Spring 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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 19-Mar 18
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Rm 128          10608 
Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          10907 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          10621 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Rm 125          11737 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 19-Mar 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Snoke              ARC MAIN Online          10706 
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 19-Mar 18
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10905 
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 19-May 16
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11056 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 19-Feb 27
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11242 
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          11761 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          11762 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online



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 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Auyeung            ARC MAIN Rm 121          18873 
Textbook
MW        06:20PM-07:40PM LEC T.Dolce              ARC MAIN Rm 121          10625 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          11060 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 19    12:00PM-2:00PM    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          10626 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 19    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          11506 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 19,    12:00PM-2:00PM    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.
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 19-Mar 18
Windows 7
TTh       03:30PM-04:20PM LEC J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102  12093 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:20PM LAB J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102    
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Salisbury          ARC MAIN Online          11834 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 W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          10700 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Theiss             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 19-May 16
Windows 7
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC S.Magee              ARC MAIN Rm 128          11411 Textbook
F         03:15PM-05:20PM LAB S.Magee              ARC MAIN Rm 128            
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Online          10702 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

TBA       TBA             LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online          12964 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:    Tuesday, March 19    07:00PM-08:00PM    Room 126
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 19-Mar 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          10991 
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          11048 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 19-May 16
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Rm 125          18861 
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 19-Mar 18
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online          11736 
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 19-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Auyeung            ARC MAIN Online          11507 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Auyeung            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 19-Mar 18
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online            
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         10785 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          10785 Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         11511 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11511 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
6.35 hours per week online
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         10822 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 19-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online            
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         11465 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11465 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Rm 152E         11466 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11466 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
6.4 hours per week online
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.



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 19-May 16
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12194 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12194 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          12195 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12195 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12196 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12196 Textbook
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12197 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12197 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 12198 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12198 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12199 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 16,    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 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013