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Computer Information Systems

Certificates of Recognition

ASP Server Development
Applications Server Support
CIS Basic Concepts
CIS Core Knowledge
CIS Core Skills
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
IT Project Management Essentials
Information Systems Security
Open Source Systems
Small Office/Home Office Associate
Software Application Development
Technical Support
Web Client-Side Development
Web Page Design


Advisor Office Phone
Becker, Richard Technical 202 360.475.7370
Bilodeau, Pam Technical 205 360.475.7371
Blackwell, Kevin Technical 215 360.475.7379
Hanson, Dondi Technical 211 360.475.7376
Westlund, Mark Technical 203 360.475.7357



ASP Server Development

This certificate can enable students to design, develop, implement and maintain Active Server Pages (ASP) to support typical Web-based activities. These skills will integrate Web servers and databases through server-side programming to create interactive dynamic Web pages using current Microsoft© technologies.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Identify major elements in the process of designing a Web based business solution.
  2. Gather user requirements, convert them into a logical design, and implement them into a software-based solution.
  3. Document a system development project with user requirements, entity relationship models, normalization, database schema, and programming requirements.
  4. Explain the relationship among databases, programming, Web servers, and Web browsers.
  5. Create an interactive Web page.
  6. Create and maintain a database.
  7. Use programming to link a database to a Web page.
  8. Create an “n-tier” project based on end-user needs.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 205 Introduction to XML* 2
CIS 210 SQL 4
CIS 219 Introduction to ASP.NET 4
CIS 229 ASP.NET Extreme 4
Total Credits Required 14



Applications Server Support

This certificate prepares students to support server applications used commonly in business, networked environments. Students will learn to manage enterprise email, database, and Web server technologies.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain how to manage and integrate networked email, database, and Web servers across an organization.
  2. Demonstrate skills required to install and maintain email, database, and Web server applications.
  3. Demonstrate skills required to install and maintain enterprise servers.
  4. List the steps involved in managing an IT-related project involving system rollouts.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 190 Information System Project Management 4

Choose one of the following two courses:
 
CIS 212 Windows for Professionals 3  
CIS 213 Mac OS X for Professionals 3 3
   
CIS 240 Microsoft LAN Administration I* 4
CIS 242 Microsoft LAN Administration II* 4
CIS 245 Microsoft LAN Administration III* 4
Total Credits Required 19



CIS Basic Concepts

This one to two quarter certificate gives students basic IT concepts complementing employable skills in computer help desks and other entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as an introduction to CIS concepts leading to other CIS programs at OC.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain the role of diversity in technology related careers.
  2. Demonstrate basic understanding of general operating systems.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of popular business models.
  4. Explain how different business models incorporate technology.
  5. Demonstrate basic skills in using Internet resources, like the World Wide Web.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 108 Women and Technology 2
CIS 110 Information Systems Concepts* 5
CIS 112 Introduction to Windows 1
CIS 115 Introduction to the Internet 3
Total Credits Required 11



CIS Core Knowledge

This one to two quarter certificate gives students core IT knowledge complementing employable skills in computer help desks and other entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as the next set of fundamental courses for our 1 year Certificate program which is the basis of all other CIS programs at OC.

Moreover, the CIS Core Knowledge certificate will give students who may currently work in industry or have only an industry certification (such as an MSCE or Cisco certification) a broader IT knowledge base and will enhance their skills.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain how computer systems operate and how they are managed.
  2. Explain and demonstrate core programming concepts.
  3. Explain and demonstrate basic hardware management.
  4. Explain and demonstrate networking concepts.
  5. Explain and demonstrate technical support practices in information technology.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 141 Programming Concepts 5
CIS 170 IT User Support Fundamentals 4
CIS 176 PC Technical Support Essentials* 3
CIS 182 Networking Concepts 5
Total Credits Required 17



CIS Core Skills

A one to two quarter certificate gives students core IT skills complementing employable skills in computer help desks and other entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as the fundamental core for our 1 year Certificate program which is the basis of all other CIS programs at OC.

Moreover, the CIS Core Skills certificate will give students who may currently work in industry or have only an industry certification (such as an MSCE or Cisco certification) a broader IT knowledge base and will enhance their skills.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain the role of application software in making computers useful for end users.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills in general business applications.
  3. Demonstrate basic skills in popular business operating systems.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills in using Internet resources, like the World Wide Web.
  5. Demonstrate basic skills in desktop database management systems.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 111 Introduction to Operating Systems* 4
CIS 115 Introduction to the Internet 3
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
CIS 154 Access for Professionals* 4
CIS 212 Windows for Professionals 3
Total Credits Required 18



Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

This Certificate of Recognition provides documentation of the students successful participation in “a four term curriculum teaching basic networking concepts and a certification earned by those who pass a test on the concepts learned in that curriculum” as outlined by CCNA™ (Cisco Certified Network Associate) program.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Describe computer hardware basics, binary and hexadecimal number systems, basic networking terminology, and internetworking concepts.
  2. Identify the major components of a network system including clients and servers, network interface cards, internetworking devices, media, and topologies.
  3. Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of local area networks (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Intranets, Extranets, storage area networks, and content delivery networks (CDNs).
  4. Define the major network access methods and outline the key features of each.
  5. Describe the functions and operations of switching technologies.
  6. Explain the purposes of networking addresses, routing protocols, and routed protocols.
  7. Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of WAN technologies.
  8. Describe the function, operation, and primary components required to provide remote access services.
  9. Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of wireless technologies.
  10. Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of optical networking.
  11. Explain the purposes and techniques for voice, data, and video convergence.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 270 Cisco I* 4
CIS 271 Cisco II* 4
CIS 272 Cisco III* 4
CIS 273 Cisco IV* 4
CIS 201 Networking Laboratory required for each of the above courses.  
Total Credits Required 16



IT Project Management Essentials

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to achieve a particular aim and to which project management can be applied, regardless of the project’s size, budget, or timeline. This course of practical study and performance is based on industry certifications developed in cooperation with The Project Management Institute (PMI) the world’s leading not-for-profit management professional association. The certifications are underwritten by Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™). (http://www.pmi.org/certification/certified-associate-in-project-management-capm.aspx)

Program Outcomes

Completers of the IT Project Management Essentials Certificate program will know, apply, analyze and evaluate the technical and administrative aspects of information technology projects:
  1. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  2. Apply problem-solving skills using known methods and approaches.
  3. Apply leadership qualities that promote strong teams.
  4. Develop project charters.
  5. Use reporting tools, such as Gantt charts and work breakdown structures.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of how technology projects affect business operations and networks.
Required Courses Credits
Choose one of the following two courses:  
CIS 116 Intro to MS Visio 1  
BMGMT 148 Deadline and Project Management 1 1
   
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
CIS 182 Networking Concepts 5
CIS 190 Information System Project Management 4
CIS 236 Information System Security I* 4
Total Credits Required 18



Information Systems Security

This course of practical study and performance is based on industry certifications developed in cooperation with government and business authorities. The certifications are underwritten by the System Administrator and Network Security Institute (SANS GSEC) and the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC2 SSCP).

Program Outcomes

Completers of the Information Systems Security Certificate program will know, apply, analyze and evaluate the technical and administrative aspects of:
  1. Hardware architecture.
  2. Basic topologies and technologies found in local area networks and wide area networks.
  3. The protocols of the TCP/IP suite, the OSI model, and proprietary operating system protocols from Microsoft, Novell and various Unix platform vendors.
  4. Secure protocols: IPSec, S/MIME, SKIP, SWIPE, SET, PEM, etc.
  5. Packet filtering, capture and analysis.
  6. Host-based and Network-based perimeter protection, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention.
  7. Elements of physical facility security.
  8. Information assurance.
  9. Security policies.
  10. Information warfare.
  11. Legal issues.
  12. Forensics.
  13. Incident handling.
  14. Web security.
  15. Access control.
  16. Password management.
  17. Data warehousing.
  18. System development.
  19. Risk assessment and auditing.
  20. Honeypots.
  21. Cryptography.
  22. Virus protection.
  23. Operating system updates and patches.
  24. Steganography.
  25. Backups and archiving.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 173 Introduction to TCP/IP 5
CIS 236 Information System Security I* 4
CIS 237 Information System Security II* 4
CIS 238 Information System Security III* 4
Total Credits Required 17



Open Source Systems

This certificate prepares students to support open source software used commonly in business and networked environments. Students will learn to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot enterprise class servers and workstations running open-source operating systems, services (daemons) and applications.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain and demonstrate the protocols of the TCP/IP protocol suite, the OSI model, and proprietary operating system protocols from Microsoft, Novell, and various UNIX platform vendors.
  2. Demonstrate skills required to install, configure, administer, and maintain UNIX- and Linux-based applications.
  3. Demonstrate skills required to install and maintain both client-side and server-side UNIX- and Linux-based applications.
  4. Configure open source operating systems to inter-operate in a heterogeneous environment consisting of both closed- and open-source operating systems.
  5. Perform simple form verification using pattern matching and regular expressions.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 173 Introduction to TCP/IP 5
CIS 215 Introduction to Regular Expressions 2
CIS 261 Operating Systems/UNIX* 4
CIS 262 UNIX Administration* 4
Total Credits Required 15



