Fall 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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CISA 126    Outlook: Basics    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 126
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces desktop communication management for users of Microsoft Outlook. Topics include understanding and navigating the Outlook environment, creating and sending e-mail, managing Outlook contacts, using an electronic calendar, and creating tasks and to-do items. BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 126.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 03-Nov 07
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         12078 
Textbook


CISA 127    Outlook: Tools    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 127
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 126 or CISA 126 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This Outlook course presents the communication tools beyond basic e-mail. Topics include working with multiple e-mail accounts, using rules and folders, incorporating advanced calendar and contact features, setting up folder sharing and delegates, and customizing Outlook. In addition, the course covers the integration of Outlook with other applications within the Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 127.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 08-Dec 18
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         12080 
Textbook


CISA 141    Capturing and Publishing Digital Media    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is an overview of multimedia publishing software and peripherals used to produce digital media. Topics include the function and features of technology devices such as video camcorders, digital cameras, digital music devices, graphic pads and pens, DVD/CD burners, USB drives, and photo/CD/DVD printers. Multimedia publishing software and devices are examined and discussed for advantages and disadvantages. File and equipment management techniques are presented.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Auyeung            ARC MAIN Online          18880 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB T.Auyeung            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
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
3.4 hours per week online


CISA 160    Project Management Techniques and Software    3 Units

Same As: MGMT 142
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; CISC 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources. It also introduces the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks, and milestones. This course is not open to students who have taken MGMT 142.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11056 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 171    Introduction to Adobe Acrobat    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces Adobe Acrobat tools for creating, editing, reading, and printing Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Topics include software navigation, converting other file types to PDF, and customizing output quality. Additional topics include modifying PDF files, placing documents on-line, adding digital signatures and security, creating presentations, manipulating graphics, and managing eBooks.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online          18882 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, August 25    02:00PM-04:00PM    Rm 125
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 305    Beginning Word Processing    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces word processing operations, such as creating, editing, file management techniques, and printing text. Emphasis is on formatting and document production techniques to produce professional business documents used in today's workplace. The course culminates with the study of intermediate level features such as merge, sort, graphics, macros, style, and templates. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 03-Nov 07
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          11153 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, October 3     7:30PM-9:00PM Room 152B
Final Exam: Wednesday, November 7 6:30PM-8:30PM Room 152C
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 - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
WORD 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10799 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-01:05PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2010
MW        02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10795 Textbook
MW        03:35PM-05:05PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10801 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          13298 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
Final exam: Saturday, October 20 10:00AM-12:00PM Rm 152B
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          11215 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          18891 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
Final Exam: Saturday, Ocotber 20 10:00AM - 12:00PM Rm 152C
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10797 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

WORD 2010
MW        10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10844 Textbook
MW        11:35AM-01:05PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2010
TTh       07:00PM-08:25PM LEC L.Reeves             Off Campus Natomas N102  19700 Textbook
TTh       08:35PM-10:05PM LAB L.Reeves             Off Campus Natomas N102    
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10803 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10805 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          11237 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, October 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


CISA 306    Intermediate Word Processing    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of CISA 305 with an emphasis on applications for business documents and reports. In addition, this course includes desktop publishing techniques using word processing software, newsletter production, macro editing, complex document styles and commands, importing, linking and merging data from other applications into a word processing document. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10998 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 308    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The course introduces word processing and presentation software. The basic features and skills of creating, editing and formatting documents, inserting tables and graphics and enhancing word processed documents and presentations are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 02
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          18893 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 03-Nov 07
W         01:30PM-02:40PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          11449 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11449 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
2 hours per week online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 08-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11452 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 315    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 100 or 300 ; CISC 100 and the ability to touch type.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the use of electronic spreadsheet programs. It includes designing spreadsheets, developing formulas and functions for automatic calculations, developing "what if" models, and producing printed reports and charts. In addition, the course introduces 3-D cell referencing, various advanced look up and financial functions, and data filtering, and querying techniques. The course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 02
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11022 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
EXCEL 2010
MW        08:30AM-09:05AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125          10807 Textbook
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10807 Textbook
MW        09:15AM-10:05AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online            
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
4 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
Sa        08:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          11069 Textbook
Sa        11:00AM-01:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11586 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-08:45PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
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
3.4 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
TTh       07:00PM-08:25PM LEC K.Maleky             Off Campus Natomas N102  11635 Textbook
TTh       08:35PM-10:05PM LAB K.Maleky             Off Campus Natomas N102    
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          10946 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11217 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 20-Dec 14
EXCEL 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10811 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-01:00PM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11916 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online          10965 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          13300 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          13302 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          18894 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online            


CISA 316    Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of electronic worksheets with emphasis on workbook design and integration, template design, use of complex formulas, and built-in financial, logical, and database functions. It also includes look-up tables, the use of worksheet analysis tools, macros, and data integration. The course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11518 
Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
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 3.9 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online          10928 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 318    Exploring Spreadsheet Software    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: The course introduces spreadsheet software. Topics include navigating a spreadsheet, editing and formatting data, using formulas and functions, inserting and formatting charts and graphics, basic database features, and analyzing data.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 02
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11453 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Oct 03-Nov 07
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11580 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 08-Dec 18
W         01:30PM-02:40PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          18896 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          18896 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
2.2 hours per week online


CISA 320    Introduction to Database Management    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300 and CISC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the use of database management programs on the microcomputer. It includes designing a database; storing, searching, and updating files; and designing and producing printed reports. It may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10813 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10954 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11794 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            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 20-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          18897 Textbook
W         06:10PM-07:20PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
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
5.3 hours per week online

Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11239 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


CISA 322    Design and Development of Desktop Database Applications    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers strategies for the design and development of desktop database applications. Topics include database objects, data types, data integrity, relational tables, joins, relationships, domain constraints, complex queries, forms, reports, sharing data with other applications, and data maintenance. It may be taken three times for credit with a different version of the software.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          12431 
Textbook
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
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
3.3 hours per week online


CISA 330    Desktop Publishing    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 100, BUSTEC 100, and CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an overview of desktop publishing (DTP) and a major desktop publishing application program. It includes page layout skills needed to produce newsletters, brochures, flyers, reports, and marketing material on the computer. Additionally it covers importing graphics and text, using palette menus, layers, master pages, and working with graphic and text frames. This course may be taken four times for credit on different software packages or versions.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10817 
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


CISA 340    Presentation Graphics    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course covers an in-depth look at using presentation software in business environments. Topics include elements of good presentation design, slide show techniques, integrating and linking of various software applications and media, animation effects, and the production of presentations using a variety of hardware. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11219 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 20-Dec 14
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11157 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
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
3.8ours per week online

PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11235 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012