Blockchain

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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

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.

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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, healthcare, retail and e-finance have begun adopting blockchain technology to secure transactions and smart contracts.

Blockchain Program

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

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.

Suggested: CIS150AB - Any programming application - 3 credits