2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: POFI 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Fundamentals

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer application specific software. Emphasizes the concurrent development of office skills and computer knowledge. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: POFI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Proficiency.
Course Description: Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Computer Applications I or equivalent.
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1441. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Spreadsheets

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets for business. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1341. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Desktop Publishing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2440. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2340. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2450 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Databases

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: In-depth instruction of database theory and the practical applications of a database. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 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.