CURRICULAR GUIDE

Computer Network/Communication
Associate in Business Degree

Curriculum Code: 0791  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Computer networking and communication specialists plan, develop, and administer
network and communication systems.  They may develop applications to be deployed
and oversee the operation of the network.  They may provide software and hardware
support for the networking infrastructure including database development.  They
will work with Internet and World Wide Web connections including the development
of home pages and e-mail. 

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

Contact the Information Technology and Office Systems Department, Old Central
Building, Room 137, telephone number (517) 483-1546.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 36 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CABS 195    Microsoft Windows                                                2
CISB 100    Intro Computer Info Systems                                      3
CISB 102    Internet Literacy                                                3
CISB 119    Intro Window Prog Visual BASIC                                   4
CISB 130    Data Communications                                              3
CISB 133    Operating Systems                                                3
CISB 200    Info Sys Tech/Problem Solving                                    3
CISB 203    Developing Pages for the Web                                     3
CISB 204    Commercial Internet Site Mgmt                                    3
CISB 230    Intro to Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 231    Advanced Local Area Networks                                     3
CISB 233    Microsoft Network Server                                         3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 24-26 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 3)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Writing                                                3-4 Credits
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

CHOICE 3:   Global Perspectives                                      3 Credits
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
OADM 275    Diversity in Business                                            3

CHOICE 4:   Web Programming                                        3-4 Credits
CISB 253    WWW Interactive Programming                                      4
CISB 283    Intro to JAVA Programming                                        3

CHOICE 5:   Computer Specialty Area (See Note 4)                    12 Credits
CABS 110    Intro to Microsoft Office                                        3
CABS 210    Advanced Microsoft Office                                        3
CISB 122    Adv Windows Prog Visual BASIC                                    3
CISB 136    SQL: Structured Query Language                                   2
CISB 141    Powerbuilder                                                     3
CISB 143    ORACLE Database for Business                                     2
CISB 180    Intro to C/C++ Program for Bus                                   3
CISB 234    Linux/UNIX Operating System                                      3
CISB 235    Microcomputer Hardware Support                                   3
CISB 236    Microcomputer Software Support                                   3
CISB 247    Microcomputer Project                                            2
CISB 250    Database Concepts                                                3
CISB 260    Systems Analysis and Design                                      4
CISB 261    Systems Implementation                                           3
CISB 281    Visual C++ Programming                                           3
CISB 283    Intro to JAVA Programming                                        3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Students must complete one course from Choice 2 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
2.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
3.    Students must complete one course from Choice 3 to fulfill the
      requirements for this Core area.
4.    Other CABS or CISB-prefix courses may be approved for Choice 2 by a
      Computer Information Systems Academic Program advisor.
5.    For graduation from this program, a student must have earned a minimum 2.0
      grade in each course with a CABS or CISB prefix.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course 
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CABS 195          CISB 130          CISB 200          CISB 203
CISB 100          CISB 133          CISB 204          CISB 231
CISB 102          Lim.Ch.1          CISB 230          CISB 233
CISB 119          Lim.Ch.5          Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.3
Lim.Ch.5                            Lim.Ch.5          Lim.Ch.4