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The following Business courses are offered:


BUS 100

English for the Professional    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310, with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to prepare the student for business communication. It presents principles of correct and effective English usage as applied in business. The course focuses on skills and techniques of effective business written communication including appropriate sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document formatting. Critical thinking and effective writing techniques are emphasized. This course focuses on teaching students the ability to analyze, compose, and organize written communication into effective business documents. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course. This course is required of all business technology majors and recommended for all business majors.

BUS 295
Independent Studies in Business   1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB

BUS 300
Introduction to Business    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides a survey of various business areas, including accounting, regulation, negotiation, ethics, information technology, management, marketing, global competition, economics, finance, environmental factors, implementation, communications, leadership, and business planning. The course is designed to be taken by all beginning students interested in business. It is a core requirement for business majors. (C-ID BUS 110)

BUS 310
Business Communications    3 Units
Prerequisite: BUS 100 or ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or eligibility for ENGWR 300.
Advisory: Ability to key 30 or more words a minute and use a current office-level word processing program.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course applies the theory and principles of ethical and effective written and oral communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents and creating and delivering professional-level oral reports using word processing software and presentation software. Analytical skills are used to plan, organize, compose, critique, and revise letters, memos, emails, and reports. Messages are broken into their component parts for a critical analysis of organization, content, style, tone, grammar, format, and appearance. Students conduct primary and secondary research to draw conclusions and make recommendations. A formal analytical research paper using APA or MLA style citations and graphics is required. The results of the formal research paper are presented in an oral presentation using presentation software. (Competency: Writing)

BUS 320
Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units
Same As: ECON 320
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to assist individuals in analyzing their financial affairs. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined with an emphasis on principles to develop students' economic decision making. Students will be using mathematical concepts as well as reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. This course is not open to students who have received credit for ECON 320.

BUS 330
Managing Diversity in the Workplace    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workforce. A primary focus is placed upon the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experiences/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workforce issues related to the diversity of the American consumer's and global consumer's impact on the United States are analyzed.

BUS 340
Business Law    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introductory to the law in its relationship to business. The course covers the American legal system as an instrument of economic, social, and political control. It stresses basic business torts, crime and business, agency, employment, and the legal structures of business. (C-ID BUS 125)

BUS 341

Advanced Business Law    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an expanded exploration of the legal concepts and principles of contracts, agency and employment, consumer law, environmental law, and property law. Successful students will learn critical thinking and writing in a business environment involving contract law, landlord/tenant law, employment and regulatory law.

BUS 345
Law and Society    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an introduction to the American legal system emphasizing the nature, purpose, sources, and functions of American law but including some comparative analysis of other historical and contemporary legal systems. It stresses the evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment and the role of the judiciary in establishing social policy. Students may be required to subscribe to a daily newspaper and to bring the paper to class.

BUS 350
Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This class provides an overview of the various elements involved in starting and operating a small business. It introduces such topics as developing a business plan, finding financial resources, developing personal and business goals, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

BUS 355
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to the various elements involved in the development of new global small businesses and the expansion of existing business to a global level. The course introduces topics including: successful traits of a global entrepreneur, the entrepreneur's role in the global economy, the basics of exporting, economic considerations in global business, sources of international marketing data, and international business relations across cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the principle concepts of global entrepreneurship.

BUS 356
Global Business Operations    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This class provides an overview of the necessary training to manage global business operations. The course will focus on strategies to effectively operate within differing cultures, following an efficient distribution plan, developing and achieving business goals, political and technological issues on a global scale, and other topics of interest to future participants in the global marketplace. Emphasis will be placed on operations which must be in place to foster global trade and exporting including logistics, trade regulations, economic considerations,
and marketing.

BUS 490
Individualized Projects in Business    1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: At least two semesters of successful work leading to an Associate Degree or Certificate in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Science, Finance, Management, Marketing, Office Administration or other related field.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC 54 hours LAB
This course is designed to help the student focus skills previously learned in an area of business. The student, with the help of the instructor, will produce a project that utilizes a variety of skills. The student will describe a problem, plan a process to arrive at a solution, work with the instructor to secure those resources necessary to complete the project, submit progress reports on a regular basis, and present a finished product. This class may be required for some degrees or certificates.

BUS 495
Independent Studies in Business    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 216 hours LAB

BUS 498

Work Experience in Business    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. 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.

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

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