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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  a computer applications course entitled Microcomputer Applications.

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
 
     
Sparks Campus in Eufaula
  • Tom McCallister
  • Carol Rich

Course Descriptions


Open Lab

An open computer lab is located in room 128 of the Computer Technology Center (CTC).  This lab houses more than 20 computers equipped with the following software:  MyMathLab, MathZone, Hawkes Learning System, MAPLE, MINITAB, e-mail access, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Expressions Design Suite and Microsoft Office.  This lab is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Microsoft® DreamSpark Premium

Microsoft DreamSpark is a program that for the past decade has allowed any high school student or college student to download some Microsoft programs at no charge.

Wallace Community College, realizing the growth in computer technology, subscribes to DreamSpark Premium for students.  DreamSpark Premium, allows access to over 200 free professional software titles including the latest computer operating systems. To be eligible for DreamSpark Premium a student must be enrolled in a CIS class or be a CIS major (either AA/AS transfer or AAS degree). 

At WCC we not only teach students how to use the tools they will use on the job but we give them the tools they will need to start their careers!

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Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads!

Step 1: Go to: http://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
Step 2: Click on the green "Find out if you're eligible" button (lower left of screen).
Step 3: Enter your WCC student/faculty/staff email address.
Step 4: A link is sent to your WCC email address. Click the link.
Step 5: Finish register for Office 365 and download!