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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018
Palo Alto College
   
 
  Jan 27, 2020
 
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses listed following the course description, Semester Hours:  (3 - 3 - 0), are explained below:

  • The first digit is the number of semester credit hours for the course.
  • The second digit is the number of lecture hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.
  • The third digit is the number of laboratory/clinical/internship/practicum hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.

Hours met per week are based on semester-length classes; courses of shorter semesters during such as flex classes, will meet for more hours per week for equivalency.

 
  
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    HIST 2312 - Western Civilization II


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialization, imperialism, global conflict, the Cold War, and globalism.

    Semester Hours: (3-3- 0)

    CIP: 54.0101.54 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HIST 2321 - World Civilizations I


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.53 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HIST 2322 - World Civilizations II


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, nation/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions, and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 54.0101.53 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HIST 2327 - Mexican-American History I


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican American experience to the 19th Century.

    This course fulfills the American History foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.52.25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HIST 2328 - Mexican-American History II


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of the Mexican-American experience from the 19th Century.

    This course fulfills the American History foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.52 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HIST 2381 - African-American History


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Historical, economic, social, and cultural development of African-American groups.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1101.53 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 1301 - Health Data Content and Structure


    Special Program Tuition: $250
    Prerequisites: HITT 1305  and BIOL 2404  both with a grade of C or higher or BIOL 2401  and BIOL 2402  both with a grade of C or higher. Must be accepted into the program before enrolling.

    Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 1302 - The Culture of Health Care


    Addresses job expectations in health care settings. Discusses how care is organized inside a practice setting, privacy laws, and professional and ethical issues encountered in the workplace.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I


    Cross-Listed With: MDCA 1313 

    Study of medical terms through word origin and structure. Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 , MATH 0305 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0707




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 1349 - Pharmacology


    Overview of the basic concepts of the pharmacological treatment of various diseases affecting major body systems.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    HITT 1353 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information


    Special Program Tuition: $250
    Prerequisites: HITT 1301  and HITT 1345  

    Concepts of privacy, security, confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 2326 - Project Management for Health Professions


    General principles of project management tools and techniques that results in the ability to create and follow a project management plan.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HITT 2331 - Medical Terminology - Advanced


    Prerequisites: HITT 1305 , BIOL 2404  or BIOL 2401  and BIOL 2402  all with a grade of C or higher. Must be accepted into the program before enrolling.

    Study of advanced terminology in various medical and surgical specialties including disease processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 51.0707


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1337 - Introduction to Homeland Security


    Overview of homeland security. Evaluation of the progression of homeland security issues throughout Texas and the United States. An examination of the roles undertaken and methods used by governmental agencies and individuals to respond to those issues.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1338 - Homeland Security Emergency Communication Management


    A study of public safety communication system interactions. Topics include political and policy basis of emergency management, technology, mitigation, and disaster recovery. Includes an overview of incident command systems, emergency management, mitigation for emergency managers, and individual and community disaster education.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1339 - Homeland Security Emergency Contingency Planning


    Procedures for developing, implementing, and updating an Emergency Contingency Plan that outlines public agencies and private industry responses, recovery, and mitigation. Includes types of aid available to individuals and communities after a disaster. Also covers interagency and intergovernmental emergency preparedness, planning, training, and exercises are included.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1340 - Homeland Security Intelligence Operations


    This course is a study of the intelligence community. Its topics include the role of intelligence and law enforcement which includes the collection methods, cycle, management operations, classification, production and analysis, assessment of targets, and assessment of threat vulnerability, course development, and adjudication.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1341 - Critical Infrastructure Protection


    This course covers the identification and analysis of critical infrastructure systems including security and threat assessments, mitigation of threats, and the evaluation and revision of security measures in order to protect critical infrastructures.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1342 - Understanding and Combating Terrorism


    This course is a study of terrorism and the reasons why the United States is a terrorist target. Topics include the methods of terrorism, domestic and international terrorism, Islam, and radical Islam, terrorist operations, cyber-terrorism, narco-terrorism, the mind of the terrorist and organized crime’s impact on terrorism.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 1343 - Weapons of Mass Destruction


