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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

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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. Get started on your Blockchain certificate now.

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 certificate require passing each of the following classes with a C or better:

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 CIS231 or permission of the instructor.

CIS 150AB - Any programming application -  3 credits

Class Listing

CIS150AB Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals 3 Credits
Structured and Object-Oriented design and logic tools. Use of computer problems to demonstrate and teach concepts using an appropriate programming language.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25276
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/06/2020

Spring

Michael Bogner

Class Started

Notes: Class 25276 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: michael.bogner@mesacc.edu
Class 25276 This class uses Python programming language.

25148
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture/Lab
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

Spring Flex Start

Michael Bogner

Closed

Notes: Class 25148 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: michael.bogner@mesacc.edu
Class 25148 This class uses Java programming language.

27541
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture/Lab
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020

Spring Flex Start

Staff

Open

10 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27541 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. Students may contact instructor at: michael.bogner@mesacc.edu
Class 27541 This class uses Python programming language.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

27880
Downtown Center
DTC
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/02/2020

Spring

Mo
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Michael Bogner

Michelle Traveler

Class Started

Notes: Class 27880 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. Students may contact instructor at: michael.bogner@mesacc.edu or michelle.traveler@mesacc.edu
Class 27880 CIS150AB Section 35693 is the first of three classes in a iOS App Development Cohort which includes CIS165 (first eight weeks) and CIS265 second eight weeks: same day/time/location to be scheduled for Fall 2020). However, enrollment is not restricted to the cohort. Students may contact michael.bogner@mesacc.edu or michelle.traveler@mesacc.edu for more information.
Class 27880 In addition to meeting on campus, there will be an option to meet in a virtual, online classroom. You will be required to attend a weekly lecture (online or in-class) which will start promptly at 6:00 PM (Arizona Time) on Monday evenings. Every student needs to have a headset with a built-in microphone to participate in the virtual class (and helpful in-class). In addition to the online lecture, you will have the opportunity to interact live with the instructor and all other students. There will also be assignments and activities that will be required outside of class time.
Class 27880 will include an introduction to App Development using Swift/xCode and will be taught within an IOS classroom environment. Instructor will provide book information the first day of class.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

CIS261 Hyperledger Blockchain Application Development 3 Credits
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 CIS231 or permission of Instructor.
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
36619
Downtown Center
DTC 205
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2020 - 03/05/2020

Spring

Th
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Dennis Kibbe

Class Started

Notes: Class 36619 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.

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