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  • BA: Business Administration

    Intro To Business

    • BA 101
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Emphasizes business organization, operation, and management. Assists students interested in business determine their major field of concentration.

    Business Math

    • BA 104 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Applies mathematical skills to solve business and consumer problems. Includes business applications such as computing finance charges, taxes, discounts, markups, inventory value, bond discount/premium, and present/future value analysis. Prerequisites: MATH 60.

    Intro To Business Computing

    • BA 131
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces computer concepts covering computer systems, software and hardware, networking, and databases. Students will complete assignments in Microsoft Office Professional computer applications, including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and Powerpoint. Emphasizes basic understanding and competency in different applications and concepts.

    Critical/Creative Thinking

    • BA 153 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Emphasizes critical and creative thinking to help students understand the thinking process, including purposeful, reasoned, and goal directed thinking involved in solving problems, formulating inferences, calculating likelihoods, and making decisions. Explores examples of vertical thinking and lateral thinking.

    International Business

    • BA 203 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Introduces business activities that cross national boundaries. Studies the concepts of international business: its theories and framework for analysis of international transactions.

    Teamwork Dynamics

    • BA 204 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces the formation, development, and management of groups. Examines problems and characteristics common to group situations and generates strategies for improving group productivity.

    Principles Of Management

    • BA 206
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces the principles of management, concentrating on organizational structures, planning principles, organizing, leading, controlling, and management techniques.

    Principles Of Financial Accounting

    • BA 211
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces financial accounting concepts and reporting of financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasizes external financial reporting for business enterprises and the use of financial statement information for economic decision making. Introduces computerized accounting concepts.

    Principle Of Managerial Accounting

    • BA 213
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Introduces managerial accounting, including methods of cost systems and appropriate use of information obtained for improved management decision-making. Conducts analysis of cost behavior, cost/volume/profit relationships, budgeting, evaluating performance, and capital investment decision. Continues computerized accounting concepts. Prerequisites: BA 211

    Business Communication

    • BA 214
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Applies written communication skills to writing and analyzing business letters, memos, emails, and short reports. Incorporates correct format, grammar, and punctuation. Prerequisites: WR 121

    Cost Accounting

    • BA 215 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Focuses on the role of the cost accountant in providing accounting information to managers as an aid in economic decision making. Emphasizes the development and application of cost systems as they apply to cost inputs (materials, labor, overhead), and job order versus process costing. Examines actual versus standard cost accounting, direct costing versus full absorption costing, and budgeting.

    Personal Finance

    • BA 218
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Explores the role of the individual consumer in our economy, problems of financing family and individual needs, including budgeting, banking relationships, borrowing, insurance, risk management, real estate, investing, portfolio management, retirement and personal taxes. Basic financial measurement and calculations will be introduced.

    Principles Of Marketing

    • BA 223
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter

    Surveys activities by which a firm seeks to anticipate customer needs by directing a flow of need-satisfying goods and services from producer to consumer. Includes market research, buying behavior, product planning, physical distribution, retailing, wholesaling, promotion, and pricing policy.

    The Legal Environment Of Business

    • BA 225
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduction to the legal environment of business. Emphasis is on the legal principles and laws which affect business. Topics covered will include the history of the legal development in the U.S., court systems, administrative laws and regulatory process, crimes, torts, contracts, property laws, legal aspects of business entities, employment laws and other topics will be discussed.

    Business Law I

    • BA 226
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter

    Introduces business law, emphasizing contract law. Discusses history of legal development, crimes, torts, and courts systems.

    Business Law II

    • BA 227
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Continues study of business law, emphasizing sales law, commercial paper, bailments, and agency agreements. Prerequisites: BA 226, or instructor approval.

    Computer-Assisted Accounting

    • BA 228
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Examines methods of performing accounting functions and solving accounting problems using popular computer software, including collecting, organizing, and reporting large amounts of information.

