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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CIS) prepares students for careers in Internet based commerce, including web server administration, webmaster, E-commerce manager, help desk/user support specialist, web technologist and web developer.

Starting fall term of 2014 we will be offering CIS courses at Columbia Gorge Community College. At the present time most CIS classes are electives for General Education.


Course Name Credits Description
CIS 120 Computer Concepts I 4

Introduces computing fundamentals from the past into the future, utilizes key applications to solve practical problems, and explores the benefits and risks of living online.  Designed for the student who is already computer literate with the MS Office applications, e-mail and the Internet and focuses on applying this literacy to practical IT applications.  Provides a foundation to pursue an IT pathway and helps prepare students for the IC3 certification. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Recommended: basic computer skills equivalent to CAS 133 or BA 131. Audit available.

CIS 121 Computer Concepts II 4

Evaluate, select and apply computer technology to solve practical problems in database design, web page design, networking and programming. Address ethical issues associated with technology. Prerequisites: CIS 120 or instructor permission; MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

CIS 122 Software Design 4

Covers software design as part of the software development life cycle. Includes basic logic constructs, testing programs, use case descriptions, modularity and an introduction to object design. Provides examples of well-designed software projects. Additional lab hours may be required. Recommended: CIS120 or CAS 133 or BA 131. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.

CIS 140D Operating System: Microcomputers 4

Provides the basic concepts of Linux and Windows operating systems. Includes basic operating system functions, file/folder management, disk partitioning and formatting, operating system and application installation, and system configuration. Recommended: CIS 120 or instructor permission.

CIS 145 Microcomputer Hardware & Troubleshooting 4

Students will learn to identify, remove, and install standard components of a PC style microcomputer, including motherboards, CPUs, RAM, hard drives, removable media drives and power supplies. Additional topics include: BIOS, CMOS, the boot process, video displays, printers, and home networking. Audit available.

CIS 179 Data Communication Concepts I 4

Provides basic concepts of data communications, networking and connectivity. Explores hardware, connectivity, signaling, addressing, network topologies, communication protocols, network designs, switching, management, TCP/IP protocols, security and standards with emphasis on the OSI reference model. Prerequisite: CIS 120 or CIS 121 or EET 111 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Faculty and Staff

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Ushasi Ghosh Computer Information Systems Instructor