Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Business Office Technology (BOT)

BOT* E111 Keyboarding for Information Processing I

A beginning course in touch keyboarding, emphasizing mastery of the keyboard, and correct alphabetic, numeric, and numeric keypad fingering techniques; centering, memorandums, personal business letters, business letters, tabulations, business reports, and manuscripts. This course is open to all students and is designed for both personal use as well as the first course for the BOT student. Un-arranged problem applications and production-timed activities receive major emphasis. This is a touch-typing course at the beginning level of skill designed to familiarize the student with the keyboard and correct keyboarding techniques. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.

This course meets the Computer Fundamentals Requirement

Prerequisite: ENG* E043
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, C

BOT* E112 Keyboarding for Information Processing II

Continued emphasis on keyboarding skills with drills for improvement in technique, speed, and accuracy. Increased emphasis is given on more difficult letters, manuscripts and reports, tables, and legal and medical documents. Unarranged problem applications and production-timed activities receive major emphasis. Open to BOT students. Substantial lab time is required in the computer lab.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101, Prerequisite: BOT* E111 with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BOT* E137 Word Processing Applications

An introduction to computer literacy, computer applications, concepts, and operations. A software package provides hands-on experience in various models of letters, reports, special forms, and rough drafts. The student will be able to create, edit, manipulate, and print documents leading to entry-level skills in Windows-based computer software package. Substantial laboratory time is required in the computer lab.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 and a grade of "C" or higher in BOT* E111 or permission of the Instructor
Parallel: BOT* E112
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, C

BOT* E215 Word Processing Applications II

A course designed to equip students with the problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to operate a word processing system. This course covers more complex operations performed on a word processor. Concepts will be stressed. Familiarity with the technical and functional operations of the word processor and several specialized types of operations such as merge, graphics, and proofreading and communications as they relate to the efficient operation of a word-processing system will be essential. Pagination will be utilized. Substantial laboratory time is required each week.

Prerequisite: ENG*E101 and BOT*E112 and BOT*E137 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, C

BOT* E216 Spreadsheet Applications

Provides students with the hands-on experience necessary to create, print, modify, and enhance electronic spreadsheets. This course also covers creating and printing charts; using formulas with absolute addresses and function formulas; Goal Seek; Solver, using and filtering Data Lists; creating Pivot Charts, using Outlines, Subtotals, and Lookup functions, and preparing what-if alternatives. Substantial lab time is requred in the computer lab.

Prerequisite: CSA* E106 or BOT* E210 or permission of the instructor. Basic computer touch-typing skills required
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BOT* E217 Desktop Publishing

A course designed for students who desire some familiarity with desktop publishing processes through a hands-on approach. Students will be introduced to a desktop publishing software package such as PageMaker or others used in producing newsletters, reports, graphics, style sheets and master pages, special effects and scanned images. Substantial laboratory time is required each week.

*Non-degree/non-matriculating students require permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: BOT* E112 and BOT* E137 or BOT* E215 or permission of the instructor*
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BOT* E218 Database Management

Provides students with hands-on experience entering and editing data, working with and customizing forms, creating and using queries, creating and customizing printing reports and mailing labels, and creating and relating tables using database software. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.

Prerequisite: CSA* E106 or BOT* E210 or permission of the instructor. Basic computer touch-typing skills required
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BOT* E251 Administrative Procedures

An investigation into office automation designed to give a perspective to the role of the college-trained administrative assistant. Development of office skills and problem-solving techniques are explored. Included are human relations skills, time-management techniques, interpersonal communications skills, timings, resumes, cover letters, and listening skills as well as decision-making competencies. Techniques used in applying for a job and a review of the employment process utilize role-model processes. Other models may be included as technology changes. Substantial laboratory time is required each week.

Prerequisite: ENG* E101 and BOT* E112 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

BOT* E260 Administrative Management

An introductory course that will address the broad areas of administrative office management. It is designed to assist the student in forming a basic philosophy of the administrative office manager and to assist in developing skills in managerial decision making, and to create a desire to choose administrative office management as a career.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

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