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Award: One-year Diploma, AAS Degree
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 38 (Diploma), 71 (AAS)
First Semester (Fall)
|BUS||110||ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS I||4 credits|
|Fundamental accounting concepts and practices. Topics covered include business transactions and accounting records, the accounting cycle, financial statements, internal controls, current assets and liabilities, fixed assets, depreciation and payroll.|
|BUS||216||SPREADSHEET CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS||3 credits|
Detailed instruction on the use of Microsoft Excel covering beginning, intermediate, and advanced concepts. Concepts covered include working with formulas and functions; creating and formatting charts graphs and pivot tables/pivot charts; sorting and filtering lists; data consolidation between multiple worksheets and workbooks; using Solver and the Scenario Manager; importing and exporting of data, and creating Macros. This course will help prepare the student for the Microsoft Excel certification exam.
|CIS||120||OUTLOOK ESSENTIALS||2 credits|
Covers the features available in Microsoft Outlook, which is the industry’s leading e-mail and personal information management software. Topics covered will include sending, receiving and organizing e-mails; managing the calendar, tasks, contacts and distribution lists; setting rules and creating meeting requests. This course will help prepare the student for the Microsoft Outlook certification exam.
|CIS||143||DOCUMENT PRODUCTION||3 credits|
This course will introduce word processing skills that can be combined with students’ basic skills to create complex documents. Students will utilize Microsoft Word to create and format documents and tables; create mail merges, macros, templates and fill-in forms; set and manipulate tabs; insert charts, graphics and hyperlinks; and import and export data. Students will also look at different ways of sharing documents with others. This course will help prepare the student for the Microsoft Word certification exam.
|SSS||101||ONLINE SEMINAR I||1 credit|
|Online Seminar will focus on specific challenges unique to online students as well as ways to address them including tips for improving time management, presentations and test-taking skills. Student will be expected to complete surveys throughout the semester and participate in discussion groups. Instructor input will help identify what courses to take, how to register for classes and help design a graduation plan. This course will be a bi-weekly virtual meeting.|
Total Semester Credits: 13 (Diploma, AAS)
Second Semester (Spring)
|BUS||111||ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS II||4 credits|
|Accounting principles and procedures regarding notes, inventory, long-term assets, internal control and the concept of partnerships. Textbook problems and a practice set are used to enhance learning. Prerequisite: BUS 110|
|BUS||204||CUSTOMER SERVICE||3 credits|
The computer industry offers many rewarding careers, which can require a unique combination of hands-on skills, creative problem solving and an understanding of business needs. This course is a study of issues in the workplace relating to effective customer service. Students are introduced to the issues of problem solving, strategy, empowerment, communications, motivation and leadership necessary for the delivery of exceptional customer service and customer retention.
|CIS||170||DESKTOP PUBLISHING||3 credits|
In today’s technological world, many businesses are doing their own “in-house” publishing. This course will give our students the background and hands-on practice to be able to utilize the following software programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on creation of student projects including newsletters, brochures, posters and promotional materials as well as image manipulation. Principles of layout and design will be highlighted. Prerequisite: CSS 143.
|CIS||171||MULTIMEDIA CONCEPTS||3 credits|
This course provides detailed instruction on the use of a variety of software to create multimedia projects. The primary software packages to be utilized in this class include PowerPoint, Flash, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, PhotoStory, Audacity, Camtasia Studio, Jing and Windows Media Encoder. Prerequisite: CSS 143.
Total Semester Credits: 13 (Diploma, AAS)
Third Semester (Summer)
|BUS||217||DATABASE CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS||3 credits|
Creation and design of databases and data base view sheets. The query process and the maintenance of databases are taught. The integration of databases into spreadsheet applications is utilized.
|CIS||203||WEB ESSENTIALS||3 credits|
Web Design provides detailed instruction on the development, maintenance and publication of a Web site using HTML, Microsoft Expression Web and Adobe DreamWeaver. Other software utilized in this course includes PhotoShop. Prerequisite: CSS 143. Corequisite/Prerequisite: CSS 170.
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
|MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 12 (Diploma, AAS)
Fourth Semester (Fall)
|BUS||101||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS||3 credits|
|A comprehensive, substantial coverage of the major activities of business process. An understanding of capitalism and a free enterprise system is provided. A broad view of American business including legal, social and economic environment is presented.|
|BUS||120||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||3 credits|
|Introduction to marketing concepts and terminology. Establishes the origins, roles, purposes and scope of marketing as a business process and activity. Introduction to the marketing environment, as well as the different aspects of the marketing mix: products, price, promotion and distribution, is presented.|
|BUS||214||PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE||3 credits|
A basic study of insurances available in the market today. The major areas covered include the types of term and permanent policies, annuities, how much insurance is needed, policy provisions, riders and health insurance plans.
Electives (choose one)
|BUS||170||ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT||4 credits|
In this course, students will learn about the challenges of entrepreneurship, different options for opening a business, how to write a business plan of their own, marketing issues and how to create a successful financial plan. Students will gain the tools to launch a new venture and the knowledge for entrepreneurial success.
|BUS||210||SALES & ADVERTISING||3 credits|
|Sales emphasize the importance of establishing good relationships and closing the sale in a business deal. Advertising helps students understand that everyone is influenced by advertising in some form or another. They will learn how advertising is actually practiced in businesses today.|
Total Semester Credits: 12 (AAS)
Fifth Semester (Spring)
|BUS||100||PERSONAL FINANCE||3 credits|
This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of individual and family financial management. Strategies for the development and attainment of short-term and long-term financial goals will be examined. The class will examine personal financial management based on a life cycle approach, while addressing the need for flexibility due to changing personal, social and economic conditions.
|BUS||140||BUSINESS LAW||3 credits|
|Review of business law terms and concepts applied to business. A background in legal rights, social forces, administrative agencies, government regulations and consumer protection is presented. Contracts, personal property and bailments are discussed. Law terms and definitions are learned.|
|BUS||220||SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT||3 credits|
|Many organizational trends today—downsizing, cost cutting, employee empowerment, flexible hours and diversity issues—are all impacting the way supervisors deal with employees in the workplace. Students will understand all of these concepts and working through people to maximize productivity while maintaining a positive work environment.|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 12 (AAS)
Sixth Semester (Summer)
|ACCT 221 QUICKBOOKS||3 credits|
|In this course, students will study the three major driving forces behind E-Commerce, which include technology change, business development and social issues. Students will gain an understanding of the field through a conceptual framework.|
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 9 (AAS)