Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system is alpha-numeric, consisting of four letters and three numbers. The letters indicate the subject area of the course. Developmental courses have a zero as the initial digit. Freshman level courses carry numbers between 100 and 199. Sophomore courses are numbered 200 to 299. Junior and senior level courses carry numbers between 300 and 499.

Speaking and Writing Reading Intensive courses are indicated in the course description section of this catalog.

Listing for Special Instruction Courses. Vincennes University offers instruction tailored to the needs of special populations. The instruction is individualized to the particular needs of the business or industry, with emphasis that the content be college level. The following courses are established to permit flexibility within established credit hour designations.

 

Collision Repair and Refinishing

  
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    BODY 150L - Painting and Refinishing Laboratory


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will perform hands-on activities that include: surface preparation, masking techniques, spray gun techniques (conventional and HVLP), paint mixing, color matching/blending, color identification, buffing, de-nibbing and final detailing. Instruction will also include paint defect prevention/repair in single stage, base/clear, tri-coat, and water-borne paint systems. 12 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): BODY 150 .
  
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    BODY 200 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Instruction presents skills in structural damage analysis, door skin and quarter panel replacement, paintless dent repair and metal fabrication related to structural repairs. Students will also be introduced to fixed glass replacement and its role in structural integrity. 3 lecture hours.

    Corequisite(s): BODY 200L .
  
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    BODY 200L - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair Laboratory


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    Students will perform full-frame and unibody repairs including: measure frame damage with tram and self-centering gauges, frame straightening and sectioning, identification of direct and indirect damage, utilization of computerized measuring equipment, replace/section hinge/latch pillars, replace structural body panels, and restore corrosion protection. Students will also become familiar with applicable metal fabrication techniques, as well as welding, cutting, and heating processes required for structural repairs. 12 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): BODY 200 .
  
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    BODY 250 - Collision Repair Capstone


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A course designed to develop advanced skills in hands-on repair and collision repair facility management. Students will perform collision repair estimating on actual vehicles as well as billing operations as they apply to estimates created. Insurance industry operations will also be explored. Instruction will include portfolio and resume development applicable to employment searches. Review of previous collision repair courses will also be covered. 3 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Corequisite(s): BODY 250L .
  
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    BODY 250L - Collision Repair Capstone Laboratory


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will perform hands-on repairs on late model collision damaged vehicles assigned to them in a real-world working environment. Focus will be on workplace safety, repair times, estimating, budgeting, final detailing and inspection. Professionalism and workplace soft skills will be stressed. 12 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): BODY 250 .
  
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    BODY 271 - Collision Repair Internship


    7 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will complete a minimum of 45 hours throughout the semester per credit hour or a minimum of 315 hours.  Employment must be with a company approved by the Vincennes University Collision Repair Instructor. The cooperative education experience will be observed and scored by the employer utilizing industry standards to gauge the student performance of on-the-job tasks such as; frame repair and measuring, paint application and curing, and MIG welding activities.  Students, sponsoring employer, and the University faculty representative will agree upon the specified tasks and activities that students will be pursuing during this experience.  The employer will assign these approved tasks on a daily basis and the university faculty representative will monitor student and employer progress via visits and consultation.  7 internship hours.

  
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    BODY 280 - Automotive Customization and Restoration


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    A course designed to introduce students to automotive customization and restoration processes. Instruction will include activities as they apply to automotive research, organization, documentation, sublet repairs, financial planning, custom metal fabrication, polishing techniques, upholstery, and trends such as chopping, channeling, and the creation of resto-mods. 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    BODY 290 - Custom Painting and Pin-Striping


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    A course designed to introduce students to custom painting and pin striping. Course coverage will include: color selection, candy colors, metallics, pearls, marbleizing, stenciling, pounce pad usage, design layout using tape/masking material and electronic means, design and application of vinyl graphics. Custom airbrushing and pin striping techniques will be also be explored. 4 laboratory hours.


Communication

  
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    COMM 143 - Speech


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Introduces fundamental concepts and skills for effective public speaking including audience analysis, outlining, research, delivery, critical listening and evaluation, and the use of visual aids/technology. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 .
  
