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Course Descriptions

BTC 101   Keyboarding ...   3

Introduction to computer keyboard and development of correct techniques for keyboarding documents. Speed and accuracy exercises to develop necessary skill level. Emphasis on straight copy skills, basic keyboarding applications, and document formatting such as letters, memos, reports, and tabulation problems. Designed for both beginning typists and individuals who need to refresh keyboarding skills.

BTC 103   Microcomputer Applications ...   3

Introduces use of business applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Windows application package used for each application. (PC-based software only) Keyboarding skills recommended. Students may not receive credit for both BTC (BAS) 103 and CPT 103.

BTC 105   Proofreading and Editing Business Documents ...   3

Emphasizes document formatting and review of basic related grammar and punctuation rules. Proofreading and editing techniques applied to business documents.

BTC 122   Skillbuilding ...   1

Prerequisites: BTC (BAS) 101

Improves speed and accuracy of keyboarding/ typing skills in preparation for job entry and testing. Concentration on individual goals and skill improvement.

BTC 130   Customer Service Excellence ...   1

Develop fundamental principles of serving customer needs. Learn to analyze situations, develop solutions, implement and evaluate effectiveness, and train others. Covers all vital areas to help handle customers professionally, effectively, and successfully. Build good rapport with customers and associates.

BTC 131   Telephone Communication Skills ...   1

Improve telephone skills to meet needs of work place and become more customer service oriented in handling of telephone communications. Techniques of scripting and organization. Practice handling variety of customers.

BTC 132   Time Management ...   1

Time management techniques and organizational planning to improve efficiency on the job. Identify strengths and weaknesses. Develop prioritization skills and learn how and when to delegate.

BTC 135   Your Professional Image ...   1

Review of appropriate business etiquette in today's work place. Real applications of best way to develop and maintain a professional image

BTC 136   Electronic Communication with Stakeholders ...   2

Apply fundamental communication rules and etiquette to electronic communication with all stakeholders (employees, customers, vendors, stockholders, etc). Learn how electronic communication has changed internal and external communication, and see how social media fits into this new model.

BTC 137   Interpersonal Skills ...   1

Develop interpersonal skills needed for today's diverse work place. Learn to make decisions using problem-solving techniques. Study different types of customers and workers and how to communicate and work successfully with each.

BTC 138   Introduction to Project Management ...   1

Build a foundation of project management terminology and skills.  learn to budget and schedule tasks while avoiding common pitfalls.

BTC 145   Business Technology Tools ...   3

Prerequisites: Keyboarding skills.

Emphasis on the use of technology found in today's business environment. Students will enter and edit information as well as manipulate and format data using the current technology. Voice recognition, mobile computing devices, and other input methods to complete administrative tasks will be addressed.

Corequisites: BTC/BAS/CPT 103

BTC 150   Managing Personal Information – Outlook ...   1

Learn to use Outlook effectively to maintain your personal and/or work information. Topics include: handling e-mail, organizing contacts and tasks, using notes, managing calendars, and scheduling meetings and resources.

BTC 160   Word Processing - MS Word ...   2

Focus on learning intermediate and advanced concepts and functions of current version of MS Word. Topics include creating, editing and saving documents to intermediate and advanced functions like merges, macros, tables, wizards/templates, to multi-page documents with many special features.

Corequisites: BTC/BAS/CPT 103.

BTC 165   Presentations Using PowerPoint ...   2

Presentation and application of beginning through advanced functions of PowerPoint. Topics include: create effective graphic presentations, organize and outline content of presentation, format text and graphics, apply tools, correctly chart/graph information, change color schemes, and create customized templates. Use of resources available for preparing presentations, including effective presentation skills.

BTC 170   Spreadsheet Applications - Excel ...   2

Presentation and application of business functions of Excel. Topics include formulas and functions, absolute/relative cell references, templates, reports, charting/graphing, formatting, and integration of Excel and MS Word.

BTC 175   Database Applications - Access ...   2

Presentation and application of Access functions. Topics include: plan and design tables, query data, design and generate forms and reports, establish relationships, manage multiple databases, integrate Access with other MS Office applications.

BTC 190   Planning and Design Concepts-Microsoft Publisher ...   2

Prerequisites: BTC/BAS/CPT 103

Focus is on preparation, planning, and design of various desktop publishing documents using Microsoft Publisher. Design basics and elements of design such as planning message for target audience, consistency, proportion, balance, color choice, and unity will be emphasized.

BTC 245   Administrative Procedures ...   3

Prerequisites: BTC (BAS) 160 with a minimum grade of C or above.

Develop understanding of procedures in today's electronic office. Review of composition, telecommunications, electronic mail, making travel and meeting arrangements, document formatting, financial statements, records management, human relations, job application procedures, and decision-making skills. Students must be available for shadowing hours in local business. Students must earn a C or above in the course in order to graduate. Hybrid course. Fall.

BTC 247   Administrative Supervision ...   3

Prerequisites: BTC(BAS) 160 with a minimum grade of C or above.

Supervision of employees, including how to handle personnel problems, hire, terminate, and promote employees. Also, budgeting, employee evaluations, and use of decision-making skills. Students must be available for shadowing hours in local business. Students must earn a C or above in the course in order to graduate. Hybrid course. Spring

BTC 250   Business Simulations ...   3

Prerequisites: BTC(BAS) 103, BTC(BAS) 138, BTC(BAS) 160, BTC(BAS) 165, BTC(BAS) 170, BTC(BAS) 175 with a minimum grade of C or above.

Application of all MS Office and desktop publishing skills to complete various office simulation projects. Use of critical thinking, time management, organizational skills, and integration of computer skills as performance standards. Implementation of a realistic work environment. Students must earn a C or above in the course in order to graduate. Hybrid course. Spring

BTC 290   Publishing Projects- Adobe inDesign ...   2

Prerequisites: BTC(BAS) 190.

This course will reinforce planning and design concepts with a focus on preparing desktop publishing documents and marketing items on a project basis. Importance will be placed on real-world application of design basics and applying those while learn to use Adobe InDesign.