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Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012
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  Aug 15, 2020
 
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 
    
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    GAME 2341 - Game Scripting


    Prerequisites: GAME 1304, ITSE 1302

    Scripting languages with emphasis on game concepts and simulations. Describe the role of scripts in the development of games, simulations, and other software; and apply appropriate scripting structure and syntax for game and/or simulation software development.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2342 - Game Development Using C++


    Prerequisites: ITSE 2331

    Skill development in C++ programming for games and simulations. Examines real-world C++ development issues.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2344 - Direct X Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 2331

    Exploration of the advanced suite of multimedia application programming interfaces (API) built into the Microsoft Windows operating system. Includes fundamentals of Direct X’s API that give multimedia applications access to advanced features of high-performance hardware such as 3-D graphics acceleration chips and sound cards. Addresses control of low-level functions including 2-D graphics acceleration; support for input devices such as joysticks, keyboards, and mice; and control of sound mixing and sound output.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2359 - Game and Simulation Group Project


    Prerequisites: Instructor permission

    Creation of a game and/or simulation project utilizing a team approach. Includes animation, titles, visualization of research results, modeling with polygon frames, curves and surfaces, 3-D text and animation with keyframes, paths (objects and curves), morphing, vertex keys, skeletons, and lattices.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2372 - Principles of Character Animation


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1441

    This course covers the 12 principles of animation and the illusion of life concepts as defined by the traditional animation industry. Students will use these concepts and apply them in a 3D application context. Study of character motion and footsteps, use of modifiers to create believable walk cycles and animation loops for games.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Introduction to the concepts which provide a foundation for continued study of geography. Includes the different elements of natural environment as related to human activities and map concepts with an emphasis on physical geography.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.51 25

  
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    GEOG 1302 - Cultural Geography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction to the study of culture and the patterns of human organization and distribution.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.51 25

  
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    GEOG 1303 - World Regional Geography


    Study major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 1304 - Geography of Middle America


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Study of the Middle America region with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in that region.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 1305 - Geography of North America


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Study of the North America region with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in that region.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 2312 - Economic Geography and Global Issues


    Cross-Listed With: ECON 2311

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course examines the history and theory of international trade and global economic development. Economic, social, cultural, and political issues which impact the global economy and basic human welfare are studied.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.52 25

  
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    GEOG 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in geography. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-8)

    CIP: 45.0101.51 25

  
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    GEOL 1305 - Environmental Geology Lecture


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    A study of current environmental problems from a geologic perspective. Topics include natural geological hazards (e.g., volcanism, earthquakes, mass movements, flooding) and the impact of human activity (e.g., urban development, agriculture, dam construction, fossil fuel consumption, waste disposal) on the geological environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 03.0103.53 01

  
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    GEOL 1345 - Oceanography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the basic biological, chemical, geological, hydrological, and physical features and processes of the oceans, including origin, evolution, uses, and resources. Some laboratory experiences may be included.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1347 - Meteorology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the nature of the Earth’s atmosphere, weather, and climate. Topics include atmospheric composition, structure and circulation, air temperature, heat transfer, humidity, cloud formation, weather fronts, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the nature and properties of rocks and minerals; processes by which they are formed, altered, and transported; and the nature and development of the landscape. Laboratory work includes the study of minerals, rocks, and topographic and geologic maps. Occasional field trips may be arranged.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology


    Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 or GEOL 1401 or GEOL 1403

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course focuses on the origin and evolution of the earth through geologic time, emphasizing organic evolution and plate tectonics. Laboratory work in this course includes the study of rocks, fossils, geographic maps, geologic maps, and other aspects of earth history. Occasional field trips may be arranged.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GEOL 1405 - Environmental Geology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    A study of current environmental problems from a geologic perspective. Topics include natural geological hazards (e.g., volcanism, earthquakes, mass movements, flooding, erosion) and the impact of human activity (e.g., urban development, agriculture, dam construction, fossil fuel consumption, waste disposal) on the geological environment. Laboratory work includes the study of earth materials, maps, natural disasters, and pollution.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 03.0103.53 01

