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Business Technology Course Descriptions

BT104 Business English 1
Emphasizes basic English skills including spelling, 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. F, W, Sp, Su
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. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

BT112 Proofreading/Editing
Presents effective proofreading techniques emphasizing spelling, word division, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Includes practical applications and use of an office reference manual while utilizing editing and pre-transcription skills. Prerequisite: BT105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp
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. F, W, Sp, Su
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. Offered as needed.
2 Credits

BT128 Intro to 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, numeric, and geographic filing systems of correspondence and other papers. F, Sp
2 Credits

BT130 Customer Service
Covers various aspects of customer service including verbal communication, nonverbal communication, listening, using technology (telephone, voice mail, email, fax, etc.), written messages, handling difficult encounters, understanding diversity, managing stress and time, and encouraging customer loyalty. F, Sp
3 Credits

BT131 Electronic Calculators
Covers the use of electronic printing calculators to solve simple business and mathematical problems. Includes calculating percentages, simple interest, discounts, payroll, and consumer installment buying. Stresses speed and accuracy in the touch operation of the calculator. Prerequisite: MTH060 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
2 Credits

BT131A Electronic Calculators A
Introduces use of electronic calculators to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and constants. Includes speed and accuracy in touch operation of the calculator. Offered as needed
1 Credits

BT131B Electronic Calculators B
Continues BT131A. Applies the functions of an electronic calculator to solve business problems. Includes calculating percentages, simple interest, trade discounts, payroll, and consumer installment buying. Stresses speed and accuracy in touch operation of the calculator. Prerequisite: MTH060 or higher and BT131A, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

BT180A Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
1 Credits

BT180B Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
2 Credits

BT180C Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
3 Credits

BT180D Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
4 Credits

BT180E Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
5 Credits

BT180F Intro to Work Based Learning
Business Technology
6 Credits

BT186 Personal/Professional Dev
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. F, W
3 Credits

BT210 Pro Communication Skills
Introduces principles of written, oral, and non-verbal communication. Includes composition of business documents (letters, memoranda, agendas, minutes); use of reference manuals; participation in small groups and business meetings (group dynamics, team building, short oral reports); and preparation of written reports with documentation. Prerequisite: BT105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

BT271 Admin 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: CIS101, CA118A, CA118B1, CA118C1, CA201D, CA202D, CA213, BT116, and BA214; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

BT272 Virtual Office 1
Introduces the skills needed to become a successful virtual office assistant. Covers the steps to establishing 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 of 35 wpm or higher; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

BT273 Virtual Office 2
Presents the benefits of and the accounting, legal, and insurance requirements of owning a virtual office assistant business, including licenses and fees. Covers the creation of a marketing plan, advertising documents, an electronic portfolio, customer contracts, and a business website. Prerequisite: BA209 and BT272, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
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

XBT0740A Gregg Shorthand
Provides Gregg Shorthand techniques as a tool for note taking or making notes or composing other pertinent data by hand.
0 Non-Credit

XBT0740B Basic Office Assistant Skills
Focuses on office procedures and protocols, recordkeeping, project management, and the use of office equipment. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XBT0740C BOA Communication & Etiquette
Focuses on communication skills and office etiquette. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XBT0740D BOA Office Simulation
Focuses on applying basic skills in a simulated office environment. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XBT0740E Office Assistant Skill Series
Provides foundational skills for effective office assistant and reception roles in the workplace. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XBT9000B ETG Accounting Fundamentals
Focuses on the fundamentals of accounting. Covers the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial transactions, financial reports, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. Designed for people in the bookkeeping and accounting industry.
2.4 CEU

XBT9000C Reclaiming Your Inbox
Provides strategies for optimizing the use of e-mail by improving message quality, reducing the number of messages sent and received, and receiving and providing coaching.
.15 CEU

XBT9000D Employee Dashboard Searching
Reviews the tools and methods for searching content within the Employee Dashboard portal.
.1 CEU

XBT9000E Email Management
Provide Chemeketa employees with training on college procedures and expectations in the use of e-mail and features of the current e-mail system that support those expectations.
.15 CEU

XBT9700B ETG Admin Asst Fundamentals
Covers roles, duties, and responsibilities of administrative assistants.
2.4 CEU