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DALLAS TELECOLLEGE • 2009 o n l i n e d e g r e e s

ONLINE CAMPUS

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So you have enrolled in a Distance Learning Class,

NOW WHAT...

Getting started and being successful: Depending on the class content delivery format there are a number of things that students need to know and do to be successful in any college class. Some of these considerations are specific to a distance learning course and some are just general items for any course format.

1. CHECK OUT YOUR CLASSROOM.

7. MANAGE YOUR TIME WELL.

Log on to the eCampus course management system, your virtual classroom, to access assignments and communicate with your instructor and fellow students.

Give yourself more time to complete assignments that are more complex and contribute heavily to your grade. Begin these assignments well before the due dates to avoid nasty surprises. Commit to designated study time just as you would any other mandatory task. Deliberate planning will help you be successful.

2. READ THE COURSE SYLLABUS. The syllabus is an outline or summary of the course you are taking. It provides information that you are going to need to know in order to be successful. This includes any materials you need, textbooks and other readings required, description of types and numbers of assignments and due dates, assessment dates (tests, quizzes, etc.), grading system, student conduct guidelines and general college policies.

3. ONCE YOU KNOW THE ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES BEGIN WORKING ON THEM AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Do not wait until the day before the due date to begin your assignments - because if you have any questions about instructions or technical problems interfering with completing the requirements you will not have time to get clarifications or to solve the problems.

4. FIND A PLACE TO STUDY AND TO WORK ON YOUR ASSIGNMENTS, A PLACE IN WHICH YOU CAN CONCENTRATE AND FOCUS. It should be a well-lighted, quiet, comfortable space where you can devote extended periods of time to studying with a minimum of distractions. Try to use your study place at the same time each day to establish a pattern and habit of studying.

5. SET COURSE GOALS. Read the assignment carefully. Divide your course work into small units with achievable goals. The assignments described in your syllabus give you content and form criteria and completion dates. Break the process into small units that you can manage – checking along the way that what you are working on fulfills the assignment. Re-read your assignment several times as you work on it to be certain that what you are doing fits the requirements.

8. COMMUNICATE FREQUENTLY. Since this is a distance learning course communication can be more difficult. You can talk to your education officer, advisor and other shipmates who are taking the course. (If it is possible to contact the instructor – do so. For strictly online classes, the more you contact your instructor and/or fellow class members through discussion boards, online chats, virtual office time, and email the more connected you will feel to the class, and the less you will feel as though you are learning in isolation.) If contact with the instructor is not possible, contact your education officer, he/she is an excellent source for help, both for subject information and technical assistance.

9. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. Get started with the class as soon as you can. Complete it in a timely manner. Try to space your efforts out over a reasonable time period – cramming the work in at the last minute is counter-productive. The idea of taking these courses is to get an education. Give yourself a chance to learn not just endure.

10. MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPLETE BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE COURSE WORK. Check to see that all of the assignments and exams are complete before you submit your course packet. The instructor can’t grade what isn’t there.

11. CELEBRATE. Congratulate yourself when you finish a course - job well done. Share your success with others.

6. ASK FOR HELP. If you are uncertain about an assignment or something you read in your textbook or other source material required for the class – ask your instructor or someone familiar with the course for help. Since you are not present in the classroom with the teacher – use email, or if appropriate contact the instructor by telephone. Ask for help as soon as you think you need it. If your problem is technical – contact the technical support line using the information contained in your syllabus or course materials packet.

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ABOUT DALLAS TELECOLLEGE Dallas TeleCollege is the online campus of the Dallas County Community Colleges (DCCCD), allowing you to take college courses without ever stepping foot in a classroom. With the Dallas TeleCollege you can be assured that there are no on-campus requirements and there is an array of student services accessible by students anywhere, anyplace. Dallas TeleCollege class sections are numbered 9000-level and may require other media such as DVDs, CD-ROMS or videostreaming in addition to Internet access. Any course delivered through the Dallas TeleCollege is the equivalent of the same course taught on campus. All courses will appear on an official transcript as being offered by one of the DCCCD colleges. At the Dallas TeleCollege we are continuously marketing new courses so that we can offer you online access to many of the high-quality courses, degrees, and certificates that the member colleges of the Dallas County Community Colleges have to offer.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: DEGREE PLANS: pg 3. Associate In Arts pg 4. Associate In Science pg 5. Business Administration pg 6. Business Office Systems And Support - Executive Assistant pg 7. Child Development pg 8. Associate In Applied Sciences In Criminal Justice pg 9. Associate In Applied Sciences Management pg 10 pg 18 pg 19 pg 22

Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Military Info From The State of Texas About Transfer


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

• Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must: 1. Complete a minimum of 61 credit hours including all the required courses listed. 2. Earn a grade of “C” or better in English 1301, either Speech 1311 or 1315, and the selected college-level mathematics course; 3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 (“C”); 4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites and 5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree. This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below “C” in transfer. Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS: COMMUNICATIONS Select each of the following: English 1301 (a grade of “C” or better required), English 1302 and either Speech 1311 or 1315 (a grade of “C” or better required) MATHEMATICS Select one from the following: Math 1314, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1414, 2342, 2412, 2442 or higher level (A grade of “C” or better required.) LAB SCIENCES Select two from the following: Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409; Chemistry 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412; Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 1445; Physics 1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

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NOTE: This requirement cannot be met by using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; CHEM 1405 and 1411; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425. SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Select each from the following: History 1301, 1302; Government 2301, 2302 Select one from the following: Anthropology 2346, 2351; Economics 1303, 2301, 2302, 2311; Psychology 2301, 2314, 2316; Sociology 1301, 1306, 2319

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HUMANITIES/VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Select one from each of the following groupings: I. Arts 1301, 1303, 1304; Humanities 1315; Music 1306, 1308, 1309 II. English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333 III. History 2321, 2322, 2380, 2381; Philosophy 1301, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317; Religion 1304

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INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS Select the following: Physical Education 1164 Select one from the following: Take any 3 or 4 credit hour Computer Science course with the prefix of COSC or take BCIS 1405

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ELECTIVE CREDITS Select any 13 hours of elective college credit courses other than those with the prefix of BCIS, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, GEOL, MATH or PHYS.

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ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE

• Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College In order to be eligible to receive this AS degree, a student must: 1. Complete a minimum of 61 credit hours including all the required courses listed. 2. Earn a grade of “C” or better in English 1301, either Speech 1311 or 1315 and the selected college-level mathematics course; 3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 (“C”); 4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites and 5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree. This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings, or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below “C” in transfer. Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS: COMMUNICATIONS Select each of the following: English 1301 (a grade of “C” or better required), English 1302 and either Speech 1311 or 1315 (a grade of “C” or better required) MATHEMATICS Select one from the following: Math 1314, 1324, 1332, 1333, 1348, 1414, 2342, 2412, 2442 or higher level (A grade of “C” or better required.) LAB SCIENCES Select two from the following: Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409; Chemistry 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412; Geology 1401, 1403, 1404, 1445; Physics 1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1411, 1412, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

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NOTE: This requirement cannot be met by using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; CHEM 1405 and 1411; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425. SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Select each from the following: History 1301, 1302; Government 2301, 2302 Select one from the following: Anthropology 2346, 2351; Economics 1303, 2301, 2302, 2311; Psychology 2301, 2314, 2316; Sociology 1301, 1306, 2319

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HUMANITIES/VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Select one from each of the following groupings: I. Arts 1301, 1303, 1304; Humanities 1315; Music 1306, 1308, 1309 II. English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333 III. History 2321, 2322, 2380, 2381; Philosophy 1301, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317; Religion 1304

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INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS Select the following: Physical Education 1164 Select one from the following: Take any 3 or 4 credit hour Computer Science course with the prefix of COSC or take BCIS 1405

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ELECTIVE CREDITS Select at least 3-4 hours from the following prefixes: BCIS, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, GEOL, MATH or PHYS. Select remaining 9 - 10 hours from any other college-level courses.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

• Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites. • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree. Degree Plan Code: AAS.BUSI.ADMIN The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration is designed for students seeking a broad program of study in all phases of business practices. This degree focuses not only on the core of management (principles of management, organizational behavior, and personnel administration) but also encompasses the critical areas of business operations (principles of marketing, accounting, and business law).

BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

ELECTIVE INFORMATION:

SEMESTER I COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: BMGT 1303 Principles of Management 3 BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 +MATH OR 3-5 POFT 1321 Business Math AND (3) ++Elective Natural Science (4) +++Elective 3 TOTAL SEMESTER I HOURS: 15-19

+MATH - Students must select a Mathematics course from the DCCCD Mathematics CORE list.

SEMESTER II COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3 ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I** OR 3 ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I** (4) ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4 COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR (3) COSC XXXX Higher level COSC course (3-4) +++Elective 3 TOTAL SEMESTER II HOURS: 15-17

++Elective - Students must select a course from the DCCCD Natural Sciences CORE list. +++Elective - Students must take 3 hours of any college level courses to satisfy these electives. ++++Elective - Students must select from the DCCCD Humanities/ Fine Arts CORE list. **Students may substitute ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I and ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II. Only three hours may be applied to the required number of hours for granting the degree.

SEMESTER III COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II OR 3 ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II (4) BUSI 2301 Business Law 3 ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I 3 PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology OR 3 PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3) SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) TOTAL SEMESTER III HOURS: 15-16 SEMESTER IV COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3 HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3 ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II 3 POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3 BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education - Business Administration 3 and Management, General ++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3 TOTAL SEMESTER IV HOURS: 18 Minimum Hours Required

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NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of choice.

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BUSINESS OFFICE SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Officially known as: Office Technology - Executive Assistant

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep) • Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites. • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree. Degree Plan Code: AAS.BOSS.EXEC.ASST The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree comprehensive curriculum is designed as an advanced level program to prepare students for executive assistant and computer support positions in an office environment. Topics include office management, human relations, records management, oral and written business communications, plus word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and telecommunication applications.

BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

ELECTIVE INFORMATION:

SEMESTER I COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3 POFT 1301 Business English 3 POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding OR 3 POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding (3) POFI 1341 Computer Applications II# OR 3 POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3) SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) TOTAL SEMESTER I HOURS: 15

+Elective - must be selected form one of the following Natural Science courses: ECOL 1305 People and Their Environment BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II GEOL 1403 Physical Geology PHYS 1311 Descriptive Astronomy PHYS 1401 Introductory General Physics PHYS 1415 Physical Science

SEMESTER II COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I 3 POFM 1309 Medical Office Procedures (3) POFI 2301 Word Processing 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 POFT 1321 Business Math AND 3 +Elective Natural Science 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER II HOURS: 15-16

++Elective - Any three- or four-credit hour POFI, POFT, ACCT, ACNT, BMGT, BUSI, ITSC, ITSW, ITSE, or MRKG course.

SEMESTER III COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication 3 POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3 POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I 3 POFT 1328 Business and Professional Presentations 3 ++Elective 3-4 +++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER III HOURS: 18-20 SEMESTER IV COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing OR 3 POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing OR (3) ITSC 1315 Project Management Applications (3) POFI 1441 Computer Applications II# OR 4 ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database (4) POFT 1380 Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant 3 and Secretarial Science, General OR POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office (3) Occupations and Clerical Services ++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3 TOTAL SEMESTER IV HOURS: 13 Minimum Hours Required

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+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

• Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites. • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree. Degree Plan Code: AAS.CHILD.DEVE The Child Development Program offers students an in- depth study of young children from birth to twelve years of age.

BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

ELECTIVE INFORMATION:

SEMESTER I COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3 CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3 CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3 CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 +Elective Child Development 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER I HOURS: 18-19

+Electives - must be selected from the following: CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs CDEC 1330 Growth and Development: 6-14 Years CDEC 1335 Early Childhood Development: 3-5 Years CDEC 1339 Early Childhood Development: 0-3 Years CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood

SEMESTER II COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood 3 Programs AND CDEC 2187 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3 CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3 MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4) Higher Level MATH course (3-5) ++Elective Child Development 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER II HOURS: 16-19 SEMESTER III COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3 GOVT 2301 American Government 3 SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4 ++Elective Child Development 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER III HOURS: 18-19 SEMESTER IV COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CDEC 2287 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3 CDEC 2280 Cooperative Education - Child Care 2 Provider/Assistant OR CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care (3) Provider/Assistant PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR 3 PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology (3) +++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4 TOTAL SEMESTER IV HOURS: 13-15 Minimum Hours Required

++Electives - must be selected from the following: CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant CDEC 1396 Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs CDEC 1454 Child Growth and Development CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III CDEC 2341 The School Age Child CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant CDEC 2480 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant +++Electives - must be selected from the following: ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

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NOTE: Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s degree need to consult the Child Development Program Chair before taking any Child Development classes.

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ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE • Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites. • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CRIMINAL.JUST.05 The curriculum is designed for those with Criminal Justice backgrounds as well as for recent high school graduates interested in preparing for employment in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole or private security. BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SEMESTER I COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3 CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3 MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3 MATH 1414 College Algebra (4) TOTAL SEMESTER I HOURS: 15-16 SEMESTER II COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices 3 CRIJ 1307 Crime in America 3 ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 TOTAL SEMESTER II HOURS: 15 SEMESTER III CREDIT HOURS: +++Electives 6-8 TOTAL SEMESTER III HOURS: 6-8 SEMESTER IV COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: GOVT 2301 American Government 3 +Electives Humanities/Fine Arts 3-4 ++Electives Required Support Courses 9-11 TOTAL SEMESTER IV HOURS: 15-18 SEMESTER V COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4 +++Elective Criminal Justice Elective 3-4 PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology OR 3 SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues (3) CJSA 2334 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3 TOTAL SEMESTER V HOURS: 13-14 Minimum Hours Required

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ELECTIVE INFORMATION: +Electives - must be selected from the following: ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theatre Theater ENGL 2000-Level Literature Course Foreign Language or American Sign Language HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

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++Required Support Courses - must be chosen from the following. Students cannot take more than one cooperative education course during the same semester: CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation 3 CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement 3 CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices 3 CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education - 3 Criminal Justice Studies/Safety Studies CJSA 1482 Cooperative Education - 4 Criminal Justice Studies/Safety Studies CJSA 2382 Cooperative Education - 3 Criminal Justice Studies/Safety Studies CJSA 2482 Cooperative Education - 4 Criminal Justice Studies/Safety Studies +++Criminal Justice Electives - must be chosen from the following: CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish CJSA 1392 Special Topics in Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement Administration** CJSA 1393 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies**

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**Both CJSA course are WECM courses and MAY NOT transfer to a four-year program as part of the transferable credits for the four-year degree. The following courses will be given as non-transferable credit to students who have successfully completed the Basic Police Academy and passed the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). A student must meet all registration requirements set forth by SACS, and the Dallas County Community College District. A student must file a Criminal Justice degree plan with the DCCCD and successfully complete at least six (6) hours of Criminal Justice courses prior to applying for non-transferable academic credit. The credit awarded will not be assigned a grade, but will be recorded as “credit awarded.” CJLE 2420 Texas Peace Officer Procedures 4 CJLE 2421 Texas Peace Officer Law 4 CJLE 2522 Texas Peace Officer Skills 5 A student enrolling in the Criminal Justice program must meet the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Requirements for minimum standards if you plan to seek employment in the law enforcement field. Licensing: (a) not currently on probation for any criminal offense; (b) not convicted of a Class B misdemeanor in the last six (6) months, or a Class A misdemeanor in the last twelve (12) months, or DWI or DWD in the last two (2) years; (c) never been convicted of a felony.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year insitution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.


ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCES MANAGEMENT Degree Code: MANAGEMENT (Associate in Applied Sciences Degree) • Offered in Partnership with Eastfield College • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites. • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MANAGEMENT The Management Associate in Applied Sciences Degree is a flexible offering of business courses designed to accommodate the specific needs of currently employed students. Students will learn practical management skills in the areas of goal setting, leadership, problem solving, human resources, and team building. These are skills required of successful employees, not just managers. By acquiring and applying knowledge in this field, students enhance their visibility and marketability on the job while demonstrating their capability of accepting new challenges. Participants in the Management Cooperative Education courses experience a significant and unique benefit. These classes allow students to earn 12 credit hours by applying management concepts to their present jobs. Thus, students bridge the gap between theory and practice as professional managers. This “real world” degree is beneficial for both aspiring managers and students who already have managerial experience. BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

ELECTIVE INFORMATION:

SEMESTER I COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: BMGT 1301 Supervision 3 BMGT 1382 Cooperative Education-Business Administration 3 and Management, General BMGT 1303 Principles of Management 3 BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 TOTAL SEMESTER I HOURS: 15

+MATH - Students must select a Mathematics course from the DCCCD Mathematics CORE list. ++Elective - Students must select a course from the DCCCD Natural Sciences CORE list. +++Elective - Student must select a course from the DCCCD Humanities/Fine Arts CORE list.

SEMESTER II COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3 BMGT 1383 Cooperative Education-Business Administration and Management, General 3 ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4 COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR (3) COSC XXXX Higher level COSC course (3-4) ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 +MATH OR 3-5 POFT 1321 Business Math AND (3) ++Elective Natural Science (4) TOTAL SEMESTER II HOURS: 15-20 SEMESTER III COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior 3 BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education-Business 3 Administration and Management, General ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I* OR 3 ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I* (4) ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I OR 3 ECON 1303 Economics of Contemporary Social Issues (3) SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) TOTAL SEMESTER III HOURS: 15-16 SEMESTER IV COURSE: CREDIT HOURS: BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making 3 BMGT 2383 Cooperative Education-Business 3 Administration and Management, General +++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Elective 3 Elective 3 TOTAL SEMESTER IV HOURS: 15 Minimum Hours Required

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This course covers the theory and practice of measuring and interpreting financial data for business units. Basic concepts, principles, and procedures are applied to the following topics: operating cycle, accruals and deferrals, financial statements, internal controls, receivables, inventory, fixed assets, and liabilities. This course is cross-listed as Accounting 2401.The student may register for either Accounting 2301 or Accounting 2401, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5203015104 ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Accounting 2301 or Accounting 2401.This course is a continuation of Accounting 2301 or Accounting 2401. This course covers the theory and practice of measuring and interpreting financial data for business units, with emphasis on corporations and managerial applications. Basic concepts, principles, and procedures are applied to the following topics: preparation and analysis of financial statements, budgeting, cash flow, cost systems, responsibility accounting, and cost-volume-profit analysis.This course is cross-listed as Accounting 2402.The student may register for either Accounting 2302 or 2402, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5203015104 ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. (3 Lec.) ACNT 1304 Introduction to Accounting II (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ACNT 1303. A study of accounting for merchandising, notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment, and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment.(3 Lec.) ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Films, lectures, slides, and discussions focus on the theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of the visual arts. Emphasis is on the development of visual and aesthetic awareness. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035126 BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented use of the Internet.Topics include computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems. BCIS 1405 course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement.This course will fulfill DCCCD’s degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. An introductory survey of contemporary biology for students majoring in the sciences.Topics emphasized will include the chemical basis of life, structure and function of cells, energy transformations, and molecular biology and genetics. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2601015103 BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Emphasis will be on scientists and their contributions to the science field, scientific problem solving, unity of life including cells and genetic information,energy pathways important to life,and current issues in biology.(3 Lec.,3 Lab.)

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BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. Presentation of biological concepts for the non-science major. Emphasis will be on current biological concepts pertaining to evolutionary and behavioral adaptations, biological diversity, ecology, form and function of organisms. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This course provides an introduction to business operations.Topics include: the business system, legal forms of business, organization and management, business functions (production, marketing, finance, risk management, information systems, accounting) and the environments affecting business (the economy, labor, government regulation, social responsibility, law, international business, and technology). (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5201015104 BUSI 2301 Business Law (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This course presents the legal principles affecting business decisions.The law of contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions are specifically covered. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2201015124 BMGT 1301 Supervision (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of the role of the supervisor. Managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation, and human skills are examined. (3 Lec.) BMGT 1303 Principles of Management (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management. (3 Lec.) BMGT 1382 Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in BMGT 1301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.(1 Lec.,14 Ext.) BMGT 1383 Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in HRPO 2301 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.(1 Lec., 14 Ext.) BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Decision making and problem solving processes in organizations, utilizing logical and creative problem solving techniques. Application of theory is provided by experiential activities such as small group discussions, case studies, and the use of other managerial decision aids. (3 Lec.) BMGT 2382 Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in HRPO 2307 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.(1 Lec., 14 Ext.) BMGT 2383 Cooperative Education - Business Administration And Management, General (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.The student should have previous credit in or concurrent enrollment in BMGT 2303 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.(1 Lec., 14 Ext.)


BMGT 2384 Cooperative Education - Operations Management and Supervision (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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 technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.) CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. Study of the child, family, community, and schools. Includes parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles,child abuse,and current family life issues.Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards.Requires students to participate in a minimum of 15 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.(3 Lec.) CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An introduction to the education of the young child.Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues.Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards.Requires students to participate in a minimum of 15 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.(3 Lec.) CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A study of the fundamentals of curriculum design and implementation in developmentally appropriate programs for children.This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1413.The student may register for either CDEC 1313 or CDEC 1413, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 15 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1319 Child Guidance (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: CDEC 1339. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1421.The student may register for either CDEC 1321 or CDEC 1421, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)

CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A study of child development observation, assessment skills and techniques. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1330 Growth and Development: 6-14 years (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A study of the principles of child growth and development from six through thirteen years. Focus on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1335 Early Childhood Development: 3-5 years (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. This course covers the principles of normal growth and development from three to five years. Emphasis is on physical, emotional, and social development. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1339 Early Childhood Development: 0-3 years (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. This course covers the principles of normal growth and development from conception through three years of age. Emphasis is on physical, intellectual, and social development. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. (3 Lec.) CDEC 1411 Educating Young Children (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An introduction to the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, and current issues.There is a credit sequel to this course.This same course with the prefix/number TECA 1311 can be taken for academic transfer credit. See course TECA 1311. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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CDEC 2187 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant (1) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 1313. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving 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.(3 Ext.)

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A practical application of management procedures for early child care education programs, including a study of planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs.Topics on philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluating, and communication. (3 Lec.)

CDEC 2280 CDEC 2280 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/ Assistant (2) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Two previous CDEC/TECA courses. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. 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 technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)

CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Child Development 2326. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis and planning, parent education/partnerships, and technical applications in programs. (3 Lec.)

CDEC 2286 CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant (2) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: CDEC/TECA 1318, 1311, 1354, 1319, 1313. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving 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.(8 Ext.) CDEC 2287 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant (2) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: CDEC 2286. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving 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.(8 Ext.) CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment. (3 Lec.) CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. (3 Lec.) CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An overview of multicultural education to include relationship with the family and community to develop awareness and sensitivity to diversity related to individual needs of children. (3 Lec.)

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CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: CDEC 2326 and CDEC 2328. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. An advanced study of the skills and techniques in managing early child care and education programs.(3 Lec.) CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: CDEC 1323 and 1359. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2288. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. (3 Lec.) CDEC 2341 The School Age Child (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. A study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques.This course is cross-listed as CDEC 2441.The student may register for either CDEC 2341 or CDEC 2441, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Two previous CDEC/TECA courses. Corequisite: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course. 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 technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.) OSC 1300 Computer Literacy (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. The student will develop the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating,acquiring information and solving problems.Additionally,the student will evaluate the effects and implications of information technology on various aspects of society.COSC 1300 may not be applied towards a computer science major or minor.COSC 1300 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement.This course will fulfill DCCCD’s degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years.(2 Lec.,4 Lab.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1101015107


COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course introduces the use of computers in business organizations, professional activities and personal life.Topics include terminology, hardware and software, applications and systems development, networking and the use of contemporary software. COSC 1401 or any higher level COSC course will meet the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences requirement.This course will fulfill DCCCD’s degree requirements only if this course has been successfully completed and the date of completion does not exceed 10 years. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1101015207

CRIJ 2323 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. 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

CPMT 1405 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software (4) This is a WECM Course Number. An introduction to information technology and data communication. Includes topics on personal computer hardware and software and basic networking concepts. Licensing/Certification Agency: Cisco Corporation. This course is cross-listed as CPMT 1305.The student may register for either CPMT 1305 or CPMT 1405, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

CJSA 1382 Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.)

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This course is a study of history and philosophy of criminal justice including ethical considerations.Topics include the definition of crime, the nature and impact of crime, an overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, court system, prosecution and defense, trial process, and corrections. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045124 CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. The judiciary in the criminal justice system is explained.The structure of the American Court System is defined. Prosecutional right to counsel is explained. Other areas covered are pretrial release, grand juries, adjudication process, and types of rules of evidence and sentencing. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2201015424 CRIJ 1307 Crime in America (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. American crime problems are studied in the historical perspective. Social and public policy factors affecting crime are discussed.The impact of crime and crime trends are shown along with the social characteristics of specific crimes.The prevention of crime is emphasized. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4504015225 CRIJ 1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. A study of the nature of criminal law is presented.The philosophical and historical development of criminal law is covered.Major definitions and concepts are given.The classification of crime is covered.The elements of crimes and penalties are discussed using Texas statutes as illustrations.Criminal responsibility is defined.(3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2201015324 CRIJ 1313 Juvenile Justice System (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. A study of the juvenile justice process.Topics 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 CRIJ 2301 Community Resources in Corrections (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. An overview of diversionary practices and treatment programs available to offenders in a local context.Topics include selected recognized models and future trends in community treatment.(3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045324 CRIJ 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. A study of the role of corrections in the criminal justice system.Topics include organization and theory of correctional systems, institutional operations, management, alternatives to institutionalization, treatments and rehabilitation, and current and future issues. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424 CRIJ 2314 Criminal Investigation (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Study of investigative theory, the collection an preservation of evidence, sources of information, concepts of interviewing and interrogation, the use of forensic sciences, and trial preparation. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045524

CRIJ 2328 Police Systems and Practices (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Exploration of the profession of police officer.Topics include organization of law enforcement systems, the police role, police discretion, ethics, police-community interaction, and current and future issues. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045724

CJSA 2334 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. This course is a series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. Emphasis is on identifying and exploring an assigned contemporary topic in criminal justice and suggesting solutions. (3 Lec.) DRAM 1310 Introduction to the Theater (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. The various aspects of theatre are surveyed.Topics include plays, playwrights, directing, acting, theatres, artists, and technicians. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005015126 EECT 1407 Convergence Technologies (4) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of telecommunications convergence technologies including telephone, LAN,WAN, wireless, voice, video, and internet protocol.This course is cross-listed as EECT 1307.The student may register for either EECT 1307 or EECT 1407, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ECON 1303 Economics of Contemporary Social Issues (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course is an application of the basic economic concepts to the study of social issues and issues of public policy.Topics such as the environment, health care, welfare reform, poverty, job security and economic growth are discussed.This course may also serve as preparation for Economics 2301 and Economics 2302, but will not replace either of these courses where they are required in a specific degree plan. (3 Lec.) ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Sophomore standing is recommended. An introduction to principles of macroeconomics is presented. Economic principles are studied within the framework of classical, Keynesian, monetarist and alternative models. Emphasis is given to national income determination, money and banking, and the role of monetary and fiscal policy in economic stabilization and growth. Other topics include international trade and finance. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4506015125 ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. The principles of microeconomics are presented.Topics include the theory of demand,supply,and price of factors. Income distribution and theory of the firm are also included.Emphasis is given to microeconomic applications of international trade and finance as well as other contemporary microeconomic problems.(3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4506015125

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ENGL 1301 Composition I (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. This course focuses on student writing. It emphasizes reading and analytical thinking and introduces research skills. Students practice writing for a variety of audiences and purposes. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2304015112 ENGL 1302 Composition II (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: English 1301 and have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing. In this course students refine the writing, research, and reading skills introduced in English 1301. A related goal is the development of critical thinking skills.Writing assignments emphasize argumentation and persuasion. Students will also write a formal research paper. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2304015112 GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course is for science and non-science majors. It is a study of earth materials and processes. Included is an introduction to geochemistry, geophysics, the earth’s interior, and magnetism.The earth’s setting in space, minerals, rocks, structures, and geologic processes are also included. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4006015403 GOVT 2301 American Government (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course is an introduction to the study of political science.Topics include the origin and development of constitutional democracy (United States and Texas), federalism and intergovernmental relations, local governmental relations, local government, parties, politics, and political behavior. (To ensure transferability, students should plan to take both Government 2301 and 2302 within the DCCCD.) (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4510025125 HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Humanities 1315 is a course designed as an introduction to the Arts: such as (but not limited to) Music, Visual, Architecture,Theatre, Dance, and Cinematic.This course focuses on the study and appreciation of the fine and performing arts and the ways in which they reflect the values of civilizations. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5001015126 HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations. (3 Lec.) HRPO 2307 Organizational Behavior (3) This is a WECM Course Number. The analysis and application of organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences. (3 Lec.) ITNW 1358 Network+ (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Prior networking course, networking experience or instructor approval. Prepares individuals for a career as a Network Engineer in the Information Technology support industry. Includes the various responsibilities and tasks required for service engineer to successfully perform in a specific environment. Prepares individual to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Network+ certification exam. Licensing/Certification Agency: Computing Technology Industry Association.This course is cross-listed as ITNW 1458.The student may register for either ITNW 1358 or ITNW 1458, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation.Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software.This course is cross-listed as ITNW 1325.The student may register for either ITNW 1325 or ITNW 1425, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. Use of project management software for developing a project plan including timelines, milestones, scheduling, life cycle phases, management frameworks, skills, processes, and tools. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSC 1401 will not meet the computer literacy requirement in the core curriculum and/or Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degrees. COSC 1300 will meet this requirement. ITSC 1401 meets the computer literacy requirement in most technical certificates and degrees. COSC 1300 will not substitute for ITSC 1401 and ITSC 1401 cannot be substituted for COSC 1300 ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSC 1405 ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. A study of personal computer operating systems.Topics include installation and configuration,file management, memory and storage management,control of peripheral devices,and use of utilities.(3 Lec.,3 Lab.) ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files.Topics include introductory systems management concepts.This course is cross-listed as ITSC 1307.The student may register for either ITSC 1307 or ITSC 1407, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) ITSC 1409 Integrated Software Applications I (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Integration of applications from popular business productivity software suites.Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.(3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I (4) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of the AS/400 operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic AS/400 menus, commands, and help screens.Topics include introductory system management concepts and file management. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) ITSC 1415 Project Management Software (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. Use of project management software for developing a project plan including timelines, milestones, scheduling, life cycle phases, management frameworks, skills, processes, and tools. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) ITSC 2421 Integrated Software Applications II (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSW 1401 or instructor approval. Continued study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSC 2435 Application Software Problem Solving (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Utilization of appropriate application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ITSC 2439 Personal Computer Help Desk Support (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSC 1405 and (ITSW 1401 or ITSC 2421) or (ITSW 1404 or ITSW 1434) or (ITSW 1407 or ITSW 2437) or instructor approval. Diagnosis and solution of users hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

ITSW 2437 Advanced Database (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSW 1407 or instructor consent. Mastery of database design and functionality.Topics include advanced data manipulation features, importing and exporting data, and advanced macros and programming.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

ITSC 2442 AS/400 Operating System II (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSC 1411 or instructor consent. Advanced study of the AS/400 operating system.Topics include advanced concepts of systems management and communications, installation and maintenance of software, network security, and data integrity. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

ITSY 1400 Fundamentals of Information Security (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Basic information security goals of availability, integrity, accuracy, and confidentiality.Vocabulary and terminology specific to the field of information security are discussed. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed.The importance of appropriate planning and administrative controls is also discussed.This course is cross-listed as ITSY 1300.The student may register for either ITSY 1300 or ITSY 1400, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Introduction to the analysis and utilization of data requirements and organization into normalized tables. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSE 1414 Introduction to RPG Programming (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSC 1411 AS/400 Operating System I or instructor consent. Introduction to computer programming using RPG IV. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSE 1440 Mastering Distributed Application Design and Development Using Microsoft速 Visual Studio (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSE 1431 or ITSE 2449 or instructor approval. An introduction to creating enterprise-level applications and the use of appropriate design tools and technology with Microsoft速 Visual Studio.Licensing/Certification Agency:Microsoft速 Corporation.(3 Lec.,4 Lab.) ITSE 1491 Special Topics in Computer Programming (4) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.) ITSW 1401 Introduction to Word Processing (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills required. An overview of the production of documents, tables, and graphics.Topics include entry and editing, reformatting, search and replace, cut-and-paste, file and print operations, and spelling checkers.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSW 1404 Introduction to Spreadsheets (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended. Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and application of electronic spreadsheets.Topics include formula creation, template design, formatting features, statistical, mathematical and financial functions, file operations, report generation, graphics, and introduction to macro programming.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended. Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database.Topics include terminology, database design, table structures, report forms, queries and macros.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) ITSW 1410 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of personal computers and operating systems as obtained in ITSC 1401 or BCIS 1405 or COSC 1401 or equivalent experience approved by instructor. Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics, text, sound, animation and/or video may be used in presentation development.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A systems approach to managing activities associated with traffic, transportation, inventory management and control, warehousing, packaging, order processing, and materials handling. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1321 Introduction to Materials Handling (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Introduces the concepts and principles of materials management to include inventory control and forecasting activities. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1323 Domestic and International Transportation Management (3) This is a WECM Course Number. An overview of the principles and practices of transportation and its role in the distribution process. Emphasis on the physical transportation systems involved in the United States as well as on global distribution systems.Topics include carrier responsibilities and services, freight classifications, rates, tariffs, and public policy and regulations. Also includes logistical geography and the development of skills to solve logistical transportation problems and issues. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1341 Freight Loss and Damage Claims (3) This is a WECM Course Number. An analysis of bill of lading contracts and liability for lost or damaged freight, including procedures for filing and documenting claims. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1345 Economics of Transportation and Distribution (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of the basic economic principles and concepts applicable to transportation and distribution. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1349 Materials Requirement Planning (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of materials requirement planning that includes net change versus regenerative systems, lot sizing, and the time sharing of dependent demand. (3 Lec.) LMGT 1425 Warehouse and Distribution Center Management (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Emphasis on physical distribution and total supply chain management. Includes warehouse operations management, hardware and software operations, bar codes, organizational effectiveness, just-in-time manufacturing, continuous replenishment, and third party.This course is cross-listed as LMGT 1325.The student may register for either LMGT 1425 or LMGT 1325, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) LMGT 2330 International Logistics Management (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Identification of the principles and practices involved in international distribution systems including the multinational corporation. Attention to global strategic planning, production, supply, manpower/labor, geography, business communications, cultural, political, and legal issues affecting global distribution and firm/host relationships. (3 Lec.) LMGT 2334 Principles of Traffic Management (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A study of the role and functions of a transportation traffic manager within a commercial or public enterprise. Includes training in rate negotiation, carrier and mode selection, carrier service evaluation, quality control, traffic pattern analysis, documentation for domestic and international shipments, claims, hazardous materials movement, and the state, federal, and international environments of transportation.(3 Lec.)

ITSW 2434 Advanced Spreadsheets (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: ITSW 1404 or instructor consent. Advanced techniques for developing and modifying spreadsheets. Includes macros and data analysis functions.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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MATH 1314 College Algebra (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate assessment test score or Developmental Mathematics 0099 or Developmental Mathematics 0093. This course is a study of relations and functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and special functions. Other topics include complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, theory of equations, progressions, the binomial theorem, matrices and determinants, proofs, and applications. MATH 1314 is a 3 credit hour lecture course. MATH 1414 is a 4 credit hour lecture course. Either course will meet degree requirements.This course is cross-listed as Math 1414.The student may register for either Math 1314 or Math 1414, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015419 MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate assessment test score or Developmental Mathematics 0099 or Developmental Mathematics 0093. This course includes sets, equations, inequalities, matrices, linear programming; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and probability. Applications to business and economics problems are emphasized. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015219 MATH 1414 College Algebra (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate assessment score or Developmental Mathematics 0099 or Developmental Mathematics 0093. This course is study of relations and functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and special functions. Other topics include complex numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, theory of equations, progressions, the binomial theorem, matrices and determinants, proofs, and applications.This course is cross-listed as Math 1314.The student may register for either Math 1414 or Math 1314, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015419 MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate assessment test score or Developmental Mathematics 0093 or Developmental Mathematics 0099. This course is a study of collection and tabulation of data, bar charts, graphs, sampling, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, regression, index numbers, statistical distributions, probability, analysis of variance, the use of statistical software, and applications to various fields.This course is cross-listed as Math 2442.The student may register for either Math 2342 or Math 2442, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119 MATH 2442 Introductory Statistics (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate test scores or Developmental Mathematics 0093 or Developmental Mathematics 0099. This course is a study of collection and tabulation of data, bar charts, graphs, sampling, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, regression, index numbers, statistical distributions, probability, analysis of variance, the use of statistical software, and applications to various fields.This course is cross-listed as Math 2342.The student may register for either Math 2442 or Math 2342, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119 MRKG 1311 Principles Of Marketing (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Introduction to basic marketing functions, identification of consumer and organizational needs, explanation of economic, psychological, sociological, and global issues, and description and analysis of the importance of marketing research. (3 Lec.) MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the Baroque Period to the present. Cultural influences on the music of each era are observed. (3 Lec.) PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. An introduction to the ideas about such things as the good life, reality, God, the acquisition and characteristics of knowledge, and the nature of humans. Students will evaluate both ancient and modern theories about these issues in terms of their logic, historical significance, and meaning in everyday life, as they practice the methods for doing philosophy. (3 Lec.)

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PHYS 1401 Introductory General Physics (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra, including trigonometry, or the equivalent. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course is for pre-dental,biology,premedical,pre-pharmacy,and pre-architecture majors and other students who need a two-semester technical course in physics.Mechanics and heat are studied.(3 Lec.,3 Lab.) POFI 1301 Computer Applications I (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills. Overview of computer applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 1341 Computer Applications II (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 1349 Spreadsheets (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Spreadsheet software for business applications.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 1441 Computer Applications II (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Computer Applications I or equivalent. Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 2301 Word Processing (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Word processing software focusing on business applications.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing (3) This is a WECM Course Number. In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Advanced techniques in merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. Emphasis on business applications.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFI 2440 Advanced Word Processing (4) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Word Processing. Advanced techniques in merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. Emphasis on business applications. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.) POFM 1302 Medical Software Applications (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFM 1309 Medical Office Procedures (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills. Introduction to basic medical office skills including telephone techniques, filing and indexing, mail handling, appointment scheduling, travel arrangements, correspondence, and business transactions. Emphasis on human relations and customer service skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) POFT 1301 Business English (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills. Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Introduction to basic records and information management. Includes the life cycle of a record, manual and electronic records management, and basic filing procedures and rules. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) POFT 1321 Business Math (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Instruction in the fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and problem-solving skills for critical thinking in business applications. (3 Lec.) POFT 1328 Business and Professional Presentations (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Keyboarding proficiency. Skill development in planning and conducting business presentations on an individual and/or group basis including communication and media skills.This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Skill development in the operation of the keyboard by touch applying proper keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFT 1380 Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science,General (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.) POFT 1382 Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (3) This is a WECM Course Number. 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.) POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding (3) This is a WECM Course Number. A continuation of keyboarding skills in document formatting, emphasizing speed, and accuracy.Emphasis on proofreading, editing, and following instructions, and keying documents from various copy.(2 Lec., 3 Lab.) POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication (3) This is a WECM Course Number. Prerequisite: Business English. Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications.(2 Lec., 2 Lab.) PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Introduction to Psychology surveys major topics in the study of behavior. Factors which determine and affect behavior are examined. Psychological principles are applied to the human experience. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015125 PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Psychological facts and principles are applied to problems and activities of life and will be used to examine basic aspects of human relationships in society.This course will involve the direct application of psychological principles to human relation problems in such areas as business, health occupations, social service agencies, and interpersonal relationships. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015225

PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Psychology 2301 recommended. This course is a study of human growth, development, and behavior. Emphasis is on psychological changes during life. Processes of life from prenatal beginnings through adulthood and aging are included. (3 Lec) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4207015125 PSYC 2316 Psychology of Personality (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Psychology 2301 recommended. This course is an introduction to the study of personality.Topics of personality and adjustment will be studied in the context of various personality theories.Emphasis will be on the application of those topics.(3 Lec) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4201015725 SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 and Developmental Writing 0093 OR English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0054 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading and Writing. This course is a sociological study of social behavior and social structures, emphasizing the importance of a knowledge and appreciation of the multi-cultural and multiethnic dimensions of society.Topics include cultural elements such as values, norms, beliefs, language, and roles, as well as group processes, social conflict and social change. (3 Lec.) SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. This course is a sociological study of social problems which typically include: crime, poverty, minorities, deviance, population, and health care. Specific topics may vary from semester to semester to address contemporary concerns. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4511015225 SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish.This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented.This course is crosslisted as SPAN 1311, which is also used in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1311 or SPAN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113 SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II (4) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: SPAN 1411 or the equivalent, or Spanish 1300 and Spanish 1311, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor. This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish.This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax.This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1312, which is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1312 or SPAN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.) SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. Theory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one, small group, and public communication situations are introduced. Students learn more about themselves, improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal public speeches. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2310015112 SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3) This is a Texas Common Course Number. Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND DCCCD Writing score prerequisite requirement. An introductory course to develop the student’s skills, knowledge, and understanding of the public speaking process.Topics include the principles of reasoning, audience analysis, collection of materials, outlining, and delivery. Emphasis is on the oral presentation of well-prepared speeches, using computer technology when appropriate. (3 Lec.)

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ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FIRST TIME STUDENTS: You may apply as a beginning freshman if you meet one of these standards: • You are a graduate of an accredited high school. • You are a graduate of an unaccredited high school and are 18 years of age or older. • You earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) • You earned a General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) • You are at least 18 years of age and do not have a diploma or G.E.D (may be admitted by individual approval) If you are under the age of 18, are no longer enrolled in high school of any kind and do not have a diploma or a G.E.D., you may be admitted by one of the following: • A written recommendation of the principal or superintendent of the last high school you attended, OR • Show results indicating you have the ability to benefit from the college’s programs through performance on an assessment test associated with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program. These tests are the ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS, or Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA). ACCUPLACER and ASSET are available at the college. If you are 16, did not graduate from an accredited school, but did graduate from a non-accredited high school, or were schooled in a non-traditional setting (i.e., homeschooled), you may be admitted if you meet all of the following conditions: • Present a written recommendation of the principal or superintendent of the last school you attended, or TSI approved test results indicating you have the ability to benefit from the college’s programs; and • Present a notarized record of the high school equivalent work completed and the date of successful completion; and • Complete the enrollment agreement noting you understand and accept that academic freedom and the collegiate environment is supported in all courses within the college and • Agree to limitations on conditions of admission established by the college. • After you are admitted, but prior to registration, you must have test scores on file from a TSI approved test. •After you are admitted, but prior to registration, you must have test scores on file from a TSI approved test. NOTE: DCCCD students who are applying for financial aid must select an eligible program of study prior to the first disbursement of financial aid. To select an eligible degree or certificate program, please log on to eConnect and visit FA Program Selection. TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you wish to transfer college credit, you are eligible for admission for enrollment from an accredited collegiate institution as defined in the Acceptance of Credit in Transfer section if you meet the following conditions: You must present a complete transcript bearing the seal and signature of college/university official of each institution attended. Transcripts must be submitted before you enroll and should include the previous admission record and evidence of honorable dismissal. If you do not submit transcripts prior to enrolling, you can be blocked from a number of courses that require taking certain prerequisites. Transcripts received become the permanent property of the college. If you are transferring from another college, you are not at liberty to disregard your collegiate record by applying as a beginning student. The college reserves the right to review academic credentials and/or transcripts from other higher education institutions for the purposes of evaluating the acceptability of credits. If you do not report all accredited college/university course work, you will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion and possible loss of credit for subsequent course work taken at the college. You must meet the minimum academic standards of the college. If another institution enforced scholastic withdrawal or suspension, and you meet the minimum academic standards of the college, you may petition for admission to the designated school official or admissions committee. Admission may be provisional, and credit hours and course work may be limited. You must meet all TSI requirements, as follows, after you are admitted: If you are transferring from another Texas public college or university, you must present ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS, or THEA scores if you wish to enroll in any college-level course work. If you are TSI exempt, you are still required to meet all DCCCD course prerequisite requirements usually by taking a college assessment test to determine college-level readiness skills. Some DCCCD course prerequisites could require a higher cut score than those outlined by the THECB TSI state minimum requirements. (TASP scores will still be honored even though the TASP test is no longer made available) and If you are transferring from a private and/or out-of-state college or university, you must present assessment scores associated with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) program. See TSI section in the catalog. • Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses: If you drop or withdraw before the official drop/withdrawal deadline, you will receive a grade of

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W (Withdraw) in each class dropped. The deadline for receiving a W is indicated on the academic calendar and the current class schedule. Receiving financial aid? If you completely withdraw from school during the semester, or quit attending, but fail to officially withdraw, you may be required to return a portion of the financial aid money that you received. Review the Return of Federal Title IV Funds Policy in our catalog for more details. If you are enrolled in a Fast Track or Flex class, you are responsible for knowing the refund dates that apply to your particular class. Under a new Texas law, students who enroll in a Texas public institution of higher education (including DCCCD) for the first time in fall 2007 or later may not drop more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career. See our catalog for more information. • Refund of Tuition: To be considered officially withdrawn from one or more classes and eligible for a refund, a student must have filed the appropriate form with the college within the refund period or completed the appropriate process on eConnect. Refunds for flexible-entry classes are prorated based on the number of weeks each class spans. Saturdays are included in the count of class days. Refund periods for fall, spring and some summer semesters are the following: Amount of Refund Fall and Spring (16-week semesters) Summer (5-week semesters)* 100% Prior to the 1st class day of the semester Prior to the 1st class day of the semester 70% During the first 15 class days of the semester During the first 5 class days of the semester 25% During the 16th-20th class days of the semester During the 6th class day of the semester None After the 20th class day of the semester After the 6th class day of the semester *Some summer semesters are 6-week semesters and will have different refund dates. The amount of refund may be reduced for federal financial aid recipients who have not completed 60% of the enrollment period for which they have received aid. The “1st class day” is the day the institution’s term officially begins; it may precede the first day a student’s class actually meets. Refunds are based on net charges for classes dropped and added if occurring prior to the date the college must report official enrollment. Refunds are made to credit cards if tuition was paid by credit card. However, refunds for tuition paid by cash or check can be refunded directly to the student’s bank account or to a special stored value card by entering appropriate information on eConnect, the District’s online processing system. If no bank account is indicated, a check will be mailed to the student’s address on file with the college. A student who wishes to appeal for a greater refund may do so by submitting a petition and explanation of any extenuating circumstances to the college refund petitions committee. If the committee approves the petition, the college will notify the student and issue a refund accordingly. Requests for refunds will not be accepted after the end of the semester or summer session for which the refund is sought. Special drop/refund concessions are made for those called to active military duty. • How to Request a Transcript: To request a free copy of your transcript, write or fax the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at the Dallas County Community College you LAST attended, or submit an online request through eConnect. To request a transcript online through eConnect, you must have a login and password. If you do not have an eConnect user account, please follow the instructions below for submitting a written request. For written requests, send the Admissions/Registrar’s Office a dated and signed letter that includes:

Your name A copy of your driver’s license, Texas ID card or DCCCD ID card Your student ID number (Colleague ID number) or Social Security number (optional) The exact address where your transcript should be sent

Your signature is REQUIRED. The Registrar’s Office cannot fill the request without it. • Accreditation: Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s colleges is individually accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the associate degree.


MILITARY INFO FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS Tuition for Texans at Public Institutions of Higher Education A “Texan” is a service member whose “Home of Record” upon entry into the service was Texas and who has not processed a form with the military to change his/her permanent residence to another state. A Texan continues to be a resident and is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at any public institution of higher education in Texas. This is true for Texas service members taking traditional classes while living in Texas and for Texas service members stationed out-of-state or out-ofcountry who are taking classes through a Texas public institution via some form of distance education. A Texan’s spouse and dependent children, unless they have established or maintained a separate residence from the member, are also Texas residents and are eligible to pay the resident tuition rate at any public institution of higher education in Texas. Documents to prove Texas residence include: • Papers from the military indicating Texas was your “Home of Record” at time of entry into service, and • Leave and earnings statement showing Texas is still your permanent address with the military.

