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COURSES OFFERED

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BUS 22

Human Relations in Business

3 units

BUS 25

Introduction to Business

3 units

BUS 27

Effective English for Business 

3 units 

BUS 28

Written Business Communications 

3 units 

BUS 29

Oral Business Communications 

3 units 

BUS 40

Career Orientation 

2 units 

BUS 41

Records/Information Management 

2 units 

BUS 43

Office Procedures 

3 units 

BUS 52A

Microsoft Word Applications I 

2 units 

BUS 52B

Microsoft Word Applications II 

2 units 

BUS 55

Advanced Microsoft Office - Integrated Software Applications  

4 units 

BUS 60A

Microcomputer Keyboarding 

1 unit 

BUS 60B

Microcomputer Document Processing 

1 unit 

BUS 60C

Microcomputer Document Formatting 

1 unit 



 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUS 22  Human Relations in Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will examine human relations theories and applications that will promote effective work relationships. Ethical issues in business are addressed as well as an explicit process of ethical reasoning that will aid in defining and dealing with dilemmas in the workplace. Current events and case studies will be used to develop critical skills as students apply theories and principles.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

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BUS 25  Introduction to Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multi-cultural and globalized environment.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

BUS 27  Effective English for Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of written English skills that are critical to communicate successfully in a business environment. Focus is placed on English grammar, usage, and sentence structure.p>

BUS 28  Written Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will study the theory and practice of functional writing to give them an understanding of the human relations aspects of communication, to help develop logical patterns of organizing ideas, and to aid in achieving clear, concise expression. Practice in writing various types of business letters and reports will be emphasized throughout the course.

BUS 29  Oral Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn the principles of effective speaking in business situations. Interviews, conferences, briefings, and group discussions will be covered. Techniques of research, preparation, presentation, and evaluation are emphasized.

Note: Business 29 is the same course as Supervision 27.

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BUS 40  Career Orientation

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will explore opportunities and requirements in a career of interest. The course provides instruction and practice in the job application process, including resumes and interviews. Behaviors and qualities necessary for continued career satisfaction and development are analyzed.

BUS 41  Records/Information Management

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 or English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students are introduced to the field of records/information management. Students learn the procedures of alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing and how to apply the alphabetic rules to the computer. Students also learn the principles of records retention and transfer and the various controls of a records/information management program.

Note: This class is offered in the spring semester only.

BUS 43  Office Procedures

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: BUS 60A or concurrent enrollment or the ability to keyboard by touch; eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to develop an understanding of and ability to apply American business office procedures, responsibilities, and standards, and to develop an awareness of the globalization of American business.

Note: This course is offered fall semester only.

BUS 52A  Microsoft Word Applications I

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: English 82 and Business 60A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn the basics of Microsoft Word software in a Windows environment. Topics covered include creating, saving, retrieving, printing, and managing documents. Students will also learn to efficiently edit documents using mouse and keyboard; manipulate text within and between windows; use writing tools, including speller and grammar checker, thesaurus, translation, and research features; change fonts and format text with styles, themes, templates, and special features; manipulate tabs and change margins, spacing, and alignment; create multiple-page documents and insert page numbers, headers, and footers; draw shapes and insert images, text boxes, borders, and shading; and create tables and charts.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 52B  Microsoft Word Applications II

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: BUS 52A or equivalent experience with Microsoft Word
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn advanced features of Microsoft Word software in a Windows environment. Topics covered include merging documents; tracking and comparing changes in documents; customizing Word options, styles, and themes; creating fill-in form templates; and protecting and preparing documents for distribution. Students will also learn to use Word features in research papers to automate the creation of references, bibliographies, and indexes as well as tables of contents, figures and authorities.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

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BUS 55  Advanced Microsoft Office - Integrated Software Applications

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: CIS 13 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Extending upon the student’s basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), the course will focus on advanced techniques and integration among these applications, the Internet, and other sources. Students will also learn how office professionals can use electronic communications and information management software effectively.

BUS 60A  Microcomputer Keyboarding

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will learn the touch keyboarding method for alphabetic and numeric/symbol keys on microcomputers. The course aids the students in developing the fundamental skills necessary to input information efficiently and accurately. This course is recommended for students interested in developing basic computer keyboarding skills.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 60B  Microcomputer Document Processing

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: BUS 60A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will use a word processing program to prepare documents such as correspondence, reports, and tables and will build touch skill in speed and accuracy. This course is recommended for students who need to develop speed and accuracy skill as well as document formatting proficiency for personal or business use.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 60C  Microcomputer Document Formatting  

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: BUS 60B with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course the student will use a word processing program to increase touch skill in speed and accuracy. Formatting various kinds of business correspondence, reports, and tabulations from unarranged and rough draft sources is also emphasized. This course is recommended for students who need to develop speed and accuracy skill as well as document formatting proficiency for personal and business use.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

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 Last Published 3/30/15