusing on operating systems. The fundamentals of the Internet and Internet tools are also introduced.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 20-Sep 27
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          13460 
Textbook

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 28-Nov 02
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          13462 Textbook
Orientation:    Friday, September 23,    5:30PM-7:30PM    Rm 129
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 13
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          13802 Textbook


CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the computer field covering the function and purpose of computer hardware and software, computer programming concepts, productivity software, employment opportunities, and the social impact of the computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Rm 157          11636 
Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          12956 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    11:00AM-01:00PM Rm 160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          11638 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    11:00AM-01:00PM Rm 160
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          14624 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 20    08:00AM-10:00AM Rm 129
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.


CISC 320    Operating Systems    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces operating systems for the PC. Topics include file systems, operating system services, program management, file and directory organization, and hard drive maintenance. It also includes information on protecting your PC from viruses, Trojans, worms, adware, spyware, and other malicious network exploits. Additional topics are DOS commands and batch files. The course may be taken four times on a different Windows operating system version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          13978 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          11868 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
Windows 7
TTh       03:30PM-04:25PM LEC J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102  15088 Textbook
Windows 7
TTh       04:30PM-05:25PM LAB J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102    
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          12904 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISC 323    Linux Operating System    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the Linux operating system for microcomputers. Concepts include the kernel, file structures, daemons, graphical user interfaces (GUI), open source, file security and permissions. Procedures for installing software, basic system administration and utilities, the Bourne again shell (BASH), command line interface utilities, and introduction to scripting topics are also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12752 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125            


CISC 324    Intermediate Linux Operating System    1 Unit

Prerequisite: CISC 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of CISC 323. Topics include boot loaders, Linux devices, and command line interface (CLI) system management utilities. It covers advanced Bourne Again Shell (BASH) shell scripting, including looping and decision making logic structures. Alternates to the BASH shell and regular expressions and text stream editors are introduced.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TTh       12:00PM-01:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12760 
Textbook
TTh       01:15PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125            


CISC 350    Introduction to Data Communications    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces business data communication concepts, systems, technology, protocols, theory, and basic terminology. Specific topics include analog and digital data encoding and transmission; media; interfaces; packet, circuit, and broadcast networks; and data multiplexing.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          11654 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISC 351    Introduction to Local Area Networks    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 320 and 350.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces local area networks (LAN) and provides hands-on training in LAN applications and network administration. Topics include planning, installing, and maintaining a LAN, responsibilities of the system administrator, and basic network security principles. The course may be taken for credit four times on a different Windows operating system.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          14626 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISC 361    Microcomputer Support Essentials - Preparation for A+ Certification    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 310, 320, and 350
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 42 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is the first of two courses covering support and repair for stand-alone personal computers. It includes training to troubleshoot hardware to a field replaceable component. Operating systems installation and simple networking are also covered. The course provides a firm grounding in the supporting software that runs the hardware and in distinguishing hardware from software problems. This course, along with CISC 363, prepares students for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green               TBA TBA                   
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         12110 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                 12110 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         29577 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                 29577 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
5.2 hours per week online
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         12200 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:10PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           


CISC 362    Microcomputer and Applications Support    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CISC 361
Advisory: CISA 305, 315, and 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is an in-depth investigation of the technical, business, soft, and self-management skills technicians need to provide effective customer service and support in an information technology (IT) environment. Customer service and problem solving skills needed for success in a small or large business environment are introduced. Students serve as assistants in computer support in one of the American River College (ARC) computer classrooms/labs.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
W         05:30PM-06:45PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  14402 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                   
Students are required to work an internship in ARC computer labs for 3.3 hours per week


CISC 363    Microcomputer Support Technical - Preparation for A+ Certification    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISC 361 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 42 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is the second of two courses providing a foundation in personal computer (PC) support. Hands-on skills include advanced component installation and configuration, troubleshooting component hardware, and configuring and troubleshooting major operating systems and networking hardware. This course along with CISC 361 prepares students for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification exam.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green               TBA TBA                   
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         14452 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                 14452 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         29576 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                 29576 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
6.3 hours per week online
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.


CISC 498    Work Experience in Computer Information Science - Core    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to computer information science. Students are advised to consult with the Computer Information Science Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of computer information science. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  16160 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 16160 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  16162 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16162 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  16164 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16164 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 16166 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16166 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  16168 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16168 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          16170 Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, August 18     06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011