Spring 2014 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 Driver's License (ICDL) Module 7: Information and Communication. This course is not open to students who have taken BUSTEC 126.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 18-Feb 26
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152D   11684 
Textbook

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 27-Apr 02
Th        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  11747 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 27-Apr 02
MW        08:30AM-09:50AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152D   11683 
Textbook

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 03-May 14
Th        06:30PM-09:40PM LEC R.Nordell            Off Campus Natomas N102  11592 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 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10866 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
WORD2013
MW        02:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    10639 
Textbook
WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10639 Textbook
MW        02:50PM-03:30PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             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
3.4 hours per week online

WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10925 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

WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10645 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

WORD2013
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    10641 Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
This section of CISA 305 is being offered in conjunction with the Umoja-Sakhu Learning Community which includes all of the following courses: CISA 305, ENGWR 300, ENGWR 304 and HCD 330. Courses are linked using INDIS 1000, 20093, (7 units) and open to all students eligible to enroll in ENGWR 300. Eligible students interested in enrolling must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, December 19, 3-4pm or Wednesday, January 15, 12-1pm. For additional information please go to http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Support_Services/Umoja-Sakhu.htm or contact Jeri Marshall (marshaj@arc.losrios.edu), Judy Mays (maysj@arc.losrios.edu) or Reyna Moore (moorer@arc.losrios.edu).

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
WORD2013
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    10694 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
WORD2013
TTh       09:00AM-09:40AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    12187 Textbook
WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          12187 Textbook
TTh       09:40AM-10:20AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             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
3.6 hours per week online

WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10647 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

WORD2013
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Brecher            ARC MAIN Online          10649 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 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
WORD 2010
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10830 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             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 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 - First, Jan 18-Feb 26
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          12745 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 27-Apr 02
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11152 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 03-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11150 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
EXCEL2013
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    10651 
Textbook
EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10651 Textbook
TTh       10:50AM-11:25AM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             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
3.3 hours per week online

EXCEL2013
TTh       02:00PM-03:25PM LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    11132 Textbook
TTh       03:35PM-04:50PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10845 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          11475 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

EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10969 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             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 18-May 15
EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Online          10653 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB C.Stokes             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Stokes             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
4 hours per week online

EXCEL2013
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11676 Textbook
TTh       11:35AM-12:55PM LAB G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10797 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          10980 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             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.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          20639 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          12117 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Condos             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 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
EXCEL2013
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          12843 
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


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 - First, Jan 18-Feb 26
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          12746 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 27-Apr 02
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          11228 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 03-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Online          11643 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
Access2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10655 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            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
2.5 hours per week online

Access2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11615 Textbook
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            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
4.8 hours per week online

Access2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10657 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

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
Access2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10791 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

Access2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          10984 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
ACCESS2013
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          12191 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LAB C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126      
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Larabee            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
3.6 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          10663 
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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
Adobe InDesign CS5
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          12845 
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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 18-Mar 17
PowerPoint2013
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          10971 
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 18-May 15
PowerPoint2013
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          12408 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

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Nobles             ARC MAIN Online          20637 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 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014