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Computer Information Systems
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program


Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Robert Buroker
: 503-491-6019 - Room AC 2779
Robert.Buroker@mhcc.edu

Jack Fassel: 503-491-7672 - Room AC 2775
Jack.Fassel@mhcc.edu

Gary DeRoest: 503-491-7339 - Room AC 2781
Gary.DeRoest@mhcc.edu

Dr. Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 - Room AC 2776
Wayne.Machuca@mhcc.edu

Paul Morris: 503-491-7303 - Room AC 2778
Paul.Morris@mhcc.edu

Dr. David Todd: 503-491-7198 Room AC2668
David.Todd@mhcc.edu

Begin your pathway to a successful career in Computer Information Systems at Mt. Hood Community College. This program is appropriate for people who are beginning their information technology career, as well as people who want to become more productive in their existing professions. You can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a specialized certificate, or get training in one of the following areas:

  • Database Development (Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL SERVER)
  • Information Technology (computer forensics, technical specialist, help desk, etc.)
  • Network and Operating Systems Management (CISCO, Windows, Linux, Novell, etc.)
  • Web Management/Webmaster (Dreamweaver, HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL and more)

According to the Oregon Employment Department’s statewide employment analysis, “high tech is a key industry for Oregon’s economy. It’s rapid growth during the 1990s enhanced Oregon’s ability to compete in the global high-tech economy.”

Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ComputerWorld, and Yahoo! Hot Jobs have included CIS careers as having the greatest growth in the nation.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Appraise computer equipment and peripherals characteristically used in a business environment
  • Explain ethical, legal, and societal implications inherent in information technology including the historical context of modern computing.
  • Describe and demonstrate the functions and features of current operating systems
  • Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database) to effectively communicate in a professional business setting
  • Demonstrate ability to research business and employment information using published materials, electronic media, databases, and the Internet
  • Demonstrate organizational communication skills, both oral and written, through effective use of technological tools
  • Prepare an effective e-portfolio for a career search
  • Apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems
  • Work collaboratively to share information, resolve conflict and make decisions
  • Prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment
  • Demonstrate skills that meet industry standards and certification requirements in the use of system hardware, operating systems technologies, and application systems

Specific program and class information can be obtained by calling the Computer Information Systems Department at 503-491-7515, or visit our web site at www.mhcc.edu/programs.

First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CiS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II
(or higher)1
4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheets 3
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensic II 3
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS140W Windows Operating System 2
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3 3
15
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
CIS197WAA Web Authoring: Applications 3
CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
WR121 English Composition 4
13
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
CIS225 Computer End-User Support I 4
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
  Electives in CIS2 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
CIS297 Capstone Project Development 4
WE280CAD Cooperative Education Internship 3 4
  Electives in CIS2 6
14
  Total Credits 90

1 Students intending to transfer must take MTH111, Pre-Calculus I: Elementrary Functions or above, excluding MTH 211. Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
2 Electives include any CIS, CS or ISTM courses other than those required in the program.
3Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information


Computer Information Systems: Database Development
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Jack Fassel: 503-491-7672 - Room AC 2775
Jack.Fassel@mhcc.edu

A database is the fundamental component of information systems. After a database has been designed and implemented, the database needs constant maintenance through the creation of applications. These applications are created by trained individuals called developers who translate information requirements into working objects that permit a sharing of data while insuring data integrity and security.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Obtain certification as an Oracle Certified Associate Developer (OCA)
  • Prepare and present data per system/user requirements including but not limited to web access
  • Build and manage a simple database using SQL Server
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry (or higher)1 5
18
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheet 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
16
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3 and CSS3 3
SP218 Interpersonal Communication 3
WR121 English Composition 4
16
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS276 SQL 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
  Electives in CIS2 3-4
16-17
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
CIS277 PL/SQL Developer OCA 4
WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship3 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
  Electives in CIS2 3-4
14-15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
CIS277BI Oracle Business Intelligence 4
CIS277S SQL Server 4
CIS297 Capstone Project Development 4
  Electives in CIS2 3-4
15-16
  Total Credits 95-98

1 Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
2 Elective may include any course with a CIS/CS prefix other than those required in this curriculum.
3Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.


Computer Information Systems- Database Development
Certificate

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Jack Fassel: 503-491-7672 - Room AC 2775
Jack.Fassel@mhcc.edu

The Database Development Certificate presents specific topics necessary for individuals to become an “Oracle PL/SQL Development Certified Associate” (OCA). This OCA provides a solid first step for a career as a relational database programming team member.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Obtain certification as an Oracle Certified Associate Developer (OCA)
  • Build and manage a simple database using SQL Server
First Quarter (Summer) Cr
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS125SS Spreadsheet 3
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
14
Second Quarter (Fall)
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS276 SQL 4
  CIS Elective1   3-4
14-15
Third Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS277 PL/SQL Developer OCA 4
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry
(or higher)2
5
13

Fourth Quarter (Spring)

CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS3 3
CIS277 PL/SQL Developer OCA 4
CIS277S SQL Server 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  CIS Elective1 3-4
14-15
  Total Credits 54-57

This Certificate program easily transfers into the Computer Information Systems AAS Degree.

1 Elective may include any course with a CIS or ISTM prefix not included in this curriculum.
2Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.


Computer Information Systems: Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Robert Buroker: 503-491-6019 - Room AC 2779
Robert.Buroker@mhcc.edu

This purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry level technical positions in computer information systems installation, maintenance, and support. Concentration material includes training in computer forensics, security and recovery, and software installation and upgrades.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify common hardware issues and apply repairs as appropriate
  • Compare and contrast various industry standard software tools
  • Prioritize repair solutions for data recovery
  • Participate in hands-on hardware repair projects
  • Appraise various current virus protection software needs and recommend customizable solutions
  • Facilitate various technical components to promote a stable computer environment
  • Evaluate diverse customer technical issues, and apply or direct to appropriate solutions
  • Investigate systems using forensic hardware and software tools to reveal potential legal or corporate policy violations
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
BA101 Introduction to Business or any business management course 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
17
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheets 3
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
14
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS140W Windows Operating System 2
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3 3
WR121 English Composition 4
15
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
  Electives in CIS2 6
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II 3
CIS225 Computer End-User Support I 4
CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
14
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
CIS145C Computer Maintenance and Forensics III 3
CIS297 Capstone Project Development 4
WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship3 4
  Electives in CIS2 6
17
  Total Credits 92

1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2Electives include any CIS/CS courses other than those required in the program or ISTM183A.
3Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.


Computer Information Systems - Information Technology
Certificate

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Robert Buroker: 503-491-6019 - Room AC 2779
Robert.Buroker@mhcc.edu

For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.

The Information Technology Certificate program prepares students for work in Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) industries. Career positions in information and system management are waiting for motivated, talented, and qualified people trained in system troubleshooting, maintenance, and analysis. This certificate program will teach you how to plan and assist in determining what the next computer system, software application, or network would best meet corporate requirements.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Provide fundamental computer and network maintenance
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS151

Network Fundamentals

4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
13
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS125SS Spreadsheets 3
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS225 Computer End-User Support I 4
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS140W Windows Operating Systems 2
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics III 3
WR121 English Composition 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
15
 Total Credits 45

This Certificate program easily transfers into the Computer Information Systems AAS degree.

1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.


Computer Information Systems: Networks and Operating Systems
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

MHCC Faculty Adviser

OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Gary DeRoest: 503-491-7339 - Room AC 2781
Gary.DeRoest@mhcc.edu

NETWORKS:
Paul Morris: 503-491-7303 - Room AC 2778
Paul.Morris@mhcc.edu

Communication is the name of the game in today’s flattening global marketplace, and computer network systems make that communication possible. As a result, trained professionals are increasingly in demand to protect and build smart and secure networks. MHCC’s Networking and Operating Systems AAS degree program covers the various systems, hardware, applications, and software programs that go into networked computers. Courses in this program cover monitoring network performance, installing and configuring systems, and maintaining network security.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate the functions and features of current operating systems
  • Demonstrate proficiency in common industry software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database) to effectively communicate in a professional business setting
  • Demonstrate ability to research business and employment information using published materials, electronic media, databases, and the Internet
  • Demonstrate organizational communication skills, both oral and written, through effective use of technological tools
  • Prepare an effective e-portfolio which documents a students academic and experiential foundations suitable for use with an employment or continuing education application
  • Apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems
  • Work collaboratively to share information, resolve conflict and make decisions
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows based desktop and network operating systems
  • Prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment
  • Configure commonly used network operating system services such as authentication, file and Web services
  • Synthesize addressing mechanisms for computer networks
  • Prepare an enterprise-network security plan that meets or exceeds the current vulnerability or threats attacking networks
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheets 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS152 Fundamentals of Routing Theory and Technology 4
15
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS153 Intermediate Routing and Switching 4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
  Electives in CIS2 3
17
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
CIS140W Windows Operating System 2
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML and CSS3 3
CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis 3
CIS279S Windows Server OS 4
CIS288 WANs Theory and Technologies 3
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS279A Novell Systems Management 3
CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  Electives in CIS3 3
17
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
CIS284NS Network Security Fundamentals 4
CIS297 Capstone Project Development 4
WE280CA_ Cooperative Education Internship2 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
15
 Total Credits 95

1 Students intending to transfer must take MTH111, Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
2 Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.
3Electives include any course with a CIS, CS or ISTM prefix not included in this curriculum.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.


Computer Information Systems - Networks and Operating Systems
Certificate

MHCC Faculty Advisers

OPERATING SYSTEMS:
Gary DeRoest: 503-491-7339 - Room AC 2781
Gary.DeRoest@mhcc.edu

NETWORKS:
Paul Morris: 503-491-7303 - Room AC 2778
Paul.Morris@mhcc.edu

MHCC’s Network Systems Management certificate program prepares students for work in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Jobs in computer networking and system administration are waiting for qualified and motivated individuals. This program will teach you the underlying networking concepts and theory, how to administer and troubleshoot the network infrastructure, how to set up and manage network operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server, Novell NetWare, and Linux, and how to control network security. One-year certificate and two-year degree options are available.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate the functions and features of current operating systems
  • Demonstrate ability to research business and employment information using published materials, electronic media, databases and the Internet
  • Demonstrate organizational communication skills, both oral and written, through effective use of technological tools
  • Apply critical thinking skills during the problem solving process to address organizational and technical problems
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows based desktop and network operating systems
  • Prepare a comprehensive plan for implementing a LAN (local area network) in a small business environment
  • Configure commonly used network operating system services such as authentication, file and Web services
  • Synthesize addressing mechanisms for computer networks
  • Prepare an enterprise-network security plan that meets or exceeds the current vulnerability or threats attacking networks
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
WR121 English Composition 4
15
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS152 Fundamentals of Routing Theory and Technology 4
CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1‡ 4
16
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS140W Windows Operating Systems 2
CIS153 Intermediate Routing and Switching 4
CIS284NS Network Security Fundamentals 4
CIS279S Windows Server OS 4
14
 Total Credits 45

This Certificate program easily transfers into the Computer Information Systems: Networks and Operating Systems AAS degree.

1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.


Computer Information Systems: Web Management/Webmaster
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 Room AC2776
Wayne.Machuca@mhcc.edu

The Web Management option builds on the core CIS degree program to provide training in intermediate web page creation, website management, entrepreneurship, and client communications using current and proven techniques and taking advantage of current web page software and technology. Students in this program will be exposed to current web creation software such as Adobe Creative Suite, will create interactive websites using various scripting techniques, and produce dynamic sites using server-side programming and database products.

By using a blend of creative and programmatic techniques, students successfully completing this program should have access to web creation careers as diverse as independent through intermediate web programmer positions.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze a client’s website needs and propose appropriate solutions
  • Design and defend a website concept
  • Create from scratch a typical five-page website specific to a client’s particular need
  • Design and implement basic scripting code to add interactive functionality to a web page
  • Design and implement a form to collect data and transmit it to a server or email
  • Design appropriate server-side programming techniques to capture data from a website
  • Create various imagery and graphical effects using current image manipulation software to enhance the presentation of a web page
  • Understand advances in web technology especially in Social Networking and how future trends will affect client needs
  • Design websites to accommodate the requirements and limitations of changing computing platforms
  • Design websites to take advantage of basic search engine optimization techniques
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS100 Computer Careers Exploration 1
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML5 and CSS3 3
CIS197WAG Web Authoring: Graphics and Animation 3
15
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheets 3
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS197WAA Web Authoring: Applications 3
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
CIS197XML Web Authoring: XML 4
15
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis 3
CIS276 SQL 4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
  Electives in CIS2 3-4
17-18
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II 3
CIS197CSP Web Authoring: Client-Side Programming 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
WR121 English Composition 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
16
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
CIS140W Windows Operating System 2
CIS295CMS

Web Development: Content Management Systems

4
CIS297 Capstone Project Development 4
WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship3 4
  Electives in CIS2 3-4
17-18
  Total Credits 96-98

1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2Electives include any CIS, CS or ISTM courses other than those required in the program, BA150 and BA250.
3 Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total four credits.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.


