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CP310 ASP.NET II

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course continues where ASP.NET I left off using the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment and the Microsoft .NET platform to create ASP.NET Web applications.  This course covers more advanced topics such as; connecting to data sources, building data-driven ASP.NET applications, building data-driven Web applications, configuring an ASP.NET application, troubleshooting and deploying an ASP.NET application.  Newer technologies like creating XML Web services and extending ASP.NET applications are also discussed. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP309

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CS301 Communications, AM and FM Techniques

3 Semester Credit Hours

The techniques of transmitting and receiving signals are presented in this course. Topics include amplitude modulation (AM), AM transmitters, AM receivers, single-side band communications, frequency modulation (FM), FM transmitters, FM receivers and digital communications. Students should also obtain a basic understanding of signal delivery techniques. Troubleshooting techniques are addressed. Lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding of AM and FM transmission and reception. A receiver kit is assembled to help in understanding of alignment and troubleshooting techniques. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BE203

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CS302 Communications Systems and Circuits

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the amplifier and oscillator circuits used in stereo and other sound-creating and/or -amplifying equipment. Included are circuit and system analysis of biasing techniques and coupling methods, signal flow, signal tracing and troubleshooting techniques. Labs pertaining to sound-producing and/or sound-amplifying systems are assigned. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BE203, CS301

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CSA401 Programming with C++

4 Semester Credit Hours

Learning the fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) using the C++ programming language is the goal of this course.  Identifying and practicing the OOP techniques and concepts, such as making C++ functions, using decisions, performing loops, understanding Arrays, Strings, Pointers, Friends, Overloading Operators and understanding Inheritance are among topics covered to support that goal. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP302

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CSA402 Data Structures in C++

4 Semester Credit Hours

The relationship between data structures and their algorithms, object oriented program design and data structure implementation are discovered using the C++ programming language.  This course will prepare students with a solid foundation in data structures for work in design implementation, testing or maintenance of nearly any software system.  Principles of algorithm complexity analysis, linked lists, stacks and queues, recursion, binary trees, graphs, data compression and memory management are among major course topics. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CSA401

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CSA403 Solutions Design

3 Semester Credit Hours

This capstone course is intended to utilize the collective foundational skills students have obtained and reinforce them with a hands-on master projects.  An overview of the .NET Framework, C# fundamentals, database technologies and Web applications are presented.  Threads, Windows forms, form controls, data validation, structured error handling, database interaction and Crystal Reports are topics also covered in preparation for the development of final projects. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 1 semester credit hours (15 clock hours) of lecture and 2 semester credit hour (60 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: CP302, CP304, CP305, CP310

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CSA404 Process Analysis

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding the theory and application of process analysis and improvement tools and methods. Course topics include; introduction to process analysis and improvement, data management analysis, process simulation and improving processing outcomes and efficiency.   Students will use various software tools including Visio, Excel, Arena and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: E103, E104

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DB201 Introduction to Database Management

3 Semester Credit Hours

An overview of relational databases, data types and database objects such as tables, queries, forms and reports will be covered. Basic SQL commands and database concepts are presented in a business context using MS Access, MS SQL Server and ORACLE. Major topics include basic SQL table queries, updating data, generating reports, database user management and server administration. Real-world case studies provide the background for the development of SQL and database management skills. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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E103 English Composition

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is intended to aid students in becoming more effective and proficient writers.  Skills in essay based writing utilizing several rhetorical writing modes will be developed.  Elements that expand essay writing skills and constitute rhetorical writing patterns will be explored.  Among rhetorical patterns introduced are description, narration, compare/contrast, classification/division and definition.  APA documentation will be practiced.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of proper grammar, punctuation, mechanics and spelling.  A library orientation project is also required. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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E104 Public Speaking

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is a study of the principles and techniques used for research, composition, organization, and delivery of speeches for various purposes.  This course concentrates on developing speaking, listening and critical thinking skills, preparing speeches, and analyzing audiences.  Three oral presentations will be given. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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