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Course Descriptions for CPMT (Archived)

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CPMT 1305   IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software (3)
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An introduction to information technology and data communication. Includes topics on personal computer hardware and software and basic networking concepts. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 1405. The student may register for either CPMT 1305 or CPMT 1405, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 1307   Electronic and Computer Skills (3)
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A study of the information for the assembly of a microcomputer system. Emphasis on the evolution of microprocessors and microprocessor bus structures. (3 Lec.)

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CPMT 1309   IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems (3)
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Prerequisite: CPMT 1305 or instructor approval.
An overview of network operating systems and specifically covers the Linux Red Hat Network operating system. Students will learn how to use the Linux operating system, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and GNU Network Object Model (GNOME). Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 1409. The student may register for either CPMT 1309 or CPMT 1409, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 1403   Introduction To Computer Technology (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
This is a fundamental computer course that provides in-depth explanation of the procedures to utilize hardware and software. Emphasis is on terminology, acronyms, and hands-on activities. The student will define and recognize terms, expressions and phrases associated with computers and use advanced commands in various applications. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1404   Microcomputer System Software (4)
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In this course the students will develop skills in the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of system software in microcomputers. Topics covered may include operating systems, utility software and other software affecting the basic operation of a microcomputer system. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1405   IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software (4)
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An introduction to information technology and data communication. Includes topics on personal computer hardware and software and basic networking concepts. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 1305. The student may register for either CPMT 1305 or CPMT 1405, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 1409   IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems (4)
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Prerequisite: CPMT 1405 or instructor approval.
An overview of network operating systems and specifically covers the Linux Red Hat Network operating system. Students will learn how to use the Linux operating system, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and GNU Network Object Model (GNOME). Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 1309. The student may register for either CPMT 1309 or CPMT 1409, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 1411   Introduction to Computer Maintenance (4)
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This course is an introduction to the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a microcomputer system. Students will study how to identify modules that make up a computer system and its operation; identify each type of computer bus structure; assemble/setup microcomputer systems and adapter/interface boards; and install/connect associated peripherals. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1443   Microcomputer Architecture (4)
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Computer characteristics and subsystem operations, timing, control circuits, and internal input/output controls. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1445   Computer Systems Maintenance (4)
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This course will cover functions of the components within a computer system. In this course the students will develop skills in the use of test equipment and maintenance aids. Students will study how to describe the functions of components in a computer system; use computer related test equipment; and demonstrate the effective use of maintenance tools. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1447   Computer System Peripherals (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
This course is an in-depth study of principles and practices involved in computer system troubleshooting techniques, programs, and the use of specialized test equipment. The student will develop hardware and software troubleshooting techniques and perform procedures used in troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1449   Computer Networking Technology (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
This is a beginning course in computer networks with focus on networking fundamentals, terminology, hardware, software, and network architecture. A study of local/wide area networking concepts and networking installations and operations. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 2233   Computer Integration (2)
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An advanced course in integration of hardware, software, and applications. Customization of computer systems for specific applications in engineering, multi-media, or data acquisition. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2433. The student may register for either CPMT 2233 or CPMT 2433, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)

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CPMT 2302   Home Technology Integration (3)
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Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and ITSC 1425 or CPMT 1305 or instructor approval.
Integration and maintenance of various home technology subsystems. Includes home automation, security and surveillance, home networks, video and audio networks, and structured wiring. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2402. The student may register for either CPMT 2302 or CPMT 2402, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 2334   Network Security (3)
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Prerequisite: CCNA 4 or current CCNA certification.
Overall security processes with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the following areas: security policy design and management; security technologies, products and solutions; firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration and maintenance; AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; VPN implementation using routers and firewalls. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2434. The student may register for either CPMT 2334 or CPMT 2434, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 2402   Home Technology Integration (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and ITSC 1425 or CPMT 1405 of instructor approval.
Integration and maintenance of various home technology subsystems. Includes home automation, security and surveillance, home networks, video and audio networks, and structured wiring. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2302. The student may register for either CPMT 2302 or CPMT 2402, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 2433   Computer Integration (4)
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Integration of hardware, software, and applications. Customization of computer systems for specific applications such as engineering, multimedia, or data acquisition. Integrate special applications in the areas of multimedia, data acquisition, or engineering; install and maintain various hardware and software components for specialized applications; and analyze and test system operations. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2233. The student may register for either CPMT 2233 or CPMT 2433, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 2434   Network Security (4)
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Prerequisite: CCNA 4 or current CCNA certification.
Overall security processes with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the following areas: security policy design and management; security technologies, products and solutions; firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration and maintenance; AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; VPN implementation using routers and firewalls. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 2334. The student may register for either CPMT 2334 or CPMT 2434, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CPMT 2437   Microcomputer Interfacing (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 2435.
An interfacing course exploring the concepts and terminology involved in interfacing the internal architecture of the microcomputer with commonly used external devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 2445   Computer System Troubleshooting (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
This course covers principles and practices involved in computer system troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures including advanced diagnostic test programs and the use of specialized test equipment. The student will develop hardware and software troubleshooting techniques and perform procedures used in troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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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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