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[1] Understanding Your Social Security Options
Social Security is one of the most valuable and least understood bnefits available to retirees today. Advanced planning is essential, and the decisions you make now can have tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This educational workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand the system, coordinate spousal and survivor benefits, minimize taxes and maximize your personal benefits. Whether you're single, married, divorced or widowed, there may be ways to maximize the lifetime social security benefits you receive.

2.5 hours

Contact: Yvonne Haynes for registration information at 210-486-4407 or yhaynes@alamo.edu

[6] SMR 2000 Become a Notary Public
A Notary Public is a public servant and officer of the state, and plays a vital role in the completion of business and the flow of commerce. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the role and duties of the important commission, and complete the oath of office.

4 hours

Text: Texas Notary Handbook - 12th Edition, American Society of Notaries

[8] CIT 1001 Citizenship Prep
This 40-hour, 8-week program will prepare the student for the most difficult part of the naturalization test which is the oral civics portion of the examination, and will include preparation for the 3-part English test which covers speaking, reading and writing. This preparation will enhance the applicant's knowledge of basic U.S. Government and History, and prepare the students to answer the 100 questions in the civics portio of the citizenship exam.
The student must place at the ESL Level 3 in the Ventures Placement Exam in order to gain benefit from the course.
  

[10] SMR 2506 Introduction to Proposal Writing 
Introductory course into the basics of proposal writing. The participant will gain insight and an overview that is designed to de-mystify the grant writing process. The participant will learn what funders look for in a grant, the major components of a grant, and the importance of researching funders whose funding priorities match that of the organization.

4 hours

Text: None

[11] SMR 2506 Introduction to Proposal Writing
Introductory course into the basics of proposal writing. The participant will gain insight and an overview that is designed to de-mystify the grant writing process. The participant will learn what funders look for in a grant, the major components of a grant, and the importance of researching funders whose funding priorities match that of the organization.

4 hours

Text: None

[12] ETWR 1000 Advanced Grant Writing: 
During this session you will receive direction on how to write and package a winning proposal that will get a funders attention. You will write out a case statement and learn how to develop all major parts of the proposal from project description to project budget. You are encouraged to bring in your program/project concept that will be used to provide you with actual and factual analysis. Class will also provide information on resources used to identify grant makers from private and corporate foundations, to government granting agencies, based on the needs of the agency or program. You will also discover helpful hints and proposal finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others.

8 hours

Text: None

[13] ITCC 1004 Cisco 2 Routing:
This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes.

Prerequisites: ITCC 1001

[14] ITCC 2008 Cisco 3 LAN Switching and Wireless
This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

Prerequisite: ITCC 1001

[15] ITCC 2010 Cisco 4: Accessing the WAN
This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced.

80 hours

Text: Online

[17] ARTV 1043: Digital Sound
Digitizing sound and incorporating it into multimedia or web titles for various delivery systems. Emphasizes compression issues, sampling, synchronizing, and resource management.

80 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[19] ARTV 1045 3-D Modeling and Rendering I:
Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing industry standard software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera, light sources, texture, and surface mapping.

80 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[20] ARTV 1051 - Digital Video
Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation.

80 hours

Text: See NVC bookstore

[23] ARTV 1441 - 3-D Animation I
Introduction to 3ds Max, 3D Modeling and Animation, Texturing, Lighting and Cameras. Emphasis on Storytelling and Environment Development
Hours: 80
Text: See bookstore

[24] ARTV 2041 - Advanced Digital Video
Advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasizes integration of special effects, 2-D animation and 3-D animation for film, video, CD-ROM, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies

80 hours

Prerequisites: ARTV 1051

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[25] ARTV 2045 – 3-D Modeling and Rendering II
A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software: spline modeling, patch modeling, and other organic modeling techniques; learn advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to create detailed environments; cover advanced topics such as particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, bones, and constraints.

Prerequisites: ARTC 1302 and (ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441);
READ 0301 Reading Basic Skills; MATH 0301 Math Basic Skills

96 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[26] CHLT 1001 Intro to Community Health
Designed to provide a basic understanding of variables that affect health sectors in the community. Learning Outcomes: List the determinants of health at the individual and community level; implement community assessment techniques to include demographics, mapping, and analysis of governmental agency services; describe tracking techniques of clients and services; specify the dynamics in relationship building among groups, organizations, and individuals in a community; and identify initiatives that will impact the health status of a poor under-served community.

48 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[27] CHLT 1002 Wellness & Health Promotion
Overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the life span. Focus is on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. Includes health behavior theories and approaches to behavior modification.

48 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[28] CHLT 1005 - Community Nutrition
Study of the cultural aspects and public policy of food and nutrition and the socioeconomic and psychological aspects of nutrition throughout the life cycle. Learning Outcomes: Develop culturally appropriate community-level interventions to improve nutrition for vulnerable populations; explain the basic nutrition principles from prenatal care to care for the aging; increase knowledge of cultural influences on diet and food preference; assess clients' diets utilizing interview techniques; calculateBME and caloric intake for normal and abnormal physiological conditions; and locate appropriate community resources and public-sector programs.

48 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[29] CHLT 1040 Community Health Advocacy
A study of local, regional, and national health care resources. Identification of health organizations, support groups, and health care delivery systems to be used for client referral. Activities include visits to various local agencies and attendance/participation in related activities.

