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CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 100 KEYBOARDING FUNDAMENTALS 1 semester hour CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Development of touch keyboarding skills. Covers the touch operation of alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys with emphasis on development of a basic, usable skill. No production of documents is included. This course is recommended for all students. One hour each week. Formerly CA 100.
CMAP 106 COMPUTER USE AND MANAGEMENT 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to computers, operating systems, and Internet basics. Topics include file and hard drive management, customizing the Windows environment, transferring data between applications, installing and running hardware and software, utilizing e-mail, and effectively finding, using, and downloading information, software, and research materials from the Internet. Assessment levels: AELW 930/ENGL 002, AELR 930/READ 099. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 106.
CMAP 120 INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Introduces computer concepts and techniques applicable to various disciplines. This course covers the most widely used software packages while providing students hands-on experience with current computer applications. (CE) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Also, CMAP 106 or knowledge of Windows is strongly recommended. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 120
CMAP 125 INTRODUCTION TO FLASH 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A survey of some of the predominant Web animation applications and technologies, such as Flash and ActionScript. This course begins with an overview of drawing and animation and concludes with an introduction to scripting for Web interactivity and game development. Other Web enhancement applications may be taught depending on changes in technology. PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience strongly recommended. Assessment level: READ 120. Four hours each week. Formerly CA 125.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 190 INTRO TO GAME AND SIMULATION 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Covers the gaming industry, careers, and the basic terminology. Topics include history of gaming; an industry overview; career paths, the state of the job market, and skills needed for success in various jobs; genres and platforms; societal issues; the study of games and "play"; the future of gaming; development of design, teamwork, business, and production skills. PREREQUISITE: None, but previous computer experience strongly recommended. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Four hours each week. Formerly CA 190.
CMAP 225 ACTIONSCRIPT FOR WEB & GAMING 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Intended for Flash content developers who want to improve their skills. This course explores ActionScript techniques for visual interactivity and computer gaming. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 125 or consent of department. Assessment level: MATH 093/096. Four hours each week. Formerly CA 225.
CMAP 232 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Designed to enable students to acquire and apply word processing skills by studying word processing software currently used in business. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 120 or consent of department. A keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 232.
CMAP 242 DATABASE APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Covers the creation, design, and use of databases for practical business applications. The course focuses on the functions of database applications and the design, maintenance, and manipulation of a database, including the design of simple queries, forms, and reports. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in MATH 080, appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Pre- or COREQUISITE: CMAP 106 or consent of department. It is recommended that the student have experience with computer application packages. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 141.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 245 ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Intended for the intermediate database user, this course covers topics such as subforms, integration of databases with other applications, customization, and macros. It also introduces VBA. Together with CMAP 241 this will create a complete and thorough database series. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 241 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 240.
CMAP 252 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Provides study in the creation, design, and use of spreadsheets for business applications. Emphasis focuses on formatting and enhancing spreadsheets, maintaining workbooks, working with lists, using appropriate functions, interpreting data, and template design. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 120 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 252.
CMAP 269 COMPUTER APPL INTERNSHIP 1-4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Students work for college credit in a professional environment related to their particular track in the computer applications program. The intent is to give students an appropriate work experience that will expand their knowledge and aid them in making career decisions. A limited number of internships are available through the program each semester, or the student may propose an internship. A comprehensive record of the work experience is kept by the student and discussed in seminar meetings. Also listed as CMSC 269; credit cannot be received for both CMAP 269 and CMSC 269. PREREQUISITE: Consent of internship coordinator and a minimum of 12 semester hours in program area. An internship will involve a minimum of five hours of work experience per semester hour each week for 15 weeks. Eight hours of seminar discussions each semester. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Formerly CA 269.