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    COMM 148 - Interpersonal Communication


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A course providing theory, actual practice, and criticism for examining and changing human interactions in work, family, and social contexts. The course will focus on perception, message encoding and decoding, feedback, listening skills, causes for communication breakdowns, and other elements affecting interpersonal communication. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    COMM 201 - Voice and Articulation


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A course designed to assist students to understand the anatomy and function of their own voice mechanism. Emphasis will be placed on breathing, phonation, resonation, and articulation in acceptable American speech. This course will require students to learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and evaluate their own speech characteristics such as quality, rate, pitch, and volume. Designed for education, pre-law, business, broadcast, general studies, theatre and/or speech majors. Required of speech majors at Indiana State University. 3 class hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 .
  
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    COMM 202 - Oral Interpretation of Literature


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A course designed to develop the students’ ability to communicate literature to an audience and to augment the students’ appreciation of literature. 3 class hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 .
  
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    COMM 203 - Introduction to Communication Studies


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introductory course to the academic field of Communication Studies, covering the major areas of the discipline.  Emphasis will be placed on the topics of perception, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, listening, and culture.  The primary contexts examined include interpersonal, group, organizational, health, public, mediated, and intercultural communication. 3 class hours.

  
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    COMM 204 - Business and Professional Communication


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed to examine the theories and principles of oral and written communication as they apply to business and professional situations.  Students will participate in mock employment interviews, prepare resumes, collaborate in staff meetings and performance review discussions, deliver sales presentations, manage change and conflict resolution discussions, assess communication styles as they relate to supervision and teamwork, deliver presentations, and analyze case studies relevant to business contexts. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .
  
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    COMM 205 - Small Group Communication


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course presents a theoretical approach to small group communication that is then applied practically.  Emphasis is on problem-solving contexts, but consideration is given to other forms of small group communication such as leadership and the decision making process through group participation. 3 class hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

  
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    COMM 206 - Introduction to Advertising


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the essentials of advertising.  The study includes advertising from the client’s viewpoint, the consumer’s, and the creator’s.  Emphasis will be placed on brand communication, segmenting and targeting the audience, consumer behavior, strategic research and planning, promotional writing, and the ever-changing media landscape.  Methods and techniques used in print and audio/visual media will be examined. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

  
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    COMM 207 - Introduction to Public Relations


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to acquaint students with the essentials of public relations practices. The study includes perusal of the various publics served, fact-finding techniques, attitude analysis, and behavioral patterns. The discussion centers on a basic understanding of the principles in the field of public relations. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 .

Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology

  
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    CIMT 100 - Electronics for Automation


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introductory course in the theory, characteristics, and application of basic electronic components used in AC, DC, and digital electronic circuits. Topics will include circuit analysis, measurement, and troubleshooting. 3 lecture hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 100L .
  
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    CIMT 100L - Electronics for Automation Laboratory


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course emphasizes the building, analyzing, and troubleshooting of AC, DC, and Digital electronic circuits. 9 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 100 .
  
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    CIMT 105 - Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course will introduce students to a broad overview of the different types of sectors, methodologies, and technologies used in Advanced Manufacturing.  Students will acquire hands-on experience with different technologies used in Advanced Manufacturing.  Some of the technologies used by the students may include electronics, CNC machining, 3D printing, mechatronics, and programming. 1 lecture hour, 5 laboratory hours.

  
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    CIMT 107 - Industrial Maintenance Internship I


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    A minimum of 80 hours of work experience related to the student’s major area of study, writing and presenting periodic reports based on the work experience, and the employer/supervisor’s evaluation are the basic requirements.  The internship must be approved by the Program Coordinator before registering for the class.

  
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    CIMT 108 - Industrial Maintenance Internship II


    2 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A minimum of 160 hours of work experience related to the student’s major area of study, writing and presenting periodic reports based on the work experience, and the employer/supervisor’s evaluation are the basic requirements.  The internship must be approved by the Program Coordinator before registering for the class.

  
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    CIMT 109 - Industrial Maintenance Internship III


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A minimum of 240 hours of work experience related to the student’s major area of study, writing and presenting periodic reports based on the work experience, and the employer/supervisor’s evaluation are the basic requirements.  The internship must be approved by the Program Coordinator before registering for the class.

