General Business Skills - Spring 2017 Class Descriptions

Keyboarding

 

BOSS 5500. Keyboarding for Computers (45 hrs)

Students will acquire basic knowledge of the keyboard to interact more efficiently with desktop computers, computer terminals, or electronic communication systems. Instruction covers introduction to the keyboard and development of basic keyboarding skills.

BOSS 5501. Keyboarding: Skill Development (90 hrs)

Keyboarding skill development on computer keyboard with associated software, emphasizing proper technique. Keyboarding drills target individual student deficiencies. The student will develop touch control of the keyboard and proper typing techniques to build basic speed.

 

Students may enroll in keyboarding classes at any time during the semester.

 

Job Search/Job Preparation

BOSS 3500. Job Preparation (45 hrs)

Students improve the efficiency of their job search and learn methods for finding work in their field. They also learn to self-assess their strengths, write resumes, cover letters and thank you letters, build interviewing skills, and use the Internet to do company and industry research and locate job openings.

 

Business English

BOSS 4500. Business English I (45 hrs)

Development of written communication skills: punctuation, business vocabulary, capitalization, composition of business correspondence, spelling, proofreading, and use of office reference materials.

BOSS 4501. Business English II (45 hrs)

Continued development of written communication skills: punctuation, business vocabulary, capitalization, composition of business correspondence, spelling, proofreading, and use of office reference materials.

BOSS 4510. Business Communications (45 hrs)

A lecture-lab course to develop basic writing skills for the business world. Topics in this course include developing meaningful paragraphs, writing opening and closing sentences in letters, and writing good-news letters and bad-news letters.

 

Internet / Email

COMP 9921. Intro to the Internet for Office Support (45 hrs)

Hands-on and project-oriented instruction in the use of the Internet via a browser is provided for the office/business professional or other serious personal computer user. Topics covered include services and tools available on the Internet and World Wide Web, browser features, navigating through the Web, e-mailing, and identifying useful sites for office/business professionals.

 

Office Procedures

ACBO 9216. Recordkeeping for the Business Office (45 hrs)

Students will learn the recordkeeping procedures for accounts receivable, accounts payable, stock record, purchase order, sales and payroll clerks. This course will help students use Microsoft Excel to create forms, reports and financial statements for small businesses.

BOSS 5509. Office Procedures for the 21st Century (45 hrs)

Students learn essential office procedures and competencies in areas such as human relations, developing telephone etiquette and business communications, records management, handling financial procedures, making travel arrangements, planning meetings, and developing oral presentation skills to be successful in the business office.

 

Business Math

 

BOSS 2500. Business Math with Spreadsheets I (45 hrs)

Use of spreadsheet software to make common business calculations such as discounts, commissions, markup, credit charges, simple and compound interest, and present value.

 

Microcomputer Lab

COMP 9942. Microcomputer Lab (45 hrs)

An instructor-supervised computer lab for currently-enrolled Business Department students. Students will work independently on assignments given in other Business Department computer classes.

 

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