Business Administration

BUS-024: Keyboarding, Credits = 3
Introduction to the keyboard for beginning keyboard users or for students wishing to review the keyboard by touch. Formerly OT 024.

BUS-025: Keyboard Skillbuilding, Credits = 1 - 3
Provides opportunity to increase keyboarding speed and accuracy. Course includes assessment and/or correction of technique plus the use of software programs designed to work on individual accuracy and speed weaknesses. Ability to key by touch required to enroll. Formerly OT 025.

BUS-102: Customer Service, Credits = 5
Examines concepts of service management and customer relation skills. Topics covered include; understanding customer service levels, designing appropriate service delivery methods, evaluating customer satisfaction, creating effective customer experiences, identifying cultural differences, and understanding eCommerce transactional technologies. Emphasizes the importance of trust and privacy in customer relationships, including privacy policies and use of personal data. Formerly BA 102.

BUS-110: Intro to Business for Entrepreneurs, Credits = 5
This course provides an overview of business, focusing on the world of business today within the context of our global society. Basic principles and concepts include; business models, entrepreneurship, functional areas of business, management, organizational structure, human resources, marketing, information systems, finance, ethics and social responsibility, as well as emerging business topics. Key themes woven throughout the course include exploration of career options and development of business problem-solving skills. Taught in the context of a Business Plan and Entrepreneurial project. Students will be in a cohort group and course will be tightly integrated with other Entrepreneurial course work required for the certificate. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BUS-112: Business Mathematics, Credits = 5
Develops competency in common business calculations for use in financial decision-making including: percentages, trade and cash discounts, pricing, simple and compound interest, discounting, annuities, and sinking funds. Calculations performed on calculator and formulas developed for use in spreadsheet software. Recommended: MATH 40. Formerly BA 112.

BUS-113: Financial Management, Credits = 5
Develops competency in common business calculations for use in financial decision-making including; understanding financial statements, general transactions, balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow for businesses. In addition, students will apply financial decisions to their own business plan. Students will be in a cohort group and course will be tightly integrated with other Entrepreneurial course work required for the certificate. Equivalent course to BUS 112; student may not earn credit for both BUS 112 and 113.

BUS-115: Medical Transcription I, Credits = 5
Fundamental course in transcribing medical documents from sound files using word processing software and foot pedal. Instruction on developing listening skills by applying correct grammar, punctuation, and format to medical documents. Designed specifically for medical majors. Formerly OT 115. Prerequisite: BUS 125 and BUS 280 or OT 125 and OT 280.

BUS-116: Medical Transcription II, Credits = 5
Advanced course in transcribing medical documents from sound files using word processing software and foot pedal. Students develop skills by learning and applying correct number format, capitalization, punctuation, and abbreviations in the medical documents. Formerly BUS 116. Prerequisite: BUS 115 or OT 115. Recommended: BUS 136 and BUS 125 or OT 125.

BUS-125: Word Processing Applications, Credits = 5
Document processing using MS Word taught in conjunction with formatting theory for business documents. Continued development of keyboarding speed and accuracy is provided. Ability to key by touch at a minimum of 30 WPM is required to enroll. Formerly OT 125.

BUS-126: Advanced Word Processing Applications, Credits = 5
Introduces and develops advanced formatting and word processing functions for the creation of business documents. Continued development of keyboarding speed and accuracy as well as proofreading and editing skills is provided. Formerly OT 126. Prerequisite: OT 125 or BUS 125.

BUS-136: Business Communications I, Credits = 5
A comprehensive review of correct language usage and structure for business writing including: grammar, punctuation, business vocabulary, capitalization, and frequently misspelled words. Recommended: ENGL 077. Formerly BA 136.

BUS-137: Business Communications II, Credits = 5
Introduces the correct structure and writing technique for a variety of business documents including electronic and oral communication in today's business world. Prerequisite: BUS 136 or instructor permission. Formerly BA 137.

BUS-140: Business Communications II for Entrepreneurs, Credits = 5
Introduces the correct structure and writing technique for a variety of business documents including electronic and oral communication in today's business world. Taught in context of a Business Plan and Entrepreneurial project. Students will be in a cohort group and course will be tightly integrated with other Entrepreneurial course work required for the certificate. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BUS-151: Microsoft Excel, Credits = 5
Develop business-related spreadsheet skills, including the ability to prepare, format, maintain and enhance an Excel worksheet for common business needs. Integrate formulas, functions and tables, manage multiple worksheets and workbooks, utilize filtering, conditional formatting, sorting and other advanced features to understand how to make important business decisions. Formerly OT 151.

