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Business and Information Technology Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

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Advisory: ENGL C070.

This is a survey course in business providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization's policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Topics include the impact of these influences on the primary areas of business including the following: organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, financial practices; the stock and securities market; and therefore affect a business' ability to achieve its organizational goals. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every semester, in Ridgecrest every Fall, and in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in Fall of odd years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree and the Management certificate and degree. Course may be used for the Business Administration transfer degree.

Advisory: BSOT C070, BSOT C072, MATH C040.

This is the study of accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. The course covers the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis. It includes issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, and ethics. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring and in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course required for the Business Administration transfer degree, the Business certificate and degree, and the Management certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSAD C101. Advisory: BSOT C070, MATH C040.

This is the study of how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations and controlling. It focuses on cost terms and concepts, cost behavior, cost structure and cost-volume-profit analysis. It includes issues relating to cost systems, cost control, profit planning, and performance analysis in manufacturing and service environments. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course required for the Business Administration transfer degree and the Management certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070, MATH C050.

This course introduces students to the principles of personal financial management. Topics include budgeting, career decisions, tax structure, consumer credit, insurance and retirement, purchasing decisions, savings, and investment. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring, in Ridgecrest every Fall, and in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in Spring of even years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course covers the fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions and is an introduction to the legal process. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, and judicial and administrative processes. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course required for the Business Administration transfer degree, the Business certificate and degree, the Management certificate and degree, and the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSOT C121, ENGL C070.

This course presents the principles and techniques of effective written and oral business communication. Students discuss, critique, and practice business-writing strategies to produce messages, letters, reports, and presentations, while developing critical thinking skills. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate, the Business certificate and degree, the Management certificate and degree, and the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is a survey of the processes involved in creating a workplace environment which is free of bias related to cultural background, gender, lifestyle or other legally relevant classification. Topics include identifying a personal comfort level, skill building in dealing with diversity issues, and the role of diversity in organizational culture. Case studies, exercises for developing competency, and projects are used to assist the students in understanding the material and in developing managerial skills. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall, and in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree. Course may be used as a general education course.

Advisory: BSAD C100, ENGL C070.

This course introduces the principles and methods of the effective use of human resources in organizations. Students gain an understanding of human resources involved in recruitment, selection, and placement of employees based on training, experience, and abilities. Topics of total compensation, employee-management relations, and global human resources management are also covered. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Management certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSAD C145, ENGL C070.

This course introduces the nature and scope of the marketing activity as demonstrated by an integrated, analytic, and practical study of marketing problems. Topics covered include how to distribute and sell a product or idea; consumer behavioral patterns; strategy, planning, forecasting, and evaluation of the marketing process. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring, and in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070, BSAD C100, CSCI C101.

This course introduces students to the principles of project management. Topics include project management theory and project initiation, planning, and implementation. Additionally, techniques for selection, monitoring, and controlling are introduced. Students make extensive use of project management software to track resources, tasks, and milestones. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Data Analyst I certificate and the Management certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSAD C100, CSCI C101, ENGL C070, MATH C050.

This course uses computer applications and critical thinking skills to solve realworld business problems. Students integrate the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, add-in software, and Internet resources to manage data to solve problems. Emphasis is placed on the use of software tools and analysis and modeling techniques to manage and manipulate data sources for decision making. The course assumes prior successful experience with and knowledge of individual Microsoft Office computer applications programs. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Data Analyst I certificate and the Management certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course covers the formal organization, its environment and structure. Elements of planning, decision making, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling, and evaluating are covered. Case studies, competency (experiential) exercises, and projects are used to develop managerial skills. This course is a “capstone” for business career students. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring, and in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree and the Management certificate and degree.

Advisory: MATH C040.

This course provides practice with a wide range of mathematical procedures used in various business applications. Students perform calculations both manually and using a calculator to solve problems in accounting, retail, finance, and taxation. Learners are required to access a printing calculator with features including round off/up key, decimal selector for 0 through 6 plus float memory keys and 10-12 digit keyboard. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate, the Business Office Technology certificate and degree, and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: BSOT C070, MATH C040.

This course covers basic accounting concepts and procedures that are required to complete an accounting cycle. Account types, (assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, expenses) as well as procedures for bank reconciliations, petty cash, and payroll are introduced. Learners complete business transactions from day-to-day economic activities to closing entries and the preparation of year end documents such as a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of owner's equity. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C040.

This course provides the learner with a survey of skills and topics covered in the Business Office Technology Program certificates and degree program. Business English, an orientation to industry standard office software, entry level office procedures such as the role of a business information professional, the workplace environment, workplace communication, ethics, customer focus, and teamwork are covered. The focus is an introduction to skills that are relevant to success as an office clerk, administrative assistant, or office manager. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate, the Business Office Technology certificate and degree, and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C040.

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide basic understanding of word processing concepts using Microsoft Word. Learners create, edit, and format documents including business letters, multiple-page reports, newsletters, and cover letters. Mail merge and desktop publishing are also introduced. This course begins preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam for Microsoft Word. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Medical Assistant certificate, the Business Office Technology certificate and degree, the Medical Assisting degree, and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C040.

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide a basic understanding of spreadsheets. Spreadsheet design, creation, revision, formatting and printing are covered. The learner creates basic sales or expense reports, family budgets and basic business related spreadsheet documents using Microsoft Excel features and functions. This course begins preparation for the Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam for Excel. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Medical Assistant certificate, the Business Office Technology certificate and degree, the Medical Assisting degree, and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C040.

This hands-on computer course provides a beginning understanding of the Microsoft Access database management program. Fundamental relational database design and management as well as building and editing basic tables, forms, queries, and reports are introduced. This course begins preparation for the core level Microsoft Access Office Specialist certification exam. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C070.

This is a hands-on microcomputer course designed to provide basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics to be covered include planning, creating, editing, viewing, and printing PowerPoint presentations. This course prepares the student to take the core level Microsoft PowerPoint Office Users Specialist certification exam. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C070.

This course introduces students to personal management software integrating electronic mail, contact information, task features, a journal, and scheduling with the calendar functions using Microsoft Outlook. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: CSCI C070, ENGL C040.

Learners are introduced to a computer keyboard with an emphasis on learning and building correct touch typing techniques for alphanumeric, symbol, and punctuation keys. A foundation for keyboarding speed and accuracy is developed and proofreader's marks are introduced. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: BSOT C131, ENGL C040.

Learners in this course build on a basic keyboarding foundation with correct touch typing techniques, including alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keyboarding as well as 10- Key numeric keypad. Skill-building includes introductory formatting of documents using Microsoft Word. Successful completion of this class results in minimum keyboarding speed of 30 wpm net on a three minute timed writing. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSOT C132

Learners in this course build on an intermediate keyboarding foundation with correct touch typing techniques, including alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keyboarding as well as 10-Key numeric keypad. Skill-building includes formatting of documents and individualized remedial drills. Successful completion of this class results in minimum net keyboarding speed of 45 wpm on a five-minute timed writing. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: CSCI C070.

This is a hands-on microcomputer course designed to provide basic understanding of Adobe Acrobat. Topics include creating portable document files (PDF), working with PDF files, as well as annotation and editing of files. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSOT C121.

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide an intermediate understanding of word processing concepts using Microsoft Word. Learners create, edit, and format documents including a business plan, form letters, mailing labels, and learn how to collaborate with others on the creation of complex documents. Features of templates, outlines, mail merge, and online distribution of web based documents are also included. This course continues preparation for the Microsoft Office Application Specialist certification exam for Microsoft Word. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSOT C123, ENGL C040.

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide an intermediate understanding of spreadsheets. Learn how to analyze data through list management, using Autofilter, sort and pivot table features. Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, and then create a shared workbook, resolve conflicts, and track changes. Finally, plan and prepare an application using Excel's data validation feature and button creation using macros. This course completes topics required in preparation for Microsoft Application Specialist exam for Excel. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSOT C070, C100, C132. Advisory: BSOT C127, C153, C161.

This course is designed to integrate and refine office skills. Students gain skills in communication, information processing, time management, ethics, records management, administrative procedures, customer service, and job searches. The course covers all aspects of the modern workplace, including team work, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: BSOT C125, ENGL C040.

