1 ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
2 ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Program Overview The Associate of Applied Business in Business Administration program prepares students academically for entry into the field of Business Administration. The student will learn, engage in and practice office skills, and develop knowledge of contemporary administrative practices and techniques. The successful graduate is capable of assuming responsibility without direct supervision and is able to assist executives in daily business operations
3 1350 CLOCK HOURS 103 CREDITS ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Program Outline Course Code Course Title Credit Hours AC1001 Accounting Principles I 3 ACI002 Accounting Principles II 3 MA1001 Business Mathematics 3 EN1001 Communications (Business English) 3 GE1051 Composition 3 BA1005 Customer Service 4 CA1002 Database Management 3 GE1013 Earth/Environmental Science 4 AC1053 Finance 3 FS1001 Freshman Seminar 1 BA1001 Human Resources Management 3 IB1001 Introduction to Business 3 GE1007 Introduction to College Mathematics 4 CA1001 Introduction to Computer Concepts 3 CA1051 Introduction to Operating Systems & Networking 3 CA1004 Introduction to Web Design 3 JO2001 Job Orientation 3 BA1002 Marketing Management 3 CA2001 Office Simulation 3 BA1003 Organizational Behavior 3 AC1004 Payroll Records and Accounting 3 GE1009 Political Science 4 CA1050 Presentations & Desktop Publishing 3 GE1003 Psychology 3 BA1052 Small Business Management 3 GE1012 Speech 4 CA1006 Spreadsheet Applications I 3 CA1052 Spreadsheet Applications II 3 TY1001 Typewriting/Keyboarding I (Theory) 3 TY1051 Typewriting/Keyboarding II 3 CA1007 Word Processing I 3 CA1054 Word Processing II 3 Code Explanation: The alpha prefixes indicate the course being taught. The numbering system indicates the level of the course, as follows: 1000 series are beginning classes; 1050 series are intermediate classes; and 2000 series are advanced classes. Certain intermediate classes may be prerequisites for beginning classes.
4 Course Descriptions Listed Alphabetically by Course Name Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are three (3) credit hours AC1001 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I Prerequisite: MA1001 or GE1007 The student will learn the basic principles of accounting as applied to business entities with emphasis on accounting terminology and techniques. Students will develop the analytical and decision-making skills necessary for success in a business office. AC1002 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II This is a continuation of Accounting Principles I focusing on specific accounting problems that face businesses. Emphasis will be placed on accounting for short and long-term assets, inventories, and current liabilities and depreciation. MA1001 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS A realistic approach to math as it relates to businesses is presented. Students will learn everyday business situations that need mathematical computations with emphasis on mark-ups, discounts, percents, interest, and financial accounting aspects. EN1001 COMMUNICATIONS (Business English) This basic English class concentrates on developing the ability to communicate effectively and correctly. Emphasis is placed on grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation. GE1051 COMPOSITION Prerequisite: See Page 17, Entrance Evaluation Policy This class integrates writing instruction with reading and editing skills. Students learn to write concisely in direct response to assigned readings. BA1005 CUSTOMER SERVICE This course introduces and reinforces basic service principles and helps students develop professional customer handling, telephone, and communication skills. CA1002 DATABASE MANAGEMENT Prerequisites: CA1001 and CA1007 Students are introduced to database management concepts through intensive hands-on use of popular database-management software. Students use a variety of exercises to build from the simple to the complex. Topics include creating tables, forms, reports, and queries. GE1013 EARTH/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE The central theme of the course is the link between humans and their surroundings, specifically the causal interrelationship of humans and the environment.
5 AC1053 FINANCE This course studies the methods of securing and managing funds on a short, intermediate, and long-term basis. Studies include the science of collecting, organizing, presenting, and interpreting numerical data for making responsible business decisions. Topical coverage will include forecasting, working-capital management, capital budgeting techniques, and cost of capital. FS1001 FRESHMAN SEMINAR Take in first quarter This course presents a variety of college survival skills. Students will be introduced to topics such as personal finances, study habits, and support networks, as well as, note-taking and test-taking strategies BA1001 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT This class presents a comprehensive treatment of the field of personnel administration. Case studies related to analysis of major personnel management functions such as recruiting, hiring, firing, performance appraisals, training, counseling, and handling grievances will be covered. Additionally, aspects of employment law and government regulations will be covered. IB1001 INTRODUCTION to BUSINESS This course gives the student insight into the characteristics, organization, and operation of a business. Included in this class is an overview of business and society, business ownership, organization and management, marketing, management of human resources, and business laws. Real-life situations are presented as well as biographical sketches, ethical issues, and case problems. GE1007 INTRODUCTION to COLLEGE MATHEMATICS Prerequisite: See Page 17, Entrance Evaluation Policy A realistic comprehensive approach to math as it relates to business and economics. Students will learn everyday business situations that need mathematical computations with emphasis on basic mathematical calculations such as mean, median, mode; ratios and proportions, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume; and basic algebraic problem solving. CA1001 INTRODUCTION to COMPUTER CONCEPTS This hands-on computer course requires students to work through a series of tutorials based on the Microsoft Office Suite. It culminates in an opportunity for the ICDL (International Computer Driver s License) certification. CA1051 INTRODUCTION to OPERATING SYSTEMS & NETWORKING Prerequisite: CA1001 Students will learn navigation, manipulation of files and folders, storage, security, and maintenance of operating systems, primarily using Microsoft Windows. Other operating systems, the Mac OS, and Linux systems, will be introduced and briefly discussed. Networking will focus primarily on Microsoft Windows over Ethernet wired networks and the use of wireless networks. The student will be introduced to topologies, hardware, physical cabling, configuration, printing, security, protocols, setup, and troubleshooting.