    Payroll Accounting

    • BA 230 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Presents a comprehensive overview of federal and state payroll procedures, including computing and recording gross wages, withholding amounts, and net wages. Introduces use of computerized and manual systems to maintain employee earnings records and payroll registers, compute employer and other payroll-related costs, make payroll tax deposits, complete payroll and W-2's, and make general journal entries for all payroll transactions. Prerequisites: BA 200 or BA 211.

    Computer-Assisted Accounting II

    • BA 236 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduces methods of performing accounting functions using accounting software currently utilized by business firms. Prerequisites: BA 200 or BA 211.

    Principles Of Advertising

    • BA 239
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Examines in detail the purpose, preparation, placement, and analysis of various types of advertisements within each of the media. Analyzes and compares the relative merits of the media on local and national advertising.

    Fund Accounting

    • BA 240 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Familiarizes the student with the principles and unique terminologies of governmental and nonprofit fund accounting. Explores conceptual, procedural, and reporting issues of the fund accounting process. Prerequisites: BA 200 or BA 211.

    Consumer Behavior

    • BA 243 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Introduces the dynamic interaction of affect and cognition, behavior, and the environment by which people conduct the exchange aspects of their lives.

    Retail Management

    • BA 249
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Presents the principles of retail strategy and structures, emphasizing trading area analysis, consumer behavior, store location, and pricing in retailing.

    Small Business Management

    • BA 250
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Presents the fundamentals of owning and managing a small business, including organizational, financial, marketing, and management concepts. Studies the dominant impact of small business. Prerequisites: BA 211, BA 206, and BA 223.

    Personnel Supervision

    • BA 255
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Introduces the supervisor's special place in management and the essential skills that all managers have in common. Focuses on the unique problems of being a supervisor in any kind of organization, and closely examines the special skills, responsibilities, roles and attributes required of supervisors.

    Income Tax Procedures

    • BA 256
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduces preparation of federal income taxes, including gross income, adjustments to income, deductions, tax credits and exemptions. Examines potential tax consequences of decisions, and evaluates costs and benefits of alternatives. Assists decision makers minimize tax and maximize after-tax profits. Integrates computer applications into course material.

    Business Mgt Coop Work Exp

    • BA 280
    • 1.00 Credit

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Designed to give students an opportunity to acquire actual work experience in their chosen field. An on-site supervisor will supervise and evaluate the work experience student. Instructor approval of work setting and placement is required. For each credit earned, the student will need to document 36 hours at the work site. Some sections may have a no-cost text book option.

    BIOL: Biology

    General Biology

    • BIOL 101
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Studies cellular biology, including scientific method, taxonomy, cell organelles and cell membrane, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, mitosis and meiosis, Mendalian genetics, DNA structure and function and evolution. Lab required. Intended for non-science majors.

    General Biology

    • BIOL 102
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Studies human evolution and the body system, including circulation, immune system, digestion, respiration, body fluid regulation, nervous system, sense organs, muscles, reproduction and endocrine system. Lab required. Intended for non-science majors.

    General Biology

    • BIOL 103
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Studies evolution and diversity of plants, plant structure and organization, plant nutrition and transport, control of growth in plants, plant reproduction. Examines ecology of populations, communication, ecology and conservation biology. Lab required. Intended for non-science majors.

    Principles Of Ecology and Field Biol

    • BIOL 107
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Emphasizes the broad concepts of ecology in a field setting using natural ecosystems as a model. Introduces concepts in the classroom then examines them in detail using student collected field data. Lab and/or field trip required.

    Intro To Human Anatomy and Physiology

    • BIOL 121
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Covers body organization with an emphasis on anatomy and function of all the human body systems. Topics include the cell, skin, heart and circulation, nervous system, special senses, blood, immunity, respiration, digestion, bones, muscles and reproduction. This course is designed for the allied health student. Lab required.

    College Biology

    • BIOL 211
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Examines the theoretical bases of biology as a scientific discipline, emphasizing cytology, genetics, and biological adaptation. Lab required. Intended for science and pre-professional majors. Prerequisites: READ 090, or suitable placement score.

    College Biology

    • BIOL 212
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of biology with a special emphasis on zoology. Discusses functional relationships between different orders of animals. Lab required. Intended for science and pre-professional majors.

