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ARTC 1194 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of concepts, characters, and storyboards for basic animation production. Emphasis on creating movement and expression utilizing traditional or electronically generated image sequences. (2 Lec., 4 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 Richland 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)
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

3-D Animation I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques including lighting, staging, camera, and special effects. Emphasis on 3-D modeling building blocks using primitives to create simple or complex objects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

3-D Modeling and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1301.
Course Description: A studio course in the theory and technique of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Topics include the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes; a variety of rendering techniques; and use of camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 1350 (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: Illustration techniques and concepts for production, rough design, sketching, and discussions of various media and reproduction processes. (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 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Creative Web Site Design I
This is a WECM Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1302 and ARTC 1305 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Instruction in creation of web pages, graphics and images for use on the internet. Focus is on creating well designed web pages and maintaining continuity throughout web sites through use of color, graphics and placement and use of embedded elements. Overall visual communication of concept is emphasized. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Visual Storytelling
This is a Local Need Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1302 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Principles of story development, digital photography workflow, field recording, interviewing techniques, and image editing as it relates to communication in photography, video and film will be presented. The use of photography in relation to creative visual thinking and the development of story telling of written narration will also be covered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Electronic Prepress
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Visual Communications Core Curriculum, GRPH 1322 and 2341, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Theory and techniques for pre-press preparation using industry standard software for final file output. Topics include the procedures and problems involved in computer file preparation ranging from trapping, color separations, and resolutions to printing basics and service bureaus. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
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)
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 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

3-D Animation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in three-dimensional modeling and rendering techniques using lighting, staging, and special effects for digital output. Emphasis on the production of three-dimensional (3-D) animation as final digital outputting using modeling, rendering and animation software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced 3-D Modeling and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 3-D Modeling and Rendering.
Course Description: A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software: spline modeling, patch modeling, and other organic modeling techniques; learn advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to create detailed environments; cover advanced topics such as particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, bones, and constraints. (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 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Art and Design for the Web
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A study of practices, issues and techniques in web page design and web related graphic design. Emphasis will be given to visual problem solving such as typographic issues, color choice, logical navigation, image optimization and effective web page layout. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Writing for Visual Media
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course covers techniques for writing effective headlines, captions and copy for a variety of visual media. Students learn to gather facts, generate ideas, present information and edit copy for advertisements, web pages, brochures, newsletters, press kits, multimedia presentations and other forms of visual communication. (3 Lec.)


ARTC 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Creative Web Site Design II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1373 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A continuation of ARTC 1373, advanced concepts of creative web site design are presented. Focus is on integrating graphics software with HTML editing software to produce advanced interactive web sites that maintain integrity of design. Topics also include preparation of proposals for web sites, legal issues and visual communication of concept toward target audience. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Professional Design Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Visual Communications First Year Curriculum and demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The student explores all phases of the design process and client relationships in producing graphics and a complete website for an actual client. Topics include creating a client survey, preparing a project plan or proposal and contract, creating logos, brochures, and/or newsletters, creating website architecture, navigational elements, site structure, informational design and visual interface design to produce graphics, printed materials and a multi-page website for the client. Topics also include legal, copyright and accessibility issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Web Site Design
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The student explores all phases of the design process and client relationships in producing graphics and a complete website for an actual client. Topics include creating a client survey, preparing a project plan and/or proposal, and a contract; creating logos and other graphics; creating website architecture, navigational elements, site structure, informational design and visual interface design to produce a multi-page website for the client. Topics also include legal, copyright and accessibility issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2378 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Design Studio Practices
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The student serves as a designer, illustrator, computer graphics artist and/or art director in the Brookhaven College Visual Communications Design Studio. This course provides the student study and application in design studio practices. A portfolio is required for approval prior to registration. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
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 Richland 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.)


