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Academic Programs

1. Certificate in Web Design I: CIP Code: 11.0801

Objective:

The objective of the Certificate in Web Design I is to provide a basic knowledge and skill for students to become professional web designers. The courses in this program will give students with hands-on exposure to cutting-edge web design software that will develop the students with the wide array of skills needed to create a complete website.

Certificate in Web Design I
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 120 Introduction to Web Design 4.5
CIS 175 HTML/CSS 4.5
CIS 180 Introduction to Dreamweaver 4.5
CIS 190 Graphic Design for the Web 1 4.5
Total Credits:
18

2. Certificate in Web Design II: CIP Code: 11.0801

Objective:

The objective of the Certificate in Web Design II is to provide a basic knowledge and skill for students to become professional web designers. The courses in this program will give students with hands-on exposure to cutting-edge web design software that will develop the students with the wide array of skills needed to create a complete website.

*Certificate in Web Design II
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 185 Introduction to Flash 4.5
CIS 195 Introduction to JavaScript 4.5
CIS 200 Introduction to InDesign 4.5
CIS 290 Graphic Design for the Web 2 4.5
Total Credits:
18

*Students are required to have completed all courses from Web Design I before pursuing a Certificate in Web Design II.

3. Certificate in Database Programs. CIP Code: 11.0802

Objective:

The purpose of the Certificate in Database Programs is to provide students an opportunity to learn the theoretical and practical foundation concepts of the relational database and SQL. The Oracle relational database security query language SQL Plus, set through the latest version of Oracle will be discussed. Students will learn to define database structure, construct database tables, set up constraints, make ad hoc queries and manipulate and access data from the database. This program will then re-enforce basic Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, focusing on advanced queries such as DECODE, CASE, CONNECT BY, START WITH, etc. Students will have opportunities to consolidate concepts, as well as develop complex SQL statements and PL/SQL programs.

Certificate in Database Programs
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 315 Oracle SQL 1 4.5
CIS 325 Oracle SQL 2 4.5
CIS 415 Oracls SQL/PL 1 4.5
CIS 425 Oracle SQL/PL 2 4.5
Total Credits:
18

4. Certificate in Microsoft Office: CIP Code: 11.0899

Objective:

The purpose of this program is to first give students an introduction and a working knowledge of computer basics, and the most commonly used MS Office applications –Word and PowerPoint. The advanced applications class will delve deeply into more advanced MS Office programs – Excel, Access, Publisher and Outlook. These courses are project oriented, with students required to produce projects using the following applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Publisher.

Certificate in Microsoft Office
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 105 Fundamentals of Microsoft Office 4.5
CIS 300 Advanced Applications in Microsoft Office 4.5
Total Credits:
9

5. Certificate in Executive Management: CIP Code: 52.0204

Objective:

The purpose of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to function better as managers through new acquired skills in motivation, delegation, training and development. The program is carefully designed and sequenced to emphasize the application of business concepts to the real world. It provides students with a solid foundation in functional areas of business and equips them with the necessary analytical and managerial skills.

Certificate in Executive Management
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EMC 101 Management Theory and Application 4.5
EMC 102 Organization Behavior and Development 4.5
EMC 103 Human Resource 4.5
EMC 104 Total Quality Management 4.5
EMC 105 Financial Management 4.5
EMC 106 Contract Management 4.5
Total Credits:
27

6. Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL) : CIP Code: 13.1401

Objective:

The purpose of this program is to able to enter English speaking schools, in addition to bettering their working environment through written and spoken English. The program is intended to sharpen the student’s skills through teaching, reading, writing and most importantly conversation. The program also focuses on teaching English for everyday situations and purposes related to work, social life, school and leisure. The underlying philosophy of the program is more rewarding, meaningful, and effective when language is used for authentic communication.

Certificate in ESL
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ESL 101 ESL Level I 4.5
ESL 102 ESL Level II 4.5
ESL 103 ESL Level III 4.5
ESL 104 ESL Level IV 4.5
ESL 105 ESL Level V 4.5
ESL 106 ESL Level VI 4.5
Total Credits:
27

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CIS 105 Fundamentals of Microsoft Office (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

TThis course will cover applications in Microsoft Office suite. Topics covered will include Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook. Students develop basic proficiency in using these applications through projects and exercises.

CIS 120 Introduction to Web Design (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the basic principles of web design through the use of Adobe Photoshop - a graphic designing and editing software. Students get hands-on experience in digital imaging which is an essential skill for various designing professions including web and graphic design, product design, advertising, marketing, publicity, photography and arts.

CIS 175 Introduction to HTML/CSS (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 120

This course aims at introducing students to the basics of Internet programming though scripting languages. Students will learn how to write HTML and CSS codes to create web sites that integrate their newly acquired programming skills.

CIS 180 Introduction to Dreamweaver (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

In this course students use Adobe Flash to create graphics and web animations. Students learn the basic concepts of vector animation and develop hands-on graphic design skills through creative projects.

CIS 185 Introduction to Flash (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 175

In this course, students further develop their skills in XHTML and CSS by using Adobe Dreamweaver to design and maintain web sites. This is a project oriented course in which students learn the coding environment used in the software to create websites and applications for various digital devices.

CIS 190 Graphic Design for the Web 1 (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 120

In this course students use Adobe Fireworks to develop graphical web site interfaces. Students hone their web designing skills by using the tools to design highly optimized interactive and creative screen graphics for the web and mobile devices.