6 CA1004 INTRODUCTION to WEB DESIGN Prerequisite: CA1007 Students are introduced to web design and webpage organization using popular web-design software. Students are guided through the design, construction, and deployment of a website. Topics include an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language, using style sheets, graphics, and publishing using File Transfer Protocol. JO2001 JOB ORIENTATION Take in last quarter The student will focus on effective job-search skills. Specifically, the course covers job-search methods, researching jobs, networking, using the telephone, interviewing, resume preparation, cover letters and follow-up letters, effective time-management strategies, and personal characteristics (dress, attitude). Each student is required to prepare a portfolio. BA1002 MARKETING MANAGEMENT Prerequisite: IB1001 This class offers an introduction to the philosophy of marketing. The marketing environment, consumer and business markets, demographics, and marketing research are covered. The nature of the marketing system is studied along with market planning and strategy, market identification, product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution functions. CA2001 OFFICE SIMULATION Students will be given a hands-on experience in the operation of a small business. Students use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, learned earlier in the curriculum, to run a simulated business. BA1003 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR This course will demonstrate how change affects attitudes and behaviors within an organization and how it offers new opportunities and experiences for those who learn how to profit from its potential. Students should be able to comprehend how to transform business challenges into opportunities and advantages. AC1004 PAYROLL RECORDS and ACCOUNTING Prerequisite: AC1001 The class introduces students to the various aspects of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the various laws that affect employers in their payroll operations. The course covers the procedures employed in a typical payroll-accounting system placing emphasis on the importance of thorough recordkeeping GE1009 POLITICAL SCIENCE This course allows for in-depth discussion and analysis of major contemporary, social, economic, and political issues, their effect on the current world situation, and their potential effect on future generations. CA1050 PRESENTATIONS & DESKTOP PUBLISHING Prerequisite: CA1007 This is a hands-on course utilizing widely used presentation and desktop publishing software. Students learn to build powerful and visually appealing slides and presentations. They will also use popular desktop publishing software to design and print a variety of business-related documents such as newsletters, flyers, and brochures as well as advertising and marketing literature. BA1004 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT This course is designed to provide the student with a practical understanding of management principles, techniques, and concepts. Course topics include an overview of the nature of organization and the primary functions of the manager: creating, planning, organizing, motivating, communicating, and controlling. Students explore each managerial function through case studies and problems.
7 GE1003 PSYCHOLOGY This general psychology course introduces students to the study of psychology as a science. Emphasis is placed on the scientific method, major psychological concepts, critical thinking/problem solving skills, social behavior, diversity, and cognitive principles. BA1052 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Prerequisite: IB1001 This class is designed to explore the role of small business in the American economy. Provided is a complete coverage of small business operations considering the factors that determine success and failure. Additionally, the role of the entrepreneur and the problems of guiding business through development and growth are studied. GE1012 SPEECH Improving oral communication is the aim of this course. Impromptu, extemporaneous, and persuasive speeches will enable participants to gain the confidence necessary to become clear, concise, and effective in expressing their ideas. CA1006 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS I Prerequisite: CA1001 This is an introductory course in spreadsheet applications. Topics to be covered include creating, formatting, saving, and printing a spreadsheet, using formulas and statistical/logical, financial functions, creating graphs, what-if analyses, and creating, sorting, and querying lists. CA1052 SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS II This course is a continuation of Spreadsheet Applications I, and it applies the concepts introduced there. Students will be introduced to advanced features such as creating templates, linking/embedding documents, using macros, PivotTables, formula auditing, data validation, and complex problem solving. TY1001 TYPEWRITING/KEYBOARDING I (Theory) The goal of this course is the acquisition of correct technique that will provide a sound foundation for the later development of speed and accuracy. The student will be introduced to simple business letters, memos, and report formats. The student will begin to develop proofreading skills. Speed tests will be part of this course, and a student must strive to achieve a speed of 35 net words per minute. TY1051 TYPEWRITING/KEYBOARDING II Prerequisite: TY1001 This is a continuation of the training offered in Typewriting/ Keyboarding I. Attention is centered on applying the technical knowledge to various letter styles, office forms, and manuscript preparation. Speed tests will be part of this course, and a student must strive to achieve a speed of 45 net words per minute. CA1007 WORD PROCESSING I Prerequisite: CA1001 Students will use a Windows-based word processing package to learn such features as inserting, deleting, and formatting text, document storage, retrieval and printing, merging, multi-page documents, columns, graphics, and tables.
8 CA1054 WORD PROCESSING II Prerequisite: CA1007 Students will apply acquired word processing knowledge to work through a practice application using any word processing software package. Students are required to create a portfolio of all work.