Spring 2011 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 15-May 18
M         08:30AM-09:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          13578 
Textbook
W         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 15-Mar 14
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 126          11512 
Textbook
MW        10:40AM-11:45AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          11502 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12388 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          11544 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 126          11542 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          14842 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 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          11776 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, January 15    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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online          12514 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Friday, March 18    5:30PM-7:30PM    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


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 15-Mar 14
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          12378 
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 15-May 12
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          12802 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 also introduced.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 15-Feb 23
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          14894 
Textbook
Orientation:    Friday, January 14    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          13306 Textbook
W         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 121          14896 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 15-May 18
T         05:30PM-08:10PM LEC D.Anaya              ARC MAIN Rm 121          11556 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 157          11558 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          12810 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 15    11:00AM-1:00PM    Raef 160
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.

TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          11560 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 15    9:00AM-11:00AM    Rm 152B
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.

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          14200 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 15,    11:00AM-1:00PM    Raef 160
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 15-Mar 14
Windows 7
TTh       03:30PM-04:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         Off Campus Natomas N102  16004 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         Off Campus Natomas N102    
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          13876 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.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online          15154 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          11760 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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
Windows 7
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC S.Magee              ARC MAIN Rm 128          13880 Textbook
F         03:15PM-05:20PM LAB S.Magee              ARC MAIN Rm 128            
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          11764 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.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online          12760 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12630 
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          12786 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. 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, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          12634 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125            


CISC 350    Introduction to Data Communications    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 and ability to touch type.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces business data communication concepts, systems, technology, protocols, theory, and basic terminology. Specific topics include analog and digital data encoding and transmission; media; interfaces; packet, circuit, and broadcast networks; and data multiplexing.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          14836 
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 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Keller             ARC MAIN Online          14202 
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 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          12040 
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          14222 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 15-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         12132 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 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          14052 
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 C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online          14056 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Rm 152E           
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Chapek              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 15-May 12
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  16486 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 16486 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  16488 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16488 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  16490 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16490 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          16492 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 16492 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 16494 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 16494 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          16496 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 12,    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 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011