Computer Information Systems - Web Management/WebMaster
Certificate

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 Room AC2776
Wayne.Machuca@mhcc.edu

For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.

The WebMaster Certificate Program provides students with a foundation that will help them be successful in creating dynamic web sites for a variety of companies. The program prepares individuals to design and publish images, graphics, sound and other multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Tools such as HTML, XML, and JavaScript, along with other graphics applications are incorporated into the program. Designing, developing and maintaining web sites are central components of this program as well as emerging web technologies and e-commerce tools.

First Quarter (Fall) Cr
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197HTM

Web Authoring: HTML and CSS 3

3
CIS197WAG

Web Authoring: Graphics and Animation

3
13
Second Quarter (Winter)
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS197CSP Web Authoring: Client-Side Programming 3
CIS197WAA Web Authoring: Applications 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace or
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1‡ 4
     
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CIS197XML

Web Authoring: XML

4
CIS295CMS

Web Development: Content Management Systems

4
WR121 English Composition 4
16
  Total Credits 46

1Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)

This Certificate program easily transfers into the Computer Information Systems - Web Management / Webmaster AAS Degree.


Computer Information Systems: Health Informatics
State-Wide Associate of Applied Science Degree

MHCC Faculty Advisers
Dr. Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 Room AC 2783
Wayne.Machuca@mhcc.edu

The Health Informatics program is designed to educate students to fill roles that will facilitate the implementation and support of an electronic healthcare system. Anticipated growth in the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems is expected to result in a dramatic increase in demand for health IT professionals in the next few years. Estimates based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Education, and independent studies indicate a shortfall over the next five years of approximately 50,000 qualified health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems. This program will train students for jobs as implementation support specialists, implementation managers, and technical/software support staff and trainers.

The curriculum consists of theoretical and hands-on classes. The lecture courses focus on the concepts of using electronic health records, theoretical design principles, and installation and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). The curriculum also includes material on clinical decision support systems, health management information systems, workflow analysis, and vendor-specific systems. The laboratory component will include working with an electronic health care record system. This program uses the Veterans’ Administration’s Vista as the education software system in the laboratory courses.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Execute implementation project plans, by installing hardware (as needed) and configuring software to meet practice needs
  • Incorporate usability principles into software configuration and implementation
  • Test the software against performance specifications
  • Interact with the vendors as needed to rectify technical problems that occur during the deployment process
  • Proactively identify software or hardware incompatibilities
  • Assist the practice in identifying a data back-up and recovery solution, and ensure the solution is effective
  • Ensure that the mechanism for hardware/software recovery (e.g., data backup or redundant systems) and related capabilities are appropriately implemented to minimize system downtime
  • Ensure that privacy and security functions are appropriately configured and activated in hardware and software
  • Document IT problems and evaluate the effectiveness of problem resolution
  • Assist end users with the execution of audits
  • Interact with end users to diagnose IT problems and implement solutions
  • Document IT problems and evaluate the effectiveness of problem resolution
  • Support systems security and standards
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
HI106 Health Management Information Systems 3
AH110 Medical Language for Healthcare Settings 2
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
CIS151 Network Fundamentals 4
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML5 and CSS3 3
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
HI107 Working with Health IT Systems 3
CIS122 Computer Concepts III 4
CIS125SS Spreadsheet 3
CIS125WP Word Processing 3
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
HI110 Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign 3
CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
CIS195 Web Development I 3
CIS197XML Web Authoring: XML 4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
16

Fourth Quarter (Fall)

HI108 Installation and Maintenance of Health IT Systems 3
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I 3
CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis 3
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
  Human relations requirement‡ 3-4
16-17

Fifth Quarter (Winter)

CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II 3
CIS197CSP Web Authoring: Client-Side Programming 3
CIS225 Computer End-User Support I 4
CIS276 SQL 4
CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security 4
18
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
HI114 Vendor-Specific Systems 3
CIS140W Windows Operating Systems 2
CIS279S Windows Server OS 4
WR121 English Composition 4
  Related elective 3
16
 Total Credits 99-100

Note: Be advised that not all classes are offered every term. Please be sure to see an adviser for assistance when creating an educational plan

Related Electives Credits
CIS140U Unix/Linux System Management 3
CIS145C Computer Maintenance and Forensics III 3
CIS279A Novell System Management 3
WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship 3

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB or WE280CAC to total four credits

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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