Military: After Assignment in Texas: Program Purpose To provide a continuation of the waiver of nonresident tuition for the spouse and/or dependent children of military personnel who remain in Texas when the military member is reassigned to duty outside the state. Who can apply? Individuals who are the spouse and dependent children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officer of the Public Health Service who remain in Texas when the member is reassigned to duty outside of Texas. This waiver will be available to the spouse and dependent children of military members during the member’s assignment to duty elsewhere as long as the spouse or child resides continuously in Texas. Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public colleges and universities. How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate.

Tuition for Non-Texans A “Non-Texan” is a service member whose “Home of Record” upon entry into the service was not Texas and who has not taken steps to change his/her permanent residence with the military to Texas.

How can I apply? The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

A non-Texas service member, his/her spouse, and dependent children are nonresidents and must pay the nonresident tuition rate unless they qualify for a waiver under Texas statutes. For more information about the waiver programs, click on the program category most applicable to your situation.

Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, §54.058(c) and Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 26(b)(11)(B) (Pertaining to Exceptions)..

Waivers • If you are stationed in Texas • During first assignment after Texas • If family intent is to make Texas home • Survivors • Spouse and dependents who previously lived in Texas • Honorably discharged or separated veterans • ROTC students • NATO forces • Radiological Science students at Midwestern State University Documents required to apply for a waiver program: Papers from the military or others showing the individual meets the requirements of the specific waiver program for which he/she is applying. Military: Assigned to Duty in Texas: Program Purpose To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to the member, spouse and dependent children of nonTexas members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service while they are stationed in Texas.

Out-of-State Military: If Family Intent is to Make Texas Home: Program Purpose To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to the spouse and/or dependent children of non-Texas members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service whose intent it is to make Texas his/her new home. Who can apply? Individuals who are the spouse and dependent children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service from states other than Texas who are stationed outside of Texas who file with the Texas institution of higher education at which they plan to attend a letter of intent to establish residence in Texas. Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public colleges and universities. How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate.

Who can apply? Individuals who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service from states other than Texas, their spouses and/or children.

How can I apply? The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

Although nonresidents, the member, spouse and children may pay the resident rate while stationed in Texas. Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public colleges and universities.

Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, §54.058 g and Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 26 (Pertaining to Exceptions)..

How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate.

Military: Survivors

How large is the program? 11,600 students received waivers in 2004-05. (2005-06 data is not yet available) How can I apply? Provide the college with proof of current assignment to duty in Texas. The Office of the Registrar at each college or university normally processes waivers. If they do not process the waiver, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus. Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, §54.058 (b) and Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 26(b)(11)(A) (Pertaining to Exceptions).

Program Purpose To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to the spouse and/or children of non-Texas members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service who died or was killed while in service if the spouse or child becomes a Texas resident. Who can apply? Individuals who are the spouse or children of non-Texas members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Public Health Service who died or were killed while in service. To qualify, the spouse or child must move to Texas within 60 days of the date of the death of the service member. (The parent is not required to relocate to Texas WITH the child for the child to qualify for the waiver.) Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public colleges and universities.

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How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate. How can I apply? The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus. Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, §54.058 (f) See also Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 26(b)(11)(D) (Pertaining to Exceptions)..

Military: Spouse and Dependents Who Previously Lived in Texas Program Purpose To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition for the spouse and/or dependent child of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States (including the Public Health Service), who is not currently assigned to duty in Texas.

member’s place of legal residence for income tax purposes; > Registers to vote in Texas for the entire year preceding the first day of the term or semester; and > Satisfies at least one of the following: + for the entire year preceding the first day of the term or semester has owned real property in Texas and in that time has not been delinquent in the payment of any taxes on the property; + Has had an automobile registered in Texas for the entire year preceding the first day of the term or semester; or + At least one year preceding the first day of the term or semester executed a will that has not been revoked or superseded indicating that the member is a resident of this state and deposited the will with the county clerk of the county of the member’s residence under Section 71, Texas Probate Code. Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public colleges and universities. How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate. How can I apply? The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

Who can apply? Individuals who are the spouse or dependent children of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is not currently assigned to duty in Texas but has previously resided in Texas for at least a six-month period.

Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, §54.058 i

For the spouse or dependent children to qualify, the service member must, at least one year preceding the first day of the term or semester for which the spouse or child enrolls,

Military: NATO Forces (NATO)

• have filed proper documentation with the military or Public Health Service to change his/her permanent residence to Texas and designated Texas as his/her place of legal residence for income tax purposes; • have registered to vote in Texas; and • be able to show that one of the following three things has been in effect for the full 12 months prior to the first day of the relevant term or semester: > ownership of real estate in Texas with no delinquent property taxes; > registration of an automobile in Texas, or > execution of a currently-valid will that indicates he/she is a resident of Texas that has been deposited with a county clerk in Texas. Where may the awards be used? Limited to Texas public college and universities. How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate. How can I apply? The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. However, waivers may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid. The student must be able to provide the college or university with proof that he/she meets the program eligibility requirements. Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code §54.058(d) and Coordinating Board Rules, Chapter 21.26(b)(11)(E) Military: Honorably Discharged, Separated or Retired Veterans who Move to Texas Program Purpose To provide an immediate waiver of nonresident tuition to the veteran, spouse and dependent children who move to Texas upon separation from the military. Who can apply? Individuals who: • Are former members of the U.S. Armed Forces or former Commissioned Officers of the U.S. Public Health Service; • Are retired or have been honorably discharged; • Have enrolled in a Texas public college or university for any term or semester at a state institution of higher education that begins before the first anniversary of the member’s separation; and • Have met the following requirements : > At least one year preceding the first day of the term or semester executed a document with the applicable service branch that is in effect on the first day of the term or semester that (a) indicates the member’s permanent residence address is in Texas and (b) designates Texas as the

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Program Purpose To enable an individual in the state in accordance with the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and his/her spouse and children to enroll in public institutions in Texas while paying the resident tuition rate. Who can apply? Individuals who are members of a family in Texas in accordance with the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Where may the awards be used? Limited to public institutions in the state of Texas. How much can be awarded? This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate. How large is the program? 283 students received waivers in 2004-05. (2005-06 data is not yet available) How can I apply? The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. However, waivers may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid. Students must provide proof that the family is stationed in Texas in keeping with the North Atlantic Treaty. Where can I get additional information? • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information. • To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, 54.074 (b) or Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 26 (Pertaining to Exceptions). • Refunds for Persons Called into Active Duty A reservist or member of the National Guard called into duty as a result of U.S. military demands after the start of a semester has three options about the treatment of tuition and fees he has paid to attend a public institution of higher education in Texas. According to state statutes and Coordinating Board rules, the institution, at the student’s option, shall: 1. Refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws; 2. Grant a student, who is eligible under the institution’s guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript; or 3. As determined by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade or credit to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of course work and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material. Note: There are no provisions for refunds for active duty service members who are deployed as a result of military orders or for individuals who chose to enter into the service. The provisions listed above apply only to individuals called into active military service.


Military: Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption) (Hazlewood Act) Program Purpose To provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans or to qualified dependent children. To use Hazlewood benefits, you must complete an application/release form. Please choose the appropriate form from below: • Application for Veterans New to Hazlewood • Application for Dependent New to Hazlewood • Application for Previous Hazlewood Recipients If you are a new applicant, you must present your college or university with a benefit letter from the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK to qualify. You can contact that office at 888-442-4551. Who can apply? Veterans who: • Are Texas residents • Were Texas residents at the time they entered the U. S. Armed Forces • Have served at least 181 days of active military duty, as indicated as “net active service” (the sum of 12(c) and 12(d)) on the DD214) • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions • Have Federal veterans education benefits for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits. (PELL and SEOG Grants are not relevant as of fall 2005.) • Are not in default on a federal education loan or a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas; and • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs), unless the college’s governing board has ruled to let veterans receive the benefit while taking non-funded courses.

