Courses in Business

ACCT 1100: Financial Accounting I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACCT 1105: Financial Accounting II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : ACCT 1100
Corequisite : None
Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACCT 1110: Managerial Accounting

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ACCT 1105
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the interpretation of data by management in planning and controlling business activities. Topics include Managerial Accounting Concepts, Manufacturing Accounting using a Job Order Cost System, Manufacturing Accounting using a Process Cost System, Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume-Profit, Budgeting and Standard Cost Accounting, Flexible Budgets, Standard Costs and Variances, and Capital Investment Analysis and Budgeting. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

ACCT 1115: Computerized Accounting

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ACCT 1100, COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms. Topics include: company creation (service and merchandising), chart of accounts, customers transactions, vendors transactions, banking activities, merchandise inventory, employees and payroll, and financial reports. Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical application.

ACCT 1120: Spreadsheet Applications

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course covers the knowledge and skills to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and collaborating and securing data.

ACCT 1125: Individual Tax Accounting

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Provides instruction for the preparation of individual federal income tax returns. Topics include: taxable income, income adjustments, schedules, standard deductions, itemized deductions, exemptions, tax credits, and tax calculations.

ACCT 1130: Payroll Accounting

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ACCT 1100
Corequisite : None
Provides an understanding of the laws that affect a company's payroll structure and practical application skills in maintaining payroll records. Topics include: payroll tax laws, payroll tax forms, payroll and personnel records, computing wages and salaries, taxes affecting employees and employers, and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions.

ALHS 1010: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a study of medical terminology and the basic study of structure and function of the human body. It provides an overview of the functions of each body system and the medical terminology associated with each system. This course is intended for students in non-medical programs and is designed to provide medical terminology and basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

ALHS 1011: Structure and Function of the Human Body

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

ALHS 1090: Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

APBT 2100: Applied Business Technology Field Experience/Internship

Credit Hours: 12
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces one or all of the following in an actual job placement or practicum experience: business skills; organization and/or product knowledge; job safety, security, and discipline; and employability skills. Topics include application of business skills; application of organization and/or product knowledge; application of safety and security within the job setting; use of proper interpersonal skills; and professional development.

APBT 2101: Applied Business Technology Field Experience/Internship I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces one or all of the following in an actual job placement or practicum experience: business skills; organization and/or product knowledge; job safety, security, and discipline; and employability skills. Topics include application of business skills; application of organization and/or product knowledge; application of safety and security within the job setting; use of proper interpersonal skills; and professional development.

APBT 2102: Applied Business Technology Field Experience/Internship II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces one or all of the following in an actual job placement or practicum experience: business skills; organization and/or product knowledge; job safety, security, and discipline; and employability skills. Topics include application of business skills; application of organization and/or product knowledge; application of safety and security within the job setting; use of proper interpersonal skills; and professional development.

APBT 2103: Applied Business Technology Field Experience/Internship III

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces one or all of the following in an actual job placement or practicum experience: business skills; organization and/or product knowledge; job safety, security, and discipline; and employability skills. Topics include application of business skills; application of organization and/or product knowledge; application of safety and security within the job setting; use of proper interpersonal skills; and professional development.

APBT 2104: Applied Business Technology Field Experience/Internship IV

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces one or all of the following in an actual job placement or practicum experience: business skills; organization and/or product knowledge; job safety, security, and discipline; and employability skills. Topics include application of business skills; application of organization and/or product knowledge; application of safety and security within the job setting; use of proper interpersonal skills; and professional development.

ARTS 1101: Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : ENGL 1101
Explores the visual arts and the relationship to human needs and aspirations. Students investigate the value of art, themes in art, the elements and principles of composition, and the materials and processes used for artistic expression. Well-known works of visual art are explored. The course encourages student interest in the visual arts beyond the classroom.

BAFN 1100: Introduction to Banking and Finance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the history, documents, and operational functions of the banking industry.

BAFN 1105: Bank Business and Information Systems

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MATH 1011 (diploma) OR MATH 1111 (degree)
Corequisite : None
The course emphasizes basic calculator functions with problem solving, types of banking equipment, teller skills and duties and procedures for bank reconciliations.

BAFN 1110: Money and Banking

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
The course emphasizes the relevance of monetary instruments, financial intermediaries, and the central banks as they impact local, state, national, and international economics. Topics include: the history and evolution of financial institutions, monetary instruments and flow; and central banking, operations, and policies.

