Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS)

CIOS F100      Introduction to Personal Computers
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to basic computer skills including using the mouse and menus, opening and exiting applications, creating basic word processing and spreadsheet files, basic file management, web browsing, email and virus protection.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

CIOS F103      Computer Survey
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

An introduction to the world of computers emphasizing microcomputers. Provides computer terminology and how to use computers as a tool to make work easier and to extend the reach of the mind.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F103P      Computer Survey
1-3 Credits

An introduction to the world of computers emphasizing microcomputers. Provides computer terminology and how to use computers as a tool to make work easier and to extend the reach of the mind.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F128      Microcomputer Operating Systems
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduces students to the use and configuration of a current microcomputer operating system. Topics include: basic use, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting to the Internet and security basics and safe computing practices.

Prerequisites: Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F130      Microcomputer Word Processing
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive exploration of topics related to using microcomputer word processors. Includes creating, formatting and revising documents; using proofreading and editing tools; implementing styles; using templates; and customizing the application.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F133      Microcomputer Presentation Software
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Designing effective presentations. Includes organizing and designing an effective presentation of information using current microcomputer software.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F133P      Microcomputer Presentation Software
1-3 Credits

Designing effective presentations. Includes organizing and designing an effective presentation of information using current microcomputer software.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F135      Microcomputer Spreadsheets
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive exploration of topics related to using microcomputer spreadsheets. Includes creating, formatting and revising spreadsheets; creating formulas, graphics and charts; and using spreadsheets to organize, analyze and query information.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F135P      Microcomputer Spreadsheets
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive exploration of topics related to using microcomputer spreadsheets. Includes creating, formatting and revising spreadsheets; creating formulas, graphics and charts; and using spreadsheets to organize, analyze and query information. Also available via e-Learning and Distance Education.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F146      Using Internet Tools and Technologies
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Presentation of the Internet. Includes using and configuring current World Wide Web and email, and other communication tools; developing searching strategies; current and future trends; and basic web authoring. Develop a basic understanding of technologies and protocols used on the Internet.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F146A      Using the Internet
1-3 Credits

Presentation of the Internet. Includes using and configuring current World Wide Web and e-mail tools; developing searching strategies; current and future trends; and basic web authoring.

Recommended: Basic computer literacy, including saving and retrieving files and using basic software.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F146B      Using the Internet
1-3 Credits

Presentation of the Internet. Includes using and configuring current World Wide Web and e-mail tools; developing searching strategies; current and future trends; and basic web authoring.

Recommended: Basic computer literacy, including saving and retrieving files and using basic software.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F146C      Using the Internet
1-3 Credits

Presentation of the Internet. Includes using and configuring current World Wide Web and e-mail tools; developing searching strategies; current and future trends; and basic web authoring.

Recommended: Basic computer literacy, including saving and retrieving files and using basic software.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F150      Computer Business Applications
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Designed to develop computer literacy in the use and understanding of computer systems, office productivity applications and the Internet. Topics include operating system fundamentals, file management, word processing and spreadsheet fundamentals and safe, secure and effective use of Internet technologies.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F150P      Computer Business Applications
1-3 Credits

Basic introduction to using a computer and office applications. Includes the operating system, how to save/retrieve files; word processing (document creation and formatting; spreadsheets (basic formulas and functions); and the Internet (browsing, searching and e-formulas and functions); and the Internet (browsing, searching and e-mail).NOTE: (Provides basic computer literacy and prepares for CIOS F110; CIOS F130; CIOS F134 and CIOS F146. No previous computer experience is required.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F189      Microcomputer Applications: Topics
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Extensive coverage of a specific microcomputer application. May be repeated for credit.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F216      Information Technology Certification II
1-4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for the intermediate stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-4 + 0 + 0

CIOS F217      Information Technology Certification III
1-4 Credits

In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for the advanced stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-4 + 0 + 0

CIOS F230      Advanced Word Processing
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced concepts of word processing using various software.

Prerequisites: CIOS F130.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F231      Introduction to Desktop Publishing
1-2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Entry-level desktop publishing course introducing the chief features of a page layout program. Step-by-step instructions to create at least three simple publications.

Prerequisites: Previous computer experience.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-2 + 0 + 0

CIOS F233      Desktop Publishing
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Publication design and layout using desktop publishing software. Includes integrating text and graphics, page layout design, scanning and basic image editing.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F233A      Desktop Publishing
1-3 Credits

Publication design and layout using desktop publishing software. Includes integrating text and graphics, page layout design, scanning and basic image editing.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

CIOS F233B      Desktop Publishing
1-3 Credits

Publication design and layout using desktop publishing software. Includes integrating text and graphics, page layout design, scanning and basic image editing.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

CIOS F240      Microcomputer Databases
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive introduction to microcomputer databases. Includes basic database concepts; how to maintain and update databases; how to build and use queries and forms; and how to build reports. Introduction to database design.

Recommended: CIOS F135 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F255      Digital Graphics
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive survey of microcomputer graphics using a graphics application. Includes use of professional-level graphics programs to create sophisticated graphics for a variety of uses.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F255A      Microcomputer Graphics
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive survey of microcomputer graphics using a graphics application. Includes use of professional-level graphics programs to create sophisticated graphics for a variety of uses.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F255B      Microcomputer Graphics
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive survey of microcomputer graphics using a graphics application. Includes use of professional-level graphics programs to create sophisticated graphics for a variety of uses.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F256A      Internet Authoring and Design
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive survey of a professional authoring tool to create documents for effective distribution through the Internet. Includes design and preparation of documents for electronic distribution.

Recommended: CIOS F146 and F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F256B      Internet Authoring and Design
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive survey of a professional authoring tool to create documents for effective ditribution through the Internet. Includes design and preparation of documents for electronic distribution. Also available via Independent Learning.

Recommended: CIOS F146 and F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F257      Digital Video
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive survey of creating and editing digital video using microcomputer tools. Includes the use of professional-level digital video applications to create short videos for a variety of uses.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F258      Digital Photography
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Comprehensive survey of tools and methods to create and edit digital images using microcomputer tools. Includes the use of professional-level digital photography applications.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent skills.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F275P      Information Techmology: Special Topics
1-3 Credits

Comprehensive coverage of a specific information technology topic.

Recommended: CIOS F150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 0 + 0

CIOS F503      Applying Telecommunications
1 Credit

Design and implementation of an approved project using telecommunications in the classroom or work place, or an in-depth research paper.Ongoing Independent Learning.

Prerequisites: CIOS F502.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0