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Computer Information Systems Courses

UC:CSU 

(UC Credit Limit: 1 course maximum from: CO SCI 201 or CIS 101 and CAOT 035).

(Formerly CO SCI 201). LECTURE, 3 HOURS.

This course teaches concepts of information systems and their role in business. This course focuses on information systems, database management systems, networking, Internet, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components, and webpage development. This course includes a hands-on component for developing computer-based solutions to common business problems, and practical workplace skills.

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 234)

Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 101 or Computer Science Information Technology 201.

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

This course provides an introduction to operating systems concepts including installation, configuration, file systems, directory structures, memory and storage management, utilities, and maintenance using a variety of operating systems.

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 233).

Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 101 or Computer Science Information Technology 201. LECTURE, S HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS. This course covers a complete presentation of database creation and management using Access. It includes database design, creation of tables, forms, queries, reports, macros, integrating data into a database, and using Structured Query Language (SQL).

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 200)

Prerequisite: Computer Information Systems 101 or Computer Science Information Technology 201. LECTURE, 3 HOURS. This course teaches advanced techniques in word processing and spreadsheets. It includes creating mailmerged documents using Excel and Access data sources, Excel advanced formulas,and the use of advanced adaptive Excel tools (formulas, logic, conditional formatting, data validation, pivot tables, pivot charts, and relationships).

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 259). LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

This course is designed to introduce students the basics of web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Photoshop, Content Man­agement Systems, and web editing tools. The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web design. Throughout the course students are introduced to plan­ning and designing effective web pages; understanding of website development phases, implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graph­ics, images, and multimedia; and developing dynamic websites.
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CSU (Formerly CO SCI 259). LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

Students learn basic internet concepts and technologies. Students learn to develop web sites by applying concepts like tables, layers, cascading styles sheets, frame sets, image maps, lists, forms, and dynamic content using basic JavaScript and JQuery. Website folder structures are covered to ensure students learn how to organize and maintain their website appropriately. Students also learn how to use SFTP to upload and maintain their websites.
CSU (Formerly CO SCI 211).

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.


This course introduces the fundamental concepts and skills required to pursue a career in Cyber Security, Information Security and Risk Management, at an organizational level. Topics covered include hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, policies, and procedures with respect to organizational Cyber Security and Risk Management best practices. This course also assists in the preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.
CSU (Formerly CO SCI 276). LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

This course introduces cloud computing which shifts information systems from on-premises computing infrastructure to highly scalable Internet architectures. The course provides a solid foundation of cloud computing technologies and provides students with the understanding required to effectively evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing and cloud applications. Students analyze a variety of cloud services (storage, servers and software applications) and cloud providers. Case studies are used to examine various industry cloud practices and applications. The course also surveys cloud careers and discusses industry demand for cloud skills

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 277)

Prerequisite: Comuter Information Systems 192 or Computer Science Information Technology 276

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.

This course addresses cloud database management which supports a number of different approaches for storing data. In the course, students define, operate and scale both SQL and noSQL data storage solutions. This course considers factors that should be balanced during the design of a storage solution. Principles are applied by performing exercises using Amazon RDS and SQL to create and fill tables, retrieve and manipulate data. Object-based APIs are used to serialize objects to Amazon DynamoDB for noSQL solutions. Topics include automated backups, transaction logs, restoration, and retention.

CSU (Formerly CO SCI 278)

Prerequisite: Comuter Information Systems 192 or Computer Science Information Technology 276.

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.


Cloud computing systems are built using a common set of core technologies, algorithms, and design principles centered around distributed systems. In this hands-on introductory course, students use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console to provision, load-balance and scale their applications using the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and the AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This course Business Administration Department 184 EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE | GENERAL CATALOG | 2020 – 2021 discusses, from a developer perspective, the most important reasons for using AWS and examines the underlying design principles of scalable cloud applications.
CSU (Formerly CO SCI 279)

Prerequisite: Comuter Information Systems 192 or Computer Science Information Technology 276.

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.


Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computing systems and data is of utmost importance to all organizations. In this hands-on introductory class, students learn how Amazon Web Service (AWS) uses redundant and layered controls, continuous validation and testing, and a substantial amount of automation to ensure the underlying infrastructure is continuously monitored and protected. Students examine the AWS Shared Responsibility Model and access the AWS Management Console to learn more about security tools and features provided by the AWS platform.
CSU (Formerly CO SCI 237).

LECTURE, 3 HOURS. 

This course covers the fundamental principles and concepts of networks and data communications. It explores the fundamentals of telecommunications, data and voice transmission, transmission media, network equipment and devices, networking software, topologies, architecture, protocols and standards, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and network security.
CSU (Formerly CO SCI 212)

LECTURE, 1 HOUR; LABORATORY, 2 HOURS.


This course provides an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance techniques for personal and laptop computers. The course provides the student with applicable knowledge in different hardware such as RAM, hard drives, and processors. A step by step approach is taken to operating system procedures used for maintaining and repairing personal computers. Some of these procedures include virus scan, program installation and removal, and Windows configurations.