Course Descriptions

Business Administration(Banking & Finance), AAS

ACC 130 Managerial Accounting 3 Cr Hrs

Studies management tools for business decision making, including the evaluation of financial condition and performance of business. Emphasis is given to the process of formulating and utilizing sound accounting data to evaluate alternatives involved in managerial decision-making necessary for planning, executing and controlling a business enterprise. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” or better in ACC 170 Principles of Accounting II.

ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the students develop a basic understanding of accounting theory, concepts and procedures. It will provide a foundation for further study for the student seeking a career in accounting or business administration or for the student entering into the occupational field. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” or better in ACC 105 Fundamentals of Accounting or consent from the dean

ACC 170 Principles of Accounting II 3 Cr Hrs

This course is a continuation of ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I. It is a study of corporations which includes organization and operations; stockholders’ equity, earnings and dividends; long term assets and liabilities, investments, income tax and their effort on business decisions; and assessing a company’s financial performance.  Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” or better in ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I

BAF 103 Finance  3 Cr Hrs

This course provides an introduction to financial markets, institutions and management in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the financial markets in which funds are traded, the financial institutions participating in facilitating the trade of such funds and the financial principles and concepts behind sound financial management. Topics include financial systems of the United States, business financial management and financing other sectors of the economy. Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of “C” or better in ACC105 Fundamentals of Accounting and ECO105 Principles of Macroeconomics

BAF 105 Introduction to US Financial System 3 Cr Hrs

This course emphasizes the relevance of monetary instruments, intermediaries and the role of the central banks as they impact local, state, national and international economics. Topics include history and evolution of financial institutions; monetary instruments and flow; and central banking, operation and policies.

BAF 121 Introduction to Bank Management 3 Cr Hrs

Emphasizes the relevance of banks and the economy, bank regulations and policy, bank organizational structure, bank management, the financial institutions’ environment, bank deregulation, and asset/liability management. Prerequisite: BAF103 Finance, BAF105 Introduction to US Financial System

BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 Cr Hrs

A study of various types of business organizations and the relationships of business to government and management to labor. Management’s perspective of production, marketing, personnel, finance and transportation is a constant consideration.

BUS 125 Business Law 3 Cr Hrs

A basic introductory law course covering the legal and social environment within which business operates, including the structure, processes and procedures of the American legal system. A substantial portion of the course is devoted to contracts.

BUS 130 Personal Finance 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed for non-business majors as well as for business majors. The course is concerned with efficient management of money as a primary requirement for successful personal life. Aids individuals in establishing and maintaining credit, using a budget, safeguarding and investing savings and arranging personal insurance.

BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 Cr Hrs

Explores the basic management functions of planning and controlling pertaining to the type of business for which students are preparing to work. The basic management theories, functions and aspects of various types of business are studied.

CED 115 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to determine skill set prior to enrolling in this course.

ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

This course explores the fundamental aspects of the United States economy including growth, fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment, inflation, national debt, money and the Federal Reserve System. National and international policy topics are discussed.

ECO 110 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

Attention is given to the methods of producing the goods and services that the economy provides. The following areas are explored: supply, demand, pricing, scarcity, business firms, business anti-trust and public interest, incomes, wages and salaries, income distribution, taxes and tax reform.

ENG 101 Composition I 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. PrerequisiteEBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PHL 110 Ethics 3 Cr Hrs

A practical approach to recognizing, understanding and solving ethical problems confronting individuals in today’s society. Basic concepts of applied ethical theories in moral philosophy and reasoning are examined using criticalthinking and responsible decision-making skills.

 

PHS 110 Physical Science 5 Cr Hrs

A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy utilizing the scientific method.

PSS 100 Six Sigma Yellow Belt 1 Cr Hr

Six Sigma Yellow Belt training introduces the fundamentals of Six Sigma to individual process owners and operators who can then act as team members on Six Sigma projects.  Not only do these Yellow Belts gain the skills necessary to identify, monitor and control profit-eating practices in their own processes, but they are also prepared to feed that information to Green Belts and Black Belts working on larger system projects. 

PSS 101 Six Sigma Green Belt Methods 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to help the adult learner understand Six Sigma concepts and be able to apply their knowledge to a real problem.  It also addresses the challenges of change management and data management.

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence of human social behavior. Sociology studies the processes and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

SPH 101 Public Speaking 3 Cr Hrs

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula.