‘CC Tank’ Social Media Course Showcases Student’s Campaigns to Businesses


Perhaps you’ve heard of the ABC hit “Shark Tank” in which entrepreneurs pitch potential investors. Cypress College’s CIS 120 – Advanced Internet Applications is being re-molded in this image. The hybrid course begins this Friday, August 29, 2014. It meets in person on selected Fridays, from 1 to 3 p.m., later this semester. The course is CRN 11790.

CIS 120 provides complete coverage of using the Internet and related technologies including an in-depth coverage of social media and social networks. Students will participate in a fun, real world “CC Tank Challenge” where they will create various social media campaigns for local businesses to help promote a product or service. As part of their final grade, students will present their campaign to a panel of judges from local area businesses.

Other topics explored in the course include Internet security, wireless technology and networking, creating web pages and E-commerce.

In-person class meetings are held on: August 29, October 24 and 31, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5 and 12.