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Computer Information Science (CIS)


 
 
The Computer Information Science (CIS) discipline offers a wide variety of courses to meet the needs of the diverse degree and program options available at Wallace Community College. For students seeking an AS or AA degree with intentions to transfer to a college or university and for students seeking an AAS degree for immediate entry into the workforce, the discipline offers an introduction to computer applications course entitled Microcomputer Application. For students seeking a certificate in a career/technical area, the discipline offers an Introductory Computer Skills course to provide students with basic computer applications skills.

 Recognizing the role of the computer and individuals with computer skills in the world of today, the College offers a CIS program with appropriate options for students. These programs are for students who are interested in Analysis, Operations, Programming, Systems Engineering, or related jobs in the Computer Science field. Students are expected to possess proficient keyboarding skills.

An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree can be earned in CIS with major concentrations in Computer Programming or Microcomputer Specialist. To receive an AAS degree, students must complete General Education core requirements, Computer Information Science core requirements, and additional courses to satisfy the requirements in the chosen area of concentration. Students completing Computer Information Science core requirements and all of the courses in a particular area of concentration (Computer Programming or Microcomputer Specialist), as well as CIS 146, ENG 101, MTH 100, and SPH 106 or 107 will be awarded a program certificate.


Faculty

Wallace Campus in Dothan
  • David Cruz-Wells
  • Gary Lefan
  • Tom McCallister
  • Kim McDaniel
  • Donna Petty
  • Lisa Sanders
 
     
Sparks Campus in Eufaula
  • Tom McCallister
  • Carol Rich
  • Lisa Sanders

Course Descriptions


Open Lab

An open computer lab is located in room 125 of the Computer Technology Center.  This lab houses more than 20 computers equipped with the following software:  MyMathLab, MathZone, Hawkes Learning System, MAPLE, MINITAB, e-mail access, and Microsoft Office.  This lab is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Microsoft® Developer Network Academic Alliance

Microsoft DreamSpark is a program that for the past seven years has allowed any high school student or college student to download some Microsoft programs at no charge. The MSDN AA program is now branded as DreamSpark Premium. DreamSpark Premium, allows access to many more free professional software titles. The WCC CIS discipline has partnered with Microsoft through DreamSpark Premium which allows access to over 160 titles of free software at no charge to CIS majors (both AA/AS transfer and AAS ) or students enrolled in a CIS class, college faculty and college staff.