Computer Studies (COMS)

COMS-101 3 Units Computer Information Systems

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems. A strong focus on terminology as it relates to Computer Information Systems.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-110 3 Units Introduction to Computers

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of BUSI-170 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

This is an introduction to computers and computer applications, introducing important concepts for the effective use of the user interface, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and Internet. These concepts will be reinforced by hands-on experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-120 3 Units Introduction to Programming Concepts And Methodologies

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of MATH-90 with a minimum grade of C.

An introduction to structured computer programming using the Visual Basic.NET language. Topics include numeric and character string manipulation using simple variables and arrays. Subprograms and functions are introduced. Program design and user interface design are introduced. Programs are written and run by students on microcomputers in the Visual Studio.NET environment.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-121 3 Units Advanced Programming Logic

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-120 with a minimum grade of C.

Theory and application of advanced programming techniques in Visual Basic.NET. Graphics, Database Management, and Object Oriented Programming will be covered. ASP.NET will be introduced. Visual Studio.NET will be used for lab work.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-142 3 Units Microsoft Windows

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Topics included such as file management, hard disk optimization, backup and restore, system security, network organization, and using a command-line environment.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-150 1.5 Units Microsoft Outlook

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

This course covers the major components in Microsoft Outlook: E-mail, Calendar, People, and Tasks. The components will be explored in step-by-step tutorials.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-160 3 Units Microsoft Access

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

Provides an introduction and hands-on training in the use of Microsoft Access. The basic concepts of Structure as well as specific commands and functional capabilities will be covered. Files will be created, data manipulated, output formatted, and reports produced. Students will gain experience in modular programming techniques and constructing program loops. Specific applications will include batch mode, interactively finding and editing data, and simultaneously accessing two databases to isolate exception conditions or update files.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-165 3 Units Microsoft Excel

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel with hands-on training. Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet as well as specific commands and functions. Advanced topics will include making macros, creating a database, understanding interactive menus, and using business graphics. Spreadsheet documents will be produced for a variety of applications for business use.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-167 1 Unit Intro Excel for Business Professionals

18 hours lecture; 18 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

Students will design and create professional, well-organized spreadsheets for the business and home environment using Microsoft Excel. This introductory class will focus on preparing and formatting spreadsheets, inserting formulas, moving data within and between workbooks, and creating charts.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-180 3 Units Web Development: HTML

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Recommended Preparation: It is recommended that the student be familiar with a Web browser and a text editor or word processor for the Windows environment.

This class will cover Hypertext Markup Language and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language its use in creating documents for the World Wide Web. Related topics such as Uniform Resource Locators, Multimedia, and Frames will be introduced.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-182 3 Units Web Development: Javascript

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-180 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

This class will take an in depth look into using JavaScript and AJAX to create interactive web sites. Web forms, how to tailor web pages across multiple browser platforms, menus, cookies, pop-ups, rollovers, and more will be explored.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-183 3 Units Web Development: Software

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of BUSI-170 with a minimum grade of C.

Web site development software allows users to utilize either a WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) user interface or a manual coding approach. In learning how to use this program, you will create web sites that are complex and interactive. Concepts will be reinforced by hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-186 2 Units Microsoft Word: Beginning

36 hours lecture; 36 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of BUSI-170 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

A course designed to introduce the fundamentals of a current word processing program. Emphasis is on developing word processing skills and techniques for the workplace. Topics will include: an overview of the major commands, steps to create documents, and applied skills to prepare letters, notes, and memos.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-215 3 Units Programming Concepts and Methodology I

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of MATH-90 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is taught using an object-oriented programming language. Is purpose is to expose students to the fundamental concepts of programming.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-216 3 Units Programming Concepts & Methodology II

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of COMS-215 with a minimum grade of C.

Application of software engineering techniques to the design and development of large programs; data abstraction and structures and associated algorithms.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-284 1.5 Units Microsoft Word: Advanced

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-186 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent keyboarding and word processing skills.

A practical course that covers the advanced features of one or more word processing programs. Material will include enhancing and manipulating documents with special features, using borders and frames with pictures, tables, charts, outlines, graphic features, formatting, styles, and designing of various types of documents. Emphasis is on developing advanced word processing skills and techniques for the workplace.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-287 1 Unit Microsoft Publisher

18 hours lecture; 9 hours lab; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-186 with a minimum grade of C or fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Word.

A hands-on course covering features of the desktop publishing capabilities of Microsoft Publisher. Students will learn to prepare attractive business and personal documents, promotional documents, Web pages, and presentations.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-288 1.5 Units Microsoft PowerPoint

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Keyboarding skills and familiarity with the Windows Operating System.

A hands-on course designed to introduce the fundamentals of a current presentation software program. Emphasis is on developing presentation software skills for use in the workplace. Topics include: Overview of commands in the slide development process, formatting, templates, printing of handouts, themes, transitions, and customization.

Transfers to CSU only