John Burns

 

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KVCC e-mail

jburns@kvcc.edu
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7338 (new Fall 2018)

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269.488.4113 (new Fall 2018)
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269.488.4701 x6142

Postal Address

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Texas Township Campus
6767 West O Avenue
PO Box 4070
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070

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Fall 2018

  • CIS175 - Database/SQL (starts Wednesday 9/5/2018)

    3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 5
    In this course, students will learn how to design and create a database along with using SQL and Oracle to access and query data within a database along with writing programs that access and maintain databases. Included will also be an introduction of data structures, data dictionaries, data security, and database components. Discussions will include the current and future database environmental concerns.

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CIS 150 is REQUIRED.

    NOTE: CIS175 prepares you for CIS275 - Advanced DataBase/SQL

    • CRN 11196
      M/W 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM (class & lab time)
    • Texas Twp Classroom: 2340 (Note: classroom inside Computer Lab)
    • Course textbook: Database Concepts. 8th Edition, by David M. Kroenke.
    • Schedule:
    • Class Sessions (subject to change)
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Winter 2019

  • CIS275 - Advanced Database/SQL (starts Tuesday 1/8/2019)

    3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 5

    This hands-on course will advance students' knowledge and experiences with database queries, maintenance using SQL and Oracle. Emphasis will be on advanced database design, uses and architectures along with data security, DBMS installations, business intelligence, web technologies, and data mining.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIS 175 is REQUIRED.

    Recommended: CIS 212, CIS 229, or CIS 237

    • CRN 21069
      T/R 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Texas Twp Classroom: 2350 (inside Computer Lab)
    • Recommended Reading/textbook: TBD
      • Database Design for Mere Mortals (John L. Viescas, Michael J. Hernandez)
      • SQL Queries for Mere Mortals (Michael J. Hernandez)
      • Oracle SQL and PL/SQL (Joel Murach)
    • Schedule: TBD
    • Class Sessions (subject to change)
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Summer 2019

  • CIS150 - Programming Logic (starts Monday 5/6/2019)

    3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 5

    This course introduces students to the essential programming knowledge for advancing to a programming language course. Learning will include the fundamentals of structured program design, including standard business programming algorithms and documentation practices. It familiarizes the student with the flow of program logic, flowcharting, use of the three necessary control structures of programming, an introductory structured programming language and design methodologies. Concepts such as multiple level accumulation and array processing are included. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

    Prerequisite: PC literacy is required. Students enrolled in this class should have successfully completed CIS 100 or BUS 103. Others may request the instructor's permission.

    Purpose: Programming Logic introduces students to computer programming and prepares students for higher level theory and programming language courses by focusing upon Structured Programming Design. A variety of problems and exercises are presented, discussed and assigned for a practical approach to designing basic business programming applications.

    • CRN 30213
      M/W 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
    • Texas Twp Classroom: 2150
    • Required Textbook: Starting out with Programming Logic and Design, 4th Edition by Tony Gaddis
    • Schedule: *TBD*
    • Class Sessions (subject to change)
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