CIS 195 JavaScript (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 120 & CIS 175

This course introduces students to JavaScript programming. Students will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript and will gain hands-on experience programming with JavaScript for various purposes, including web designing.

CIS 200 Introduction to InDesign (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

In this course students learn to use Adobe InDesign to design creative page layouts for print or digital distribution. Students learn to use creative tools that enable them to integrate interactivity as well as audiovisuals for computers and mobile devices.

CIS 290 Graphic Design for the Web 2 (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 190

In this course students use Adobe Illustrator to develop high definition graphics that can be printed or used on the web, computers, and mobile devices for marketing, advertising, and various other purposes.

CIS 300 Advanced Applications in Microsoft Office (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 105

This course will cover applications in Microsoft Office suite. Topics covered will include Excel and Access. Students develop advanced proficiency in using these applications through projects and exercises.

CIS 315 Oracle SQL 1(4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to Oracle and Structured Query Language (SQL). Topics covered include conceptual definitions, features, functions and syntax. Students will understand the tools for database development and gain practical experience in using these tools.

CIS 325 Oracle SQL 2 (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 315

This course is a continuation of Oracle and Structured Query Language (SQL). Topics covered include conceptual definitions, features, functions and syntax. Students will understand the tools for database development and gain practical experience in using these tools.

CIS 415 Oracle PL/SQL 1 (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 325

This course will enable students to understand and apply complex PL/SQL coding techniques in business information technology environment. Topics covered include Oracle database architecture and the use of Oracle in the client server and Web environments.

CIS 425 Oracle PL/SQL 2 (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: 415

This course is a continuation of CIS 415. This course will further enable students to understand and apply complex PL/SQL coding techniques in business information technology environment. Topics covered include Oracle database architecture and the use of Oracle in the client server and Web environments.

EMC 101 Management Theory and Application (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

It is the intention of this course to prepare the managers and future managers with the basic understanding of human behavior and development as needed in an office environment through such topics as giving holding meetings, giving presentations, providing feedback, influencing the subordinates, coping with stress, motivation, and time management.

EMC 102 Organization Behavior and Development (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course has been designed to address the essential concepts of management. These concepts include but are not limited to the following areas; management styles, principles, practices, business culture, decision thinking and bottom up management.

EMC 103 Human Resource (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course has been designed to introduce the manager(s) to the basic functions of human resources management; these include the following areas; planning, recruitment, compensation, training and development, labor relations, separation from the company.

EMC 104 Total Quality Management (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course has been designed to meet the growing needs of managers. It is structured to introduce the relationships the manager has with his/her suppliers, make external and internal customer satisfaction a driving force for a positive change, integrating proven quality techniques into every business process, and communicating long term commitment to the organization.

EMC 105: Financial Management (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to teach students about the nature and purposes of financial management in the international context. They will gain skills in international investment and financing techniques and in exchange risk management, including accounting and taxation aspects. They will learn, through hands-on case studies and simulations, how to judge the riskiness of a currency from a firm’s perspective, and how to measure and manage the company’s exposure to exchange rate and international interest rate risks. They will discover how companies use banks, markets such as the Eurobond and currency option markets, and techniques such as currency swaps and hybrid bond structures. In the end, the goal is to apply state-of-the-art techniques to the international firm’s investment, financing and risk management decisions.

EMC 106: Contract Management (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

This course is about how that is achieved from the very beginning when a client is able to define his needs, through the selection process of projects, participants and contract types to the implementation of projects and complexities of change within a highly dynamic environment to the final account and reviews. Over the years more and more focus has been placed on Contract Management as risks increase, expectations increase, the opportunity for disputes is increased and successful completion is threatened. Contract Management has become a most important process which can often determine the success of the project as a whole.

ESL 101 ESL Level I (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: None

Students focus on learning ESL beginner grammar skills as well as vocabulary, listening and reading skills on topics like calendars, family members, U.S. money, grocery items, medicine, health, clothing, appliances, furniture, transportation and occupations.

ESL 102 ESL Level II (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 101

Students develop their intermediate listening, reading, and speaking abilities through topics such as asking for neighborhood directions, career goals, job skills, healthy habits, doctors and hospitals, money, banking, emergencies and traffic violations. More advanced grammar structures are represented.

ESL 103 ESL Level III (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 102

Students read, listen and communicate in more depth regarding setting goals, pursuing dreams, job interview do’s and don’ts, advancing on job, health issues, citizenship, and technology issues. Not adopted texts represent learning strategies on advanced grammar.

ESL 104 ESL Level IV (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 103

This course is intended to broaden the students’ ability to converse with others. The students are exposed to reading newspaper articles through use of the Internet. Students are given the topics and are then asked questions based on the articles. This increases the students’ comprehension, vocabulary and conversational topics. The students will also be exposed to more advanced grammar such as; perfect and continuous tenses.

ESL 105 ESL Level V (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 104

It is the intention of this course to familiarize the student in language that is associated with meetings. In addition, the course is designed to introduce the student to write short business memos, business letters, and give presentations. The student is exposed to all elements of the English language; reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is the intention of this course to enhance the student’s overall performance in an office environment.

ESL 106 ESL Level VI (4.5 Credits)

Prerequisites: CIS 105

This course is designed to introduce the students to a variety of speaking styles. It is also the intention of this course to expose the students to the American culture and have them to compare and contrast those to that of the American to that of their own country.