Advanced Courses

These advanced courses in information science give you everything you need to become a true professional in the field.

CISC 310 - Systems Analysis and Design

Learn how to professionally create electronic solutions to organizational problems.  Is there a manual system that could be computerized?  Is there an older "legacy" system that needs to be upgraded?  Are there several systems that don't integrate well?  This is the class that teaches you how to solve these problems and implement your solutions.

CISC 330 - Computer Networks

We all love to surf the Internet, but did you ever wonder how that wireless network card in your laptop actually works?  How about the Internet itself?  Well these are the types of things that are discussed in the Networks course.  Dealing with issues of connectivity, protocols, standards, WAN, LAN, and Security, the class covers the full spectrum of network technologies. 

In addition to the standard lecture material, the course will also prepare students to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.  CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals.  It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician's ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.  The demand for skilled network support professionals continues to grow, and CompTIA Network+ is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a networking career.

CISC 380 - Web Development

Have you ever wondered how e-commerce sites work?  In this class you will utilize your programming and database background while you learn how to use professional tools to create interactive web sites.   Students program in ASP.NET using SQL Server to learn how to develop and write dynamic web applications.  Each student produces an e-commerce final project.

CISC 460 - Systems Design and Implementation

This course is the follow-up course to CISC 310 Systems Analysis and Design.  Having created the designs for several new electronic systems teams will work together to write, test and debug the programs, create user manuals and system documentation.  You will use all of your accumulated skills (programming, database management, web development) to create a professional system of interrelated functions designed to solve a particular set of organizational needs.