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ITSW 1280   Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician (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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ITSW 1281   Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician (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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ITSW 1307   Introduction to Database (3)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. Topics include terminology, database design, table structures, report forms, queries, and macros. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSW 1310   Introduction to Presentation Graphics 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.
Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ITSW 1380   Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician (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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ITSW 1381   Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician (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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ITSW 1401   Introduction to Word Processing (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills required.
An overview of the production of documents, tables, and graphics. Topics include entry and editing, reformatting, search and replace, cut-and-paste, file and print operations, and spelling checkers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 1404   Introduction to Spreadsheets (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended.
Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets. Topics include formula creation, template design, formatting features, statistical, mathematical and financial functions, file operations, report generation, graphics, and introduction to macro programming. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 1407   Introduction to Database (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended.
Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. Topics include terminology, database design, table structures, report forms, queries and macros. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 1410   Introduction to Presentation Graphics 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.
Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 1413   Introduction to Data Entry (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding by touch (15 to 20 wpm).
Training in data input. Includes source documents, conversion of source data into computer input media, input record layout design, and input coding. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 1480   Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician (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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ITSW 2401   Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1407 or instructor approval.
Introduction in the use of geographic information systems software for planning and problem-solving. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 2434   Advanced Spreadsheets (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1404 or instructor consent.
Advanced techniques for developing and modifying spreadsheets. Includes macros and data analysis functions. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSW 2437   Advanced Database (4)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1407 or instructor consent.
Advanced concepts of database design and functionality. Topics include advanced data manipulation features, importing and exporting data, and advanced macros and programming. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 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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