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Business and Computer Technology Curriculum Guide and Course Descriptions

(Secondary and Post-secondary Programs)

Core Requirements Contact Hrs. Credit Hrs.
BCTC-111 Word Processing I 85 3
  or    
COMP-162 Computer Concepts & Applications   3
BCTC-113 Business Procedures I 135 5
BCTC-119 Word Processing II 105 4
BCTC-123 Business Procedures II 135 5
BCTC-141 Presentation Software I 85 3
BCTC-143 Business Procedures III 135 5
BCTC-150 Presentation Software II 105 4
BCTC-173 Business Procedures IV 135 5
Total   920 34

 

Pick an Area of Specialization

Administrative Assistant Option Contact Hrs. Credit Hrs.
BCTC-160 Spreadsheet Applications I 85 3
BCTC-175 Spreadsheet Applications II 105 4
BCTC-215 Database Management I 85 3
BCTC-226 Database Management II 105 4
Total   380 14

 

OR

Business Graphics Specialist Option Contact Hrs. Credit Hrs.
BCTC-251 Desktop Publishing I 85 3
BCTC-252 Desktop Publishing II 105 4
BCTC-275 Document Layout & Design 90 3
BCTC-184 Basic Web Page Design 100 4
Total   380 14
       
    Contact Hrs. Credit Hrs.
BCTC-207 On-the-Job Training 0-150 Up to 3
Total   1300-1450 48-51

 

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students completing a technical program may desire to seek the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.  In addition to completing a technical program, this degree also requires the completion of 18 hours in general education.  Complete degree requirements are available at this link.

Description of Courses 


BCTC-111. Word Processing I. 3 Hours. This course is designed to provide students with an orientation to word processing concepts including hands-on applications and skill development. Students will use Microsoft Word as the primary course software for exploration in word processing. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in Word Specialist.

BCTC-113. Business Procedures I. 5 Hours. This course covers competencies in Administrative Assistant I and Business Document Production. This world demands that the administrative professional have not only technology skills but also a broad range of human relation skills (including verbal and written communication) and critical-thinking skills. Due to the ever-changing nature of our world, the administrative professional must also commit to continual learning. By using and learning from the broad range of activities presented in this course, you will be better equipped to meet the demands of that world.

BCTC-119. Word Processing II. 4 hours. An advanced course including mail-merge features in word processing (merging documents, sorting, and selecting data), importing/exporting documents, advanced macros and XML. The use of templates, styles, tables, columns, and other beyond-the-basic word processing features will also be covered. Students will use Microsoft Word as the primary course software for exploration in word processing. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in Word Expert.

BCTC-123. Business Procedures II. 5 Hours. This course introduces a variety of units to provide the student with critical thinking skills in the area of accessing and managing information, and the transfer of learned concepts. A variety of units will be covered, including Business Mathematics and Computer Literacy.

BCTC-141.  Presentation Software I. 3 Hours (85 Contact Hours). This course covers the creation of professional quality slide presentations. Students will create computer based slide presentations, transparencies, 35mm slides, audience handouts, and speaker notes. Use of templates, pictures, charts, sound & video will also be included. Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint as the primary course software for exploration in word processing. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in PowerPoint.

BCTC-143. Business Procedures III. 5 Hours. This world demands that the administrative professional have not only technology skills but also a broad range of human relation skills (including verbal and written communication) and critical-thinking skills. Due to the ever-changing nature of our world, the administrative
professional must also commit to continual learning. By using and learning from the broad range of activities
presented in this course, you will be better equipped to meet the demands of that world. Getting and keeping a job requires the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in many different situations. This course will help prepare you to meet these communication necessities through business communications. Business English will provide the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively in the business world. As a continuation to the foundations of developing sentences and paragraphs, students will learn the appropriate approach to capture the message necessary for effective communication.

BCTC-145. Accounting for Small Business (Practice Simulation). 3 Hours. This course reinforces skills learned in Introduction to Computerized Accounting Software. Students will develop and maintain a simple set of books to strengthen learning.

