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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. F, W
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. W, Sp
3 Credits

BT112 Proofreading and 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. W, Sp
3 Credits

BT112A Proofreading and Editing A
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. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

BT112B Proofreading and Editing B
Presents effective proofreading techniques emphasizing spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Includes practical applications and use of an office reference manual while utilizing editing and pre-transcription skills. Prerequisite: BT112A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
1 Credits

BT112C Proofreading and Editing C
Presents effective proofreading techniques emphasizing spelling, word division, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and formatting . Includes practical applications and use of an office reference manual while utilizing editing and pre-transcription skills. Prerequisite: BT112B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
1 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
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. F, Sp
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. Introduces MS Windows operating systems software currently used in business and industry. Includes exploring, organizing, and managing electronic records and files.
3 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 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. F, W
3 Credits

BT210 Professional 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, Sp
4 Credits

BT230 Organization Performance and Customer Service
Covers various aspects of customer service including using verbal communication and nonverbal communication, listening, using technology (telephone, voice mail, e-mail, etc.), composing written messages, handling difficult encounters, understanding diversity, managing stress and time, and encouraging customer loyalty. W, Sp
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: CIS101 or CA100, 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.) W, 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

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. Prerequisite: Touch keyboarding ability; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
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. W, Sp, Su
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 BorderArt, WordArt, and text wrap. Covers features for improving publications design and creating multiple-page publications. Prerequiste: BA131 or CA100, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp
3 Credits

CA117A Microsoft Publisher 1
Provides part one of a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Publisher publication software. Covers topics including formatting and enhancing text, working with art, Design Gallery and drawing tools, and using the Catalog feature for creating publications. Prerequisite: Computer literacy and touch keyboarding ability of 25 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA117B Microsoft Publisher 2
Presents part two of a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Publisher publication software. Includes using styles, flowing text into multiple columns, and creating drop caps and reversed text. Covers features for improving publications and creating multiple-page publications. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA117A with a grade of C or better, or equivalent course as determined by instructor; computer literacy and touch keyboarding ability of 25 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA117C Microsoft Publisher 3
Offers part three of a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Publisher publication software. Includes using special features such as BorderArt, WordArt, text wrap around objects, mail merge, and preparation for commercial printing. Covers features for working efficiently. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA117B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118A Microsoft Windows Basics
Introduces MS Windows operating systems software currently used in business and industry. Includes exploring and managing disk organization and using apps. Offered as needed
1 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: MTH020 or higher; computer literacy (prior experience with computer and mouse device) and touch keyboarding ability; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CA118B1 Excel Basics 1
Introduces building and editing worksheets, formatting and printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, and charting in MS Excel. Prerequisite: Computer literacy (prior experience with computer and mouse device), and touch keyboarding ability; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118B2 Excel Basics 2
Reinforces basic Excel functions. Introduces sorting, filtering, and analyzing list data; enhancing worksheets and charts; and sharing MS Excel files. Prerequisite: CA118B1 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118B3 Excel Basics 3
Continues the reinforcement of Excel functions. Includes what-if analysis, macros, PivotTables and PivotCharts, linking, embedding, and exploring MS Excel options. Prerequisite: CA118B2 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118C1 Access Basics 1
Introduces database basics for forms design, data entry, queries, tables, and reports. Prerequisite: BA131 or CA100, either with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CA118C2 Access Basics 2
Reinforces basic database skills. Introduces multiple table and action queries; forms and subforms; and importing, exporting, and publishing data. Prrerequisite/Corequisite: CA118C1 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
1 Credits

CA118D Internet for the Office Environment
Introduces the Internet and demonstrates how this resource may be used effectively in a modern office. Emphasizes finding and citing information currently needed by office professionals. Prerequisite: CA118A; or CIS101 or CA100; or consent of instructor.. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118E Email and Personal Information Manager Basics
Introduces personal information management software currently used in business and industry. Covers electronic messaging (e-mail management), use of the address book, and calendar and task management. Prerequisite: Computer literacy (prior experience with computer and mouse device) and touch keyboarding ability; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA118F1 PowerPoint Basics 1
Introduces MS PowerPoint presentation software with an emphasis on designing and formatting business-related presentations. Prerequisite: BA131 or CA100, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA119 Office Desktop Publishing 1
Introduces publication planning, typography, publication design principles, and hands-on desktop publishing preparation of office publications. Including the features of text threading, layers, frames, kerning, and tracking using Adobe InDesign. Prerequisite: CIS101 or CA100, either with a grade of C or better; and touch keyboarding ability of 25 words per minute; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

