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ARTC 1194 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
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.)


ARTC 1294 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
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., 2 Lab.)


ARTC 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1402. The student may register for either ARTC 1302 or ARTC 1402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Basic Graphic Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Graphic design with emphasis on the visual communication design process. Topics include basic terminology and graphic design principles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC

Basic Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to drawing techniques as they pertain to the commercial illustration industry. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Design Concepts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental techniques in conceptualizing. Includes all procedures from initial research to creating strategies to finalize a project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Publishing I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1302.
Course Description: The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Design Communication I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of design development relating to graphic design terminology, tools and media, and layout and design concepts. Topics include integration of type, images and other design elements, and developing computer skills in industry standard computer programs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Illustration Techniques I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1309.
Course Description: A study of illustration techniques in various media. Emphasis on creative interpretation and disciplined draftsmanship for visual communication of ideas. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Computer Graphics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of computer design concepts, terminology, processes, and procedures. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, vector-based graphics, and interactive multimedia. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at EFC

Typography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of letterforms and typographic concepts as elements of graphic communication. Emphasis on developing a current, practical typographic knowledge based on industry standards. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at CVC

Art Direction I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Creation of projects in art direction for advertising graphic campaigns for products, services, or ideas. Topics include all campaign procedures from initial research and creative strategy to final execution and presentation of a comprehensive project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Computer Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Use of the tools and transformation options of an industry-standard vector drawing program to create complex illustrations or drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Visual Design for New Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Visual design elements as they relate to new media. Emphasizes aesthetics and visual problem solving such as typographic issues, color management, hierarchy of information, image optimization, and effective layout. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1459. The student may register for either ARTC 1359 or ARTC 1459 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Visual Communications Core Curriculum or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, NLC

Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications
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.)


ARTC 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
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.)


ARTC 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC, MVC

Digital Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1302. The student may register for either ARTC 1302 or ARTC 1402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Computer Graphics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of computer design concepts, terminology, processes, and procedures. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, vector-based graphics, and interactive multimedia. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTC 1459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Visual Design for New Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Visual design elements as they relate to new media. Emphasizes aesthetics and visual problem solving such as typographic issues, color management, hierarchy of information, image optimization, and effective layout. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1359. The student may register for either ARTC 1359 or ARTC 1459 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1494 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
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.)


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

Illustration Techniques II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1321.
Course Description: Continued study of illustration media and techniques using digital and/or traditional tools. Emphasis on conceptualization and composition. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Digital Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1302.
Course Description: Principles of digital image processing and electronic painting. Emphasis on bitmapped- or raster-based image marking and the creative aspects of electronic illustration for commercial and fine art applications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC

History of Communication Graphics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Survey of the evolution of graphic arts as it relates to the history of art. Topics include formal, stylistic, social, political, economic, and historical aspects. Emphasis on the art movement, schools of thought, individuals, and technology as they interrelate with graphic arts. (3 Lec.)


ARTC 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Digital Publishing II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1313.
Course Description: Includes layout procedures from thumbnails and roughs to final comprehensive and print output. Emphasis on design principles for the creation of advertising and publishing materials, and techniques for efficient planning and documenting projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, CVC

Typographic Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in ARTC 1317 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Exploration of problems in typographic design including computer generated letterforms as elements of design. Includes theory and techniques of traditional, contemporary, and experimental typography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

Publication Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1313 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Development of skills and advanced knowledge of publishing software, with emphasis on the maintenance of visual continuity in documents for publication. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, NLC

Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Advanced standing or instructor approval.
Course Description: Preparation of a portfolio comprised of completed graphic design projects. Evaluation and demonstration of portfolio presentation methods based on the student's specific area of study. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 2435. The student may register for either ARTC 2335 or ARTC 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at RLC

Computer Illustration II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced use of software applications and/or various media with emphasis on output procedures, the resolution of complex design issues, and concept development. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Design Communication II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1317.
Course Description: An advanced study of the design process and art direction. Emphasis on form and content through the selection, creation, and integration of typographic, photographic, illustrative, and design elements. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Digital Publishing III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A project based page layout course from concept to completion addressing design problems, preflight of files, color separations, and trapping techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art
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.)


ARTC 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, NLC

Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. An internship may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (15 Ext.)


ARTC 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation of a portfolio comprised of completed graphic design class projects. Evaluation and demonstration of portfolio presentation methods based on the student's specific area of study. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 2335. The student may register for either ARTC 2335 or ARTC 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2488 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. An internship may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (20 Ext.)