  
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    CIMT 110 - Concepts in Electronics for Automation


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    An introductory course in the theory, characteristics, and application of basic electronic components used in AC, DC and digital electronic circuits. Topics will include circuit analysis, measurements, and troubleshooting. Students will study principles of electricity and electronics, participate in Manufacturing Core Exercises (MCE) including safety, 5S, Problem Solving and Maintenance Reliability. This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus. 3 lecture hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 110L  
  
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    CIMT 110L - Concepts in Electronics for Automation Laboratory


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course emphasizes the building, analyzing, and troubleshooting of AC, DC, and Digital electronic circuits. This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus. 6 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 110  
  
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    CIMT 125 - Introduction to Robotics and Automation


    2 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course covers an introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing in industry. Programming concepts are introduced using Visual Basic.  Emphasis is placed on robotic workcell basics; including programming a six axis articulated robot. Various topics cover robotic classifications, applications, socioeconomic impact, workcell design, robot programming, sensor and actuator interfacing, plus a project centered around a CIM Workcell. 2 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 . Corequisite(s): CIMT 125L .
  
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    CIMT 125L - Introduction to Robotics and Automation Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course emphasizes robot programming, interfacing to I/O devices, and Visual BASIC programming. 6 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 125 .
  
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    CIMT 140 - Mechanical Drives


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    A study of the operation, application, and maintenance of the following mechanical components: gears, pulleys, sprockets, chains, bearings, belts, couplings, clutches, and brakes. Other topics include lubrication, alignment, troubleshooting, measurements, tools, hardware, materials, drawings, dimensions, and drive ratios. 2 lecture hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 140L .
  
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    CIMT 140L - Mechanical Drives Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course emphasizes the setup, alignment, and measurement of single and multi-shaft drive systems using sprockets, pulleys, and gears. 3 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 140 .
  
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    CIMT 150 - Electronic and Electrical Applications for Manufacturing


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    One half of this course will cover the theory, characteristics, and application of electronic components used in automation control and sensing applications. Students will build, measure, and troubleshoot circuits using diodes, transistors, SCR’s, triacs, ADC/DAC convertors, and other linear and discrete components. The other half of the course will cover industrial wiring topics and activities, including: safety practices; the Nation Electrical Code (NEC), tools, materials, and wiring methods. 2 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 100  and CIMT 100L . Corequisite(s): CIMT 150L .
  
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    CIMT 150L - Electronic and Electrical Applications for Manufacturing Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course emphasizes the building, analyzing, and troubleshooting of industrial electronic circuits using diodes, transistors, SCRs, Triacs, ADC, and DAC components; and the installation, wiring, and study of electrical hardware such as wire, conduit, boxes, and breakers based on the NEC. 9 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 150 .
  
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    CIMT 160 - Fluid Power Systems


    1 hr (Sem I)
    Introduction to the theory and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Special emphasis on hydraulic and pneumatic components and flow diagrams for particular applications in industrial control. 1 lecture hour.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 160L .
  
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    CIMT 160L - Fluid Power Systems Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course emphasizes the building, measuring, and troubleshooting of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits. 5 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 160 .
  
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    CIMT 175 - Mechatronics


    2 hrs (Sem II, Summer)
    This course covers the design, application, wiring, and troubleshooting of industrial control circuits. Electromechanical components and a PLC are used with ladder logic control circuits to control hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, timing and counting circuits, plus sequencing circuits. Components studied and used for designing circuitry includes relays, limit switches, timers, counters, photo sensors, proximity detectors, pressure switches, solenoid valves, etc. 2 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 100  and CIMT 100L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 175L .
  
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    CIMT 175L - Mechatronics Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem II, Summer)
    This course emphasizes the designing, building, analyzing, and troubleshooting of electrical control circuits for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. 6 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 175 .
  
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    CIMT 190 - Introduction to PLC Programming and Applications


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course explores using an Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) to control and troubleshoot machinery used in an industrial application. Course content includes I/O wiring, using RSLinx and RSLogix software, programming instructions, and troubleshooting techniques. 1 lecture hour, 5 laboratory hours.

  
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    CIMT 200 - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)


    3 hrs (Sem I, Summer)
    This course covers the applications, programming, servicing, and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with applications in pneumatics, analog, and electrical controls for automated applications. Laboratory experiences include the design and troubleshooting of ladder logic programs. Allen-Bradley processors are used to control a pneumatic pick-and-place robot using ladder diagram programming, rung sequencing, data manipulation, file moves, subroutines, and other PLC instructions. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 ; and have a grade of C or better in CIMT 175  and CIMT 175L . Corequisite(s): CIMT 200L .
  
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    CIMT 200L - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) Laboratory


    3 hrs (Sem I, Summer)
    This course emphasizes the programming and troubleshooting with an Allen-Bradley PLC using RSLogix and RSLinx. Programs are used to control discrete and analog I/O. 9 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 200 .
  
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    CIMT 201 - Concepts of Fluid Power for Industrial Maintenance


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    Introduction to the theory and operation of fluid power systems.  This course will cover fluid power components, circuit diagrams, circuit operation, basic fluid power principles, and properties.  1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in MFNG 130 .
  
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    CIMT 202 - Concepts of PLCs


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course covers the operation and programming of a programmable logic controller (PLC).  Laboratory experiences include creating ladder logic programs and using them to troubleshoot automation equipment. 1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 110  and CIMT 110L .
  
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    CIMT 204 - Troubleshooting Automated Systems


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course covers systematic approaches used to troubleshoot electrical and pneumatic faults in an automated system. Electrical and pneumatic circuit diagram analysis is emphasized. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 160 , CIMT 160L , CIMT 175 , and CIMT 175L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 204L .
  
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    CIMT 204L - Troubleshooting Automated Systems Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course emphasizes the hands-on troubleshooting methods used to diagnose electrical and pneumatic faults. Voltage, current, resistance, and pressure measurements are used to diagnose electrical and pneumatic faults that occur in an automated system. 3 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 204 .
  
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    CIMT 206 - Motors and Motor Control


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course provides theory and application of AC and DC motors, types of single phase motors, three phase power, three phase motors, motor starters, and various motor control circuits.  Variable frequency drives are included with control applications. Wiring and troubleshooting of three-phase motor control circuits are emphasized in lab. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 175  and CIMT 175L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 206L .
  
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    CIMT 206L - Motors and Motor Control Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course emphasizes the wiring and troubleshooting of a three-phase reversible motor starter with timing, counting, and air clutch control capabilities. 3 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 206 .
  
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    CIMT 220 - Concepts and Applications in Industrial Automation


    3 hrs (Summer)
    This course covers an introduction to Computer Integrated Manufacturing in industry. Programming concepts are introduced using Visual Basic.  Emphasis is placed on robotic workcell basics; including programming a robot. Various topics cover robotic classifications, applications, socioeconomic impact, workcell design, robot programming, sensor and actuator interfacing, plus a project centered on a CIM Workcell.  This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus. 1 lecture, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    CIMT 225 - Programming Industrial Robots


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course provides the knowledge and skill to program a Motoman six axis articulated manipulator for industrial applications. Programs are developed for assembly applications involving the interfacing and control for clamping, parts feeding, conveyor integration, palletizing, and fault detection. 2 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 125  and CIMT 125L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 225L .
  
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    CIMT 225L - Programming Industrial Robots Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course emphasizes the programming and I/O interfacing of a six axis Motoman Robot for an assembly application. 6 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 225 .
  
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    CIMT 250 - Robotics Applications and Servicing


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    Application and servicing is emphasized utilizing industrial grade robots, Allen-Bradley and Mitsubishi programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), HMI Terminals, conveyors, and other automated equipment. Students gain servicing, troubleshooting, and system integration experience on a robotic MIG welding workcell and a robotic spot welding workcell. 2 lecture hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 204  and CIMT 204L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 250L .
  
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    CIMT 250L - Robotics Applications and Servicing Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course emphasizes hardware servicing, electrical measurements, and fault detection of a SCARA robot; programming Allen-Bradley and Mitsubishi PLC’s and HMI Terminals; operating a MiG Welding and spot welding robot and analyzing welds. 6 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 250 .
  
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    CIMT 265 - Industrial Networking and PC Control Systems


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course covers networking of PLC’s and PC systems. The hardware used for networking and control will include the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC, Ethernet, Allen-Bradley Data Highway (DH+), and DeviceNet. The software used will include Windows, RSLogix 5000, RSLinx, and RSNetworx.  Microsoft Excel and Access will be incorporated into the networking system to process information. System installation, programming, application, and troubleshooting will be performed. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 200  and CIMT 200L .  Corequisite(s): CIMT 265L .
  
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    CIMT 265L - Industrial Networking and PC Control Systems Laboratory


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course emphasizes networking PC systems together and file sharing through Ethernet; and networking Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC systems together using EtherNet, Produce/ Consume, DH+, Remote I/O, DeviceNet, Switches, Bridges, and Gateways. 5 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 265 .
  
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    CIMT 270 - Employment Preparation and Fabrication


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is intended to provide students with additional instruction as well as lab assistance in basic fabrication processes using a manual horizontal lathe and a manual vertical mill plus preparation for industry entrance exams relating to Electronics, Electrical, Fluid Power, Mechanical Systems, Mechatronics, PLC’s, Industrial Robots, and Troubleshooting.  This course serves as an Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology elective or enhancement course.  1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 200  and CIMT 225 .
  
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    CIMT 290 - Instrumentation and Automated Process Control


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course prepares students to work in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and energy industries. Lecture and lab assignments provide experience with sensors, level control, flow control, pressure control, temperature control, DAC and ADC conversion, digital set-point applications, analog processing, and PID control. The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processor will be used as the controller with a process control trainer to design, construct, interface, program and troubleshoot control circuits and systems. HMI (Human Machine Interfacing) software such as RSVIEW32, will be used to provide additional high-level process control. 3 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CIMT 200  and CIMT 200L . Corequisite(s): CIMT 290L .
  
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    CIMT 290L - Instrumentation and Automated Process Control Laboratory


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course emphasizes the controlling of a batch processing application using an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC and RSView32 software. Control includes discrete I/O; level and valve control, and analog I/O; temperature, flow, and VFD motor control. 9 laboratory hours.

    Corequisite(s): CIMT 290 .
  
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    CIMT 292 - Industrial Automation Capstone Project


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Teams of students will be assigned an automation technology project approved by the instructor. The project content will represent several areas of study from courses in the program including computer-aided drafting, application of basic AC/DC electronic components and digital circuits, programming for computer integrated manufacturing, fluid power systems, programming of a programmable logic controller (PLC), and include the use of appropriate project management tasks. This course will be offered at the VU Jasper Campus. 4 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in DRAF 211 CIMT 110 CIMT 110L CIMT 201 CIMT 202 , and CIMT 220 .

Computer Network Specialist

  
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    CPNS 101 - LAN Basics and OSI Model


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to prepare students to apply and understand the basics of networking hardware. The course covers the OSI model and industry standards; network topologies; IP addressing, including subnet masks; and basic network design. This is the first of a four-part series to prepare students for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate examination. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

  
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    CPNS 102 - WAN Basics and Routers


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to prepare students to apply and understand the basics of networking hardware. The course covers beginning router configurations, routed and routing protocols, and introduction to LAN switching. This is the second of a four-part series to prepare students for CISCO Certified Networking Associate examination. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in or concurrent enrollment in CPNS 101 .
  
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    CPNS 150 - Computer Telecommunications


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This is a telecommunication technology, basic network, and cabling course. This course will include the following subjects: Telecommunications and network terminology, cabling systems, and basic IP networking. Students will manufacture cables, test and install cable systems, and examine basic network technology. 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    CPNS 170 - Computer Networking I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft networking. Students will install and maintain a computer network. Emphasis will be placed on Microsoft certification testing. Extensive individual study time will be required to pass the Microsoft certification tests. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

  
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    CPNS 175 - Microsoft Certification


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course will help students prepare for Microsoft certification.  Students enrolling in this course will be required to take 2 Microsoft Windows certification exams.  Lab fees will be assessed to cover the cost of the exams.   1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in CPNS 170 .
  
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    CPNS 205 - VLANs and Network Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to prepare students to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking hardware. The course covers advanced router configurations, LAN switching, network management, and advanced network design. This is the third of a four-part series to prepare students for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate examination. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 102 .
  
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    CPNS 221 - Network Security for WANs


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will prepare students to select appropriate security measures based on assessments of security needs and vulnerabilities as well as known threats. Use of the Cisco PIX Firewall, basic and advanced configuration as well as Intrusion detection will be studied. This course prepares students to take the Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS) and the Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA). 2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 205 .
  
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    CPNS 222 - Wireless Networking for WANs


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will prepare students to design logical wireless LAN architectures in both in-building and building-to-building LANs. Students will perform hardware setup and software configuration of Cisco Aironet wireless products including security using WEP, Cisco LEAP, and 802.1x protocols. This course will prepare students to take the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist (WLANFE) certificate. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 225 .
  
