Prof Konkol Courses

Course Title & Descriptions

  1. NO TEXTBOOKS REQUIREDI have created custom workbooks for all my courses at NO COST TO STUDENTS!
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  2. CIS180 (Windows App Development) and Web234 (PHP Web Design) are all offered online for the Fall & Spring semesters.
  3. If you do NOT have a prerequisite to take a course please contact me and I will be glad to fill out a prerequisite waiver.

Contact: Associate Professor Chuck Konkol
c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu or call @ 815.921.3164

SUMMER COURSES

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ONLINE COURSES (Fall/Spring)

CIS-180-I010    Intro to Visual Basic Programming
Course meets online.

Intro to Visual Basic Programming (4 credits), taught by C. Konkol

Please note: Required campus visits: none. Requirements: After registration visit website: http://ckonkol.com and access “Getting Started” for course. For more information contact instructor at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu. Chuck can be reached at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu or 815-921-3164.

Introduction to Visual Basic Programming is an introductory course that is designed for students and professionals with little or no Visual Basic or Windows programming experience. The student will learn the BASIC language syntax, event-driven programming, and how to put together a complete Visual Basic Application. Topics such as Windows programming standards and conventions, database programming, array processing, controls, properties, methods and events will be discussed.

Prerequisite: CIS-102, MTH-092 or MTH-096A or MTH-096S with a C or higher. Co-requisite: CIS-170
Credit: 4 semester hours

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED

WEB-234-I010    PHP Programming
Course meets online.

PHP Programming (4 credits), taught by C. Konkol

Please note: Required campus visits: none. Requirements: After registration visit website: http://ckonkol.com and access “Getting Started” for course. For more information contact instructor at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu. Chuck can be reached at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu or 815-921-3164.

PHP Programming will cover the basics of PHP and SQL database design, advanced database connectivity techniques, and focus on building personal, business, and e-commerce applications. Students will learn basic and advanced object-oriented programming techniques, using libraries and frameworks, and integrating PHP and AJAX applications. These are the techniques necessary to prepare students to build server-side enterprise web applications.

Prerequisite: WEB 101 Credits: 4

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED

FACE TO FACE COURSES (Fall/Spring)

CIS-280-E010    Programming iOS Apple Mobile Devices  (Fall Only)
Course meet Mondays 7:30pm-10:15pm WTC152

Programming iOS Apple Mobile Devices (4 credits), taught by C. Konkol

Please note: Required campus visits: none. Requirements: After registration visit website: http://ckonkol.com and access “Getting Started” for course. For more information contact instructor at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu. Chuck can be reached at c.konkol@rockvalleycollege.edu or 815-921-3164.

Starting day 1 of class students begin creating mobile apps using free development software. Students will learn basic Objective concepts and iPad\iPhone programming basics using the SWIFT development language. Design concepts and programming tools will be integrated with an emphasis on developing and deploying gaming, production, and utility mobile apps.

Prerequisite: CIS 180 or CIS 276 Credits: 4

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED

PCT-110-E010    Networking Essentials
Course meets Thur 7:30pm-10:15pm WTC 220

Networking Essentials (3 credits), taught by C. Konkol

Network Essentials is a course providing an introduction to local area networks (LANs). The course is useful for LAN managers, supervisors of LAN managers, users of LANs, or those considering the purchase and installation of a local area network. Topics include needs analysis, methods to evaluate and determine specifications of hardware and software for purchase, installation, management, and troubleshooting of a local area network system. microcomputer-based local area networks will be emphasized. Students will install a local area network as part of the course.

Prerequisite: CIS 102.
Credit: 3 semester hours

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED

PCT-130-D010    Intro to Network Security Fundamentals(Fall Only)
Tue/Thur 4:30pm-5:45pm WTC 220

Intro to Network Security Fundamentals (3 credits), taught by C. Konkol

This course is designed for students and professionals interested in understanding the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of Information Technology. The course covers physical security, wireless technologies, Intrusion Detection Systems, Remote Access, Web security, E-mail, authentication, cryptography and various attack methodologies such as Denial of Service (DoS), main-in-the-middle and Malware.

Prerequisite: PCT 101 or equivalent computer experience.
Credit: 3 semester hours

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED

WEB-225-E010    Digital Photography (Spring Only)
Course meets Tue 7:30pm-10:15pm WTC 152

Digital Photography (3 credits), taught by C. Konkol

Digital Photography introduces basic digital imaging applications. Emphasis is placed on color theory, calibration, scanning, enhancement, importing and exporting photographic images. Methods of conversion to digital format will be explored. Appropriate computer software related to subject will be utilized.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 3 semester hours

NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED