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Course Description

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Computer Information Systems - CIS 115

Introduction to Computer Based Systems

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

In today's world of rapid technological advances, the prevalence of computers in the home and the office increases the demand for computer literacy and competency. The intent of this course is to help you become competent and comfortable in using computers to achieve professionalism in your chosen field of endeavor, as well as in your personal life using your digital devices. A variety of topics will be addressed, such as computer hardware and software, the internet and Web resources, networking and security, databases and information systems and mobile computing.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • Computer and keyboarding experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the major components of a computer and their function.
  • Differentiate between the various web resources used for communication, collaboration, commerce and entertainment.
  • Use the Internet and web resources to complete a task.
  • Explore application software used for productivity and business.
  • Explore system software used for operating systems, utility programs, and file management.
  • Evaluate your computer system to determine your hardware needs.
  • Explain the management of digital data and devices.
  • Differentiate between the types of databases.
  • Explore computer networking and security.
  • Explain how the internet works.
  • Apply ethics to technology related scenarios.
  • Examine how technology is used in society and in careers.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 115142324Intro Comp Based SysONL3McPherson D6/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142427Intro Comp Based SysONL3McPherson D8/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142832Intro Comp Based SysRMT3Laird A14/24/0Open$52.00M W  11:00 AM-12:40 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2021; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 115142850Intro Comp Based SysRMT3Enteshary A14/24/0Open$52.00M  06:00 PM-08:52 PM WEBWEB
 115142912Intro Comp Based SysONL3Enteshary A0/20/0Closed$12.00 
 115542803Intro Comp Based SysMC3Walker L13/24/0Open$52.00M W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM AS900

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/14/2022

 115112377Intro Comp Based SysONL3Towner M29/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 115112495Intro Comp Based SysONL3Towner M28/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 115112324Intro Comp Based SysONL3Towner M8/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112805Intro Comp Based SysMC3Lee C16/24/0Open$52.00T R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM HS800

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday