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ITCC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (1 Lec.)


ITCC 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec.)


ITCC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Router and Routing Basics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITNW 1325 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic router configuration for local area networks. Includes initial router configuration for TCP/IP; management of router operating systems, configuration files, routing protocols, and access control lists. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking course, networking experience, or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic concepts of voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Focuses on technology integration of and data transmission in network communications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

CISCO Voice and Data Cabling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Introduces the physical aspects of CISCO voice and data network cabling and installation; skills development in reading network design documentation, part list setup and purchase, pulling and mounting cable, cable management, choosing wiring closets and patch panel installation and termination, installing jacks and testing cable. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1310 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 1: Networking for Home and Small Businesses
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking course, networking experience, or instructor approval.
Course Description: This introductory course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home and small business network installer jobs, network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1311 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1310 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians. It also helps students develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access. Students also learn about soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught on context. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1312 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 3: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1311 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises include configuration, installation, and troubleshooting. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Switching Basics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1300 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Internet Protocol addressing techniques, command line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching and protocols associated with Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs). (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1340 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques (Network Address Translation [NAT], Port Address Translation [PAT], and DHCP), Wide Area Network (WAN) technology and terminology, PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, network management, and introduction to optical networking. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ITCC 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Router and Routing Basics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITNW 1425 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic router configuration for local area networks. Includes initial router configuration for TCP/IP; management of router operating systems, configuration files, routing protocols, and access control lists. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Cisco Exploration 1-Network Fundamentals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Advanced level of understanding of personal computers and operating systems approved by designated Information Technology personnel.
Course Description: A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITCC 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze processes. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introduction to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking course, networking experience, or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic concepts of voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Focuses on technology integration of and data transmission in network communications. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

CISCO Voice and Data Cabling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval.
Course Description: Introduces the physical aspects of CISCO voice and data network cabling and installation; skills development in reading network design documentation, part list setup and purchase, pulling and mounting cable, cable management, choosing wiring closets and patch panel installation and termination, installing jacks and testing cable. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1410 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 1: Networking for Home and Small Businesses
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking course, networking experience, or instructor approval.
Course Description: This introductory course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home and small business network installer jobs, network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1411 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1410 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians. It also helps students develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access. Students also learn about soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught on context. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1412 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Cisco Discovery 3: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1411 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises include configuration, installation, and troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1440 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Switching Basics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1400 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Internet Protocol addressing techniques, command line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching and protocols associated with Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs). (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Wide Area Network (WAN) Technologies
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1440 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques (Network Address Translation [NAT], Port Address Translation [PAT], and DHCP), Wide Area Network (WAN) technology and terminology, PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, network management, and introduction to optical networking. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Special Topics in System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2352 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Building Multilayer Switched Networks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 2410 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Multilayer Switching teaches about the deployment of state-of-the-art campus LANs. The course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable multilayer-switched LANs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC, MVC.

Advanced Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EECT 2337 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) architecture, components, and functionality. Includes VOIP signaling, call control, voice dial plans, configuring voice interfaces, dial peers, and quality of service (QoS) technologies. This course is cross-listed as ITCC 2459. The student may register for either ITCC 2359 or ITCC 2459, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Cisco Exploration 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2410 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 1401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discovers how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced. Discuss the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS). Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP 1: Advanced Routing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CCNA certification or successful completion of ITCC 1446 or ITNW 1344.
Course Description: A study of advanced network deployment issues and methods used to configure Cisco routers for effective LAN and WAN traffic management. Topics include designing scalable internetworks, managing traffic, configuring OSPF in single and multiple areas, configuring EIGRP, and configuring and using interior and border gateway routing protocols and techniques used for route filtering and route redirection. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2436 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP 2: Remote Access
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2432 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Designing and building remote access networks with Cisco products. Includes assembling and cabling WAN components, configuring network connections via asynchronous modem, ISDN, X.25, broadband, Virtual Private Network (VPN), and frame relay architectures and associated protocols. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP 3: Multilayer Switching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2432 or instructor approval.
Course Description: This course introduces students about the deployment of the state-of-the-art campus LANs. The course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Students will develop skills with VLANs, VTP, STP, inter-VLAN routing, multilayer switching, redundancy, Cisco AVVID solutions, Quality of Service (QoS) issues, campus LAN security, and emerging transparent LAN services. Key course stresses the design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of switched and routed environments. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2444 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP 4: Internetwork Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2440, ITCC 2432 and ITCC 2436.
Course Description: This course focuses on documenting and baselining networks and Layer 1 through 4 troubleshooting. Topics include Cisco Troubleshooting Tools, diagnosing and correcting problems within TCP/IP, Frame Relay, and ISDN network connections. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2450 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Building Scalable Internetworks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: Create an efficient and expandable enterprise network by installing, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure equipment (especially routers such as Cisco ISRs) according to the Campus Infrastructure module in the Enterprise Composite Network model. Topics include how to configure EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols and how to manipulate and optimize routing updates between these routing protocols. Other topics include multicast routing, IPv6, and DHCp configuration. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITCC 2451 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: Providing secure enterprise-class network service for teleworkers and branch sites. Students will learn how to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network with focus on VPN configuration and securing network access. Topics include teleworker configuration and access, Frame-Mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSec VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2452 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Building Multilayer Switched Networks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: Multilayer Switching teaches about the deployment of state-of-the-art campus LANs. The course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Optimizing Converged Networks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: Optimizing and providing effective QOS techniques in converged networks operating voice, wireless, and security applications. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2454 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 18, 2011
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP Routing - Implementing IP Routing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: How to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. How to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complete enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. Configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2455 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 18, 2011
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP Switch - Implementing IP Switching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: How to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. How to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. How to secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2456 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 18, 2011
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

CCNP TSHOOT - Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITCC 2410 or ITCC 1446 or CCNA certification.
Course Description: How to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise and switched IP networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices based on systematic and industry recognized approaches. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITCC 2459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC.

Advanced Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: EECT 2337 or EECT 2437 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) architecture, components, and functionality. Includes VOIP signaling, call control, voice dial plans, configuring voice interfaces, dial peers, and quality of service (QoS) technologies. This course is cross-listed as ITCC 2359. The student may register for either ITCC 2359 or ITCC 2459, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 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.