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    BIO 131 - Anatomy & Physiology I


    Normal structure (gross and microscopic) and function of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Emphasis on physiology in lectures and on anatomy in laboratory, stressing those aspects which have greatest relevance to the student's curriculum.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical terms utilized in describing the human body, planes, and cavities as well as the structural organization of the body.
    2.  Describe the structure, function, and reproduction of cells.
    3.  Describe the structure and function of the various types of tissues, membranes, and glands in the human body.
    4.  Describe the structure and specialized functions of the skin and its derivatives, including its relation to homeostasis.
    5.  Discuss the structure and functions of the skeletal system, including its histology, the ossification process, and its role in maintaining calcium homeostasis.
    6.  Explain the structure and function of muscle tissue and be able to relate the neural, electrochemical, and physical events of muscle contractions to body movements.
    7.  Demonstrate an understanding of the major divisions of the nervous system, their component structures, and the various homeostatic mechanisms which operate under nervous control.
    8.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and physiology of the somatic senses as well as the special senses.

  
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    BIO 132 - Anatomy & Physiology II


    A continuation of BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I covering the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems.  Emphasis on physiology in lectures and on anatomy in laboratory, stressing those aspects which have greatest relevance to the student's curriculum.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 131 Human Biology I or permission of chairperson

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
    2.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the respiratory system and the associated blood chemistry.
    3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the digestive system, including the uses of digested nutrients in the various metabolic pathways.
    4.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the urinary system and its role in maintaining fluid-electrolyte balance.
    5.  Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the endocrine and reproductive systems, including the effects of hormone levels on organs and tissue growth such as the menstrual and ovarian cycles.

  
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    BIO 140 - Pathophysiology


    Symptoms, syndrome and etiology of pathogenic processes affecting the function and structure of the body.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 132 Human Biology II or permission of chairperson

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the general underlying principles common to many disease processes.
    2.  Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of various organ systems.
    3.  Discuss specific disease processes within the traditional organ systems.
    4.  Comprehend the medical terminology and procedures used in the diagnosis of specific diseases and conditions.

  
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    BIO 142 - Plants and Society


    Welcome to the wonderful world of plants.  This course is designed to nurture your interest and awareness of the role plants play in our lives.  It will explore how plants are woven into the fabric of all societies via food, shelter, medicine, landscaping, spiritual pursuits, and much more.  Laboratories are hands-on and will involve numerous field trips as well as independent study.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours; 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions in applied plant science.
    2. Integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible conclusion.
    3. Describe the origin of agriculture and discuss its importance to human life and its role in the biosphere.
    4. Discuss the origin and evolution of plants.
    5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of plants.
    6. Define and give examples of the use of plants: as food, as beverages, as medicines, and as materials.
    7. Illustrate an understanding of the role plants play in the biosphere, our ecosystems, and our everday life.
    8. Synthesize information, think critically, and solve problems.
    9. Work well independently and in groups and communicate effectively with others.


  
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    BIO 150 - General Microbiology


    An introduction to a basic understanding of the biology of microorganisms, with a focus on bacteria.  Course topics include biochemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, microbial ecology, microbial genetics, applied microbiology, microbial control, epidemiology, pathogenesis and microbial disease.  Laboratory exercises reinforce those principles discussed in lecture.

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic biology of microorganisms.
    2.  Utilize classical microbiological methods to assess and analyze microbes in the laboratory.
    3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of microbes in the welfare of humans, including the role of microorganisms in the environment, in food, and in disease.
    4.  Prepare a presentation describing important pathogenic bacteria.

  
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    BIO 155 - DNA and Biotechnology


    This course covers the basics of DNA allowing the student to understand today's rapidly expanding field of biotechnology. Topics will include: the human genome project, genetic testing, gene therapy, DNA and crime, genetic engineering, agricultural and industrial applications of biotechnology.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  One semester of college biology or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the processes and methods used to manipulate living organisms or the substances and products from these organisms for medical, agricultural, and industrial purposes.
    2.  Describe the implications of biotechnology in such areas as gene therapy, medicine, agriculture, marine bilogy, and forensics.

  
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    BIO 200 - Ecology: The Everglades


    A scientific yet sensitive look at one of the world's rare and endangered wilderness areas.  Everglades ecology is studied through an extensive wilderness camping experience in Everglades National Park, involving a minimum of 90 hours of classroom and field instruction.  Offered during the January Intersession.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  One semester of college biology and permission of department chairperson

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

    1.  Have knowledge of general ecological principles.
    2.  Have knowledge of the use of scientific methodology in the study of ecology.
    3.  Have knowledge of the uniqueness of the everglades as an ecosystem.
    4.  Have knowledge of the importance of wilderness areas as a vital component of the world community.
    5.  Have knowledge of the influence and impact of the human population on these areas.
    6.  Have knowledge of one's self.

  
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    BIO 202 - Biology Seminar


    The course is designed specifically for students interested in pursuing careers in the biological sciences.  Students will be asked to critically analyze both current and historical readings, experiments and controversial topics within the field.  An emphasis will be placed on showing the special niche of the biological sciences within the context of both the physical and social sciences.  A weekend field trip is required.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 117 Principles of Biology I and permission of Department Chairperson

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Lecture Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Critically analyze both current and historical readings, experiments, and controversial topics within the field.

  
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    BIO 212 - Ecology


    An introduction to basic principles of ecology, including ecosystem ecology, evolutionary ecology, major terrestrial and aquatic biomes, population and community ecology.  Labs have an emphasis on those ecosystems found in the N.E. U.S.  Field studies will emphasize the use of the scientific method and approaches used by ecologists in the field.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 117 Principles of Biology I

    Corequisite:  BIO 212L Ecology Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    ENV 212
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of ecology.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of ecosystems.
    3.  Analyze and discuss current scientific literature.
    4.  Apply basic ecological principles to explain the interactions of organisms with their environment and with each other.
    5.  Apply basic ecological principles in planning and conducting field and laboratory studies.

  
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    BIO 215 - Tropical Ecology


    Tropical Ecology will examine the role of tropical rainforest in our world today as well as the conditions that set up tropical rainforest.  We will examine the biological diversity of tropical ecosystems and the evolutionary pressures that have led to this diversity.  Class will meet once a week and have an on-line assignment, textbook reading, and quiz each week.  Course culminates in a 10 day trip to Costa Rica during Spring Break.  An additional course fee and instructor approval is required for acceptance.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand how geographical principles such as latitude, elevation, terrain, and prevailing winds create different conditions and "set up" different forms of tropical forest.
    2.  Understand that not all of the tropics is "rainforest" and will understand other systems and why they are there.
    3.  Discuss differing hypotheses for the diversity of tropical rainforests.
    4.  Understand the human pressures on tropical ecosystems and possible solutions for ameliorating these pressures.
    5.  Understand how natural selection, evolution, and co-evolution have shaped the organisms of the tropics in a unique way.
    6.  Become more aware of the world they live in and gain appreciation for other cultures and ways of life.

  
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    BIO 216 - Immunology


    An introduction to the basic concepts in immunology, including development of the immune system, innate immunity, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, antigen-antibody reactions, the major histocompatibility complex and antigen presentation, T cell receptors, T cell activation and effector functions, anergy and apoptosis, adhesion molecules, phagocytic cell function, immune responses to infections organisms and tumors, autoimmune diseases, allergies, immune deficiencies and AIDS.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 131 Human Biology I, BIO 131L Human Biology I Laboratory and BIO 132 Human Biology II, BIO 132L Human Biology II Laboratory

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    MLT 216 and CLT 216
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  List the elements of the immune system and describe their roles in defense.
    2.  Describe the structure of immunoglobulins and discuss the mechanism for generation of antibody diversity.
    3.  Discuss the nature of antigens and the characteristics that contribute to immunogenicity.
    4.  Describe in detail, the normal and abnormal functions of the human immune response, including antigen recognition by T lymphocytes, development of T and B cells, T cell-mediated immunity, immunity mediated by B cells and antibodies, innate immunity, and the complement system.
    5.  Explain the mechanisms and pathogenesis of disorders of the immune system, including immunideficiencies, hypersensitivities, autoimmune disorders, and immunoproliferative abnormalities.
    6.  Describe clinical implications of the immune response such as immunization, transplant rejection, tumor immunity, and the immunity of pregnancy.
    7.  Evaluate clinical cases to apply information to assess diagnoses, symptoms, etiology, prognosis, possible treatments, and other case-related information.
    8.  Describe the lab tests performed used to assess immune function and status, and propose and evaluate clinical significance of appropriate laboratory testing results.

  
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    BIO 217 - Ecology of the National Parks


    A biological survey of our National Park System concentrating on the variety of ways living organisms respond and adapt to meteorological, geological, and ecological pressure.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 111 General Biology I or BIO 112 General Biology II or BIO 117 Principles of Biology I or BIO 118 Principles of Biology II

    Corequisites:  BIO 217 Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours; 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
    3. Discuss the history of the National Parks System in the United States.
    4. Discuss the ecological relationships involved in several of the major National Parks in the United States.
    5. Discuss the political, social, and ecological issues facing the National Parks.
    6. Demonstrate the critical thinking process.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding that Biology is a relevant science and that its study is imperative in a person's becoming an enlightened citizen of the new millennium.
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of evolution and see it as the continuing, unifying theme of life.
    9. See the commonality yet diversity of life functions.
    10. Appreciate our place in nature by being conversant with our evolution, physiology, and behavior.
    11. Develop an ecological awareness and understanding of the inter-relatedness of life on earth.


  
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    BIO 218 - Ornithology


    An in-depth study of the world of birds indigenous to the Northeast as well as a look at how humans have affected the survival of many avian populations. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of birds; their habitats and behavior, including field identification of birds by sight and sounds.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 112 or BIO 200

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Lecture Hour, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe evolutionary adaptations of the class Aves.
    2.  Describe the interrelationships between birds and their environment.
    3.  Conduct visual and auditory field identifications.
    4.  Analyze human impact on bird populations.

  
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    BIO 291 - Special Topics in Biology


    Special courses covering particular topics in the biological sciences beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  College Biology Course and Permission of Department Chair

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 class hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore biological phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate an application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the biological sciences.


  
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    BIO 292 - Special Topics in Biology


    Special courses covering particular topics in the biological sciences beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  College Biology Course and permission of Department Chair

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore biological phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate an application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the biological sciences.


  
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    BIO 293 - Special Topics in Biology


    Special courses covering particular topics in the biological sciences beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  College Biology Course and Permission of Department Chairs

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore biological phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate an application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the biological sciences.


  
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    BIO 294 - Special Topics in Biology


    Special courses covering particular topics in the biological sciences beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  College Biology Course and Permission of Department Chair

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore biological phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate an application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the biological sciences.


  
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    BIO 298 - Biology Senior Seminar


    This course is a capstone course for students in the LAAS program who plan to go on to major in the biological sciences.  Students will learn how to search for, read, listen to and interpret scientific papers, and to present scientific information to others in a formal setting.  This will prepare students for their science program at a 4-year school by helping them to become better consumers and producers of scientific information.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 117 Principles of Biology I or BIO 118 Principles of Biology II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to search a scientific journal database for information specific to their interest.
    2.  Understand how to read and interpret scientific papers.
    3.  Demonstrate the ability to convey complicated topics in an understandable way to their peers.
    4.  Summarize the information learned from an oral presentation and ask relevant questions.
    5.  Conduct a formal presentation on a current topic in biology.

  
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    BIO 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in a biological field which is beyond the scope of requirements of the courses offered by the department.  Conducted under the direction of a Biology faculty member.  Only one independent study course allowed per semester.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  4 credits of college level work in biology and approval of Department Chairperson

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    1. Dependent on the area of study.

  
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    BIT 100 - Keyboarding I


    Development of basic keyboarding techniques and skill building activities in order to attain speed and accuracy in keying exact copy by touch for 5 minutes with a maximum of 5 errors.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Operate the computer keyboard by touch.
    2.  Assume proper position at the computer for ease of operation and to minimize fatigue.
    3.  Demonstrate developed skill, accuracy, and confidence in using the computer keyboard and software.
    4.  Demonstrate developed rhythmic, even stroking.
    5.  Have completed and submitted all lessons and supplementary drills in appropriate learning management system in order to achieve maximum success.
    6.  Have submitted TWO acceptable timings at a minimum speed of 21 gross words per minute with 3 or fewer errors for 3 minutes.
    7.  Have submitted TWO acceptable timings at a minimum speed of 31 net words per minute with 5 or fewer errors for 5 minutes.
    8.  Apply proofreading techniques.  Any timed writing copy containing proofreading errors will not be considered for credit.

  
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    BIT 101 - Computer Keyboarding


    Development of basic skills in keying exact copy by touch for three minutes with a maximum of three errors on a personal computer.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  International Students, ENG 107 English as a Second Language Advanced I or permission of the instructor

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Operate the computer keyboard and other machine parts by touch.
    2.  Assume proper position at the machine for ease of operation and to minimize fatigue.
    3.  Have developed skill, accuracy, and confidence in using the keyboard.
    4.  Have developed rhythmic, even stroking.
    5.  Submit an acceptable timing at a minimun speed of 20 gross words per minute with 3 or less errors for 3 minutes to receive an S grade.
    6.  Apply proofreading techniques.  Any timed writing paper containing proofreading mistakes will not be considered for credit.

  
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    BIT 104 - Keyboarding Speed Development


    Individualized goal setting for reaching speed and accuracy standard necessary for entry-level employment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 100 Keyboarding or equivalent

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Assume the proper position at the keyboard.
    2.  Key by touch.
    3.  Key with rhythmic, even stroking.
    4.  Complete error analysis forms that prescribe drill repairs.
    5.  Show improvement in timed writing speed and accuracy levels.

  
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    BIT 105 - First Year Experience


    An orientation course for first semester students in the Department of Business Information Technology.  Students will be introduced to college and departmental policies and procedures, academic advisement and registration, and campus services.  Students will learn tools and techniques for academic success and for keeping pace with trends and issues in information management, information technology, and office administration.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Connect with resources that support their academic, career and personal goals.
    2.  Demonstrate a working knowledge of college rules, regulations and systems.
    3.  Demonstrate a working knowledge of academic advisement and registration.
    4.  Develop a personal academic plan.
    5.  Discuss key skills necessary for academic success.
    6.  Assess and understand your current strengths and areas for growth.
    7.  Access information on trends, issues, and career possibilities in the areas of information technology, information management, and office administration.

  
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    BIT 106 - Electronic Portfolios


    Learn how electronic portfolios can help you to organize and market your work experience, education, skills, hobbies and volunteer activities in an easy to use web based format.  This course will focus on the creation of biographies, resumes, description of skills and work samples to help you market yourself and gain a competitive edge on the job market or in applying to four year institutions.

    Credits: 1
    Cross-listed
    TEC 106
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Prepare students to market themselves by reflecting on their achievements and goals.
    2.  Understand the impact of technologies such as electronic portfolios and social networking as part of showcasing skills, reflection, networking and lifelong learning.
    3.  Utilize service learning to learn about possible career paths while providing a service for the community.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Utilize career searching database tools available at BCC and other college libraries.
    2.  Understand the importance of reflection as part of lifelong learning.
    3.  Perform written critiques of their peers which include criticism on writing content, style and visual design.
    4.  Market themselves to employers or admissions representatives utilizing their electronic portfolio as a background of their best work.
    5.  Craft professional resumes to target various employers/audiences.
    6.  Network with alumni, students and employers via social networking sites such as LinkedIn.

  
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    BIT 108 - Introduction to the PC and Windows


    Basic computer literacy for home, office and educational computer users.  Understand the fundamentals of your desktop, laptop or netbook's hardware and software.  Use operating system features to manage your documents, desktop, multi-media files, and network connections.  Learn how to protect and maintain your computer with basic system maintenance and security software.  Understand how to use the Internet to download software, patches and upgrades, and to troubleshoot computer problems.  Learn how to use your computer to connect to and use resources such as online courses and social networking sites.

     

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define and use the basic components of a PC and basic features of Windows.
    2.  Perform basic file management including organizing, searching, deleting, compressing and backing up with local drives, network drives, and portable drives.
    3.  Define and use desktop, Internet and multi-media tools for customizing the desktop, scheduling tasks, managing start menu options, organizing media files, and using a Web browser.
    4.  Define and perform basic system maintenance including security settings, user accounts, restore points, disk formatting, defragmenting, installing and uninstalling software.
    5.  Describe security threats such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing and use tools to prevent them including safe practices, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, firewalls, patrolling software.
    6.  Connect to and use online resources such as Course Management Systems, email, and social/professional networking sites.

  
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    BIT 110 - Business English


    A comprehensive and functional review of language fundamentals.  Students learn to speak and write clearly and correctly by developing proficiency in English language basics.  Topics include parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, spelling, grammar usage, and punctuation.  Internet-based grammar and writing resources will be introduced and integrated.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply English grammar rules and identify and use the eight parts of speech in sentence structure.
    2.  Apply basic sentence construction -- including simple, compound, and compound-complex sentences.
    3.  Apply the basic punctuation rules.
    4.  Apply the basic capitalization rules.
    5.  Apply the basic number rules.
    6.  Be proficient in the use of the Gregg Reference Manual and should be able to apply the appropriate rules to the exercises in the Gregg Reference Manual worksheets.

  
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    BIT 111 - Information Literacy


    A survey of methods to trace and locate sources of information, both in printed material and electronic sources, and determine their authenticity, validity, and reliability.  After evaluation of source quality, students will report and integrate information considering the ethical and legal aspects of source use.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Access information competently using a variety of databases and searches.
    2.  Refine this process for searching for articles and sources for a bibliography.
    3.  Evaluate the validity and reliability of the source.
    4.  Sort diverse format items into approprate catgories.
    5.  Merge the information environments into a complete listing.

  
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    BIT 129 - Office Suite Mastery


    Preparation for the Microsoft Specialist proficiency test to become a certified specialist in an area of the office suite.

    Credits: 2
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate proficiency in the specific office program.
    2.  Demonstrate the ability to work with the specific software tools at a certification level.

  
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    BIT 130 - Keyboarding II


    Continuation of speed and accuracy development.  Word processing functions using professional word processing software.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 100 Keyboarding or ability to key exact copy at 36 net words per minute by touch for 5 minutes with a maximum of 5 errors

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Operate the computer keyboard by touch and assume proper posture at the terminal for ease of operation and to minimize fatigue.
    2.  Demonstrate skill, accuracy, and confidence in operating computer equipment.

  
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    BIT 140 W - Business Communication


    Practical application of language usage skills with emphasis on correct approach to and effective strategies for writing and editing business media.  Focus topics include effective and proper use of business media (e-mail and internet correspondence, memoranda, letters, outlines, short reports, and other relevant business documents), effective use of reference materials (Gregg Reference Manual and internet-based reference resources), expansion of spelling and vocabulary repertoire, use of critical thinking and problem solving skills in the writing and editing of assigned business cases, and principles of document formatting/design.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate correct usage in the mechanics of the English language (punctuation, numbers, spelling, plurals, possessives, hyphenations, abbreviations, and proper wording) both in written and oral communications according to the rules given in the Gregg Reference Manual.
    2.  Master the writing of communications dealing business office correspondence.
    3.  Submit all written communications projects in appropriate word-processed format.
    4.  Demonstrate effective written performance on all classwork, homework, and/or project assignments, at least eight of which (selected at random) will be graded during the semester.
    5.  Develop oral communication skills in order to communicate effectively within his/her professional environment.
    6.  Demonstrate effective communications abilities through written papers, oral presentations, and case studies.

  
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    BIT 142 - Social Media for Professional Use


    The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the basic functionality of several social media applications such as blogs, microblogs, mobile applications, cloud applications, and social networks (personal and professional).  Students will explore appropriate use of social media in the professional setting for such purposes as collaboration, productivity, communication, and marketing.  We will also examine social media analytics for the purpose of measuring and increasing consumer engagement.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Familiarize students with the basic funtionality of several Social Media applications such as blogs, microblogs, mobile applications, cloud applications, and social networks (personal and professional).
    2.  Guide students through an exploration of the appropriate use of social media in the professional setting for such purposes as collaboration, productivity, communication, and marketing.
    3.  Educate students in the use of social media analytics for the purpose of measuring and increasing consumer engagement.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe how Social Media has influenced communication, productivity, collaboration and marketing for businesses and organizations.
    2.  Compare and contrast Social Media tools for the purposes of communication, productivity, collaboration and marketing.
    3.  Select and utilize mobile applications as they relate to business-related use of Social Media.
    4.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of Social Media tools as used by individuals, businesses and organizations.
    5.  Demonstrate the appropriate use of Social Media as required in a business or organizational setting.
    6.  Demonstrate different ways to troubleshoot issues that arise with use of Social Media tools.
    7.  Select and utilize analytics tools for the purpose of measuring and increasing consumer engagement through Social Media.
    8.  Assess how Social Media can impact both personal and business branding.

  
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    BIT 143 - Social Media Campaigns: Targeting and Analytics


    This course will enhance students' social media knowledge by focusing on the skills needed to plan and implement a successful social media campaign strategy.  Students will study best practices, apply market and customer search, write copy specifically for social media, work with a wide range of campaign administrative tools, and gather and apply analytical data.  The course will address how to improve and protect brand awareness and increase traffic to targeted distinations.  Students will use a variety of social media methods and platforms, such as geotargeting customers via Facebook and YouTube, identifying brand influencers through Twitter, and refining keyword marketing via Google AdWords.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify the various social media platforms being employed for effective campaigns.
    2.  Demonstrate which social media tools are the most effective for your specific campaign objective, be it traffic flow increase, branding, dissemination of information and public relations messaging, or the purchase of products and services.
    3.  Assess when to incorporate new or emerging social media platforms.
    4.  Analyze how social media content can "go viral" and determine how this can boost a campaign.
    5.  Identify admin tools associated with various social media marketing services, and how to use these tools to setup a campaign.
    6.  Compare and Contrast the three primary methods of pricing online media - CPC, CPM, and CPA.
    7.  Compose a variety of targeted campaigns based on geography, interests, age group, keywords, income, and other core demographics.
    8.  Describe the pitfalls that come with use of social media by learning to protect and moderate brand pages, and how to respond when your brand is attacked online.
    9.  Develop effective content for social media including, written copy, video, and imagery.
    10.  Measure the effectiveness of social media campaigns with analytical data and use of targeting pixels.
    11.  Utilize social media management tools such as HootSuite.

     

  
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    BIT 170 - Introduction to the Internet


    Travel the information superhighway with skills taught in this course.  You will learn to send and receive E-mail messages, access the Internet, search for and retrieve information, and use a graphical browser.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 101 Computer Keyboarding or the equivalent

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply the primary uses and structure of the Internet.
    2.  Analyze common Internet-related legal, ethical, and etiquette issues.
    3.  Competently utilize Internet-related terminology.
    4.  Competently utilize several Internet tools.

  
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    BIT 171 - Internet-Based Research


    Exploration of additional Internet resources.  Hands-on experience with various resource discovery and information retrieval tools.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 170 Introduction to the Internet or the equivalent

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Refine queries to locate information.
    2.  Evaluate and identify valid sources of information on the World Wide Web.
    3.  Apply a variety of search tools and create research strategy, and analyze search results.
    4.  Evaluate web pages for validity, reliability, authenticity.
    5.  Have searched and navigated subject guides to compile information.
    6.  Have conducted two research projects involving retrieval, analysis, and application of information to a current business problem.

  
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    BIT 172 - Word Process: Creating Websites


    Learn the basics of designing and creating your own blog or Website using Word Process.  With this easy to use tool, you can create a simple Website for your business, art, music, cause or community.  Learn how to create your site, choose and modify a theme, build content, manage and promote the site.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create a simple Website using WordPress.
    2.  Describe best practices for designing, creating, and managing a simple Website.
    3.  Use WordPress themes, plug-ins and customization to implement their design.
    4.  Create and update content such as posts, pages, menus and media.
    5.  Manage their site through SEO, stats, and sitemaps.

  
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    BIT 173 - Website Creation with HTML/CSS


    This course teaches the basics for professional Website creation, and is the foundational course for Website design and development.  Focusing on the most recent versions of HTML and CSS, students will learn to code Websites which include tables, links, graphics, Web forms, visual effects, animation, video and audio.  The course will also include responsive design, an introduction to JavaScript, integration with social media, and SEO.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the HTML/CSS standards and specifications.
    2.  Create and design the framework and content for a Website including structure, layout, format, links, lists, tables.
    3.  Use sound writing principles to prepare copy for a Website.
    4.  Work with images to enhance a Website.
    5.  Implement a responsive design.
    6.  Create and process Web forms.
    7.  Create visual effects and animation.
    8.  Incorporate video and audio.
    9.  Incorporate simple interactivity with JavaScript.
    10.  Integrate a Website with social media.
    11.  Optimize the Website for search engines.
    12.  Demonstrate the features of a Website to an audience.

  
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    BIT 180 - Multimedia for Mobile and Web


    An introduction to the computer functions and concepts vital for individuals pursuing careers involving communications and/or multimedia production.  A variety of software tools will be explored.  Students will be exposed to the PC/Windows environment, the Internet, computer graphics and animation, image editing, principles behind audio and video production, and Web site design basics.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define key terms and concepts relating to computer-generated multimedia.
    2.  Describe key functions and features of text, images, video, audio, and animation.
    3.  Identify, compare, and discuss capabilities and limitations of common software tools used in multimedia projects.
    4.  Understand the recent history of technologically-based communication and the current issues related to it.
    5.  Define key terms and concepts relating to computer hardware, computer networks, and the Internet.
    6.  Create a multimedia proposal and presentation.

  
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    BIT 182 - Designing Effective Web Sites


    Experienced web designers will enhance their ability to create attractive, useful web sites by exploring the elements of good design.  Issues such as audience identification, clarification of need, development of content, efficiency in use of files based on type and size, and an introduction to human factors in improving design will be explored.  A popular commercial web authoring package will be used to create an attractive and effective web site as a final project.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Website Creation with HTML/CSS

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the principles of good design.
    2.  Compare historic design principles to current best practices.
    3.  Describe human factors that determine good design.
    4.  Identify purpose, audience and need for a Web site.
    5.  Develop appropriate content to maximize effectiveness.
    6.  Critique color, layout, typography, images, animation and effects for a given Web site.
    7.  Implement improved color, layout, typography, images, animation and effects for a given Web site.
    8.  Design and implement effective navigation.
    9.  Design for mobile through responsive design and dedicated mobile sites.

  
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    BIT 185 - Photoshop for Mobile, Web, and Print


    An introduction to Photoshop, the industry standard software program for creating and modifying raster/ bitmap graphics.  Students will learn to create, scan and edit images and text for print, multimedia, and web design.  An emphasis will be placed on image manipulation, photo restoration, digital illustration, the use of slices and rollovers, and even how to create simple animations.  Students will also become introduced to tools for creating vector graphics and type.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use Adobe Photoshop to edit images and create graphics using basic tools such as multiple layers, color modes and intensities, blending modes and opacities.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to select and modify images through compositing and filters.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to design graphics with text and text effects.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply correcting, adjusting and retouching techniques to images.
    5. Adjust images and file types to prepare for any situation and output.
    6. Plan, create and deliver a complete project in Adobe Photoshop.

     

  
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    BIT 186 - Interactive Web Sites


    Use Adobe Dreamweaver to create Web sites that incorporate graphics, animations and interactivity.  Create, apply and edit cascading style sheets.  Add navigation, menus, widgets, rich media and image maps.  Create forms.  Learn techniques for search engine optimization, Web analytics, remote publishing, and Web site maintenance.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Basics of Website Creation

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use the Adobe Dreamweaver interface.
         1.1  Identify elements of the Dreamweaver interface.
         1.2  Use the Insert bar.
         1.3  Use the Property inspector.
         1.4  Use the Assets panel.
         1.5  Use the Files panel.
    2.  Add content to a web site by using Dreamweaver.
         2.1  Define a Dreamweaver site.
         2.2  Create, title, name, and save a Web page.
         2.3  Add text to a Web page.
         2.4  Insert images and apply alternative text on a Web page.
         2.5  Link Web content, using hyperlinks, e-mail links, and named anchors.
         2.6  Insert rich media, such as video, sound, and animation in Flash format.
         2.7  Insert navigation bars, rollover images, and buttons created in Adobe Fireworks on a Web page.
         2.8  Build image maps.
         2.9  Import tabular data to a Web page.
         2.10  Import and display a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel document to a Web page.
         2.11  Create forms.
         2.12  Add Widgets.
    3.  Organize content by using Dreamweaver.
         3.1  Set and modify document properties.
         3.2  Organize Web page layout with absolutely-positioned div tags and CSS styles.
         3.3  Modify text and text properties.
         3.4  Modify images and image properties.
         3.5  Create Web page templates.
         3.6  Use basic HTML tags to set up an HTML document, format text, add links, create tables, and build ordered and unordered lists.
         3.7  Add head content to make a Web page visible to search engines.
         3.8  Use CSS to implement a reusable design.
    4.  Evaluate and maintain a site by using Dreamweaver.
         4.1  Conduct basic technical tests.
         4.2  Identify techniques for basic usability tests.
         4.3  Identify methods for collecting site feedback.
         4.4  Present Web pages to others (such as team members and clients) for feedback and evaluation.
         4.5  Manage assets, links, and files for a site.
         4.6  Publish and update site files to a remote server.

  
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    BIT 190 - Animation for the Electronic Media


    This course will introduce the student to the core principles of animation and how to use these principles to create animations for electronic presentations and web pages.  Topics such as basic drawing, single frame and flip book animation styles, story boarding and composition will all be covered.  Using Macromedia Flash and Microsoft PowerPoint students will learn how to add animations to their presentations and websites by creating animations with sound, buttons, and action.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use Macromedia flash and Microsoft PowerPoint to create animations and to put together presentations.
    2.  Demonstrate the ability to work with the software tools to prepare for multiple situations and outputs.
    3.  Plan, create and deliver a complete project in Microsoft PowerPoint using flash.
     

  
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    BIT 196 - Understanding Electronic Commerce


    An introduction to electronic commerce designed to create an understanding of the ways information technology and the Internet have transformed fundamental business precepts.  Technical infra-structure, virtual communities, and security, legal, and regulatory issues will be addressed.  Business-to-business and business-to-consumer strategies will be explored.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Cover the topics related to selling and marketing on the web. Students will demonstrate proficiency with topics including revenue models, establishing an online presence, how to reach customers through the web, market segmentation, branding etc.
    2.  Cover topics related to efficiency and cost of ecommerce. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and work with supply chain management, EDI, and business support processes.
    3.  Demonstrate how social networking and mobile commerce have changed how ecommerce adds to business activities.
    4.  Cover the environment of electronic commerce. Students will demonstrate ability in topic ranges that include ethics, legality, and intellectual property.
    5.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of and work hands on with technologies related to electronic commerce.

  
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    BIT 197 W - Cooperative Work Experience


    Cooperative work experience is provided for individuals pursuing a certificate program through the Business Information Technology department. On-the-job experience will be related to specific educational background and career goals of the student. Opportunities will be available in a variety of areas. Cooperative Work Experience students will meet with the coordinator on a regular basis. Meetings will address resum

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  12 earned credits in the department

    Credits: (1-3)
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply skills and knowledge learned in the Business Technologies program (software, telephone, human relations skills, etc.) to on-the-job experience.
    2.  Prepare a resume in proper format, with emphasis on 100 percent accuracy.
    3.  Prepare daily journals, while on the job, of activities performed--skills and human relations.  Journals will be checked by internship coordinator at midpoint and at the end of the internship.
    4.  Submit weekly report of on-the-job experiences to internship coordinator.
    5.  Complete all time reports.
    6.  Submit a final paper as defined in internship letter.
    7.  Compose cover letters and thank-you letters to site supervisors.

  
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    BIT 200 - Spreadsheets with Business Applications


    A comprehensive look at Excel and its applications in business.  The course covers the basics of spreadsheet creation, functions, and formatting through the creation of pivot tables and macros.  This is all looked at with the goal of application to business scenarios and documents.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create workbooks and properly format text and data.
    2.  Work with formulas and functions. Especially those that relate to business case problems.
    3.  Be proficient with chart and graph creation. What makes a good graph and a useful chart.
    4.  Creation of pivot tables, pivot charts, and tables.
    5.  Work with financial tools and functions.
    6.  Perform what if analysis and work with macros.
    7.  Work with the basic concepts of business intelligence.

  
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    BIT 201 - Introduction to Spreadsheets


    Use of basic spreadsheet functions for business-related applications.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate how to do basic formatting and work with introductory formulas/functions.
    2.  Show proficiency with the basics of chart and graph creation.

  
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    BIT 202 - Intermediate Spreadsheets


    Use of spreadsheet and chart functions for business-related applications.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate proficiency with pivot tables and pivot charts.
    2.  Apply basic excel tables, manage multiple workbooks in one session, and work on excel applications.

  
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    BIT 203 - Advanced Spreadsheets


    Use of advanced features to enhance business-related applications for database, spreadsheets, and charting functions.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  A student completing this course will demonstrate the ability to apply:

    • Advanced function use in excel (nested functions, lookup functions etc).
    • Specific financial focused tools.
    • Introductory business analytics.
    • What if analysis.


  
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    BIT 205 - IT for Entrepreneurs


    Learn how to harness information technology to streamline your business processes, access information in real time, utilize cheaper, quicker and more efficient communications, automate day to day tasks, and have a 24-7 presence on the Web.  This course will jump start your ability to use new and existing technologies without relying on IT professionals for basic aspects of your information needs.  It will also increase your knowledge and vocabulary of information technology trends so that you can communicate more effectively with IT contractors.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to apply software skills to business projects in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, presentation software, and Web 2.0 tools.
    2.  Define and discuss the vocabulary of core information technology functions including software applications, hardware, networking, and Internet applications.
    3.  Write reports that demonstrate a competency in acquiring and evaluating data and the ability to interpret and communicate information for business intelligence.
    4.  Demonstrate the ability to define the components of a simple network and troubleshoot simple problems.
    5.  Demonstrate the ability to organize, maintain, secure and backup files across a network, and develop a basic business continuity plan.
    6.  Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment to research and present information about a new or emerging information technology.
    7.  Demonstrate the ability to use web applications for business processes and communications.
    8.  Demonstrate the ability to use mobile devices for business processes and communications.

  
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    BIT 206 - IT for Service Industries


    This course examines technology strategies for service industries using case studies, interactive exercises, software tutorials, and service industry projects.  Students will gain experience with industry specific software as well as spreadsheets for business planning, modeling and analysis.  Topics will include service industry technology, meeting and event technology, planning, modeling, and analysis using spreadsheets and the application of emerging technologies to business strategies.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the core terminology associated with computing essentials.
    2.  Identify the characteristics of information technology and information systems.
    3.  Identify the different types of information systems used in service industries.
    4.  Use analysis tools in spreadsheet software to solve problems throughout the business.
    5.  Use modeling tools in spreadsheet software to value inventories and current assets, summarize transactions, calculate working capital, analyze cash flows, estimate profitability and perform break-even analysis.
    6.  Apply emerging technologies to business strategies.
    7.  Complete an information technology project related to their field of study.

  
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    BIT 207 - IT for Criminal Justice and Emergency Services


    This course examines information technology tools and strategies for criminal justice and emergency service industries using case studies, interactive exercises, software tutorials, and industry-based projects.  Students will gain experience with word processing, database management systems, presentation software, spreadsheets, and industry specific software.  Students will be introduced to cloud, analytic, mobile and social technologies study the use and impact of these technologies within the context of criminal justice and emergency services.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the core terminology associated with computing essentials.
    2.  Identify the characteristics of information technology and information systems.
    3.  Identify the different types of information systems used in criminal justice and emergency services.
    4.  Demonstrate the ability to apply software skills to CJES projects in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, and presentation software.
    5.  Demonstrate the ability to use cloud, analytic, mobile and social technology.

     

  
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    BIT 208 - IT for Health Care Professionals


    This course examines information technology, tools and strategies for health care professionals using case studies, interactive exercises, software tutorials, and health care industry-based projects.  This course will introduce concepts, techniques and terminology essential to further studies in the field of health care data analytics.  Students will gain experience with spreadsheets and database management systems including an introduction to relational query languages.  Students will also be introduced to the core pillars of data analytics:  cloud, analytic, mobile and social technologies.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the core terminology associated with computing essentials within the medical and health care industry.
    2.  Define the core terminology associated with spreadsheets, database management systems, and relational query languages.
    3.  Define the core terminology associated with an introduction to cloud, analytic, mobile and social technologies.
    4.  Demonstrate the ability to apply software skills to heatlh care related projects in the areas of spreadsheet analysis, database management, and SQL.
    5.  Demonstrate the ability to use cloud, analytic, mobile and social technology.

  
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    BIT 209 - IT for Women


    Designed for women across disciplines, this computer literacy course will introduce core information technology tools and explore the social context of women and information technology today.  IT skills will include word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, cloud, analytic, mobil and social technologies.  Case studies, software tutorials, and projects will cover the technology within the context of personal and professional lives.  Assignments will explore the history of women in IT, cultural bias against women's use of IT, the portrayal of women in social media platforms, the empowerment of women through these technologies, and intersectional feminism as a framework of analysis.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Define the core terminology associated with computing essentials.
    2. Identify the characteristics of information technology and information systems.
    3. Identify the different types of information systems used in professional workplaces.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply software skills to professional projects in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database, and presentation software.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to use cloud, analytic, mobile and social technology.
    6. Describe the history of women in information technology.
    7. Discuss the occurrence of bias within the information technology industry.
    8. Discuss the positive and negative impact of social media on women.
    9. Collect, analyze, and present information on one example of the impact of information technology for women either personally or professionally.
    10. Analyze the effect of technology through the lens of intersectional feminism.


  
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    BIT 218 - Data Analytics for Healthcare


    Data analytics for heathcare includes the collection and extraction of data, the analysis and presentation of data for quality management, interpretation of data, and the manipulation of data to support decision making.  Students in this course will learn the terminology, tools and techniques of data analytics through readings, written exercises, case studies and computer applications.  This course will prepare students for entry-level competencies in analytics, decision support, health care statistics, and research methods in health information management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite: BIT 208 IT for Health Care Professionals

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Utilize software in the completion of the HIM processes related to data analytics.
    2. Explain analytics and decision support.
    3. Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making.
    4. Utilize basic descriptive, intuitional and healthcare statictics.
    5. Analyze data to identify trends.


  
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    BIT 240 - Desktop Publishing Using InDesign


    Learn the basics of page layout typography, placement of images and desktop publishing.  Learn graphic industry standard software to create business cards, letter head, flyers, brochures and other publications that are not only informative but eye-catching.  Integrate your InDesign projects with materials created in Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 108 Introduction to the PC and Windows or the equivalent

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply graphic design techniques, principles of layout and design, and desktop terminology and applications.
    2.  Use a professional desktop publishing package to design, create, and print a variety of documents such as flyers, brochures, and newsletters.
    3.  Combine text and graphics in the creation of the publications.
    4.  Use panels, styles, layers, frames, and tables.
    5.  Prepare output on both hard and electronic copy.
    6.  Integrate data and images from other software applications into the finished publication.

  
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    BIT 245 - Page Layout Using QuarkXPress


    Learn to use this powerful page layout and design software to deliver print, Web, and Flash output.  This course teaches students to use software tools productively and covers the essential techniques of creating layouts, using typographic tools, editing images, working with transparency, building tables, creating and applying color, using master pages, and preparing output for print, PDF, Web and Flash.  Integration with the Adobe Creatvie Suite will also be covered.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 108 Introduction to the PC and Windows or the equivalent

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Set up a workspace, tools, and palettes in QuarkXpress to increase productivity.
    2.  Create new projects including appropriate layout.
    3.  Produce professional type by applying concepts of typography.
    4.  Import and edit images.
    5.  Incorporate transparency, tables, and color into projects.
    6.  Demonstrate the ability to use master pages.
    7.  Prepare output for print, PDF, Web and Flash.
    8.  Integrate QuarkXpress with the Adobe Creative Suite.

  
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    BIT 250 - Integrated Microsoft Office


    Integrated Microsoft Office will acquaint students with operating systems and file management, word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications, and presentation graphics.  Students will integrate these skills and programs with business related cases.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the use of word processing functions with Microsoft Word.
    2.  Prepare database applications using Microsoft Access.
    3.  Apply a basic understanding of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.
    4.  Create presentation graphics using Microsoft PowerPoint.
    5.  Develop basic business documents using the above software applications.
    6.  Demonstrate the ability to integrate files prepared using the above software applications.

  
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    BIT 251 - Introduction to Microsoft Word


    Learn to use this popular word processing package to prepare simple letters, memos, and reports.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create, store, and print routine business and/or personal documents efficiently.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 101 Computer Keyboarding or the equivalent

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply word processing functions to business documents.
    2.  Use the word processing software to create business and personal documents including letters, memos, tables, and reports.
    3.  Create, edit, save, retrieve, and print documents created in Microsoft Word.

  
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    BIT 252 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel


    Use this popular software to prepare worksheets and charts.  Learn to create and use multiple worksheets, link workbooks, create lists and macros, and use templates.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to format worksheets, link workbooks, create lists, and use templates.

  
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    BIT 253 - Introduction to Microsoft Access


    Use this popular database software to prepare tables and reports.  Create and use queries to sort and select records.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate ability with the basics of table, query, report, and form creation.
    2.  Show the sorting and selecting of records of interest.

  
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    BIT 254 - Introduction to PowerPoint


    Learn to create simple text charts, data charts, speaker notes, handouts, and a screen show using a sophisticated graphics software package.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 101 Computer Keyboarding or the equivalent

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create, edit, show and print slides using a professional presentation package.
    2.  Create title and bulleted list slides as well as slides using charts to present information.
    3.  Incorporate clip art into slides.
    4.  Add sound and transitional elements to a slide show.
    5.  Add a build effect to a bulleted-list slide.
    6.  Develop an outline for a 10-12 minute slide show presenting information on a topic of their choice.
    7.  Select and create appropriate slides to present information.
    8.  Apply simple design elements to make more attractive and effective slides.
    9.  Present the information to an audience using the slide show to enhance the presentation making it more interesting and effective.

  
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    BIT 255 - Microsoft Word for Business Applications


    Creation of Word documents, formatting, editing, and integrating data relevant to business applications.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 130 Word Processing Applications

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create, layout, design, and edit word documents.
    2.  Navigate and format a document.
    3.  Create tables and reports.
    4.  Apply and utilize templates, themes, and styles.
    5.  Integrate data and work with macros.

  
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    BIT 260 - Introduction to Database Management


    This class will explore the creation and use of databases in Microsoft Access.  Students will learn how to put together and manipulate forms, reports, queries, and tables.  Student will also become familiar with importing and exporting data, the creation of macros, and working with business based cases.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create and maintain database tables using business applications.
    2.  Perform queries and filter records.
    3.  Build and modify forms.
    4.  Create and modify reports.
    5.  Integrate database documents with other software.
    6.  Apply the above mentioned database functions to solve business requests and situations.

  
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    BIT 264 - Database Languages


    Database query languages enable business analysts, Web developers, and application developers to tap into data from multiple sources.  This course will cover the use of SQL (Structured Query Language) on multiple platforms such as DB2, Oracle, and MySQL.  Database fundamentals including terminology, the basics of database design and creation, and the basics of database security will also be covered.  New technologies such as analytic databases and NoSQL will be introduced within the context of their significant and growing use in bag data and real-time web applications.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite: BIT 260 Introduction to Database Management

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Teach database languages which enable business analysts, Web develops and application programmers to tap into data from multiple sources.
    2.  Cover the use SQL on multiple platforms.
    3.  Teach the fundamentals of database terminology, design, creation and database security.
    4.  Introduce new technologies in the field of database languages such as analytic databases and NoSQL.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Differentiate between various database systems.
    2.  Use SQL as a data definition and data manipulation language.
    3.  Troubleshoot underlying query errors in information management systems.
    4.  Describe database security needs and tools for implementation of security measures.
    5.  Design and create a relational database system.
    6.  Use NoSQL to extract data for data analytics applications.
    7.  Utilize an analytic database in a business intelligence application.

  
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    BIT 265 W - Project Management


    This course is designed to prepare students in planning, organizing, and executing the steps in project development.  Students will develop teamwork and time-management skills to carry a project through its life cycle.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define project management.
    2.  Detail the phases and processes of initiating a project.
    3.  Apply successful team building skills.
    4.  Proceed through the steps involved in the planning stage.
    5.  Follow steps in project control.
    6.  Monitor a project.
    7.  Work with the support systems of project management.
    8.  Work successfully in a team environment, using all the necessary tools to complete a project.
    9.  Submit weekly updates to instructor on assigned projects.

  
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    BIT 266 - Visual Web Development with ASP


    Develop dynamic Web sites using the .NET visual development environment.  This course will cover client-side scripting with JavaScript including data validation and window manipulation.  The course will also use drag and drop technology to enhance Web sites with AJAX controls, ASP.NET script, database connections, and Web services.

    Software:  Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Website Creation with HTML/CSS

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe, define, and use a visual Web development environment.
         1.1  Describe the environment in which a Web application runs.
         1.2  Define the components of the environment in which a Web application runs including the Internet, Web servers, browsers, network communications, resource identifiers, and markup language.
         1.3  Use a visual development environment and the tools available in such an environment to create a Web site.
         1.4  Create Web pages by using HTML/CSS/XML in a visual development environment.
         1.5  Define the terms "server-side" and "client-side".
    2.  Create Web pages with hand-coded client-side scripting.
         2.1  Use basic JavaSCript commands including functins, variables, selection, and looping.
         2.2  Use object-based JavaScript commands including properties, methods, and events.
         2.3  Construct Web pages that include the use of JavaScript for data validation and window manipulation.
         2.4  Use a debugger to test, trace, and debug JavaScript.
    3.  Use "drag-and-drop" components within the Microsoft .NET Framework to create server-side scripts.
         3.1  Describe how JavaScript complements server-side programming languages and platforms, like ASP.NET.
         3.2  Create a simple AJAX-enabled application using AJAX controls.
         3.3  Create a simple front-end to an underlying database using drag-and-drop technology and simple server-side scripting.
         3.4  Use Web service wrappers to connect to popular Web services like Amazon, Digg, and Flickr.
    4.  Use built-in tools to publish Web pages to a Web host.

  
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    BIT 270 W - Personal and Professional Development


    A course designed to complement the hard/technical skills information technology students possess.  Focus on soft skills; topics include: defining personal direction, discovering personal and professional strengths, setting and achieving goals, handling stress and anger, understanding self-esteem, handling criticism, becoming a positive thinker, and taking appropriate control of personal and professional situations, disciplining thinking, learning to think critically, understanding the power of motivation, overcoming the fear of failure, defining and visualizing success, managing resources (time and money), and communicating assertively with all individuals.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and set personal professional goals.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of effective time management techniques.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of communication styles and assertiveness techniques.
    4.  Project a positive self-image.
    5.  Develop an understanding of the role self-esteem plays in personal and professional success.
    6.  Demonstrate knowledge of effective non-verbal communication.
    7.  Work at the maintenance of good relationships at work through application of techniques presented.
    8.  Develop an understanding of cultural diversity and ethics and their impact on the workplace.
    9.  Recognize the part that a good attitude plays in preparing for, obtaining, maintaining, and advancing in your chosen career field.
    10.  Apply the rules of Business Etiquette and Protocol to workplace situations.
    11.  Discover ways to project a professional image through their dress and work space.
    12.  Plan and organize meetings that work.
    13.  Plan a business event.
    14.  Place an emphasis on customer service.

  
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    BIT 275 W - Advanced Business Communication


    An integrated, interactive course that enables students to further develop written communication skills and to develop professional presentation skills.  Students will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and presentation skills through the development of a variety of business communication media.  Topics include developing business-oriented presentations in areas including employment communication (individual, team interviews, portfolio presentation), crisis communication, persuasive communication, informational communication.  Students will further refine their skills in using reference material by researching information for each presentation.  In addition, they will integrate electronic technology by using PowerPoint software for each formal presentation they make.  Some presentations will be videotaped and evaluated by peers and/or instructor.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 140W Business Communication, or departmental approval

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Credit Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate advanced written communication skills to in order to be able to create professional business presentations.
    2.  Master advanced communications writing based on business cultures, workplace scenarios and different media methods.
    3.  Submit all written communications projects in appropriate word-processed format.
    4.  Demonstrate effective written performance on all classwork, homework, and/or project assignments.
    5.  Develop advanced oral communication skills, such as informing and persuading, in order to communicate effectively within his/her professional environment.
    6.  Demonstrate effective communications abilities and learn to receive and give feedback on all assigned oral communications projects.

