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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


COM 101 INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL COMPUTER SKILLS

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course will cover an introduction to the Internet, essential terms and technologies related to email; strategies for success in collegiate coursework, research methods and techniques, issues and policies, and key reference sites.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 111 BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS

T Fall/Spring/Summer

This course provides the student with an in-depth study of computer concepts and terminology. The use of the computer in actual business applications will also be discussed. Hands-on experience with computer software will be stressed. Utilization of internet protocols such as email, FTP, and web browsers will also be incorporated in the student curriculum.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Proficiency in typing or concurrent enrollment in Basic Keyboarding - BUS 121.


COM 132 MACROMEDIA FIREWORKS

Fall

This course is the creation of web pages with the inclusion of animated graphics and minimized download times will be explored using the Macromedia Fireworks web-producing software in this course. Students will complete hands-on projects such an animating graphics for web pages, adding hotspots to web graphics, adding rollover buttons to web graphics, and displaying options in web pages using animated pop-up menus.

Credit: 3 hours - Three credit hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 133 LINUX OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING

Spring

This course is a study of installation, management, and administration of the Linux operating system. Topics to be discussed and practiced with hands-on laboratory assignments include file management, working with the BASH shell, Linux networking, and troubleshooting tips.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 134 WIRELESS LANS

Spring

This course introduces the concepts of planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless LANs. Hands-on projects will be used to emphasize the implementation and troubleshooting of wireless LANs, network cards, and routers/access points.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 140 VIDEO PRODUCTION

T Fall

This course will teach the student to plan and script a 15 minute instructional or promotional video, operate a state-of-the-art digital video camera with appropriate lens choices and lighting techniques, incorporate audio recording and process and edit the video using non-linear digital editing software.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 141 DESIGN AND PRINT PRODUCTION

Spring

This course provides students with hands-on experience using components of the Adobe CS4 software. Students will use Adobe, Photoshop, Acrobat, and In-Design to create a variety of digital documents using a project based curriculum.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111 or Microsoft Word-COM 280 or consent of instructor.


COM 142 BEGINNING GAME PROGRAMMING W/FLASH

Spring

This course addresses the creation and integration of media-rich applications involving user interaction through the use of Adobe Flash authoring software. Students will create many media elements such as pictures, sound, video, and special effects, wish can then be integrated into electronic games.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Macromedia Flash-COM 182


COM 143 FUNDAMENTALS OF GAME DESIGN

Fall

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic game design production and the career opportunities in serious game design. Topics include an introduction to gameplay, the game design industry, game design production processes, game pitches, game design documents, game art bibles, game story development, game character design and development, and character concept art production.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111 and C-Programming-COM 231


COM 160 INTRODUCTION TO MICROCOMPUTERS

Spring

This course provides students with an overview of a large variety of topics related to computer usage and concepts. Lecture topics include software, hardware, operating systems, Internet, online security and others. Lab topics include Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Explorer, email, online searches and safety, online shopping, and more.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 161 INTRODUCTION TO COMMAND PROMPT/DOS

Spring

This course provides the student with an introduction to the command line utility used to manage files such as copying files, moving files, deleting files, and renaming files. The DOS directory structure is explained and practiced by utilizing the make directory command, change directory command, and remove directory command. Simple batch files will be created and implemented to increase efficient execution of command line functions.

Credit: 1 hour- .5 hours lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer knowledge recommended


COM 172 INTRO TO PRESENTATION GRAPHICS

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course teaches preparation of business on-screen presentations involving the following slide layouts: title, bulleted list, columns, organizational charts and clip art. Presentations will incorporate transitional effects for objects on slides as well as build effects for presentation to text on a slide. Insertion of video and audio clips will enhance the business presentation.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 hour lecture and one lab hour per week

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer knowledge recommended


COM 176 USING THE INTERNET

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course provides the student with an introduction to the Internet using the web browsers. It will help the student get introduced to the Internet by identifying browser capabilities as well as searching as a form of data mining. Students will be introduced to online libraries and gain an insight on how to locate information for their papers online. It will also cover the use of email and different ways to converse on the Internet.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer knowledge is recommended


COM 178 MACROMEDIA DREAMWEAVER

Spring

This course provides the student with an in-depth study of creating their own web site using the Macromedia Dreamweaver software. Students will create web sites using forms, tables, frames, cascading style sheets, templates and various different extensions used to add functionality to Macromedia Dreamweaver.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems - COM 111


COM 182 MACROMEDIA FLASH

Fall

Macromedia Flash is a multimedia tool designed to create vector-based animations with built-in interactivity. Flash incorporates many innovations like drawing artwork to making interactive buttons. It's extremely capable, and the file sizes are small, the perfect tool for the Web. This course focuses on simple animations and basic interactivity.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 189 NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

Fall

This course provides the knowledge needed to configure and operate a variety of networking products. It covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies that can also serve as a prerequisite(s) for vendor-specific IT certifications.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 190 MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Fall/Spring

This course provides students with the tools to make their own business publications. For example, business cards, letterhead stationery, and invoice forms can be customized for any business application. There is a section of the course that deals with the creation of making flyers and web pages. The use of word art and clip art will be discussed.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer knowledge is recommended