Small Office/Home Office Associate

A two quarter certificate to build fundamental Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) skills in the SOHO Associate Certificate offering additional employable skills working in a networked environment, augment secretarial skills and other entry level positions.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Discuss current history and structure of the Internet and how to navigate through it.
  2. Apply, analyze and evaluate information technology projects.
  3. Participate in relevant projects initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing said project(s) in a formal, team-based, production environment.
  4. List Internet methods of communication.
  5. Identify Internet information search and retrieval techniques.
  6. Demonstrate and use Web browsers and their components.
  7. Discuss application awareness.
  8. Define SOHO LAN components.
  9. Demonstrate disk sharing, file level access control or file sharing.
  10. Discuss printer sharing.
  11. Summarize Home-Office/Small-Office LAN cabling, installing a hub or a switch and linking hubs and switches.
  12. List network security threats.
  13. Describe multimedia PC system components, web cameras, captures and displays of Web camera images.
  14. Identify the major components of information systems, including: Hardware, software, operating systems, application programs, computer communication, and computer networks.
  15. Effectively research and write about computer technology.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 109 Small Office/Home Office Networking 2
CIS 110 Information Systems Concepts* 5
CIS 115 Introduction to the Internet 3
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
CIS 190 Information System Project Management 4
Total Credits Required 18



Software Application Development

This certificate expands students’ knowledge of modular software development. Students will develop traditional entry-level programming skills and a solid foundation for further advanced studies.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Identify major elements in the software development life cycle.
  2. Gather user requirements, convert them into a logical design, and implement them into a software-based solution.
  3. Document a system development project with user requirements, programming requirements and other documentation.
  4. Apply the concept of functional decomposition to program design.
  5. Compare and contrast the features and benefits of procedural and object oriented programming paradigms.
  6. Design and implement appropriate user interface.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 142 Java I Introduction to OOP* 5
CIS 143 Java II Fundamentals of OOP* 5
CIS 145 Introduction to C Language* 5
CIS 200 Programming Laboratory* 1
CIS 205 Introduction to XML* 2
Total Credits Required 18



Technical Support

A one to two quarter certificate can enable students to gain basic IT skills complementing employable skills in PC installation, computer help desks, and other entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as the core for our 1 year certificate program which is the basis of all other CIS programs at OC.

Moreover, this Technical Support certificate will give students, who may currently work in industry or have only an industry certification (such as an MSCE or Cisco certification), a set of courses to broaden their IT knowledge base and enhance their “soft skills”.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Communicate the role of IT and its support for the organization.
  2. Demonstrate basic computer skills in areas such as: applications, operating systems, and programming.
  3. Demonstrate employment skills in organizational communication, presentation, and collaboration.
  4. Clarify how to gather and track key sources of information.
  5. Learning new technical skills quickly and willingly take on new challenges.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 110 Information Systems Concepts* 5
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
CIS 170 IT User Support Fundamentals 4
CIS 176 PC Technical Support Essentials* 3
CIS 276 PC Technical Support Practical Skills* 3
Total Credits Required 19



Web Client-Side Development

This one to two quarter certificate can enable students to gain core client-side web site development skills, including web page scripting, which help make them employable in web page creation and programming entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as part of the course requirements for the CIS Information Systems Specialist Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain and demonstrate core web site development, including creation, web page scripting, and maintenance concepts.
  2. Construct well-designed, interactive World Wide Web client pages which conform to the XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) standard.
  3. Explain and demonstrate basic file transfer from a local development computer to an Internet web server.
  4. Explain the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and Uniform Resource Locator concepts.
  5. Explain client/server concepts.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use a web page scripting language to manipulate web page objects, create special effects, and validate form information prior to form submission.
  7. Explain and use web site development software to create and manage web sites.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 125 Introduction to Dreamweaver* 4
CIS 141 Programming Concepts 5
CIS 155 Web Development I* 5
CIS 160 User Interface Design* 2
CIS 205 Introduction to XML* 2
Total Credits Required 18



Web Page Design

This one to two quarter certificate can enable students to gain core web page design skills which help make them employable in web page creation and design entry-level positions. This certificate will also serve as part of the requirements for the CIS Information Systems Specialist AAS-T degree.

Moreover, this certificate will give students who currently work in industry a set of courses to broaden their IT knowledge base and enhance their skills.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain and demonstrate core web site design, creation and maintenance concepts.
  2. Construct well-designed, interactive World Wide Web client pages which conform to the current HTML standards.
  3. Explain and demonstrate basic file transfer from a local development computer to an Internet web server.
  4. Explain the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and Uniform Resource Locator concepts.
  5. Explain client/server concepts.
  6. Demonstrate the creation, modification, and use of Photoshop image files in web pages.
  7. Explain and use web site development software to create and manage web sites.
Required Courses Credits
CIS 125 Introduction to Dreamweaver* 4
CIS 155 Web Development I* 5
CIS 160 User Interface Design* 2
DMA 120 Beginning Photoshop 5
Total Credits Required 16



*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog