Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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CMNW 101 - A+ CERTIFICATION PREPARATION I 4(6)
This course is the first of a two-course sequence designed to cover topics required for the A+ Certification standard examination. Students will learn computer terminology, basic safety guidelines, system components and architectures, portable systems specifications, software setup, and other topics as required by the most current A+ standards. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CMNW 111 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER HARDWARE 2(2)
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the following topics: computer terminology, basic hardware building blocks, computer organization, I/O devices, computer classifications, role of software, examples of representative hardware available in the marketplace, and career opportunities. (A special fee will be assessed).

CMNW 120 - CYBER-FOREN CYBER CRIME THE LAW 4(6)
This course explores computer related crime in cyber space and covers digital forensics and data discovery methods, tools and techniques used by forensics professionals to discover, retrieve and document pertinent data. Ethical and criminal infractions in personal and work related situations are studied from a digital forensics perspective. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CMNW 121 - DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS AND FORENSIC TOOLS 4(6)
This course is an introduction to the science of computer forensics. Topics include how data is stored; where forensics data is located; how to recover data using commercial and open source utilities and hardware devices to conduct digital forensics data investigations; and computer forensics investigation in a virtual environment. Students will gain hands-on experience in the laboratory. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CMNW 141 - COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR 3(5)
The topics presented in this course cover diagnostics, repair and upgrade of computers and other commonly used peripheral devices. This course provides hands-on experience with computer hardware, software set-up and conflict resolution between devices and device drivers. Students will learn: computer architectures, processor specifications, memory types, memory installation, memory management, hard disk drive set-up, partitioning, installation of multiple types of drives, computer optimization techniques, input and output device evaluation and installation such as CD-ROM drives and tape drives, system resources such as interrupts, DMA channels and I/O port addresses. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CMNW 145 - NETWORK INSTALLATION/DIAGNOSTICS 4(6)
Topics presented in this course prepare students to plan, design, install, configure, and troubleshoot a variety of commonly used local area networks. Students will identify and analyze various local area networking topologies, transmission media (cable standards), network protocols, and internet working devices. Students will develop criteria for network components, hardware and software requirements, procurement, comparison and evaluation, and identify short and long term LAN requirements for various environments. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

CMNW 181 - INDUSTRY SPECIFIC DIRECTED STUDIES 4(6)
This course is designed to explore students to practical industrial computing applications. Students will conduct industry-specific projects and explore the work environment in their chosen industry sector.

Prerequisite: Divisional approval

CMNW 201 - A+ CERTIFICATION PREP II 4(6)
This course is the second of a two-course sequence designed to cover topics required for the A+ Certification standard examination. Students will learn to compare, install, manage, troubleshoot and optimize current operating systems as required by the most current A+ Certification standards. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: CMNW 101

CMNW 220 - DATA COMMUNICATIONS 4(6)
The course content presents the basic principles and building blocks used in analog and digital electronics with emphasis on their application to communication systems. Topics covered include: Analog and digital electronic devices and applications, bandwidth considerations, the handshake process between computers and communication equipment, noise analysis, error detection and correction methods, communication protocols, delta and pulse modulation, digital signal encoding format, computer and network communication, frequency shift keying, fiber optic communication and wireless communications. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 121

CMNW 221 - C, C++ LINUX FOR HARDWARE INTERFAC 4(6)
This course covers fundamental program structuring for the purpose of interfacing and controlling hardware devices and to provide optimized solutions for problems commonly found in engineering technologies. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 121 or instructor approval

CMNW 223 - NETWORK FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES 4(6)
This course covers topics of network and server forensics. Topics include the fundamentals of networks and server digital forensics, techniques for collecting, reconstructing and analyzing network packets, spoofing, port scanning, worms and other network vulnerabilities; identification of forensic data locations on a network; deployment of open-source network tools to collect and analyze network traffic; and development of per-incident network forensic collection plans, including the appropriate collection tools and their location on the network; data preservation and analysis. The course covers advanced topics in forensics such as cryptography, automatic intrusion detection, pattern matching and statistical techniques, and vulnerability scanning. Students will utilize case studies to test different scientific and investigative approaches. Classroom concepts will be applied in a laboratory setting where students will employ basic standard operating procedures. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: CMNW 120 or CMNW 121

CMNW 241 - ADVANCED COMPUTER AND NETWORK DIAGNOSTICS 5(7)
This course covers advanced topics in computer diagnostics. It includes software and hardware set up and diagnostics techniques and processes, as well as proper optimization upgrading procedures, and conflict resolutions for computers running current operating systems. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: CMNW 141 and CMNW 145

CMNW 246 - INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS CAPSTONE 5(7)
This capstone course integrates learning from the core courses in the Industrial Computing Applications Specialist major with the courses from the rest of the academic experience. IT requires the applications of that learning to design optimal solutions and to solve sector-specific technical problems related to the field of study in Computer Engineering Technology. Students are required to develop technical proposals, design, implement, and present in verbal and written form, instructor approved projects, which serve as instruments of evaluation. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Concurrent: CMNW 220

CMNW 247 - COMPUTER FORENSICS AND DATA RECOVERY CAPSTONE 4(6)
Topics presented in this course prepare students to recover computer data as a result of computer damage or a security incident. Students will learn to use the tools required to recover data from computer systems that run both Windows and Linux operating systems. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: CMNW 121

CMNW 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - CMNW 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 the discipline of placement; and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; & have divisional approval

CMNW 288 - WORK BASED LEARNING II - CMNW 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: CMNW 287

Prerequisite: CMNW 287

CMNW 289 - WORK BASED LEARNING III - CMNW 1(1)
WORK BASED LEARNING III This course provides supervised work experience in work-based learning II with approved employer(s) in an area related to Computer Maintenance and Networking. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: CMNW 288

CMNW 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND NETWORKING 1(1)
An in-depth study in areas of computer maintenance and networking presented by discussions and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.