COM 196 COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is designed to provide employment experience in a position that will utilize the specialized skills of the student enrolled in the computer systems program. Each student is required to complete 150 contact hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's approval


COM 201 WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course provides the student with hands-on training using the Windows operating environment. Students learn to efficiently handle programs that run through the environment as well as proper file management, customizing desktops, and maintaining hardware.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 218 SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION

Spring

The Security+ Certification is an international validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level security practitioners. A Security+ certified individual has successfully proven to hold a foundation-level of skill and knowledge in General Security Concepts, Communication Security, Infrastructure Security, Basics of Cryptography and Operational/Organizational Security.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): COM 189 or COM 230 and COM 241 or COM 270. The prerequisites may be waived in lieu of two years of verifiable job experience in the computer networking field


COM 222 COMPUTER LOGIC

T Spring

This course is a study of the documentation, logic, psuedocode, and flowcharting techniques used in typical applications programs and includes current structured design techniques.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111, Intermediate Algebra-MAT 114 or Instructor approval


COM 225 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

T Fall

This course is an introduction to systems analysis and design. Included in this course will be the system life cycle, analytical tools and methods, including CASE tools, file and record layouts, software and hardware selection, and the stages of data processing system design. "Hands-on" use of computer tools for developing and analyzing systems will be stressed.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111, advanced operating systems, programming elective.


COM 227 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

T Fall

This course concentrates on database theory and usage as well as using the module capabilities of Microsoft Access. Data structures needed for advanced programming courses will be covered. Topics include database structure, management techniques, query language access, programming techniques for typical business applications, and data access for reporting.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111 and Advanced DOS-COM 261 or instructor consent.


COM 231 C PROGRAMMING

T Spring

This course is an introduction to the C programming language, which will include simple input/output, decision-making structures as well as looping. Array processing along with subroutines and calling of functions and returning values to previously called functions will be introduced. Error analysis design will be implemented into every C program created and executed.

Credit: 3 hours-Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems - COM 111 and Computer Logic - COM 222 or consent of instructor


COM 233 BASIC PROGRAMMING

T Spring

This course provides the student with an introduction to the Visual Basic .NET Programming language platform. Topics include building applications, creating an interface for working with controls, building applications with multiple forms and executable files, and building applications with drag-and-drop functionality. Students will create reusable components within different class structures and be introduced to ASP .NET.

Credit: 3 hours-Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems - COM 111 and Computer Logic - COM 222 or consent of instructor


COM 237 IMAGE ENHANCEMENT FOR WEB PAGE

Spring

Students will learn industry leading software to edit images, adjust scanned images, correct colors, and apply filters for special effects. Also, creation of logs, icons, navigation controls, and background textures, all with drag-and-drop simplicity, will be introduced.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems-COM 111 and Creating WebPages with Netscape-COM 178


COM 239 JAVA PROGRAMMING

T Spring

An introduction to the JAVA programming language. Topics include implementation of downloading JAVA applets, creation of JAVA Apps which route through multiple loops, handling errors with the exception class, and utilizing multithreading techniques to create results for insertion into a web page.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Business Computer Systems - COM 111 and Computer Logic - COM 222 or instructor consent


COM 241 WINDOWS SERVER NETWORKING

Fall/Spring

This course provides students with the ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Server Networking. Successful completion of all course material will prepare students to take Microsoft Certification Exam 70-215 Installing, Configuring, and administering Microsoft Server Networking.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 244 A+ CERTIFICATION

T Fall/Spring

This course is a study of the hardware and software aspects of a digital computer system to enable the student to pass the A+ Certification test. Topics included are what is A+ Certification, system components, digital storage concepts, optical storage concepts, communication concepts, printer and monitor operations, DOS/WINDOWS system operation, PC repair and software tools.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 245 COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Spring

This class presents methods to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation. It begins with a discussion on ethics, provides hands-on experience in the use of computer forensics tools and procedures, and culminates in preparing to testify at trial. This course also maps directly to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): A+ Certification-COM 244 and Advanced Command Prompt/DOS-COM 161 or equivalent experience


COM 261 ADVANCED COMMAND PROMPT/DOS

Spring

This course provides the student experience with using the command line utility to create high-end batch files to be used to expedite the configuration settings of a microcomputer system. Also, front-end access to the registry through the use of the command line utility will be covered. Use of the command line utility to create recovery diskettes for a system will also be practiced.

Credit: 1 hour- .5 hours lecture and one lab hour per week

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Command Prompt/DOS - COM 161


COM 280 MICROSOFT WORD

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is a thorough exploration of word processing concepts for creating and editing simple text documents to the techniques of mail merge, copy/cut and paste, borders and bullets, and use of the program's writing tools. Creation of long reports with table of contents, indexes and outlines will be covered. The use of Word art, graphics, and columns and borders are introduced.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 281 MICROSOFT EXCEL

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course provides the student with hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet program.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


COM 283 MICROSOFT ACCESS

Fall/Spring/Summer

This course provides the student with the skills needed for Access core and advanced skills.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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