Steps to Changing Permanent Residence with the Military (becoming a Texas resident)

A member of the military whose “Home of Record” at the time of entry into service was NOT Texas can change his/her residence to Texas while in the military if he/she: 1. Is assigned to duty in Texas for at least 12 consecutive months during which time the member files proper documentation with the military to change his/her permanent residence to Texas, and 2. Meets four of the eight conditions listed below for the 12 months prior to enrollment: • Purchase a residence in Texas and claim it as a homestead; • Register to vote in Texas; • Register an automobile in Texas; • Maintain a Texas driver’s license; • Maintain checking, savings or safety deposit box in Texas; • Have a will or other legal documents on file in Texas that indicate residence in Texas; • Have membership in professional organizations or other state organizations; and/or • Establish a business in Texas.

Dependents who: • Have a parent who was a U.S. citizen and a resident of Texas at the time of entry who died as a result of service related injuries or illness or whose parent became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of service related injury or illness. • Are U. S. citizens; • Are Texas residents; and • are not in default of a Federal Education loan or a loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas. The benefit may not be used for correspondence courses unless the courses are part of the student’s degree plan. To date, legislation has NOT been introduced to open the program to veterans from other states. Where may the awards be used? The awards are available only for use at a Texas public college or university. To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow this link to Texas Institutions of Higher Education and select any of the schools listed under the Texas Public Institutions. **Note: The schools listed under Independent Institutions do not qualify for Hazlewood Exemptions. How much can be awarded? All dues, fees, and charges, including fees for correspondence courses but excluding property deposit fees, student service fees, and any fees or charges for lodging, board, or clothing. No funds may be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support. How large is the program? 8,885 awards were made in 2004-05. (2005-06 data is not yet available) How can I apply? Veterans should provide the registrar of their college proof from the Department of Defense about their military service and nature of discharge. Both veterans and dependents must also provide proof of eligibility for GI/Montgomery benefits by requesting a letter from the VA office in Muskogee, OK (call 888-442-4551). Dependents must provide proof from Dept of Defense or from Veterans Administration regarding parents death or parents disability related to service. Both groups should contact their college financial aid office regarding their status on prior federal student loans made or guaranteed by the State of Texas. They must also complete the appropriate application (see links in “Program Purpose” section above) and submit it to the college financial aid office. Where can I get additional information? * Military: Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption) FAQ * Contact your college for additional information. * Login to Your Hazlewood Account * To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code §54.203

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ABOUT TRANSFER Is transferring to a four-year college or university in your future? Important information for transfer students. • How do I transfer my credits to another institution? Send official transcripts from all colleges previously attended before transferring to your university of choice. Transcripts are issued upon written request only. When the institution receives your transcripts, they evaluate the credits and, where applicable, count them toward the degree. • What can I do to ensure a successful transfer? It’s never too early to begin planning for a smooth transfer to another college or university. Your decisions and commitment to a specific program and university directly impact the success of transferring credits. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more you risk delaying completion of your degree. • By the time you have earned six credits, you should declare your intent to transfer. • By the time you have earned 24 credits, you should declare your major and university. In addition to academic advising, we recommend using the following transfer resources throughout your DCCCD experience: • DCCCD catalog lists general education and program requirements. • Online course equivalency guides show how course work is accepted at state and private colleges and universities. http://www.dcccd.edu/TransferServices • Find help with any transfer difficulties at your campus Academic Advising Center. (See back of brochure for contact information.) • Where can I transfer? Dallas County Community College District has agreements with more than 50 institutions, nationally and internationally. These transfer partnerships assist you in making a smooth transition from one institution to the next by maximizing your DCCCD credits. In addition, several of these partnerships offer tuition discounts and scholarships for DCCCD graduates. To access a list of DCCCD transfer partners, visit http://www.dcccd.edu/TransferServices. • What is concurrent admission? DCCCD has concurrent admission agreements with a growing number of partner institutions. You may apply for pre-admission status to a four-year partner college or university at the time you enroll in a DCCCD college or any subsequent semester by completing the pre-admission form. This agreement gives you a seamless transfer as well as privileges at the partner institution. • When do I transfer? It is recommended that your transfer after completing your associate’s degree or when you and your DCCCD advisor determine that you are fully prepared to transfer to your four-year college or university of choice. • What types of degrees? DCCCD offers the following associate’s degrees that are appropriate for transfer: ●

Associate in Arts (AA) Associate in Sciences (AS) Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS)* Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Field of Study Degrees Emphasis Degrees

If you complete any of the above degrees, you will be admitted to university with Junior status. However, this does not guarantee admission into specific university programs. To maximize your time and credits, work with an academic advisor as soon as possible to identify the degree that best suits your goals and needs. *The AAS will transfer toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree. • Why earn an associate’s degree? Students who complete an associate’s degree in the DCCCD are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree. Additional advantages to earning an associate’s degree include: • You are guaranteed admission into DCCCD partner institutions. • Helps assure a seamless transition by maximizing the applicability and transferability of your academic credits. • Provides a transfer plan to a four-year college or university. • Helps to qualify for a job or promotion. • Helps to qualify for tuition discounts and scholarships at DCCCD partner institutions. • Articulation Agreements Between DCCCD and Online Universities: Ashford University Capella University Excelsior College

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Fort Hays State University Governor’s State University Jones International University Kaplan University Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Leo University Strayer University Tarleton State University University of Maryland University College University of Texas at Dallas University of Phoenix Western Governors University • Guarantee For Transfer Credit The college guarantees to its Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences graduates the transferability of course credit to Texas public colleges and universities. Students pursuing these degrees will complete the college’s core curriculum of 48 credit hours. By Texas State Law, the entire core will transfer as a block to all Texas public colleges and universities to take the place of the core curriculum of the receiving transfer institution. Students should work closely with an advisor in the choice of electives to ensure that the receiving institution has cooperated with the college in the development of Transfer and Equivalency Guides that clearly indicate how the receiving institution accepts the selected elective courses in transfer. To ensure guaranteed transfer, students are strongly encouraged to check with the university where they plan to transfer. No university shall be required to accept in transfer toward a degree, more than 66 semester credit hours of academic credits earned by a student in a community college. Universities, however, may choose to accept additional credit hours. Also, all public colleges and universities must offer at least 45 semester credit hours of academic courses that are substantially equivalent to courses listed in the Lower Division Academic Course Guide manual including those that fulfill the lower-division portion of the institution’s core curriculum. • How do I prepare to transfer? The following information is offered to you as a general timeline and is not intended for any specific transfer program or institution. Be sure to start your math and writing (composition) sequences as early as possible, as they are common requirements across most programs. TRANSFER TIMELINE Four semesters before transferring: • Investigate possible transfer institutions offering your intended programs, noting your desired features (i.e. cost, location, size, services, learning). • Utilize advisors, faculty, counselors and career center personnel/resources to assist you with choosing your major. • Learn more about general education requirements and lower-division components in the curriculum. • Begin looking for scholarships, discounts and other ways to meet costs. Three semesters before transferring: • Attempt to finalize your transfer institution of interest. • Solidify your choice of academic major or area of study. • Use transfer guides, course equivalency guides and planning aids to assist you with course selection. • Familiarize yourself with potential institutions’ academic calendars and deadlines. Two semesters before transferring: • Continue selecting courses that transfer appropriately within your program of study. • Submit your applications for admission and financial aid (along with all of your official transcripts). • Talk with advisors and academic professionals at your transfer institution and keep abreast of changes in program requirements. One semester before transferring: • Complete transferable coursework in your program and apply for your associate’s degree (and graduation). • Send official transcripts (again) at the end of your last semester before transferring and verify that you do not possess any financial/administrative holds. • Attend new student orientation sessions at your new college or university. Whether you have decided on a major or not, but do know you will be transferring to a four-year college or university, it’s best to begin with the DCCCD core curriculum. The core curriculum is a 48-semester-hour general education program of study that fulfills lowerdivision general education requirements at any Texas partner institution. Once you complete the core curriculum, you are more than half way to completing an associate’s degree.


ONLINE CAMPUS Dallas TeleCollege Admissions 9596 Walnut St. Dallas, TX 75243-2112 Phone: 972-669-6414 If outside of Dallas: 1-888-468-4268

Degree plans in this brochure were accurate at press time. Please check the DCCCD’s official online catalog for up-to-date degree information.

2009 Online Degree Catalog  

Degrees offered online by the Dallas County Community College District

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