A Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree (see Business Technology) are available.
Technical Certificate Prerequisites: (Waived if scores on CPT indicate competence) BECT 100 Technical General Education 8 cr First Semester (Students attend the first semester 7 hours a day for 16 weeks.) BECT 110 Typewriters 4 cr BECT 111 Keyboarding/Operating System 4 cr BECT 113 Customer Relations 2 cr BECT 115 Basic Electrical Theory 3 cr BECT 117 Basic Computer Servicing 5 cr TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 cr Second Semester BECT 122 Basic Electronics 5 cr BECT 124 Electronic Cash Registers/Calculators 6 cr BECT 126 Bond Copiers/Laser Printers 6 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr Third Semester BECT 132 Product Sales 1 cr BECT 134 Advanced Computer Service/Network 7 cr TOTAL: 47 cr
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up the deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
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 Technical General Education 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 4 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. Instruction in hand tools, power tools, mechanical parts and lubrication of parts will occur.
BECT 111 Keyboarding/Operating System 5 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 117 Basic Computer Servicing 4 credits. Introduces the student to the servicing of computers. Includes training in disk drives, power supplies, modems, printers, keyboards, monitors and hookups. Diagnostic troubleshooting methods and utility programs are explored. Lecture/laboratory.
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 hookup 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 Advanced Computer Service/Network 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. Addresses 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 pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing 2 credits. Course provides instruction in informal technical report writing and business correspondence. Includes grammar/punctuation review, introduction to word processing and technical terminology/vocabulary building. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S.degree.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in résumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit. 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.
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