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    CPNS 225 - WAN Design and Protocols


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to prepare students to apply and understand the advanced principles, applications, and implementation of networking hardware. The course covers advanced network design projects and advanced network management projects. This is the fourth of a four-part series to prepare students for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate examination. 1 lecture hour, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in or concurrent enrollment in CPNS 205 .
  
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    CPNS 240 - Computer Networking II


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft networking. Students will install and maintain a computer network. Emphasis will be placed on Microsoft certification testing. Extensive individual study time will be required to pass the Microsoft certification tests. 2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 170 .
  
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    CPNS 248 - Network Security for LANs


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to begin supporting network security within an organization. Students who complete this course will be able to identify security threats and vulnerabilities, and help respond to and recover from security incidents. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA Security + certification exam. 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    CPNS 280 - Computer Networking III


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft networking. Students will install and maintain a computer network. Emphasis will be placed on Microsoft certification testing. Extensive individual study time will be required to pass the Microsoft certification tests. 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 240 .
  
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    CPNS 283 - Computer Networking IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to introduce students to Microsoft networking. Students will install and maintain a computer network. Emphasis will be placed on Microsoft certification testing. Extensive individual study time will be required to pass the Microsoft certification tests. 1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CPNS 280 .

Computer Networking Technology

  
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    CNET 105 - Introduction to Cyber Security


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    This course explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically, the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, and best practices for using the internet and social media safely.  Students will explore potential career opportunities in this growing field.  1 lecture/laboratory hour.

  
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    CNET 106 - Cyber Security Essentials


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course develops a foundational understanding of the relationship between cybersecurity and information and network security.  Students will explore the characteristics of cyber-crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.   3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 146 - Introduction to Network Operations and Security


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course introduces fundamental networking protocols and their hierarchical relationship in the context of conceptual Information Communication Technology (ICT) frameworks.  Students will learn how networked hosts and applications communicate across networks. Emphasis is placed on security at the beginning of the SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle). 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 150 - Introduction to Firewalls and VPNs


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to firewalls and other network security components that can work together to create an in-depth defensive perimeter around a Local Area Network (LAN). Students will acquire the fundamentals of network and Internet security and understand the vulnerability most organizations have in their security systems with an emphasis on firewalls, security plans and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Discussions will include identification and authentication, network attacks, malicious code and viruses, wireless security, e-mail and web security and disaster recovery. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 151 - Information and Data Security I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    Students will acquire the fundamentals of information and data security and understand the vulnerability most organizations have in their security systems with an emphasis on firewalls, security plans and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Discussions will include data security methods, authentication, network attacks, malicious code and viruses, wireless security, e-mail and web security and disaster recovery. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 155 - Basic Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to specific crimes and investigation techniques within the discipline of digital and cyber forensics. Students will use existing federal, state, and case laws to determine best approaches to processing cybercrimes. Students will complete labs that focus on processing evidence involved in digital and cybercrimes (e.g., workstations, laptops, servers, storage media, smart-phones and smart-devices). 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 227 - Cyber Security Operations


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course provides an introduction to knowledge and skills for an aspiring security professional with the specialized focus of working in a security operations center.  Students will learn how to monitor, detect, respond, and investigate cyber incidents or events.  Students will understand the roles, responsibilities, and technologies needed to be a successful part of an information technology team, with emphasis on cyber security.   3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 236 - Operating Systems I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will explore topics and issues related to operating systems and their installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics will include the characteristics and use of various types of operating systems, virtualization and Its usage, their implementations in both personal and corporate environments, and issues related to ensuring data security within each.  Students will be presented with a variety of scenarios in which technical skills will be utilized in order to meet the various demands of those associated with both the Information Technology and Security-related fields. A lab fee will be assessed to students for purchase of a voucher to be used for taking an industry-recognized certification exam upon completion of the course. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 237 - Operating Systems II


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will be a continuation of CNET 236 - Operating Systems I . Students will continue to explore topics and issues related to operating systems and their installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics will include the characteristics and use of various types of operating systems, virtualization and Its usage, their implementations in both personal and corporate environments, and issues related to ensuring data security within each.  Students will be presented with a variety of scenarios in which technical skills will be utilized in order to meet the various demands of those associated with both the Information Technology and Security-related fields. A lab fee will be assessed to students for purchase of a voucher to be used for taking an industry-recognized certification exam upon completion of the course. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 236 .
  
