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COSC 1300 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. COSC 1300 will not substitute for ITSC 1401 and ITSC 1401 cannot be substituted for COSC 1300.


COSC 1300   Computer Literacy (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The student will develop the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, acquiring information and solving problems. Additionally, the student will evaluate the effects and implications of information technology on various aspects of society. COSC 1300 may not be applied towards a computer science major or minor. COSC 1300 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1101015107

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COSC 1309   Programming Methodology and Logic Design (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Introduction to problem solving in computer science. Topics include software theory, structured programming methodology, representation of algorithms using pseudocode and graphical tools, and methods for testing, evaluation, and documentation. COSC 1309 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD''s degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015107

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COSC 1401   Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course introduces the use of computers in business organizations, professional activities and personal life. Topics include terminology, hardware and software, applications and systems development, networking and the use of contemporary software. COSC 1401 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1101015207

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COSC 1415   Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
This introductory course is designed to meet the requirements for a four-year degree with a major or minor in computer science, mathematics, or a scientific field. This course focuses on problem-solving using modular design techniques implemented with a structured programming language. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 1415 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015207

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COSC 1430   Programming I (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1315 or Computer Science 1415 or equivalent.
Introduction to computer programming in an emerging or alternative programming language. Fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation are emphasized. Topics include language syntax, control structures, and program execution logic. COSC 1430 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015207

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COSC 1436   Programming Fundamentals I (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 1436 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD''s degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015507

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COSC 1437   Programming Fundamentals II (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1436 and college-level algebra or higher.
Review of control structures and data types with emphasis on structured data types. Applies the object-oriented programming paradigm, focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. Includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 1437 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015607

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COSC 2415   Advanced Computer Science and Programming (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1415 and Mathematics 1414 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Computer Science 1415 and is designed to meet the requirements for a degree in computer science or a related field. Topics include structured problem-solving, elementary and advanced data structures, the use of pointer variables and references, and an introduction to object-oriented programming. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 2415 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015307

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COSC 2425   Computer Organization and Machine Language (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1436 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Basic computer organization; instruction cycle; digital representation of data and instructions; assembly language programming, assembler, macros, subroutines, and program linkages. COSC 2425 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015407

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COSC 2430   Programming II (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1430 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Computer Science 1430 and covers advanced features and programming techniques of the language under study. COSC 2430 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015307

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COSC 2436   Programming Fundamentals III (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Computer Science 1437.
Further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include recursion, fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), and algorithmic analysis. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 2436 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement. This course will fulfill DCCCD's degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015707

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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