Spring 2019 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 19-May 22

TBATBALABL.Dumais TBA TBA12229Textbook

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 introductory course develops and improves the basic computer skills necessary for college-level courses, workplace productivity, and personal enrichment. It introduces common computer terminology and concepts, file management, electronic mail, online learning, productivity application software, and the Internet.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

MW03:00PM-04:05PMLECS.HuntARC MAIN CMC 41110548Textbook

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16

TTh10:00AM-10:50AMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110421TextbookFree Digital Book

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 introduces how the Internet works and how to effectively use basic Internet services. Topics include browser basics, search engines and search techniques, e-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet security, Internet resources, the Cloud, social networking, and building basic web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 10448Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-May 16

TBATBALECR.HayesARC MAIN Online 11790Textbook
TBATBALABR.HayesARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 - Second, Mar 19-May 16
WordPress

TBATBALECR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online 10546Textbook
TBATBALABR.SalisburyARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation. Online Orientation must be completed by Saturday, March 23, 2019. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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: This 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

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 10738Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 28-Apr 03

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 12064Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 04-May 15

TBATBALECD.FoxARC MAIN Online 12065Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 solving business problems. 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. (C-ID BUS 140; C-ID ITIS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECR.HayesARC MAIN CMC 40611525Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLECK.ShaukatARC MAIN CMC 40710422Textbook
TBATBALECI.SabzevaryARC MAIN Online 10637Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 19    12:00PM-2:00PM    Raef 160
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

TBATBALECC.ChapekARC MAIN Online 10423Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 19    12:00PM-2:00PM    Rm TBA
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 the basic features of the Windows operating system for the PC. Topics include managing files, folders, and libraries, operating system services, program management, maintenance of disks and storage media, Windows desktop, browser basics, and the Windows help system. A brief introduction to security and the command prompt is also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18
Windows 10

TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 11059Textbook
TBATBALABL.DumaisARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-May 16
Windows 10

F01:00PM-03:15PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110822TextbookFree Digital Book
F03:25PM-05:40PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411
Windows 10
TBATBALECL.DumaisARC MAIN Online 10444Textbook
TBATBALABL.DumaisARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-Mar 18

TTh12:30PM-01:20PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110592TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh01:30PM-02:20PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411
TTh06:00PM-06:50PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41110631TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh07:00PM-07:50PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

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

TTh12:30PM-01:20PMLECM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 41111520TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh01:30PM-02:20PMLABM.L'EstrangeARC MAIN CMC 411

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

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 11012Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-May 16

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10873Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-Mar 18

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed below and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41010877Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10877Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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

W05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 41012842Textbook
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online 12842Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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


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

TBATBALECW.GreenARC MAIN Online 10850Textbook
M05:30PM-08:40PMLABW.GreenARC MAIN CMC 410
TBATBALABW.GreenARC MAIN Online
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory
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 19-May 22

TBATBALABL.Dumais TBA TBA12201Textbook

CISC 498    Work Experience in Computer Information Science - Core    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11210TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11210TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA13345TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA13345TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311212TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11212TextbookFree Digital Book
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: Other Term, Feb 16-May 04

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11211TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11211TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: November 14, 2018