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DFTG 1208 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on drawing setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinating systems; as well as input and output devices. Required. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1215 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Architectural Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of blueprint reading for the construction industry. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1224 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting the "working drawings" for manufactured products and associated tooling. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings of manufactured parts. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 1225 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting the "working drawings" for manufactured products and associated tooling. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings of manufactured parts. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1232 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Detail drawings with proper dimensioning and tolerances, use of sectioning techniques, common fasteners, pictorial drawings, including bill of materials. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

CADD Operations
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in hardware selection, setup, and use of a CAD station. Emphasis is placed on control of the operating system, file management, and keyboarding. Topics address: software installation, hardware installation and configuration, such as mouse, tablet, printers, plotters, graphics adapters, and other configurable items such as communication ports, and serial ports. An introduction to word processing and spreadsheets is included. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Basic terminology and concepts associated with the development of computer modules used in technical computer animation. Topics include basic animation principles, model creation, light sources, camera positioning, rendering, importing and modification of external files. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Technical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1405. The student may register for either DFTG 1305 or DFTG 1405 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1409. The student may register for either DFTG 1309 or DFTG 1409 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Drafting for Specific Occupations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Discussion of theory and practice with drafting methods and the terminology required for non-drafting majors to prepare working drawings in their occupational fields. (3 Lec.)


DFTG 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Architectural Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Introductory.
Course Description: The fundamentals of blueprint reading for the construction industry will be examined. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Electro-Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A basic course including layout and design of electro-mechanical equipment from engineering notes and sketches. Emphasis on drawing of electronic equipment control panels, interior hardware, exterior enclosures, detailed and assembly drawings with a parts list, and flat pattern layouts. (2 Lec, 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course covering detail drawings with proper dimensioning and tolerances, use of sectioning techniques, common fasteners, isometrics and oblique drawings, including bill of materials. (2 Lec., 4 Lab. / 2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics include CAD equipment, software selection and interface; setting up a CAD workstation; upgrading a computer to run advanced CAD software; storage devices; storing, retrieving, back-up and sharing databases; file servers and local area networks (LANs); and transferring drawing files over the Internet. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1302.
Course Description: Procedures in the manipulation and control of lights, cameras, materials, texturing and rendering techniques used in technical animation; topics include introductory keyframing and lens effects principles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pipe Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of pipe fittings, symbols, specifications and their applications to a piping process system. This application will be demonstrated through the creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Parametric Modeling and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Topographical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in map drafting. Emphasis is given to plotting of surveyors field notes, plotting elevations, contour drawings, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Architectural Drafting - Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices and symbols, including preparation of detailed working drawings for commercial structure with emphasis on light frame construction methods. (2 Lec., 4 lab.)


DFTG 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Electrical/Electronics Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the principles of layout of electrical and electronic drawings, stressing modern representation used for block diagrams, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, wiring/assembly drawings, printed circuit board layouts, motor control diagrams, power distribution diagrams, and electrical one-line diagrams. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Manufacturing Fundamentals
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in manufacturing fundamentals and production methods including NC-CNC concepts. Topics on interpreting and describing information required to produce a CNC program will be covered. An overview of the functions and role of CAD and its relationship to computer-aided manufacturing are studied. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

