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The following Business Technology courses are offered:

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Business Technology (BUSTEC)

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, Internet capabilities, and an e-mail account.

BUSTEC 110 Business Procedures for Professional Success 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 100, BUSTEC 302, BUSTEC 303, CISA 308, CISA 310, CISA 320, 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 120 Skills for Today's Office 1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302; or keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to build upon word processing and spreadsheet training in the computer science/business area, and complete the training necessary to perform effectively and become a skilled employee in the modern, computerized office. The course includes preparing and processing information: word processing and spreadsheet documents; communicating via fax, e-mail, voicemail, Internet, and telephone; and using copiers and other office equipment. Students will simulate office situations. This course emphasizes activities and techniques that enhance competencies needed in today's office. Students will need some type of removable memory media, for example a flash memory stick (USB flash drive).

BUSTEC 121 Next Skills: Skills for Today's Workforce 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to provide training needed for today's workforce. This course teaches skills that employers from across the nation have identified as the key skills workers must master for businesses to increase their competitiveness. These eight categories include: navigating technology at work; time management; organization skills; effective listening; valuing diversity; interpersonal communications; value-added service; and using creativity and innovation. This course utilizes activities including role playing and critical thinking to teach these valuable skills.

BUSTEC 190 Business Technology for English Language Learners
2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course is designed for students who need an introduction to business technology and who also use English as their second language. Topics covered will include computer terminology and basic computer use. Using a highly visual approach, students will learn computer basics. Reinforced with illustrations and practical, hands-on projects and exercises, students will go through a simplified, systematic approach of learning computer skills needed to effectively operate a computer and complete basic computer skills.

BUSTEC 299 Experimental Offering in Business Technology
.5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding  2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
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, essential computer-keyboarding information. Students will need access to a computer and Internet, an e-mail account, and some type of computer media to store data files, for example a flash memory drive (USB memory stick).

BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting  2 Units
Prerequisite: BUSTEC 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
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 and the Internet, an e-mail account, and some type of computer media to store data files, for example a flash memory stick (USB memory drive).

BUSTEC 304 Computer-Keyboard Speed-and-Accuracy Building
2 Units

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
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 email. Students who feel that they have skills equivalent to the prerequisite are encouraged to apply for credit by examination for BUSTEC 302.

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 emphasize 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, Internet, and an 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.

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 332 Integrated Business Projects  3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
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.

BUSTEC 499 Experimental Offering in Business Technology  .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Updated 06/10/14

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