This hands-on computer course provides an intermediate understanding of the Microsoft Access database management program. Advanced queries, table design, custom forms and reports are covered along with integrating Access with the web and other programs. This course continues the study of skills required to prepare for the Microsoft Application Specialist exam for Access. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Administrative Office Assistant certificate and the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSOT C151

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of word processing concepts using Microsoft Word. Learners create a document template, apply advanced word processing features, import and run Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros, create an onscreen forms and calculations with advanced table techniques, record macros, and work with long documents and subdocuments. This course completes preparation for the Microsoft Office Application Specialist certification exam for Microsoft Word. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSOT C153

This hands-on computer course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Data Tables, Scenario Management, using Solver, importing and exporting data, enhancing with Visual Basic for applications and modifying Excel default settings are covered. This course completes preparation for the Microsoft Application Specialist certification exam for Excel. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: BSOT C155. Advisory: ENGL C040

This hands-on computer course provides an advanced understanding of Microsoft Access. Action queries, table relationship properties, and automating tasks with macros are covered. Visual Basic for Applications is introduced to enhance database construction and functionality. Managing with replication and synchronization as well securing with the user level Security Wizard is included. This course completes the study of skills required to prepare for the Microsoft Application Specialist exam for Access. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Business Office Technology certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C040.

This course is designed for those with little or no computer experience. Learners practice file management, email, instant messaging, Internet browsing and searching. This course includes a brief introduction to industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation application programs. Computer terminology and identification of fundamental hardware and software applications is introduced. 9 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course required for the Administrative Medical Assisting certificate, Business Office Technology certificate and degree, the Clinical Medical Assisting certificate, the Human Services certificate and degree, the Industrial Technology certificate and degree, the Medical Assisting degree, and the Office Clerk certificate.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course is an examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus is on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Students develop computer-based solutions to business problems. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes in Fall of even years.

Course required for the Business certificate and degree, Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, the Information Technology Plus certificate, the Management certificate and degree, the Web Fundamentals certificate, and the Web Professional certificate and degree. Course may be used for the Business Administration transfer degree.

Advisory: CSCI C101.

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional are introduced. This course prepares students for the CompTIA's A+ certification exam. 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, and the Information Technology Plus certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C142 or 1 year equivalent building and/or maintaining computer systems which includes setting up equipment, installing software and repairing. Additional experience in setting up computers on a network is needed.

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It uses the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. This course prepares students for the current version of CompTIA's Network+ certification exam. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, and the Information Technology Plus certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C101 and C142 or 2 years equivalent experience in the Information Technology field.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational Cybersecurity and Risk Management. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, and the Information Technology Plus certificate.

Advisory: CSCI C101, CSCI C143, CSCI C146.

This course introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students are introduced to the concepts, principles, and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network within the context of properly securing a network. The course emphasizes network attack methodologies with the emphasis on student use of network attack techniques and tools and appropriate defenses and countermeasures. Students receive course content information through a variety of methods: lecture and demonstration of hacking tools are used in addition to a virtual environment. Students experience a hands-on practical approach to penetration testing measures and ethical hacking. 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Cyber Security certificate and degree.

Advisory: CSCI C101, CSCI C143.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. Topics include environmental issues; disaster recovery and physical / software security procedures; industry terminology and concepts; server roles / specializations; and interaction within the overall computing environment. This course prepares students for the current version of CompTIA's Server+ certification exam. 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Cyber Security certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: CSCI C101. Advisory CSCI C143, CSCI C146.

The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution in particular, in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf packages. 45 hours lecture/27 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Cyber Security certificate and degree.

Advisory: CSCI C101.

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and models of application development including the basic concepts of program design, data structures, programming, problem solving, programming logic, and fundamental design techniques for event-driven programs. Students receive hands-on experience with a modern application programming language and development platform. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, and the Data Analyst I certificate. Course may be used for the Mathematics transfer degree and the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree.

Prerequisite: MATH C055. Advisory: CSCI C101

This course explores topics that provide students with a foundation in computer science. This course covers the fundamental issues of algorithms, computer organization, software, computational theory, fundamental object oriented programming and social and ethical issues of computing. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: CSCI C252. Advisory: MATH C151.

This course follows the Introduction to Computer Science course with a focus on object oriented programming and design. A greater emphasis is placed on abstraction and using programming to solve a wide range of problems. Intermediate data structures are also addressed including trees, graphs, stacks, queues and linked lists. Students learn how to use the program development life cycle to design, code, and test programs. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree.

