BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting

2 Credits

Mastery of alphabetic and numeric keyboard using touch system. Formatting, speed and skill development, and keying basic business documents emphasized. Instruction on microcomputer. Typing placement test available in campus assessment centers for students with prior keyboarding experience.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

BT-1201 Word Processing

3 Credits

Basic and intermediate techniques and skills using word processing software applied to practical business applications. Introduction to and formatting of a variety of documents will be taught. Professionalism and soft skills emphasized (e.g., punctuality, getting along with others, etc.)

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting or appropriate score on Typing placement test. Test is available in Campus Assessment Centers.

BT-1241 Information & Records Management

3 Credits

Fundamentals of records, including basic rules for indexing, filing, and records handling from creation to destruction or archival storage. Includes traditional and electronic records management.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology

3 Credits

Hands-on utilization of Internet and World Wide Web resources in order to communicate, collaborate, exchange information, conduct research and maintain organization in today's workplace business environment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Application or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

BT-2150 Legal Document Preparation

3 Credits

Preparation of the most common legal documents through word processing. Administrative duties performed in a law firm or legal settings, using accepted industry standards.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

BT-2200 Advanced Word Processing

3 Credits

Study and application of advanced text editing features of word processing software as applied to complex business documents. Includes managing data, advanced merge techniques, sort, customizing documents and features, quick parts, styles, protecting and sharing documents, referencing data, forms, complex tables and columns, math functions, styles, outlines, templates, macros, graphics, and web applications.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BT-1201 Word Processing, or departmental approval: equivalent proficiency.

BT-2210 Presentation Software

2 Credits

Comprehensive instruction in the major features of presentation software. Students learn to create professional-quality slide presentations. Instruction in design strategy-importing and creating graphics; sound-creating, editing, playing and downloading from the Internet; and video-capturing, playing and editing video.

Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

BT-2220 Business Spreadsheet Applications (Excel)

3 Credits

Study of business spreadsheet concepts and software applications as used in a business environment. Spreadsheet theory, design, manipulation, and implementation techniques. Hands-on applications, case studies, and problem-solving strategies using spreadsheet software for accurate and timely analysis, manipulation, and interpretation of data. Overview of functions, formulas, What-If analysis tools, charting, data tables, data imports, multiple worksheets/workbooks, collaboration tools, and application development.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): ACCT-1011 Business Math Applications or ACCT-1020 Applied Accounting; and IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications; or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

BT-2270 Desktop Publishing

3 Credits

Hands-on applications using desktop publishing software package. Application of desktop publishing techniques and design concepts, applied to a variety of business publications. Course assumes prior word processing experience/knowledge.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BT-1201 Word Processing or departmental approval: equivalent proficiency.

BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access)

3 Credits

Relational database theory, objects and application design. Database design and implementation techniques. Problem solving strategies using database software for accurate and timely storage, retrieval, manipulation and interpretation of data in a business environment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

BT-2370 Office Meeting and Event Coordination

3 Credits

Principles and practices for office professionals and public relations practioners who coordinate events, meetings, conferences, or conventions.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications; and BT-2210 Presentation Software, and BT-2270 Desktop Publishing, or concurrent enrollment; and BT-2990 Business Technologies Capstone or concurrent enrollment.

BT-2410 Administrative Management

3 Credits

Principles of supervisory skills and management. Emphasis on problem-solving and communications necessary to administer lower and mid-level business functions and management of employees.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): BADM-1020 Introduction to Business.

BT-2500 Web Authoring Tools

3 Credits

Introduction to industry stanadards for web page authoring and editing within an open-source Content Management System (CMS). Topics include principles of web design, file management, formatting, HTML, CSS, image optimization, publishing and managing web pages. Create your own website through a powerful content management publishing platform.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

BT-2510 Project Management Software

3 Credits

Overview of concepts and hands-on activities in a project management software application. Utilize a business scenario incorporating knowledge and skills relating to project scheduling, calendars, tasks, phases, resources, charting, and reporting.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BADM-1020 Introduction to Business; and IT-1010 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or IT-101H Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications; or departmental approval.

BT-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Limited to students in Cooperative Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour.

Prerequisite(s): Formal application into the Cooperative Education Program.

BT-2990 Business Technologies Capstone

3 Credits

The Capstone course offers students the opportunity to analyze and determine solutions to common workplace business scenarios and problems by implementing skill sets and knowledge learned within their Business Technology coursework. Emphasis on projects, critical thinking skills, teamwork and implementation of business software.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BT-1201 Word Processing, and BT-2210 Presentation Software, and BT-2220 Business Spreadsheet Applications (Excel), and BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology, and BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access), and BT-2410 Administrative Management.