Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
T         08:30AM-09:50AM LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    11104 
Textbook
Th        08:30AM-09:50AM LAB G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125      


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 19-Oct 11
MW        10:45AM-11:50AM LEC S.Magee              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10554 
Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC S.Magee              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10743 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC J.Duff               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10560 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 19-Oct 11
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11505 
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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11047 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 - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
Microsoft Expression Web 4
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online          13775 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Salisbury          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: This 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 19-Sep 25
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11021 
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 26-Oct 30
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11022 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, Oct 31-Dec 07
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11099 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

TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          13773 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 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 BUS 140; C-ID ITIS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    10561 
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    11800 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 I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          10879 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 19    12:00PM-02:00PM Rm Raef Hall 162
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.Hermle             ARC MAIN Online          10562 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, August 19    12:00PM-02:00PM Rm Raef Hall 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


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 19-Oct 11
Windows 10
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          18950 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              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

Windows 10
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          11130 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              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 12-Dec 08
Windows 10
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    10866 Textbook
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      


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 19-Oct 11
TTh       12:00PM-01:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10812 
Textbook
TTh       01:15PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         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 12-Dec 08
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    10816 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB M.L'Estrange         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 19-Oct 11
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Gilbert-Valencia   ARC MAIN Online          10563 
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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Gilbert-Valencia   ARC MAIN Online          11259 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Gilbert-Valencia   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 19-Oct 11
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online            
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152D   10662 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          10662 Textbook
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

T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152D   18952 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          18952 Textbook
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 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 19-Oct 11
W         05:30PM-06:45PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 103  11218 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11218 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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11223 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152D     
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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11542 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11542 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
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: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11543 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11543 Textbook
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: Other Term, Sep 16-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11546 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11546 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 9 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
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

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017