ARTT 1141 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC
Single-Course Delivery for ECC

Creative Drawing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to original and creative drawing using graphite and carbon pencils to draw a variety of still-life displays creating form, shape, and three dimensional views using shading, value range, depth, proportion, and various art materials. Development of layout skills; hand/eye coordination; and accurate observation of shape, texture, and tone. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


ARTT 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC
Single-Course Delivery for ECC

Conceptual Figure Drawing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the techniques of drawing the human figure with emphasis on gesture and contour technique. Topics include structure of the human form in relation to drawing body proportions; bone and muscle structure of the human form and the bone and muscle components of human hands and other appendages. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Animation 2-D
This is a WECM Course Number.
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
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 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Animation 2-D
This is a WECM Course Number.
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. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software. Includes organic modeling techniques, particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, and constraints. Emphasizes advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surface to create detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development for 3-D Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Design and execution of a professional portfolio to represent the student's skills in 3-D 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 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
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 Richland 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 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTV 1402 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software. Includes organic modeling techniques, particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, and constraints. Emphasizes advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surface to create detailed environments. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ARTV 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development for 3-D Animation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Course Description: Design and execution of a professional portfolio to represent the student's skills in 3-D animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ARTV 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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.)


EDTC 1150 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and present field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on reflection of best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1194 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 1195 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: This course will cover career portfolio development for the Bilingual/Bicultural teacher assistant/aide. Focus is on reflection, best practices, and current trends. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and current field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lec.)


EDTC 1294 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Educational Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of the role and responsibility of the instructional teacher assistant with emphasis on development of professionalism and effective communication strategies with adults. Topics include the various code of ethics governing the educational field, the issue of confidentiality, learners' rights and responsibilities, and challenges facing schools. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Teaching Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts and principles of reading instruction. Topics include readiness, beginning reading instruction, how literacy emerges, classroom learning environments, word-attach skills, study skills, comprehension, other aspects of the reading program, and examination of varied materials and techniques for teaching reading. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Educational Software and Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of educational software, instructional applications, and technology in the educational setting. Evaluate the use of technology for guided practice and self-paced student remediation. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC, MVC

Bilingual Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A capstone course in the core techniques of bilingual education. Topics include teaching techniques, awareness of cultural diversity, historical and philosophical concepts of bilingual/bicultural education, and material development. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Multicultural Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of cultural variations found in our society and reflected in our pluralistic classrooms. Topics include culturally influenced behavior, major cultures, cultural diversity, and the process of intercultural communication and teaching, including differences in lifestyles, communication styles, learning styles, and various sources of stress for diverse cultural groups. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Instructional Technology and Computer Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of specialization educational technology. Topics include the integration of educational computer terminology, systems operations, software, and multimedia in the contemporary classroom environment. (2 Lec. , 2 Lab.)


EDTC 1364 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Game Based Learning K-12
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course will cover how game technology can be used to enhance learning in today's K-12 classrooms. Students will learn to identify how games teach and why they work by analyzing examples and case studies of game-based instruction. Topics include learning strategies, evaluation of both commercial games in an educational setting and also games that have been specifically created with educational objectives, and the creation of a design plan for a digital game to be used in the classroom. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


EDTC 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Teaching English Language Learners
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in the methodology and strategies for teaching English Language Learners. Topics include terminology, teaching theories, historical and philosophical concepts, academic and cognitive development, language instruction in the appropriate context, teaching strategies, incorporation in content areas, material development, and awareness of cultural and language diversity. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in English Teacher Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Reading Problems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of reading difficulties. Emphasis on the theories, strategies, recognition, and remediation of reading problems. Topics include assessment, direct instruction, and motivational/interactive literacy activities. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Guiding Student Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of developmentally appropriate direct and indirect guidance techniques for use in various school environments. Topics include identification of causes of inappropriate behavior, establishing and managing routines, the environment's role in promoting positive behavior, promoting self-esteem negotiation/conflict resolution strategies, and enhancing positive self-direction. Emphasis in implementation of a behavior management plan. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Instructional Strategies in Educational Game
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This project based course will provide an opportunity to development, implement, and demonstrate the application of multimedia, instructional planning, and game technology in K - 12 Content Area classrooms with an emphasis on meeting the needs of diverse learners. Topics include ethics, research, multimedia tools, instructional planning, interactive game technology software, assistive learning technology, and assessment. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1201 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Computer Ethics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of ethical issues that apply to computer related professions, intellectual property and privacy issues, professional responsibility, and the effects of globalization. Emphasizes the practical application of computer ethics through case studies and current events in the game and simulation industry. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GAME 1212 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game Theory
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Game and simulation design. Application of design theories to production-based projects from the conceptual stage to a completed project. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GAME 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Computer Ethics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of ethical issues that apply to computer related professions, intellectual property and privacy issues, professional responsibility, and the effects of globalization. Emphasizes the practical application of computer ethics through case studies and current events in the game and simulation industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GAME 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Interactive Storyboarding
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of storyboarding for the development of games and simulations. Addresses pre-production preparation and creation of comprehensive design for a game or simulation including target audience analysis, purpose, goals and objectives, content outline, flow chart, and storyboard. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Introduction to Game Design and Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to electronic game development and game development careers. Includes examination of history and philosophy of games, the game production process, employee factors for success in the field, and current issues and practices in the game development industry. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Level Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1303.
Course Description: Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Design and Creation of Games
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to game and simulation development. Includes analysis of existing applications and creation of a game using an existing game engine. In-depth coverage of the essential elements of game design. Also covers an overview of cultural history of electronic games, survey of the major innovators, and examination of the trends and taboos that motivate game design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, RLC

Introduction to Animation Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Mathematical elements and algorithms involved in basic animation. Includes generating graphics, viewing 3-D environments such as visible line detection and 3-D surfaces, image processing techniques, and special effects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1314 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Character Sculpting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Creation of original characters from the drawing stage to sculpting clay status. Explores a variety of poses using clay and aluminum armatures. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1336 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to 3D Game Modeling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural spaces and modeling in a real-time game editor. Includes techniques for building, texturing, and lighting a game level to function in realtime. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Game and Simulation Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSE 1307 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Game and simulation programming. Includes advanced pointer manipulation techniques and pointer applications, points and vectors, sound, and graphics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

OpenGL Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Computer graphics with focus on the basic principles and techniques of graphics applications. Emphasizes 3-D computer graphics and translating a task from design to suitable algorithms and program code. Combines principles and major techniques in computer graphics with third-party game and simulation technologies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Multi-User Game Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Network topologies, architecture, and communication in game and simulation programming. Introduces sockets programming utilizing TCP and UDP protocols in a high-level language. Focuses on blocking and asynchronous modes. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Game and Simulation Programming II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Design and development of game and simulation programs including user interface design, mathematical elements, image and file structure, and software development techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

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.)


GAME 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

Introduction to Game Design and Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to electronic game development and game development careers. Includes examination of history and philosophy of games, the game production process, employee factors for success in the field, and current issues and practices in the game development industry. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Level Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Design and Creation of Games
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to game and simulation development. Includes analysis of existing applications and creation of a game using an existing game engine. In-depth coverage of the essential elements of game design. Also covers an overview of cultural history of electronic games, survey of the major innovators, and examination of the trends and taboos that motivate game design. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GAME 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

Introduction to Animation Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Mathematical elements and algorithms involved in basic animation. Includes generating graphics, viewing 3-D environments such as visible line detection and 3-D surfaces, image processing techniques, and special effects. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1436 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Introduction to 3D Game Modeling
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural spaces and modeling in a real-time game editor. Includes techniques for building, texturing, and lighting a game level to function in realtime. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Game and Simulation Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ITSE 1407 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Game and simulation programming. Includes advanced pointer manipulation techniques and pointer applications, points and vectors, sound, and graphics. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