    College Biology

    • BIOL 213
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Studies botany and ecology. Presents an overview of the evolution and organization of the plant kingdom followed by a study of the anatomy and physiology of flowering plants. Examines ecological relationships observed among plants, animals, and their environment. Lab required. Intended for science and pre-professional majors.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology

    • BIOL 231
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter

    Studies body organization and function with an emphasis on histology and the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems. Lab required. Prerequisites: CHEM 104, or 121, or 221, and BIOL 101 or 211.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology

    • BIOL 232
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Studies the organization, structure, and function of the nervous, sensory, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. Lab required. Prerequisites: BIOL 231

    Human Anatomy and Physiology

    • BIOL 233
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Spring

    Studies respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Lab required.Prerequisites: BIOL 231 or BIOL 232.

    Microbiology

    • BIOL 234
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Examines the fundamental principles and techniques of microbial study. Emphasizes the structural, functional, and disease causing properties of bacteria and viruses. Lab required. Prerequisites: CHEM 104, or 121, or 221, and BIOL 101 or 211 or 231.

    BT: Business Technology

    Keyboarding I

    • BT 101 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Emphasizes proper techniques of keyboarding through meaningful practice and speed development. Does not include word processing concepts. Lab included.

    Keyboarding II

    • BT 102 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Applies drills specific to speed building and achieving 60 wpm or better. Does not include word processing concepts. Lab included. Prerequisites: Minimum typing speed of 35 wpm.

    Presentation Applications

    • BT 105 (P/T)
    • 1.00 Credit

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Introduces presentation software with an emphasis on designing and formatting business-related presentations. Learn how to create a business presentation using electronic presentation, create an initial outline and slides, format and proof text, utilize animation, print a presentation and create and run a presentation. Prerequisites: BA 131/CS 101

    Email and Productivity Applications

    • BT 210 (P/T)
    • 2.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Introduces the basic features of various email applications (including MS Outlook) to send and receive email, organize schedules and events, and maintain contact lists, to-do lists, and tasks. Emphasizes the email and productivity software skills necessary in business environments.

    Word Processing Procedures I

    • BT 221 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Uses Microsoft Word to create and format Word documents using various formatting tools. Covers the skill needed for MOS certification. Lab included. Prerequisites: Keyboarding skills

    Word Processing Procedures II

    • BT 222 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Spring

    Presents advanced features in Microsoft Word to efficiently produce professional documents. Covers the skills necessary for MOS certification. Lab included. Prerequisites: BT 221, or instructor approval.

    Spreadsheet Applications

    • BT 232
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Presents the features in Microsoft Excel needed to efficiently produce spreadsheets and supporting documents. Provides the skills necessary for MOS certification. Prepares students to create, edit, and format spreadsheets, create formulas, use certain functions, create charts, do business related analysis, work with data lists, create and edit macros, create pivot tables and charts, and display worksheets on the web. Prerequisites: BA 131, CS 101, CS 160, or instructor permission.

    Database Applications

    • BT 242
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces microcomputer database systems, including their application, design, and construction. Begins with basic tables, forms, queries, reports, and relational database concepts, and progresses to more advanced concepts and skills, including creating modules, macros and advanced forms and reports. Prerequisites: BA 131, or CS 101 or 160, or instructor approval.

    Computer-Assisted Accounting I

    • BT 251
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Examines methods of performing accounting functions and solving accounting problems using popular computer software, including collection, organizing, and reporting large amount of information.

    Computer Assisted Accounting II

    • BT 252 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Introduces methods of performing accounting functions using accounting software currently utilized by business firms. Prerequisites: BA 200 or BA 211

    Integrated Office Applications

    • BT 290 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Provides in-depth, hands on projects with integrated applications and internet research, including importing/exporting functions of technology and software as they relate to business documents. Emphasizes technical skills and the ability to work in teams. Provides the culmination activity (capstone course) at the end of the associate degree program for Office Administration majors. Lab included. Prerequisites: OA 201, CS 125SS, CS 125A

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