Acquaints the student with the alphabetic keyboard through usage of the computer. The course emphasizes basic skill development through drills for speed and control, methods used in centering and tabulations, letter style, business reports, and production measurement. (May be required if student's skill level is not adequate for other course work.)
Designed to develop the student's vocabulary skills, dictionary usage, proofreading, listening, and English grammar as needed for current business usage enabling the student to write and communicate effectively.
WORD PROCESSING I
Students will learn word processing skills in storing, retrieving, formatting, editing, and printing throuigh the manipulation of the software program. Must possess adequate computer literacy skills before enrolling.
A comprehensive study of mathematics as applied to business. Banking, payroll, business statistics, and other selected topics will be covered.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROCEDURES
Prerequisite: BUS 0903 or permission of instructor. Emphasizes the practices and procedures acceptable in a business office. Topics include interpersonal relations, telephone usage, mail handling, records management, job application procedures, travel arrangements, reprographics, and financial statements.
Designed to review and/or learn the basics in punctuation and to further develop spelling skills. The course covers the principles of effective communication in the modern business office. Topics include writing skills, reading skills, and psychological principles involved in effective business letter writing as well as oral communication.
Students will develop comprehensive skills using Microsoft Excel. These skills will include toolbar usage, cell and worksheet formatting, cell functions, worksheet organization and printing. The user will become adept at advanced features such as charts, linking worksheets and workbooks, customizing templates and toolbars, and other features.
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Provides an introduction to characteristics of the American system of free enterprise and the obligations and rights of an individual. Topics include torts, rights of private property, contracts, bailment, insurance and risk, labor, and dignity and worth of an individual.
The study of fundamental accounting concepts and procedures. The course emphasizes the accounting cycle, and includes journalizing and posting transactions, preparing trial balances, worksheets, and financial statements. Emphasis is also given to cash, banking, payroll procedures, sales, purchases, and accounts receivable/ payable.
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
An overview of macroeconomics with continued emphasis on microeconomic theory as it applies to business technology students
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Designed to introduce students to computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources as applied to business. It focuses on computer literacy, the concepts of the data processing cycle, and an introduction to commercially available software.
WORD PROCESSING II
Pre-requisite: BUS 1013. Provides students an opportunity for more in-depth practical application of word processing skills. Emphasis is given to design, format, merging, and advanced editing techniques.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTING
Prerequisite: BUS 1073. Designed to acquaint students with major areas of computerized accounting. Application areas covered will include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Focuses on a variety of software as well as technology-based equipment used in advanced office settings. Projects will emphasize the use of the following: digital camera, video equipment, desktop publishing, graphics production, electronic slide show presentations, E-mail, and Internet.
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
Provides insight into the characteristics, organization, and operation of a business. Studies include international business, factors of business operations, and business decision-making. Management skills, the legal environment, and types of business ownership are included in this course.
This course includes elementary database design, record layouts, simple selection operations, and basic report generation.
Prerequisites: COMS 1003 or BUS 1303 and/or BUS 1013. Utilizes a desktop publishing software program in order to provide practical experience in the development of marketing and informative correspondence. Activities include creating newsletters, menus, posters, fact sheets, advertisements, business reports, brochures, comprehensive indexes, and planning a web page.
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
This course covers new developments in business environments, such as technologies, laws, and organizational structures. The instructor selects a pertinent and current topic as the focus of the course. Topics will change with semesters. May be repeated for credit for total of 6 hours.
Study of terms that relate to body systems, anatomical structures, medical processes and procedures, drugs and a variety of diseases that afflict humans. This course includes medical word construction, definitions, spellings, and the use of terms in the medical field.
MONEY AND BANKING
Addresses the various financial markets as well as economic factors and their impact on the banking industry.
Covers customer services, teller functions, new accounts, accounts payable, trusts, estates, branch security, general ledger banking, e-banking and online banking, call support, confidentiality, and research in banking.
All aspects of consumer and commercial lending as well as financial and insurance statements. Other topics that will be addressed include managing loan files, assessing risk in lending, understanding issues of regulation and compliance, bankruptcy, credit reports, and appraisals.
BUS 2991, 2992, 2993, 2994, 2995, 2996
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Business Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.
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