OpenGL Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Computer graphics with focus on the basic principles and techniques of graphics applications. Emphasizes 3-D computer graphics and translating a task from design to suitable algorithms and program code. Combines principles and major techniques in computer graphics with third-party game and simulation technologies. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1453 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Multi-User Game Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Network topologies, architecture, and communication in game and simulation programming. Introduces sockets programming utilizing TCP and UDP protocols in a high-level language. Focuses on blocking and asynchronous modes. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game and Simulation Programming II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Design and development of 2-D game and simulation programs including user interface design, mathematical elements, image and file structure, and software development techniques. Introduces the basics of 3-D graphics related to game and simulation programming. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 1494 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

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.)


GAME 2302
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Mathematical Applications for Game Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 and GAME 1359 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Presents applications of mathematics and science in game and simulation programming. Includes the utilization of matrix and vector operations, kinematics, and Newtonian principles in games and simulations. Also covers code optimization. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Artificial Intelligence Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic techniques in artificial intelligence related to game and simulation programming. Includes knowledge representation and interference techniques, expert systems, path finding algorithms, and search techniques for problem solving. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game Engine
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Commercial and open source gaming engines. Includes discussions and recommendations for game engines to fit industry specifications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

3D Animation II – Character Setup
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1303.
Course Description: Skinning and weighting, forward kinematics, inverse kinetics, constraints, expressions, scripting and driven keys, mesh deformers, morph targets/blend shapes, and animation user interfaces. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Project Development I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in an original modification based on a current game engine. Includes management of version control; development of project timeliness; integration of sound, models, and animation; production of demos; and creation of original levels, characters, and content for a real-time multiplayer game. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game and Simulation Programming III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1359 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced applications of game and simulation programming techniques. Includes advanced rendering techniques and BSDP trees. Incorporates shadowing, lighting, collision detection, and 3-D animation and motion. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Project Development II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Continuation of an original modification based on a current game engine with an emphasis on new content and significant changes in game play over the base game experience. Includes creation of original levels, characters, and content for a real-time multiplayer game applying skills learned in previous classes. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Lighting, Shading, and Texture
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTC 1345 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Lighting, shading, and texture painting for 3-D models using digital painting techniques. Emphasizes lighting, shading, and texture creation of limited resolution to increase system performance for digital games and simulation training models. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game Testing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 2332 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Testing and debugging gaming and simulation applications in the alpha and beta stages of production. Includes critiques of the product and written documentation of the testing and debugging processes. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Game Scripting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: COSC 1437, ARTV 1303, or instructor approval.
Course Description: Scripting languages with emphasis on game concepts and simulations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

Game Development Using C++
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: COSC 1437 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Skill development in C++ programming for games and simulations. Examines real-world C++ development issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

DirectX Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 2342 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Exploration of the advances suite of multimedia application programming interfaces (API) built into the Microsoft Windows operating system. Includes fundamentals of DirectX's API that give multimedia applications access to advanced features of high-performance hardware such as 3-D graphics acceleration clips and sound cards. Addresses control of low-level functions including 2-D graphics acceleration; support for input devices such as joysticks, keyboards, and mice; and control of sound mixing and sound output. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Game Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1343 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Optimization of student-created games. Includes performance tuning, debugging, designing for test, software architecture design, object-oriented practices for game play, asset management, and coding best practices. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

OpenGL Programming II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1349 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Vector tools for graphics, transformation of objects, modeling shapes with polygon meshes, 3-D viewing, rendering faces for realism, and color theory for game and simulation programming. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Game and Simulation Group Project
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1359 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Creation of a game and/or simulation project utilizing a team approach. Includes animation, titles, visualization of research results, modeling with polygon frames, curves and surfaces, 3-D text and animation with keyframes, paths (objects and curves), morphing, vertex keys, skeletons, and lattices. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2387 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Internship - Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
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. (18 Ext.)


