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IMED 1191   Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design (1)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)

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IMED 1280   Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of Semester III courses in Web Production and Design AAS or instructor approval.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's 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. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)

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IMED 1291   Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design (2)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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IMED 1301   Introduction to Multimedia (3)
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A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of multimedia. Topics include digital image editing, digital sound and video editing, animation, web page development, and interactive presentations. Course emphasis is on conceptualizing and producing effective multimedia presentations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1305   Multimedia Courseware Development I (3)
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Instruction in courseware development. Topics include interactivity, branching, navigation, evaluation techniques and interface/information design using industry standard authoring software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1316   Web Design I (3)
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Instruction in Internet web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, Internet access software, and interactive topics. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1341   Interface Design (3)
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Prerequisite: IMED 1301.
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. Emphasis on aesthetic issues such as iconography, screen composition, colors, and typography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1345   Interactive Digital Media I (3)
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Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create interactive digital media applications and/or animations using industry standard authoring software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1359   Writing for Digital Media (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.
Written communication for digital media environments including professional websites or other digital content. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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IMED 1380   Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Career-related activities encountered in the student's 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. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)

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IMED 1391   Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design (3)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 1416   Web Design I (4)
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Instruction in Internet web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, Internet access software, and interactive topics. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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IMED 1445   Interactive Digital Media I (4)
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Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create interactive multimedia applications and/or animations using industry standard authoring software. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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IMED 1491   Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design (4)
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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2305   Multimedia Courseware Development II (3)
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In-depth coverage of programming/scripting using an authoring system with emphasis on advanced development of courseware products. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2311   Portfolio Development (3)
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Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standards, development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2313   Project Analysis and Design (3)
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Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of multimedia coursework.
Application of the planning and production processes for multimedia or web projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. This is the capstone class for the Level I multimedia certificate. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2315   Web Design II (3)
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Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
A study of hypertext mark-up language (HTML) and interesting layout techniques for creating engaging well designed web pages. Emphasis is on identifying the target audience and producing a web site according to physical and technical limitations, cultural appearance, and legal issues. This course is cross-listed as IMED 2415. The student may register for either IMED 2315 or IMED 2415, but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2345   Interactive Multimedia II (3)
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Prerequisite: IMED 1345.
Instruction in the use of scripting language to create interactive multimedia applications. Topics include building a user interface, writing script, testing, and debugging. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2349   Internet Communications (3)
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Prerequisite: IMED 2315.
Advanced seminar in web server design and maintenance. Topics include scripting, web site planning, testing, security, production, and marketing. Topics include developments in the field of Internet communications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2351   Multimedia Programming (3)
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Prerequisite: IMED 2305 and IMED 2345.
Advanced topics in multimedia programming including the use of custom scripts for data tracking. Emphasis is on developing multimedia programs customized to the client's needs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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IMED 2388   Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (3)
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Prerequisite: Completion of the Level I Multimedia Certificate.
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in the field of interactive media. The internship involves a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (15 Ext.)

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IMED 2409   Internet Commerce (4)
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An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. Topics include dynamic data, integration, creating web sites in order to collect information, performing on-line transactions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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IMED 2413   Project Analysis and Design (4) New course added June 1, 2010
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Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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IMED 2415   Web Design II (4)
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Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
A study of hypertext mark-up language (HTML) and interesting layout techniques for creating engaging well designed web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing a web site according to physical and technical limitations, cultural appearance, and legal issues. This course is cross-listed as IMED 2315. The student may register for either IMED 2415 or IMED 2315, but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (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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