  
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    BIT 276 - Data Analytics I


    This course will introduce students to data analysis and its applications in business analytics and business intelligence.  Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to find, interpret, and convert raw unstructured data for use within spreadsheet, statistical, and database tools.  An emphasis will be placed on using statistical tools useful for decision making, data modeling, and data visualization.  Students will have the opportunity to apply techniques learned to other fields of study through individualized projects in social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIT 200 Spreadsheets for Business Applications, BIT 260 Introduction to Database Management, MAT 181 Calculus or MAT 146 Applied Calculus, BUS 115 Business Statistics or MAT 124 Intro to Statistics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Introduce students to data analysis and its applications in business analytics and business intelligence.
    2.  Teach processes, tools and techniques to convert raw unstructured data for use within spreadsheet, statistical, and database tools.
    3.  Teach how to use statistical tools and software packages for decision making, data modeling, and data visualization.
    4.  Demonstrate how techniques learned can apply to other fields of study such as social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the core terminology associated with data analysis.
    2.  Find, interpret, and convert raw unstructured data for use within spreadsheet, statistical, and database tools.
    3.  Use statistical tools for decision making, data modeling, and data visualization.
    4.  Apply data and text mining techniques and programs to unstructured data through the use of tools such as Google Chart API, R, Mathematica, Excel.
    5.  Use predictive analysis tools to forecast solutions to business opportunities.
    6.  Apply techniques learned to an individualized project in business, social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

  
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    BIT 278 - Data Analytics II


    This course provides an overview of data mining and predictive analytics, including large scale, enterprise level analytics.  The course structure follows the stages of a typical data mining project, from reading data, to data exploration, data transformation, modeling, and effective interpretation of results.  This course demonstrates how to develop models to predict categorical and continuous outcomes, using such techniques as neural networks and decision trees.  Students will have the opportunity to apply techniques learned to other fields of study through individualized projects in social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 276 Data Analytics I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Provides an overview of data mining and predictive analytics, including large scale, enterprise level analytics.
    2.  Teach students the stages of a typical data mining project, from reading data, to data exploration, data transformation, modeling, and effective interpretation of results.
    3.  Teach students how to develop models to predict categorical and continuous outcomes, using such techniques as neural networks and decision trees.
    4.  Demonstrate the application of techniques learned to other fields of study in social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the core terminology associated with data mining and predictive analytics.
    2.  Apply data mining techniques and processes to unstructured data through the use of enterprise level tools such as SPSS-Modeler in order to solve business related problems through data modeling and the effective interpretation of results.
    3.  Define and solve problems using predictive analysis techniques such as decision trees and neural networks.
    4.  Apply techniques learned to an individualized project in business, social, political, scientific, engineering or health information analytics.

  
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    BIT 280 W - Office Administration


    This course is designed to help students understand the modern administrative practices of office management.  Emphasis is placed on planning and organizing office operations, leadership and human relations in the office; familiarization with the budget process, and controlling office operations, including office systems, work measurement, and standards; managing travel arrangements.  Decision-making skills are developed through problem analysis techniques.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply basic concepts in administrative office management, including understanding traditional office management practices; basic management principles/leadership, motivation, and problem-solving skills; managing office systems and envrionmental/health-related issues.
    2.  Discuss the concepts of managing a diverse workforce, including recruiting, supervising, training, appraising and promoting personnel; analyzing office jobs, salaries, benefits, workplace issues, ethics and business etiquette.
    3.  Identify the role of various administrative services, including managing office space, ergonomics, office automation, and telecommunications.
    4.  Describe the function of administrative office systems, office productivity, and budgeting.

  
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    BIT 285 - Illustrator for Mobile, Web, and Print


    Take an in-depth look at one of today's most popular software programs for computer illustration and its use in print and digital media. Students will be introduced to the tools available in Illustrator, how to work with objects, clipart, web-graphics (bit maps), color and more. Students will work with basic shapes including editing and painting and will learn to draw with precision using the pen tool as well as use the brush types to enhance their work. Students will also learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator together to enhance projects. Advanced editing techniques and skills in Photoshop will take every user to the next level. Students will also participate in discussion groups to critique work.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 185 Raster-Based Software Tools for Web/Print Publishers

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Appropriately use relevant illustrator tools.
    2.  Use advanced image creation tools using Adobe Photoshop.
    3.  Show how both Illustrator and Photoshop can work together.
    4.  Plan, create, and deliver on several complete Adobe Illustrator projects.

  
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    BIT 286 - Database Driven Web Sites: PHP


    Develop database driven Web sites in an open source cross platform development environment using Apache, PHP and MySQL.  This course covers the fundamentals of server-side scripting, database query creation, basic database design, and writing PHP scripts that use SQL to interact with MySQL.  Additional topics will include debugging and error management, basic security methods, and an introduction to working with Web servers.

    Software:  A Web Server Application (Apache)
                   PHP
                   MySQL
                   A Web Browser
                   PHP-Capable WYSIWYG Application (such as Adobe Dreamweaver)
                  
                   (All required software is available at no cost)

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Website Creation with HTML/CSS

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Discuss and compare available Web technologies for dynamic Web site creation.
         1.1  Describe the use of server-side backend databases in Web sites and Web applications.
         1.2  Describe how server-side scripting fits into the client/server model.
         1.3  Describe the role of a Web server in hosting and processing Web requests.
         1.4  Discuss and contrast data entry and validation techniques in client-side vs. server-side programming.
         1.5  Discuss and contrast client-side with server-side security issues.
         1.6  Describe technologies used in dynamic Web sites including open source languages and packages, proprietary languages and packages, and enterprise Web development and distributed Web applications.
         1.7  Compare and contrast open source and proprietary server software.
    2.  Create dynamic Web sites by embedding server-side script into HTML code.
         2.1  Write server-side script that includes variables, constants, conditionals, operators, arrays, and loops.
         2.2  Write server-side script that handles an HTML form.
         2.3  Write server-side script that validates form data.
         2.4  Save or FTP server-side files to the appropriate location on a Web server.
    3.  Use SQL to create databases and tables, insert rows, select data, delete data, perform joins, create and index, and define transactions.
         3.1  Define the basic structure of a relational database system.
         3.2  Define and create a table in a relational database system.
         3.3  Define and create a relationship between two or more tables in a relational database system.
         3.4  Perform select queries on the data in a relational database system.
         3.5  Perform update queries on the data in a relational database system.
         3.6  Define and implement transactions in a relational database system.
         3.7  Use a database interface to run SQL commands.
    4.  Create a Web front-end to an underlying database.
         4.1  Build a server-side interface for interacting with a relational database table.
         4.2  Embed script to connect a Web page to a relational database.
         4.3  Execute simple queries from a Web page.
         4.4  Retrieve query results into a Web page.
         4.5  Update records in a database table through a script.
    5.  Perform error handling and debugging for a database driven Web site.
         5.1  Define the various kinds of errors that can occur when developing dynamic Web sites and describe their likely causes.
         5.2  Perform debugging techniques to find errors.
         5.3  Utilize techniques that can be used to handle errors gracefully.

  
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    BIT 288 - Mobile Web App Development


    Learn to design and create Web apps for mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android, using collaborative, open-source mobile environments on both PC and Apple based platforms.  The focus will be on both design and development skills necessary to create functional, effective, and responsive Web pages and Web apps using standard Web technologies, including CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript.  Techniques such as progressive enhancement and feature detection will be utilized as well as JaveScript APIs for functionality such as geolocation, device orientation, and handling touch events.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Basics of Website Creation

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    ART 288
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  To design and create Web pages and Web apps for mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android, using collaborative, open-source mobile development and environments on both PC and Apple based platforms.
    2.  To focus on both design and development skills necessary to create functional, effective, and responsive apps using standard Web technologies, including CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript.
    3.  To present and practice mobile Web app design and development techniques such as progressive enhancement, feature detection, geolocation, device orientation, and touch events.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate a working vocabulary for the tools and concepts related to the development of mobile Web apps.
    2.  Differentiate between Web apps and native apps.
    3.  Create effective designs for Web apps and mobile devices.
    4.  Use HTML/CSS/JavaScript to create and debug Web apps for mobile devices.
    5.  Create Web apps that integrate device features such as geolocation, accelerometers, and touch gestures.

  
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    BIT 290 - Special Topics in Business Technologies


    This course is a special offering that covers particular topics in the business information management field that is beyond the scope of normal class offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Departmental approval

    Credits: (1-3)
    Hours
    1-3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be developed and change depending on the topic being looked at. 

    At a minimum students will be able to:

    1.  Define core concepts in the topic area. 
    2.  Discuss how this topic relates to the degree program.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of special topic content material.

  
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    BIT 293 - Special Topics in Business Information Technology


    This course is a special offering that covers particular topics in the business information management field that is beyond the scope of normal class offerings.

    Credits: 3
    Note
    The courses offered may be laboratory or lecture format

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be developed and change depending on the topic being looked at.

    At a minimum students will be able to:

    1.  Define core concepts in the topic area.
    2.  Discuss how this topic relates to the degree program.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of special topic content material.

  
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    BIT 297 W - Internship


    Career-related experience that complements academic preparation in the business technologies area.  Interns receive on-the-job experience in a business setting and meet with the internship coordinator as scheduled.  Meetings will address resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, appropriate dress and professionalism.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Departmental approval

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply skills and knowldege learned in the Business Technologies program (software, telephone, human relations skills, etc.) to on-the-job experience.
    2.  Prepare a resume in proper format, with emphasis on 100 percent accuracy.
    3.  Prepare daily journals, while on the job, of activities performed--skills and human relations.  Journals will be checked by internship coordinator at midpoint and at the end of the internship.
    4.  Submit weekly report of on-the-job experiences to internship coordinator.
    5.  Complete all time reports.
    6.  Submit a final paper as defined in internship letter.
    7.  Compose cover letters and thank-you letters to site supervisors.

  
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    BIT 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in BIM that is beyond the scope of the listed course requirements.  This requires the approval of the chairperson and will be conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

    Credits: (1-4)
    Hours
    1-4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be determined by the instructor and will be approved by the department chairperson on an individual project basis.

  
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    BNK 168 - Principles of Banking


    A core course that examines all aspects of banking.  A comprehensive introduction to today's diversified bank services.  Bank accounting, pricing, profitability, personnel and security functions.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Be familiar with and demonstrate a competency in the following by use of classroom interaction and verbal responses, written exams, homework reviews and student projects:

         a.  Banking--history and evolution
         b.  The documents and language of banking
         c.  Bank relationships with depositors
         d.  The deposit function
         e.  Check processing and collection
         f.  Bank bookkeeping
         g.  Bank loans and investments
         h.  Trust department services
         i.  Specialized services--to importers, exporters, individuals, and other banks
         j.  Bank regulation and examination
        

  
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    BNK 184 - Banking/Real Estate/Mortgage Practicum


    Designed for students without previous exposure to the financial industry chosen.  Student will observe and study operations, policies and procedures performed by employees in various settings (private, public agencies, commercial corporations, etc.).  Emphasis placed on client, professional support and competition interaction (both front and back office).  Students may be placed with companies specializing in Banking/Credit Union Services and/or Real Estate Sales and/or Mortgage Brokerage.  Final report integrating the practical and theoretical aspects of their experiences.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  15 credits of coursework, 9 in Business or permission of instructor

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply theory learned in the classroom within the Banking/Real Estate/Morgage setting.
    2.  Demonstrate working knowledge of the focus areas established at the time of placement.