BUS-157: Human Relations in Business, Credits = 5
Assess and develop human relations skills through a skill building approach with an emphasis on self-esteem and maintaining positive attitudes. Topics include understanding human relations, behavior, and performance; diversity in personality and learning styles; perception; attitudes; values; communication skills; motivation; leadership; transactional analysis; assertiveness and conflict resolution; power, politics, and ethics; teams; problem-solving and decision-making, change; productivity and participative management. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly BA 157.

BUS-170: Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism, Credits = 5
An introductory course designed to explore aspects of the hospitality/tourism industry and provide information on the nature, scope and significance at the local, regional and international levels. The course introduces topics within hospitality: human resources, customer service, operations, marketing, and planning.

BUS-173: Event Planning and Management, Credits = 5
This course provides an in-depth study of event planning and management. Students will learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate events and conferences in terms of budget, time management, site selection, food and beverage, marketing, contracts and ancillary service needs. Course will be delivered with customer service and satisfaction as the goal for every event.

BUS-180: Principles of Management for Entrepreneurs, Credits = 5
Modern management is both exciting and challenging today. Through the use of the internet and other related digital applications managers today have at their request the most revolutionary tools since the development of the assembly line and Henry Ford. The course is organized around the four traditional functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. There will also be contemporary topics discussed such as technology, empowerment, diversity and TQM. Taught in context of a Business Plan and Entrepreneurial project. Students will be in a cohort group and course will be tightly integrated with other Entrepreneurial course work required for the certificate. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BUS-189: Principles of Management, Credits = 5
Modern management is both exciting and challenging today. Through the use of the internet and other related digital applications managers today have at their request the most revolutionary tools since the development of the assembly line and Henry Ford. The course is organized around the four traditional functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. There will also be contemporary topics discussed such as technology, empowerment, diversity and TQM. Formerly BA 189.

BUS-192: Business Leadership Seminar I, Credits = 3
Designed to enhance and prepare students for a cooperative work experience. Gain and apply skills necessary to obtain and retain employment, including; successful job search, resume and cover letter composition, and interviewing techniques. Students will work in a highly interactive environment to obtain hands-on practice and immediate feedback on interviewing and networking practice sessions.

BUS-194: Entrepreneurship Development, Credits = 5
An entrepreneur, facing risk and uncertainty, considers resources in new and different ways in hopes of creating value; this is often done through a new business venture. This course will help develop students' analytical and critical skills. Students will review the steps for opening a business and complete a business plan clearly evaluating and illuminating the opportunity for entrepreneurial enterprise.

BUS-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the business industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly BA 199.

BUS-210: Principles of Marketing, Credits = 5
Examine the business activities of marketing; product, place, price, and promotion. Understand the role of marketing in the economy and the process used to make effective business decisions. Emphasis on global business, including eCommerce as it relates to marketing strategy. Formerly BA 210.

BUS-212: Marketing for Entrepreneurs, Credits = 5
The relevance of marketing in the modern economy, topics include functions of marketing, customer understanding, TQM, opportunity analysis, and the marketing mix. Taught in context of a Business Plan and Entrepreneurial project. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BUS-215: eMarketing, Credits = 5
Provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of using the Internet to market goods and services. Includes ethical, social, cultural, and legal issues surrounding eMarketing. Students will have an opportunity to develop and present a comprehensive eMarketing plan for a business. Prerequisite: BUS 210 or BUS 212.

BUS-217: Computer Software Applications, Credits = 5
Application of various software currently used in home and work environments. Learn how to determine the appropriate software to complete a given task and how to integrate the use of several software programs to complete a given task efficiently. Emphasis on the application of software principles in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and file management. The second of two courses that aid in the preparation for the MOUS certification test. Students pursuing a career involving computer use are advised to take this course. Prerequisite: CS 110. Formerly BA 217.