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    CNET 238 - Operating Systems III


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will be a continuation of CNET 237 - Operating Systems II . Students will continue to explore topics and issues related to operating systems and their installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics will include the characteristics and use of various types of operating systems, virtualization and Its usage, their implementations in both personal and corporate environments, and issues related to ensuring data security within each.  Students will be presented with a variety of scenarios in which technical skills will be utilized in order to meet the various demands of those associated with both the Information Technology and Security-related fields. A lab fee will be assessed to students for purchase of a voucher to be used for taking an industry-recognized certification exam upon completion of the course.   3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 237 .
  
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    CNET 240 - Web Server Management


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will train students in the installation, configuration and management of Internet Web Servers. Through hands-on lab experiences, students will learn fundamental concepts and skills needed to administer a web server.  The student will have exposure to multiple OS (Operating System) and hardware platforms, including Cloud Computing environments.  Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to identify and work in multiple server operating system/platform environments. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 246 - Fundamentals in Network Operations and Security


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course reinforces fundamental networking protocols and their hierarchical relationship in the context of conceptual Information Communication Technology (ICT) frameworks.  Students will learn how data travels across networked hosts to provide services to the enterprise. Emphasis is placed on security throughout the entire SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle).   3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 146 
  
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    CNET 250 - Firewalls and Network Security


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is a continuation of CNET 150 . In-depth discussions and hands on application will be applied in this course using Symantec Enterprise Firewall 7.0 (or equivalent).Students will learn intrusion detection, logging, port authorization and blocking, as well as secure tunnels and establishing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and setting up accounts for VPN clients. The class will develop and carry out a security policy to include firewall and proxy settings, security standards, vulnerability assessment and a disaster recovery plan. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 150 .
  
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    CNET 251 - Information and Data Security II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is a continuation of CNET 151 . This course builds upon the concepts and foundations presented in CNET 151 . Students will continue exploring many aspects of information and data security and specifically focus on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts, such as security planning and contingencies, security policies, security management models and practices and ethics. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards that are essential to anyone entering this particular field.  A lab fee will be assessed to students for purchase of a voucher to be used for taking an industry-recognized certification exam upon completion of the course. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 255 - Advanced Researches in Cyber Crime and Forensics


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed to increase a student’s ability to investigate advanced topics with a primary focus on computer forensics, cyber law, cybercrimes, and cyber forensics.  Using Federal, State, and existing case laws, students will gain in-depth experience investigating and gathering evidence to prepare for a presentation in a court of law.  This course will emphasize the need for structured investigation techniques and proper protocol for maintaining a chain of evidence.  Students will learn to follow proper investigative procedures while using a variety of forensic software tools and techniques. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 155 .
  
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    CNET 284 - Cybercrime Trends, Tools, and Tactics


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course explores the broad topics of cybercrime and cyber security; designed for diving deeply into the technical side of how cyber-crimes are committed. Students will learn about the prevailing cyber threat landscape; how to identify, investigate, and become more secure against cybercrime; how to strengthen security policies by understanding the investigative techniques and laws that can be used to protect organizations against cybercrimes; increase ability to identify online bad habits and comprehend potential threats.  2 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 360 - Data Center Operations I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course provides students with an opportunity for work-based learning.  Students will maintain and operate a data center, responding to a variety of support calls.  The criticality of a data center in organizational ICT (Information Communication Technology) will be explored, along with identifying trends in data center operations such as hardware and software virtualization and cloud computing. An emphasis will be placed on data security and cyber security. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 380 - Vulnerability Assessment


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course prepares the student to conduct internal threat assessments and to analyze their risks and impact on an organization. Students will be able to recognize common threats, identify practical and legal issues of system and network penetration testing, and use best practices to evaluate penetration tests. Students will evaluate threats posed by social engineering, and determine common techniques and methods to use when conducting or protecting against social engineering. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 410 - Security Policy and Standards


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course focuses on the practices of planning and implementing organization-wide security and assurance initiatives as well as auditing assurance processes. Students will evaluate security threats and identify and apply security controls based on analyses and industry standards and best practices. Students will be able to identify and discuss the Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process as well as ethical issues relevant to information and network security. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    CNET 460 - Data Center Operations II


