2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

BUSINESS

BUS 1A     
BEGINNING PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CAN BUS 2, CAN BUS SEQ A. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  Knowledge of a computer spreadsheet package.

Business 1A is the first half of an introductory course to the field of accounting.  The course includes accounting principles and practices, the accounting cycle, accounting methods used for a merchandising enterprise, preparation of financial statements, payroll accounting, voucher systems, expense distribution, inventory methods, budgeting and executive control that would be necessary in a sole proprietorship and partnership.  A variety of computerized spreadsheet software will be used in analyzing and completing problems assigned. (AA, CSU,UC)

BUS 1B     
ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CAN BUS 4, CAN BUS SEQ A CR/NC Prerequisite:  BUS 1A or equivalent.

Business 1B is the second half of an introductory course to the field of accounting.  The course includes corporation accounting, statement analysis and interpretation, accounting for decentralized operation and manufacturing operations, information processing, planning, control and decision-making analysis, and accounting for individuals and non-profit organizations.  Computerized software such as Lotus 1-2-3 will be used in analyzing and completing problems assigned.  (AA, CSU, UC)

BUS 13A   
WORD FOR WINDOWS I (1.5)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory   (9 weeks) CR/NC. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  Knowledge of keyboarding by touch.

Students are taught basic features of Word for Windows for the non-office occupations major. The course is designed to equip students with the skills to prepare personal correspondence and reports.  This course, along with Word for Windows II, is required for the Office Technology major. (AA, CSU)

 

BUS 13B   
WORD FOR WINDOWS II (1.5)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory (9 weeks) CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation:  Ability to key 35 wpm.

Students are taught advanced features of Word for Windows.  The course is designed for office personnel using Microsoft Word on the job.  This course, along with Word for Windows I, is required for the Office Technology major. (AA, CSU)

BUS 15X   
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL)
(1-4)  

This
program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total credit. The student must enroll in classes at least part-time (up to 20 hours a week).

 

BUS 15XY 
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPRIENCE (ALTERNATE)
(1-8) 

This plan allows the student to attend college full-time one semester and work full-time the next semester.  A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enrolled in one other course.  A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.  This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

BUS 18      
BUSINESS LAW
(4)

Class Hours: 4 Lecture CR/NC CAN BUS 8 Strongly Recommended Preparation of  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Business 18 is a one-semester beginning course in business law, covering the origin and development of law, courts and court procedure, contracts, employment, and partnerships.  The course fulfills part of the requirement of a business major and the prerequisite for advanced courses in business law.  This course emphasizes the Business Law Uniform Commercial  Code.  (AA, CSU, UC)

BUS 20      
INTRODUCTION
TO BUSINESS (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 20 is an introductory course which provides a review of American business and a foundation for the study of more specialized field of business education: marketing, office management, sales, business management, accounting, banking, and many others.  Such topics as organization, finance, operation production, marketing, insurance and risk, governmental influence, and economic and political environment are studied.  The student is encouraged to read business periodicals, the business section of newspapers, and other like sources.  Career opportunities are identified in the various areas of study and are discussed in class.  Students who have a general education interest are welcome to enroll. (AA, CSU, UC)

BUS 24      
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B and MATH 101 or equivalent.

Business 24 is a review of the ordinary arithmetical processes and practices.  It provides vocational preparation of students for entry-level jobs in business which requires computational skill on practical business problems. (AA, CSU)

BUS 28      
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture  CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or  equivalent.

Business 28 is designed to give students the necessary oral and written communication skills needed in today's environment.  Emphasis is placed on writing business correspondence such as letters, memos,

e-mail, reports, employment messages, and other brief messages; communicating verbally, nonverbally and cross-culturally; developing effective listening skills; and using the Internet, voice mail, and other technologies. (AA, CSU)

BUS 29      
TECHNIQUES OF MANAGEMENT (3)   

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC

Business 29 is an introductory course covering the responsibilities of a manager, the knowledge needed by a manager, the processes of managing, the actual practice of managing, and the adjustments to change that are becoming more important in the modern world. (AA, CSU)

BUS 30/60                  
BUSINESS EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

BUS 32      
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Business 32 is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the operation and management of small business in the American economic system so that they may gain information that will enable them to operate a business and/or pursue an interest in business management. (AA, CSU)

BUS 35      
HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or  equivalent.

