Computer Information Systems Course Offerings

This lists provides you with the most up-to-date listing of the courses offered, course descriptions and prerequisites.  If you have specific questions about any of these classes, please contact the department at 616-234-3670 for further information.

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CIS 3 - Fundamentals of Computer Operations

This course is designed as a foundation for those with little to no computer experience. Students are introduced to skill sets such as computer terminology, hardware vs. software, operating systems, Word and PowerPoint software applications, and the Internet including the Web and email. It is presented in an environment conducive to the basic theoretical aspects of computer usage with a focus on practical application. Basic keyboarding is also incorporated; however, students are advised to take BA 130 for more detailed instruction. Overall, students are prepared to achieve a competency level necessary to use computer systems for both personal and academic needs, as well as prepare for the next higher level course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 100 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems

This course covers fundamental computing concepts that are part of the digital age including software, hardware, data, people, procedures, security and ethics. The course centers on educating today\'s technology consumer using themes of ethics, the Internet, and communications to demonstrate how the changing world of technology influences our lives and the decisions we make.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 103 - Introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office

In this course students learn operations and basic features of a Windows Operating System and gain a general understanding in the use of software applications. Using a version of the Windows Operating System students will learn the fundamentals of using windows, how to use the desktop, learn to utilize the control panel, and work with directories, files, and folders. The course will look at software applications in the Microsoft Office Suite which include Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 106 - Internet Essentials

This web-based course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the internet. Students will create their own web page after learning about Web browsers, search engines, information resources, FTP and downloading, e-mail and communication tools, and electronic commerce. Students can work from home on their own computers (or use the Open Computer Lab at GRCC). It is recommended but not required that students take CIS 103 or BA 145 before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 116 - Computer Programming I

This course is a basic introduction to computer program writing that emphasizes the importance of design and coordinating procedures to accomplish programming objectives. Topics include definitioning variables, problem solving using if else, do while and for statements, the programming process, and program design tools. After solid preparation, students begin to write programs in a structured pattern of modules. This course prepares students to transition to high level programming languages.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 117 - Java Programming I

This course briefly reviews programming basics such as variables, repetition statements, decision statements, arrays and the creation of basic classes. Students will write classes that use inheritance, polymorphism, and interfaces. Students will receive a good foundation in object oriented programming concepts. This language is portable and particularly suited for applications programming.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 120 - Introduction to Graphic Software/ Photoshop and Illustrator

A project approach gives students an understanding of illustration and photo editing for a variety of media formats. Students use professional image editing software to create and manipulate graphics for print publications and web sites. Emphasis will include hands-on experience using computers with industry standard software, Illustrator and Photoshop. This course focuses on vector drawing skills, color theory, manipulation of images and photo editing. Students will create artwork using layers, color adjustments, filters, type design and other image techniques.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 122 - Digital Illustration/ Illustator

Students use digital illustration software to learn the fundamentals and incorporate drawing and design techniques to create and edit designs and illustrations for a variety of media formats including print publications and web design. Students us Adobe Illustrator software to create, edit and analyze design alternatives and learn methods to create original artwork including simple graphics and text to complex multiple layered illustrations. Many drawing techniques and explored including transforming objects, gradient colors, creating 3D images and creating special effects with masking, patterns, and filters. Students create logos, corporate identity designs, magazine ads and a marketing campaign. Students are recommended to take CIS 120 "Introduction to Graphic Software/ Photoshop/ Illustrator" prior to taking this course if they have little or no experience with Illustration software.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 123 - Computer Science I

This course is an introduction to computer science and programming. Students develop problem solving skills in the formulation of computer programs. Topics include problem specification, algorithm design, the use of structured data types and program control structures, and a basic familiarity with the computer science field.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 125 - Visual Basic Programming

Fundamentals of the Visual Basic computer programming language, emphasizing language elements, syntax, and problem solving algorithms. Each assignment includes a user interface with appropriate controls, and event code developed with Visual Basic.NET tools. Assignments follow educational and business themes. Visual Basic is one of the most generally used programming languages, and is widely accepted as the starting language for people interested in learning computer programming.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 127 - C++ Programming I

This course briefly reviews programming basics such as variables, repetition statements, decision statements, arrays and the creation of basic classes. Students will learn how to write programs that use functions to transfer data by value or by reference using pointers; implement classes that use header and implementation files; write classes that use containers and iterators. Students will receive a good foundation in object oriented programming concepts. This language is portable and particularly suited for applications programming. CIS 127 (C++) is recommended for engineering majors.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 129 - C# Programming I

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of software development using the C# language. Students learn principles of software development, core programming concepts, and object-oriented programming fundamentals. This knowledge is then applied in the development of desktop and web applications that interact with relational databases.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 132 - Linux I

The UNIX/Linux operating system for computer networks is studied. Students learn to use UNIX/Linux commands to operate and navigate the network system. UNIX/Linux commands, the VI editor, and Shell programming are introduced using both a GUI and command line interface. Linux operations and administration of Linux operations and system administration is learned through a unified installation, using virtual machines. Topics include files and directory management, shell scripting, network services, installing Linux, and web services.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 135 - Microcomputer Operating Systems

This course is an introduction to the Microsoft Windows GUI and text based operating environments and includes basic and advanced operations and use of system utilities. It introduces command line structures and explores operations using the Windows graphical user interface. This course prepares the student for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 140 - Power Point

In this course, students learn to effectively communicate ideas and information using Microsoft PowerPoint. Using a common design, students produce overheads, interactive slide shows, handouts, speaker notes, and deliver attention grabbing presentations. It is recommended, but not required, that students take CIS 103 Introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 148 - HTML Essentials

HTML Essentials (hyper text markup language) is the study of the rules that define the layout of text within a web page. The course covers the hypertext markups defined in HTML and CSS(cascading style sheets). In a hands-on environment, students will design web pages using HTML and CSS and a text editor like Notepad. Students will publish to a web server and learn how to maintain their web site. Markup languages run on all operating systems, including Apple OS, Windows, UNIX, etc. It is recommended but not required that students take CIS 103 before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 149 - Web Design I

Students learn the basics of web design, development and publishing, including how to design and program a web page and how to set up a site and publish it to the internet. In a hands-on environment, students design web pages using HTML and Adobe software and are exposed to design technique principals. In addition, students publish to a web server and analyze web site functionality. Students should have experience with the Internet, fundamental computer literacy and knowledge of the Windows operating prior to taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 152 - Digital Imaging I/ Photoshop

The primary focus of this course is experimenting with techniques used for the effective manipulation and editing of digital photographs using Photoshop software. The objective is accomplished by using a variety of electronic tools to produce, enhance and correct graphic illustrations and photographs. This course includes an intermediate level of digital image manipulation of images and text including the use of masks, layers, filters, channels, color modes and color adjustments for Print and Web design. Students create individual portfolio work and apply design principles to their digital photography. Students are recommended to take CIS 120 "Introduction to Graphic Software/Photoshop and Illustration" prior to taking this course if they have little or no experience with imaging software.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 155 - Word

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and use Microsoft Word in a hands-on environment. Students learn how to create tables and reports, work with templates, themes and styles, use mail merge and collaborate with others and integrate data. It is recommended but not required, that students take CIS 103 - Introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office or BA 145 - Computer Applications in Business 1 before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 156 - Excel

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and use Microsoft Excel in a hands-on environment. Students learn manipulate spreadsheet data using a variety of formulas, functions, macros and databases commands. Topics include using wizards, creating charts and graphics, using multiple worksheets, and lookup tables. Practical examples are shown for work, home and education.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 162 - Desktop Publishing I/ Indesign

Students will examine the basic concepts of desktop publishing including design, layout, printing and equipment using InDesign software to gain skills for the page make-up, text preparation, and topographical measure for production of printed and web site materials. Students will analyze and create page layouts and import graphics from alternative sources to combine text and graphics using desktop publishing software. Students create and modify newsletters, menus, resumes, advertisements and identification packages.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 170 - Access Database I

This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and use Microsoft Access in a hands-on environment. Students learn how to build databases that contain tables, forms, reports, and queries. A brief introduction to database design is presented, but this course is intended to serve the needs of Access database users, not developers (CIS 171 is for those who wish to design and build databases). It is recommended, but not required, that students take CIS 103 - Introduction to Windows and Microsoft Office, before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 171 - Database Design and Development

Database Design and Development is the study of the rules and processes used to design and build relational databases. The course covers the creation of database designs using normalization of existing data as well as the development of data models. Database designs are then used in conjunction with the Structured Query Language (SQL) to build physical databases and populate them with data. It is recommended, but not required, that students take a course in computer programming or algebra before taking this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 175 - Intro to Cisco Networking (CCNA I)

This course introduces OSI and TCP/IP models, Ethernet concepts and operation, TCP and UDP protocols and ports, network design using IPv4 and IPv6 subnets, router and switch configuration, and other computer networks. Using labs designed to simulate networking situations from the real world, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is the first is a two course Cisco Network Academy sequence designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). (CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 150)
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 176 - Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA II)

This course covers Switched Networks, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS), advanced routing concepts, Access Control Lists (ACL\'s), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Network Address Translation (NAT) for IPv4. This is the second in a two course Cisco Network Academy sequence; successful completion of this course will prepare students for the Cisco 100-101 ICND1 exam for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 177 - Ethical Hacking I

This first course in the Ethical Hacking series begins the student\'s understanding of effectively protecting computer systems and networks. It focuses on the tools and techniques used by ethical hackers. This course looks at the legal framework surrounding "computer hacking," intrusion detection, and penetration testing. This course in the Ethical Hacking series will prepare students to take the EC-Council\'s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam (312-50). (CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 225)
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 178 - Principles of Info Security (Security +)

This course offers in-depth coverage of the current risks and threats to an organization\'s data, combined with a structured way of addressing the safeguarding of these critical electronic assets. The course serves as a foundation for those responsible for protecting network services, devices, traffic, and data. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association\'s (CompTIA) Security + certification exam. (CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 160)
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 208 - Web Animation/ Flash

This course is designed to introduce computer animation concepts and techniques to students with little or no previous experience with animation software. Students work with the various tools and objects available in animation software, create and manipulate multilayered graphics, work with animation frames and tweening, write Action Script 3 to make the graphics interactive and publish graphics for use. It is recommended but not required that students take CIS 120 before taking this course and prior experience with graphics software and art courses would be helpful.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 217 - Java Programming II

This course exposes students to the more advanced features of Java Programming. Students write programs with graphical user interfaces that use object-oriented techniques to implement exception handling, multithreading, network communication, and database interaction. Students are provided an opportunity to solve real world problems. Java programs are used to develop applications for multiple platforms from cell phones and PDAs to the Internet to enterprise servers.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 223 - Computer Science II

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the principles of an object-oriented computer language. Topics include data abstraction, implementation and interface inheritance, polymorphism, list, stack, queue and tree data structures, design patterns, and strategies for building modern software applications.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 224 - Introduction to Systems Analysis

In this class, the role of the systems analyst in a dynamic business related computer environment is defined and the key functions of systems analysis are reviewed. These functions include feasibility studies, system design, screen design and layout, disk and tape record layout, input-output specifications and control procedures.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 227 - C++ Programming II

This course briefly reviews C++ programming basics such as variables, repetition statements, decision statements, functions, vectors, pointers, classes and constructors. Students will develop Object Oriented Programming (OOP) as it applies to C++. This course covers C++ class destructors, copy class functions, destructors, friends functions, inheritance, and polymorphism. The course then transitions slightly to look at Visual C++, and implement dialog applications. Additional topics that are covered include templates and Standard Template Library.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 229 - C# Programming II

Students will learn advanced coding techniques using C#, a language that is designed specifically for programming Microsoft\'s .NET Framework. Students will build both Windows and Web applications using concepts such as inheritance, polymorphism, serialization, interfaces, delegates and events, generics, and error handling. Students will also learn how to build programs that interact with relational databases.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 232 - Linux II

Students learn how to administer a multi-user UNIX/Linux computer system. Installing, configuring, and managing the system are incorporated into group hands-on activities. Students use the procedures to monitor and maintain the system to prevent file corruption and to enhance use of the UNIX/Linux operating system. This course provides students with conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux environment in a network administration environment. Topics include FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exam.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 233 - Network+

