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Information Systems

IT Tech working on server rackAre you tech savvy? Good at solving problems? Are you interested in varied and challenging work environments?

Why information systems? Opportunities in the field of computer information systems are plentiful. Skills in technology and information systems are required by nearly every industry. Whether you are an aspiring web developer, or network technician, UAS offers distance courses and programs with instructors who guide you in applying technology to solve problems and create opportunities. We offer hands on technical training for IT and telecommunication workers via distance.

Students with Information System degrees can be employed as network engineers, network administrators, database managers and administrators, web developers.

Want to learn more? Check out our programs and classes below, request more information, or even apply for admission today!

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Minor: Computer Information & Office Systems

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Select from the following (15 credits): 
Minimum Credit Hours15
CIOSS105Computer Literacy3
CIOSS108Design Fundamentals for Computer Applications3
CIOSS132Word Processing Concepts and Applications3
CIOSS135Using Spreadsheets in the Workplace1
CIOSS140Using Databases in the Workplace1
CIOSS151Presentation Graphics Concepts and Applications1
CIOSS157Website Graphics, Design, and HTML4
CIOSS170Programming Fundamentals3
CIOSS171Web Scripting3
CIOSS235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
CIOSS240Database Concepts and Applications3
CIOSS241Introduction to Networking and the OSI Reference Model4
CIOSS245Computer Network Concepts and Administration3
CIOSS257Advanced Website Design and Development3
CIOSS272Intermediate Programming3
CIOSS279Database Theory and SQL3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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CIOS Classes: Fall - 2014


CIOS 105
3 CR

Introduces computer literacy based on national IC3 standards. Topics include computer concepts, file management, basic editing and formatting functions in common software applications, basic troubleshooting for computer hardware and software, current electronic communication tools, Internet research strategies, network terminology and components.

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79385K01Kimberly Schulte
PAUL105
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 2:50p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

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79591JD1Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

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80443JD2Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CIOS 105
3 CR

Introduces computer literacy based on national IC3 standards. Topics include computer concepts, file management, basic editing and formatting functions in common software applications, basic troubleshooting for computer hardware and software, current electronic communication tools, Internet research strategies, network terminology and components.

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79592TP7Sam Mcphetres
OTHAINES
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

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82049TP5Michele Galla
OTWRAN
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on effective interface design for computer applications including Web sites, database interfaces, spreadsheets and digital documents. Topics include page layout, visual hierarchy, graphic design, navigation systems, file organization, usability and accessibility.

Corequisite: CIOS S105 or placement test.

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79593JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CIOS 160
3 CR

Applies the principles of English grammar, style, and usage to business correspondence. Topics include capitalization, numbers, abbreviations, word division, forms of address, and techniques for editing and proofreading particularly as applied to electronic documents.

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79595JD1Elizabeth Hoffman
DISTELIVE
Monday
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate at scheduled day and time. Sessions are recorded for those with time conflicts. Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail, microphone, headset or speakers and MS Word. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Learn sound programming techniques using current software. Course teaches computing fundamentals, starting with the workings of simplified digital computers and elementary data structures and progressing to control flow, variables, objects, properties, methods. Includes an introduction to arrays, queues and stacks, and elementary algorithms based on those data structures.

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79596JD1Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail, and the ability to install software, minimum of 98MB of free disk space for the Java install, and additional space for course related materials. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CIOS 171
3 CR

Provides an overview of server-side scripting concepts and hands-on practice using a current scripting language. Topics include basic input and output, data types, command formatting, variables, constants and arrays, expressions, language statements for decisions and iterations, and functions.

Prerequisite: CIOS S157.

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79597JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Use of electronic spreadsheet software as a problem-solving and decision-making tool. Covers creating, designing, and modifying spreadsheets, formulas and charts. Includes simple databases, integration of spreadsheets with other programs, advanced functions, tools, and macros.

Prerequisite: CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test, and MATH S055 with C or better.

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79598JD1Eve Dillingham
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Students will study spreadsheets to an expert level and, therefore, must have access to Windows with MS Excel 2013 (a Windows, not a MAC product), DVD-ROM and a microphone headset. Requires access to a PC computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information, and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79599JD2Eve Dillingham
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Students will study spreadsheets to an expert level and, therefore, must have access to Windows with MS Excel 2013 (a Windows, not a MAC product), DVD-ROM and a microphone headset. Requires access to a PC computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information, and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Design and create databases from the perspective of the database designer. Teaches table design, relationship building, form creation and editing, complex querying, advanced report generation, graphical user interface creation, and basic database programming.

Prerequisite: CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test.

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79600JD1Tim Powers Jr
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail, MS Access 2013 (Windows, not MAC product). Instructor contact is by e-mail and the Internet. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information, and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Applies techniques of written and oral communications to business situations requiring problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Topics include written communications (letters, memoranda, and reports), oral communications (one-on-one and small group interactions and oral presentations), listening skills, nonverbal communications, and communication technology.

Prerequisite: CIOS S160 or ENGL S111 (C or higher) or CIOS Business English placement test. CIOS S101B is recommended.

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79601JD1Eve Dillingham
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate at scheduled day and time. Sessions are recorded for those with time conflicts. Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail, microphone headset, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information, and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
79602JD2Eve Dillingham
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Course meets online via Elluminate at scheduled day and time. Sessions are recorded for those with time conflicts. Students must have access to computer, microphone headset, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Covers theoretical and substantive concepts of relational algebra and data modeling, and database design, security and database administration. Topics include the selected database application development environment, programming standard structured query language, and knowledge of the types and degrees of normalization. Students acquire the ability to compare and contrast data modeling and database design and techniques.

Prerequisite: CIOS S240.

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79603JD1Tim Powers Jr
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered Students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to first day of class from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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