GAME 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Mathematical Applications for Game Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 and GAME 1459 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Presents applications of mathematics and science in game and simulation programming. Includes the utilization of matrix and vector operations, kinematics, and Newtonian principles in games and simulations. Also covers code optimization. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Artificial Intelligence Programming I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Basic techniques in artificial intelligence related to game and simulation programming. Includes knowledge representation and interference techniques, expert systems, pathfinding algorithms, and search techniques for problem solving. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Game Engine
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Commercial and open source gaming engines. Includes discussions and recommendations for game engines to fit industry specifications. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2433 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game and Simulation Programming III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1459 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Advanced applications of game and simulation programming techniques. Includes advanced rendering techniques and BSDP trees. Incorporates shadowing, lighting, collision detection, and 3-D animation and motion. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Advanced Game Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1443 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Optimization of student-created games. Includes performance tuning, debugging, designing for test, software architecture design, object-oriented practices for game play, asset management, and coding best practices. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2453 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

OpenGL Programming II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1449 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Vector tools for graphics, transformation of objects, modeling shapes with polygon meshes, 3-D viewing, rendering faces for realism, and color theory for game and simulation programming. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Game and Simulation Group Project
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: GAME 1459 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Creation of a game and/or simulation project utilizing a team approach. Includes animation, titles, visualization of research results, modeling with polygon frames, curves and surfaces, 3-D text and animation with keyframes, paths (objects and curves), morphing, vertex keys, skeletons, and lattices. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


GAME 2487 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Internship - Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
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. (24 Ext.)


IMED 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, RLC

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


IMED 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of Semester III courses in Web Production and Design AAS or instructor approval.
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.)


IMED 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, RLC

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


IMED 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, RLC

Introduction to Digital Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media. Emphasis on conceptualizing and producing digital media presentations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Multimedia Courseware Development I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in courseware development. Topics include interactivity, branching, navigation, evaluation techniques and interface/information design using industry standard authoring software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Web Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Interface Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1301.
Course Description: Skill development in the interface design process including selecting interfaces that are meaningful to users and relative to a project's content and delivery system. Emphasis on aesthetic issues such as iconography, screen composition, colors, and typography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Interactive Digital Media I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create interactive digital media applications and/or animations using industry standard authoring software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, MVC, RLC

Writing for Digital Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.
Course Description: Written communication for digital media environments including professional websites or other digital content. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


IMED 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC

Cooperative Education-Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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., 20 Ext.)


IMED 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and attitudes or behaviors pertinent to multimedia technology or occupations in the field. Focus is on concepts relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 1416 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Web Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


IMED 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC

Interactive Digital Media I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create interactive multimedia applications and/or animations using industry standard authoring software. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


IMED 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Multimedia Courseware Development II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of programming/scripting using an authoring system with emphasis on advanced development of courseware products. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2309 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC

Internet Commerce
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standards, development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, RLC

Project Analysis and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of two semesters of multimedia coursework.
Course Description: Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC, RLC

Web Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues. This course is cross-listed as IMED 2415. The student may register for either IMED 2315 or IMED 2415 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC

Internet Server Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Web server software installation, configuration, and maintenance. Includes scripting, and website. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Digital Media Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: Advanced topics in digital media programming including custom scripts for data tracking. Emphasis on developing digital media programs customized to the client''s needs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


IMED 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of the Level I Multimedia Certificate.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in the field of interactive media. The internship involves a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (15 Ext.)


IMED 2409 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Internet Commerce
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


IMED 2413 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Project Analysis and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


IMED 2415 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Web Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1316 or IMED 1416.
Course Description: A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues. This course is cross-listed as IMED 2315. The student may register for either IMED 2415 or IMED 2315 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.)


IMED 2449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Internet Server Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Web server software installation, configuration, and maintenance. Includes scripting, website planning, testing, security, production, and marketing. (3 Lec., 3 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.