    This course is a study of weapons of mass destruction and hazardous material incidents. It covers hazard and risk assessment, crime scene preservation, chemical agents, toxic industrial chemicals, biological agents, pathogens, radiological agents, explosive devices, detection-sampling and plume models, and decontamination methods. Topics include an overview of incident command systems and personal protection equipment, the critical role of first responders in WMD, mitigation, and survival. Community mitigation plans will be researched as well.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: ENGL 1301 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HMSY 2337 - Managing a Unified Incident Command


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course is a study of the common set of procedures of the unified incident command system for organizing personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications t successfully coordinate situations such as natural disasters, fires, rescue operations, kidnapping, hazardous material spills, mass casualties, terrorism, and/or weapons of mass destruction. It includes the identification and application of key roles and functional responsibilities for professionally managing these types of incidents

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 44.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HPRS 1304 - Basic Health Profession Skills


    A study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 51.0000


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    HPRS 2331 - General Health Professions Management


    Exploration and application of management concepts necessary for effective health profession operations.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0000


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    HPRS 2332 - Health Care Communications


    Methods of communication with clients, client support groups, health care professionals, and external agencies.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 51.0000


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    HRPO 2301 - Human Resources Management


    Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0305 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1001




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    HRPO 2307 - Organizational Behavior


    The analysis and application of organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1003


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUMA 1301 - Introduction to the Humanities I


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    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.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 24.0103.51 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUMA 1302 - Introduction to the Humanities II


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    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.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 24.0103.51 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUMA 1305 - Introduction to Mexican-American Studies


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    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.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUMA 1311 - Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    An examination of Mexican-American / Chicano/a artistic expressions in the visual and performing arts.

    This course fulfills the Creative Arts foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0703.54 26




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUMA 2323 - World Cultures


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    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.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0201.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    HUWC 1266 - Practicum (or Field Experience)-Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk


    Prerequisites: Departmental Approval

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

    Semester Hours: (2-0-20)

    CIP: 51.0703


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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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 transportation. Emphasizes human and public relations, management of personnel, finance, and accounting procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    IBUS 1305 - Introduction to International Business and Trade


    The techniques for entering the international marketplace. Emphasis on the impact and dynamics of sociocultural, demographic, economic, technological, and political-legal factors in the foreign trade environment. Topics include patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, and operating procedures of the multinational enterprise.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0305 , MATH 0305 

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1101




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    IBUS 1354 - International Marketing Management


    Analysis of international marketing strategies using market trends, costs, forecasting, pricing, sourcing, and distribution factors. Development of an international marketing plan.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 52.1101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    IBUS 2345 - Import Customs Regulations


    Duties and responsibilities of the licensed customs broker. Includes processes for customs

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 5211010004


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    IBUS 2380 - Cooperative Education-International Business


    Career-related activities encountered in the students area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-20)

    CIP: 5211010004


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    IEIR 1343 - Industrial Equipment Maintenance


    Maintenance and repair of power transmission systems involving gear, V-belt, and chain drives with emphasis on both plain and anti-friction bearings. Introduces theory of various types of pumps and compressors. Laboratory activities include maintenance, repair, and overhaul procedures used on common process pumps and compressors.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 47.0105


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    INCR 1302 - Physics of Instrumentation


    An introduction to simple control loops. Introduction to pressure, temperature, level, and flow transmitters and the various transducers used in the detection of changes in process variables.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 15.0404


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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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


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    INEW 2434 - Advanced Web Programming


    Web programming using industry-standard languages and data stores.
     

    Semester Hours: (4-2-4)

    CIP: 11.0801


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    INMT 1319 - Manufacturing Processes


    This course is an exploration of the methods used in manufacturing and the materials upon which these processes are used. The theory and application of processes used on metallic and non-metallic materials including metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, casting, and injection molding are studied. The student will recommend appropriate assembly and fabrication guidelines as well as formulate recommendations for process control systems.

    Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: INRW 0420 , MATH 0320 

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 15.0613




    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    INMT 1343 - Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)


    Computer-assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of a working drawings using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and related input and output devices translating into machine codes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 15.0613


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    INRW 0100 - Integrated Reading and Writing Special Topics


    May serve as a refresher or as a supplemental course to developmental Integrated Reading and Writing courses or ENGL 1301 . Course descriptions are available for each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated when topics vary.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.59 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    INRW 0120 - Integrated Reading and Writing Special Topics


    Corequisites: INRW 0420  



    Serves as a supplemental course to developmental INRW 0420. Course descriptions are available for each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated when topics vary.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.69 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    INRW 0305 - Integrated Reading and Writing I


    Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. This college-prep course is designed for students who need to improve reading and writing effectiveness with multi-paragraph, college-level texts. Students will give oral and written responses to texts representative of a variety of disciplines and genres. Strong emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing skills. INRW lab will supplement class instruction. Successful completion of this college-prep course with a grade of C or better prepares the student for  .

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.59 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    INRW 0420 - Integrated Reading and Writing II


    Prerequisites: INRW 0050 

    Corequisites: This course requires a lab.



    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    This college-prep course is designed for students who need to improve reading and writing effectiveness with multi-paragraph, college-level texts. Students will give oral and written responses to texts representative of a variety of disciplines and genres. Strong emphasis is placed on critical reading and writing skills. INRW lab will supplement class instruction. Successful completion of this college-prep course with a grade of C or better fulfills INRW TSI requirements.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.59 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    INTC 1355 - Unit Operations


    Prerequisites: Departmental approval

    Automatic control requirements of industrial processes. Includes fluid flow and material transport, distillation, and extraction. Also covers control system design and control loop adjustments and analysis.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 15.0404


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    INTC 1357 - AC/DC Motor Control


    Prerequisites: CETT 1305  or CETT 1302  or CETT 1409  

    A study of electric motors and motor control devices common to a modern industrial environment; a presentation of motor characteristics with emphasis on starting, speed control, and stopping systems.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 15.0404


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    INTC 2333 - Instrumentation Systems Installation


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320
    Synthesis, application, and integration of instrument installation components. Includes a comprehensive final project.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 15.0404


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    INTC 2336 - Distributed Control and Programmable Logic


    An overview of distributed control systems including configuration of programmable logic controllers, smart transmitters, and field communicators. Functions of digital systems in a process control environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 15.0404


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    ITCC 1414 - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks


    This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions; introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITCC 1440 - CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1414  

    Describes the architecture, components, and basic operation of routers and explains the basic principles of routing and routing protocols. It also provides an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITCC 2343 - Network Security


    Overall security processes with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the following areas: security poicy design and management; security technologies; products and solutions; firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, and maintenance; AAQA and VPN implementation using routers and firewalls.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITCC 2412 - CCNA 3: Scaling Networks


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

    CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks (ScaN) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches using advanced protocols.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITCC 2413 - CCNA 4: Connecting Networks


    Prerequisites: ITCC 1440

    Corequisites: ITCC 2412



    WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network; enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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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


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITDF 1400 - Introduction to Digital Forensics


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

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.1003


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    ITNW 1325 - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies


    Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    ITNW 1425 - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies


    Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.1002


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITNW 1445 - Implementing Network Directory Services


    In-depth coverage of the skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Network Directory service.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-2)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITNW 1453 - Supporting Network Server Infrastructure


    Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITNW 1454 - Implementing and Supporting Servers


    Implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate servers in a networked computing environment.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    ITNW 2264 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications


    Prerequisites: Department Approval Required

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

    Semester Hours: (2-0-16)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITNW 2364 - 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: (3-0-21)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITNW 2405 - Network Administration


    Topics include network components, user accounts and groups, network file systems, file system security, and network printing.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITNW 2450 - Enterprise Network


    A case study in Convergence Technologies requiring a network engineer to study a problem and design a network solution for an enterprise network.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0901


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    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


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems


    Introduction to personal computer operating systems including installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSC 1309 - Integrated Software Applications


    Integration of applications from popular business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 1316 - Linux Installation and Configuration


    Introduction to Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux. Basic computer skills are required as well as an introductory operating systems course such as ITSC 1305 .

