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Management Information Systems Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


MIS 101 - Computer Literacy and Applications (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

An exploration of how the computer impacts all aspects of society: the home, job place, and business, scientific and allied health careers. Course content includes an overview of operating systems software and computer hardware, an overview of management information systems and programming languages; hands-on computer problem-solving experiences using word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation graphics; and communication including the Internet. To facilitate your success in this course, previous keyboarding or typing instruction is highly recommended to create and manipulate files on the computer. MIS 101 is also offered as an online course. Students considering the online format must have Internet access and familiarity with the Internet and e-mail, as well as attaching files to e-mail messages. The hands-on portion of the course uses the latest version of Microsoft Office; therefore students taking this course via the Internet must have the latest version of Office software available as well.  Fee.

MIS 102 - Computer Logic (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

Computer Logic is intended to provide students with in-depth practice in techniques used to analyze and solve problems which avail themselves to computerization. This class does not teach a specific programming language, but instead focuses on methods common with all languages. Topics will include flowcharting, decision tables, pseudocode, files and arrays.

MIS 104 - BASIC/Visual Basic Programming (3, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MIS 102 or equivalent

Computer programming in BASIC/Visual BASIC. Students learn the basic elements of programming including: source code preparation and program flow. Students will learn the fundamental syntax requirements of this very popular language; write elementary programs; and progress to more advanced topics: input-output, using disk files, menu writing, creating user friendly programs.  Fee.

MIS 110 - Windows 8 Operating System (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101

A study of the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows operating system environment for computers. The student will explore the unique hardware of computers that is controlled by the operating system and the commands that control the Windows environment. The student will customize and manage the Windows system.  Fee.

MIS 111 - LINUX Operating System (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

Manipulation of the UNIX/LINUX operating system and the many utilities contained within it will be covered in this course as well as an overview of the UNIX/LINUX shell.  Fee.

MIS 131 - Computing Fundamentals (1, 2)

An exploration of how the computer impacts all aspects of society: the home, job place, and business, scientific and allied health careers. Course content includes an overview of operating systems software and computer hardware.  Fee.

MIS 133 - Computer Applications As Tools (1, 2)

This course is an exploration of essential computer applications. The student will review basic operating system functions that are necessary to use applications. Data management will be stressed. Simple Word processing and spreadsheets will be used by the student as tools to communicate ideas and information.  Fee.

MIS 135 - Internet Fundamentals (1, 2)

This course is an exploration of the many uses of the internet. The student will learn the basic network skills that drive the Internet as well as its many uses. Emphasis will be placed on learning to uses the Internets many tools and wise use of the information received. Students will learn to protect their computer and themselves from many of the hazards found on the Internet.  Fee.

MIS 178 - Data Communication Networking (4, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

This course will teach students about the transmission of data, voice and video. The course also covers Networking and Network applications. The topics of Local Area Network, Wide Area Network and Wireless Transmission will be covered.

MIS 185 - Windows Server 2012 Administration (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101, MIS 180, and MIS 110 or equivalent

This course will provide a strong foundation for the server portion of the Microsoft certification test requirements. The student who completes this course will have a full utility belt of resources with which to tackle everyday Windows networking administration problems. This course will not include a Microsoft Certification exam.  Fee.

MIS 190 - Microsoft Workstation & Networking (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

This is an advanced course in Windows configuration and networking. The course will provide a strong foundation for the workstation portion of the Microsoft certification test requirements. The student will learn advanced Windows skills, and to use Windows as a network workstation. This course will not include a Microsoft Certification exam.  Fee.

MIS 205 - Computer Systems Development (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

The design of business information systems and their integration into an overall computer-based total quality management information system (TQM). Study of basic approaches and methods used in the development of integrated business information systems. Topics include: systems study and analysis, system flowcharting, data collection techniques, performance specifications, file design and management, determination of processing and equipment requirements, and calculation of network charts. The concepts of Total Quality Management will be stressed throughout the course. A continuing comprehensive case study, which covers the entire scope of a systems development project, will be utilized.

MIS 206 - Field Project I (3, Arranged)

Prerequisite: An interview with the instructor is required. Written permission will then be provided for eligible students.

Upon successful completion of data processing courses offered in the freshman year, the student is afforded an opportunity to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week of practical experience in the field of data processing. Students will take the ACP Examination from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals.

MIS 210 - Information Systems Administration (3, 3)

Prerequisite: MIS 201 or equivalent

This course explores the application of management techniques to all facets of the information processing function. Each student will be required to create a complete project demonstrating the practice of management within the information systems area. (Note: This is offered as an online course and Web CT orientation is required.)

MIS 212 - Visual C# Programming (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 102 or equivalent

C++ Programming is offered for students who have a good working knowledge of C language. It is designed to teach the extensions of C and to introduce the concepts of object oriented programming emphasizing the ideas of class, objects, and inheritance.  Fee.

MIS 213 - Computer Information Security (4, 4)

This course will teach students about the aspects of Computer and Information Security. The course will cover security issues effecting hardware, software, and information. The topics of Cyber Crime, Network Security, Internet Security, Malware, Denial of Service Attacks, Security Management, Encryption, and Cryptography will also be covered.  Fee.

MIS 214 - Visual BASIC Programming (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 104

A study of the essentials of the object oriented language Visual BASIC. The concepts of object oriented programming will be the foundation of the course. The use of Visual BASIC command structures as well as visual programming environment will be taught. Students will create programs to run in the Windows environment.  Fee.

MIS 215 - IT Project Management (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 205 or equivalent

This course will study the principles necessary to determine the feasibility and costs of undertaking an IT systems development project, as well as techniques to manage and control systems project.

MIS 216 - JAVA Programming Introduction (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 102

An introduction to programming for the Internet World Wide Web, using the Java compiler. Language basics, creating screen forms using interactive objects, scripts, as well as graphics, and hyperlinks will be taught.

MIS 221 - Data Base Processing (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101 or equivalent

An introduction to data base processing covering the primary data base structures, including their definition, creation and manipulation. The design, implementation and administration of a data base will also be considered.  Fee.

MIS 226 - Field Project II (3, Arranged)

Prerequisite: An interview with the instructor is required. Written permission will then be provided for eligible students.

A practicum allowing the student to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week to develop a background in commercial programming applications. Students will take the ACP Examination from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals.

MIS 230 - Help Desk Concepts (3, 4)

Prerequisite: MIS 101

This course will teach students about the Help Desk Concepts. The course will cover the problem-solving process that is used to solve challenging computer problems and the tools of technologies that are used to determine the cause of the problem.  Fee.

MIS 299 - Special Topics in Computer Information Systems (Variable, 1-6)

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

A third or fourth semester course to meet the needs of advanced students. This course addresses the rapid change in computer technology by presenting leading edge concepts. Topics will be determined and/or approved by the instructor.  Fee.

For more information, contact the Richard Evans at 708-596-2000 ext. 2664.

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