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BUS101 Introduction to Business (3)

This course provides an introduction to business, including business organization and management, the financing of business operation, the marketing of the product or service, the accounting of business transactions, and career information.

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BUS102 Personal Finance (3)

This course is for non-business as well as business majors.  The course is primarily concerned with the management of money from the viewpoint of the individual.  Topics covered include the consumer’s credit buying, borrowing, saving, and investments; purchase of insurance, real-estate, and other major items; the problem of taxation and wills; and controlling expenditures through the use of a budget.

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BUS103 Accounting I (3)

This course will focus on the recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the sole proprietorship form of business ownership.  The student will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period.

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BUS105 Accounting II (3)

Prerequisite: BUS103 with Grade of C or better

This course is a continuation of Accounting I.  The focus of the course will be on recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the corporation.  Students will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period. Students will be introduced to decision-making and financial analysis.

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BUS108 Business Visitations (1)

This course provides the opportunity to tour businesses.  Owners or managers will host students and explain their business operations.

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BUS109 Applied Office Practice I (1)

This course provides paid on-the-job training in an office setting.

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BUS110 Records Management (3)

This course provides instruction on how to manage records in an office setting. The course will cover methods of filing, including alphabetic, numeric, geographic, subject, and chronological, as well as cross-referencing and procedures for using requisitions, retrievals, charge-outs, and follow-ups. The course will also examine special equipment and supplies, micro-graphics, cycle creation, retention, transfer, and records safety, security, and disposal. 

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BUS111 Applied Office Practice II (1)

Prerequisite: BUS109

This course provides paid on-the-job training in an office setting.

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BUS 112 The Business of Personal Training (3)

This course will provide a study of the entrepreneurial process specifically focused on the business of personal training. The course will cover topics such as opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, business plan, financial projections, venture capital, financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.

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BUS113 Business English and Vocabulary (3)

This course will cover the essentials of business writing and will focus on terminology, word choice, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and effective sentence structure. 

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BUS115 Business Math Using Calculators (3)

This course covers basic business math operations and focuses on the development of speed and accuracy on the calculator. The course will emphasize business and consumer applications using both mechanical and computerized 10-key calculators.

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BUS116 Intro to Accounting (3)

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of accounting as applied to business enterprises.  The entire accounting cycle is covered.

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BUS117 Computerized Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: BUS116 or permission

This course provides an introduction to computerized accounting. The course will offer practical experience in establishing and maintaining accounting systems and records for single proprietorships and corporations.

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BUS120 Professional Development I (1)

Prerequisite: Permission

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of professional activities and behavior in business. The course will focus on attitude, work ethic, leadership, and communication.

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BUS120A Professional Development II (1)

Prerequisite: Permission

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of professional activities and behavior in business. The course will focus on attitude, work ethic, leadership, and communication.

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BUS123 Advanced Document Production (3)

Prerequisite: BUS126 - Keyboarding
Improves the individual's straight copy speed and production rate on letters, business forms, tables, reports, and rough-draft copy that would be encountered in an office. Emphasis will be on mailable copy on all production work.

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BUS 125 Human Resources (3)

This course will examine the development and role of human resources management in an organization. The course will focus on legal and ethical contexts, administration of wages and benefits, job design and analysis, performance management systems, and recruitment, hiring, and training.

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BUS126 Keyboarding (1)

This course covers basic touch keyboarding skills for computer use.

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BUS130 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation  (3)

This course is designed to provide practical knowledge and skill in using basic computer applications.  The course will focus on problem solving with the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software.

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BUS132 Microcomputer Applications I: Outlook (1)

This course is designed to develop business information management skills using Microsoft Outlook, including sending, receiving, and managing e-mail messages as well as appointments, contacts, and tasks.  The course will also cover sharing calendars with other users and integrating data stored within Outlook to and from other applications within the Microsoft Office suite.

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BUS133 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (3)

This course focuses on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet concepts and applications and using the spreadsheet as a tool in processing information.

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BUS136 Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing (3)

This course will focus on producing publication-quality documents.  This course will use up-to-date design software combining text and graphic elements to create, edit, format, lay out, and design documents, including brochures, programs, flyers, advertisements, résumés, agendas, invitations, menus, letterheads, forms, booklets, and newsletters.

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BUS136A Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing (2)

Extends word processing and allows individuals to produce a publication-quality document. This course will utilize a computer and appropriate software to combine text and graphics to produce a document. This course will allow the student to type, edit, format, cut and paste, layout, and design brochures, programs, posters, booklets, and newsletters.

BUS137 Microcomputer Applications I: Integrated Software (3)

Provides individuals knowledge and practice with the computer. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving with the use of intergrated software.

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BUS139 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (3)

This course is designed to provide students instruction on word processing concepts, systems, equipment, and career opportunities.

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BUS140 Microcomputer Applications II: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database (3)

Prerequisite: BUS130
Refines individual skills in the advanced use of word processing, spreadsheet, operating systems, databases, and other technology.

BUS151 Microcomputer Applications I: Electronic Business Presentation (3)

Explores powerful software, and scenarios for presenting visual information. Organizational charts, business graphs and other visual materials will be created and incorporated in a presentation. Individuals will learn to enhance presentations by using special features of the software such as animation, slides, templates, note pages, and special transition effects.

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BUS181 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (1)

This course is designed to provide instruction in using word processing software.

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BUS182 Microcomputer Applications I: Database Management (1)

This is an introductory course that will cover the basic functions to set up a database, enter and add data, edit entries, delete entries, find data, index and sort data, save a database, and print files.  The main focus is on the combination of practical database design principles with hands-on experience in the computer laboratory.

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BUS183 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (1)

Acquaints individuals with the use of spreadsheet software in solving problems and addressing alternative solutions using practical hands-on experience. (Cannot take after completing BUS133 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet 3 cr. hrs.).

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BUS185 Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing (1)

Presents basic concepts of commercially prepared software used to do Desktop Publishing. Incorporates a combination of narrative and pictorial/graphic creation and presentation, including set up, text entry, graphic generation, text and graphic merging, and other computer-based functions. (Cannot take after completing BUS136 Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing 3 cr. hrs.)

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BUS186 Microcomputer Applications I: Integrated Software (1)

A course to acquaint students with the use of integrated software in solving problems and addressing alternative solutions using practical `hands-on` experience.

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BUS188 Microcomputer Applications I: Windows (1)

This course is designed to introduce the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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BUS189 Microcomputer Applications I: Electronic Business Presentation (1)

This course focuses on using Microsoft PowerPoint to create  visually effective business presentations.  The course will include organizational charts, business graphs, and other visual materials incorporated in a presentation.  In addition, the course will cover how to enhance presentations by using special features, such as animation, slides, templates, note pages, transition effects, and others.  (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 151 cannot take this course.)

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BUS191 Microcomputer Applications II: Word Processing (1)

Prerequisite: BUS130 or BUS181
Introduces individuals to advanced word processing skills. Individuals are required to create and edit documents using a word processing package. (Cannot take after completing BUS139 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing 3 cr. hrs.)

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BUS200 Financial Accounting (4)

Prerequisite: BUS116
Covers the basic accounting model, the measurement processes involved, and the data classifications that are essential to the interpretation and effecitve use of financial statements by shareholders, creditors, government auditors, and managers of the firm. Emphasis on the communication of financial information.

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BUS201 Principles of Management (3)

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the field and techniques of management.  The course will cover management and managers, scientific management, human relations in management, bureaucracy in management, contingency findings, the management of foreign operation, product management, and ethics and social concerns of managers.

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BUS203 Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: MAT100

This course provides a study of basic macroeconomic concepts, principles, and terminology. Attention is given to supply and demand, national income, unemployment, money and banking, international trade, and finance.

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BUS204 Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: MAT100

This course provides a study of basic microeconomic theory applied to the analysis of prices, markets, production, profits, rents, interest, and wages.

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BUS205 Business Law I (3)

This course provides a basic study of law related to business.  Emphasis will be on contracts, law of sales, negotiable instruments, consumer protection, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

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BUS207 Administrative Procedures (3)

Acquaints the individual with the variety of duties and responsibilities of the office employee in the modern business office. Areas covered are: oral and written communications, reprographics, financial records, business meetings, travel arrangements, reports, filing, mail handling, word processing, and computer activities. Emphasis is placed on public relations, establishing prioritites, and organization of work.

BUS209 Medical Procedures (3)

Prerequisite: BS 109
Acquaints the individual with the variety of duties and responsibilities of the office employee in the medical office. Areas covered are: oral and written communications, medical vocabulary, medical forms, making travel arrangements, filing, mail handling, business meetings, financial records, reprographics. Emphasis is placed on public relations, establishing priorities, and organization of work.

BUS210 Marketing (3)

This course provides a study of the importance of marketing techniques to the success of modern organizations. The course will focus on the four basic elements of marketing: product, price, promotion, and place. Topics include the marketing concept, marketing research, consumer behavior, the product life cycle, channels of distribution, physical distribution, advertising, personal selling, pricing objectives and strategies, and social responsibilities of marketers.

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BUS213 Business Communications (3)

Prerequisite: ENG101
Business Communications is a course that developes both traditional and innovative communication skills. Major emphasis is on letter writing for specific situations and job employment documents.

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BUS216 Managerial Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: C or higher in BUS105 or BUS200

This course covers the concepts of materials, labor, and overhead control. The course also examines budget administration, cost accounting systems including standard costing, full costing and direct costing, break-even analysis, accounting statement analysis, and use of return on investment as a basis for management decisions.

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BUS220 Fund of Advertising (3)

Includes the role of advertising in today's business world. A study of various forms of advertising and the media involved.

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BUS230 Entrepreneurship (3)

This course will provide a study of the basic entrepreneurial process. The course will cover opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, creation of a successful business plan, financial projections, venture capital, debt and other forms of financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.

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BUS245C Electronic Communications: Internet (1)

Introduces the various elements which comprise the Internet. Individuals will be introduced to various Internet applications such as electronic mail, file transfer protcool, and the World Wide Web. Developing applications will also be discussed. The class combines lecture and hands-on assignments.

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BUS245D Electronic Commmunications: Web Design (2)

This course is designed to provide student with a basic understanding of the Internet and the various software applications used with the Internet. The students will gain this understanding through lecture and hands-on demonstrations of various software programs.

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BUS246A Microcomputer Applications I: Dreamweaver (3)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Web site creation and design through the use of Adobe Dreamweaver software.  Also covered will be how to use the Spry framework to create enhanced Web site activities.  The course will include adding media objects to Web pages as well.

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BUS246B Microcomputer Applications I:FrontPage (3)

This course is an introduction to computer communications utilizing modern technology. Emphasis will be placed on practical use of computer communication through web-page design.

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