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DAAC 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Pharmacology of Addiction
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Psychological, physiological, and sociological effects of mood altering substances and behaviors and their implications for the addiction process are discussed. Emphasis on pharmacological effects of tolerance, dependency/withdrawal, cross addiction, and drug addiction. (3 Lec.)


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

Counseling Theories
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to major theories of various treatment modalities including Reality Therapy, Psycho-dynamic, grief therapy, Client-centered therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as life skills training, behavior modification, and the introduction to experimental therapies as they relate to detoxification, residential, outpatient, and extended treatment. Ethical issues will be reviewed. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will focus on special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Design and utilization of treatment planning using a treatment team approach will be introduced. Confidentiality and ethical issues will be reviewed and practiced. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behavior 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.)


DAAC 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Addicted Family Intervention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The family as a dynamic system focusing on the effects of addiction on family roles, rules, and behavior patterns. Includes the effects of mood altering substances, behaviors, and therapeutic alternatives as they relate to the family from a multicultural and transgenerational perspective. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Multicultural Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Characteristics of minorities and diverse populations encountered by counselors. Includes issues among those groups which affect the counseling process. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and management. Includes review of confidentiality and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Current Issues
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Current issues in addiction counseling. Includes special populations, dual diagnosis, ethics, gambling, and infectious diseases associated with addiction counseling. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)


DAAC 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DAAC 1304, DAAC 2307, DAAC 1311, DAAC 2341, DAAC 2343, SCWK 1305, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. This is a work-based learning experience that helps students gain practical experience, enhanced skills, and integrated knowledge in the discipline. Direct supervision will be provided by a clinical professional. A roundtable seminar is mandatory. (21 Ext.)


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.)


SCWK 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Adolescent Life Cycle
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the developmental phases from adolescence through young adulthood and the tasks and goals to be achieved during these stages. Topics include physiological and psychological changes, interpersonal relationships, and the individual's ability to relate to the social environment. Emphasis on critical areas of the adolescent period of the life cycle. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Group Work Intervention
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the various stages of the group work treatment process with emphasis on roles, tasks, and potential problem areas. Topics include mechanics of group function, structure of groups, communication patterns within groups, effective group facilitation skills, and techniques used to address special population issues and needs. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interview and Counseling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of the basic communication skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Topics include counseling techniques such as intake interviewing, relationship building, problem identification and resolution. Emphasis on importance of effective oral communications. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Introduction to Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the social work profession and introduction to the terms, concepts, people, and critical events that have shaped the profession. Topics include the role of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in maintaining and strengthening social work education and standards; the importance of human service agencies in fostering or diminishing the quality of services; and developing an understanding of poverty and the impact of institutional racism, sexism, ageism. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Orientation to Social Services
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic concepts, information, and practices within the field of social services. Topics include a survey of the historical development of social services; social, legal, and clinical definitions, and review of current information regarding indications for and methods of treatment and/ or services. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 1364 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1305, SCWK 1313, SCWK 1321, SCWK 2311, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: The 336 contact hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. Practical general training and experience in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experience to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experience may be for pay or no pay. Roundtable seminar mandatory. (21 Ext.)


SCWK 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Social Work
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1305, SCWK 1313, SCWK 1321, SCWK 2311, and SCWK 2301.
Course Description: The 336 contact hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. Practical general training and experience in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. Roundtable seminar mandatory. (21 Ext.)


SCWK 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Assessment and Case Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCWK 1321 and SCWK 2311.
Course Description: Exploration of procedures to identify and evaluate an individual's and/or family's strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs in order to develop an effective plan of action. Topics include oral and written communications essential for assessment, screening, intervention, prevention, case management, and referral. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Special Problems of Youth
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of the particular problems of youth and their implications for social service workers delivering services to this population. Topics include youth serving in social institutions of both a preventative and rehabilitative nature and issues related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and their effects. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Human Behavior and the Social Environment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: `
Course Description: A basic framework for creating and organizing knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Introduction of social system, life span, and strength approaches to understanding human behavior and environment impact. Emphasis on the impact of human diversity, discrimination, and oppression on the individual's ability to reach or maintain optimal health and well-being. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Interviewing and Counseling Theories
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to Major theories of various treatment modalities including client-centered, psychodynamic, rational-emotive, and reality therapy. Topics include cognative/behavioral approaches such as behavior modification, life skills training, and an introduction to experimental therapies. (3 Lec.)


SCWK 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Abnormal Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the literature concerning maladaptive behavior including characteristics, classification, diagnosis, and treatment modalities. Topics include factors associated with defining and identifying abnormal behavior. (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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