BCTC-150.  Presentation Software II. 4 Hours (105 Contact Hours). This course covers the creation of professional quality slide presentations. Students will create advanced computer based slide presentations, transparencies, 35mm slides, audience handouts, and speaker notes. Use of templates, pictures, charts, sound & video will also be included. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in PowerPoint.

BCTC-160. Spreadsheet Applications I. 3 Hours. This course covers beginning software training in the utilization of Microsoft Excel for integrating activities that are experienced in the workplace. Students will prepare for testing at the beginning level of certification in Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel.

BCTC-173. Business Procedures IV. 5 Hours. This course will prepare students to use appropriate and successful strategies for seeking and obtaining employment. Students will identify their personality type, interests, skills and values; define goals for their lives; and match themselves to career and educational goals and plans. Participants will plan a job search, create a resume, write a cover letter, build a professional profile, write a letter of application, and prepare for and practice a job interview. Students will explore workplace ethics, cultural differences, and social behaviors in business settings.

BCTC-175. Spreadsheet Applications II. 4 Hours. This course covers expert level software training in the utilization of Microsoft Excel for integrating activities that are experienced in the workplace. Students will prepare for testing at the advanced level of certification in Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel.

BCTC-184. Basic Web Page Design. 4 Hours. This is an introductory course in Web Page Design. The course will provide students with a strong understanding of web design principles in the planning, building and maintaining of web pages and a web site. Students will design and create web pages using web page editing/publishing software and create and edit graphic images for web pages using image editing software. Upon completion of course, students should be able to apply principles of good web page design and style. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

BCTC-207. On-the-Job Training (OJT or OJT Equivalent). Up to 4 Hours. Students demonstrating excellent attendance, attitude and mastery of core curriculum competencies may be considered for on-the-job training experience. Through the cooperation of local businesses, students are given the opportunity to apply the skills required for their future career. Class attendance is also required.

BCTC-215. Database Management I. 3 Hours. This course is designed to provide students with an orientation to database concepts including hands-on applications and skill development. Students will use Microsoft Access as the primary course software for exploration in database production. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certified in Access Specialist.

BCTC-220. Medical Machine Transcriptions. 3 Hours. This course prepares a student to become a transcriptionist in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other health facilities. Through 60 prerecorded  exercises students become familiar with the following areas of medical transcription: history and physical reports, radiology, operations, pathology, discharge summaries and autopsies. Prerequisite: Medical  Terminology I.

BCTC-226.  Database Management II. 4 Hours (105 Contact Hours). This course is designed to provide students with hands-on applications and skill development in database concepts. As a continuation, the advanced features of Access will be addressed so students will gain knowledge of how to best use the advanced features helping to build databases that can support a business well into the future. Features such as customizing forms, pivot tables, pivot charts, indexes, and security levels, encrypting, and importing data from other software as well. Students will use Microsoft Access as the primary course software for exploration in database production. Course will prepare students for testing to become Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certified in Access Expert.

BCTC-230. Medical Office Procedures. 6 Hours This course introduces students to Insurance Forms Preparation, ICD-9/CPT-4 Coding and completion of Medical Office Simulations.

BCTC-251. Desktop Publishing Software I. 3 Hours. This course will expose students to a comprehensive
understanding of Adobe Photoshop.Students will develop creative projects through concise instructions, and complete coverage of basic to advanced Photoshop skills to help students create dynamic Photoshop art.

BCTC-252. Desktop Publishing Software II. 4 Hours. This course will expose students to a comprehensive
understanding of Adobe Photoshop. Students will develop creative projects through concise instructions, and complete coverage of advanced Photoshop skills to help students create dynamic Photoshop art.

BCTC-275. Document Layout & Design. 3 Hours. This course is an introduction to computer applications and systems that are used in the production of printed media. A variety of software packages will be used to produce professional quality documents. Students will learn to analyze, critique and improve graphic design and layout to communicate a message. Prerequisite: Computer applications I.

COMP-162. Computer Concepts and Applications. 3 Hours. This course provides an introduction to computer concepts and terminology, information technology, and software applications used in business and industry. Included are word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation management.

CONT-120. Business/Computer Applications. Up to 4 Hours. In this course students receive hands on experience and will learn relevant software and computer applications. This is a short course focused on
current Business/Computer software applications.