College of Alameda

The CIS program at College of Alameda prepares you for entry-level business opportunities requiring the use of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and geographical information systems (GIS) programs. We offer beginning and advanced office application courses.  We are the only Peralta college to offer help desk (desktop support technician) courses and networking courses.

Available Courses

This course list provides an overview of courses per college course catalogs. Not all of the courses listed use NETLAB+. For complete information, please see the individual college website.

CIS 1 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems - 4 units

General nature of computer hardware, software and systems: Hands-on applications include introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation software, and a brief introduction to web browsing and e-mail.

CIS 201 - Introduction to Computer Hardware - 4 units

Introduction to computer hardware: Maintaining and
servicing computer equipment, fundamental concepts
and architecture, major computer subsystems and
peripheral devices, common computer problems,
troubleshooting techniques, repair procedures and
preventive maintenance; traditional, current and
emerging computer technologies.

CIS 224 - Introduction to the Internet - 1 unit

Introduction to the Internet for access to information
resources: Web browsers, web sites, web pages,
electronic mail, and skills relevant to participating in an
online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course.

CIS 226A - Desktop Support Technician I - 3 units

Windows Desktop applications: Configuring and
troubleshooting, access to resources, hardware devices,
desktop and user environments, and network services.

CIS 226B - Desktop Support Technician II - 3 units

Recommended preparation: CIS 1
Windows desktop support: Supporting users and troubleshooting applications.

CIS 23 - C# Programming - 4 units

C# programming: Basic unified modeling language (UML) notation in object-oriented software design and development using the C# programming language in a .Net environment; focus on the program structure, syntax, constructs and keywords of the C# programming language, concepts of intermediate languages (ILs), the common language runtime (CLR), and .Net standard data types.

CIS 25 - Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ - 4 units

Object-oriented methods of software development using C++: Design and implementation of objects, class construction and destruction, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.

CIS 6 - Introduction to Computer Programming - 5 units

Introduction to computer programming: Algorithm design, flow charting, and debugging; elements of good programming style. Course may be instructed in any programming language.


We are proud of our students!

Find out from your instructor
how to be featured in our
student successes