Laney College

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department provides students with the computer skills necessary to find employment, and the analytic and technical knowledge necessary to progress to four-year institutions. The CIS Department at Laney College offers courses in computer programming languages and systems that are transferable and articulated with UC and CSU schools (check with for more information). Also offered are technical courses and programs that are in high-demand areas of software and systems design, development and applications.

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 77A - Networking Architecture I - 4 units

Introduction to current and emerging network architecture technology: Safety, network terminology, protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSi model, cabling options, routers, and topologies.

CIS 79A - Introduction to Application Design in Android - 3 units

Recommended preparation: CIS 25 or 36A
Introduction to application design and development for Android operating system mobile devices: Android SDK for creating applications; crafting User Interfaces (UIs); creating locationbased applications; and access to web services.

CIS 79B - Advanced Application Design in Android- 3 units

Prerequisite(s): CIS 79A or 138
Advanced application design and development for Android operating system mobile devices: Complex application features such as animation, services, sensors, multi-threading, content provider; advanced debugging; program apps using touch screen events and gestures; and telephony.

CIS 81 - Systems Analysis with UML - 3 units

Prerequisite(s): CIS 25 or 36A or 62
Principles of systems analysis: Techniques of analysis and design emphasizing UML in software requirements analysis, and the design and documentation phase of software development; utilizing life cycle of systems design, iterative, and waterfall development processes, object-oriented analysis and design.

CIS 98 - Database Programming with SQL - 4 units

Prerequisite(s): CIS 6 or 25 or 36A or 61
Programming in database management systems using SQL: DML (Data Manipulation Language) and DQL (Data Query Language) features; database program design, programming structures, strategies, and techniques.

CIS 99 - Database Administration with SQL - 4 units

Prerequisite(s): CIS 6 or 61
Design, implementation, and maintenance of relational databases using SQL: DDL (Structured Query Language/Data Definition Language) features; analysis of user requirements; modeling and designing tables, building and maintaining tables, granting privileges; security and recover planning.


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