48 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[30] CHLT 1042 Community Health Field Methods
Preparation for field work with individuals, families, and groups emphasizing teaching and capacity-building skills. Topics include outreach methods, area canvassing, home visiting, group work, community events, and community organizing. Learning Outcomes: Implement neighborhood/rural outreach campaigns; conduct informal counseling and educational sessions with individuals, families, and community groups; organize community events for purposes of developing community capacity for change.

48 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[32] CHLT 2060 - Clinical – Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

48 hours

Text: See instructor

[33] FITT 1001 - Fitness & Exercise Testing
Techniques for conducting physical fitness assessments including tests of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility, body composition, and pulmonary capacity. Includes fitness equipment use and maintenance. Emphasis on safety guidelines and precautions.

64 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[34] FITT 2001 - Lifestyle Change for Wellness
Components of weight control, healthy nutrition, smoking cessation, stress management, and other current trends. Includes techniques in behavior modification, motivation, teaching, and counseling.

48 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[37] HITT 1005 Medical Term I 
Study of medical terms through word origin and structure Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.

 [38] HITT 1005 Medical Term I 
Study ofmedical terms through word origin and structure Introduction to abbreviations and symbols, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and medical specialties.

[39] IMED 1016: Web Design I
Instruction in web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers.

96 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[41] IMED 2015 Web Design II
A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues.

42] ITCC 1001: Cisco 1 Network Fundamentals
A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Basic computer skills are required.

80 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[47] ITCC 1004: Cisco 2 Routing
This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes.

80 hours

Text: Online

[51] ITCC 1008 Intro to VoIP
Basic concepts of voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Focuses on technology integration of and data transmission in network communications.

[52] ITCC 2008 Cisco 3 LAN Switch/Wireless
This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

80 hours

Text: Online

[53] ITCC 2010: Cisco 4 Accessing the WAN
This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced.

80 hours

Text: Online

[54] ITCC 2043 Network Security
Overall security processes with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in the following areas: security poicy design and management; security technologies; products and solutions; firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, and maintenance; AAQA and VPN implementation using routers and firewalls.

Text: NA

[55] ITCC 2056
How to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. How to plan, configure, and verity the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. How to secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks.

Text: Online

[56] ITDF 1000: Intro to Digital Forensics
A study of the application of digital forensic science and technology to collect, analyze, document, and present information while maintaining a documented chain of custody. Overview of ethics, white collar crime, and other legal guidelines/regulations/laws. Includes overview of tools used for forensic analysis of digital devices in investigations.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[57] ITMT 1002: Windows Vista Configuration
A study of Windows Vista operating system; installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; file management; users accounts and permissions; security features; network connectivity; setup of external devices; optimization and customization; and deployment of application, with hand-on experience.

80 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[58] ITMT 2001
A course in Windows Server 2008 networking infrastructure to include installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, network services and security.

[59] ITMT 2002
A study of Active Directory Service on Windows Server 2008. Concepts of resource management within an enterprise network environment.

[60] ITSC 1001 Intro to Computers
Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.

[63] ITSC 1016: Linux Installation & Configuration
Introduction to Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux. Basic computer skills are required as well as an introductory operating systems course such as ITSC 1005.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[64] ITSC 1016: Linux Installation & Configuration
Introduction to Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux. Basic computer skills are required as well as an introductory operating systems course such as ITSC 1005.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[65] ITSC 1016: Linux Installation & Configuration
Introduction to Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux. Basic computer skills are required as well as an introductory operating systems course such as ITSC 1005.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[66] ITSC 2025 - Advanced Linux
Provides instruction in Advance Open-source Linux operating system. Develops LDAP directory services to all your clients, support users remotely, installing and configuring network services.

64 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[67] ITSE 1002: Computer Programming
Introduction to computer programming with emphasis on the fundamentals of design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.

64 hours

Text: See NVC Bookstore

[70] ITSE 1007: Intro to C++ Programming
Introduction to computer programming using C++. Emphasis on the fundamentals of object-oriented design with development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[71] ITSE 2017 Java Programming
Prerequisites: ITSE 1002 or ITSE 1011 or ITSE 1029

Introduction to object-oriented Java programming. Emphasizes the fundamental syntax and semantics of Java for applications and web applets.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[73] ITSE 2031: Advanced C++ Programming
Prerequisites: ITSE 1007

Further application of C++ programming techniques including file access, abstract data structures, class inheritance, and other advanced techniques.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[74] ITSE 2057 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
Application of advanced object-oriented programming techniques such as abstract data structures, class inheritance, polymorphism, and exception handling.

[75] ITSY 1000: Fundamentals of Information Security
(Information Technology Security Academy) 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.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[77] ITSY 2043: Computer Systems Forensics 
CAPSTONE COURSE-Prior Approval required

In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach.

64 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

[78] PHRA 1001 - Introduction to Pharmacy
Examination of the qualifications, operational guidelines, and job duties of a pharmacy technician. Topics include definitions of a pharmacy environment, the profile of a pharmacy technician, legal and ethical guidelines, job skills and duties, verbal and written communication skills, professional resources, safety techniques, and supply and inventory techniques.

48 hours

Textbook: See NVC Bookstore

CE Contact Persons

Anthony Andrade
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4442
Email: gandrade5@alamo.edu

Yvonne Haynes
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4407
Email: yhaynes@alamo.edu

Angelica Esparza
CE Administrative Services Specialist
Phone: 210.486.4406
Email: aesparza32@alamo.edu

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