ARTV 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic study of technical computer models and animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Basic Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC

Digital Sound
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digitizing sound and incorporating it into multimedia or web titles for various delivery systems. Emphasizes compression issues, sampling, synchronizing, and resource management. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1451. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Basic Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

3-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

3-D Modeling and Rendering I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1451 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1351. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

2-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

2-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 2301 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced study of technical aspects of animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an animation project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Portfolio Development for Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student's skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Digital Video
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1351 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasizes integration of special effects and animation for film, video, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Modeling and Rendering II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1345 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at RLC

Character Rigging and Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced work in 3-D animation. Emphasis on character modeling, rigging and animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC, MVC

2-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC

2-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 2401 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Technical aspects of traditional animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an advanced animation project. Includes application of advanced skills and knowledge. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

Portfolio Development for Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student's skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at MVC

3-D Modeling and Rendering II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1445 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2451 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC, MVC

3-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2470 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC

Handheld Device Web Application Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1416 (concurrent) or instructor approval.
Course Description: An exploration of mobile web development designs and solutions. Topics include web-based scenarios utilizing Android and iOS applications, problem solving using industry standards from mobile device manufactures and developing mobile solutions with industry accepted software and simulators. Students will be exposed to both Android iOS device development. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2471 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at ECC

Android Application Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSC 1401 or ITSE 1429 or basic computer skills and programming logic.
Course Description: A study of the essential concepts, tools and techniques for developing Android applications for Touch pad devices and smart phones. Topics include basic concepts of Android development, downloading and installing the Android software development kit (SDK) and creating a simple application. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FLMC 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Survey of the Motion Picture
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of film history, aesthetics, technology and techniques including introduction to cinematic elements and approaches to analysis and criticism. Identify dramatic elements of films, visual and sound elements of film, motion picture genres, and basic plot structures; and identify important individuals in the history of film and motion picture technology. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FLMC 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Video Graphics and Visual Effects I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in the applications of computers for video production. Design of computer graphic workstations and development of a rationale for selecting software, hardware, and peripherals. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


FLMC 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Video Graphics and Visual Effects II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: FLMC 1331 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Designing vector and raster graphics, executing rendering techniques, designing and producing three-dimensional (3-D) materials, and selecting hardware, software, and peripherals for video production. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


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

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
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.)


RTVB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Introduction to Television Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Identification and operation of current television production equipment. Includes digital and analog signal concepts and use. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Convergence of Electronic Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: History and future of electronic media. Includes radio, television, Internet, and convergent technologies. Recognizes regulatory and economic issues. Explores career opportunities in electronic media. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Television Lighting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to theory and application of lighting for television production. Includes lighting equipment for various production environments, color, angle, intensity, distribution, lighting control scrim, screens and gels. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Scriptwriting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Writing of commercials, public service announcements, promos, news documentaries, and other broadcast and film materials. Emphasis on the format and style of each type of writing and development of a professional writing style. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Broadcast Engineering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Engineering video productions including the basic alignment/adjustment of cameras, test equipment, storage devices, and other studio equipment. Basic system design and construction. Examines digital standards for broadcast, cable, satellite, and network distribution. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Audio production theories regarding multitrack recording, studio live production and equipment operation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the students 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., 15 Ext.)


RTVB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
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.)


RTVB 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, NLC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
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., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
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.)


RTVB 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and techniques of sound production including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Field Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in field television production. Topics include field camera setup and operation, field audio, television directing, and in-camera or basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Studio Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic television production and planning techniques including video, audio and lighting equipment commonly used in a studio. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2282 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
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., 10 Ext.)


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

Television Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in multiple-camera studios. Includes advanced instruction in camera operation, lighting, audio, and television directing. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at CVC

Commercial Recording Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills in multi-track recording productions for the commercial audio recording industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Business Aspects of Video Technology
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This general business course for video stresses personnel management, production budgeting, staffing, decision-making, portfolio/resume development, interviewing techniques, site selection, contract law, and copyright management. Use of legal and financial advisors with a variety of business topics related to production companies, use of post houses, professional organizations, taxes, insurance, entrepreneurship, distribution, marketing, and sales will be discussed in depth. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
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., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
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., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Film and Video Editing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Film and broadcast editing for the preparation and completion of shorts, trailers, documentaries, and features. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and production of video content for location or studio shoots adhering to deadline and quality control restrictions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


RTVB 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing various projects demonstrating mastery of field and/or studio competence (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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