Courses Offered

BUS. 100 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

A basic orientation course in business designed to develop an understanding of the role of business in the economy and as an aid in selecting a field of vocational specialization. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

BUS. 101 HUMAN RELATIONS AT WORK (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

The application of basic principles in the behavioral sciences to practical problems of personal growth, self-management, and the development of healthy, productive interpersonal relationships, including those typically encountered at work. Transfer credit: CSU (D3).

BUS. 103 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

An introduction to computer systems and software applications and their impact on the business environment. Topics include computer architecture, hardware, software, computer terminology and theory. Students use software applications as problem solving tools for business projects. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.

BUS. 109 WORKING WITH PEOPLE WORLDWIDE (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the differences in business dealings and working environments on an international basis. Emphasis is on understanding culture, society, management styles, and the work ethic in various countries. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 111 CRASH COURSE TO SUCCESS IN ONLINE LEARNING (1)

(Offered online only.)(Pass/No Pass.)

A total of sixteen lecture hours plus four lab hours by arrangement.

This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills required to become a successful online student. Topics include the characteristics and challenges of online learning, learning styles, the taxonomy of online courses, online learning strategies, technical skills, online test-taking skills, and time and stress management in an online learning environment. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 115 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 811 or equivalent.

A study of mathematics as applied to business, with emphasis on word problems involving interest, discount, negotiable instruments, financial statements and ratios, inventory pricing, depreciation, payroll, income tax, annuities, and amortization. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 120 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

To give students the mathematical tools they will need to succeed in the core courses in the business curriculum at the state universities. Includes an introduction to calculus, including applications; probability, including expected monetary value and decision making; and mathematics of finance, including amortization. Transfer credit: UC, CSU (B4).

BUS. 123 STATISTICS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent. Recommended: BUS. 120; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Introduction to descriptive techniques and methods of inference. Includes classification of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal curve, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis, and trend analysis. Also provides an introduction to probability and probability distributions. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B4).

BUS. 150 ENTREPRENEURSHIP – SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Completion of MATH 811; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

For potential or present entrepreneurs. Emphasis on organization and operation of a small business in the political, social and economic environment. Includes problems of raising capital, establishing an effective business plan, marketing, and directing and motivating employees. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 153 PLANNING A BUSINESS STARTUP (2-3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of sixteen lecture hours per unit.

This course presents practical procedures for planning the opening of a new small business. Topics include determining whether one is a 'good fit' for an entrepreneurial career, 'profit objectives,' constructing capital budgets, realities of finding financing, elementary accrual-basis accounting, profit margin analysis, projecting cash flows and accrual profits, and market research. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 190 RETAILING, E-COMMERCE AND BUYING (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Completion of BUS. 115 or MATH 811; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

General overview of retailing, which includes an introduction to buying, pricing, sales promotion, store management and organization, retail calculations, retail salesmanship, and service policies. Topics include computer-generated sales and advertising. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 200 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Introduction to strategy and management of international business. Topics will include international trade theory and how companies develop competitive advantage in international markets, marketing, production and financial management, the organization of human resources, and management of risk. Transfer credit: CSU (D3).

BUS. 201 BUSINESS LAW (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Origin, development and functions of the law and the legal environment with the objective of promoting a general understanding of legal reasoning. Framework within which the judicial process takes place. Legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics, sales, and the impact of law on economic enterprise. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (See counselor for exceptions).

BUS. 210 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (1.5)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

This course introduces and examines the practical aspects of international trade finance. The course includes topics such as different types of lenders, domestic and foreign government assistance programs for trade assistance, methods of payment, trade financing, and managing risks in international trade finance. Transfer credit: CSU (D3).

BUS. 221 INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

This course introduces and examines the practical aspects of intercultural business communication. The course includes topics in the nature, pattern and comparisons of intercultural business communication, business and social customs, intercultural negotiation practice and strategies, communication in intercultural and international contexts, and region-specific business cultures. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 225 FOUNDATIONS OF GLOBAL E-COMMERCE (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic commerce. Students will learn how to conduct and manage e-commerce and the major applications, opportunities and limitations in both domestic and international business. Topics include e-payment transactions; legal, taxation and privacy issues; and globalization in e-commerce. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 226 GLOBAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATION (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Introduction to the skills necessary to conduct successful negotiations and application of these skills in domestic and international settings. Students will learn the essentials of effective negotiating techniques and explore the elements of cultural diversity that come into play and affect negotiations among international parties. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 227 GLOBAL BUSINESS CONTRACTS (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

Introduction to commercial agreements between parties trading across international borders. Topics include commercial contracts, quality control, compliance with government regulations, protection of intellectual property rights, dispute resolution, negotiations, performance, and contract enforcement. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 230 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

An in-depth analysis of the economic, cultural, political and legal environments in which domestic and international marketing occurs. It is designed to examine marketing functions and their adaptations to those environments, such as identification of target market and development of product, promotion, price and place (four P’s). The course will introduce a set of conceptual and analytical tools to teach students to apply the “Four P’s” to international marketing, which reflect the swift changes of an expanding competitive global market as well as technology’s impact on the international market arena. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 240 INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of twenty-four lecture hours plus eight lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

Introduction to the practical aspects of international transportation and logistics and their role in international trade. Topics included are international transportation, logistics, customs regulations, documentation, port and facility operations, and inventory management. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 241 DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours plus 8 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Exploration of business strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. Students will learn how and why business strategies are pursued by multinational corporations doing business in Asia. Students will gain a better insight into the business environment and business protocol in Asia. Topics include business environmental analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and control, and profiles of Japan, Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 242 DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

Analysis of the business culture of European countries. Students will learn the major components of the current economic, political and cultural reality of the European nations in order to develop the knowledge and understanding essential to conducting successful business dealings in Europe. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 243 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours plus 8 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Introductory course to explore various topics related to the legal implications the financial, economic, cultural and political environment of international business. Through analysis of case students and skill-building activities, students will develop a theoretical, practical approach to doing business as a multinational company in a global environment. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 244 DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

This course covers the practical aspects of doing business in Latin America. Students will gain additional insight into business protocol and tactics of Latin America. Topics include political, economic, cultural and business environments; opportunity analysis; trade agreements; business strategy; and country and regional profiles of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 245 INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMS BROKERAGE (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or equivalent.

Introduction to the basic regulations, procedures and documentation required in customs brokerage. The course will provide students with basic knowledge and insight into U.S. Customs Brokerage and the Customs Broker examination. Topics include procedures of U.S. customs entry, clearance, documentation, classification, valuation, tariffs, quotas, duty rates, restrictions, prohibitions, and regulations. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 246 DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 12 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

A comprehensive study of Chinese business operations and challenges in dealing with cultural differences, negotiation styles, and business operations. Student will apply practical guidelines in conducting successful negotiations and business ventures with Chinese counterparts. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 248 ASIAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

A comparative study of Asian management systems, such as organizational structures, competitive strategies, and cultural influences within Asia and the western world. Students will learn the influence of Confucianism, strategic thinking and traditions on Asian management systems, and practical guidelines for working with Asian counterparts for successful business ventures. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 249 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS FOR CUSTOMS BROKERS AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Introduction to international purchase-sale agreement negotiations, use of Incoterms, foreign exchange and collections, international supply chains and cargo transportation, and cargo risk management. Students will perform entry-level operational tasks related to the overall trade and logistics process. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 258 CUSTOMS BROKER SERVICES AND REGULATIONS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Custom brokers’ relationship with importers, government agencies and transportation carriers, government import requirements and restrictions, broker work-flow and customs “entries.” Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 261 CUSTOMS ADMISSIBILITY, CLASSIFICATION, VALUE AND ENTRY (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

U.S. import admissibility, tariff classification and value, how to prepare a customs entry, and additional processing required for certain types of products. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 262 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING AND CARGO TRANSPORTATION (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

International freight forwarding, shipper-forwarder and forwarder-carrier relationships, government regulations, cargo transportation modes, carriers, rates (charges) and liability; shipper responsibility for cargo preparation and loading; cargo insurance and claims; and HazMat shipping requirements. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 263 U.S. EXPORT AND DESTINATION COUNTRY IMPORT REQUIREMENTS; FOREIGN COLLECTIONS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

U.S. export laws and regulations, including export restrictions and declarations; general requirements for importation into foreign countries, including documentation that forwarders prepare and how forwarders become involved with foreign bank collections and letters of credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 267 OCEAN FORWARDER AND NVOCC REGULATION, OPERATIONS AND WORK-FLOW (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Government regulation of ocean forwarders and NVOCCs, shipping line vessels and services, door-to-door shipment of intermodal containers; how to prepare an ocean bill of lading, including method of consignment; carrier liability for cargo losses; operational tasks and process steps in an ocean forwarder transaction; and NVOCC operations. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 268 AIR FORWARDER OPERATIONS AND WORK-FLOW (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Air cargo characteristics, routing, limitations, documentation, shipment preparation, air forwarder services and transaction process steps, air cargo consolidation, and key business issues. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 269 WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS (4)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.

Introduces students to warehouse operations and logistics. Topics include warehousing, software information systems used in warehousing, and warehouse safety. The class will include hands-on activities in relation to logistics and warehousing. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 279 IMPORT/EXPORT MANAGEMENT (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

An overview of the practical aspects of import/export procedures with an emphasis on small- to medium-sized companies. The complete international trading transactions will be covered, including sourcing, financing, freight forwarding, payment methods, international commercial terms, and documentation. Transfer credit: CSU.

:BUS. 284 PURCHASING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Introduction to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management; its authority, responsibility, and expectations. Emphasis on understanding the purchasing and supply processes, organizational concepts, policy, price and value analysis, and effects of purchasing functions on a company’s profit or loss. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 285 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: BCM. 200 or equivalent.

:Introduction to inventory and materials management. Topics include inventory and materials management: types of inventory, forecasting and market analysis, types of demand systems, inventory changes, single order quantities, in-process and just-in-time inventory, distribution inventory systems, inventory control, valuation and measurement, simulation, and aggregate inventory control. The course will include hands-on activities in relation to inventory management. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 286 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Introduction to basic transportation concepts and the relevance of transportation in our economy. Characteristics of each mode of transportation including rail, highway, carrier pricing, pipelines, air and water will be discussed and evaluated. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 290 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING STRATEGY (1.5)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent.

Examination of how a clear, well-defined marketing strategy influences every aspect of a business and helps it gain competitive advantage. Topics include buyer behavior, segmentation, targeting, positioning, differentiation, and other tools crucial to business success. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 291 MARKETING TACTICS (1.5)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours. Prerequisite: BUS. 290. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent.

Introduction to current marketing tactics used to attract and retain customers. Topics include product ideas and product lifecycles, setting prices, choosing distribution channels, tools of marketing promotion, and business tactics in a global age. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 292 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING PROMOTIONS (1.5)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours. Prerequisite: BUS. 290. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent.

Introduction to the methods of marketing promotion and how companies use them to communicate with target customers and audiences. Topics include advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, public relations, and personal selling. Students learn how to prepare a unified, high-impact promotional campaign about a company or product. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 293 INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGIES (1.5)

A minimum of 24 lecture hours. Prerequisite: BUS. 290. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent.

An introduction to Internet marketing strategies. Explanation of the steps to integrate the Internet into the overall business plan of a small company and how to plan an effective business website. Topics include Internet technologies, developing an e-commerce strategy, what to consider before designing a website, and what to expect from going online. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 296 NEW ECONOMY MARKETING (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Overview of marketing trends in the new economy that includes: social media, branding new economy businesses, social responsibility and sustainability as marketing initiatives, small business “guerrilla” marketing, customer relationship marketing, demographics and psychographics and targeting as a strategy for localized marketing. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 297 BUSINESS PLANNING FOR SUCCESS (2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.

Conceive, develop and present a business plan that supports an entrepreneurial or small business idea. Work along side other students as you learn about and implement a successful business plan. This capstone event to E-ship courses will culminate in a competition with other student?s business plans. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 352 INTRODUCTION TO INSURANCE (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 16 lecture hours.