  
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    BUS 100 - Accounting I


    Introduction to accounting principles and procedures necessary to complete the accounting cycle.  The course includes journals, ledgers and financial statements.  Accounting for merchandising transactions, control of cash, internal control, and payroll.  Course includes computerized accounting applications.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Record transactions using a general journal, and post the transactions to running balance ledger accounts.
    2.  Complete the end-of-period procedures, including worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, after-closing trial balance, and reversing entries.
    3.  Record transactions for a merchandising concern using special journals, post the transactions to general ledger control and subsidiary ledger accounts, and prepare the supporting schedules for the general ledger control accounts.
    4.  Prepare and analyze an Income Statement and a Classified Balance Sheet for a merchandising concern.
    5.  Identify the six principles of internal control and apply them to the control of cash.
    6.  Prepare a bank reconciliation and prepare the necessary journal entries to reconcile the accounts.
    7.  Perform the computations to prepare a payroll and make the journal entries to record the payroll and the employer's payroll taxes.

  
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    BUS 101 - Accounting II


    An expansion of the fundamental concepts and procedures of accounting.  The course includes inventory valuation, receivables, payables and cash flows.  The acquisition, depreciation and disposal of plant assets.  Accounting methods and procedures relating to partnerships and the corporate form of business organization.  Manufacturing with emphasis on the special problems and additional accounting procedures to measure, control, and report factory production costs.  Course includes computerized accounting application.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BUS 100 Accounting I or BUS 111 Financial Accounting

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

         Accounting II is designed to be the second course for those seeking careers in accounting and to provide a core of basic information about the financial operations of business for those seeking careers in other areas of business.

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform calculations necessary to determine an ending inventory and analyze the impact of inventory errors on financial statements.
    2.  Analyze and interpret procedures applied to notes, interest and uncollectible accounts.
    3.  Analyze and interpret procedures applied to acquisition, depreciation and disposal of plant and equipment.
    4.  Analyze and interpret procedures applied to partnerships and corporations.
    5.  Analyze and interpret procedures applied to manufacuring operations.
    6.  Analyze and record receivable and payable transactions.
    7.  Analyze and interpret value and record of assets.
    8.  Demonstrate the different methods of recording equity.
    9.  Compare an accrual income statement and a statement of cash flows.
    10.  Explain the conceptual differences between Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

  
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    BUS 103 - Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors


    This is a survey course covering an extensive range of material including both financial and managerial accounting concepts and principles.  The course will include understanding and analyzing current and long term assets, liabilities, shareholders' equity, revenues and expenses.  Additional topics will include basics of accounting for manufacturing firms, projecting profits losses, budgeting and financial statement analysis.  A user's perspective utilizing and analyzing accounting information will be taken throughout the course, with no coverage of generating accounting data.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic financial and managerial accounting concepts, principles and practices.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the current ethical and legal business climate in terms of how they impact accounting.
    3. Report and analyze inventory, receivables, liabilities and stockholder's equity.
    4. Interpret income statements, balance sheets and statements of cash flow.
    5. Analyze an organization's financial performance and compare it with previous years and other firms in the same industry.
    6. Understand accounting in a modern manufacturing environment.
    7. Perform calculations necessary for breakeven analysis, estimating profits under various assumptions, and estimating fixed and variable costs.
    8. Understand and analyze cost behavior and budgets.


  
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    BUS 107 - The Freshman Experience


    For most students, academic success is strongly influenced by their own behavioral conduct.  The main purpose of this course is to help students achieve their goals by clarifying the basic behaviors and character traits that are necessary to achieve goals, and showing them how they apply to their lives.  In addition, the course will also privide an introduction to college life at SUNY Broome, for students in the Department of Business.  College and departmental policies and procedures, academic advisement and registration, transfer and employment, college and departmental resources.  Required course for all first semester business students.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Critically think about how student behavior affects student success.
    2.  Be aware of the continuous behavioral improvement processes...a methodology to improve the 5Cs through incremental and informed thinking about one's own behavior.
    3.  Measure the degree to which an individual regulates his or her own behavior.
    4.  Be provided with a means to bond to the institution and increase their success and retention.
    5.  Demonstrate an understanding of departmental expectations, policies, procedures, and programs.
    6.  Be aware of relevant college policies and procedures.
    7.  Discuss the interrelationship between the different areas of business study, and tie together what is learned in other freshman business classes.
    8.  Explain academic, transfer, and career planning.
    9.  Effectively utilize the Banner, DegreeWorks, MyCollege system to self-assess academic progress, and self-register.

  
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    BUS 108 - Accounting for a Service Business


    Introduction to basic accounting procedures.  Topics include journals and ledgers, fundamental financial statements, cash and credit transactions, internal control over cash, bank reconciliation's and adjustments to cash.  Merchandise transactions, special journals, estimating and recording credit losses, payroll procedures, and journal entries.  Includes a major project using the computerized accounting program Quickbooks Pro.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Note
    (May not be used as a prerequisite for BUS 101, see BUS 100)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define accounting terms used in business.
    2.  Record business transactions for a service-based business using Quickbooks Pro.
    3.  Prepare and analyze financial statements.
    4.  Through the successful completion of written assignments and computer assignments, demonstrate an understanding of the accounting cycle.
    5.  Successfully complete assignments that show the students understanding of internal control systems.
    6.  Demonstrate the ability to record proper entries and prepare a payroll.
    7.  Through the successful completion of assignments and a major project, demonstrate a thorough understanding of Quickbooks software and the accounting process for a small business.

  
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    BUS 109 - Workplace Readiness


    Emphasis will be on resume development, job search techniques, interview preparation, and workplace etiquette.  The method of instruction will include lecture, discussion, and role playing.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Develop a professional resume.
    2.  Utilize contemporary job search techniques.
    3.  Explain the importance of pre-interview preparation including knowledge about the firm's history, product information, and salary expectations.
    4.  Prepare for job interviews by understanding the interview process from the employer's perspective; including the importance of appropriate dress and interview demeanor.
    5.  Discuss the need to become a responsible, knowledgeable employee with positive work attitudes.

  
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    BUS 110 - Introduction to Business


    General background of modern business practices through the study of organization and management, production, human resources, accounting and finance, marketing, and the information needed for control and management decisions in business and society.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate a knowledge of business vocabulary through classroom discussion and assignments.
    2.  Outline the philosophy, objectives, and responsibilities of business and its environment.
    3.  Describe the private enterprise system and explain how competition and entrepreneurship contribute to the system.
    4.  Identify common ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
    5.  Identify the major global challenges that businesses of the 21st century will face.
    6.  Explain the factors that drive supply and demand.
    7.  Describe each of the four types of market structures in the private enterprise system.
    8.  Summarize the three basic forms of business and the advantages and disadvantages of each form.
    9.  Define management and identify the skill set necessary for managerial success.
    10.  Explain the importance of human resource management.
    11.  Explain the marketing concept.
    12.  Outline the basic steps in developing a marketing strategy.
    13.  Define leadership and compare different leadership styles.
    14.  Explain the role of management information systems in business.
    15.  Explain the importance of accounting and its importance to the firm's stakeholders.
    16.  Identify the functions performed by a firm's financial managers.

  
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    BUS 111 - Financial Accounting


    A comprehensive introduction to financial accounting concepts and techniques intended to provide a basic understanding of the accounting cycle, elements of financial statements, and interpretations.  Elements examined include the creation of financial statements, accounting as an information system, accrual concepts, merchandising operations, inventory, internal control, cash, receivables, long-lived assets, liabilities, stockholders' equity, investments, cash flows, and financial analysis.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the environment of accounting.
    2.  Prepare and explain financial statements.
    3.  Analyze liquidity, debt-to-equity, and asset utilization.
    4.  Measure and categorize revenues and expenses.
    5.  Extrapolate financial performance measures to project future results.
    6.  Compare an organization with other firms and industry.
    7.  Report and analyze inventory, receivables, long term assets including intangibles, payables, long-term liabilities and stockholders equity.
    8.  Understand basics of the annual report, debt vs equity financing.

  
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    BUS 112 - Quantitative Business Methods


    Quantitative analysis of contemporary business problems.  The course includes percentages, ratios, markup/markdown, cash and trade discounts.  Simple and compound interest, consumer credit and insurance.  Present value, future value, and annuities. An introduction to statistics and graphical analysis.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Prepare a bank reconciliation.
    2.  Solve for any unknown in base, rate, and portion problems.
    3.  Calculate the percent of change.
    4.  Calculate trade discounts.
    5.  List and explain discount and credit periods used by businesses.
    6.  Calculate an outstanding balance for partial payments.
    7.  Calculate markups based on selling price and cost.
    8.  Calculate bank discounts and proceeds for simple interest bearing notes.
    9.  Compute effective interest rates.
    10.  Compare simple interest with compound interest.
    11.  Perform future value and present value applications using the BA II Plus Calculator.
    12.  Prepare a loan amortization table.
    13.  Compute average daily balance and finance charges on open ended credit instruments.
    14.  Calculate the total deferred payment price and finance charges on installment loans.
    15.  Identify and explain the various types of life insurance.
    16.  Identify and compute measures of central tendency.

  
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    BUS 113 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship


    Designed for students who are considering a new business venture.  Emphasis is placed on exploring and identifying what entrepreneurship is, understanding the challenges of entrepreneurship, recognizing and analyzing business opportunities, start-up issues, marketing, management, capital acquisition, forms of business organization, and other issues of relevance to the new entrepreneur.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define entrepreneurship and identify the role that entrepreneurs play in the economy today.
    2.  Explore and evaluate entrepreneurship opportunities.
    3.  Through classroom discussion and case analysis, identify the marketing efforts needed to achieve entrepreneurial success.
    4.  Identify the start-up issues that entrepreneurs face.
    5.  List financing options that are available to entrepreneurs.
    6.  Identify advantages/disadvantages of different forms of business organizations.
    7.  Thorough classroom discussion and case analysis, demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the function of management and its overall impact on the success of the business.

