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The following Business Technology courses are offered:

BUSTEC 102
Computer Keyboarding 10-Key    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course introduces the numeric keypad and develops the ability to key information into a computer with speed and accuracy. Simulated employment tests based on industry standards are included. Students are required to have access to a computer with a 10-key key pad, the Internet, and an active Los Rios e-mail account.


BUSTEC 110
Business Procedures for Professional Success    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BUS 100, BUSTEC 307.1, or ENGWR 101
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course prepares students to perform various information processing procedures and problem solving tasks required to support both today's office systems and those of the future. Students learn critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, supervision skills, office procedures, and information processing technologies to manage their work, as well as necessary attributes of an office professional. These skills will provide the background for advancement to supervision and management positions. Primary emphasis is on processing documents using introductory skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and e-mail. Also included are managing information storage and retrieval, and coordinating office communications, to improve the efficiency of office functions.


BUSTEC 126
Outlook: Basics     1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BUSTEC 360
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course introduces Microsoft Outlook, the industry-leading personal information management software. Topics include understanding and navigating the Outlook environment, creating and sending email, using email special features, managing Outlook contacts, using an electronic calendar, and creating tasks and to-do items.


BUSTEC 299
Experimental Offeringin Business Technology    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None


BUSTEC 307
Computer-Keyboarding    6 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC; 108 hours LAB
These intensive computer-keyboard courses emphasiz operating alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys by touch. Course topics include computer-keyboarding techniques, speed-and-accuracy development, proofreading proficiency, and the use of essential computer-keyboarding information. Students will need access to a computer, Internet, and an active e-mail account. The series of Computer-Keyboarding classes range from introduction to advanced level courses.


BUSTEC 307.1
Intro Keyboarding/Application 2 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC; 36 hours LAB
This intensive introductory computer-keyboard course emphasizes operating alphabetic, numeric, and symbol keys by touch. It includes computer-keyboarding techniques, speed-and-accuracy development, proofreading proficiency, and the use of essential computer-keyboarding information. Students will need access to a computer, the Internet, and an active Los Rios e-mail account.


BUSTEC 307.2
Intermediate Keyboarding/Application     2 Units
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 307.1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC; 36 hours LAB
This intensive computer-keyboard formatting course emphasizes application of the following formatting concepts: horizontal and vertical centering, business letter styles, memorandums, tables, and reports. The course includes developing proofreading proficiency, reinforcing communication skills, developing speed and accuracy, and using the features of a current office-level word processing program. Students need access to a computer with Internet access and an active e-mail account. This class is not open to students who have completed BUSTEC 303.


BUSTEC 308
Skill-Building Keyboarding/Application    2 Units
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 307.1 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC; 36 hours LAB
This course builds upon current computer-keyboard skills and stresses speed and accuracy keyboarding techniques. It includes skills assessment and individually prescribed improvement plans. The student will be reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. Students must have access to a computer with Internet access and active email account. Students, who feel they have skills equivalent to the prerequisite, may challange the prerequisite by completing the Prerequisite Challenge Application in the Admissions and Records Office.


BUSTEC 331
Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
The course focuses on the most common hardware components used in personal computers, file management, and the Internet. Topics include the basic components of a computer system, file management principles, and Internet fundamentals. This course meets requirements for several FLC Business certificates and degrees. Students should have access to a computer and the Internet. They should have an active Los Rios e-mail account. They should have some computer media to store data files such as a USB drive. This class is not open to students who have previously taken CISC 308.


BUSTEC 332
Integrated Business Projects    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BUSTEC 360 or 363
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course integrates office administration skills and procedures using a suite of computer applications. Course content integrates word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and communication software to create, format, revise, share, and maintain business documents and data. Hands-on business projects are based on current office systems and incorporate problem-solving skills and real world business simulations. Students are required to have a USB (thumb drive) memory stick. This class is not open to students who have completed BUSTEC 120.


BUSTEC 333
Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BUSTEC 307.1 and CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course introduces the student to word processing and presentation software. The basic features and skills of creating, editing, formatting, inserting tables and graphics, and enhancing word-processed documents and graphic presentations are covered. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Students must have an active Los Rios e-mail account. This course is not open to students who have completed CISA 308.


BUSTEC 360
Beginning Word Processing    1 Unit
Same As: CISA 300
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: BUSTEC 307.1 and CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course is designed to introduce students to the use of word processing programs. The course includes basic word processing operations: creating, editing, formatting, saving, retrieving, and printing text documents. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Students must have an active Los Rios e-mail account. This course is not open to students who have completed CISA 300.


BUSTEC 361
Intermediate Word Processing    1 Unit
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 360 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course is designed to build upon previous training in the use of word processing. The course covers intermediate to advanced word processing features, such as styles, macros, outlines, document notations, forms, charts, and mail merge. Also covered are integrating word processing with other applications and creating documents for the use on the Internet, i.e. web pages and e-mail attachments. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Students must have an active Los Rios e-mail account. This class is not open to students who have previously taken CISA 301.


BUSTEC 363
Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets    1 Unit
Same As: CISA 310
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 300 and MATH 20
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. The course will include designing a spreadsheet, developing formulas for accurate automatic calculations, using spreadsheet functions, producing charts, and developing "what-if" models based upon relative and absolute cell referencing. Students will apply mathematical concepts and skills. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Students must have an active Los Rios e-mail account. This course is not open to students who have taken CISA 310.


BUSTEC 364
Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets    1 Unit
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 363 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This course will extend the capabilities of students who have started to use electronic spreadsheet software. Topics and laboratory assignments will include using multiple worksheets and workbooks, web tools, scenario management, goal seek, solver, imported data, and the lookup function. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Students must have an active Los Rios e-mail account. This class is not open to students who have previously taken CISA 311.


BUSTEC 498
Work Experience in Business Technology    1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 60-300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of Business Technology. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.


BUSTEC 499
Experimental Offering in Business Technology    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU

Updated 4/30/18

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