Prerequisite: CSCI C252

This course covers mathematical topics essential for work in computer science, including number bases, mathematical induction, sets, functions, recursion, probability, graphs, trees, logic, Boolean algebra, and proof techniques. 54 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree.

Advisory: CSCI C252.

This course covers basic hardware and software structure; I/O and main memory organization; internal representation of data; addressing methods; program control; microprocessors and multiprocessors, and RISC architectures. There is some assembly language programming. 54 hours lecture.

Prerequisite: CSCI C252 or CSCI C251

This course is an introduction to C++ object-oriented programming, including fundamentals, logic, algorithm development, classes, functions and inheritance. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: CSCI C101, MATH C055

This course is designed to introduce techniques and principles of problem solving using computer systems with the Java computer programming language. The development of applications and applets with Java is covered using object-oriented programming techniques. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree.

Advisory: CSCI C101, ENGL C070.

This course provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying their structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database using an industrial-strength database management system. The course also covers basic database administration tasks and key concepts of data quality and data security. In addition to developing database applications, the course helps the students understand how large-scale packaged systems are highly dependent on the use of Database Management Systems (DBMSs). Building on the transactional database understanding, the course provides an introduction to data and information management technologies that provide decision support capabilities under the broad business intelligence umbrella. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree and the Data Analyst I certificate.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course provides beginning through intermediate concepts in digital media. Topics covered include image editing and enhancing, original creation of composite images from photographs and artwork, drawing and painting original digital artwork, and the creation of web graphics. Students incorporate basic design principles in their digital photographs and compositions. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Web Professional certificate and degree and the Web Fundamentals certificate.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course enables students to develop computer illustration and design skills through visual design exercises and projects, including logos and marks, technical and creative illustrations, package designs, and simple graphic communications. Students develop an awareness of various illustrative style and genre. Students also develop proficiency through the intermediate level in the use of vector drawing application, Adobe Illustrator. No prior knowledge of the software is required. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C040.

This entry-level course provides students with the skills to create web pages in hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS) using a text editor. This course emphasizes current web standards which include code validation, semantics, and separating content from style. Micro formats and modern web trends are also discussed. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Web Professional certificate and degree and the Web Fundamentals certificate.

Advisory: DMA C111.

This course introduces students to user-centered design. Topics include web content accessibility, usability, and interaction design. Analysis of intended audience is carefully considered. Students also use several software tools from the Adobe Creative Cloud for rapid prototyping. Students should be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) upon enrolling in this course. 54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Web Professional certificate and degree and the Web Fundamentals certificate. Course may be used as a general education course.

Advisory: DMA C102, DMA C111.

In this course, students develop an understanding of graphic design periods and styles, and they apply principles of design, color theory, and typography to web page designs. Students develop intermediate proficiency in Adobe Dreamweaver. Students also acquire skills in customizing WordPress themes. Students should be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and digital imaging in order to be successful in this class. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Web Fundamentals certificate and may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: DMA C111, DMA C211.

This course provides students with the skills to develop content for mobile devices using Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5). Particular emphasis is given to designing for small screens, including interface design, usability, and aesthetic style. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

This course introduces digital video production techniques including: single camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and scriptwriting, and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital camcorders, lighting and sound equipment; post-production digital editing suites; concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing, including organization of the editing process; and working timeline and audio editing, with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of video editing.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENCL C070.

This course provides students with a foundation in market analysis, business administration, sales and marketing, management, customer service, product or service development, and financial planning. The course also provides students with an understanding of legal, tax, regulatory, and security issues that apply to e-commerce. Students develop a business concept and create a functioning e-commerce website. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: DMA C111, MATH C050.

This course provides students with the skills to create interactive web pages with JavaScript. Students learn principles of the JavaScript language. Practical application of JavaScript includes navigation rollover effects, manipulating windows, manipulating form data, validating forms, and creating drop down menus. Students must be proficient in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to be successful in this class. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required the Web Fundamentals certificate and may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: DMA C211.

