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BST 0903: KEYBOARDING

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.)

BST 1003: BUSINESS ENGLISH

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.

BST 1013: WORD PROCESSING I

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.

BST 1033: ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROCEDURES

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

BST 1043: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

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.

BST 1053: SPREADSHEETS

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
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BST 1063: 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.

BST 1073: ACCOUNTING

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.

BST 1083: INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS

An overview of macroeconomics with continued emphasis on microeconomic theory as it applies to business technology students

BST 1303: 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.
LEC: 3 hours

BST 2113: WORD PROCESSING II

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.

Ozark Business Technology Fee: $101.

BST 2123: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTING

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.

BST 2133: MULTIMEDIA

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.

BST 2143: 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.

BST 2153: DATABASE MANAGEMENT

This course includes elementary database design, record layouts, simple selection operations, and basic report generation.

BST 2163: DESKTOP PUBLISHING

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

BST 2213: HUMAN RELATIONS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

Designed to introduce students to the breadth and depth of the field of human relations. Emphasis is on the processes of communication, problem solving, decision making, conflict and change as they occur in individuals, interpersonal, group, and intergroup relations.

BST 2223: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

This course will cover using technology to gather, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Strategies for reading critically; organizing and developing thoughts; interpreting and evaluating sources; writing summaries, bibliographies, critiques, and literature reviews will be covered. Plagiarism, citation of sources, and proper format will also be discussed.
3 Hours Lecture.

BST 2303: MONEY AND BANKING

Addresses the various financial markets as well as economic factors and their impact on the banking industry.

BST 2313: DEPOSIT OPERATIONS

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

BST 2333: LOAN OPERATIONS

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.

BST 2413: PRINCIPLES OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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.

BST 2423: TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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.

BST 2433: EFFICIENCY PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING

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.

BST 2443: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGMENT

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.

BST 2453: FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT

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.

BST 2463: WAREHOUSING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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.

BST 2513: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCES

In this course, students explore the importance of establishing and/or administrating the goals, policies, and procedures of the organization. Students will cover the application of the various functions performed in contemporary human resources management, including communication, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, interview techniques, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee guidelines, and employee benefits.

BST 2523: EMPLOYMENT LAW

Focuses on fundamental concepts of the employment relationship and legal rights/duties of employer and employee. Students will develop an understanding of employee rights, diversity, compensation and benefits law, the appeal process, reacting to legal charges, documenting the hiring and firing process, dealing with harassment issues, privacy issues, Also explores wrongful termination and other emerging case law doctrines. Discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act, National Labor Relations Act, wage and benefit legislation, and the Occupational Safety Act.

BST 2533: EMPLOYEE RECRUITING, TRAINING, AND COMPENSATION

Students will be introduced to basic theories and strategies utilized in staffing, planning, recruiting, and selection, and compensation. Topics covered include job analysis, job description, recruitment, selection, and performance based assessment. This course enables the student to explore how human resources development professionals train individuals and develop the potentials of individuals within the workplace as well as understand the role that an integrated total compensation program can play in contributing to organizational success.

BST 2543: WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR AND ETHICS

This course presents an overview of essential organizational theories and concepts. It focuses on the basic concepts of motivation, control, change, team building, and on the development of effective relationships in a diverse work environment. Students will review and examine ethical responsibilities and relationships between organizational departments, divisions, business management, and the public.

BST 2992,2993,2994: 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.