Business Technology (BT)

BT101 Office Careers Survey

Credit 1Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

Exploration of all office career programs including information from various segments of business and industry. Students participate in activities including, but not exclusive to, reading literature and writing response papers; completing interviews and writing reports; completing an education plan. Offered during the daytime of the week before fall term classes begin.

BT110 Business Editing (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the mechanics of language; review of grammar and punctuation rules; and practice in correcting, editing and revising business documents.

BT111 Editing Techniques

Credits 3Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BT110 or equivalent. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

Accuracy is the most important standard for measuring quality of work in business. To achieve accuracy, editing for clarity and proofreading for correctness are essential skills for effective written communications. This course provides students with practice and shortcuts to detecting types and locations of errors in actual business documents. Also, computerized on-screen proofreading techniques are covered. Students learn to use popular editing desk references effectively.

BT116 Communication Technologies

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

In this course students are exposed to new communications technologies. To maximize employment opportunities and business skills, students will learn Microsoft's most popular information tool, Microsoft Outlook. Students become familiar with this high-powered organizational tool in a model office environment, which is the key to using Microsoft Outlook software effectively and efficiently. The most current business etiquette techniques are discussed and reviewed while students work with email, calendaring, handling contacts and strategies in using business telephone systems.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT118 Records and Information Management

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level. Corequisite: BA131.

Students manage information with paper and electronic techniques, organizing records with manual filing methods as well as controlling information on the computer. Students gain a working knowledge of the rules, procedures and techniques of maintaining office records (filing) that are vital to every business and become familiar with the terminology of records management and technology. Students learn to manage databases and their relationship to the information systems used in business. Students will examine the impact new technology has placed on the business requirements for proper records management and consider the role that security places on the business.

BT121 Keyboarding Principles

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level. Familiarity with basics of computer operation is recommended. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

Information technology proficiency can be gained with touch typing skills. This beginning course in keyboarding is appropriate for those students with no previous keyboarding experience. The course covers the basic techniques of the touch typing system for speed and accuracy using a computer keyboard and software. Make documents look professional by learning about the most commonly used letter, memo, report and table styles encountered in the classroom, business or personal settings.

BT122 Professional Keyboarding

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and previous keyboarding instruction, straight-copy speed on a five-minute timing of at least 35 wpm, or instructor consent. USB drive is required on the first day of class.

Improve opportunities for employment in business through this advanced keyboarding course with increased emphasis on speed, accuracy and professional standards. Prepare to be a job-entry keyboardist by developing (1) straight copy skill, (2) ability to copy and arrange memorandums, block and modified block letters, tables, reports and manuscripts, and (3) ability to apply the editorial skills and technical procedures that the production work requires, such as proofreading.

BT123A Keyboarding Skill Development

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and familiarity with keyboarding and the ability to type by touch at a minimum of 20 words per minute. USB drive is required on the first day of class.

Students can improve speed and/or accuracy with this course. This is a lab/lecture course using a specific software package in a self-directed instructional environment as a lab activity. This course provides students with an opportunity for diagnosing and evaluating computer keyboarding problems, prescribing and developing individualized practice and increasing speed and accuracy skill development. Prerequisite: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and familiarity with keyboarding and the ability to type by touch at a minimum of 20 words per minute.

BT123B Keyboarding Skill Refinement

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BT123A.

Students continue to improve accuracy and speed for sustained employability. This intermediate course provides students with the opportunity to improve both speed and accuracy at the keyboard. Utilizing a computerized diagnostic system, students are provided with an opportunity for self-diagnosing and evaluating computer keyboarding problems, prescribing and developing individualized practice, and speed and accuracy skill development. Prerequisite: BT123A.

BT125 Microsoft Word Training (Course offered online)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR115, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and keyboarding at 30 words per minute; and either BT210ZWA or BA131 or CIS120L; or instructor consent.

Students build Microsoft Word skills and increase productivity with instruction that reinforces basic skills and introduces and teaches intermediate and advanced features. The focus is on the most frequently used functions and the most easily implemented techniques to produce a wide variety of documents successfully in Microsoft Word. Students work with single- and multi-page documents, lists, tables, forms, mail merge, columns, graphics and various document management techniques.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT126 Microsoft Word Simulation

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: BT125; or instructor consent. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

This course is a continuation of BT125, where students will improve and refine Microsoft Word skills. Increase productivity and employability by applying basic, intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word in a variety of documents during simulation activities. Proofreading and word processing skills will be refined and assessed. Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and keyboarding at 30 words per minute; and BT125; or instructor consent.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210 Software Applications

Credit 1Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Prepare for the workplace with these one-credit courses that are offered in the most popular software suites. Learn word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access), presentations (PowerPoint) and operating system software. Grading options include letter, pass/no pass and audit. Maximum of four credit hours per term may be taken. Students will receive individual assistance accompanying their hands-on learning under the guidance of instructors and trained assistants. Labs are open days, evenings and weekends.

