Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given a "S" grade for BT 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 (RELT 103) in order to meet the competencies of the program.
BT 100 Academic Skill Development 8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents and proportions. Study of written communication.
BT 105 Occupational Mathematics 3 credits. Review of basic mathematics with emphasis on application of basic mathematic models to assist in business decision making.
BT 120 Professional Written Communications 3 credits. The purpose of this course is to provide practical experiences for the student to apply the principles and to practice the kind of writing required as part of professional work.
BT 125 Professional Speaking 3 credits. Exploration of verbal and non-verbal communications, small group interaction, interpersonal relationships and formal presentations.
BT 140 Interpersonal Relations 3 credits. Study of the motivation and behavior of people. Case problems and student experiences are discussed, alternatives are considered and probable outcomes are determined.
BT 155 Introduction To Computers 3 credits. The student will be learning the fundamentals of microcomputers. The student will have hands-on experience on a microcomputer and receive instructions for using software packages such as: electronic spreadsheets, word processing, databases and DOS.
BT 160 Concepts of Accounting 3 credits. Covers the accounting cycle including journalizing, posting, financial statements, and closing procedures. The use of financial records as a decision making tool is stressed.
BT 165 Economic Concepts 3 credits. Exploration and examination of macro and micro economic systems, study of business cycles, supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policy, the banking system, and their effects on the individual as well as the business world.
BT 190 Professional Development I 1 credit.
BT 191 Professional Development II 1 credit.
BT 290 Professional Development III 1 credit.
BT 291 Professional Development IV 1 credit. A four part series of timely business topics provided to enhance the students personal and professional development. Topics may include customer service, business etiquette, leadership development, time management, job seeking skills, critical thinking, as well as, other topics that reflect the changing needs of business.
BT 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemeployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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.