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A wide range of office technology courses is offered through the Business Skills Center. Course syllabus and requirements are explained when students come into the lab at their convenience. Students work at their own pace, with the assistance of an instructor, and choose the days and hours that are convenient for them. Students may enroll in any course up until the last official withdrawal date and, upon completion of their objectives, will be awarded units and may leave the program. One or more courses may be taken during the same semester.

Most course material is offered in half-unit or one-unit modules. Each one unit of credit is designed to require 51 hours of lab plus homework.

BUSC 108 INDIVIDUALIZED COMPUTER AND TYPING SKILLS

.5-1 unit • P/NP • otal hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

BUSC 108 is for students who want to strengthen or add to their previous typing skills. Instructors work with students to assign a program of study and meet with students regularly to monitor progress on assignments.

  • Advisories: BUSC 109 or basic typing skills
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 109 KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS

1 unit • P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

Students develop efficient use of computer keyboard through mastery of touch system of alphanumeric typewriter keys and ten-key calculator number pad. Work is done on a computer. Not recommended for students with typing knowledge. Also offered online.

  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 117A BUSINESS MACHINE CALCULATIONS I

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Twenty-five and one-half hours lab by arrangement

In this introductory course, students learn the ten-key keyboard by touch (without looking at the keys) with speed and accuracy.

  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 117B BUSINESS MACHINE CALCULATIONS II

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Twenty-five and one-half hours lab by arrangement

This course is a continuation of BUSC 117A. Students apply ten-key calculator skills learned in BUSC 117A to solving common business problems on an electronic ten-key calculator. Application exercises deal with the solution of common business and accounting problems.

  • Advisories: BUSC 117A; MATH 351

BUSC 126A GOOGLE DRIVE: INTRODUCTION TO WORD PROCESSING

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Twenty-five and one-half hours lab by arrangement

In this introductory course, students use the beginning functions of cloud-based business applications Google Drive and Google Documents. Also offered online.

BUSC 126B GOOGLE DRIVE: INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Twenty-five and one-half hours lab by arrangement

In this introductory course, students use beginning functions of cloud based business application Google Drive and are introduced to spreadsheet concepts with Google Spreadsheet. May also be offered online.

BUSC 140 MICROSOFT WORD 2013: WORD FOR WINDOWS I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

In this introductory course, students use beginning functions of Microsoft Word for Windows. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 109 or basic keyboarding skills; eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 141 MICROSOFT WORD 2013: WORD FOR WINDOWS II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

This course is a continuation of the introductory course BUSC 140 (formerly BUSC100B). Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 140 (or BUSC 100A) or basic MS Word skills; eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155

BUSC 142 MICROSOFT WORD 2013: WORD FOR WINDOWS III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

This course is a continuation of BUSC 141 (formerly BUSC 100C). Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 141 (or BUSC 100B) or basic MS Word skills; eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155

BUSC 143 MICROSOFT WORD 2013: ADVANCED WORD FOR WINDOWS

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

Students learn advanced features of Microsoft Word for Windows. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 142 (or BUSC 100C) or basic MS Word skills; eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155

BUSC 150 MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013: INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

In this introductory course students learn beginning electronic spreadsheet functions of Microsoft Excel. Emphasis is placed on creating a worksheet, formatting data, and entering basic formulas. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 151 MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013: INTRODUCTION TO SPREADSHEETS II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

This course is a continuation of BUSC 150 (formerly BUSC 119A). It covers electronic spreadsheet functions of Microsoft Excel. Emphasis is placed on working with formulas, multiple-sheet workbooks, formatting techniques, page setup, use of images, charting, and printing techniques. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 150 (or BUSC 119A) or basic spreadsheet preparation skills; eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110 and 155

BUSC 155 QUICKBOOKS 2013

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

Students are provided introductory hands-on training in QuickBooks in a simulated office. QuickBooks is an accounting software program that is used to organize and manage the finances of a small business. The emphasis is on small business financial skills such as invoicing, payroll, inventory, payment processing, and creating reports, graphs, lists, and forms. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 160 MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: INTRODUCTION TO PRESENTATION MANAGEMENT

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

This course offers introductory hands-on training in Microsoft PowerPoint, the most common presentation management software. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 170 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Twenty-five and one-half hours lab by arrangement

Students are introduced to the use of Microsoft Windows. Self-paced exercises are used to teach basic Windows skills, including how to manage accounts, files and folders. The course gives the students a good foundation in computer basics for academic, employment, and home use. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

BUSC 180 BUSINESS DESKTOP PUBLISHING

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Total hours: Fifty-one hours lab by arrangement

Focus is placed on development of proficiency in creating, keying, and formatting text and images using desktop publishing software, with access to graphics libraries, scanners, and a digital camera. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: BUSC 109 or BUSC 170