Las Positas College | Summer-Fall 2022 Class Schedule

48 FALL 2022 925.424.1000 | [email protected] FALL 2022 - COURSE LISTINGS Please refer to the onl ine schedule on CLASS-Web to access course section detai ls and the course record numbers (CRNs) for registration. The course emphasizes critical thinking, planning, organizing, composing, and revising business to create and deliver professional-level oral presentations. Additional focus will be placed on developing interpersonal skills, team participation skills, and technical report writing skills. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CNT 43 or CS 43 may not receive credit. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A or ENG 1AEX with aminimumgrade of C CIS 50 INTRO TO COMPUTING INFO TECH 3.0 Units A comprehensive introduction to the concepts of management and information systems used in business and similar organizations. Covers the role of information systems in business, the need for data and information, how computers are used inbusiness andother organizations toprovide information. Focus on information systems, database management system, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer system hardware and software components. Students will interactively solve applied problems utilizing software productivity tools such as: word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, WWW, and programming languages. Introduce the analytical, written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in a business computing environment. CIS 54 EXCEL: INTRO TO SPREADSHEETS 4.0 Units This is a comprehensive spreadsheet class using Microsoft Excel to create a variety of spreadsheets with emphasis on business applications. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics are covered. Introductory topics include entering, editing, and formatting data, creating basic formulas using arithmetic operator and functions, creating charts, saving and printing worksheets. Intermediate topics include using Excel’s Table features for sorting filtering and summarizing data, creating PivotTables, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, naming cells, data validation, recording macros, and protecting worksheets. Advanced topics include using financial functions such as PMT, RATE, FV, creating nested IFs, using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions, using What-If analysis tools such as Goal Seek, one and two variable Data Tables, and Scenario Manager, sharing workbooks, and integrating Excel with other Office applications. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 CIS 55 INTEGRATING OFFICE APPLICATION 4.0 Units Develop essential workplace application skills using current Microsoft Office including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, One Note, Outlook, cloud storage and cloud processing. Emphasis is to design, produce and integrate documents, worksheets, databases and professional presentations. The use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to integrate, share, and collaborate data within and between applications. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 CIS 57 DATABASE CONCEPTS 3.0 Units Introduction to Database Concepts, a computer program that is used to organize, store, and retrieve information. Understanding of data, database structure, and database objects using Microsoft Access or similar programs with emphasis on business applications. Identify and evaluate client needs/requirements and translate those needs into a working database application model. Integrate Microsoft Access data with other Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel. Strongly Recommended: CIS 50 and CIS 55 COMMUNICATION STUDIES CMST 1 FUNDAMENTALS PUBLIC SPEAKING 3.0 Units Theory and techniques of public speaking. Discovery, development, and criticism of ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches including informative and persuasive speeches; includes developing the faculties of critical listening and problem solving. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C CMST 4 INTRO TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES 3.0 Units Introduction to the breadth of the communication discipline witha focusonthefoundationsof interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. Examination and practice of basic human communication principles and theories to in a variety of contexts. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C CMST 10 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.0 Units Exploration, discussion, and evaluation of the principles of the verbal and non-verbal communication process in relationships. Study of theory and research findings and their application to communication in interpersonal relationships in personal and professional contexts. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C CMST 11 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 3.0 Units Introduction to intercultural communication in domestic and/ or global contexts. Influence of cultures, languages, and social patterns on how members of groups relate among themselves and with members of different ethnic and cultural groups. Theory, knowledge, appreciation, practical application and comparison of effective communication among diverse groups of people from different domestic and international cultures. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C CMST 46 ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE 3.0 Units Methods of critical inquiry and advocacy of contemporary moral, political, economic, and philosophical issues in a diverse multicultural society. Identifying fallacies in reasoning and language, testing evidence and evidence sources, advancing a reasoned position, and defending and refuting arguments. Analysis, presentation, and evaluation of oral and written arguments. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C CMST 48 ACTIVITIES IN FORENSICS 1.0 Units Competition in the areas of public speaking and oral interpretation. Preparation, including research and writing; practice; and participation and performance in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments. COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CIS 43 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 3.0 Units This course applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations.

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