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COURSES OFFERED

Business 22
Human Relations in Organizations

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English 82 and English B 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the major themes of human relations in organizations and the workplace from a psychological, sociological, and physiological perspective. Students will develop critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills as students apply behavior science theories and principles. Topics include values, perception, motivation, conflict management, teamwork, and leadership.

 

Business 25
Introduction to Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multi-cultural and globalized environment.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

 

Business 27
Effective English for Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of written English skills that are critical to communicate successfully in a business environment. Focus is placed on English grammar, usage, and sentence structure.

  

Business 28
Written Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: English 1A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will study the theory and practice of functional writing to give them an understanding of the human relations aspects of communication, to help develop logical patterns of organizing ideas, and to aid in achieving clear, concise expression. Practice in writing various types of business letters and reports will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

Business 29
Oral Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn the principles of effective speaking in business situations. Interviews, conferences, briefings, and group discussions will be covered. Techniques of research, preparation, presentation, and evaluation are emphasized.

Note: Business 29 is the same course as Supervision 27.

 

Business 36
New Venture Creation

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English 82 and English B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn the strategies and tactics necessary to compose a comprehensive business plan.  Students will use their unique product or service concept and develop all components of a successful plan including legal form or ownership, sales forecasts, operational plan, marketing plan, financial analysis and forecasts, and organizational structure.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

 

Business 40
Career Planning

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will introduce students to personal career planning concepts. Through course readings and activities, students will learn how to identify employment trends in the marketplace, gain perspective on employer hiring practices, and develop an understanding of application processes. Students will write and refine their personal marketing materials in the forms of resume, cover letter, social media, and other correspondence. Emphasis will be placed on getting an interview, understanding typical interview processes, and developing conversational interview skills.

 

Business 43
Business Office Administration

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: English B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to introduce business office administration, including the internal activities within the workplace.  Topics include customer service, communications, workflow management, records management, and business ethics.  In addition, students are introduced to critical professional skills such as leadership, working with teams, self-management, and personal career advancement. 

Note: This course is only offered in the fall semester.

 

Business 60A
Microcomputer Keyboarding I

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, the student will learn the touch keyboarding method for alphabetic and numeric/symbol keys on microcomputers with an emphasis on developing acceptable speed (40 gross words a minute) and accuracy levels.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Business 60B
Microcomputer Keyboarding II and Document Processing

1 unit; 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Prerequisite: BUS 60A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent skill experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, the student will use a word processing program to further increase keyboarding speed (60 gross words a minute) and improve accuracy. Additionally, students will also learn to prepare documents such as correspondence, memorandum, business letters, reports and tables.  This course is recommended for students who need to develop speed and accuracy skill as well as document formatting proficiency for personal or business use.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.