CMAP 272 PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE DEVELOP 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Provides instruction for creating, uploading, and maintaining professional-quality websites containing graphics, style sheets, mulitmedia, and other basic enhancements using hand-coded HTML as well as Adobe Dreamweaver's fundamental tools. Topics include website development and emerging Internet technologies and trends. PREREQUISITE: Any CMAP, CMSC, or GDES course that is two credits or more or consent of department. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Four hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 272.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 273 ADV PROF WEB TECHNOLOGIES 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Explores latest advanced Web technologies and development skills with XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Web standards, basic server side programming with PHP and/or ColdFusion, usability and accessibility, JavaScript, and Dreamweaver. Students make Web sites attractive, dynamic, accessible, and easy to maintain. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 272 or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 273.
CMAP 274 WEB CMS AND CONTENT STRATEGY 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to Content Management Systems (CMS) for the web with a focus on content strategy. Course topics include strategy, types of CMS, the use and customization of plug-ins and add-ons, as well as building themes and dynamic content for cross-platform delivery. Students will learn how to audit content for a website, choose an appropriate CMS, and convert a static design into a dynamic CMS-powered site. No programming experience is required, although knowledge of a modern web programming language is helpful. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is assumed. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 272 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 274.
CMAP 276 JAVASCRIPT FUNDAMENTALS 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A study of JavaScript language used to create dynamic and interactive web content. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamentals of working with the behavior layer of web development using JavaScript. Students will learn scripting basics. the principles of unobtrusive and cross browser scripting, how to navigate and manipulate the Document Object Model (DOM), and how to use JavaScript libraries to improve web development. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 272 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CA 276.
CMAP 277 ADVANCED JAVASCIPT 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Continues with JavaScript features introduced in CMAP 276, emphasizing web development utilizing open source libraries. In this advanced course, students will learn how to build highly interactive web interfaces and applications, known as Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), using advanced JavaScript techniques. Upon completion of this course students will learn how to design and develop RIAs with jQuery Core, jQuery UI, and Ajax as well as explore XML versus JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). PREREQUISITE: CMAP 276 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 277.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 278 WEB APPL USING COLDFUSION 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A hands-on introduction to Web database applications using ColdFusion. Topics include creating a simple database, connecting a server-side database to a Web page viewing, sorting, updating, and searching a database through the client-side interface, creating and customizing reusable code, integrating an e-mail facility, and maintaining site security through user logins and limiting site access. PREREQUISITES: CMAP 272 or consent of department. Four hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 278.
CMAP 282 WEB APPL DEV USING PHP & MYSQL 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    An introduction to the creation and maintenance of data- driven Web sites using PHP and MySQL. Create a MySQL database and maintain the database dynamically using the programming language PHP. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 278, CMSC 140 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 282.
CMAP 288 ADV WEB APPS W COLDFUSION 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    A hands-on exploration of advanced Web application design and construction using ColdFusion. Students learn the basics of creating an e-commerce site by building a fully operational storefront, shopping cart, and sales reporting system. Topics include creating and using complex variables, maintaining state, reusing code, creating user-defined and full-text search facilities, building interactive data-driven graphs, and integrating an automatic e-mail facility, PREREQUISITE: CMAP 278 or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 288.
CMAP 290 BUILDING GAME WORLDS & LEVELS 4 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    Topics include level design, game modifications ("mods"), quality assurance and testing. Provides an overview of level design and testing, two of the most common entry-level positions in the game industry. Mods, based on existing game engines, vary from individual hobby activities to AAA-published titles like Counterstrike (originally created by college students) and are a powerful tool in an aspiring game developer's portfolio. PREREQUISITE: CMAP 190, or successful completion of the departmental skills assessment. CMAP 225 is recommended but not required. Assessment levels: ENGL 101/101A, READ 120. Four hours each week. Formerly CA 195.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
CMAP 299 WEB PORTFOLIO 3 semester hours CMAP-Computer Applications
Course Description:    This Capstone course for the Web Careers certificate/degree provides an opportunity to produce a professional print and/or Web-based portfolio and resume. Students work on Web development team to design and implement a prototype Web site for a local small business or nonprofit organization. Topics include content development, universal Website design, project management, usability practices, resume and portfolio preparation, and effective writing for the Web. PREREQUISITE: Consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly CA 299.

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