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.
Students will learn word processing skills in storing, retrieving, formatting, editing, and printing through the manipulation of the software program. Must possess adequate computer literacy skills before enrolling.
Prerequisite: BST 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.
LEC: 3 hours
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.
1 hour lecture
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.
An overview of macroeconomics with continued emphasis on microeconomic theory as it applies to business technology students
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.
LEC: 3 hours
Pre-requisite: BST 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.
Prerequisite: BST 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.
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 BST 1303 and/or BST 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.
LEC: 3 hours
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.
LEC: 3 hours
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.
Provides an overview of the key processes, concepts, and methodologies of supply chain management. Emphasis is given to the study of the impact that the supply chain management framework, (that includes distribution, procurement, inventory, transportation and information technology components) has on business and the economy. The decision making process within supply chain is of particular importance as the interrelationships (cost and service trade-offs) between logistics and other areas of business will be covered. The overall focus is the strategic and financial significance the supply chain has on the firm's ability to add customer value.
This course will introduce students to the role and importance of transportation, and to overview the operations of each mode of the transportation industry. Students will be introduced to the carrier cost structures of transportation providers (motor carriers, railroads, air carriers, intermodal and special carriers), operating characteristics, and public policy as it relates to transportation regulations. Practical aspects of transportation and distribution such as planning, routing, scheduling and loading cargo, and adhering to regulatory, safety, security and administrative requirements will be stressed.
This course will introduce students to lean manufacturing operating concepts, total quality management, Six Sigma methodologies, continuous improvement tools/techniques, process mapping, 5S principles, statistical process control/pull signals, cellular manufacturing, mixed-model production, human resource development.
Introduction to basic project management concepts, including how to scope, plan, launch, monitor, control and close a project. The course includes the Project Management Institute's (PMI) basic knowledge area: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement. Students will use various tools, including software, to manage different levels of projects through their life cycle for various organizational structures and stakeholders.
This course is designed to teach an overview of the procurement function in a supply chain and a corporation. It focuses on how basic and advanced purchasing management can be used effectively to meet the challenges and responsibilities of today's constantly changing business climate. Topics include the challenge of purchasing and materials management, objectives and organization, function, specification, quality control and inspection, computerization, international purchasing, ; legal and ethical aspects of purchasing including systems, staffing, price/cost analysis, contract administration, and dealing with vendors, and the establishment of teams to support complex supply chain and logistic programs.
Pre-requisite: Supply Chain Management Principles.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1013.
This course introduces students to practical concepts of warehousing and inventory management including the types of equipment, storage processes and systems, the technologies used to identify and track units in a warehouse, and the regulations designed to ensure safety in warehouse operations. Students will learn skills including basic warehousing functions, e.g., receiving; storage; order picking; and shipping; and industrial truck operator safety training; inventory control; hiring, firing, and employee motivation; handling returns; automated identification technology; basic unitization practices; freight claims; hazardous materials; and auditing both private and third-party warehouse operations to gain a better understanding of warehouse processes through field trips and/or applied lab exercise.
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.