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ITSC 1171   Introduction to Computers (1) New course added June 1, 2010
This is a Local Need Course Number.
Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)

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ITSC 1191   Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General (1)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, 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. (1 Lec.)

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ITSC 1280   Cooperative Education - Business - Computer and Information Sciences (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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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ITSC 1281   Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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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ITSC 1291   Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General (2)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, 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. (2 Lec.)

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ITSC 1301   Introduction to Computers (3)
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Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. Explores integration and application in business and other segments in society. Fundamentals of computer problem-solving and programming may be discussed. Examines applications and software relating to a specific curricular area. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1307   UNIX Operating System I (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Introduction to 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. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1407. The student may register for either ITSC 1307 or ITSC 1407, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1315   Project Management Software (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Use of project management software for developing a project plan including timelines, milestones, scheduling, life cycle phases, management frameworks, skills, processes, and tools. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1316   Linux Installation and Configuration (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Introduction to the 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. Also covers maintaining and securing reliable Linux systems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1329   Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking and operating essentials skills or instructor approval.
Designed for the student interested in Solaris certification, this course is for new users and covers how to use the basic Solaris operating environment. Topics include fundamental command-line features of the Solaris operating environment file system, file permissions, the text editor, command shells, and basic network use. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1429. The student may register for either ITSC 1329 or ITSC 1429, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1341   Principles of Open-Source Software (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Open-source philosophy, history, and advocacy. Includes identification of current legal, ethical, and economic issues. Also covers a survey of available open-source software and comparison of open-source and closed-source licenses. (3 Lec.)

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ITSC 1342   Shell Programming (3)
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Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Reading, writing, and debugging shell scripts. Development of scripts to automate frequently executed sequences of commands. Covers conditional logic, user interaction, loops, and menus to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of the user. Intended for programmers who are familiar with operating environments and reading and writing various shell scripts. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1347   UNIX System Administration II (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1358 or instructor approval.
Advanced UNIX workstation administration skills in a network environment. Includes system security features. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1447. The student may register for either ITSC 1347 or ITSC 1447, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1352   Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1354 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Addresses how to install and maintain Sun systems, configure and troubleshoot the Network File System (NFS) environment, and configure the Network Information Services (NIS) environment. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1452. The student may register for either ITSC 1352 or ITSC 1452, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1354   Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA) (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1356 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essential system administration tasks in a Solaris Operating Environment. Includes stand-alone installation, file system management, backup procedures, process control, user administration, and device management. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1454. The student may register for either ITSC 1354 or ITSC 1454, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1356   Solaris Shell Programming (SL) (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1429 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Provides students with the knowledge to read, write, and debug C shell scripts. Includes development of simple scripts to automate frequently executed sequences of commands. Also covers the use of conditional logic, user interaction, loops, and menus to enhance the productivity and effectiveness. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1456. The student may register for either ITSC 1356 or ITSC 1456, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1358   UNIX System Administration I (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor approval.
Basic UNIX workstation administration. Includes installing a stand-alone system, adding users, backing up and restoring file systems, and adding new printer support. Emphasis on the procedures needed to perform these system administration tasks. Introduces the concept of the system and disk management. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1458. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1458. The student may register for either ITSC 1358 or ITSC 1458, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1380   Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences, General (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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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ITSC 1381   Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences, General (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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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ITSC 1391   Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, 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. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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ITSC 1401 will not meet the computer literacy requirement in the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degrees. COSC 1300 will meet this requirement. ITSC 1401 meets the computer literacy requirement in most technical certificates and degrees. COSC 1300 will not substitute for ITSC 1401 and ITSC 1401 cannot be substituted for COSC 1300.


ITSC 1401   Introduction to Computers (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1405   Introduction to PC Operating Systems (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Introduction to personal computer operating systems including installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1407   UNIX Operating System I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Introduction to 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. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1307. The student may register for either ITSC 1307 or ITSC 1407, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1409   Integrated Software Applications I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Introduction to business productivity software suites using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1411   AS/400 Operating System I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
A study of the AS/400 operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic AS/400 menus, commands, and help screens. Topics include introductory system management concepts and file management. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1415   Project Management Software (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Use of project management software for developing a project plan including timelines, milestones, scheduling, life cycle phases, management frameworks, skills, processes, and tools. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1416   Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Introduction to the 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. Also covers maintaining and securing reliable Linux systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1421   Intermediate PC Operating Systems (4)
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Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Custom operating system installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. Management of file systems, memory, and peripheral devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1425   Personal Computer Hardware (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration and troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1429   Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA) (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking and operating essentials skills or instructor approval.
Designed for the student interested in Solaris certification, this course is for new users and covers how to use the basic Solaris operating environment. Topics include fundamental command-line features of the Solaris operating environment file system, file permissions, the text editor, command shells, and basic network use. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1329. The student may register for either ITSC 1429 or ITSC 1329, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1442   Shell Programming (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor.
Reading, writing, and debugging shell scripts. Development of scripts to automate frequently executed sequences of commands. Covers conditional logic, user interaction, loops, and menus to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of the user. Intended for programmers who are familiar with operating environments and reading and writing various shell scripts. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1447   UNIX System Administration II (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1458 or instructor approval.
Advanced UNIX workstation administration skills in a network environment. Includes system security features. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1347. The student may register for either ITSC 1347 or ITSC 1447, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1452   Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA) (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1454 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Addresses how to install and maintain Sun systems, configure and troubleshoot the Network File System (NFS) environment, and configure the Network Information Services (NIS) environment. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1352. The student may register for either ITSC 1352 or ITSC 1452, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1454   Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA) (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1456 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essential system administration tasks in a Solaris Operating Environment. Includes stand-alone installation, file system management, backup procedures, process control, user administration, and device management. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1354. The student may register for either ITSC 1354 or ITSC 1454, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1456   Solaris Shell Programming (SL) (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1429 or instructor approval.
Designed for Solaris certification. Provides students with the knowledge to read, write, and debug C shell scripts. Includes development of simple scripts to automate frequently executed sequences of commands. Also covers the use of conditional logic, user interaction, loops, and menus to enhance the productivity and effectiveness. Licensing/Certification Agency: Sun Microsystems. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1356. The student may register for either ITSC 1356 or ITSC 1456, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1458   UNIX System Administration I (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor approval.
Basic UNIX workstation administration. Includes installing a stand-alone system, adding users, backing up and restoring file systems, and adding new printer support. Emphasis on the procedures needed to perform these system administration tasks. Introduces the concept of the system and disk management. This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1358. The student may register for either ITSC 1358 or ITSC 1458, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 1480   Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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., 30 Ext.)

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ITSC 1491   Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, 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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ITSC 2421   Integrated Software Applications II (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1401 or instructor approval.
Intermediate 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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 2431   Integrated Software Applications III (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSC 1409 or instructor consent.
Advanced use of business productivity software including complex assignments that require advanced formatting and functionality. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 2435   Application Software Problem Solving (4)
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Utilization of appropriate application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 2437   UNIX Operating System II (4)
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Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor consent.
Continued study of the UNIX operating system commands. Includes topics such as CGI and scripting languages. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSC 2439   Personal Computer Help Desk Support (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and (ITSW 1401 or ITSC 2421) or (ITSW 1404 or ITSW 1434) or (ITSW 1407 or ITSW 2437) or instructor approval.
Diagnosis and solution of users hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 2442   AS/400 Operating System II (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1411 or instructor consent.
Advanced study of the AS/400 operating system. Topics include advanced concepts of systems management and communications, installation and maintenance of software, network security, and data integrity. (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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