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 1319 - Internet/Web Page Development


    Instruction in the use of Internet concepts and the introduction to web page design and web site development. Basic computer skills are recommended.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1004


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSC 1325 - Personal Computer Hardware


    Prerequisites: ITSC 1301 

    A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting. This course will help in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 47.0104


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSC 1425 - Personal Computer Hardware


    Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration, and troubleshooting.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 47.0104


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 2264 - Practicum: Computer and Information Sciences


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

    Semester Hours: (2-0-16)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 2321 - Integrated Software Applications II


    Prerequisites: ITSC 1309  or equivalent

    Continued study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 2325 - Advanced Linux


    Provides instruction in Advance Open-source Linux operating system. Develops LDAP directory services to all your clients, support users remotely, installing and configuring network services.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    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


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSC 2364 - Practicum - Computer and Information Sciences, General


    Prerequisites: Consent of Departmental Advisor

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

    Semester Hours: (3-0-21)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSC 2439 - Personal Computer Help Desk Support


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

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0101


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSE 1302 - Computer Programming


    Introduction to computer programming with emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSE 1306 - PHP Programming


    Introduction to PHP including the design of web-based applications, arrays, strings, regular expressions, file input/output, e-mail and database interfaces, stream and network programming, debugging, and security.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 1307 - Introduction to C++ Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1302  or ITSE 1311  or ITSE 1329 

    Introduction to computer programming using C++. Emphasis on the fundamentals of object-oriented design with development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 1311 - Beginning Web Programming


    Skill development in web page programming including mark-up and scripting languages.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0801


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSE 1329 - Programming Logic and Design


    A disciplined approach to problem-solving with structured techniques and representation of algorithms using appropriate design tools. Discussion of methods for testing, evaluation, and documentation. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 1331 - Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1302 

    Introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic. Emphasizes the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 1350 - Systems Analysis and Design


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1329 or ITSE1302 or equivalent

    Comprehensive introduction to the planning, design, and construction of computer information systems using the systems development life cycle and other appropriate design tools.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 1402 - Computer Programming


    Introduction to computer programming with emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files. Basic computer skills are required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 2302 - Intermediate Web Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1311 

    Techniques for web development. Includes server-side and client-side scripting.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0801


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 2317 - Java Programming


    Prerequisites: COSC 1336  Java or COSC 1315  Java or ITSE 1302  Java or other programming course with the consent of the CIS Department Chair

    Introduction to object-oriented Java programming. Emphasizes the fundamental syntax and semantics of Java for applications and web applets.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSE 2331 - Advanced C++ Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1307 

    Further application of C++ programming techniques including file access, abstract data structures, class inheritance, and other advanced techniques.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 2386 - Internship - Computer Programming/Programmer, General


    Prerequisites: Consent of faculty advisor

    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

    Semester Hours: (3-0-18)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 2445 - Data Structures


    Prerequisites: ITSC 1307  or ITSE 2357  or ITSE 2457  

    Design an analysis of data structures and their operations.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSE 2457 - Advanced Object-Oriented Programming


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1302  or COSC 1336  

    Application of advanced object-oriented programming techniques such as abstract data structures, class inheritance, polymorphism, and exception handling.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.0201


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    ITSW 1307 - Introduction to Database


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or ITSC 1301 

    Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0802


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSW 2334 - Advanced Spreadsheets


    Prerequisites: ITSW 1304 or ITSC 1301 or COSC 1301. Grade of “C” or better except COSC 1301 grade of “D” or better.

    Advanced techniques for developing and modifying spreadsheets. Includes macros and data analysis functions.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSW 2337 - Advanced Database


    Prerequisites: ITSW 1307  or ITSC 1301 

    Mastery of database design and functionality.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.0802


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSY 1300 - Fundamentals of Information Security


    (Information Technology Security Academy) Basic information security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality. Vocabulary and terminology specific to the field of information security are discussed. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The importance of appropriate planning and administrative controls is also discussed.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1003


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security


    Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 11.1003


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    ITSY 1442 - Information Technology Security


    (Information Technology Security Academy) Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 11.1003


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
 

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