  
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    GERM 1300 - Beginning Conversational German I


    For beginning students whose goal is to learn to communicate orally in German. Students will develop speaking, listening skills, and cultural awareness.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0501.54 13

  
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    GERM 1411 - Elementary German I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the German language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0501.51 13

  
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    GERM 1412 - Elementary German II


    Prerequisites: GERM 1411 or departmental approval

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the German language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required. This course is a continuation of GERM 1411.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0501.51 13

  
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    GOVT 2304 - Introduction to Political Science


    Prerequisites: GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2301

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Introductory survey of the discipline of political science focusing on the history, scope, and methods of the field, and the substantive topics of the discipline. The course cannot be substituted for GOVT 2305 - American Government or GOVT 2306 - Texas Government.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1001.52 25

  
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    GOVT 2305 - Federal Government


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    A general survey course in American government covering the theories and concepts of government, the United States Constitution, politics, public opinion, political parties, human rights, and the functions of national, state and local government.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1002.51 25

  
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    GOVT 2306 - Texas Government


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    A general survey of the United States and Texas Constitutions, federalism, citizenship, voting and local governments with an emphasis on Texas government. Credit in GOVT 2305 is necessary to satisfy the legislative requirement for graduation. It is recommended that students enroll in GOVT 2306 if only three hours of government are needed to meet the requirements of a technical curriculum or to satisfy the state requirements for teacher certification.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1002.51 25

  
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    GOVT 2311 - Mexican-American Politics


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    The study of Mexican-American/Chicano/a politics within the American political experience. Special emphasis will be placed on the role that Texas has played, and continues to play in this experience.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.54 25

  
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    HIST 1301 - United States History I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    A general survey of United States history from the exploration of America through 1877. It satisfies one-half of the legislative requirement of six semester hours in American History.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0102.51 25

  
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    HIST 1302 - United States History II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    A general survey of United States history from 1877 to the present. It satisfies one-half of the legislative requirement of six semester hours in American History.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 54.0102.51 25

  
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    HIST 2301 - Texas History


    Prerequisites: Credit for three semester hours of history.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Survey of the history of Texas from the Spanish exploration to the present, emphasizing the Spanish period and the Anglo-American occupation of the region north of the Rio Grande. It may be used to satisfy one-half of the legislative requirement of six semester hours in American History.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0102.52 25

  
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    HIST 2311 - Western Civilization I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural and intellectual development of Europe from prehistory to the 17th century.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.54 25

  
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    HIST 2312 - Western Civilization II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural and intellectual development of Europe from the 17th century to the present

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 54.0101.54 25

  
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    HIST 2321 - World Civilizations I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Highlighting Eurasian, African, and American cultures, this course surveys world history to 1500. Within a general framework of social, economic, political, and cultural development, the course emphasizes regional patterns of development and cross cultural interactions over time.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.53 25

  
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    HIST 2322 - World Civilizations II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Study of the contact of peoples and cultural change since the fifteenth century. Within a general framework of social, economic, political, and cultural development, the course emphasizes the growth of empires and the Columbian Exchange, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism and Resistance, the global conflicts of the 20th Century, and the Cold War and Decolonization.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.53 25

  
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    HIST 2323 - Eastern Civilizations


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Survey of the political, social, economic, military, cultural, and intellectual development of Asia from prehistory to the present.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.53 25

  
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    HIST 2327 - Mexican-American History I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican American experience to the 19th Century.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.52.25

  
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    HIST 2328 - Mexican-American History II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican-American experience from the 19th Century.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.52 25

  
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    HIST 2381 - African-American History


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of African-American groups.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1101.53 25

  
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    HIST 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    Prerequisites: Department Approval

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in history. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0101.51 25

  
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    HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I


    Cross-Listed With: MDCA 1313

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Study of the word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0707