BT210ZAA Access - Level I

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and a previous computer course and familiarity with Windows environment. USB is required on the first day of class. Prior knowledge of Microsoft applications is recommended. <br><br> Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment.

Learn basic operations of a database using Access.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZAB Access - Level II

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BA131 or BT118 or BT210ZAA; or instructor consent. USB drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

Learn intermediate operations of a database using Access.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZBA Publisher - Level I

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and familiarity with Windows environment and keyboarding skills; or permission of instructor. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment.

This course is for the student who needs an introductory knowledge of desktop publishing using Publisher. The following topics are covered: page layout commands, WordArt, working with images, graphic accents, background pages, special features and creating a web site. The course is designed to provide a beginning foundation in desktop publishing for office or home computing.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZBB Publisher - Level II

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BT210ZBA, Publisher - Level 1; or instructor consent. USB drive is required on the first day of class. <br><br> Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

Learn intermediate features and functions of Publisher.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZEA Excel - Level I

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and MTH20 each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels; and a beginning Windows course or equivalent experience. USB drive is required on the first day of class. <br><br> Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment.

Create simple spreadsheets using Excel.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZEB Excel - Level II

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BA131 or BT210ZEA, Excel - Level I; or instructor consent. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. <br><br> Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

Learn intermediate features and functions of Excel.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZEC Excel - Level III

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BT210ZEB or instructor consent. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

A hands-on course which expands on the intermediate excel spreadsheet knowledge. Emphasis will be on spreadsheet advanced functions such as database-like activities of sort and query; macros, recorded and written; and creating specialized menus.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZIO Internet for the Business Professional (Course offered online)

Credits 2Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and beginning computer course or equivalent experience.

The internet is a worldwide collection of computer networks that allow people to communicate with each other. Everyday, millions of people use the Internet at home and at work to research information, purchase goods and services, and speak to each other via electronic mail. This course introduces students to the ways in which the Internet and the World Wide Web impact operations within the business workplace. Students develop hands-on experience and an awareness of business trends with internet technologies.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZPA PowerPoint - Level I

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and a previous computer course and familiarity with Windows environment. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. <br><br> Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment.

Learn basic operations and create presentations using PowerPoint.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZPB PowerPoint - Level II

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BA131 or BT210ZPA; or instructor consent. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

Intermediate operations of presentation software using PowerPoint.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZWA Word - Level I

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course level; and keyboarding speed of 20 wpm; and a beginning Windows course; or equivalent experience. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment.

Create, edit and format documents using Microsoft Word.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT210ZWB Word - Level II

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: BA131 or BT210ZWA; or instructor consent. Keyboarding skills are recommedned. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class. Every attempt will be made to accommodate all students wanting to add BT210 classes. All sections with the same meeting time share seats and will not close until all similarly scheduled courses reach a total maximum enrollment. BT210 classes can be added during the current term by bringing an ADD slip to one of the required orientations during Week 1 (for section 60) and/or during Week 6 (for section 70).

Learn intermediate features and functions of Microsoft Word.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

BT250 Procedures for the Office Team

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: BT116; and the ability to keyboard and format office documents. Flash/jump drive required on the first day of class.

Practice the skills and abilities required for an office professional, which includes interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, analytical and decision-making abilities, computer literacy, supervisory and managerial techniques, communication skills, including speaking, listening and writing, research skills and meeting planning. Specific terminology, applications and procedures are explored in the variety of the office career paths previewed in this course.

BT251 Integrated Office Systems

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and BA131; and the ability to keyboard and format office documents; keyboarding at 40 words per minute; demonstrated advanced-level competency through coursework in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Flash/jump drive is required on the first day of class.

This is a capstone course which will present the student with a variety of challenges. Prepare documents and complete tasks like those required in today's high performance technologically advanced office. This course is designed to draw on and utilize skills acquired throughout the training program and previous work experience. It will enhance software integration skills and expose students to higher levels of analysis, problem-solving, decision making and teamwork.

BT271 Advanced Business Projects

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: BT210ZIO, BT125 and BT126, BA131. Co-requisite: BT250.

Students will use the processes, techniques, and tools needed by a project manager in an office setting to complete projects alone and as part of a team. Students will practice using oral and written communications, analyzing information, problem solving, decision making, prioritizing, and using time management skills in this capstone course that combines knowledge and skills acquired in foundation courses, such as word processing, document formatting, proofreading, and editing. Students in this performance based course will demonstrate the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and traits employers expect of an administrative assistant.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

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