2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: CPMT 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A fundamental computer course that provides explanation of the procedures to utilize hardware and software. Emphasis on terminology, acronyms, and hands-on activities. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Microcomputer System Software

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In this course the students will develop skills in the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of system software in microcomputers. Topics covered may include operating systems, utility software and other software affecting the basic operation of a microcomputer system. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Microcomputer Architecture

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer characteristics and subsystem operations, timing, control circuits, and internal input/output controls. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Computer Networking Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CETT 1403.
Course Description: This is a beginning course in computer networks with focus on networking fundamentals, terminology, hardware, software, and network architecture. A study of local/wide area networking concepts and networking installations and operations. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 1451 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. Hands-on labs and Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop learning tools help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of network and networking security concepts and allow students to experiment with network behavior. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 2350 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Industry Certification Preparation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of the objectives for industry specific certification exam(s). (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: CPMT 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Computer System Troubleshooting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CETT 1429.
Course Description: This course covers principles and practices involved in computer system troubleshooting techniques and repair procedures including advanced diagnostic test programs and the use of specialized test equipment. The student will develop hardware and software troubleshooting techniques and perform procedures used in troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.