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Dennis Kibbe

Residential Faculty - Computer Informations Systems
Business & Information Systems
Office: BP 43A - Room: BP033
P. 480-461-7246
C. 480-228-8112 
Email: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Why Learn Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain distributed ledger technology is revolutionizing how business is done. From financial transactions to supply chains to smart contracts blockchain is creating a new Internet of Trust.

Blockchain development is the hottest IT job skill today. The job of developing blockchain distributed ledgers for businesses was recently ranked first among the top 20 fastest-growing job skills – and postings for workers with those skills grew more than 200 percent last year.  
Computer World, June 5, 2018

A number of industries from insurance, banking, shipping, health care, retail and e-finance have begun adopting blockchain technology to secure transactions and smart contracts.

New Program at MCC

MCC is one of the first community colleges in the country to provide a blockchain technology certificate program.

The program consists of three classes (9 credits):

CIS171 Survey of Blockchain Technology - 3 credits

This survey class will introduce you to the exciting world of distributed ledger technology (i.e. the blockchain), cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether as well as smart contracts. The emphasis is on the blockchain's role in revolutionizing business. Basic knowledge of computer operation and the ability to browse the Internet are all that is required.

CIS231 Ethereum Blockchain Application Development - 3 credits

Exploration of the theory behind Ethereum blockchain technology and the development of Ethereum smart contracts. In-depth emphasis on programming concepts relating to the creation and eventual deployment of smart contracts to the Ethereum blockchain.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS171 or permission of the instructor.

CIS261 Hyperledger Blockchain Application Development - 3 credits | Available Spring 2020

Exploration of the theory behind Hyperledger blockchain technology and the development of Hyperledger smart contracts. In-depth emphasis on programming concepts relating to the creation and eventual deployment of smart contracts to the Hyperledger blockchain.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS171 or permission of the instructor.

Class Listing

CIS171 Survey of Blockchain Technology 3 Credits
This survey class will introduce you to the exciting world of distributed ledger technology (i.e. the blockchain), cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether as well as smart contracts. The emphasis is on the blockchain's role in revolutionizing business. Basic knowledge of computer operation and the ability to browse the Internet are recommended. Prerequisites: None.
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
38601
Downtown Center
DTC 203
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2019 - 10/10/2019

Fall

Th
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Dennis Kibbe

Class Started

Notes: Class 38601 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

CIS231 Ethereum Blockchain Application Development 3 Credits
Exploration of the theory behind Ethereum blockchain technology and the development of Ethereum smart contracts. In-depth emphasis on programming concepts relating to the creation and eventual deployment of smart contracts to the Ethereum blockchain.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS171 or permission of Instructor.
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
38874
Downtown Center
DTC 205
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall Flex Start

Th
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Dennis Kibbe

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 38874 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. If you have taken CIS109AM please contact the instructor for a permission number for this class.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
This class is being held at the new MCCCD IT Institute in downtown Mesa, Arizona located at the Mesa Community College Downtown Center, 145 N. Centennial Way, Suite 201, Mesa, AZ 85201. The IT Institute is on the second floor facing the Marriott Hotel. There is free covered parking.

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