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BT104 Business English 1
Emphasizes basic English skills, including parts of speech, sentence patterns, and terminal punctuation. Covers common mistakes with nouns, pronouns, and verbs. Applies these skills to writing and speaking in clear, concise sentences.
3 Credits

BT105 Business English 2
Emphasizes effective business writing by focusing on proper grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Covers the writing of business-related paragraphs. Prerequisite: BT104 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

BT116 Office Procedures
Introduces administrative support activities. Includes discussion of human relation issues, telephone usage, development of effective listening skills, mailing and shipping services, preparation of financial records, plans for meetings and conferences, travel arrangements, scheduling appointments, office careers, and preparation of a job application and basic resume.
3 Credits

BT123 Minute-Taking, Level 1
Provides instruction for taking minutes at formal and semi-formal meetings. Includes preparation prior to a meeting, tasks involved during the meeting, and duties once the meeting is finished. Prerequisite: BT105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
2 Credits

BT128 Records Management
Presents principles and procedures for efficient organization and control of business records. Covers the management of creation, maintenance, storage, and disposition of records. Includes practice in alphabetic and numeric filing systems of correspondence and other papers. Includes exploring, organizing, and managing electronic records and files within operating systems currently being used in business and industry.
3 Credits

BT186 Personal and Professional Development
Emphasizes the personal and professional strengths sought by employers in hiring and promoting employees. Promotes individual self-assessment as a tool to compare those traits with the student’s own personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. Offers opportunities to develop step-by-step approaches toward enhancing professional marketability.
3 Credits

BT210 Professional Communication Skills
Introduces principles of written, oral, and non-verbal communication. Includes composition of business documents (letters, memoranda, agendas); use of reference tools; discussion of small groups; and preparation of written reports with documentation. Prerequisite: BT105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
4 Credits

BT230 Organization Performance and Customer Service
Covers various aspects of customer service and the impact on the overall performance and vitality of an organization. Presents strategies for using verbal and nonverbal communication and technology to promote positive customer relationships, including handling difficult encounters, understanding diversity, managing stress and time, and encouraging customer loyalty.
3 Credits

BT271 Administrative Capstone Projects
Focuses on dynamic business simulations that provide experience in working as team members in a professional environment. Includes practice in using oral and written communications, analyzing information, problem solving, decision-making, prioritizing, and using time management skills. Prerequisite: CA202D, CA213, and BA214; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)
4 Credits

BT272 Virtual Office 1
Introduces the skills needed to become a successful virtual office assistant. Covers the various aspects of creating a virtual office assistant business, conducting a market analysis, developing a business plan, determining office requirements, and planning a company website. Prerequisite: BA101 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; and touch keyboarding ability; or consent of instructor.
4 Credits

BT280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

BT280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

BT280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

BT280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

BT280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

BT280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

BT280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

BT280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

BT280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

BT280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

BT280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

CA100 Beginning Computing
Explores computer concepts and practical applications for a wide range of uses in both personal and career environments. Covers operating systems, file management, Cloud computing, various applications, Internet/Social Media, and various computer devices.
3 Credits

CA102 Practical Computing
Covers basic file management, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Focuses on the skills necessary to be productive in both work and personal environments via a variety of computer devices.
2 Credits

CA117 Microsoft Publisher
Introduces Microsoft Publisher publication software. Includes formatting and enhancing text, working with art, using design gallery and drawing tools, as well as using the catalog feature for creating publications. Includes using styles; flowing text into multiple columns; creating drop caps and reversed text; and using Border Art, Word Art, and text wrap. Covers features for improving publications design and creating multiple-page publications. Prerequisite: BA131 or CA100, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

CA118B Excel Basics
Introduces building and editing worksheets, formatting and printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, and charting in MS Excel. Introduces sorting, filtering, and analyzing list data; enhancing worksheets and charts; and sharing MS Excel files. Includes what-if analysis, macros, PivotTables and PivotCharts, linking, embedding, and exploring MS Excel options. Prerequisite: BA131, CA100 or CIS101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

CA118C Access Basics
Introduces and reinforces database basics for forms design; data entry; queries; tables; reports; multiple table and action queries; forms and sub-forms; and importing, exporting, and publishing data. Prerequisite: BA131, CA100, or CIS101; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better).
2 Credits

CA119 Office Desktop Publishing 1
Introduces publication planning, typography, publication design principles, and hands-on desktop publishing preparation of office publications. Includes the features of text threading, layers, frames, kerning, and tracking. Prerequisite: BA131 or CA100; and CA121; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)
4 Credits

CA121 Keyboarding and Document Production
Presents basic touch keyboarding skills on standard microcomputer keyboard with numeric keypad. Emphasizes speed and accuracy along with the basic vocabulary of entering and retrieving information.
3 Credits

CA122 Advanced Keyboarding and Document Production
Improves alphabetic and numeric keypad keyboarding skill, including proficiency, speed, and accuracy. Serves as preparation for production keyboarding as well as general skill development. Covers document formatting. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six (6) credits. Prerequisite: CA121 with a grade of C or better; or touch keyboarding ability of 25 words per minute (30 words per minute recommended); or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

CA123B Formatting B
Covers the second credit of formatting, including various format styles for business letters, tables and reports. Prerequisite: CA123A and CA201D1 and CA201D2. Touch keyboarding skill is essential. Class fee $5. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

CA123C Formatting C
Covers the third credit of formatting. Presents additional format styles for tables, letters and reports, including minutes and itineraries. Prerequisite: CA123B and CA201D1 and CA201D2. Touch keyboarding skill is essential. Class fee $5. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

CA201D Microsoft Word Processing
Presents word processing training in the operation of Microsoft Word software to produce a variety of documents using beginning, intermediate, and advanced word processing features. Prerequisite: Touch keyboard ability; or consent of instructor.
4 Credits

CA208 Workplace Presentations Using PowerPoint
Introduces the production of presentations for the workplace using current presentation software. Includes software techniques, design and typography basics, and production techniques as well as public speaking skills. Prerequisite: BA131 or CA100, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

CA213 Integrating Office Procedures
Brings together the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of one-year Office Administration and Technology students, and serves as a review for students continuing for a degree. Uses a business simulation to reinforce and expand computer and other office skills. Prerequisite: BT116, CA118 a, BT210 and CA118C1 (or CA100; and BT210 and CA118C1 (or concurrent enrollment in both courses); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.)
3 Credits

CA220 QuickBooks--Computerized Bookkeeping
Introduces computerized accounting principles using QuickBooks, including setup, managing revenue and expenses, payroll, bank reconciliation, financial statements, inventory, and file maintenance. Prerequisite: BA115 or BA211, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

CA220A QuickBooks Part A--Computerized Bookkeeping
Introduces computerized accounting principles using QuickBooks including setup and managing revenue and expenses. Prerequisite: BA115 or BA211, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA220B QuickBooks Part B--Computerized Bookkeeping
Introduces computerized accounting principles using QuickBooks including payroll, bank reconciliation, and inventory. Prerequisite: CA22 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

CA220C QuickBooks Part C--Computerized Bookkeeping
PIntroduces computerized accounting principles using QuickBooks including financial statements, adjusting and closing activities, depreciation, inventory, and file maintenance. Prerequisite: CA220B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
1 Credits