Business 35 emphasizes the importance of dealing successfully with people both in "on-the-job" situations and in other contacts through the study of positive and preventative aspects of personnel management systems, organizational behavior, leadership and supervision, and related topics.  (AA, CSU)

BUS 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY
(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester  unit. No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Business 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA,CSU)

BUS 50      
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS (1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture CR/NC

Business 50 teaches the office worker how to successfully get a job and keep it.  It focuses on how to find available jobs, contact prospective employers, properly prepare resumes, complete applications and prepare for interviews. The course also covers strategies for keeping and advancing on the job, stressing understanding employer expectations, job performance, interpersonal skills, and attitudes.  May be taken two times credit. (AA)

BUS 52      
10-KEY
MASTERY
(1)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture CR/NC

Business 52 teaches the touch method of 10-key calculation using the computer keypad.  In addition to keying by touch, students will be encouraged to develop speed in key stroking required for entry-level data entry positions. Specific activities in data entry will include input fields and dexterity drills and business problem-solving exercises.  May be taken two times for credit. (AA)

BUS 54      
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS
(.5)  

Class Hours:  1.5 Laboratory CR/NC

Business 54 is a tutorial/workshop style course designed to educate students on use and application of presentation graphic programs.  A presentation graphics program is a computer program a student can use to organize and present information.  Whether giving a sales pitch, promoting a product, or doing a formal class presentation, a presentation graphics program can make a presentation effective and professional. May be taken two time for credit. (AA)

BUS 55      
ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING (4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture, 1 Laboratory CR/NC

Business 55 is an elementary course designed to present basic knowledge of the theory and practice of bookkeeping for students who are interested in continuing their study to higher levels of accounting, and for those who desire an understanding of ordinary bookkeeping procedures in business offices. (AA)

BUS 56      
APPLIED INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Prerequisite:  BUS 55 or High School Accounting.

Business 56 is a continuation of Business 55.  It presents an introduction to accounting for promissory notes and drafts, inventory control and prepaid expenses, methods of depreciation, disposal of long-lived assets, procedures for internal control, and year-end closing the books accounting procedures. (AA)

BUS 59      
BUSINESS ENGLISH (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC

Business 59 offers a review of the principle of  correct and effective English usage as applied in the business environment.  Emphasis is on sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, dictionary usage, grammar review and proofreading. Heavy emphasis is placed on the use of various business documents throughout the course for students to apply their writing skills. (AA)

BUS 62A   
CAREER SUCCESS & JOB RETENTION SKILLS
(.5)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture (9 weeks) CR/NC

Business 62A focuses on the necessary steps to a successful job search, including finding job sources, how to apply, how to accurately complete the application, how to develop and use a resume, how to prepare for the interview, how to make a positive first impression, and dealing with rejection.  It also covers techniques for meeting employer expectation and growing on the job.  Topics include understanding the work culture, effective human relation skills, developing a positive attitude, being a team player and time management. This course may be used as credit for either Business or Hotel, Restaurant, and Casino Management but not for both. (AA)

BUS 62B   
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION SKILLS (.5)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture (9 weeks) CR/NC

Business 62B focuses on the importance of effective communication in the workplace.  Topics include discussion of the four components essential to communication (sender, medium, message, and receiver), barriers to effective communication, and techniques for avoiding barriers, as well as skills in developing  effective telephone communications. This course may be used as credit for either Business or Hotel, Restaurant, and Casino Management but not for both. (AA)

BUS 62C   
BUILDING CONFIDENCE & WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC
(.5)  

Class Hours:  1 Lecture (9 weeks) CR/NC

Business 62C focuses on strategies for dealing with the public. Topics include building confidence, managing stress, anger management and dealing with disappointed, demanding, or disruptive guests or customers. This course may be used as credit for either Business or Hotel, Restaurant, and Casino Management but not for both. (AA)