Computer Local Area Networks (LAN) are thoroughly studied. Students learn the different topologies, terminology and theories that pertain to the field of networks. Operating systems, briefly discussed, include Linux and Windows servers. Students will study exam objectives for CompTia\'s Network+ exam. Hands on experience will be gained by working with networked PCs in a lab or simulation environment.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 234 - Microsoft Windows Server Administration I

Students will learn to administer a Windows network using the latest network operating system, installing and configuring a Microsoft Windows Server. With hands-on applications, this course prepares students to take the MCSE/MCSA Certification Exam while preparing them to successfully meet the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. Extensive coverage of all exam objectives begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2012/R2 and continues with coverage of server management, configuration of storage, file and printer services, Active Directory, account management, Group Policy, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and Hyper-V virtualization. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam 70-410 on installing and configuring Windows server.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 235 - Microsoft Windows Server Administration II

Students will learn to administer a Windows network using the latest network operating system, administering Microsoft Windows Server. With hands-on applications, this course prepares students to take the MCSE/MCSA Certification Exam as well as to successfully meet the real-world challenges of a Microsoft networking professional. Topics include skills necessary to manage a Windows Server 2012 system with a focus on administration. Comprehensive coverage includes server deployment and maintenance, advanced file services, remote access, network access protection, Group Policy, Active Directory, and DNS. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate/Engineer (MCSA/MCSE) Certification Exam 70-411 on administering Windows server.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 241 - Web Application Programming I

This course teaches students how to write server-side script programs that interact with relational databases to build dynamic, interactive Web pages. Students build Web applications that provide capabilities such as database searches, shopping cart capabilities, login security, and other dynamic functionality. This course includes the development of server-side script programs as well as relational database development, deployment, and security over the Internet. Students are encouraged, but not required, to also take CIS 171 Database Design and Development before or concurrent to this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 247 - Web Application Programming II

In this course, students learn how to write client-side script programs to build interactive Web pages with a much richer user-interface than HTML and CSS alone. Students use latest, popular client-side scripting language(s) and scripting libraries to enhance user interfaces of Web pages, validate forms, access server-side resources for information, and call upon Web services to provide capabilities to the Web site.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 249 - Web Design II

This course builds upon the skills learned in CIS 149, Web Design I by using a variety of authoring tools, scripts, and commands to enhance a web site. Topics include a review of design fundamentals and information architecture, the use of HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) for layout, style template, and positioning control. Accessibility guidelines and project management techniques are reviewed. The course will use Dreamweaver and will review the applications included in the Adobe Creative Suite.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 250 - 3D Animation and Modeling/ 3D Studio-Max

Students use 3D computer software to learn fundamentals and incorporate features of modeling, lighting, animation, rendering and application of textures. Students use Computer 3D Studio Max software to study modeling images and animation. Adobe Photoshop is used to create basic 2D animations including converting animations frames to a video timeline. Students explore the application of 3D modeling and animation for a wide range of projects and purposes. Students create animated videos. The course focuses on the application of projects for business and industry use. Students are recommended to take CIS 122 "Digital Illustration/ Illustrator" and CIS 208 "2D Animation/ Flash" prior to taking this course if they have little or no experience with Illustration and animation software.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 252 - Digital Imaging II/ Photoshop

Students explore advanced photo production techniques including: workflow automation; color manipulation with the Curves and Levels adjustments; advanced compositing, blending techniques and recognize the differences of CMYK and RGB color models. Using Photoshop software students manipulate resolution for print, web design and create a web page mock up with layer based slicing. Students learn to use Smart Objects to save time and apply non-destructive transformations and filters to photographs and text. Advanced Photoshop techniques are used to create professional images for individual portfolios.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 262 - Desktop Publishing II/ InDesign

Students learn advanced design and layout techniques for both print production and web media using desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign). Assignments focus on building portfolio work including brochures, posters, menus, newsletters and advertisements. Advanced techniques include setting up bleeds, PDF exporting, preflighting and packaging files to be delivered electronically to service provider.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 265 - Computer Servicing I/ A+ Hardware

