Course Descriptions

Business Administration(Operations Management & Supervision), 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

BIO 100 Biology Review 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to help the students increase their knowledge concerning basic biological concepts.  It is not intended to replace BIO110 Principles of Biology.  Recommended for students planning to take BIO150 Human Anatomy & Physiology or BIO160 Microbiology but has not had a recent life science course, or students wishing to prepare for BIO110 Principles of Biology.  This course is graded on a pass/fail scale. CHM110 Chemistry is recommended but not required.

BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3 Cr Hrs

Studies 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 200 Principles of Management 3 Cr Hrs

Explores the basic management functions of planning and controlling that pertain to the type of business for which student is preparing to work on a career basis. 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.

CHM 110 General Chemistry 5 Cr Hrs

An introduction to chemistry that includes the study of matter, atoms, molecules, chemical arithmetic, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, organic chemistry and laboratory experimentation. Prerequisite:  EBS 115 Pre-Algebra or a higher level math course with a minimum grade of “C”  or better, completed within the past five years, or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr Hrs

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

 

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.

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. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

LEN 100 Lean for Operations 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the concepts and practices of Lean Manufacturing as applied in industry today.  Students begin with a discussion of Lean Manufacturing’s place in the overall process of continuous improvement.  Students will then move on to learning to apply basic elements of lean, lean system design, lean tools and measurement methods to industry based scenarios.

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

OPM 105 Operations Management for Organizational Success 3 Cr Hrs

Operations Management introduces and applies the components of the continuous improvement philosophy and process to the operations of organizations.  The study of dynamic management involvement and the use of continuous evaluation tools are reviewed and applied.  These include applied management techniques and statistical measures of business processes.

OPM 110 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3 Cr Hrs

Supply Chain Management introduces the building blocks of Supply Chain Strategy and the relationship with SC corporate strategy. Defines the elements of Supply Chain Management, including the importance of collaboration and partnering in a competitive business environment.

OPM 115 Introduction to Project Management 3 Cr Hrs

This course focuses on a holistic approach to project management.  The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling projects—for example, product development, construction, information systems, new businesses, and special events.  The course includes major topics of Strategy, Priorities, Organization, Project Tools, and Leadership.  Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and tools.  Project management is becoming more important in today’s world.  Mastery of key tools and concepts could give you a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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 111 Interpersonal Communication 3 Cr Hrs

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities, interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication.