Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

T08:30AM-09:50AMLECG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 41111032Textbook
Th08:30AM-09:50AMLABG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 411

CISC 295    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Antos TBA TBA20450Textbook

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 25-Oct 17

TTh03:00PM-04:05PMLECG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 41110529Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:05PMLECG.CottonARC MAIN CMC 41110689Textbook

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 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 11388TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 10975TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 18-Dec 14
WordPress

TBATBALECR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online 12979Textbook
TBATBALABR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 25-Oct 01

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10952Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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, Oct 02-Nov 05

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10953Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 06-Dec 13

TBATBALECW.TheissARC MAIN Online 11027Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 25-Dec 20

T05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 40710534Textbook
Th05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41010534Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.HayesARC MAIN CMC 40711642Textbook
NOTE: Students without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10817Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10535Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 the basic features of the Windows operating system for the PC. Topics include managing files, folders, and libraries, operating system services, program management, maintenance of disks and storage media, Windows desktop, browser basics, and the Windows help system. A brief introduction to security and the command prompt is also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 17
Windows 10

TBATBALECD.AntosARC MAIN Online 13000TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABD.AntosARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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
TBATBALECD.AntosARC MAIN Online 11055TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABD.AntosARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 18-Dec 14
Windows 10

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10804Textbook
TBATBALABD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 25-Oct 17

TTh12:00PM-01:05PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110755Textbook
TTh01:15PM-02:20PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

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 18-Dec 14

TTh12:00PM-12:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110757Textbook
TTh01:00PM-01:50PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

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 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 10536Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online 11177Textbook
TBATBALABD.Gilbert-ValenciaARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online
M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41010614Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10614Textbook
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 note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

T05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41013002Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 13002Textbook
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 note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 25-Oct 17

W05:30PM-06:45PMLECW.GreenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11611136Textbook
TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 11136Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 11141Textbook
M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 410
TBATBALABW.GreenARC 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 note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


CISC 495    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Antos TBA TBA20478Textbook

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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11424TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11424TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611425TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11425TextbookFree Digital Book
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19203TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19203TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11426TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11426TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018