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Human Resource Assistant (HRA)
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The Human Resource Assistant program prepares and trains students for entry-level positions in a human resource department. The program is designed to assist and lead human resource functions in business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations. Coursework will lead students to explore how HR professionals develop and attract employees, handle disputes, conduct discipline and work with a variety of people in an array of work settings. Students will learn how to apply skills, knowledge, and abilities in core human resource functions such as human resource information systems, record keeping, compensation and benefits administration, and staffing procedures in an organization. Graduates will be able to effectively manage issues such as compensation and benefits, perform employee training, manage staffing, understand labor relations, and organizational communications.

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Semester 1
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ACC 1101
Applied Accounting
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This is a preliminary course in theory and practice of business accounting (for service and merchandise businesses). Major topics covered are accounting procedures, special journals, payroll accounting, accrued basis, and periodic summary.

BUS 1101
Introduction to Business
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A survey of the basic business principles is covered. Some of the units studied are business in the economy, making firms successful, marketing strategy, sources of financing, using information systems, personnel management, labor problems, government and business relations.

DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with E-Commerce emphasis. Emphasis on computer hardware and software concepts. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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This is an introductory course in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Verbal and nonverbal communication are emphasized as they relate to conversation between individuals, small group discussions, short speeches, and oral reports.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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SP2015
BMG 2103
Business Statistics
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The basic concepts of statistical analysis used in business decision making, including probability and how uncertainty is dealt with in real life. The following concepts and statistical techniques are included: measures of central tendency and variability; random variables and probability distributions; binomial, normal, and sampling distributions; estimation; tests of hypothesis; chi-square tests; linear regression and correlation; and one-way analysis of variance.

BMK 2101
Principles of Marketing
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A survey of the field of marketing as comprised of the four marketing functions:price, product, promotion, and distribution. The course emphasizes the changing field of marketing as a facilitation of the flow of goods, services and ideas from producers to consumers. Focus is placed on customer relationships by understanding skills necessary to develop a customer focused organization. Integrated throughout the course is the importance of determining and fulfilling customer needs and expectations while managing quality and maintaining a profitable organization. Throughout the course students will consider the role of marketing in business, non-business and personal applications.

BUS 2201
Principles of Management
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This course introduces students to principles of business management and develops skills needed to manage people and resources. Objectives, strategies, leadership, organization structure, motivation, quality, teaming, change and operational proceduresare covered.

DAP 1236
Keyboarding Essentials
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This course is designed for those who wish to develop and improve keyboarding speed as well as learn to format basic business documents. Speed for preparation of documents will also be considered. Basic word processing skills will also be covered. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of the keyboard or BOC 1201 Beginning Keyboarding.

DAP 1237
Presentation and Promotion
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This course will consist of the study of design principles for business presentations and documents, and the use of these principles in developing promotional materials for a business. Development of illustration skills to effectively use graphics will be covered. Limited photo editing (in PowerPoint) for restoration, enhancement, and creation of digital images will also be introduced.

ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

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ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

Term Total
18
Semester 3
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ACC 2101
Financial Accounting
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This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements and the limitations of using these in making forward-looking business decisions is included. The primary concept emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, stockholder equity, corporations' cash flow statements, and financial statement analyses. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school bookkeeping and accounting, and/or ACC 1102 Fundamentals of Accounting, or consent of instructor.

BMG 2204
Human Resource Management
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This course is for first-line managers and students interested in becoming human resource management. The course is a survey of human resource planning, selection, interviewing, testing, placement, training and follow up as part of the overall management process. Case studies allow the students to apply theory to practical situations.

BUS 2205
Legal & Ethical HR Issues
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This course focuses on the legal and ethical issues faced while working in a human resource environment.

ECN 2101
Principles of Macroeconomics
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The American system of economics is introduced. Subject matter includes an introduction to the sectors of the American economy, business, households, government, the theory of supply and demand, national income accounts, the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, Keynesian theory, the Federal Reserve System and uses of money, international trade, balance of trade, balance of payments, exchange rate systems, and economics of developing countries. Attention will be given to application and illustration of theory to current problems. Global economics content, and the role of the United States in formulating, influencing and directing global trade and policy, will be infused throughout the course.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

Term Total
16
Semester 4
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ACC 2102
Managerial Accounting
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This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation, and interpretation of information for planning, controlling, and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short- and long-term business decisions also are included. PREREQUISITE: ACC 2101 Financial Accounting or equivalent.

BUS 2206
Development & Training
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This course will emphasize the theory of training and development, research to determine needs, types of programs, practicum in conducting a training and development session, and evaluation of programs.

BUS 2207
HR Assistant Internship
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Students will prepare a personal marketing toolkit:Resume, cover letter, portfolio, and be prepared for an interview. Students will complete an actual interview on-site to be accepted on-site in the internship. During internship, students will complete discussion-based topics while attending work at their facility. PREREQUISITE: Completion of first year curriculum or approval of instructor. 150 clock hours. Based on 75 clock hours per semester hour.

BUS 2208
Performance Management
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This course focuses on performance management of employees and the various appraisal methods.

CIS 1286
Database
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This course introduces the use of microcomputers with Access or another packaged database program. The course will include an introduction to database usage. Course content will vary from course to course depending on the company need and will be offered for variable credit to meet the training needs of individual organizations.

Term Total
15
Program Total
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