  
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    HUMA 1301 - Introduction to the Humanities I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, political, philosophical, and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and of society.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 24.0103.51 12

  
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    HUMA 1302 - Introduction to the Humanities II


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An interdisciplinary, multi-perspective assessment of cultural, political, philosophical, and aesthetic factors critical to the formulation of values and the historical development of the individual and of society.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 24.0103.51 12

  
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    HUMA 1305 - Introduction to Mexican-American Studies


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Introduction to the field of Mexican-American / Chicano/a Studies from its inception to the present. Interdisciplinary survey designed to introduce students to the salient cultural, economic, educational, historical, political, and social aspects of the Mexican-American / Chicano/a experience.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.51 25

  
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    HUMA 1311 - Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An examination of Mexican-American / Chicano/a artistic expressions in the visual and performing arts.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0703.54 26

  
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    HUMA 1315 - Fine Arts Appreciation


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Understanding purposes and processes in the visual and musical arts including evaluation of selected works.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0101.51 26

  
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    HUMA 2319 - American Minority Studies


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of minority groups. May include African-American, Mexican American, Asian American, and Native American issues.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1101.53 25

  
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    HUMA 2323 - World Cultures


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions. Introduces the major sub-fields: physical and cultural anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and ethnology.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0201.51 25

  
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    IBUS 1301 - Principles of Exports


    Export management processes and procedures. Includes governmental controls and compliance, licensing of products, documentation, commercial invoices, and traffic procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1101

  
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    IMED 1316 - Web Design I


    Prerequisites: (ARTC 1302 and ARTC 1353) or (IMED 1401)

    Instruction in web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 1341 - Interface Design


    Prerequisites: (ARTC 1302, ARTC 1353, ARTC 1327, IMED 1316, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1303, ARTS 2311) or (IMED 1401)

    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Skill development in the interface design process including selecting interfaces that are meaningful to users and relative to a project’s content and delivery system.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 1345 - Interactive Digital Media I


    Prerequisites: (ARTC 1302, ARTC 1353, ARTC 1327) or (IMED 1316)

    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create interactive multimedia applications and/or animations using industry standard authoring software.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 1359 - Writing for Digital Media


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or demonstrated equivalent

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Written communication for digital media environments including professional websites or other digital content.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 1401 - Introduction to Digital Media


    A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media. Emphasis on conceptualizing and producing effective digital media presentations.

    Semester Hours: (4-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 2166 - Practicum


    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-10)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 2301 - Instructional Design


    Prerequisites: IMED 1401

    An in-depth study of the instructional design process based on learning theories, including evaluation of models and design examples.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 2313 - Project Analysis and Design


    Prerequisites: MED 1401, IMED 1316

    Application of the planning and production processes for multimedia or web projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 2315 - Web Design II


    Prerequisites: IMED 1316

    A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    IMED 2351 - Digital Media Programming


    Prerequisites: IMED 1401

    Advanced topics in digital media programming including custom scripts for data tracking. Emphasis on developing digital media programs customized to the client’s needs.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-4)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    INEW 2334 - Advanced Web Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 2302

    Programming for web authoring. Includes industry-standard languages and data stores.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0801

  
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    INEW 2340 - Object Oriented Design


    Prerequisites: One advanced programming course: ITSE 2317, or ITSE 2357, or ITSE 2331

    A study of large system analysis and design concepts from the object-oriented perspective. Includes determining required objects and their interfaces. Also covers relationships between objects.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201

  
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    INRW 0304 - Integrated Reading and Writing


    Prerequisites: Must be eligible for READ 0303 and ENGL 0301

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is an integration of READ 0303 and ENGL 0301. When a student passes this course with a “C” or above, the student will have satisfied reading and English requirements and will be ready for college level courses in English and reading intensive college courses.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.53 12

  
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    ITAL 1311 - Beginning Conversational Italian I


    For beginning students whose goal is to learn to communicate orally in Italian. Students will develop speaking, listening skills, and cultural awareness.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0902.51 13

  
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    ITAL 1411 - Elementary Italian I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the Italian language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0902.51.13

  
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    ITAL 1412 - Elementary Italian II


    Prerequisites: ITAL 1411, placement exam, or departmental approval.

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the Italian language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required. This is a continuation of ITAL 1411

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0902.51.13

  
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    ITCC 1308 - Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)


    Basic concepts of voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Focuses on technology integration of and data transmission in network communications. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITCC 1401 - Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals


    A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 1404 - Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1401 or concurrent enrollment

    This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 1408 - Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2408

    Basic concepts of voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Focuses on technology integration of and data transmission in network communications.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITCC 2359 - Advanced Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)


    Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) architecture, components, and functionality. Includes VOIP signaling, call control, voice dial plans, configuring voice interfaces, dial peers, and quality of service (QoS) technologies.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITCC 2408 - Cisco Exploration 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1401

    This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 2410 - Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1401, ITCC 1404 and (ITCC 2408 or concurrent enrollment)

    This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced. Discuss the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS).

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 2454 - CCNP Routing – Implementing IP Routing


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2410 or CCNA Certification

    How to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. How to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complete enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. Configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.

    Semester Hours: (4-2-3)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 2455 - CCNP Switch – Implementing IP Switching


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2410 or CCNA Certification

    How to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. How to plan, configure, and verity the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. How to secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks.

    Semester Hours: (4-2-3)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITCC 2456 - CCNP TSHOOT – Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2454 and ITCC 2455

    How to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. How to plan, configure, and verity the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. How to secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks.

    Semester Hours: (4-2-3)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITDF 1300 - Introduction to Digital Forensics


    A study of the application of digital forensic science and technology to collect, analyze, document, and present information while maintaining a documented chain of custody. Overview of ethics,white collar crime, and other legal guidelines/regulations/laws. Includes overview of tools used for forensic analysis of digital devices in investigations.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1003

  
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    ITDF 1305 - Fundamentals of Digital Data Storage


    Prerequisites: ITDF 1300 or ITSY 2343

    Exploration, examination, and assessment of the characteristics and details of digital storage media used in computers systems and small-scale digital devices, such as cell phones, cameras, DVRs, PDAs, and other devices. Includes experimenting with various open source tools to reinforce identification of evidentiary data.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.1003

  
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    ITDF 2325 - Digital Forensics Tools


    Prerequisites: ITDF 1300 or ITSY 2343

    Skills-based course in the applications of forensic analysis software. Tools used in this course may include EnCase, ILook, Forensic Tool Kit, write blockers, StegAlyzerSS, “X-Ways”, ProDiscover Basic, and others.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.1003

  
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    ITDF 2330 - Digital Forensics Analysis


    Prerequisites: ITDF 1300 or ITSY 2343

    Digital forensic analysis, report preparation, and evidence presentation. Emphasizes legal and technical aspects of cases where digital forensics is employed.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1003

  
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    ITDF 2435 - Comprehensive Digital Forensics Project


    Prerequisites: Instructor permission

    Comprehensive application of skills learned in previous digital forensics courses in a simulated crime scene or workplace investigation. Includes collection, analysis, and presentation of digital data and evidence in a problem-based case study format. This course is used as a capstone course for a certificate or degree.