CAD/Graphic Processes
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in creating, printing, and plotting graphics in CAD drawings. Skill development in importing text and raster graphics into CAD drawings, importing CAD vector graphics into desktop documents, scanning and editing raster graphics into CAD drawings, and publishing documents. Projects in coordinating text and graphics within a desktop publishing program will include printing black and white, and color publications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Drafting
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., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
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., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD
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., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
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., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Technical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1305. The student may register for either DFTG 1405 or DFTG 1305 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on drawing setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinating systems; as well as input and output devices. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1309. The student may register for either DFTG 1409 or DFTG 1309 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Architectural Drafting - Residential
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, terms, and symbols. Preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures. Emphasis on light frame construction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Architectural Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drawing and sketching, including freehand drawing, perspectives, delineation in various media and development of students' graphical expression, including an introduction to various reproduction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Parametric Modeling and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1452 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting emphasizing batched files, scripted files, customized program menus, and extracted attributes. Introduction to three-dimensional drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Architectural Drafting - Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building with emphasis on commercial construction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, 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., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 1492 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
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., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 1493 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
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., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 1495 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
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., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 2234 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Drafting Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced synthesis of industrial drafting practices with emphasis on research, design, and project techniques. Required. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2334. The student may register for either DFTG 2234 or DFTG 2334 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Printed Circuit Board Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course including single-sided and double-sided printed circuit board design, emphasizing the drawings, standards, and processes required to layout printed circuit board and manufacturing documentation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Printed Circuit Board Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course including single-sided and double-sided printed circuit board design, emphasizing the drawings, standards, and processes required to layout printed circuit board and manufacturing documentation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Structural Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Discussion of detail drawings of structural shapes for fabrication with emphasis on framed and seated connectors and beam and column detailing. Designed to meet the standards of America Institute of Steel Construction, including units on concrete detailing conforming to America Concrete Institute standards. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Technical Illustration and Presentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1309 or DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Topics include pictorial drawing including isometrics, obliques, perspectives, charts, and graphs. Emphasis on rendering and using different media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Integrated Circuit Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of layout and design of integrated circuits. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout simple digital integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting including the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, extracting data, and basics of 3D. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Topographical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in map drafting. Emphasis is given to plotting of surveyors field notes, plotting elevations, contour drawings, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Pipe Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of pipe fittings, symbols, specifications and their applications to a piping process system. This application will be demonstrated through the creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Drafting - Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols including preparation of detailed working drawings for commercial buildings, with emphasis on construction methods generated using computer aided design technology. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2428. This student may register for either DFTG 2328 or DFTG 2428 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Civil Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: INDS 1311, INDS 1401, INDS 1315, INDS 1319, INDS 2335, and INDS 2321. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Use architectural techniques to design, assemble, evaluate, and render architectural building components; develop plan and elevation drawings and details from three-dimensional architectural models. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced techniques, including the use of a customized system. Presentation of advanced drawing applications, such as three-dimensional solids modeling and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Integrated Circuit Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2313.
Course Description: Implementation of advanced techniques in the design of complex integrated circuits; projects require students to use multiple sets of design rules meeting industrial standards of current technologies. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout complex analog integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Drafting Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced synthesis of industrial drafting practices with emphasis on research, design, and project techniques. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2234. The student may register for either DFTG 2334 or DFTG 2234 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2340.
Course Description: Use parametric based mechanical design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2435. The student may register for either DFTG 2335 or DFTG 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Computer-Aided Drafting Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on the productivity of CAD software through development of computer-aided drafting programs with emphasis on database design, access techniques, and structure methods with particular application in engineering graphics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1341.
Course Description: The implementation and orchestration of advanced technical three dimensional animation techniques such as hierarchical linking, forward and inverse kinematics, character development, and particle dynamics. Course projects reflect current practices in the architectural, engineering, or construction disciplines. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Final Project - Advanced Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Solid Modeling/Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2440. The student may register for either DFTG 2340 or DFTG 2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Strength of Materials
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of internal effects of forces acting upon elastic bodies and the resulting changes in form and dimensions, including units on stress, shear, bending moments, and simple beam design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software. Includes organic modeling techniques, particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, and constraints. Emphasizes advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surface to create detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2350 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, according to standards, application of various geometric dimensions and tolerances to production drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2352 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The properties of building materials (assemblies), specifications, codes, vendor references and uses of mechanical, plumbing, conveying, and electrical systems as related to architecture for residential and commercial construction. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course including the layout of surface mounted components and integrated circuit modular design, emphasizing the design and drawing layouts required to produce surface mounted components and integrated circuit modular printed circuit boards. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Integrated Circuit Design
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Skill development in the layout of integrated circuits using current computer hardware and software. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout simple digital integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Integrated Circuit Design
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2374.
Course Description: Skill development in the layout of complex integrated circuits using current computer hardware and software. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout complex analog integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2376 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Automation Techniques for Integrated Circuit Layout
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2333.
Course Description: An advanced course for automated integrated circuit layout techniques. Emphasis on place and route, scripting, and other related topics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Lab.)


DFTG 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
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.)


