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Courses Offered

BCM. 100 Beginning Computer Keyboarding (1.5 units)

An introductory typing course for students who want to learn how to type and develop skill using the computer keyboard. Emphasis is on developing correct techniques and basic keyboarding skills. No typing applications or formatting will be taught.

BCM. 101 Computer Keyboarding Skill Building (1.5- 3 units)

Designed to improve a student’s ability to type rapidly and accurately for sustained periods of time without looking at the keyboard. Students may also use the course to improve typing speed and accuracy.

BCM. 104 Introduction to Computers with Windows I (1.5 units)

Through hands-on experience, students will be introduced to PC-compatible computers, the Windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, and other business-oriented applications. In a lecture/demonstration format, students will gain a basic knowledge of hardware-software interaction.

BCM. 106 Microsoft Outlook (1 units)

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft Outlook for a wide range of communication and organizational tasks. Topics include sending, receiving and filing emails, organizing contacts, and scheduling appointments, events and meetings.

BCM. 200 Intro to MS Office Suite (2 units)

Introduction to the basic features available in the Microsoft Office Suite Applications using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Students will be prepared for learning the in-depth individual courses available in the BCM. department.

BCM. 214 Word Processing I: Word (1 units)

Using a hands-on approach, students will use a computer and word processing software to learn the theories and practical applications of the current version of Word to create, edit, format, manage and enhance documents.using customized features.

BCM. 215 Word Processing II: Word (2 units)

Using a hands-on approach, students will expand their word processing knowledge and skills by learning theories and practical applications of the current version of Word to focus on advanced applications such as multi-page documents, merges, tables, graphics, macros, and styles.

BCM. 225 Spreadsheets I: Excel (1 units)

An introduction to Microsoft Excel software which is used to build, format and print spreadsheets. Topics include the design and creation of professional-looking spreadsheets for personal use or in today’s workplace. Students develop worksheets with formulas and built-in functions and present data in graphic form with charts.

BCM. 226 Spreadsheets II: Excel (2 units)

Students advance their knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel software by learning how to design, enhance, link, and consolidate worksheets, as well as apply statistical and financial functions. Additional topics include database management, working with templates, PivotCharts, PivotTables, and macros.

BCM. 241 MS Project Fundamentals I (1.5 units)

Introduction to project management software covering the foundation of managing projects in today's business environment. Explore how to manage project resources, organize schedules, assign tasks and resources, and produce reports to achieve project success.

BCM. 242 MS Project Fundamentals II (1.5 units)

Further study of project management software. Covers baselines, updating and tracking, detailed customized reports, integrating with other applications, and working with multiple projects. Intended for students who have basic knowledge of project management software.

BCM. 301 Maximizing Your Employment Potential (1.5 units)

A culminating course to assist students in compiling a professional portfolio (job related interview questions, resumes, cover and thank you letters) which can be used to obtain employment and qualify for promotions. The focus is on online job seeking strategies, employment resources, interviewing techniques, and goal setting.

BCM. 665 Selected Computer Topics (0.5- 2 units)

Short course used to introduce, develop, or review business computer system topics, office management, or applications. The course will focus on a specific topic : the introduction of basic computer skills, introduction of applications packages, upgrades of software packages, office management related topics, or a particular segment of a semester-length course.

BCM. 695 Independent Study in Business Computer Systems and Management (0.5or 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

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