Catalog 2019-20

Business Technology

Business Technology (BUSTEC) Courses

BUSTEC 101 Computer Keyboarding: 10-Key

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course introduces the numeric keypad and develops the ability to key information into a computer with speed and accuracy.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO OPERATE A NUMERIC KEYPAD BY TOUCH.

BUSTEC 110 Business Procedures for Professional Success

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: BUSTEC 302 or equivalent, BUSTEC 303 and BUS 100

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: PRACTICE HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS IN ALL CONTACTS WITH EMPLOYERS, CLIENTS, CO-WORKERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

BUSTEC 120 Skills for Today's Office

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 18 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: BUSTEC 302 or keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better, and CISA 305 and 315.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE OFFICE AND COMPUTER SKILLS AND COMPREHENSION IN THE SUBJECT AREAS AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES.

BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ESLR 320

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE SKILL AND COMPREHENSION IN RESPECTIVE SUBJECT AREAS AS INDICATED BY COURSE OUTCOMES.

BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 302 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EXPRESS IDEAS AND FACTS CLEARLY AND COMPLETELY.

BUSTEC 304 Computer-Keyboard Speed-and-Accuracy Building

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: BUSTEC 302 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO IMPROVE COMPUTER-KEYBOARDING SKILLS

The Business Information Worker Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level office and administrative support in a variety of organizations.