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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: Spring - 2015


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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38628JD1Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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 the first class. 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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38629JD2Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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 the first class. 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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39196K01Kimberly Schulte
PAUL105
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 2:50p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Part A covers fundamental word processing concepts and hands-on practice with a current word processing application. Students use basic word processing tools to create a variety of professional documents.

Prerequisite: CIOS S110A or CIOS Placement Test.

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39756K01Kimberly Schulte
PAUL105
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:20p
1/27 - 2/25

Course utilizes Microsoft Word 2013 software.

Tuition and fees: $179 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces the use of electronic spreadsheet software for reporting and analyzing information. Covers creating, designing, and modifying spreadsheets, simple formulas and charts.

Prerequisite: CIOS S105 or CIOS placement test.

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39759K01Kimberly Schulte
PAUL105
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:20p
3/3 - 4/9

Course utilizes Microsoft Excel 2013

Tuition and fees: $179 (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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37037JD1Timothy Powers Sr
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Course meets online via Elluminate (sessions will be recorded for those with time conflicts). Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail, CD-ROM, microphone, and speakers (or earphones) with the ability to install programs (Pentium 166MHz or faster processor, a minimum of 64MB physical RAM, 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 the first class. Students are responsible for ordering the course materials and ensuring arrival prior to the start of the course. 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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37038JD1Eve Dillingham
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Students will study spreadsheets to an expert level and therefore, must have access to Windows with MS Excel 2013 (this is a Windows, not a MAC, product). Requires access to a PC with Internet and e-mail, DVD-ROM and a microphone a headset with a microphone. 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 the first class. 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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37039JD2Eve Dillingham
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Students will study spreadsheets to an expert level and therefore, must have access to Windows with MS Excel 2013 (this is a Windows, not a MAC, product). Requires access to a PC with Internet, e-mail, and microphone headset. 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 the first class. 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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37040JD1Tim Powers Jr
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Requires access to a PC with Internet, e-mail, and MS Access 2013 (a 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 books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. Order textbooks at least one week prior to the first class. Students are responsible for ordering the course materials and ensuring arrival prior to the start of the course. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

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

Create professional web sites using cutting-edge technologies. Combine client and server-side scripting to build responsive data-driven applications. Focus is on current web standards and separation of content, style, and behavior.

Prerequisite: CIOS S171 or instructor permission.

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37041JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

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 the first class. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

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

An in-depth study of XML and data-driven Web applications. Covers the Document object Model (DOM), XML, XSLT transformations, content management systems, and Web databases. Analyzes how XML can be used to facilitate transmission of information between disparate database systems.

Prerequisite: CIOS S171.

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37042JD1Colleen Mckenna
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2

Requires access to a computer with Internet and email. 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 the first class. For more information call (907) 796-6204 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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37043JD1Eve Dillingham
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
11:30a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Course meets online via Elluminate, dates TBA (sessions will be recorded for those with time conflicts). Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail, CD-ROM, microphone headset, Microsoft 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 the first class. 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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37044JD2Eve Dillingham
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
11:30a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

Course meets online via Elluminate, dates TBA (sessions will be recorded for those with time conflicts). Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail, CD-ROM, microphone headset, Microsoft 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 the first class. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.

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

Focuses on the knowledge and attitudes necessary for individuals who wish to develop critical job survival skills, increase productivity, and improve job satisfaction and success. Topics include employment trends, the job search, interpersonal skills, organizational dynamics, and self-improvement. Students will create a career portfolio.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or departmental permission.

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37045JD1Patricia Deangelis
DISTWEB
1/12 - 5/2
DISTELIVE
Saturday
9:00a - 10:00a
1/17 - 1/17
DISTELIVE
Saturday
9:00a - 10:00a
4/4 - 4/4

Directs students to create a professional portfolio to showcase their skills for their career. It is recommended that students be at the end of their academic goal. Course meets online via Elluminate for two sessions plus an individual mock interview, date and time to be arranged with the instructor. Requires access to a computer with Internet and email, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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 books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. Order textbooks at least one week prior to the first class. Students are responsible for ordering the course materials and ensuring arrival prior to the start of the course. 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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