An introductory course to develop basic keyboarding techniques with an emphasis on
improving speed and accuracy. Course topics include alphabet, numeric and symbol keys.
Introductory exploration of computer hardware - what is in the box? Includes discussion
of relationships between processor speed, memory and hard drive space as well as current
storage options. This course provides the basic information to make a computer purchase
decision. Part 1 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: keyboarding skills, BCT 100,
101, 102 or instructor's signature.
Use the basic functions in Windows to display files and computer status information,
organize drives, files or folders efficiently, use the help function and locate information.
Discussions will include variations found on Mac and Linux systems as well as expectations
for new systems. Part 2 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: BCT 101 and 103 or
This course is an introductory level basic computer applications course and is designed
for students with little or no computer experience. Students will learn how to use
MS Office software. Students will also learn about file management, word processing,
spreadsheets, database, and presentation software. The fundamentals of email are also
covered. Prerequisites: BCT 100 Basic Keyboarding or instructor signature.
Use basic Word functions to enter, edit, cut, copy, paste and reorganize text. Documents
will be enhanced with graphics and tables. Use Word tools including spell checker,
grammar checker, page layout, and references. Flyers, letters, template resumes and
research papers will be produced. Part 3 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: BCT
101 and 104 or instructor's signature.
Use basic Excel functions to enter, edit, cut, copy, paste and reorganize text and
data and create simple formula. Spreadsheets will be enhanced with formatting and
charts. Part 4 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: BCT 101 and 106 or instructor's
Use Microsoft Access to create a database and add basic elements such as tables, queries,
forms and reports. Examine the features of built-in wizards. Either this course or
BCT 109 is Part 5 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: BCT 101 and 107 or instructor's
Use presentation graphics software to create and view presentations. Enhance the presentation
with pictures, shapes, SmartArt, tables and charts. Apply transitions. Either this
course or BCT 108 is Part 5 of BCT 105 equivalency. Prerequisites: BCT 101 and 106
or instructor's signature.
Records management emphasizes principles and practices of effective management for
both manual indexing and automated records systems. The manual indexing systems concept
covers all standard indexing rules published by the Association of Records Managers
and Administrators. Automated records systems provide the opportunity to work with
computer databases encountered in business. Formerly BIT 171/CEC 106. Prerequisites:
basic keyboarding skills.
This course focuses on interpersonal skills in the work place. Topics include: leadership,
teamwork, employers' expectations and real world tools for resolving conflict in a
This course prepares students to apply positive customer relations management skills
including a 75 hour practicum. Topics include verbal and nonverbal communication skills,
positive attitudes, listening, professional inquiry and conflict management. Students
learn and adopt standard office procedures.
Uses a full-featured Windows word processing program to create personal and professional
documents. Editing concepts and formatting techniques are used to create memos, letters,
reports, flyers and newsletters. Prerequisites: BCT 100 Keyboarding and BCT 105 Computer
Introduction to Internet basics, Web vocabulary, use of major search engines, evaluating
websites and developing research skills. Designed to prepare students to research
e-topics and conduct business activities. Discover how to search for specialized databases,
resources and libraries. Look at current trends. Prerequisites: BCT 105 or instructor's
Topics: Financial calculations, buying and selling goods, inventory systems, retail
markup and discounts, simple and compound interest, taxes, lending and problem solving
strategies. Includes a review of basic fundamentals. Prerequisites: MATH 093.
A Windows spreadsheet program is used to organize and analyze data. Topics include:
cell formatting, formulas, functions, graphics, charts, auditing tools, consolidating
and linking workbooks, what-if analysis and macros. Prerequisites: MATH 093, BCT 105.
Basic concepts and terminology of relational database management. Topics: plan, design
and build databases and create tables, forms, reports and queries. Prerequisites:
Use Windows presentation graphics software to create, present and collaborate on presentations;
use enhanced multimedia capabilities to deliver presentations with more impact; search
reference materials, Internet services and other sources while working in presentation
graphics software. May be repeated with different software. Prerequisites: BCT 105
or instructor's signature.
Use Microsoft Outlook to store, track, and organize business and personal information.
Topics include managing e-mail, calendar, tasks, notes, address book, message templates,
mail merge, help, customizing Outlook and Web/Outlook integration. Prerequisites:
BCT 105 or instructor's signature.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of operating systems, computer hardware and
software concepts. Topics include: functions and features of operating system tools,
systems and applications programs, file management, system customization, security,
Provides learning and reinforcement in the art of communicating effectively in the
business world. This is accomplished through planning, composing and evaluating written
and/or oral communication and report writing. Current theories of communication, perception
and cultural contexts will be used. Prerequisites: BCT 120 and ENGL 097 or placement
This course is designed for experienced Word users. It provides instruction in advanced
word processing. Integrative learning is emphasized. Topics include advanced features
of formatting and organizing content, collaborating on documents and customizing word
processing software. May be repeated with different software. Prerequisites: keyboarding,
BCT 120 or instructor's signature.
Create, format and audit workbooks at an advanced level using database functions,
macros, templates, web tools, multiple workbooks, imported/exported data, data tables,
scenario management, Solver, and VBA. Prerequisites: BCT 130, MATH 093.
Advanced instruction in the theories and technical skills of database management systems;
integrative learning is emphasized. Students will build relational databases and use
advanced features and commands including VBA. Prerequisites: BCT 150.
Basic publishing skills for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards,
flyers for print, e-mail and the Web. Create a publication from scratch or use available
business or personal designs software. Create, manage, revise, and distribute publications
and use digital technology to enhance their work. Formerly CEC 135. Prerequisites:
BCT 105, BCT 120.
Principles of design applicable to publications created using desktop publishing software
and computer technology. Special attention is given to design principles, typography,
and layout and production techniques.
Provides an introduction to Web-editing software Logic and layout for beginning Web
page designers. Provides all the information necessary to plan effective and attractive
Web pages. Included are helpful tips on how to make professional-looking Web pages.
May be repeated with different software. Formerly BIT 225/CEC 140. Prerequisites:
BCT 105 and BCT 125 or instructor's signature.
This project-oriented course will prepare students to utilize spreadsheet, database,
presentation, publishing and word processing software to perform integrated tasks
and functions. Students will complete projects and simulations that require them to
integrate shared data and information between those programs. Prerequisites: BCT 105,
BCT 120, and BCT 130.
Administrative management practices and principles, including the organizing process,
office layout, office environment, office equipment and furniture, selecting office
employees, training office employees, and budgetary and cost control.
Development of project management skills and their application in the business world.
Includes development of skills in the core project management areas: scope management,
time management, cost management and quality management.
Designed to continue providing on-the-job practical field experience related to business
computer technology. One credit is earned for each five hours of work experience per
week. Variable credit class. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.