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Advanced SQL Course (Spring 2015)

Course introduces advanced SQL topics. Content includes hands-on activities and lectures to increase familiarity with advanced aggregate functions for data analysis, complex joins, complex subqueries, graphical images, procedures, packages, and data types such as LOB, CLOB and BLOB. Oracle 11g and SQL Developer are the primary application development tools that will be used.  Contact CIS Program Coordinator at mreznick@oakton.edu or 847.635.1904 for additional information.

Microsoft Project Course (Spring 2015)

Microsoft Project is a project management software program designed to manage projects, balance resource utilization, track the project progress and analyze project budget. This hands-on course will cover the skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments. Project layouts will follow design and terminology as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students will create a project plan file containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, and create and assign resources. Once entered into MS-Porject, students will learn to analyze and filter project data and print project reports. Content includes experiential exercises and team participation to gain experience with computer-based project management procedures and to increase basic familiarity with state-of-the-art project management software.  Contact CIS Program Coordinator at mreznick@oakton.edu or 847.635.1904 for additional information.

New CIS Programming Courses (effective Spring 2015)

CIS222 Java Programming using Files and Databases CIS257 Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices CIS258 Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices CIS267 Advanced Apps Programming using Apple Mobile Devices CIS268 Advanced Apps Programming for Android Mobile Devices

New CIS Degrees and Certificates (effective Spring 2015)

Computer Programmer A.A.S. Degree (choice of: general programmer, mobile programmer, or web developer track)
General Programmer Certificate

New CIS Program Updates (effective Spring 2015)

CIS131 Web Page Development has been increased to four (4) credits and has beeen merged with CIS132 Cascading Style Sheets. CIS132 was offered for the last time in Fall 2014. UNIX Certificate title has been changed to LINUX.  CIS118, CIS218, CIS228, and CIS238 titles and course information have been changed to LINUX.

SAP Courses at Oakton (Spring 2015)

Managing Information Systems (CIS203-0C1): offered online only in the spring semester
Course presents analysis and management of a computer system for business or personal use. Content includes selection and evaluation of appropriate hardware and software, software installation, backup, security, network communication, and maintenance. System Configuration Using SAP (CIS 261-0C1): offered online only
Course provides students with fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience with enterprise systems: design, configuration, implementation, and deployment of an ERP system within a contemporary business environment. Introduction to ERP Systems (CIS 249-0C1): offered online only
Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning. The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of; sales and distribution,materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling,and human resource management.

SAP courses at Oakton (Summer 2015)

System Configuration Using SAP (CIS 261-0C1): offered online only
Course provides students with fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience with enterprise systems: design, configuration, implementation, and deployment of an ERP system within a contemporary business environment.

SAP courses at Oakton (Fall 2015)

Information Systems for Business (CIS201-0C1): offered online only in the fall semester.  Course explores the types of information used in business, the flow of information through an organization, and a framework for examining characteristics of Accounting Information Systems in relation to other information system components. Content includes transaction processing system, internal management reporting, and the day-today operational support. Course also covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). 

Introduction to ERP Systems (CIS 249-0C1): offered online only
Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning. The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of; sales and distribution,materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling,and human resource management.

Earn a 4-year degree starting at Oakton and finishing at Northern Illinois University

Oakton offers the 2+2 program through Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Students can earn an A.A.S. degree at Oakton and these courses transfer to NIU. These courses are applied towards the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at NIU. The program helps streamline the process of receiving a four-year degree between Oakton and NIU.  There are three main areas of concentration:
  • Software Development 
  • Enterprise Software
  • Computational Software
Visit the 2+2 webpage at NIU 2+2 Program for additional information.
Interested students should contact:

Computer Information Systems Coordinator Professor Michele Reznick at mreznick@oakton.edu

Meryl Sussman, Director of Undergraduate Programming at msussman1@niu.edu

CIS Credit and Non-credit Classes

Note that many CIS classes can be taken for credit or non-credit (via the Alliance for Lifelong Learning).  Credit class status can be changed to Audit.  Non-credit classes cannot be used towards earning a certificate or degree; however, there is one flat tuition amount that is usually about the same cost as the in-district amount.

WWW Courses Merged into CIS

Effective with the Fall 2012 semester, most WWW courses merged into the CIS program. Some courses moved into CAB. A few courses were withdrawn and are not offered anymore. Check out the grid on the WWW page for more details or email mreznick@oakton.edu.

Alumni Profile

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Paul Johnson developed a passion for psychology at Oakton. Now he wears two hats - Professor of student development and Professor of psychology.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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