2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Course Descriptions for Computer Science

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Course Number: BCIS 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Computer Applications

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, data analytics, and business-oriented utilization of the internet. This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. This course is cross-listed as BCIS 1405. The student may register for either BCIS 1305 or BCIS 1405 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102025404


Course Number: BCIS 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Computer Applications

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, data analytics, and business-oriented utilization of the internet.This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. This course is cross-listed as BCIS 1405. The student may register for either BCIS 1305 or BCIS 1405 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102025404


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

Course Title: Introduction to Computing

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of computer systems hardware, operating systems, and microcomputer application software, including the Internet, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases. Current issues such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other modern settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student''s major field of study in business or computer science. This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1101015107


Course Number: COSC 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Programming

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to computer programming for solving a variety of problems. This course is intended for non-computer science and non-computer engineering majors. Emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of computer programs. Includes problem solving with structured techniques and algorithms using pseudo code and/or graphical representations. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, Objective-C, C++, C##, and/or Java. COSC 1315 will satisfy the Associate of Science degree general elective requirement. This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015207


Course Number: COSC 1420 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: C Programming

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming in the C language. Topics include data types; control structures; functions, structures, arrays, pointers, pointer arithmetic, unions, and files; the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging programs; introduction to programming; and introduction to the historical and social context of computing. (3 Lec., Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015207


Course Number: COSC 1436 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Programming Fundamentals I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming, and provides a comprehensive introduction to programming for computer science and technology majors. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course may use instructional examples and assignments form various programming languages including but not limited to C, Objective-C, C++, and/or Java. This course assumes computer literacy. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.) COSC 1436 will satisfy the Associate in Sciences degree general elective requirement. This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015507


Course Number: COSC 1437 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Programming Fundamentals II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COSC 1436 and MATH 1314 or higher.
Course Description: This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software. This course may use instructional examples and assignments form various programming languages including but not limited to C, Objective-C, C++, and/or Java. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.) COSC 1437 will satisfy the Associate in Sciences degree general elective requirement. This course will fullfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015607


Course Number: COSC 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: Computer Organization

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COSC 1436.
Course Description: The organization of computer systems is introduced using assembly language. Topics include basic concepts of computer architecture and organization, memory hierarchy, data types, computer arithmetic, control structures, interrupt handling, instruction sets, performance metrics, and the mechanics of testing and debugging computer systems. Embedded systems and device interfacing are introduced. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.) COSC 2425 will satisfy the Associate in Sciences degree general elective requirement. This course will fullfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015407


Course Number: COSC 2436 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Programming Fundamentals III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: COSC 1437.
Course Description: Further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include recursion, fundamental data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), and algorithmic analysis. This course may use instructional examples and assignments from various programming languages, including but not limited to C, Objective-C, C++, C#, and/or Java. COSC 2436 will satisfy the Associate in Sciences degree general elective requirement. This course will fulfill degree requirements established by the colleges of DCCCD only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1102015707



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.