An introduction to the modern property/casualty insurance system, including insurance products and services distribution, insurance company departments, reinsurance, large property and high liability values/limits, civil laws, tort, contract, basic commercial and personal ISO insurance contracts, and risk management. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 353 PROPERTY & LIABILITY INSURANCE PRINCIPLES (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent, and BUS. 352.

A comprehensive study of property and liability insurance divided into three segments: 1) insurance fundamentals, types of insurers, insurance institutions, insurance regulation, and financial performance measurement; 2) insurance operations, marketing, underwriting, and claims; and 3) insurance contracts, loss exposure, and risk management. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 400 BUSINESS ENGLISH (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

A comprehensive review of English as used by employers. Business-oriented materials are used; areas covered include grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling and vocabulary. Designed for anyone who must communicate in writing in a business environment. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 401 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent.

Development of writing and communication skills for a variety of business situations. Students develop current business communication technology skills including writing, presenting, and delivering information. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation-graphics software to create and deliver professional-level oral reports. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 443 LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES (1-3)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours plus 24 lab hours by arrangement per unit. Prerequisites: BCM. 212 or 214 and BUS. 400 or equivalent skills. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Intensive training in procedures applicable to secretarial duties in law offices. Emphasis on legal terminology, legal documents and correspondence, dictation, and transcription. Also listed as LEGL 443. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 445 LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: BCM. 212 or 214, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Introduction to the fundamentals of law office administration, personnel management, and accounting operations. Designed to familiarize legal paraprofessionals (legal secretaries, paralegals and law office clerks) with the practical inner workings of a law office, including an understanding of law office fundamentals. Law office management goes beyond analyzing mere productivity and includes being sensitive to ethical concerns and providing quality legal services to clients. Also listed as LEGL 445. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 476 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 24 lab hours by arrangement/semester.

An introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of medical office procedures. Students will learn how to manage patients in emergency situations; receive, register and schedule patients; organize and sustain medical records; medical billing; health insurance; business operations; human resource functions; and financial management. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 485 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed to give students a basic background in medical terminology as used by medical transcriptionists, court reporters, law related occupations, and allied health occupations. The prefixes, roots, and suffixes of commonly used medical words are presented. Proper names of anatomical structures and their relationship to each other are covered by body system. Also listed as HSCI 484. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 486 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours plus 32 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in BUS. 485/HSCI 484; ability to type 50 net wpm. Recommended: ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Intensive training in medical transcription that includes doctor-dictated history and physicals, surgical reports, operative procedures, x-ray, pathology, and nuclear medicine reports. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 487 MEDICAL TRANSCRIBER INTERNSHIP (1-4)

Minimum of 51 hours per unit. Prerequisites: BUS. 485 and 486, or equivalent.

On-the-job training in a hospital or medical office in transcribing actual doctor dictation from cassettes. Individual conferences with instructor. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 489 MEDICAL CODING ICD-9 (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 24 lab hours by arrangement/semester.

A course covering ICD-9 coding, a national classification of coding that encompasses diseases, ailments, injuries and disorders for all the major and minor body systems. This course includes, but is not limited to, hospital inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care coding emphasizing specific and correct procedures to accurately achieve maximum reimbursement. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 491 MEDICAL CODING CPT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 24 lab hours by arrangement/semester.

A course covering CPT coding, a national classification of coding that encompasses evaluation management, surgical, and primary care procedures performed in a medical office. The course includes, but is not limited to, hospital inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care coding emphasizing specific and correct procedures to accurately achieve maximum reimbursement with the coordination of ICD-9 codes. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 499 COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL BILLING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 48 lab hours by arrangement/semester.

An integrated, computerized approach to develop knowledge and skills for accurate processing of medical billing and information management for a medical office. Topics include: data entry, billing/collection procedures, processing patient and insurance information, scheduling appointments, processing insurance claims, report generation, and composing and editing medical documents. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN BUSINESS (.5 or 1 or 1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours for each .5 unit.

This course is designed to develop specific skills that are utilized in business settings. The course will focus on one specific topic; for example, a specific software package, telephone techniques, time management, human relations skills, small business management, etc. Transfer credit: CSU.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERIES (1.0)

This course is intended for students new to international business and/or interested in exploring opportunities in international business. Course will cover the various decision-making levels to become an entrepreneur and includes the development of a business plan, choosing marketing strategies, financing options, creating a profitable business, differences between starting a regular business and starting an international business, legal and cultural issues, selling goods/services, international logistics, and getting paid. Emphasis will be on trade opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. Orientation meeting on Saturday, June 19, from 9:00 – 10:00 am in Room 6202 – attendance required. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 665SD YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1.5) Introduction and exposure to entrepreneurship and small business management. Students will learn the traits of successful entrepreneurs and how to create a business from the ground up, including the components of a business plan, securing financing, and basic marketing. A core component of the course will be site visits to local small businesses and interaction with small business owners. Students will leave the course with a solid understanding of how a business is created, the roles and responsibilities at various levels of management/employment, and the next steps necessary to further their education. Transfer: CSU.
FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING Basic understanding of importing into and exporting out of the United States. Designed to provide an awareness of the many regulations, laws, processes, and principles involved in global trade from the perspective of the United States. Transfer credit: CSU.
BUS. 665SF CHINESE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – LANGUAGE APPLICATION, CULTURE AND BUSINESS ETIQUETTE (1.5) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester. Provides practical aspects of real world Chinese business application, business etiquette and Chinese culture. Students will learn the essential elements of working in and doing business with contemporary China. Students will also gain insights into today's Chinese negotiation styles and expectations. The course will engage students in communicative, integrated and interactive activities. Students will benefit greatly from this crash course in preparation for ventures in China. Transfer credit: CSU.
BUS. 665SH PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A basic orientation course in personal financial planning designed to develop an understanding of the role of personal finances as an aid in developing healthy financial habits. An exploration of the practical aspects of financial planning principles and theories with an emphasis on how to apply these principles in your own life. Topics include areas such as: budgeting, credit, debt, saving, entrepreneurial empowerment, financial management, the stockmarket,social responsibility and insurance. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 670 BUSINESS WORK EXPERIENCE (1-4)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Three to four meetings with instructor and 75 to 300 hours/semester on-the-job. Prerequisite: Employment in a college approved job directly related to the student’s BCM. major.

Students receive on-the-job training in an office environment under the primary supervision of a business employer. Course should be taken within the last two semesters of student’s certificate or AS program completion. For a detailed description of Vocational Cooperative Education, see the Cooperative Education section of this Catalog. For further information about Computer Applications & Office Technology majors, please contact your counselor or the coordinator of the BCM. Program. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 680SE WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS Introduce students to warehouse operations and logistics. The theory and mechanics of materials management from purchase to distribution will be covered. Topics include researching, ordering, transporting, warehosing, inventorying, processing and distributing. Transfer: CSU.
BUS. 680SF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PROFESSIONALS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Designed to provide students with an understanding of the use of social media in today’s business environment. Topics include the various uses of social media within different departments, the establishment of social media profiles on leading networks, advertising, measurement, the use of 3rd party tools, and ethics. Transfer credit: CSU.

BUS. 880SB OSHA 10 (GENERAL INDUSTRY) (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Mininum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

he OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

BUS. 880SC SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.

An understanding of the use of social media in today’s business environment. Topics include the various uses of social media within different departments; the establishment of social media profiles on leading networks; advertising and measurement.(Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

BUS. 880SD EFFECTIVE MARKETING TECHNIQUES FOR THE NEW ECONOMY (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

Overview of marketing trends in the new economy that includes: social media, branding yourself, understanding SWOT, USPs, Mission/Vision and learn how storytelling through your bio and blogging can lead to building a brand. Students will practice presentations skills. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

BUS. 880SE GETTING STARTED IN BUSINESS (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

Designed to assist in starting a new business or growing a current business. Topics include: broad business environments and structures, regulations and tax implications, entrepreneurial opportunities, business financing and business ethics. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

BUS. 880SF DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

Learn how to develop a well written business plan. Designed to assist students with the design, development and creation of this important tool. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

BUS. 880SG DEVELOPING TOOLS TO CREATE A MARKETING PLAN (.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.

Learn about marketing and advertising tools, including the Internet, and get ready to start your own business. Topics include identifying your target customers and positioning your company for success. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

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