The Business and Technology Department is dedicated to the education of the complete individual.
Graduation requirement: 0.5 credits, must include Intro to Computers
This course is a must for business and non-business majors alike. The first-year course covers the complete accounting cycle theory for proprietorship and partnership. This is put into practice by the use of application to business situations. Partnership and corporate accounting are introduced to the students.
HONORS ACCOUNTING II
This course is a continuation of Accounting I and takes a more intensified and in-depth study of partnership and corporation accounting for the college business major. Inventory control, cost accounting, and managerial accounting are also introduced in this course. Emphasis is placed on learning problem solving strategies and testing business applications using simulation techniques. Students gain hands-on experience with computerized accounting methods.
This course is designed to help students improve their verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills. Areas of study include the following: developing business presentations; conducting interviews; writing business letters, memos and reports; effective listening skills; preparing visual aides; meeting facilitation; and career selection and networking. Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation software, and prepare and present an original business plan.
This course in business and personal law helps students to study the evolving set of rules that form our legal structure. The student’s attention is focused on both the substance and the process of our legal system and understanding legal issues in the core topics of business law, integrated with the most relevant personal law topics.
This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the role of consumers, industry, and government in our economic system. Improving the students’ decision making skills by developing their ability to judge consumer situations and make educated decisions that best fit their needs is one of the major goals of the course. The students learn how to budget money wisely, balance a checkbook, apply for credit, and shop for housing and furniture. Projects on careers, personal budgeting, decision making, the stock market, and credit provide in-depth study opportunities.
This course introduces students to three different aspects of business: marketing, management, and finance. This course is designed to show students how businesses market their products or services; how businesses manage their day-to-day operations; and how businesses finance their operations and manage their cash flow. Students are exposed to simulation projects and software, and the Internet.
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
This is a semester course in which students are introduced to the keyboard. Basic keyboarding techniques and skills are developed. Students learn how to use Microsoft Word, a word processing software, to format personal and business letters, tables, and reports. This class will also feature an introduction into the use and functions of Microsoft Excel. Other areas of study include the basics of hardware and software, Internet research, and computer ethics. This is a required course for all freshmen.
This self-directed course introduces students to features of Microsoft Office. This suite of programs contains word processing software (Word), presentation graphics software (PowerPoint), spreadsheet software (Excel) and a database management system (Access). Students use practical computer skills combined with problem-solving, critical-thinking and creative-thinking skills.
HONORS PROGRAMMING IN JAVA
This course introduces the student to the JAVA computer language. Students learn the JAVA coding for constants, variables, functions, loops, input/output, and computer designed objects. This course may not be offered every year.
This course introduces the students to the Windows application computer language. Students can quickly design an interesting graphical user-interface program while learning the basics of the computer programming language, such as variables, loops, and conditions. This course is a hands-on, lab environment where the student can see a marked progress in skill development from week to week.
WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
This course allows students to create their own web pages and web sites using Dreamweaver Studio MX 2004, a hypertext markup language (HTML) generator suite of programs. Design topics include table and frame layout, hyperlinks, interactive forms, images/graphics, multimedia elements, and cascading style sheets. The development component includes a brief introduction to HTML and elementary programming logic. Students receive “hands-on” experience in a lab setting.
COMPUTER HARDWARE MAINTENANCE
Using PCs in hands-on labs, students learn to install and maintain Windows and common PC hardware. Hardware topics include motherboards, hard drives, video, sound, memory, laptops, and printers. Software topics include installation and maintenance of Windows, anti-virus, spyware, MS Office, and utilities. Basics of home networking are discussed and demonstrated. Upon completion, students can perform over 30 PC maintenance procedures and guide others about important issues when purchasing a new PC.
COMPUTER LAB AIDE
Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Hardware is strongly recommended. A good attendance record and department chairperson consent.The student will be assigned to the computer lab, rather than to a study hall, and will be present to run messages, to watch over the computer lab, and assist in hardware and software maintenance.