DFTG 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Machine Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Production of detail and assembly drawings of machines, threads, gears, utilizing tolerances, limit dimensioning, and surface finishes. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer-Aided Drafting or the approval of the instructor.
Course Description: The fundamentals of computer aided drafting using an alternative computer aided drafting program. Emphasis is placed on drawing set-up; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects; adding text and dimensions; using layers and coordinating systems; as well as using input and output devices. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2428 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Architectural Drafting-Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, governing codes, terms and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building, with emphasis on commercial construction methods. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2328. The student may register for either DFTG 2428 or DFTG 2328 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Civil Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1417.
Course Description: Use of architectural specific software to execute the elements required in designing standard architectural exhibits utilizing custom features to create walls, windows and specific design requirements for construction in residential/commercial and industrial architecture. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the use of system customization for drawing production enhancement and the principles of data manipulation. Presentation of advanced applications, such as three-dimensional objects creation and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Use parametric based mechanical design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2335. The student may register for either DFTG 2335 or DFTG 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2438 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Final Project–Advanced Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Solid Modeling/Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2340. The student may register for either DFTG 2440 or DFTG 2340 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Advanced Pipe Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of pipe drafting concepts building on the basic principles acquired in pipe drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


ETWR 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
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. (1 Lec.)


ETWR 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Introduction to Technical Writing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles, techniques, and skills needed for scientific, technical, and business writing. (3 Lec.)


ETWR 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Advanced Technical Writing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the principles, techniques, and skills needed for college level scientific, technical, and business writing. (3 Lec.)


GISC 1125 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Concepts and Careers in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operations, including file management and data transfer. Students will also learn about the ways in which GIS is used in different fields including business, government, and scientific analysis. Presentations will be made about career possibilities by GIS professionals. (1 Lec.)


GISC 1145 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Designed to introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data manipulation procedures as related to engineering applications. Students will learn how to transfer data between various Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages and GIS, and to use a variety of CAD tool operations with GIS. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1147 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Three Dimensional Analysis in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Focuses on the principles and usage of three-dimensional (3-D) surfaces in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn how to prepare Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN) and incorporate them into 3-D scenes for enhanced data visualization. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1149 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Spatial Analysis in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course focuses on the principles and usage of surface modeling in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects. Students will conduct surface interpolations (splining, IDW, and kriging) of z-values for geographic data. The students will also perform raster grid overlay operations using different software tools. (2 Lec.)


GISC 1151 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Business and Realty
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to GIS applications relating to business, marketing, and realty. Students will learn how to collect and manage business location data. Market analysis maps will be created for different types of business. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems for Educators
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Provides a basic introduction to the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in education, regardless of the student's field of interest. Students will learn how to incorporate GIS mapping and analysis into their own teaching disciplines. Teaching material will be developed for the individual student's teaching discipline. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1171 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Golf Course Management
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the maintenance and management of existing golf courses. Includes instruction on GIS functionality as it relates to course support, planning, ROI, mapping and interpretation. Introduces modeling concepts, automation of routines, data development and golf course content specific spatial analysis. Incorporates field sensors and related data collection techniques. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1172 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Landscape Management
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the maintenance and management of landscape facilities. Includes instruction on GIS functionality as it relates to landscape support, planning, ROI, mapping and interpretation. Introduces 3-D capabilities, CAD integration, modeling concepts, automation of routines, data development and landscape content specific spatial analysis. Incorporates conservation and natural resources management. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1173 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Municipalities
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Focuses on use of GIS technology within and for municipal entities. Introduces specific GIS applications used within municipal environments and in support of municipal services. Discusses the evolution of GIS within these environments and explains current trends. Includes concepts of regional actions and resources as they affect local municipalities. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Cartography
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. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs including nomenclature of cartography and geography. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Cartography
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.)


GISC 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of cartography and geography. Emphasis on global reference systems and the use of satellites for measurements and navigation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs including nomenclature of cartography and geography. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in GIS data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs, acquisition of such data, and processing and merging with vector data. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (2 Lab.)


GISC 2231 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the management of geographic information, system life cycles, and costs and benefits. Topics include demographic management and institutional issues such as data providers, data management, combination of attribute and graphical data, information storage and access, Texas and national standards for spatial data; and applications of GIS for demographic modeling and analysis. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Application of GIS technology to real workplace applications from public and private sectors. Completion of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) fieldwork required for lab exercises. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students will study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-Cartography
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., 15 Ext.)