BUS 62D   
GUEST RELATIONS & CUSTOMER SERVICE (.5)  

Class Hours:  1 Lecture (9 weeks) CR/NC

Business 62D analyzes the basic concepts and current trends in the hospitality and customer service industries.  The skills necessary to achieve quality guest and customer service are stressed, as well as the following topics: guest/customer expectations, guest/customer satisfaction, guest/customer dissatisfaction, meeting guest/customer needs, guest/customer retention, and creating a guest/customer service system.  This course may be used for either Business or Hotel, Restaurant, and Casino Management but not for both. (AA)

BUS 63      
SKILL BUILDING KEYBOARDING (3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC Prerequisite:  BUS 80A/B or ability to type by touch 15wpm. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 63 is a review of the keyboard and keyboarding techniques. Word accuracy and speed  development are stressed.  (AA)

BUS 67      
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
(2)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture  CR/NC

Business 67 provides instruction and practice in traditional records and information management as well as electronic or automated records management systems.  Alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numerical filing systems are covered along with the materials, supplies, and related equipment used in the management of information in today's modern business environment. (AA)

BUS 69      
MODERN OFFICE PROCEDURES (3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  BUS 13B, BUS 81B BUS 59, CIS 67 or equivalent.

Business 69 is designed to help the student make a satisfactory transition from the classroom to the business office.  Through a series of real-life work simulation projects, the student integrates and applies skills and knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, and electronic communication to complete assigned tasks. The course also helps the student understand the importance of and develop secretarial efficiency, positive work relationships, and customer service skills as they pertain to the business environment. Business 69 is considered a finishing course in the AA option. Students taking this course are expected to already have word processing,

BUS 71      
INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING
(4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Lotus 1-2-3 or another spreadsheet package is strongly recommended.

Business 71 is a one-semester course in tax accounting, with an emphasis on Federal Income Taxation for individuals. The course will include a discussion of personal and dependency exemptions; filing status and requirements; gross income inclusions and exclusions; deductions and losses, employee business expenses; capital recovery, including depreciation; property transaction; and the alternative minimum tax. (AA)

BUS 74      
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING (3)

Class Hours:  2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation:  BUS 1A or BUS  55.

Business 74 provides instruction in accounting procedures and applications, including general ledger accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, and payroll for a proprietorship, partnership, and corporation, using microcomputers. (AA)

BUS 80A   
INTRODUCTORY ALPHABETIC KEYBOARDING (1.5)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory. CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 80A is an introductory course taught on computers to develop keyboarding by touch skills to students with no previous experience. Correct technique is emphasized.  Skill are developed by drills, and varied time writings.  The course will cover letters, punctuation, and spacing.  This course is intended for business or personal use. (AA)

BUS 80B   
INTRODUCTORY NUMERIC/SYMBOL BOARDING (1.5)

Class Hours: 1 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory CR/NC Prerequisite: BUS 80A or equivalent. Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 80B is an introductory course taught on computers to develop keyboarding by touch skills to students with no previous experience. Correct techniques are emphasized. Skills are developed by drills and varied time writings. The course will cover numbers and symbols.  This course is intended for business or personal use. (AA)

BUS 81A   
INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING/DOCUMENT PROCESSING
(1.5)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory CR/NC. Prerequisite: BUS 80A/B or ability to type by touch 35 wpm.

Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 81A is an intermediate course in keyboarding and is designed to increase speed and accuracy as well as process documents used in the business world today.  Students will be introduced to MS Word software, memorandums, and letter styles.  Correct technique is emphasized. (AA)

BUS 81B   
INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING & DOCUMENT PROCESSING (1.5)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory CR/NC.
Prerequisite  BUS 81A or the ability to type by touch 40 wpm.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B or equivalent.

Business 81B is an intermediate course in keyboarding and is designed to increase speed and accuracy as well as process documents used in the business world today.  Students will be introduced to MS Word software, reports, title pages, and tables.  Correct technique is emphasized. (AA)

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