Fall 2015 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 develops basic computer skills needed for college-level courses, workplace productivity, and personal enrichment. It provides individuals who are new to computing or who have very little computing experience with slower paced, general, non-technical information as well as in-class hands-on instruction reinforcement. This course introduces common computer terminology and concepts, file management, electronic mail, online course management, productivity application software, and the Internet.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    11257 
Textbook
Th        08:30AM-09:50AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 introductory course develops and improves the basic computer skills necessary for college-level courses, workplace productivity, and personal enrichment. It introduces common computer terminology and concepts, file management, electronic mail, online learning, productivity application software, and the Internet.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Duff               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    10623 
Textbook
MW        10:45AM-11:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10622 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.Duff               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10839 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
MW        12:00PM-01:05PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10628 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 introduces how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include browser basics, search engines and search techniques, e-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet security, Internet resources, the Cloud, social networking, and building basic web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11751 
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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11193 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
Microsoft Expression Web 4
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10837 
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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
Microsoft Expression Web 4
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10997 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 22-Sep 28
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11163 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Sep 29-Nov 02
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11164 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Nov 03-Dec 10
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11252 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
M         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102  18853 Textbook


CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines information technology and its role in solving business problems. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, and computer systems hardware and software components. These concepts and related methods are applied through hands-on projects to develop computer-based solutions to business problems. (C-ID ITIS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:30PM-09:50PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    10629 
Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    12141 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          10999 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 22    12:00PM-02:00PM 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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          10630 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 22    12:00PM-02:00PM 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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          11447 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 22    08:00AM-10:00AM Rm 128
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


CISC 320    Operating Systems    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
Windows 7
TTh       08:30AM-09:35AM LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    12142 
Textbook
TTh       09:45AM-10:50AM LAB G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125      
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11287 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10981 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 22-Oct 14
TTh       12:00PM-01:05PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10923 
Textbook
TTh       01:15PM-02:20PM LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 11
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10927 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 22-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Shih               ARC MAIN Online          10631 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Shih               ARC MAIN Online          11448 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Shih               ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 22-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          10738 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E     
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online            
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html
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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E   10760 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:20PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 22-Oct 14
T         05:30PM-06:45PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11400 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11400 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 11
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11408 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E     
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online            
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html
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


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11797 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11797 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11799 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11799 Textbook
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 11800 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11800 Textbook
The first class meeting is mandatory for all students.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11801 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11801 Textbook



Schedule: Online Class
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          11802 Textbook
NOTE:This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 12th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126.
Course information will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015