GISC 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the management of geographic information, system life cycles, and costs and benefits. Topics include demographic management and institutional issues such as data providers, data management, combination of attribute and graphical data, information storage and access, Texas and national standards for spatial data; and applications of GIS for demographic modeling and analysis. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2459 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Web-Served Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Delivery of geographic data via the Internet. Includes composition of the map features distributed and introduction on the use of markup languages to customize web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSC 1171 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Introduction to Computers
This is a Local Need Course.
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

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, EFC, ECC, MVC

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, EFC, MVC

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

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, MVC

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, 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, MVC

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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, MVC

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, MVC

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 MVC

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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, MVC

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, 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, MVC

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

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.)


ITSC 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Computer Control Language
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1411, AS/400 Operating System I for AS/400 certificate or degree or ITSC 1407, UNIX Operating System I for UNIX certificate or degree or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in the use of system control language on mid-range/mainframe computers. Topics include command formats, file management, job scheduling, resource management, and utilities. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSC 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, 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, MVC

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 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Internet/Web Page Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in the use of Internet services and the fundamentals of web page design and web site development. This course may be repeated when topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

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, NLC

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 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

PC Operating Systems - DOS
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 DOS operating system. Topics include installation and configuration, file management, memory and storage management, peripheral device control, and use of utilities. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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

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, 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 1427 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Multi-User 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: Summary of multi-user operating systems including a contrast of single user and multi-user systems. Investigation of a variety of multi-user operating systems, similarities, and differences. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (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, MVC

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, MVC

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, MVC

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

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 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Personal Computer Problem Solving
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in problem solving with emphasis on group problem-solving techniques which simulate project teamwork in an organization. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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

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 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Linux
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1416 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Provides instruction in Advance Open-source Linux operating system. Develops LDAP directory services to all your clients, support users, remotely, installing and configuring network services. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

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, MVC

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, MVC

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

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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.)


SRVY 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Introduction To Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the surveying profession. The history of surveying and its impact on the world. Review of the mathematics used in surveying. Introduction to basic surveying equipment with emphasis on measurements. Instruction on surveying procedures and the limitation of errors. Calculation to determine precision and error of closure. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Surveying Measurement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory course covering the equipment and hardware of the profession necessary to measure horizontal and vertical distances, in accordance with prevailing and applicable professional standards, e.g. standards of the National Geodetic Survey, state and local statues and regulations, professional standards, such as the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Plane Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory overview of surveying equipment and measurement techniques with emphasis on leveling and traversing. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Surveying Calculations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the mathematics used in surveying and mapping, including algebra, plane trigonometry, and plane, solid, and analytical geometry. (3 Lec.)


SRVY 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Land Surveying Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A lab course covering the equipment, techniques and hardware of the profession necessary to measure horizontal and vertical angles and distances used in traversing, according to prevailing and applicable professional standards. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Land Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the measurement and determination of boundaries, areas, shapes, location through traversing techniques. Instruction in a variety of adjustment methods using programmed and non-programmed hand-held calculators and computers. Methods of traversing and adjustment of errors according to prevailing and applicable professional standards. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1419 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the theory of geographic information systems, including conceptual understanding and database development, terms, definitions, classifications, use and client requirements, and prevailing and applicable professional standards. Projects and procedures to establish maps based upon geographic information systems. (3 Lec., 3, Lab.)


SRVY 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SRVY 1419.
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., 3, Lab.)


SRVY 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, NLC

Geographic Information Systems Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A hands-on course with computer applications providing additional conceptual understanding of geographic information systems and practical applications using a variety of Geographic Information System software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SRVY 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Geodetic Surveying and Mapping
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of field astronomy, Polaris and solar observations, State Plane Coordinate Systems, and Global Positioning System. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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SRVY 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Geodetic Surveying and Mapping Application
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on the field techniques of making astronomic observations, recovering control monuments, setting control monuments, and the planning and use of Global Positioning System receivers in data collection. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Engineering Design Surveying Lab
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The companion lab for Engineering Design Surveying. Emphasis on field methods of surveying alignments. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Surveying - Legal Principles I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of location, conveyance, ownership and transfer of real property under the laws of the State of Texas. Emphasis on the history of disposition of public land, interpreting written descriptions, dignity of calls and evidence, record search of public and private land records and preparation of a deed record sketch. (3 Lec.)


SRVY 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Surveying - Legal Principles II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in legal principles, retracement and boundary location with application of legal principles and Rules of Construction; writing survey reports and property descriptions; and a review of boundary law cases. (3 Lec.)



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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