Derek Rushing

Full Time Faculty - CIS/BPC

Computer Information Systems

480-461-7469

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3 Credits
Introduction to project management concepts while working with MS Project to solve complex project management networks, including creating Gantt and PERT charts, tracking project progress, planning for restrictions, and integrating MS Project with other software packages such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and cc Mail. Prerequisites: None.
CIS105 strongly recommended. Requires an additional 50-minute lab per week.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28437
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28437 Students may contact instructor at derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

CIS276DB SQL Server Database 3 Credits
A broad overview of the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. Includes SQL instruction for data definition, data manipulation, and data retrieval. Develops knowledge and skills required to install SQL Server, model and create new databases, manage users, authentication, and stored procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105, or CIS117DM, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28465
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2022 - 12/16/2022
Th
7:10 PM - 9:50 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28465 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.
CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software. Chromebooks and iPads are not supported. Students require access to a PC and/or Mac to complete coursework.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30969
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30969 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

CIS162AD C#: Level I 3 Credits
Introduction to C# programming including general concepts, program design, development, data types, operators, expressions, flow control, functions, classes, input and output operations, debugging, structured programming, and object-oriented programming.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28370
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28370 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3 Credits
Introduction to project management concepts while working with MS Project to solve complex project management networks, including creating Gantt and PERT charts, tracking project progress, planning for restrictions, and integrating MS Project with other software packages such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and cc Mail. Prerequisites: None.
CIS105 strongly recommended. Requires an additional 50-minute lab per week.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28407
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28407 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

30415
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30415 Students may contact instructors at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

CIS276DB SQL Server Database 3 Credits
A broad overview of the Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. Includes SQL instruction for data definition, data manipulation, and data retrieval. Develops knowledge and skills required to install SQL Server, model and create new databases, manage users, authentication, and stored procedures, and develop backup/restore strategies.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105, or CIS117DM, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29948
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2023 - 05/12/2023
Th
7:10 PM - 9:50 PM

Open

8 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29948 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

CIS162AD C#: Level I 3 Credits
Introduction to C# programming including general concepts, program design, development, data types, operators, expressions, flow control, functions, classes, input and output operations, debugging, structured programming, and object-oriented programming.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28390
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28390 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

CIS262AD C# Level II 3 Credits
Advanced C# programming with emphasis on data structures, dynamic memory allocation, object-oriented programming, user interfaces, and database processing. Overview of web applications, network programming, and reporting tools.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS162AD, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30107
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30107 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

PMP

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