2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Computer Information and Office Systems

Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS) courses are the courses required by the following: Information Technology Specialist (A.A.S. degree), Office Management and Technology (certificate and A.A.S. degree), and Applied Business, Applied Business Management, Applied Accounting, and Accounting Technician (certificate and A.A.S. degree). CIOS courses also meet the computing skills requirement for the A.A.S. degrees and certificates. CIOS classes may apply to the computer application specialty of the applied business degree.

CIOS 100  1 Credit
Introduction to Personal Computers
Introduction to basic computer skills including using the mouse and menus, opening and exiting applications, creating basic word processing and spreadsheet files, basic file management, web browsing, e-mail, and virus protection. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 103  1-3 Credits
Computer Survey
An introduction to the world of computers emphasizing microcomputers. Provides computer terminology and how to use computers as a tool to make work easier and to extend the reach of the mind. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 105  1-3 Credits
Computer Software Application
Extensive coverage of a specific microcomputer application. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 110  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Operating Systems
Comprehensive exploration of a current microcomputer operating system: use, configuring, installing and administering. Topics include end-user and technical support. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 111  1-2 Credits
Computer Software for Beginners
Overview of computer hardware and software. Demonstrations and hands-on experience with telecommunications, word-processing, spreadsheets, database management and tutorial software. (1-2+0)


CIOS 130  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Word Processing
Comprehensive exploration of topics related to using microcomputer word processors. Includes creating, formatting and revising documents; using proofreading and editing tools; implementing styles; using templates; and customizing the application. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


CIOS 133  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Presentation Software
Designing effective presentations. Includes organizing and designing an effective presentation of information using current microcomputer software. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 135  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Spreadsheets
Comprehensive exploration of topics related to using microcomputer spreadsheets. Includes creating, formatting and revising spreadsheets; creating formulas, graphics and charts; and using spreadsheets to organize, analyze and query information. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 146  1-3 Credits
Using the Internet
Presentation of the Internet. Includes using and configuring current world wide web and e-mail tools; developing searching strategies; current and future trends; and basic web authoring. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: Basic computer literacy, including saving and retrieving files and using basic software.)
(1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 150  1-3 Credits
Computer Business Applications
Basic introduction to using a computer and office applications. Includes the operating system, how to save/retrieve files; word processing, document creation and formatting; spreadsheets (basic formulas and functions); and the Internet (browsing, searching and e-mail). (Provides basic computer literacy and prepares for CIOS 110, 130, 134 and 146. No previous computer experience is required.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 152  1-3 Credits
Introduction to Microcomputers in Small Businesses
Microcomputers used in small business or professional practice by owners or employees. Overview of computers, uses and means of evaluation when purchasing equipment. Does not satisfy certificate or degree requirements. (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 210  1-3 Credits
Hardware and Software Configuration and Troubleshooting
Fundamental hardware and software configuration and troubleshooting. Includes installing, removing and configuring computer hardware components; installing and configuring software applications and operating systems; diagnosing hardware and software problems; and developing troubleshooting and configuration procedures (Recommended: CIOS 110 or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 211  1-3 Credits
Computer Technical Support
Prepares students to provide technical support to computer users. Skills include: diagnosing problems, researching solutions, meeting user needs, developing training materials, and giving workshops and lessons. Course may be repeated for credit. (Prerequisite: Comprehensive experience using the Internet.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 212  1-4 Credits
Advanced Microcomputer Operating Systems
In-depth and comprehensive technical class covering operating system skills and concepts. Course may be repeated for credit. Course fee: $125. (Prerequisites: CIOS 110 or equivalent skills.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 214  1-3 Credits
IT Troubleshooting Skills
Practical IT troubleshooting skills, including hardware, software, networks and operating systems. The course will include practical and useful troubleshooting scenarios. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. (Recommended: In-depth knowledge of networks, operating systems, hardware and software.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 215  1-4 Credits
Information Technology Certification I
In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for the first stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications. Course fee: $125. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 216  1-4 Credits
Information Technology Certification II
In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for the intermediate stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications. Course fee: $125. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 217  1-4 Credits
Information Technology Certification III
In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for the advanced stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications. Course fee: $125. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval.)


CIOS 218  1-4 Credits
Information Technology Certification IV
In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of skills required for a specialized or advanced stage of a specific information technology certification. Course may be repeated for different certifications. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 221  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Accounting
(Cross-listed with ABUS 221)
Computer processing of accounting transactions. Software packages, microcomputer systems and hardware, computer terminology, system analysis and actual computer operations in accounting. (Prerequisite: ABUS 142 or ACCT 261.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 230  1-3 Credits
Advanced Word Processing
Advanced concepts of word processing using various software. (Prerequisite: CIOS 130.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 231  1-2 Credits
Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Entry-level desktop publishing course introducing the chief features of a page layout program. Step-by-step instructions to create at least three simple publications. (Prerequisite: Previous computer experience.) (1-2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 233  1-3 Credits
Desktop Publishing
Publication design and layout using desktop publishing software. Includes integrating text and graphics, page layout design, scanning and basic image editing. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


CIOS 234  1-3 Credits
Advanced Desktop Publishing
Utilization of the advanced features of a page layout program to create camera-ready mechanicals for fliers, brochures and newsletters. Exploration of the elements of good design and the requirements for professional publishing. (Prerequisite: CIOS 233 or permission of instructor.) (1-3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


CIOS 240  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Databases
Comprehensive introduction to microcomputer databases. Includes basic database concepts; how to maintain and update databases; how to build and use queries and forms; and how to build reports. Introduction to database design. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 150; and CIOS 130 or 135 or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 242  1-3 Credits
Advanced Databases
An in-depth, technical and comprehensive covering varied database skills and concepts. Course may be repeated for credit. (Requirements: CIOS 240 or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 245  1-4 Credit
Networking and Communications
Design and implementation of networks in small- to medium-sized environments. Includes basic networking concepts; LANs and WANs; network design planning, implementation and troubleshooting. Course fee: $125. (Recommended: CIOS 110 and 210; or equivalent skills.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 246  1-3 Credits
Advanced Internet
Exploration of advanced Internet topics. Includes methods of Internet access; setting up and maintaining Internet servers, authoring and site management tools; TCP/IP, Internet security, and the implementation and use of Internet technology. (Recommended: CIOS 110 and 245; or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 247  1-4 Credits
Advanced Networking and Communications
In-depth technical and comprehensive coverage of networking and communications skills and concepts. Course fee: $125. (Recommended: CIOS 245 or equivalent skills. May be repeated.) (1-4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 251  1-3 Credits
Integrated Software
Focusing on microcomputer applications that integrate multiple tasks into a single tool. Emphasis on the integrating and combining of information from multiple computer applications. (Prerequisite: Prior to taking this advanced class, the student is expected to have competence in specific applications and be comfortable using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 255  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Graphics
Comprehensive survey of microcomputer graphics using a graphics application. Includes use of professional-level graphics programs to create sophisticated graphics for a variety of uses. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 256  1-3 Credits
Internet Authoring and Design
Comprehensive survey of a professional authoring tool to create documents for effective distribution through the Internet. Includes design and preparation of documents for electronic distribution. Also available via Independent Learning. (Recommended: CIOS 146 and 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 257  1-3 Credits
Digital Video
Comprehensive survey of creating and editing digital video using microcomputer tools. The course includes the use of professional-level digital video applications to create short videos for a variety of uses. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. (Recommended: Experience with microcomputer graphic applications such as Photoshop.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 258  1-3 Credits
Digital Photography
Comprehensive survey of tools and methods to create and edit digital images using microcomputer tools. The course includes the use of professional-level digital photography applications. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. (Recommended: Experience with microcomputer graphic applications such as Photoshop.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 270  1-3 Credits
Microcomputer Programming
Advanced microcomputer programming. Focus on using application programming languages. Supplementing and integrating computer applications with built-in programming tools. (Recommended: CIOS 130, 135 and 240; or equivalent skills.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 275  1-3 Credits
Information Technology: Special Topics
Comprehensive coverage of a specific information technology topic. (Recommended: CIOS 150 or equivalent computer literacy including saving/retrieving files, use of office applications, Internet and e-mail.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 276  1-3 Credits
Independent Project
Student-created project or internship that includes learning new skills, applying the skills to significant problems, and demonstrating the result to other computer users. Includes application of learned skills in a professional manner. (Prerequisites: Competence in the use of microcomputer applications and operating systems.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 282  3 Credits
Cooperative Work Experience
On-the-job training related to occupational objectives. Weekly seminar with coordinator required. (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and 12 credits in CIOS courses.) Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 288  1-3 Credits
Professional Certification Review
Prepares students for national or industry specific certification examination. Offered As Demand Warrants


CIOS 501  1 Credit
Electronic Mail and Online Services
Introduction to telecommunications using a personal computer and modem. Utilize the services available through the University of Alaska Computer Network including electronic mail, SLED library services, Alaskanet and Legislative Information Office system. Prepare research paper on a telecommunications topic and submit it electronically. Requires access to a computer and modem. 13 Lessons, 0 Exams. (1 + 0) Ongoing Independent Learning


CIOS 502  1 Credit
Using the Internet
Accessing Internet services including Usenet, a global electronic bulletin board; Telnet to log on to other computer systems; Gopher and Worldwide Web menu systems; Archie file searches; FTP file transfers; binary file uploads/downloads; and listservs. 10 Lessons, 0 Exams. (Prerequisite: CIOS 501.) Ongoing Independent Learning


CIOS 503  1 Credit
Applying Telecommunications
Design and implementation of an approved project using telecommunications in the classroom or work place, or an in-depth research paper. 6 Lessons, 0 Exams. (Prerequisite: CIOS 502.) (1 + 0) Ongoing Independent Learning


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