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BUSTEC 101
Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course introduces the numeric keypad and develops the ability to key information into a computer with speed and accuracy.
BUSTEC 110
Business Procedures for Professional Success
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302 or equivalent, BUSTEC 303 and BUS 100
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course develops skills associated with the business professional, including specialized procedures in electronic workplaces. Students learn critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, supervision skills, administrative procedures, and information-processing technologies. Specific areas include the 21st century workplace; business technology; business communication; records management; meetings, travel, and financial documents; and the business professional's career. The course emphasizes developing a work-site team through effective communications, dependability, interpreting various management responsibilities, and motivational techniques. Recommended for all management information science and business students.
BUSTEC 120
Skills for Today's Office
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 302 or keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better, and CISA 305 and 315.
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB
This is a course designed to build upon previous wordprocessing 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: wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and database 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.
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
Same As: BUSTEC 306
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ESLR 320
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, communication skills, essential computerkeyboarding information, and use of basic features of a current office level word processing program. Workplace etiquette and common organizational duties are introduced and reinforced throughout the course. This course is not open to students who have received credit for BUSTEC 306.
BUSTEC 303
Computer-Keyboard Formatting
2 Units
Same As: BUSTEC 306
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. Workplace etiquette and common organizational duties are introduced and reinforced throughout the course. This course is not open to students who have received credit for BUSTEC 306.
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 previous computer-keyboard skills and stresses speed-and accuracy techniques. It includes skills assessment and individually prescribed improvement plans. The student will be reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. Students who feel that they have skills equivalent to the prerequisite are encouraged to apply for credit by examination for BUSTEC 302.
BUSTEC 499
Experimental Offering in Business Technology
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB