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IMED 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, RLC.

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC.

Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of Semester III courses in Web Production and Design AAS or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, RLC.

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, RLC.

Introduction to Digital Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media. Emphasis on conceptualizing and producing digital media presentations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Multimedia Courseware Development I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in courseware development. Topics include interactivity, branching, navigation, evaluation techniques and interface/information design using industry standard authoring software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Web Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC.

Interface Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1301.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Interactive Digital Media I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

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


IMED 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, RLC.

Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 1416 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Web Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Interactive Digital Media I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, NLC, RLC.

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Multimedia Courseware Development II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of programming/scripting using an authoring system with emphasis on advanced development of courseware products. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standards, development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC.

Project Analysis and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of multimedia coursework.
Course Description: Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Web Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Interactive Digital Media II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1345.
Course Description: Instruction in the use of scripting languages to create interactive digital media applications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Internet Communications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 2315.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Digital Media Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: Advanced topics in digital media programming including custom scripts for data tracking. Emphasis on developing digital media programs customized to the client's needs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Level I Multimedia Certificate.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 2409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Internet Commerce
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2413 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC.

Project Analysis and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


IMED 2415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Web Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, 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.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


IMED 2449 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 18, 2011
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Internet Communications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Web server software installation, configuration, and maintenance. Includes scripting, website planning, testing, security, production, and marketing. (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.


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