Derek Rushing

Residential Faculty - CIS

Computer Information Systems

Office: BP 43A - Room: 38

480-461-7469

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM5:30 PM - 6:30 PM5:30 PM - 6:30 PM5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
  

Online

Online

Online

    By appointment

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
28098

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2024 - 05/10/2024
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 28098 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
28097

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28097 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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26634
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
7:10 PM - 9:40 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 26634 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

28248

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28248 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
28249

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28249 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
34079

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Students must have access to a computer running Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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

Summer 2024

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.

Course Notes: 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
15266

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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.

Class 15266 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

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
15029

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Closed

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.

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 with enough storage space to run Microsoft Visual Studio Community or Developer edition. Computer labs are available on campuses.

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

CIS215 Foundations of Data Analytics and Programming 3 Credits

Overview of data analytics and programming, concepts, terminology, and how analytics and programming are used professionally in business. Use of office application software, dashboards and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). Includes exploration of relevant emergent technologies.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17053

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Open

6 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14743

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Closed

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.

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

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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
15072

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Closed

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.

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 and have the capability of running SQL Server 2022 Express.

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

Fall 2024

CIS215 Foundations of Data Analytics and Programming 3 Credits

Overview of data analytics and programming, concepts, terminology, and how analytics and programming are used professionally in business. Use of office application software, dashboards and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). Includes exploration of relevant emergent technologies.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CIS105 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15940

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Open

12 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15940 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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13387

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Closed

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 13387 Students may contact instructor at derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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
13413

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
7:10 PM - 9:50 PM

Open

13 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.

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 and have the capability of running SQL Server 2022 Express.

Class 13413 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14907

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

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 14907 Students may contact instructors 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
16149

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Closed

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 16149 Students may contact instructor at: derek.rushing@mesacc.edu

Students must have access to a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 and have the capability of running SQL Server 2022 Express.

Degrees & Awards

PMP

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