Spring 2011 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 24-Apr 01
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         15066 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  15306 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 02-May 16
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         15064 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  14762 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 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          14478 
Textbook
T         11:45AM-02:30PM LAB R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Hayes               TBA TBA                   
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 introductory course covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources. It also introduces the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks, and milestones. This course is not open to students who have taken MGMT 142.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12426 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 21    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 15-May 12
Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online          13682 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Grueneberger       ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 12    11:00AM-1:00PM    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: Five Week - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          29977 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Friday, January 14    5:30PM-7:30PM    Rm 122
Final: Tuesday, February 22 7:00PM-9:00PM Rm 128
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
WORD 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          11724 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
WORD 2010
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          11716 Textbook
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes              TBA TBA                 11716 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-03:40PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes              TBA TBA                   
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

WORD 2010
TTh       05:00PM-06:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125          11728 Textbook
TTh       06:35PM-06:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125            
TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 152C           
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          12626 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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          11732 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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          12748 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, January 15    11:00AM-1:00PM    Rm 128
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
WORD 2010
MW        10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          11862 Textbook
MW        11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
WORD 2010
TTh       09:15AM-09:55AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125          29994 Textbook
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes              TBA TBA                 29994 Textbook
TTh       10:05AM-10:45AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 125            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes              TBA TBA                   
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
3.8 hours per week online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          11736 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, March 12    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 128
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          11740 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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          12794 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 15-May 12
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12322 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, March 12    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 152C
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 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 processed documents and presentations are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          13308 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          14900 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          13302 Textbook
Orientation:    Friday, February 25    6:00PM-8:00PM    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 315    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 100 or 300 ; 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. It includes designing spreadsheets, developing formulas and functions for automatic calculations, developing "what if" models, and producing printed reports and charts. In addition, the course introduces 3-D cell referencing, various advanced look up and financial functions, and data filtering, and querying techniques. The course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 24-Apr 01
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          29979 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
EXCEL 2010
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 128          11744 Textbook
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles              TBA TBA                 11744 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-11:35AM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles              TBA TBA                   
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.

EXCEL 2010
TTh       02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          13232 Textbook
TTh       03:35PM-04:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12364 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 21
8:30PM-10:30PM    Rm 126
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          14446 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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

EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          12752 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 15-May 12
EXCEL 2007
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11748 Textbook
EXCEL 2010
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee             TBA TBA                   
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
4 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126          15044 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:50PM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12222 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 12
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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12790 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 12
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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online          17128 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Dumais             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: Other Term, Jan 22-Mar 12
EXCEL 2010
Sa        08:00AM-10:50AM LEC T.Duffy              ARC MAIN Rm 126          12440 Textbook
Sa        11:20AM-02:10PM LAB T.Duffy              ARC MAIN Rm 126            
Class will start Saturday, January 22


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, logical, and database functions. It 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 15-May 12
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          13402 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 12    
11:00AM-1:00PM 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 spreadsheet software. Topics include navigating a spreadsheet, editing and formatting data, using formulas and functions, inserting and formatting charts and graphics, basic database features, and analyzing data.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
W         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          13560 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          14898 Textbook
Orientation:    Friday, April 1    6:00PM-8:00PM    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

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          13304 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: 9 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the use of database management programs on the microcomputer. It includes designing a database; storing, searching, and updating files; and designing and producing printed reports. It may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11752 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee             TBA TBA                   
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
2.5 hours per week online

Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11756 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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          14832 Textbook
M         06:00PM-07:45PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee             TBA TBA                   
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
2.7 hours per week online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          12188 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 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          12798 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 322    Design and Development of Desktop Database Applications    3 Units

Prerequisite: CISA 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers strategies for the design and development of desktop database applications. Topics include database objects, data types, data integrity, relational tables, joins, relationships, domain constraints, complex queries, forms, reports, sharing data with other applications, and data maintenance. It may be taken three times for credit with a different version of the software.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
ACCESS 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee             TBA TBA                 29999 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 126            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee             TBA TBA                   
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
3.2 hours per week online


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 15-Mar 14
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11768 
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
Advisory: BUS 100
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course builds upon previous desktop publishing software concepts and study. Topics include working with color, applying styles, importing and linking graphics, tabs and tables, and working with transparency effects. It also covers producing long documents and book features, output and exporting to PDF format, and creating interactive documents for online use. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11772 
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 covers 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: Five Week - Third, Apr 02-May 16
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          29980 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Friday, April 1    5:30PM-7:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this section is mandatory. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          12756 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles             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 15-May 12
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Dumais             ARC MAIN Online          13240 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Dumais             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

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011