Catalog of Courses

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Introduction of principles, methods, and techniques for communicating with deaf people who sign. Development of expressive and receptive sign skills, manual alphabet, numbers, and sign vocabulary. Overview of syntax, grammar, and culture related to American Sign Language (A.S.L.). Prerequisites: None. ASL103 suggested as a corequisite but not required.

Continued development of knowledge and language skills for communicating with deaf people who sign. Includes numbers, fingerspelling, and culture. Emphasis on enhancement of receptive sign skills and continued development of expressive sign skills. Application of rudimentary, syntactical, and grammatical structure stressed with continued development of sign vocabulary.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ASL101 or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.

This course will introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of biology, from the smallest molecules to the largest ecosystems. Students will learn about the methods of scientific inquiry that biologists use to study life. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Study of the common plants and animals of the Southwest including their distribution, adaptation, behavior, and ecology. Introduction to basic field and laboratory techniques used in the study of natural history. Specific field problems presented dealing with plant and animal analysis and ecological interrelationships. Prerequisites: None.

Field trips may be required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes

A survey of marine environments and their biotic communities with emphasis on the natural history of marine organisms. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SG GE Codes

An introductory biology course for allied health majors with an emphasis on humans. Topics include fundamental concepts of cell biology, histology, microbiology, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one-semester of college level chemistry is strongly recommended.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

Principles of scientific method. Structural organization, homeostasis and control mechanisms of the body. Specific chemistry concepts. Structure and function of the major systems of the body. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.
General Education Designations: SQ GE Codes
BIO1181

The study and principles of structure and function of living things at cellular, organismic, and higher levels of organization. A detailed exploration of the mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, biology of organisms, and ecology.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO181, or BIO181XT, or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO1182

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2201

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Continuation of structure and function of the human body. Topics include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, pregnancy and development, and fluid and electrolyte balance.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO201 or BIO201XT.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2202

Note: This course has differences between current terms. Please see advisement for specific information.

Study of microorganisms and their relationship to health, ecology, and related fields.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.
General Education Designations: SG GE Codes
BIO2205

Examines skills, tools and strategies necessary for becoming a computer help-desk or end-user support professional. Prerequisites: None.

Identify and explain social media and Web 2.0 technologies for personal, academic, professional, and business applications. Create and maintain accounts on various sites to socialize, write, and share multimedia, while understanding the related ethics, privacy and security issues. Prerequisites: None.

Students must be 13 years or older to enroll in CIS103 as students are required to create social media accounts for course participation.

Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.

Equivalent course(s): BPC105 & CIS105
General Education Designations: CS GE Codes
CIS1120

Ethical issues that arise as a result of increasing use of computers, and the responsibilities of those who work with computers, either as computer science professionals or end users. Critical inquiry and review of ethical challenges in information technology business, including professional and corporate responsibility, government regulation, fiduciary responsibilities of information, infringement of intellectual property, security risk assessment, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and the ethics of IT corporations. Prerequisites: None.

Using word processing software to create, name and manage files, edit text, format, apply themes and styles, create and modify tables, apply desktop publishing features, and print a variety of types of documents. Prerequisites: None.

Computer spreadsheet skills for solving business problems using Excel, including calculations, forecasting, projections, macro programming, database searching, extraction, linking, statistics, and matrix manipulation. Production of graphs and reports. Project design using multiple, integrated spreadsheets. Prerequisites: None.

Introduction to Microsoft Access. Emphasis on features, design, and database management. Prerequisites: None.

CIS117DM combines the contents of CIS117AM, CIS117BM and CIS117CM. CIS117DM may be repeated for a total of nine (9) credit hours.

Use of PowerPoint to produce professional-quality presentation visuals with animation and sound. Prerequisites: None.

Foundations of video import, export, and editing. Includes parts and function of a video camera, preproduction and production, incorporating photographs, titles, graphics, animation and audio, capturing, editing, rendering and outputting digital video. Prepares students for the Adobe Certifications related to Adobe Premiere. Prerequisites: None.

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to use Adobe Illustrator graphics software on a computer. Basic foundation course in the use of electronic techniques to create, manipulate, and edit images, text, abstract art, graphics design, color graphics and business charts; determine file formats appropriate for web and print; utilize tools to optimize graphics and create a PDF file. Prerequisites: None.

Focuses on entry-level skill expectations for digital animation using Adobe Animate. Covers basic animation techniques used in the creation, manipulation, and editing of animation graphics. Prepares students for the Adobe certifications related to Adobe Animate. Prerequisites: None.

Equivalent course(s): BPC120DC & CIS120DC

Focuses on entry-level skills and knowledge for digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Prepares students for the Adobe Certifications related to Photoshop. Prerequisites: None.

Introduction to core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps prepare for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum. Prerequisites: None.

Overview of the Internet/World Wide Web (WWW) and its resources. Hands-on experience with various Internet/WWW resource discovery, information retrieval, and social media tools. Design and Development of multi-page websites using current Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standards. Prerequisites: None.

Overview of WordPress Content Management System. Includes hands-on design and creation of web pages and blogs for the World Wide Web. Designed to cover best practices for web site/blog creation. Prerequisites: None.

Use of Adobe InDesign to compose and print textual and graphic materials of high quality. Includes word processing of copy, use of graphics programs, layout of design elements, printing alternatives, and file formats. Prerequisites: None.

Equivalent course(s): BPC138DA & CIS138DA

Structured and Object-Oriented design and logic tools. Use of computer problems to demonstrate and teach concepts using an appropriate programming language.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor.

Introduction to Python programming. Includes general concepts, program design, development, data types, operators, expressions, flow control, functions, classes, input and output operations, debugging, structured programming, and object-oriented programming.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.

Introduction to C# programming including general concepts, program design, development, data types, operators, expressions, flow control, functions, classes, input and output operations, debugging, structured programming, and object-oriented programming.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: CS GE Codes

Introduction to basic JavaScript programming concepts including syntax. Covers Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), programming logic and debugging, as well as forms manipulation and animation.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS133DA or permission of Instructor.

Introduction to web scripting with PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor). Web application development using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), PHP, programming logic, and Structured Query Language (SQL).

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS133DA or permission of Instructor.

Overview of networks. Emphasis on the elements of a network, current issues and products, and use of a network. Includes terminology, hardware and software components, connectivity, resource monitoring and sharing, electronic mail and messaging, and security issues. Helps prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ examination. Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor.

Advanced Excel spreadsheet features for data analytics including advanced functions, PivotTables, Data Modelling, Dashboard creation and forecasting for Business Intelligence (BI). Includes capstone project of an interactive dashboard using a multi-table Excel Data Model.

A basic of understanding of statistics is required. A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: [CIS114DE and (CIS117DM or CIS276DA or CIS276DB)], or permission of Instructor.

Plan, design and create web sites using HTML and Advanced Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Expedite the development process using CSS frameworks and libraries. Enhance user experience and web site functionality using supporting technologies. Exploration of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX), best practices, accessibility, strategies, and careers in web design and development.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS133DA or permission of Instructor.

Introduction to Electronic Commerce on the Internet. Designing an electronic storefront including web page content and development, e-commerce site marketing, advertisement, legal and security considerations, credit card and other debit transaction covered. Also includes current issues in e-commerce.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS133DA or permission of Instructor.

Continue to develop core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps to prepare students for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126RH, or permission of Instructor.

Linux Shell Scripting syntax and methods including the automation of system tasks as well as interpreted user-level programming. Course includes the Linux Borne Again Shell (BASH) as well as a variety of industry competitors.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS238DL or CIS238RH or permission of Instructor.