Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for BECT 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session. Based on your keyboarding skills you may be required to take a 1 credit keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
BECT 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions and science. Study of oral and written communications.
BECT 110 Typewriters 5 credits. Proper use of a typewriter and its care will be discussed. Disassembly and assembly of all components of a single element machine and theory of the electrical parts, their functions and adjustments will be taught. Troubleshooting, repair and overhaul of typewriters will be prepared. Introduction in hand tools, power tools, mechanical parts and lubrication of parts will occur.
BECT 111 Keyboarding/Operating System 3 credits. Prepares the student with keyboarding skills, operating systems, their commands and functions. Basic word processing, disk formatting, basic software installation and computer terms will be covered.
BECT 113 Customer Relations 2 credits. Prepares the student to meet the public and communicate orally. Introduces maintenance agreements, telephone etiquette, dress standards, personal hygiene, work standards and human relations.
BECT 115 Basic Electrical Theory 3 credits. Course introduces the student to electricity and electronics. Simple DC circuits, use of a Volt Ohm Meter, how to solder, resistors, capacitors, conductors, insulators, Ohm's law, Diodes, transistors, and motors will be covered. Math applications covering positive and negative numbers related to basic electronics. Decimals, metrics and algebra formulas will also be covered.
BECT 122 Basic Electronics 5 credits. Electronic terms, schematics, oscilloscopes will be utilized. Power supplies, inductance, capacitance, AC circuits, integrated circuits, logic gates and basic digital electronics will be explored. Math for digital binary, and mathematical formulas will be discussed.
BECT 124 Electronic Cash Register/Calculator 5 credits. The theoretical operation of electronic calculators and electronic cash registers will be discussed. Disassembly, reassembly, adjustments and checkout procedures demonstrated. Basic programming, troubleshooting, safety and hook-up of cash registers to computers performed.
BECT 126 Bond Copier/Laser Printer 6 credits. Operate bond copiers and laser printers. The hookups, theory of electronics, basics of xerography, supplies, disassembly, assembly, troubleshooting, adjustments, cleaning methods and safety will be covered. Fax machine operation and servicing will also be covered.
BECT 132 Product Sales 1 credits. Prepares the student with an introduction to sales techniques, selling office equipment, percentage marks ups, discounts and invoices. How sales are an important part of business systems/computer technology and retail sales. The term effort will be emphasized.
BECT 134 Basic Computer Servicing 7 credits. Course introduces the student to the servicing of computers. Includes training in disk drives, power supplies, modems, printers, keyboards, monitors and hook ups. The use of word processing, spread sheets, diagnostic troubleshooting methods and utility programs will be explored.
BECT 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals who may be part-time, to upgrade their technical skills through units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
RELT 101 Applied Communication I 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied written communication skills: the mechanics of written composition, technical terms, spelling and definition, basic computer literacy and technical writing and reporting forms.
RELT 103 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
RELT 206 Applied Occupational Relations 2 credits. The course provides students with knowledge and abilities in the areas of employment process skills. Job acquisition and maintenance skills and job market analysis are the core of this course.