2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

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ITSW 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician
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.)


ITSW 1281 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician
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.)


ITSW 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Introduction to Database
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. Topics include terminology, database design, table structures, report forms, queries, and macros. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


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

Introduction to Presentation Graphics 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: Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ITSW 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician
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.)


ITSW 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician
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.)


ITSW 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Word Processing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills required.
Course Description: An overview of the production of documents, tables, and graphics. Topics include entry and editing, reformatting, search and replace, cut-and-paste, file and print operations, and spelling checkers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Spreadsheets
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended.
Course Description: Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets. Topics include formula creation, template design, formatting features, statistical, mathematical and financial functions, file operations, report generation, graphics, and introduction to macro programming. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Database
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended.
Course Description: Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. Topics include terminology, database design, table structures, report forms, queries and macros. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 1410 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Presentation Graphics 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: Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Data Entry
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding by touch (15 to 20 wpm).
Course Description: Training in data input. Includes source documents, conversion of source data into computer input media, input record layout design, and input coding. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 1480 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Cooperative Education - Data Processing Technology/Technician
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.)


ITSW 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1407 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Introduction in the use of geographic information systems software for planning and problem-solving. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 2434 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Advanced Spreadsheets
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1404 or instructor consent.
Course Description: Advanced techniques for developing and modifying spreadsheets. Includes macros and data analysis functions. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSW 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Database
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSW 1407 or instructor consent.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of database design and functionality. Topics include advanced data manipulation features, importing and exporting data, and advanced macros and programming. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 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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