  
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    BUS 114 - Entrepreneurship Law


    Entrepreneurship Law is designed to introduce the student to the constantly changing legal environment surrounding the operation of a business entity.  The Securities Dealer) broker-dealer or a bank affiliate.  The Series 6/Series 63 course will effectively prepare them for the qualifying exams (Series 6-Federal, Series 63-NYS).  Requires broker/dealer sponsorship to sit for federal/state exams.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  List and recognize the sources of the legal regulatory environment.
    2.  Detail the structure of the Court system as related to litigating a legal entrepreneurial issue.
    3.  Understand and be able to articulate the legal distinctions of the various types of business formations.
    4.  Prepare an enforceable contract.
    5.  Understand and be able to identify and respond to pending and existing legislation which will affect the entrepreneurial environment.
    6.  Detail the risks and responsibilities surrounding Tort Law.
    7.  Detail the nature and depth of the business owner's legal liability in the business workplace by preparing the requirements of an insurance policy.
    8.  Understand the ever changing role of E-Commerce by locating and detailing various e-commerce sites.

  
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    BUS 115 - Business Statistics


    Concepts and mechanics of measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation and other statistical techniques as they relate to general problems in business and economics.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the uses and potential misuses of statistical calculations and procedures in business applications.
    2.  Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion, and understand their use in business applications.
    3.  Recognize common statistical symbols.
    4.  Calculate basic probabilies.  Understand related terminology and applications.
    5.  Calculate normal and binomial probabilities and understand how to use them in business applications.
    6.  Understand sampling theory, applications, and procedures.
    7.  Calculate interval estimates for large and small samples and proportions, as well as understand how the estimates are used in applications in business and economics.
    8.  Perform the calculations necessary to do one or two tailed hypothesis tests for large and small samples and proportions, and understand the application of these to problems in business and economics.
    9.  Perform the calculations necessary to estimate sample size for various sampling situations.
    10.  Perform regression and correlation calculations, and understand the applicattion of these to problems in business and economics.
    11.  Be proficient in the use of Excel or other software to perform various statistical calculations, including those for descriptive statistics, probabilities, and single/multiple regression and correlation.
    12.  Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the recognition and solution of business problems using statistical methods and procedures.

  
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    BUS 116 - International Business Environments


    An overview of the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence the trade related interaction of nations and the operations of global business enterprises.  Trade theory, economic integration, global sourcing, export-import basics, cultural awareness, and other current topics relating to international business will be covered.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    SOS 116
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Analyze data on the global nature of economic and business activity.
    2.  Utilize the basic strategies for entering foreign markets to assess decision-making by international business enterprises.
    3.  Critique political and economic systems encountered by international business.
    4.  Discuss cultural differences among nations and within nations along with the challenges these differences create for international business.
    5.  Apply international trade theory to cases involving international business.
    6.  Analyze and discuss current issues relating to globalization of markets and production and the consequences for businesses, workers, communities, and national policy.
    7.  Work with and interpret examples of protectionism as to their rationale and consequences for businesses, workers, communities, and national policy.
    8.  Research various international organizations and regional trade groups including the WTO (World Trade Organization) and European Union by using each organizations website.
    9.  Convert currencies and calculate the impact of foreign exchange movements on international business contracts.
    10.  Select appropriate strategy for managing all aspects of an international business including export/import financing.
    11.  Analyze the benefits and costs of different international strategies by using Case Method.

  
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    BUS 118 - Business Law I


    Law as an evolutionary and democratic process.  Topics include torts and criminal law, court structure, ethical issues in business, administrative law, law-of-contracts, legal principles of agency, employment rights and an introduction to business organizations including partnerships.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify the basic principles of business law.
    2.  Discuss the court structures in the United States and identify which court to go to for different types of relief.
    3.  Compile the sources of law in the U.S. system.
    4.  Compare torts and negligence law.
    5.  Study and analyze common law contracts.
    6.  Apply basic business law knowlege to personal and business transactions.
    7.  Recognize situations where the services of an attorney should be utilized.
    8.  Discuss legal forms fo business organizations including partnerships.
    9.  Apply critical thinking skills in working through issue spotting and legal analysis.

    Assessment of outcomes measured by exams, papers, and in-class study discussion.

  
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    BUS 120 W - Business Law II


    The law governing the negotiation or transfer of commercial paper, law of sales, law of personal and real property, bailments, secured transactions, landlord-tenant relationships and an introduction to corporate law.  This course is included in the campus general education requirements as a writing emphasis course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain principles of business law.
    2.  Explain advanced topics of law that build on the knowledge gained in Business Law I (BUS 118) including corporation law.
    3.  Discuss the sources of law in the U.S. system.
    4.  Demonstrate a well developed understanding of personal property law.
    5.  Demonstrate a well developed understanding of real property law.
    6.  Demonstrate a well developed understanding of landlord and tenant law.
    7.  Identify and explain the important aspects of the law of bailments.
    8.  Identify and explain the important aspects of the law of sale of goods.
    9.  Utilize basic business law knowledge for personal and business transactions.
    10.  Demonstrate a well developed understanding of the law relative to commercial paper.
    11.  Demonstrate a well developed understanding of the law of secured transactions.
    12.  Recognize situations where the services of an attorney should be utilized.
    13.  Demonstrate critical thinking skills in working through issue spotting and legal analysis.

  
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    BUS 122 - Self-Management


    The course focuses on six self-management skill sets, known as the 6-C's, necessary to ensure effective student performance:  assessing circumstances, establishing behavioral controls, managing complexity, demonstrating commitment, consideration for others, and effective communications.  The course provides exercises and practical examples to help prepare students for college.  The lessons learned are also transferrable to any real-world situation.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Appreciate the value of a college education and improve their chances of retention.
    2.  Accurately assess their own internal strengths and weaknesses, and external threats and opportunities.
    3.  Effectively manage the complexity of college life.
    4.  Recognize how behavior either erodes or engenders success and trust.
    5.  Define and measure their own levels of commitment to their education.
    6.  Communicate more effectively (written, verbal and non-verbal).
    7.  Develop behavioral controls and personal policies that are in alignment with their goals.

  
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    BUS 124 - Financial Fraud Investigation


    Nature, detection, investigation of fraud in organizations of all types and sizes.  Forensic accounting techniques and methods for investigation, inquiry and recognition.  Also includes examination of fraud related to consumers, bankruptcy, divorce, taxes and identity theft.  This course may use computer simulations and outside speakers.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    CRJ 124
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define fraud and distinguish between civil and criminal fraud.
    2.  Recognize and identify who commits fraud.
    3.  Identify warning signs of fraud.
    4.  Perform a basic fraud audit.
    5.  Perform net worth calculations on fraud suspects.
    6.  Prepare a fraud report.
    7.  Analyze and solve fraud prevention, detection, and investigation scenarios.
    8.  Recognize financial statement fraud exposures.
    9.  Analyze and compute the effects of financial statement fraud on net income.
    10.  Search for revenue-related, inventory, and cost of goods sold related fraud schemes.
    11.  Identify the various ways in which employees, vendors, and customers steal company assets.
    12.  Identify different bankruptcy, divorce, and tax fraud schemes.

  
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    BUS 128 - The Sustainable Business


    Sustainability is more than "being green."  The sustainable business promotes business accountability and transparency to a wide range of stakeholders including shareholders, investors, employees and community.  This course will examine how large and small businesses can incorporate sustainability into their business strategy to gain the competitive advantage.  The economic, social and environmental responsibility dimensions of sustainability and their effects on profitability will be studied.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and explain the drivers of business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
    • Develop an understanding of the relationship between business practice, profit, and the local and global environment.
    • Analyze business designs and practices for sustainable best practices leading to profitability and environmentally responsible products and services.
    • Apply an understanding of sustainability issues to business design, materials flows, and decision making processes.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary for the recognition and solution of business problems using current sustainability concepts and strategies.


  
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    BUS 129 - Consumer Behavior


    Emphasizes the development of how people make purchase decisions in the marketplace. Consumer decision making, learning, brand loyalty and market segmentation.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain the concepts of consumer behavior analysis.
    2.  Demonstrate the application of marketing concepts within the customer decision making process through discussions and projects.
    3.  Discuss the impact of culture and subculture as a marketing variable.
    4.  Demonstrate an understanding of consumer behavior research techniques.

  
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    BUS 131 - Personal Finance


    Guidelines for financial planning regarding long-term and short-term installments buying, i.e., homes, autos, etc., credit, insurances, taxes, savings, bud- getting, and investments in real estate, stocks, bonds, IRA's, mutual funds, money market accounts, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create a plan or alter an existing plan for his/her financial goals.
    2.  Stretch his/her income through careful use of budgeting, tax planning, wise use of credit, and careful purchase of housing and vehicles.
    3.  Protect income and assets through effective use of insurance.
    4.  Invest properly for future goal achievement through an understanding based on their Risk Profile.
    5.  Plan for retirement years and estate transfer.

  
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    BUS 135 - Investments


    In depth study of investing in the electronic age.  Selection, analysis, and valuation of stocks, Mutual Funds, REIT's, Unit Investment Trusts, Fixed Income Securities, Government Securities, Options, futures, and retirement/pension choices.  Non-Financial Assets such as collectibles and precious metals as tools of investing.  Using the Internet to gather investment information.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Utilize various research sources (business periodicals, industry publications, investment software, company financial statements, etc.) to assist in the selection and analysis of investment vehicles relative to risk/return, etc.
    2.  Identify main economic and global influences on investment categories to assist in comparing and contrasting various vehicles.
    3.  Understand and utilize the buying and selling procedures of various sources, including securities exchanges, NASDAQ, etc.
    4.  Evaluate various retirement/pension choices as they relate to current/future tax implications, accessibility, retirement needs and estate transfer.

     

 

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