Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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CISC 295    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 19871 
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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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11430 
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MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC W.Theiss             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    11663 Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC G.Cotton             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    11441 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:05PM LEC S.Magee              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    12343 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 07-May 02
Sa        01:30PM-03:35PM LEC H.Fuller             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    21034 Textbook
SPECIAL NOTE: This course is open to students enrolled in the ARC ADVANTAGE program at ARC. For more information about the ARC Advantage Program, click on the link provided or visit the ARC information page at http://www.arc.losrios.edu/Programs_of_Study/ARC_Advantage.htm. Please review the program information clearly and follow the application instructions provided on the website. Permission #s will be provided at Orientation on Saturday, March 7th.


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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11508 
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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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          20661 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          13835 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11661 
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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
Expression Web
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Hayes              ARC MAIN Online          11788 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 17-Feb 25
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          11942 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 26-Apr 08
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          19001 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 09-May 13
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Fox                ARC MAIN Online          19002 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines information technology and its role in business. Topics include information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, and computer systems hardware and software components. These concepts and related methods are applied through hands-on projects to develop computer-based solutions to business problems.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    13302 
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MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 121    11444 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          11792 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 17    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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC I.Sabzevary          ARC MAIN Online          11445 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 17    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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Irvine             ARC MAIN Online          12142 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 17,    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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11502 
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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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          12426 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
Windows 7
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Duff               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    12066 Textbook
F         03:15PM-05:20PM LAB J.Duff               ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128      
Windows 7
M         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102  12628 Textbook
M         07:15PM-09:20PM LAB J.Duff               Off Campus Natomas N102    
Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          13064 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Windows 7
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Larabee            ARC MAIN Online          11504 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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 17-Mar 16
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    11733 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125      



TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    11782 Textbook
TTh       08:00PM-08:50PM LAB M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 17-May 14
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 125    13296 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC M.L'Estrange         ARC MAIN Online          12342 
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Mandatory Orientation:     Friday, January 16    7:00PM-7:50PM    Room 125
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online          12143 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Chapek             ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          11568 
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M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E     
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your ARC Gmail account. Be sure your email is ACTIVATED and that you check regularly!! Check or activate email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E   11594 Textbook
MW        02:15PM-03:20PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 17-May 14
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Green              ARC MAIN Online          12110 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-08:40PM LAB W.Green              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 152E     
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Green              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
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


CISC 495    Independent Studies in Computer Information Science - Core    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 19833 
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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 17-May 14
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12701 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12701 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12702 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12702 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    12703 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12703 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    12704 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12704 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik G224 19504 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 19504 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12706 Textbook
An in-person orientation for this online class is mandatory for all students. Orientation for this class will be on Saturday, January 17,     1:00PM-2:30PM    Rm 126
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your ARC Gmail account. Be sure your email is ACTIVATED and that you check regularly!! Check or activate email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015