This course provides students with the skills to create dynamic web pages with PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) and Structured Query Language (MySQL). Practical applications of PHP include web form data processing and work with MySQL databases using sessions. Students must have existing proficiency in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and have an understanding of basic programming concepts to be successful in this class. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Advisory: DMA C211

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of web site and web application development using Python. Students learn basic programming concepts such as variables, objects, conditionals, data types, iteration, functions, containers, expressions, and string methods in a desktop environment. Students then apply that knowledge to gain experience using web services and creating a web page with Python. Students must have existing proficiency in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and have an understanding of basic programming concepts to be successful in this class.

Course may be used for the Web Professional certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: DMA C111.

This is a course in web site or application project planning and production. Students work in teams to design and complete a commercial project. Students develop an understanding of team roles, workflow, budgeting, and legal and technical considerations for completing a project. This is the capstone course and should be taken in the last semester of the program. Ideally, all courses in the Web Design or Web Development option should be previously completed or taken concurrently with this course. 36 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Web Professional certificate and degree

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course introduces students to the field of paralegal studies and examines the role of the paralegal in the legal profession. Students complete practical exercises designed to acquaint them with the varied procedures carried out by paralegals in a typical law practice. Research and case analysis are used to familiarize the student with the various types of law and legal documents. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Advisory: ENGL C070, LIBR C100.

This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to properly complete legal research. The class examines both primary and secondary sources. Students learn to use correct citation form and complete several research assignments. There is also emphasis on researching Federal and state law using both Internet sources and electronic databases. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112. Advisory: ENGL C070

This course focuses on the principles of drafting legal documents and the fundamentals of legal analysis. Students practice writing legal memorandums, court briefs, and correspondence. Students also learn the tools and elements of legal analysis including statutory analysis, case law briefs, issue identification, and counter-analysis. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course prepares the paralegal student for the litigation process and the rules that guide that process. Students learn the steps involved in bringing a civil suit to trial and the development of the case to the appellate process. They also examine the process of discovery and the preparation of a pleading. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C130

This course continues the preparation of the paralegal student for the litigation process and the rules that guide that process. Advanced topics to be covered include motions alternative dispute resolution, appeals, and judgments. Additionally, students learn the procedures of a civil case in the state of California. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C101. Advisory: ENGL C070

This course prepares students to manage and operate a professional law office. Students practice skills used in managing clients, the calendar, the filing system, and the law library. Other topics include ethics, marketing billing, and office layout. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C101

This course in legal ethics prepares students to understand complex concepts of legal careers because all legal professionals are required to act with the same professional care as attorneys. Legal ethics provides a thorough and substantive analysis of the major principles that affect how the practice of law is regulated. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Advisory: PARA C130 or PARA C140.

This is a dynamic introduction to legal forms used to initiate California and Federal Civil actions. The course introduces and follows the latest legal form formats of California and the Federal District Courts that are available through the publisher's legal form text book, legal form software CD, or online court form websites. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course required for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of bankruptcy law and prepares the student to assist in the bankruptcy process. Students will learn the origins of bankruptcy, types of bankruptcy, common forms used, bankruptcy court procedures and how to research bankruptcy laws. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of probate law and prepares the student to assist in the administration of an estate. Topics to be covered include wills, conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, estate planning and taxation of estates. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of criminal law and procedure that prepares the student to assist in preparation of defense or prosecution of criminal defendants while adhering to U.S. Constitutional safeguards for a defendant. Students learn all aspects of a trial from the development of the case to the appellate process and the procedures of the criminal justice system. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of family law. Students examine the legal principles that define relationships, rights and duties within family. The course includes the history of family law and how it has evolved over the last several decades. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course reviews the practice of tort law. Students are introduced to tort liability issues such as assault and battery, negligence, malpractice, product liability, and defamation. The class provides practice with common documents and procedures used in personal injury and other tort cases. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only in Fall of even years.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of real property law and prepares the student to assist in real estate transactions. Topics to be covered include ownership rules, determination of title, acquisition and transfer of property, financing, and taxation. 36 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Prerequisite: PARA C112

This course examines the field of workers' compensation law and prepares the student to assist in torts resulting from work injuries. Topics to be covered include compensation principles, employer-employee relationship, work injuries and accidents and the workers' compensation system. 36 hours lecture.

Course may be used for the Paralegal Studies certificate and degree.

Kern Community College District