Spring 2012 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 understanding and navigating the Outlook environment, creating and sending e-mail, managing Outlook contacts, using an electronic calendar, and creating tasks and to-do items. BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer DriverÔs License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 126.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 14-Feb 22
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         12164 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  12262 Textbook


CISA 127    Outlook: Tools    1 Unit

Same As: BUSTEC 127
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 126 or CISA 126 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This Outlook course presents the communication tools beyond basic e-mail. Topics include working with multiple e-mail accounts, using rules and folders, incorporating advanced calendar and contact features, setting up folder sharing and delegates, and customizing Outlook. In addition, the course covers the integration of Outlook with other applications within the Microsoft Office suite. Additionally, BUSTEC 126/CISA 126 and BUSTEC 127/CISA 127 taken together are considered sufficient preparation to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for the Microsoft Outlook application and the communications portion of the International Computer Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 127.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 23-Mar 30
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 152D         12163 
Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
Th        06:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  12045 Textbook


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 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11074 
Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 20    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 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 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 14-Feb 22
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          12950 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Friday, January 13    5:30PM-7:30PM    Rm 126
Final: Tuesday, February 21 7:00PM-9:00PM 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

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 23-Mar 30
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          21107 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Cotton             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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
WORD 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10793 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          10791 Textbook
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes              TBA TBA                 10791 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-03:40PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
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
1.5 hours per week online

WORD 2010
T         05:30PM-06:20PM LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Rm 126          10795 Textbook
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          10795 Textbook
T         06:30PM-06:50PM LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
T         06:50PM-07:40PM LAB TBA                  ARC MAIN Rm 152C           
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online            
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
4.4 hours per week online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          11161 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          10797 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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
WORD 2010
MW        10:00AM-11:25AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          10858 Textbook
MW        11:35AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
WORD 2010
TTh       09:00AM-09:40AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128          12958 Textbook
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes              TBA TBA                 12958 Textbook
TTh       09:40AM-10:20AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
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
3.6 hours per week online

WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          10799 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
Onsite Final Exam: Saturday, May 12 9:00AM-11:00AM Rm 152B

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          10801 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 D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online          11237 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Antos              ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
Onsite Final Exam: Saturday, May 12 9:00AM-11:00AM Rm 152C

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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11032 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Saturday, March 10    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 23-Mar 30
W         01:30PM-02:40PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          20744 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                 TBA TBA                 20744 Textbook
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
2.2 hours per week online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11456 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11453 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
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 23-Mar 30
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          12952 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Cotton             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 - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
EXCEL 2010
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 128          10803 Textbook
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles              TBA TBA                 10803 Textbook
TTh       10:50AM-11:25AM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Nobles              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
3.3 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
TTh       02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126          11425 Textbook
TTh       03:35PM-04:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          11048 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 20
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          11907 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          11218 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 13-May 10
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10805 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM 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
4 hours per week online

EXCEL 2010
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126          12153 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:50PM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 126            
EXCEL 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10988 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 10
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          11235 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, March 10
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          12793 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


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 09-May 14
W         01:30PM-02:40PM LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Rm 129          20745 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                 TBA TBA                 20745 Textbook
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
2.2 hours per week online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11560 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          12104 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 14-Mar 12
Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10807 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online            
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          10809 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          12073 Textbook
M         06:00PM-07:45PM 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. 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 13-May 10
Access 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10981 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          11239 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 14-May 16
ACCESS 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee             TBA TBA                 12962 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-08:05PM 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. 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 14-Mar 12
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10815 
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: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
PowerPoint 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11220 
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 13-May 10
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          19339 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

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012