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Course Number: CJSA 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the field of criminalistics. Topics include the application of scientific and technical methods in the investigation of crime including location, identification, and handling of evidence for scientific analysis. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1330 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Cybercrimes

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to cybercrime. Topics include specific laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Police Organization and Administration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the principles of organizational structure and administration. Topics include theories of management, motivation, and leadership. Focus on a quality approach toward police community interaction. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Ethics in Criminal Justice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


Course Number: CJSA 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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.)


Course Number: CJSA 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies

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.)


Course Number: CJSA 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Death Investigations I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation, and case management for incidences of natural, accidental, and suicidal deaths. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations and meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Death Investigations II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation and case management for incidences of homicide, undetermined causes of death, and sudden infant death. Exploration of various federal, state, and local investigative requirements. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations. Also meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Forensic Science I

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: An introduction to crime scene investigation, evidence gathering, and preservation. Utilizing lecture and lab, presents the methods, procedures, techniques for the analysis and preservation of crime scene evidence appropriate for first responders to a crime scene. In the process, students will have "hands on" experience as well as practical understanding of the basic operation of a forensic lab. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1472 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Forensic Science II

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A forensic science lecture course focused on research in adolescent and adult neuropsychology. A study of the latest research from neuroimaging related to biological templates for violence within the brain. The psychotherapy and known offender characteristics will be analyzed and discussed. Also demonstrated are how forensic specialists analyze mens rea (criminal mind), MO (modus operandi), signature, and criminal aftermath activity as part of crime scene analysis. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and practice of crime scene investigation. Topics include report writing, blood and other body fluids, document examination, etchings, casts and molds, glass fractures, use of microscope, and firearms identification. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the practical aspects of criminalistics procedures. Topics include crime scene investigation, collecting and preserving evidence, and testifying in court. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


Course Number: CMDR 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Workplace Dispute Resolution

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Specific skills necessary for managing and preventing workplace disputes. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Current Issues and Trends

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examines current trends and issues in the field of conflict resolution and conflict management. Introduces methods for understanding and effectively responding to contemporary changes and challenges. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Conflict Dynamics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Foundation course in the field of dispute resolution. Includes negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Examines the nature of disputes and the multiple arenas in which conflict occurs. Also provides an overview of professional opportunities in dispute resolution studies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Special characteristics of conflict based on religious, ethnic, national, or racial identity. Emphasizes cross-cultural negotiations and mediations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Divorce Mediation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examines the issues involved in a divorce and meets the Texas training requirement in divorce mediation. Includes child custody, support, and property. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Mediation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The process of mediation, its history and development, and theories of conflict resolution and negotiation. Fulfills the requirements of Senate Bill 1436 for mediation training in Texas. Includes methods for successful third-party neutrality. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Negotiation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Techniques necessary to break impasse and reach agreement. Includes methods for creating an atmosphere that fosters negotiation, conducting difficult conversations; and mediating "win-win" situations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 1324 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Texas Family Code in Dispute Resolution

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Surveys the Texas Family Code with particular emphasis on adoption, divorce, paternity, custody, and child care. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2164 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Business/Commerce, General

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: CMDR 1318, CMDR 1321.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (112 Ext.)


Course Number: CMDR 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This particular process in the field of Dispute Resolution teaches neutral third parties the discipline to hear and render decisions. Arbitration is intended to avoid the formalities, delay, expense, and uncertainty involved in ordinary litigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Ethics for Conflict Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of ethical and legal issues and principles of professional ethical practice in the mediation and conflict management field. Topics include ethics, standards of conduct, confidentiality, impartiality, self-determination, and unauthorized practice of law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Negotiation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and techniques of negotiation. Includes analysis of the negotiation process from various perspectives. Emphasizes the preparatory activities and stages of negotiation, including reching and implementing an agreement. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Mediation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills and techniques required by Mediators. Includes planning, precautionary, and troubleshooting methods required in practice. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2359 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Conflict Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Capstone experience that examines the process of becoming a professional conflict specialist in multiple settings. Includes consulting and working with advocates, corporations, organizations, communities, and nations on both specific and broad conflict issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Law for Mediators

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is designed to impart fundamental knowledge about the litigation process and teach practical skills professionals need to effectively participate in mediations, arbitrations, negotiations, and dispute resolution system design. The focus will be on Texas Civil Procedure, legal reasoning and research, torts, contracts, criminal, and constitutional law. Students will receive a primer on materials and tools used by judges and lawyers to interpret the law so they can evaluate the merits of a legal dispute and better serve parties involved in litigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dispute Resolution System Design

