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Business Technology

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 1150.00)

BTEC 0000 - Business Technology Orientation 0 Hours
The Business Technology program provides students with the skills necessary to begin employment in a variety of business settings. Students will become proficient in business communication, office applications, and interpersonal skills. Once these fundamental skills are in place, students may specialize their studies in one of the following high demand business fields: accounting technician, administrative professional, or small business specialist.  
BTEC 1030 - Operating Systems and Email Applications 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. They will learn how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. Students will learn to use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, students will learn how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.  
BTEC 1021 - Business Calculations 45 Hours
This course prepares students to perform basic business math calculations on the 10-key calculator using the touch method. These calculations include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, fractions, and combining operations. Attention will be given to speed and accuracy.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
BTEC 1005 - Keyboarding I 30 Hours
This course provides an introduction to the computer keyboard and is designed to help the student develop proper keyboarding techniques, with an emphasis on increasing keyboarding speed and accuracy to a minimum job-market level of 40 wpm. Students will be given intensive skill building practice using drills and timed writings.  
BTEC 1173 - Email Applications (MS Outlook 2013) 90 Hours
This course focuses on basic E-mail features used in creating, sending, and receiving E-mail messages in Outlook 2013. Practical business applications involving managing E-mail messages, contacts, tasks, notes, and journal entries, as well as using the calendar features, will be covered. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Outlook 2013.  
BTEC 1133 - Word Processing Applications I (MS Word 2013) 90 Hours
This course focuses on basic word processing features used in creating and managing business documents in Word 2013. You will create new documents, as well as modify existing documents. You will practice formatting text, paragraphs, and sections to create professional business documents. You will learn how to enhance those documents by inserting and customizing visual elements, such as, tables, lists, shapes, SmartArt graphics, and images. You will also use the reference options to organize and improve readability with endnotes, footnotes, citations, and captions. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Word 2013.  
BTEC 1143 - Spreadsheet Applications I (MS Excel 2013) 90 Hours
This course introduces basic spreadsheet functions and applications using Microsoft Excel 2013. Students will learn to create, format, and manage worksheets and charts. They will also learn how to work with data and use formulas, functions, analysis tools, and management techniques. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Excel 2013.  
BTEC 1163 - Electronic Presentations (MS PowerPoint 2013) 60 Hours
This course focuses on basic electronic presentation features used in creating and managing presentations in PowerPoint 2013. You will create new presentations, as well as modify existing presentations. You will practice adding new layouts, adding background images, changing themes, and inserting headers and footers to create professional business presentations. You will learn how to enhance those presentations by inserting and customizing visual elements, such as tables, lists, shapes, SmartArt graphics, and images. You will also apply transitions, animate slide content, and set the timing for each one. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for PowerPoint 2013.  
BTEC 1510 - Business English 90 Hours
This course will focus on business English essentials, including writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.  
BTEC 1565 - Customer Service 60 Hours
Students in this course will learn and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to build strong customer relations and provide outstanding customer service in a diverse workplace serving a diverse population. Students will be able to define exceptional customer service and identify the benefits of both internal and external service environments. Students will also learn how a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis relates to developing a customer service strategy. This course covers how time, stress, and anger management relate to customer service.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
BTEC 1520 - Business Correspondence 90 Hours
This course reinforces essential English skills while developing and applying effective written business communication skills. This course will focus on the ability to produce clear and concise business documents in a mailable format. Students will utilize correct sentence structure, paragraph structure, word usage, grammar, and punctuation while composing business correspondence.  
BTEC 1530 - Business Communications 90 Hours
This course facilitates the development and application of skills necessary to communicate effectively and comprehensively covers workplace communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening in both formal and informal settings.  
BTEC 2133 - Word Processing Applications II (MS Word 2013) 60 Hours
In this course, students will learn how to use a variety of advanced features to create and format business documents such as online forms and personalized mailings; to include reference tables; to manage and share multiple documents; and to customize various Word elements. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Exams for Microsoft Office Word 2013.  
BTEC 2143 - Spreadsheet Applications II (MS Excel 2013) 60 Hours
Students in this course will learn to use a variety of advanced features to merge workbooks, perform data analysis, and audit formulas in spreadsheets. Students will also use summary functions, create PivotTables and PivotCharts, and work with macros. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Exam for Microsoft Office Excel 2013.  
BTEC 1153 - Database Applications I (MS Access 2013) 90 Hours
This course focuses on the design and creation of databases and introduces the application of database capabilities for information management and data manipulation. Students will learn how to design, create, manipulate, extract, and present data using Microsoft Access. This course further provides students with more advanced skills in database design and creation, data extraction and presentation, database relationships, and data interconnectivity. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam for Access 2013.  
BTEC 1183 - Collaboration Applications (MS OneNote 2013) 30 Hours
Students in this course explore how to effectively use Microsoft Office OneNote 2013. Students will learn to manage the OneNote environment, share and collaborate with other users, organize and find notes, and edit and link content in OneNote. This course prepares students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam for Microsoft Office OneNote 2013.  
BTEC 1006 - Keyboarding II 30 Hours
This course is a continuation of Keyboarding I and is designed to increase speed and accuracy to a minimum job-market level of 50 wpm. The course is taught using computers with an emphasis on correct keyboarding techniques, as well as speed and accuracy. Timings and drills are used to enhance keyboarding skills.  
BTEC 1007 - Keyboarding III 30 Hours
This course is a continuation of Keyboarding II and is designed to increase speed and accuracy to a minimum job-market level of 60 wpm. The course is taught using computers with emphasis on correct keyboarding techniques, as well as speed and accuracy. Timings and drills are used to enhance keyboarding skills.  
BTEC 1041 - Records Management 45 Hours
This course covers records retention systems and presents a systematic approach to organizing and controlling paper, image, and computer records through their life cycles.  
BTEC 1060 - Office Procedures 90 Hours
This course facilitates the development and application of skills necessary to communicate effectively. It comprehensively covers workplace communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening in both formal and informal settings.  
BTEC 1055 - Tools for the Modern Office 60 Hours
Students in this course will explore the tools that are currently being used in today’s offices. Students will learn to use technology to work more efficiently. Students will focus on the use of iPads, tablets, and smartphones.  
BTEC 1065 - Cloud Computing 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn different applications and storage options that are available through the Internet/Cloud to enhance collaboration in the workplace.  
BTEC 1075 - Google Docs 30 Hours
In this course, students will use a hands-on approach to the features and uses of Google Docs applications. Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Drawings will be covered.  
BTEC 1080 - Cyber Literacy 30 Hours
In this course, students will learn how to create a safe and secure online presence and establish an appropriate online identity in the online community. Identity protection measures, social media applications, mobile device capabilities, netiquette and cyber ethics will be covered.  
BTEC 1605 - Introduction to QuickBooks 90 Hours
This course is for small business owners who want to automate their bookkeeping functions. The course provides the basics of the QuickBooks application for small business owners who do not have or need skills as a trained accountant. This hands-on course trains the small business owner on how to set up and maintain the financial processes within the business using QuickBooks. Areas covered include Payroll, Inventory, and Job/Time Tracking. Students will learn how to customize company file reports, graphs invoices, letters, and fiscal year closing. Students use the QuickBooks application to practice the functions and features and to complete problems and case studies using sample QuickBooks companies.  
BTEC 1610 - Accounting I 60 Hours
Accounting I introduces the student to accounting through hands-on exercises and problems, including web-based assignments and quizzes. Students learn accounting principles, the accounting equation, and practice with financial statements. All aspects of the accounting cycle are covered.  
BTEC 1630 - Accounting II 60 Hours
Accounting II builds on the Accounting I experiences to broaden the student’s accounting skill set through hands-on exercises and problems, web-based assignments/quizzes, and online resources. Students will work with internal control of cash, receivables, liabilities, and payroll accounting. The course concludes with exercises in adjusting entries, financial statements, and closing procedures.  
BTEC 1635 - Accounting III 60 Hours
Accounting III builds on the Accounting II experiences to broaden the student’s accounting skill set through hands-on exercises and problems, web-based assignments/quizzes, and online resources. In this course, students will practice accounting for: Accounts Receivable, Uncollectible Accounts, Notes Payable, and Notes Receivable. They will also learn the processes of managing assets, resources, and accounting information systems.  
BTEC 1640 - Understanding Financial Statements 45 Hours
This course prepares the student to analyze and interpret the information contained in financial documents. This skill is vital in making business decisions based on the financial strengths and weaknesses of a company. Students will study fundamental concepts and use simple tools to apply this knowledge to income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Students will demonstrate the relationship between these critical financial statements.  
BTEC 1616 - Creating Financial Reports with QuickBooks 45 Hours
Creating Financial Reports with QuickBooks is a hands-on course where students apply their knowledge of financial reports using the QuickBooks application. In this course students will learn and demonstrate the ability to create and use an account’s copy of the QuickBooks file and to merge the account’s changes into the original file. Students will create standard financial reports, financial activity reports, reports for classes and job-costing reports using QuickBooks. Students will learn to use QuickBooks customization features, memorized reports and how to export and import memorized reports. Reports on budgets and cash flow projections using QuickBooks are included in this course.  
BTEC 1661 - Payroll 60 Hours
Payroll is a hands-on course designed to help students understand the payroll process from various perspectives including human resources, payroll clerks, payroll officers, and accountants responsible for general journal entries. Students use real-world applications to gain experience in performing actual payroll functions. Students complete a payroll comprehensive project using QuickBooks, where they handle all payroll work for a small company during a three month period. This work includes sole responsibility for all payroll work in preparing twelve weekly payrolls and completion of end-of-quarter and end-of-year procedures.  
BTEC 1675 - Personal Finance 90 Hours
Students in this course learn basic financial principles that, if applied in their personal lives, will help students succeed financially in today’s economy. It includes modules on setting goals, creating budgets, managing checking and savings accounts, building and maintaining good credit, planning for major purchases, such as cars and homes, and planning for the future.  
BTEC 1705 - Introduction to Marketing 90 Hours
This course will introduce students to both the philosophy of marketing as well as the processes used to implement that philosophy. Student will gain an understanding of how marketing uses communication, distribution, and pricing strategies to provide customers with goods and services, ideas, and values.  
BTEC 1710 - Introduction to Social Media 90 Hours
This course will introduce students to social media marketing and explain how it is different from traditional marketing. Students will learn why social media should be part of a company’s overall marketing plan and learn to identify the characteristics of a successful social media plan starting with establishing realistic social media marketing goals and effective strategies to achieve them. Quantitative and qualitative measurement tools are introduced and explained in order to estimate an organization’s return on investment. Students will also learn social media ethics.  
BTEC 1715 - Social Media Applications 60 Hours
Students in this course will explore a variety of social media platforms that are currently being used as marketing tools. They will learn what it is, how to get started, how to use it in business and marketing, what apps and tools are available, and how to measure and monitor the success of each platform.  
BTEC 2920 - Business Technology Externship 120 Hours
This course is comprehensive and integrates student knowledge and skills. Students will apply decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in completing realistic business projects. This may be completed as part of an internship or externship.