CA121 Keyboarding
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. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CA121A Keyboarding A
Covers basic touch keyboarding of the alphabetic keys for the standard microcomputer keyboard. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CA121B Keyboarding B
Reviews alphabetic keyboarding and emphasizes the development of speed and accuracy in touch keyboarding. Introduces number and symbol keys, including the numeric keypad. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA121A with a grade of C or better; or touch keyboarding ability of 15 words per minute for two minutes with three or fewer errors; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA121C Keyboarding C
Emphasizes drills to increase speed and accuracy in touch keyboarding, including numeric keypad. Includes accurate proofreading and calculating scores for 3-minute timings. Prerequisite: CA121B with a grade of C or better; or touch keyboarding ability of 20 words per minute for two minutes with three or fewer errors; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA122 Keyboard Skillbuilding
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 basic 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. W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CA122A Keyboard Skillbuilding A
Improves keyboarding skill, including keyboard (alphabetic and numeric) proficiency, speed, and accuracy. Serves as preparation for production keyboarding as well as general skill development. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two (2) credits. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA121 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Su
1 Credits

CA122B Keyboard Skillbuilding B
Improves keyboarding skill, including keyboard (alphabetic and numeric) proficiency, speed, and accuracy. Focuses on reaches, concentration, frequently used words, punctuation, and pacing drills. Serves as preparation for production keyboarding as well as general skill development. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two (2) credits. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA122A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CA122C Keyboard Skillbuilding C
Improves keyboarding skill, including keyboard proficiency (alphabetic and numeric), speed, and accuracy. Focuses on numeric, frequently misspelled words, alternate hand, double letter, right/left hand, and pacing drills. Serves as preparation for production keyboarding as well as general skill development. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two (2) credits. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CA122B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
1 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 1
Presents basic word processing training in the operation of Microsoft Word software. Includes character, paragraph, and page Word features, as well as correct formatting of business letters, memos, and reports. Prerequisite: Touch keyboard ability of 30 words per minute; or consent of instructor. F, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CA201D1 Microsoft Word 1-Part 1
Offers basic to intermediate word processing training in the operation of Microsoft Word for Windows. Prerequisite: Touch keyboarding ability of 30 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA201D2 Microsoft Word 1-Part 2
Offers basic to intermediate word processing training in the operation of Microsoft Word for Windows. Touch keyboard ability of 30 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA201D3 Microsoft Word 1-Part 3
Offers basic to intermediate word processing training in the operation of Microsoft Word for Windows. Prerequisite: CA201D2 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA202D Microsoft Word Processing 2
Offers intermediate word processing training using Microsoft Word software for persons with prior basic skills and knowledge of word processing. Prerequisite: CA201D with a grade of C or better; and touch keyboarding ability of 35 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Sp, Su
3 Credits

CA202D1 Microsoft Word 2-Part 1
Offers intermediate word processing training using Microsoft Word software for persons with prior basic skills and knowledge of word processing. Prerequisite: CA201D or equivalent with a grade of C or better; and touch keyboarding ability of 35 wpm; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA202D2 Microsoft Word 2-Part 2
Offers intermediate word processing training using Microsoft Word software for persons with prior basic skills and knowledge of word processing. Prerequisite: CA202D1 or equivalent with a grade of C or better; and touch keyboarding ability of 35 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA202D3 Microsoft Word 2-Part 3
Offers intermediate word processing training using Microsoft Word software for persons with prior basic skills and knowledge of word processing. Prerequisite: CA202D2 or equivalent, with grade of C or better; and touch keyboarding ability of 35 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CA205 PageMaker 1
Offers a hands-on microcomputer desktop publishing course providing beginning level training in the use of Adobe PageMaker desktop publishing software. Includes setting up and printing publications, importing and formatting text and graphics, using styles, using graphics tools, using spot color and tints, and using layers and frames. Prerequisite: Computer literacy (prior experience with a computer and mouse device) and touch keyboarding ability of 25 words per minute; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

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

CA213 Integrating Office Procedures
Brings together the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of one-year Business 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, CA118A, CA118B1, CA201D, and CIS101 or CA100; and BT210 and CA118C1 (or concurrent enrollment of both courses); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp
3 Credits

CA219 Office Desktop Publishing 2
Focuses on publication planning, typography, publication design principles and hands-on desktop publishing preparation of office publications. Includes the features of color, graphics, tables, transparency, books, and exporting to PDF files using Adobe InDesign. Prerequisite: CA119 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
2 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. F, W
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

CA225 Advanced Document Production
Covers development of correct formats for business reports, letters, memos, tabbed columns, and forms. Uses a variety of input methods, such as dictation and printed rough drafts. Develops basic skill in the transcription of recorded documents. Stresses application of language arts skills. Develops the skill to produce documents accurately within specified time. Prerequisite: BT105, BT112, CA122, and CA201D; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp
3 Credits