Academic Catalog

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS 115  Computer Applications  (3 Credits)  

This course provides “hands-on” computer literacy by developing specific skills in the types of standard application software used in most organizations. The instruction includes the introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI), computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database management along with graphics, telecommunications and other pertinent topics such as computer ethics. Offered as needed.

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
CIS 118X  Computer Skills & Applications  (4 Credits)  

This skill-based introduction to the personal computer develops specific skills in the types of standard application software used in most organizations. Instruction includes the introduction of a graphical user interface (GUI), computer word processing, spreadsheets, and database management along with graphics, telecommunications and other pertinent topics such as computer security and ethics. Offered as needed.

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 111X, GEN 300X, 303F or 300X.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
CIS 121  Computer Applications  (4 Credits)  

This course assesses student computer literacy, as it will be used in subsequent CCI courses. Demonstrated skills in standard application software are required, including graphical user interface (GUI), computer work processing, spreadsheets, and database management, along with graphics and telecommunications. Student proficiency will determine the level of instruction; questions of ethics, the role of technology in today’s culture, and study group formation are also highlighted. Offered as needed.

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
CIS 160E  Essential Technologies for Today  (4 Credits)  

In this course students will be exploring and evaluating the advancing surge of digital technology around them. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency using application software while developing aptitude in internet searches, exploring new hardware and software innovations, and evaluating the risks and benefits of other uses of technology such as cloud computing concepts, social networking, and internet security. Mobile devices and GPS technology will be introduced along with future technology trends. Offered as needed.

Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Technological Reasoning  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
CIS 175  Technology Applications in Education  (3 Credits)  

This course provides "hands-on" computer literacy by developing specific skills in the types of standard application software used in early childhood and childhood education (birth-sixth grade) and adolescent education. The instruction stresses management/administrative software that a teacher uses in education. Students will be engaged in both application and developmental aspects of a wide range of classroom hands-on tools. These tools will prepare students to become productive educators and allow them to assist their future students with learning. Offered as needed

Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Technological Reasoning  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the BSED Adolescence or BSED Early Childhood/Childhood programs.  
Fees: None  
CIS 199  CIS ELECTIVE  (3 Credits)  
Department: None  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
CIS 245  Intermediate Microcomputer Applications  (3 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of the introduction course on computer applications. The course emphasizes the integration of popular microcomputer software using advanced concepts. Students will learn advanced features of (1) word processing such as tables, mail merge, macros, and desk-top publishing features; (2) spreadsheet program to develop charts, macros and use the database feature of spreadsheets; and (3) database program to create reports and forms using macros and modules. Offered as needed.

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: CIS 115.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
CIS 298  CIS Special Topic  (3 Credits)  

(Topic to be specified each semester course offered.)

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
CIS 498  CIS Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None