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CPMT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Electronic and Computer Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the information for the assembly of a microcomputer system. Emphasis on the evolution of microprocessors and microprocessor bus structures. (3 Lec.)


CPMT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC.

IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CPMT 1305 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Introduction to Computer Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A fundamental computer course that provides explanation of the procedures to utilize hardware and software. Emphasis on terminology, acronyms, and hands-on activities. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CPMT 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Microcomputer System Software
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CPMT 1405 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Introduction to Computer Maintenance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Microcomputer Architecture
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer characteristics and subsystem operations, timing, control circuits, and internal input/output controls. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CPMT 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Computer Systems Maintenance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1447 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Computer System Peripherals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Computer Networking Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2233 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Computer Integration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Home Technology Integration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and ITSC 1425 or CPMT 1305 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC.

Network Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CCNA 4 or current CCNA certification.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Home Technology Integration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and ITSC 1425 or CPMT 1405 of instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2433 (4 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Computer Integration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Network Security
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CCNA 4 or current CCNA certification.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Microcomputer Interfacing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 2435.
Course Description: 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.)


CPMT 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC.

Computer System Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: 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.)



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.