    Semester Hours: (4-2-8)

    CIP: 11.1003

  
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    ITMT 1300 - Implementing and Supporting MS Win XP Professional


    Addresses the implementation and desktop support needs of customers that are planning to deploy and support Microsoft Windows XP Professional in a variety of stand-alone and network operating system environments. In-depth, hands-on training for Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and support of Windows XP Professional.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 1302 - Windows Vista Configuration


    A study of Windows Vista operating system; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; file management; users accounts and permissions; security features; network connectivity; setup of external devices; optimization and customization; and deployment of application, with hands?on experience. Microsoft Windows experience recommended prior to beginning this coursework.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 3)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 1340 - Managing and Maintaining a MS Win Server 2003 Environment


    Managing accounts and resources, maintaining server resources, monitoring server performance, and safeguarding data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 1350 - Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a MS Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services


    Implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2300 - Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a MS Win Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure


    Prerequisites: ITMT 1350

    Windows Server 2003 directory service environment. Includes forest and domain structure; Domain Name System (DNS); site topology and replication; organizational unit structure and delegation of administration; Group Policy; and user, group, and computer account strategies. Windows Server 2003 directory service environment. Includes forest and domain structure; Domain Name System (DNS); site topology and replication; organizational unit structure and delegation of administration; Group Policy; and user, group, and computer account strategies. Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a MS Win Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2301 - Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration


    Prerequisites: ITMT 1302 or ITMT 1340

    A course in Windows Server 2008 networking infrastructure to include installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, network services and security.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2302 - Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration


    A study of Active Directory Service on Windows Server 2008. Concepts of resource management within an enterprise network environment. Microsoft Windows experience recommended prior to beginning this coursework.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2322 - Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration


    Prerequisites: ITMT 2302 or ITMT 2300

    A course in the installation, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting of an Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 web server and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2330 - Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure


    Prerequisites: ITMT 1350

    Designing a Microsoft Active Directory service and network infrastructure for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. Intended for systems engineers who are responsible for designing directory service and/or network infrastructures.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2346 - Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network


    Addresses the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) skills path for information technology security practitioners. Focuses on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 infrastructure solutions. Includes client-focused content where appropriate. Provides functional skills in planning and implementing infrastructure security.

    Semester Hours: (3-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2351 - Windows Server 2008: Server Administrator


    Prerequisites: ITMT 2301 or ITMT 1350

    Knowledge and skills for the entry-level server administrator or information technology (IT) professional to implement, monitor and maintain Windows Server 2008 servers.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2356 - Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator


    Prerequisites: ITMT 2351 or ITMT 1340

    A capstone course in the design of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Network Infrastructure that meets business and technical IT requirements for network services.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 2)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITMT 2450 - Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange


    Updating and supporting a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Includes a significant amount of hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments to assist students in becoming proficient in the skills necessary to update and support Exchange Server 2003.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITNW 1449 - Cisco Fundamentals of Network Security


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2410

    Prepares Cisco-qualified students to take two Cisco certification exams: Managing Cisco Network Security and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall. Includes configuring secure Cisco routers and PIX firewalls. Focuses on overall network security processes.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITNW 1451 - Fundamentals of Wireless LANs


    Prerequisites: ITCC 2408

    Design, plan, implement, operate, and troubleshoot Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). Includes WLAN design, installation, and configuration; and WLAN security issues and vendor interoperability strategies.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002

  
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    ITNW 2164 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications


    Prerequisites: Consent of faculty advisor

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-10)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITNW 2356 - Designing a Network Directory Infrastructure


    Design, implement, and support a network directory infrastructure in a multi-domain environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0901

  
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    ITSC 1301 - Introduction to Computers


    Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101

  
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    ITSC 1307 - Unix Operating System I


    Prerequisites: SAC: ITSC 1305

    A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Includes introductory system management concepts.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101

  
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    ITSC 2286 - Internship - Computer and Information Sciences, General


    Prerequisites: Consent of Departmental Advisor

    This course provides practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the students general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

    Semester Hours: (2-0-10)

    CIP: 11.0101

  
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    ITSC 2335 - Application Problem Solving


    Utilization of appropriate application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. Basic computer skills are required as well as any advanced application software course or equivalent.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101

  
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    ITSC 2337 - Unix Operating Systems II


    Prerequisites: ITSC 1307 or ITSC 1407

    Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101

  
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    ITSC 2339 - Personal Computer Help Desk


    Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects. Basic computer skills are required as well as a college level computer application course.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101

 

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