In this course, students learn to connect microcomputers to peripheral devices. Topics include microprocessor architecture, operating systems, memory, hard disk drives, peripherals, parallel and serial input/output devices, microcomputer busses, modems, and CD/DVDs, printers and monitors. Students devote extensive lab time to configuring the microcomputer to several different kinds of input and output devices. This course prepares students to take the first CompTIA A+ Certification exam focusing on hardware.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 266 - Computer Servicing II/ A+ Software

In this course, students learn to troubleshoot and repair microcomputer systems, including microcomputer software, additional operating systems, basic operation of system components, networks, and printers, troubleshooting techniques and documentation of analysis and repair information. They learn basic operational theories and perform extensive laboratory work including analysis and repair of computers. This course prepares students for the second CompTIA A+ Certification exam focusing on software.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 271 - Scaling Networks (CCNA III)

This course covers advanced networking topics including, large scale internetwork design, configuration, and troubleshooting and routing for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks via EIGRP and multi-area OSPF; Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). This is the third in a four course Cisco Network Academy sequence designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 272 - Connecting Networks (CCNA IV)

This is the final course in the Cisco Network Academy sequence designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification. This course covers advanced networking topics including, design, troubleshooting and configuration of WANs, VPNs and more. The completion of this four course sequence will prepare the student for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 273 - Implementing Network Security (CCNA Security)

This hands-on course enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles in both theory and practice. This course focuses on the practical application of the skills used to design, implement, and support network security. Hands-on simulation based learning activities allow the exploration of these concepts. Students develop an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configuration available. This course will help prepare students for the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554) leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 274 - Application Development and Security for Mobile Devices

In this class, students develop mobile applications for the Android and iPhone platforms. Students will learn how to use the Appcelerator Titanium platform, which allows them to create business mobile applications. They will consider the security environment as it applies to wireless transmission and mobile devices. This course will use a cross-platform tool to develop mobile applications and address top mobile security issues and the best methods for insuring high-level security.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 275 - Web Server Admin and Security

This course prepares students to securely install and run a web server and covers issues such as server hardware, middleware, and enterprise applications. Students will learn how to configure and maintain the web server, identify security risks, configure servers to avoid unwanted access, and where to find and how to read system log files. Students also configure the server to allow and disallow various types of access, including password protecting directories and the control of web resources through Virtual Hosts and Proxies.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 276 - Computer Forensics

This course introduces students to the forensic investigation of computer crime. Students will study a branch of forensic science that deals with the investigation and recovery of materials found in digital devices, often due to criminal activity. In this course, students will learn the tools and methods used to conduct investigations involving digital materials. Topics include investigation tools, evidence acquisition and control, and writing investigation reports. Ultimately, students will begin the journey to becoming skilled digital forensics investigators. (CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 170)
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 277 - Ethical Hacking II

The second course in the Ethical Hacking series furthers the student\'s understanding of effectively protecting computer systems and networks. It continues to focus on the tools and techniques used by ethical hackers. This course also looks at the legal framework surrounding "computer hacking," intrusion detection, and penetration testing. This is the second course in the Ethical Hacking series and will prepare students to take the EC-Council\'s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam (312-50). (CyberWatch common course equivalent: CW 225)
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 279 - Digital Portfolio

This course will focus on building a comprehensive portfolio to be used to present examples of work to transfer institutions or potential employers. Topics include creating a vision to display work, how to create a professional portfolio in paper and digital format, and how to market work in a professional way.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CIS 285 - CIS Internship

This course provides a paid or unpaid structured and extended off-campus experience in a supervised setting for students enrolled in an academic program in the CIS department. Students have the option to work within a variety of professional settings that are related to their GRCC academic program and future career interests. Students are required to spend a minimum of 90 hours at their internship site. Students are responsible for identifying their own internship site. Lists of potential internship sites may be available through the academic department or GRCC Student Employment Services. Department consent is required to enroll in this course. Students must also have a 2.0 GPA in CIS courses and may not be on Academic Probation. Students must be a CIS major and have completed all 100 level CIS courses in their academic program prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)