Business Technology
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
BTEC 087
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Review and develop fundamental skills in dictionary use, spelling, business vocabulary, editing, word usage, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. Provides practice in basic writing skills for business letters and memorandums. Prerequisite: DVED 094 or recommending score on the college writing skills placement test for ENGL 097.
KEYBOARDING
BTEC 100
1 - 3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to the keyboard, development of speed and accuracy, and basic keyboarding applications, including business letters, memos, tables, and reports. Keyboarding courses (BTEC 101 and 190) are taught as individualized instruction through self-paced study. Students register for BTEC 100. At the end of the quarter, registration will automatically be changed to the appropriate course(s). A student earns from 1 to 3 credits in a course depending on the number of lessons and tests successfully completed. [GE]
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING
BTEC 101
1 - 3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to keyboard, development of speed and accuracy and basic keyboarding applications - simple letters, memos, tables, and reports. For students who have had no previous keyboarding instruction. Register for BTEC 100. At the end of the quarter, registration will automatically be changed to the appropriate course(s). This course is taught on microcomputers. [GE]
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING
BTEC 103
1 - 3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Review of keyboard and basic typing applications, development of speed and accuracy. For students who have not typed for several years and need a review. Continuous enrollment, flexible time, individualized program. Satisfactory completion meets prerequisite for BTEC 122, Document Formatting. Register in BTEC 100. Registration will automatically be changed at the end of the quarter. Cannot receive credit for both BTEC 103 and BTEC 190.
BEGINNING COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
BTEC 105
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to basic computer skills. Topics include computer components, terminology, and skills to manage files/folders, send and receive email, create documents using word processing, make simple spreadsheets, and locate information on the Internet. For students with little or no prior computer experience. [GE]
BUSINESS ENGLISH
BTEC 107
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Develop proficiency in the language skills necessary for business writing. Strong emphasis placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, capitalization, subject/verb agreement, and editing. Prerequisite: BTEC 087 or recommending score on the college writing skills placement test for ENGL& 101. [C, SE]
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: WORD
BTEC 116
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of common business applications using MS Windows and MS Word, and using Windows to manage files/folders and giving students hands-on experience in word processing. Basic Word features, basic word processing skills and MLA document formatting will be covered. [GE]
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: EXCEL
BTEC 117
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of common business applications using MS Windows and MS Excel, and using Windows to manage files/folders and giving students hands-on experience in spreadsheets. Basic Excel features, basic spreadsheet skills and common formulas and functions will be covered. [GE]
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: POWERPOINT
BTEC 118
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of common business applications using MS Windows and MS PowerPoint to manage files/folders and giving students hands-on experience in presentation software. Basic PowerPoint features including basic designs and animation will be covered. Successful completion of BTEC 116, 117, & 118 can replace BTEC 149. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO WORD
BTEC 120
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Create, format, edit, save and print documents using fonts, numbered and bulleted text tables, tabs, columns, thesaurus, grammar-check. Create reports and longer documents using columns, page numbers, footnotes, endnotes, headers and footers. Assemble form letters using mailing lists, envelopes, mailing labels, and standard paragraphs. Use styles to create flyers and newsletters with graphics. BTEC 100 or keyboarding speed of 30 wpm recommended. Application software for this course will be Microsoft Word. Cannot receive credit for both BTEC 120 and 125.