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: CMDR 1318, CMDR 1321.
Course Description: Repeated organizational disputes lead to inefficiencies and a higher level of discord in many types of organizations including the workplace, homeowner associations, religious organizations, educational institutions, government, and many others. This course helps students learn effective dispute resolution strategies and skills to design systems that offer constructive approaches to managing organizational conflicts and using them to maximize creativity organizational development. Students will examine existing dispute resolution systems, identify important decision points, create new dispute resolution systems, or improve existing systems. Lecture, case studies, and experiential activities will expose the student to opportunities for designing dispute resolution systems. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dispute Resolution in Education

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: CMDR 1318, CMDR 1321, or Instructor approval.
Course Description: This course provides students with knowledge, skills, and strategies essential to apply the best theory and practices of conflict management in an education setting and with youth. Through lecture, discussion, and role-plays, participants will gain greater understanding, knowledge, and skills for resolving conflict in education, including implementing peer mediation programs. The use and abuse of social media and technology's impact on youths and conflict are also included in the course. Participants are introduced to the underlying models and practical skills involving mediation and conflict resolution in an educational setting. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CMDR 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Online Dispute Resolution

This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite Recommended: CMDR 1318, CMDR 1321.
Course Description: Online activity, cross boundary transactions, and the increased use of technology have created a new forum for conflict and new needs for dispute resolution professionals. This course examines the development of online dispute resolution, the challenges it poses to neutrals and system designers, and looks at the major providers, administrative agencies, and international organizations currently involved. Lecture, research, and the use of online tools will introduce students to available resources to aid the dispute resolution professional. Students will be introduced to state of the art online tools, conduct cross-boundary negotiations, and draft settlement agreements using available technology. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CRIJ 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045124


Course Number: CRIJ 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Court Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Crime in America

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crime. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4504015225


Course Number: CRIJ 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Criminal Law

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses, and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Juvenile Justice System

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045224


Course Number: CRIJ 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Community Resources in Corrections

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045324


Course Number: CRIJ 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Correctional Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Criminal Investigation

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045524


Course Number: CRIJ 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course covers police authority, responsibilities, and constitutional constraints. Topics include laws of arrest, search and seizure, and police liability. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045624


Course Number: CRIJ 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Police Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course examines the establishment, role and function of police in a democratic society. It will focus on types of police agencies and their organizational structure, police-community interaction, police ethics, and use of authority. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045724


Course Number: DRCM 2179 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Internship-Conflict Management

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Students obtain field experience conducting mediations and dealing effectively with conflict management situations. They practice in-takes, role-play, develop marketing strategies, as well as other practical skills necessary to become a successful mediator and conflict resolver. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: FIRS 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighter Certification III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: FIRS 1401.
Course Description: One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. NOTE: This course may be offered ONLY by institutions certified training facility by the Texas Commisson on Fire Protection (TCFP). (1 Lec., 5 Lab.)


Course Number: FIRS 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighter Certification I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. NOTE: This course may be offered ONLY by institutions certified training facility by the Texas Commisson on Fire Protection (TCFP). (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: FIRS 1507 (5 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighter Certification II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: FIRS 1313.
Course Description: One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. NOTE: This course may be offered ONLY by institutions certified training facility by the Texas Commisson on Fire Protection (TCFP). (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: FIRT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Fire Protection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, related fields. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire and Arson Investigation I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Service Hydraulics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The use of water in fire protection. Application of hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Hazardous Materials I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighter Health and Safety

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Building Construction in the Fire Service

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Components of building construction that relate to life safety. Includes relationship of construction elements and building design impacting fire spread in structures. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Chemistry I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Chemical nature and properties of inorganic compounds as related to the fire service. Fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Protection Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the rights, duties, liability concerns, and responsibilities of public fire protection agencies while performing assigned duties. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Instructor I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Fire Fighter II Certification or prior instructor approval.
Course Description: Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the Texas Commission on Fire Protection requirements for Fire Instructor I certification. NOTE: This course may be offered ONLY by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of manpower and equipment to mitigate the emergency. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire and Arson Investigation II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: FIRT 1303.
Course Description: Fire Investigation techniques and defense of findings in a court room setting. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

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.)


Course Number: HMSY 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Introduction to Homeland Security

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of homeland security. Evaluation of the progression of homeland security issues throughout Texas and the United States. An examination of the roles undertaken and methods used by governmental agencies and individuals to respond to those issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: HMSY 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Understanding and Combating Terrorism

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of terrorism and reasons why America is a terrorist target. Includes methods of combating domestic and international terrorism terrorist operations, cyber-terrorism, narco-terrorism, the mind of the terrorist, and organized crime's impact on terrorism. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: HMSY 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Cyber Terrorism

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Use of cyber-crime by terrorist organizations and their impact on our nation’s information based infrastructure, government, corporate, and private institutions and citizens. Includes a study of the uses of computer forensics and methods to defend against cyber-attacks. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: HMSY 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Organized Crime and Terrorism

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of links between organized crime and terrorism. Includes information concerning current terrorist groups; ties to ethic-related organized crimes; and terrorist organization’s use of black marketing, money laundering, identity theft, credit card theft, and fraud to fund terrorism. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Elder Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of elder law, including financial and estate planning, public benefits, health care, personal planning and protection, and consumer protection emphasizing the paralegal's role in elder law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Legal Research and Writing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: College-level ready in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: Presents the fundamentals of legal research and writing emphasizing the paralegal's role including resources and processes used in legal research and writing. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents legal terminology relating to substantive areas of law and the federal and state judicial systems. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in the legal system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Paralegal Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the paralegal profession including, professional regulation, trends and issues, ethical obligations, and the paralegal's role in the delivery of legal services. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Law Office Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer technology and software applications within the law office emphasizing the paralegal's role in the use of law office technology. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Employment Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents the fundamental concepts of employment law, including employment contracts, at-will employment, governmental regulations, and discrimination issues, emphasizing the paralegal's role in employment law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Bankruptcy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of bankruptcy law and procedure are presented including individual and business liquidation and reorganization with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Civil Litigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts and procedures of civil litigation including pretrial, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation and emphasizes the paralegal's role in civil litigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Contracts

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of contract law including formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis on the paralegal's role in contract law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of the law of wills, trusts, and probate administration emphasizing the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Family Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of family law including formal and informal marriages, divorce, annulment, martial property, and the parent-child relationship with emphasis on the paralegal's role in family law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Immigration Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of immigration law including substantive and procedural law related to visa applications, deportation, naturalization, and citizenship emphasizing the paralegal's role in immigration law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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. (2 Lec., 16 Ext.)


Course Number: LGLA 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Torts and Personal Injury Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of tort and personal injury law including intentional torts, negligence, and strick liability are presented with emphasis on the paralegal's role in tort and personal injury law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Real Property

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Presents fundamental concepts of real property law including the nature of real property, rights and duties of ownership, land use, voluntary and involuntary conveyances, and the recording of and searching for real estate documents emphasizing the paralegal's role in real property law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Business Organizations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: LGLA 1301, LGLA 1311, LGLA 1313, LGLA 1317.
Course Description: Basic concepts of business organizations including law of agency, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and other emerging business entities with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Criminal Law and Procedure

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Oil and Gas Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of criminal law and procedure from arrest to final disposition including principles of federal and state law emphasizing the role of the paralegal in the criminal justice system. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Intellectual Property

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presents the fundamentals of intellectual property law including creation, procurement, preparation, and filing of documents related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and the processes of intellectual property litigation. Emphasizes the paralegal's role in intellectual property law. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Legal Research and Writing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Builds on previous legal research and writing courses and covers standard and electronic research techniques and preparation of complex legal documents with emphasis on the paralegal's role. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Civil Litigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course provides opportunities to implement advanced civil litigation techniques and builds upon skills acquired in prior civil litigation courses with emphasis on the paralegal's role. Common law and statutory civil litigation concepts, ethical obligations of the paralegal assisting in civil litigation work, alternative dispute resolution processes, are reviewed. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: LGLA 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Legal Assistant/Paralegal

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. (2 Lec.,16 Ext.)


Course Number: PSYT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Psychology of Personal Adjustment

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Development of personal, social, and work adjustment skills. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: PSYT 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Crisis Intervention

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of crisis management and intervention theories in assisting clients in crisis situations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: PSYT 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Family Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Examine the American family from historical and modern perspectives. Emphasis on current issues regarding structures of relationships, marriage, and social change. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: PSYT 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Principles of Behavior Management and Modification

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An analysis of behavior management and cognitive theories and techniques with emphasis on their applications. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: SLPS 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Security of Computers and Data

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Cyber theft and computer fraud. Includes physical protection of computers and peripherals. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: SLPS 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Private Investigation

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The private investigation process. Includes techniques and procedures involved and legal issues applicable to private investigations. (3 Lec.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

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


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.