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ITSC 1171 (1 Credit Hours) New course added June 1, 2010
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC.

Introduction to Computers
This is a Local Need Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


ITSC 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Cooperative Education - Business - Computer and Information Sciences
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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.)


ITSC 1281 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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.)


ITSC 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


ITSC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC.

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


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

UNIX Operating System I
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Project Management Software
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.
Course Description: 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.)


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

Linux Installation and Configuration
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking and operating essentials skills or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


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

Principles of Open-Source Software
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Shell Programming
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

UNIX System Administration II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1358 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, RLC.

Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1354 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1356 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solaris Shell Programming (SL)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1429 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

UNIX System Administration I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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.)


ITSC 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Cooperative Education - Computer and Information Sciences, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval prior to enrollment.
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.)


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

Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ITSC 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

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

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ITSC 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introduction to PC Operating Systems
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

UNIX Operating System I
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.
Course Description: 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.)


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

Integrated Software Applications I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

AS/400 Operating System I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Project Management Software
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1416 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Linux Installation and Configuration
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Intermediate PC Operating Systems
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.
Course Description: Custom operating system installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. Management of file systems, memory, and peripheral devices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSC 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Personal Computer Hardware
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.
Course Description: Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration and troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSC 1429 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Fundamentals of Solaris Operating Environment (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic networking and operating essentials skills or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1442 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Shell Programming
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.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1447 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

UNIX System Administration II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1458 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1452 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations II (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1454 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solaris Operating Environment Systems Administrations I (SA)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1456 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1456 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solaris Shell Programming (SL)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1429 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1458 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

UNIX System Administration I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 1480 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC.

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


ITSC 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, NLC, RLC.

Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSC 2421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Integrated Software Applications II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC.

Integrated Software Applications III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1409 or instructor consent.
Course Description: 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.)


ITSC 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Application Software Problem Solving
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Utilization of appropriate application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSC 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

UNIX Operating System II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1407 or instructor consent.
Course Description: Continued study of the UNIX operating system commands. Includes topics such as CGI and scripting languages. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSC 2439 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC.

Personal Computer Help Desk Support
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.
Course Description: Diagnosis and solution of users hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSC 2442 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

AS/400 Operating System II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1411 or instructor consent.
Course Description: 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.)



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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