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course provides students with an opportunity for work-based learning.  Students will maintain, operate, and strategically plan for a data center. Throughout the course, students will respond to a variety of support calls, as well as deploy new technology to support the legal, business, and technical aspects of the data center.  The criticality of a data center in organizational ICT (Information Communication Technology) will be explored, along with identifying trends in data center operations such as hardware and software virtualization, and cloud computing. An emphasis will be placed on data security and cyber security. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CNET 360 

Computer Repair Technology

  
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    CMET 140 - Computer Maintenance I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introduction to computer maintenance. This course will focus on safety, computer hardware devices, software, operating systems, and customer service. 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    CMET 185 - Computer Maintenance II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will build on topics from CMET 140  adding basic networking and peripheral devices. 1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CMET 140 .
  
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    CMET 195 - CompTIA A+ Certification


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course will help students prepare for CompTIA A+ certification.  Students enrolling in this course will be required to take 2 CompTIA A+ certification exams.  Lab fees will be assessed to cover the cost of the exams. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in CMET 140 ; and a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in CMET 185 .
  
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    CMET 215 - Computer Maintenance III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course will cover networking for Electronics Majors. The course will cover network hardware, the OSI model, network protocols, network operating systems, and cabling. Students will be required to take a network certification exam as part of the course. 1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    CMET 220 - CompTIA Network+ Certification


    1 hr (Sem I)
    This course will help students prepare for CompTIA Network+ certification.  Students enrolling in this course will be required to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.  Lab fees will be assessed to cover the cost of the exam. 1 lecture hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in CMET 215 .
  
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    CMET 290 - Computer Maintenance IV


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Advanced computer repair course designed to enhance the student’s abilities to maintain individual PCs and networks. Professionalism, teamwork, and job placement are emphasized. 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 ; a grade of C or better in COMM 143  or COMM 148 ; and a grade of C or better in CMET 185 , and CMET 215  or CPNS 205 .

Computer Programming Technology

  
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    COMP 107 - Web Page Design


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed for students learning the fundamentals of constructing well-designed web pages for the World Wide Web. The proper use of color, spacing, graphics, tables, and forms along with the importance of correct linking and use of copyrighted material will be presented. Course will explore the publishing features of various software available. The careful design and planning steps will lead to a thoughtful, readable, and worthwhile individual project. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    COMP 110 - Introduction to Computer Concepts


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed as a one-semester study for students from all areas of concentration. Students will be exposed to the historic, current, and future roles of information systems as well as the importance of computers in all aspects of our modern society. General hardware and software features of modern systems will be discussed. Current word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software will be covered. This course is a transferIN course. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    COMP 115 - Game Design Theory


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course introduces students to the ideas and theories behind game design. Course content begins with an overview of the video game industry’s history, the content that makes games successful, and then transitions into a game’s creation lifecycle. 3 class hours.

  
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    COMP 130 - Communications and Networking


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is designed to give students a technical understanding of data networking and telecommunications that are imperative in competitive business enterprises.  The foundation of data networking methodology such as OSI/TCP Hybrid, LAN, WAN and MAN design/implementation, and data propagation is covered.  The concept of information and communication technology (ICT) will be used to teach the importance of strategically aligning data communications throughout the supply chain and organization. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    COMP 146 - Computer Configuration and Management I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introduction into the components and internal operations of various computer systems with an emphasis on hands-on activities. Presentations will discuss and detail computer hardware components, related operating systems software, performance, and compatibility features. Emphasis will be placed on software and hardware error diagnosis and troubleshooting, installation of software, information and data security, and initial setup of equipment. Lectures will cover topics on requirements, features, selection, and management of various computer systems. A lab fee will be assessed to students for purchase of kit. Lectures in the last segment of the class will discuss prioritization and management of computers and issues in a work environment from a technical support standpoint. Discussions and lectures will center around leadership roles, prioritizing, delegating and following up on computer related issues, and the importance of information and data security and how it can be achieved on various platforms and devices. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

  
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    COMP 150 - Game and Artificial Intelligence Programming I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course introduces students to the programming aspect of game creation. Course content covers current industry programming tools, operating system/platform considerations, and artificial intelligence programming. 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

 

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