Spring 2010 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 provides general non-technical knowledge combined with a hands-on lab on how computers work including basic computer terminology and concepts. The focus is slower paced instruction with extensive hands-on reinforcement of instructional concepts. Course topics include an introduction to the operating system software and application software focusing on word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet and email.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          26419 
Textbook
Th        08:30AM-09:50AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 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 course provides a general non-technical introduction to how computers work in addition to basic computer terminology and concepts. The focus is hands-on instruction using an operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and Internet software. The course may be taken twice for credit on different hardware platforms.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 126          24047 
Textbook
MW        10:40AM-11:45AM LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Rm 125          24037 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          25041 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          24083 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          24081 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          27993 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC W.Theiss             Natomas Natomas N102     26011 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 is an introduction to how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include E-mail, E-mail lists, the World Wide Web, search engines, newsgroups, Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), various forms of asynchronous communications such as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), and Internet security considerations.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          24355 
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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          25199 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


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. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          25029 
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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
Expression Web
F         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Chapek             Natomas Natomas N102     26033 Textbook
F         08:10PM-10:20PM LAB C.Chapek             Natomas Natomas N102       
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          25545 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


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 introduced.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          28069 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          26111 Textbook
W         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          28071 Textbook


CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the computer field covering the function and purpose of computer hardware and software, computer programming concepts, productivity software, employment opportunities, and the social impact of the computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Rm 121          24095 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 157          24097 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          25553 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 16    11:00am-1:00pm    Raef 160
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          24099 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 16    11:00am-1:00pm    Raef 160
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          27181 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


NOTE: Students, enrolled in CISC 310, without prior computer experience are encouraged to enroll concurrently in CISC 300. Completion of homework assignments requires running Windows-based programs.


CISC 320    Operating Systems    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 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. The course may be taken four times on a different Windows operating system version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
Windows 7
TTh       03:30PM-04:20PM LEC J.Duff               Natomas Natomas N102     31556 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:20PM LAB J.Duff               Natomas Natomas N102       
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          26779 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          28551 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online          24339 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.L'Estrange         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
Windows 7
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Rm 128          26783 Textbook
F         03:15PM-05:20PM LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          24343 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online          25491 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 kernels, file structures, daemons, shells, GUIs, procedures for installing software, creation of user accounts, shell commands, scripts, and file security.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 16-Mar 15
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          25333 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125            



TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          25525 Textbook
TTh       08:00PM-08:50PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 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. It covers advanced shell scripting. C Shell, K Shell, BASH and other varieties will be compared. It also includes decision-making logic, looping, nesting, and other scripting tools will be used.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          25341 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125            
Students taking this section will have the option of taking this class fully online.

TBA       TBA             LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online          29977 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 16-Mar 15
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          27987 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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. The course may be taken for credit four times on a different Windows operating system.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          27183 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 16-Mar 15
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          24649 
Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
5.6 hours per week online

TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          27247 Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
5.6 hours per week online

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         24753 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:20PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           


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, Mar 16-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          26989 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
4.4 hours per week online

TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          26993 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E           
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green               TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
4.4 hours per week online


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
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. 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 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. 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. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN HeEd 715        32418 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 32418 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 103           32419 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 32419 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           32420 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 32420 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           32421 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 32421 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A217    32422 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 32422 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          32423 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 13,    06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. 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