BUS-218: Desktop Calculator, Credits = 5
Develops job competency on desktop calculators using the ten-key touch method and special features of machine to solve common business problems with speed, accuracy, and efficiency. Formerly OT 218.

BUS-222: Records and Database Management, Credits = 5
Students expand their knowledge of database software learned in CS 110. This class focuses on the operation and maintenance of a computer database. It also identifies the principles and practices of effective information management for an automated records system. There is an emphasis on features and capabilities of automated database information management systems and the need to understand record life cycle from creation to disposition within the structure of any given organization. This course also addresses the development of security control systems for information management. Formerly OT 222. Prerequisite: CS 110.

BUS-224: Microsoft PowerPoint/Desktop Publishing, Credits = 3
Designed for the business professional who will use presentation and desktop publishing software. Students will learn beginning to advanced features of PowerPoint and desktop publishing programs including: creating a presentation; applying and modifying text and graphics; using special effects; editing presentations; and publishing documents. Specific focus will be on creating effective messages for various audiences.

BUS-226: Microsoft Outlook, Credits = 3
Designed for the business professional who will use personal information management software. Students will learn to properly utilize email, scheduling, contact lists, task lists, journals, tracking, notes, reminders, and integration with other Microsoft software.

BUS-228: Legal Terminology, Credits = 5
Designed to give students a background in basic legal terminology. The student who successfully completes this course will understand the "language" of legal professions in a contextual application of the terminology. Formerly OT 228.

BUS-231: Medical Office Procedures, Credits = 5
Explores the flow of information in a medical office. MediSoft, Office Hours, and MS Word software programs are utilized to process information and produce typical medical office documents, financial records, and insurance claims. Formerly OT 231. Prerequisite or co-enrollment in CS 110.

BUS-232: Medical Insurance Procedures, Credits = 5
Understanding of the medical insurance programs in today's healthcare system. Students will apply knowledge learned to abstract information from medical records and complete universal claim forms that meet billing requirements of private, state and federal insurance programs. Communication with insurance companies, tracking reimbursements, and collection methods are covered. Formerly OT 232. Recommended: OT 234 or BUS 234.

BUS-234: Medical Coding, Credits = 5
Fundamental course in assigning medical procedure (CPT), diagnosis (ICD-10-CM) and HCPCS codes for use in insurance billing and medical record keeping. Designed for medical coders, medical assistants, billing specialists and health information professionals. Formerly OT 234. Prerequisite: OT 280. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

BUS-270: Hospitality Operations, Credits = 5
This course provides information on every facet and department of a hotel, cruise ship, or restaurant. Students will study property development and management, marketing, operations, accounting and controls, and human resources. Industry trends are discussed and analyzed from a management perspective.

BUS-273: Legal Issues in Hospitality, Credits = 5
This course focuses on prevention and knowledge of the law as a way to sustain and develop a successful hospitality industry, whether it is a hotel, a restaurant, an airline, a travel business or any other hospitality service. This course will provide future hospitality industry personnel with the legal knowledge needed to enhance the customer's experience and to prevent lengthy, troublesome and costly litigation.

BUS-280: Medical Terminology, Credits = 5
Designed for the business professional who will use medical terminology in a business setting. Students will learn medical terminology for the medical field. Students study terminology of major body systems in addition to common suffixes, prefixes and word roots.

BUS-287: Business Capstone, Credits = 5
Provides the student an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained through their degree coursework in the form of a final project. Based on a case study or business example, students will plan, draft, write, and present a comprehensive business project plan, including overview, goals, outcomes, timelines for implementation, and SWOT analysis. Recommended that students take in their last quarter of coursework. Prerequisite: BUS 210 or BUS 212, BUS 137, and BUS 215. Formerly BA 287.

BUS-291: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 2 - 10
Cooperative Education provides an opportunity for students to combine classroom theory with practical work experience. Experience gained in the workplace is directly related to the student's field of study or career goals. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Co-requisite: BUS 292. Formerly BA 291.

BUS-292: Business Leadership Seminar II, Credits = 3
Designed to enhance the practical experiences of students during their cooperative learning experience. Feedback and discussion on pertinent work issues including; ethics, office politics, delegation, asking for help, networking, and identifying future career goals. Co-requisite BUS 291 or instructor permission. Formerly BA 292.

BUS-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard business curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience. Formerly BA 297.