WORD FOR BUSINESS
BTEC 122
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Producing letters, memos, and tables using fonts, tabs, tables, numbered and bulleted text, thesaurus, and grammar-check. Reports and longer documents will be created using columns, page numbers, footnotes, endnotes, headers, and footers. Form letters using mailing lists, envelopes, mailing labels, and standard paragraphs will be assembled. Styles, flyers and newsletters with graphics are included. [GE]
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
BTEC 131
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Principles and procedures of records storage and control including record cycle, microrecords, and electronic files. Selection of equipment and supplies. Practice in using indexing rules, coding, and filing for alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing systems. [GE]
10-KEY CALCULATOR
BTEC 135
1 Credits
5 hours of lecture - 10 hours of lab
Ten-key by touch using a business-size electronic calculator. Training on operational features of modern business calculators incorporating business applications. [GE]
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 140
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Problems, methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in business. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 199. Prerequisite: Written consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 141
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Problems, methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in business. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 199. Prerequisite: Written consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 143
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Problems, methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in business. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 199 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 145
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Problems, methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in business. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 199 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
BTEC 147
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Professional concepts applied to individuals in the business world in relation to themselves, the companies they represent, and the public they serve. Focus on improving resume, cover letter, interview, career portfolio and business communication and business etiquette skills. [GE]
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
BTEC 149
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of common business applications using MS Windows and MS Office. An overview using Windows to manage files/folders and giving students hands-on experience in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software. [GE]
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
BTEC 150
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to creating business projects with MS Windows and MS Office that emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Assignments include managing files/folders, creating and formatting Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and Access databases, as well as integrated Office applications; researching and writing an MLA report and, in teams, creating and giving a presentation based on research. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
BTEC 155
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to Microsoft Publisher. Focus on creating, saving, printing, and/or publishing flyers, newsletters, Web sites, and various business publications and forms; also applying graphics and publishing standards. [GE]
WEB PAGE INTRODUCTION:
BTEC 160
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to Microsoft Expression Web tools and beginning HTML. Create, save, and print Web pages, use interactive forms on the Web, manage websites, and use Web graphics. [GE]
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
BTEC 165
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Create and deliver electronic business presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint incorporating ethics in infographics. Develop presentation skills using text, graphics, charts, clip art, scanned objects, and embedding or linking media for print, sales presentations, and interoffice electronic communications. Previous experience with Windows environment using Word or Excel is recommended. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
BTEC 169
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Skills to create, edit, format, and print spreadsheets, tables, graphs and charts using Microsoft Excel; skills to create and edit formulas and simple functions; skills to create, sort, and filter a worksheet databases; skills to PivotTables, templates, and manage multiple worksheets and workbooks. Prior experience with keyboard and/or ten-key by touch and logical thinking are extremely helpful. [GE]
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
BTEC 170
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including creating, editing, and printing professional workbooks, using advanced formulas and charts, auditing and validating worksheet data, and solving complex problems with Excel. Integrating Excel with other office applications and understanding how technology is critical to solving business problems. An introduction to VBA, macros, and making an application in Excel. Prerequisite: BTEC 169 and MATHB 065 or equivalent score on COMPASS placement test or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
BTEC 180
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introductory and intermediate skills for Microsoft Access for people who use and maintain Access databases. Topics include creation of tables, queries, forms and subforms, reports and subreports, and macros using both design view and wizards. Introduction to special fields such as memos, OLE and drop-down menus within the tables and forms, and using validation rules and referential integrity to insure the data is "clean". The course does assume knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Also offered as CTEC 180. Cannot receive credit for both BTEC 180 and 175.
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
BTEC 195
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to e-commerce including the evolution of electronic commerce, business-to-business and business-to-customer e-commerce, creating a Web presence, commerce infrastructure and software choices, security and encryption issues, and electronic payment systems. Requires a group project to write a business plan for an online entity. Prior computer class (BTEC 149 or 150), BUS 101, and familiarity with a Web browser recommended. Cannot receive credit for BTEC 195 and 212.
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
BTEC 199
1 - 3 Credits
99 hours of clinical
Supervised on-the-job work experience in an approved job in the local community with specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. See Cooperative Education Work Experience description in College Life and Services section of the catalog for more information. Consent of Instructional Unit and concurrent enrollment in accompanying seminar course required. 9 credits maximum. [GE]
DOCUMENT FORMATTING
BTEC 201
1 - 3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Business letters, tables, electronic forms, use of templates, and report keyboarding on a production basis. Further development of speed and accuracy. Continuous enrollment, flexible times, individual program. Cannot receive credit for both BTEC 201 and 102. Prerequisite: BTEC 101 or 103, and BTEC 122 or consent of Instructional Unit.
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING
BTEC 203
1 - 3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Emphasis will be placed on correct techniques and appropriate drills to improve speed and accuracy. Cannot receive credit for both BTEC 203 and 010. Prerequisite: BTEC 201 or 102 or consent of Instructional Unit.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
BTEC 211
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Overview of current office procedures to equip students with the tools to solve a variety of problems in the changing business world using Microsoft applications. Complete simulated exercises requiring critical thinking, understanding of multicultural relations, and advanced office practices in preparation to work successfully in various office situations. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
BTEC 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Business Technology. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedules. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
BTEC 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the faculty of the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]