Spring 2010 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 e-mail, creating and managing contacts in the address book, and accessing files and folders. The skills and topics needed to pass the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication communications portion of the ICDL exam are covered. Additionally, CISA 126/BUSTEC 126 and CISA 127/BUSTEC 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification objectives for the Microsoft Outlook application. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 126.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         28339 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Natomas Natomas N102     28745 Textbook


CISA 127    Outlook: Tools    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 127
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This Outlook course presents the communication tools beyond basic email. Topics include calendar and scheduling, tasks and notes, shared folders, and customizing Outlook. In addition, the course covers the integration of Outlook with other applications within the Microsoft Office suite. CISA 126/BUSTEC 126 and CISA 127/BUSTEC 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification objectives for the Microsoft Outlook application. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 127.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 12-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         28337 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Natomas Natomas N102     27881 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, Mar 16-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          27537 
Textbook
T         11:45AM-02:30PM LAB R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Rm 128            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.


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 is an introductory course covering the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs and schedule resources. It will also introduce the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks and milestones. Not open to students who have taken MGMT 142.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          25081 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 22    06:30PM-08:30PM    Raef 161
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 - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online          26553 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 13    10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 128
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 is an introductory course in word processing. The 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: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
WORD 2007
MW        10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24291 
Textbook
MW        11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2007
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24295 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2007
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24287 Textbook
WORD 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos              TBA TBA                 24287 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-03:40PM LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos              TBA TBA                   
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

WORD 2007
TTh       05:00PM-06:25PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24303 Textbook
TTh       06:35PM-06:50PM LAB H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LAB H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Rm 152C           
WORD 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          25329 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          24307 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          25479 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online            
The mandatory orientation for this class will be online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
WORD 2007
MW        10:00AM-11:25AM LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Rm 125          24445 Textbook
MW        11:35AM-12:50PM LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Rm 125            
WORD 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          24311 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          24315 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          25537 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


CISA 306    Intermediate Word Processing    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 305 with grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of word processing with 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 on a different software packaging or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
WORD 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          24971 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Snoke              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 documents are covered. PowerPoint presentations are included.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          26107 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          26113 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          28079 Textbook


CISA 315    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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. The course includes designing spreadsheets, developing formulas for automatic calculations, developing "what if" models, and producing printed reports. In addition, the course will introduce 3-D cell referencing, accessing real-time spreadsheet data from the Internet, and data filtering techniques. The course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
EXCEL 2007
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128          24323 
Textbook
EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee             TBA TBA                 24323 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-11:35AM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee             TBA TBA                   
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

EXCEL 2007
TTh       02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          26013 Textbook
TTh       03:35PM-04:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2007
Sa        08:00AM-11:10AM LEC T.Duffy              ARC MAIN Rm 126          25105 Textbook
Sa        11:20AM-02:10PM LAB T.Duffy              ARC MAIN Rm 126            
Class will start on Saturday, January 23th

EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          28295 Textbook
M         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.

EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          25015 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 16
10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 152B
Final: March 13, 10am-12pm Rm 152B

For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          27499 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 16
10:00AM-12:00PM    Rm 152C
Final: March 13, 10am-12pm Rm 152C

For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          25483 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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
EXCEL 2007
TTh       02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24327 Textbook
TTh       03:35PM-04:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2007
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          28299 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          24849 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 13    1:30PM-3:30PM    Rm R161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos              TBA TBA                 25529 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 13    
1:30PM-3:30PM Rm R161

For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          32964 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, March 13    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 125
Final Exam: Saturday, May 15 9am-11am Rm 125
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 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 and logical functions. The course 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, Mar 16-May 13
EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online          26223 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 13    
12:30PM-2:30PM Rm 152C

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 widely used spreadsheet software. The basic features and skills of editing and formatting a spreadsheet, using basic formulas and functions, inserting and formatting charts and graphics in a spreadsheet workbook and analyzing and presenting that workbooks are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 12-May 18
W         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          26401 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          28077 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          26109 Textbook


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: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the student, through hands-on operation, to the use of database management programs on the microcomputer. It includes designing a database; assessing, searching, and updating files, and designing and producing printed reports. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
Access 2007
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128          24331 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
Access 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          26095 Textbook
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

Access 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          24335 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          27983 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, Mar 16-May 13
Access 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          24815 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 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          25541 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 321    Intermediate Database Management    1 Unit

Prerequisite: CISA 320 with grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This course continues the study of microcomputer database with emphasis on database design, reporting, application building, and utilization of files created using other software. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
ACCESS 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          26099 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.


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, Jan 16-Mar 15
Adobe InDesign CS 4
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          24347 
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 331    Intermediate Desktop Publishing    2 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to present an overview of advanced desktop publishing (DTP) skills. Advanced techniques in page layout and design, select and use software programs which interface with DTP, use advanced typographic features, create and integrate image/graphic designs, handle files and directories, and analyze DTP needs and equipment integration will be presented. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
Adobe InDesign CS4
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          24351 
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 presents 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, Jan 16-Mar 15
PowerPoint 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online          25315 
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

PowerPoint 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online          25487 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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
PowerPoint 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Quillici           ARC MAIN Online          26021 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Quillici           ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, March 13    
2:30pm-4:30pm Rm 126
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010