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Course Description

Computer Information Systems - CIS 115

Introduction to Computer Based Systems (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

In today's world of rapid technological advances, the prevalence of computers in the home and the office increases the demand for computer literacy and competency. The intent of this course is to help you become competent and comfortable in using computers to achieve professionalism in your chosen field of endeavor, as well as in your personal life using your digital devices. A variety of topics will be addressed, such as computer hardware and software, the internet and Web resources, networking and security, databases and information systems and mobile computing.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • Computer and keyboarding experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the major components of a computer and their function.
  • Differentiate between the various web resources used for communication, collaboration, commerce and entertainment.
  • Use the Internet and web resources to complete a task.
  • Explore application software used for productivity and business.
  • Explore system software used for operating systems, utility programs, and file management.
  • Evaluate your computer system to determine your hardware needs.
  • Explain the management of digital data and devices.
  • Differentiate between the types of databases.
  • Explore computer networking and security.
  • Explain how the internet works.
  • Apply ethics to technology related scenarios.
  • Examine how technology is used in society and in careers.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 3/12/2018

 115112377Intro Comp Based SysOnline3McPherson D$12.0020/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 115112495Intro Comp Based SysOnline3McPherson D$12.004/31/0Open 
 115112819Intro Comp Based Sys 3Enteshary A$52.008/24/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:40 PM AS900

Winter; 2018; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 115017720Intro Comp Based SysOE/OE3Boron J$12.0019/31/0Open 
 115112324Intro Comp Based SysOnline3McPherson D$12.001/31/0Open 
 115112804Intro Comp Based Sys 3Enteshary A$52.0012/24/0OpenM W  09:30 AM-10:50 AM AS900
 115112805Intro Comp Based Sys 3Pearlman A$52.0011/24/0OpenT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM AS900
 115112845Intro Comp Based Sys 3Enteshary A$52.0012/24/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:52 PM AS900
 115112851Intro Comp Based Sys 3Redmond C$52.0012/24/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:52 PM AS900