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Using the Microsoft Office suite of business applications for the PC, students learn how computers can aid the business decision-making process. The course introduces appropriate terminology and concepts using hands-on training. Applications include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. The course only supports the use of Windows based Microsoft Office. Lab fee.
Students study the fundamental concepts, principles and rules of law and equity that apply to business activities. Legal theory is applied to commercial transactions. Topics covered include an introduction to the law and the legal system, the Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, sale of good, negotiable instruments, product liability, negligence, agency, bailment, torts, and employment law. This course is required for students in the Business and Entrepreneurship and Business: Accounting A.A.S. degree programs. It is not recommended for students enrolled in the transfer-oriented A.S. in Business Administration program.
This course provides an analysis of business transactions in the legal environment. Topics include an introduction to the history of modern commercial law, the courts, and the legal processes; detailed examination of the principles of the laws of contracts, including contracts for the international sale of goods (CISG); and consideration of related topics including product liability and business torts. Pre-requisite: ENG 101.
This is a comprehensive analysis of the principles of the laws of commercial paper, agency, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and other forms of business ownership. Prerequisite: ENG 101.
Basic personnel processes involving the organization of work and jobs are covered. Topics include recruitment, selection, placement, and development of employees. The course examines the nature of work, the employment process, interviewing techniques, training methodology, performance evaluation, professional growth and development, motivation, human resources management, and management-labor relations. Pre OR Co requisite: BUS 115 or 161.
A study of the marketing field emphasizing the integrated managerial approach to marketing management is provided. The course features the marketing mix, channel management, consumer/industrial buying behavior, and marketing information systems. The case-study method and problem-solving exercises feature marketing costs, segmentation, decisions, and management methodology. Pre or Co requisite: BUS 161 or BUS 115.
Business organizations are unique and powerful social entities whose conduct has enormous influence on the direction and results of our society. Therefore the values and particularly the ethical foundations of the business world hold utmost importance on our society's function. This course will explore the importance of business ethics and its relevance to the current corporate environment. Topics will include social responsibility, ethical decision-making, moral philosophies, ethical culture, and developing and implementing effective ethics programs. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and LIB 111.
Students learn to recognize different classes of business problems that can be solved through the use of spreadsheets. Students learn how to design and develop a spreadsheet from a set of business requirements, apply financial functions, summarize data through the use of pivot tables, extract data from lookup tables, apply conditional logic to make decisions, and consolidate data from different spreadsheets. Lab fee. Prerequisite: BUS 171.
Students gain practical experience in the field of business through this internship. It is intended to complement and enhance traditional learning concepts used in classroom instruction. Internship assignments will be under the guidance of the Office of Fieldwork and Internships, 687-5192. Enrollment in this course is by student request and by advisement of the Business Department chairperson. Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 credit hours with a minimum grade-point average of 2.00.
Students are introduced to the AutoCAD drawing platform. AutoCAD commands are taught using the following drafting methods: Geometric Construction, Orthographic Projection, Sectioning and Isometric Views. Special emphasis is placed on dimensioning, white space layout, GUI customization, scaling, and line weight. After successful completion of this course, students will be proficient with the AutoCAD software and have an understanding of the fundamentals of drafting. Pre-req/co-req: none.
This class is an introduction to Solid Modeling using the Autodesk Inventor Professional software. Topics emphasized include: design intent solid modeling, white space layout design, dimensioning, GD&T, GUI customization, sheetmetal design and welding assembly. Students will create parts, assemblies, presentations and drawings throughout the term. Prerequisite: none.
This course requires an understanding of solid modeling for successful completion of the course. This course is an introduction to the solid modeling software Solidworks. Topics covered are: GUI Customization, Part Families, Inventor to Solidworks Commands, Motion studies and FEA analysis software. Prerequisite: CAD 102.
Properties and structures of elements, compounds, and mixtures; the changes which these substances can undergo; the mole concept and basic stoichiometry; the simple gas laws; and the related mathematics, metric measuring system, and nomenclature required for the examination of these topics are covered in this nonlaboratory course. 3 hrs. lect. Students may not use this course to satisfy a science requirement or elective. Students who want to go on to the traditional General Chemistry sequence (CHE 103 and CHE 104) should take CHE 101 instead of this course. Prerequisite: MAT 098 or by advisement
The essential facts, laws, principles, and theories of chemistry are presented in this course. Topics include fundamentals of measurement, the mole concept and stoichiometry, basic thermochemistry, kinds of matter, atomic theory, chemical formulas and equations, gas laws, and elementary molecular theory and bonding. This course requires use of a scientific calculator and purchase of safety goggles for lab use. 3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab fee. This course is recommended for those wanting to go on to the traditional General Chemistry sequence (CHE 103 and CHE 104). Prerequisite: MAT 098.
Fundamental principles, concepts, and theories of chemistry are studied in this course: measurement, problem solving, laws of chemical combination, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, simple chemical reactions, the gas laws, the kinetic-molecular theory, thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic properties, molecular structure, and theories of chemical bonding. The laboratory emphasizes the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data. This course requires use of a scientific calculator and purchase of safety goggles for lab use. 3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab.; 1 hr. recitation. Lab fee. Prerequisite: High School Regents Chemistry or CHE 101. Corequisites: MAT 160 and ENG 101.
The major part of this course presents a study of the nature of chemical interactions: intermolecular forces, condensed states of matter, phase changes, solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base theory, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry. Other possible topics may include nuclear chemistry, transition metal chemistry, and introductory organic chemistry. The laboratory emphasizes methods of quantitative analysis. This course requires use of a scientific calculator and purchase of safety goggles for lab use. 3 hrs. lect; 3 hrs. lab; 1 hr. recitation. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 103 and MAT 160 both with a grade of C or better.
Basic information about cellular organization, function, and requirements, and about how these factors influence the body's growth, maintenance, and repair is presented in this nonlaboratory course for non-science majors. Topics include the environmental conditions and nutrient requirements for life; digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food and the essential nutrients; food quality, deterioration, and preservation; food laws and government regulations; the clinical results of poor nutrition; and the potential benefits of proper nutrition. 3 hrs. lect.
Students will obtain a mastery of operating systems concepts and a foundation of the boot process in this broad background course. They will apply their skills to maintaining disks and files, and building and maintaining shell scripts/batch programs. Examples of the role, scope, and complexity of operating systems are provided. Effective use of utility software is emphasized. The course is taught using MS Windows and Redhat Linux software.
Students complete an approved work experience or a project related to the study of computer information systems. Prerequisite: By advisement.