CIS 181-Principles of Information Systems
CIS has revamped its implementation of the CIS 181 course by adopting state-of-the-art course materials from Prentice-Hall Publishers. As part of this project, the software development component of the course has been tailored to business students with a custom-published introduction to Visual Basic programming. This CSU-transferable course provides a comprehensive introduction to computer systems and concepts.
CIS 182- Fluency with Information Technology
CIS has recently added the CIS 182 course to its curriculum specifically targeting UCSD transfer students who have to take a Computer Science course. This course is equivalent to CSE 3-Fluency in Information Technology at UCSD. Once articulation is approved by the UC system, this course will help UC transfer students complete more of their prerequisites at Mesa College.
CIS 187-Data Structures and Object-Orientation
Another UCSD transfer course in the making is CIS 187, targeted to articulate with CSE 12-Basic Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design at UCSD and other similar courses at four-year institutions. At the same time, this course will be a major enhancement of Mesa's own CIS programs (Certificate and Associate's).
CIS 193-Software Engineering with C# I
This new software programming course (available as of Summer 2005) provides instruction in developing software solutions using Microsoft's new C# ("Cee-Sharp") object-oriented programming language.
Regional Information Systems Security Center
This new project is a collaboration with Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA (MT SAC) and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CalPoly) to develop a program in IT and IS security. Another local partner in this project is National University.