BAFN 1115: Personal Financial Planning

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides knowledge and applications in the management of personal and consumer finance. Topics include: record keeping, budgeting, credit principles, investment principles, and forecasting.

BAFN 1300: Internship

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BAFN 1110, ENGL 1010
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the application and reinforcement of banking and finance and employability principles in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into banking and finances applications on the job. The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, required weekly seminars, and required practiced or on-the-job training.

BAFN 2200: Finance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ACCT 1100
Corequisite : None
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 finance management, and financing other sectors of the economy.

BAFN 2205: Real Estate Finance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the relevance of land value, legal titles, legal descriptions, types of real estate finance, the leverage of real estate, the bank funding requirement, mortgage amortizations, financial theory, and real estate markets.

BAFN 2210: Contemporary Bank Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BAFN 1100, BAFN 1110, BAFN 1115, BAFN 2215
Corequisite : None
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.

BAFN 2215: Investments

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BAFN 1115
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the fundamentals concepts of personal investment planning, personal investments, the various financial investments available for use, and their relative applicability. Emphasis is placed on developing a full understanding of the types of investments available to individuals, how these investments can be used and how to evaluate their performance. Topics include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, retirement plans and investment advisors.

BIOL 1111: Biology I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : BIOL 1111L
Provides an introduction to basic biological concepts with a focus on living cells. Topics include chemical principles related to cells, cell structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology.

BIOL 1111L: Biology Lab I

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : BIOL 1111
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include chemical principles related to cells, cell structure and function, energy and metabolism, cell division, protein synthesis, genetics, and biotechnology.

BUSN 1015: Introduction to Medical Insurance

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : ALHS 1090
Corequisite : ALHS 1011
This course is designed to increase efficiency and streamline administrative procedures for insurance coding and billing. Topics include documentation in the medical record, diagnostic code selections, types of insurance, Medicare compliance policies related to documentation and confidentiality, and HIPAA and other compliance regulations.

BUSN 1100: Introduction to Keyboarding

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include: computer hardware, computer software, file management, learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad, building speed and accuracy, and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 25 GWAM (gross words a minute) on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors.

BUSN 1190: Digital Technologies in Business

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms.

BUSN 1200: Machine Transcription

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : BUSN 1440, COMP 1000, ENGL 1010
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes transcribing mailable documents from dictation using word processing software. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, transcription techniques, productivity  and accuracy, proofreading, and language arts skills.

BUSN 1240: Office Procedures

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office. Topics include: office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, office equipment, workplace mail, records management, travel/meeting arrangements, electronic mail, and workplace documents.

BUSN 1300: Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces organization and management concepts of the business world and in the office environment. Topics include business in a global economy, starting and organizing a business, enterprise management, marketing strategies and financial management.

BUSN 1340: Customer Service Effectiveness

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course emphasizes the importance of customer service throughout all businesses. Topics include: customer service challenges and problem solving; strategies for successful customer service; effective communication and dealing with difficult customers; empowerment, motivation, and leadership; customer retention and satisfaction measurement; and excellence in customer service.

BUSN 1400: Word Processing

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.

BUSN 1410: Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and, collaborating and securing data.

BUSN 1420: Database Applications

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: database concepts, structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data and, managing and maintaining databases.

BUSN 1430: Desktop Publication and Presentation Applications

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use desktop publishing (DTP) software and presentation software to create business publications and presentations. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, presentation design, and practical applications.

BUSN 1440: Document Production

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COMP 1000, BUSN 1100 or ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors
Corequisite : None
Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

BUSN 2160: Electronic Mail Applications

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization via a personal information management program. Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels. Topics include: Internal and External Communication, Message Management, Calendar Management, Navigation, Contact and Task Management, and Security and Privacy.

BUSN 2170: Web Page Design

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : COMP 1000
Corequisite : None
This course provides instruction in the concepts necessary for individuals to create and manage professional quality web sites. Topics include: Web Site Creation, Web Page Development and Design, Hyper link Creation, Test, and Repair, Integration, Web Site Navigation, and Web Site Management.

BUSN 2190: Business Document Proofreading and Editing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1101
Corequisite : BUSN 1440
Emphasizes proper proofreading and editing for business documents. Topics include: applying proofreading techniques and proofreaders marks with business documents; proper content, clarity, and conciseness in business documents; and business document formatting.

BUSN 2200: Office Accounting

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces fundamental concepts of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor service business. Topics include: accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, journalizing and posting transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, cash control, and payroll concepts.

BUSN 2210: Applied Office Procedures

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BUSN 1240, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1440
Corequisite : BUSN 2200 or ACCT 1100 and BUSN 2190
This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in prior courses taken in the program. Topics include: communications skills, telecommunications skills, records management skills, office equipment/supplies, and integrated programs/applications. Serves as a capstone course.

BUSN 2240: Business Administration Assistant Internship I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval, may take concurrently with last semester courses
Corequisite : None
Provides student work experience in a professional environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUSN 2250: Business Administration Assistant Internship II

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval, may take concurrently with last semester courses
Corequisite : None
Provides student work experience in a professional environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

BUSN 2300: Medical Terminology

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical terms, and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy, treatment, surgery, and drugs. Topics include: word analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and semantics.

BUSN 2320: Medical Document Processing and Transcription

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : BUSN 1440, ENGL 1010, (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), and (ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011 or BUSN 2310)
Corequisite : None
Provides experience in medical machine transcription working with the most frequently used medical reports. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, and pronunciation.

BUSN 2330: Advanced Medical Document Processing and Transcription

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : BUSN 2320
Corequisite : None
Continues the development of speed and accuracy in the transcription of medical reports with emphasis on a variety of medical specialization. Topics include: equipment and supplies maintenance and usage, work area management, spelling, definitions, punctuation, processing/transcription speed and accuracy, resource utilization, pronunciation, and medical transcription work ethics.

BUSN 2340: Medical Administrative Procedures

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : BUSN 1440, COMP 1000, (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), and (ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011 or BUSN 2310)
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistant's role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents, and billing/collection.

BUSN 2370: Medical Office Billing, Coding, and Insurance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090), and (ALHS 1010 or ALHS 1011 or BUSN 2310)
Corequisite : None
Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and applications of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding of diagnostic statements and procedures for billing purposes. Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance. Topics include: International classification of diseases, code book formats; coding techniques; formats of the ICD and CPT manuals; health insurance; billing, reimbursement, and collections; and managed care.

BUSN 2380: Medical Administrative Assistant Internship I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Must be in last semester of program. With advisor approval, may take concurrently with last term courses.
Corequisite : None

Provides student work experience in a medical office environment. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills, work environment functions, and listening/following directions. Students will be under the supervision of the Business Administrative Technology program faculty and/or persons designated to coordinate work experience arrangements.

CHEM 1151: Survey of Inorganic Chemistry

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Corequisite : CHEM 1151L
Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurements and units, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

CHEM 1151L: Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Corequisite : CHEM 1151
Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics in CHEM 1151. The lab exercises for this course include units of measurements, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

CIST 1001: Computer Concepts

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.

CIST 1101: Working with Microsoft Windows

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Working with Microsoft Windows provides students with the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows software and the opportunity to develop basic computer skills. Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows, managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Windows applications, data transfer with Microsoft Windows, printing with Microsoft Windows, and customizing with Microsoft Windows.

CIST 1122: Hardware Installation & Maintenance

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.

CIST 1130: Operating Systems Concepts

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI This will include operating system fundamentals; installing, configuring, and upgrading operating systems; managing storage, file systems, hardware and system resources; troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance of operating systems; and networking.

CIST 1305: Program Design and Development

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays.

CIST 1401: Computer Networking Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.

CIST 1510: Web Development I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None

Explores the concepts of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, and HTML following the current standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for developing inter-linking web pages that include graphical elements, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and image maps.

CIST 1540: Web Animation I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
In this course, students will use scripting and the latest in industry standard or open source software to cover the creation and manipulation of images and animations. Topics include graphic types, organizational methods, drawing tools, beginning to complex object modeling and an introduction to scripting.

CIST 2130: Desktop Support Concepts

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course is designed to give an overview to Desktop Support Management.

CIST 2441: Network Home & Small Business

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Instructors are encouraged to facilitate field trips and outside-the-classroom learning experiences. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, and file and print sharing.

CIST 2451: Cisco Network Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basics of communication, converged networks, OSI and TCP/IP network models, Application layer protocols, services, and applications, Transport layer protocols and services, Network layer addressing and routing concepts, IPv4 and IPv6, calculating IPv4 subnets, Data Link layer and the encapsulation process, Physical layer components and data encoding, Ethernet and network protocol analysis, network cabling, and basic network configuration.

CIST 2510: Web Technologies

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
In Web Technologies, students will investigate one or more software packages that help automate Web content creation. Students will explore and utilize various features of software packages such as CSS, multimedia incorporation, scripting technologies, form creation, search functionality, advanced image techniques and database connectivity.

COMP 1000: Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : Provisional Admission
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

ECCE 1101: Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces concepts relating the responsibilities and procedures involved in a variety of early childhood care situations. Topics include historical perspectives; professionalism; guidance; developmentally appropriate practices; learning environment (including all children); cultural diversity; and licensing, accreditation, and credentialing.

ECCE 1103: Child Growth and Development

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the young child (prenatal through 12 years of age). The course provides for competency development in observing, recording, and interpreting growth and development stages in the young child; advancing physical and intellectual competence; supporting social and emotional development; and examining relationships between child development and positive guidance. Topics include developmental characteristics, prenatal through age 12, developmental guidance applications, observing and recording techniques, ages and stages of development, and introduction to children with special needs.

ECCE 1105: Health, Safety and Nutrition

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the theory, practices, and requirements for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment. Topics include CPR and first aid, health issues, safety issues, child abuse and neglect, and nutritional needs of children.

ECCE 1112: Curriculum and Assessment

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ECCE 1103
Provides student with an understanding of developmentally effective approaches to teaching, learning, observing, documenting and assessment strategies that promote positive development for young children. The course will enable the student to establish a learning environment appropriate for young children and to identify the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment in the development of curriculum for young children. Topics include observing, documenting, and assessing; learning environments; development of curriculum plans and materials; curriculum approaches; and instructional media.

ECCE 1113: Creative Activities for Child

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the concepts related to creativity in art,music, movement and creative drama, and facilitating children's creative expression across the curriculum. Topics include concepts of creativity and expression; theories of young children's creative development; facilitation of children's creative expression, media, methods and materials across the curriculum; appreciation of children's art processes and products; appreciation of children's creativity in music, movement and dance; appreciation of children's creative expression in play and creative drama; and art and music appreciation.

ECCE 2115: Language and Literacy

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ECCE 1103
Develops knowledge, skills, and abilities in supporting young children's literacy acquisition and development, birth through age twelve. Topics include developmental continuum of reading and writing, literacy acquisition birth to five years of age, literacy acquisition in kindergarten, literacy acquisition in early grades, and literacy acquisition in children who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

ECCE 2116: Math and Science

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ECCE 1103
Presents the process of introducing math and science concepts to young children. Includes planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and development of math and science materials, media and methods. Topics include inquiry approach to learning; cognitive stages and developmental processes in developing math and science concepts with children birth to five; cognitive stages and developmental processes in developing math and science concepts with children in kindergarten and primary grades; planning math and science activities; and development of math and science materials, media and methods.

ECCE 2201: Exceptionalities

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ECCE 1103
Corequisite : None
Provides for the development of knowledge and skills that will enable the student to understand individuals with special needs and appropriately guide their development. Special emphasis is placed on acquainting the student with programs and community resources that serve families with children with special needs. Topics include inclusion/least restrictive environment (LRE), physical and motor impairments, gifted/talented, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, communication disorders in speech and language, autism spectrum disorders, visual impairments, deaf and hard of hearing, health impairments, multiple disabilities, and community resources.

ECON 1101: Principles of Economics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a description and analysis of economic operations in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of economic concepts and policies as they apply to everyday life. Topics include basic economic principles; economic forces and indicators; capital and labor; price, competition, and monopoly; money and banking; government expenditures, federal and local; fluctuations in production, employment, and income; and United States economy in perspective

ECON 2105: Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a description and analysis of macroeconomic principles and policies. Topics include basic economic principles, macroeconomic concepts, equilibrium in the goods and money markets, macroeconomic equilibrium and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies.

ECON 2106: Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides an analysis of the ways in which consumers and business firms interact in a market economy. Topics include basic economic principles, consumer choice, behavior of profit maximizing firms, modeling of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition.

EMPL 1000: Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

ENGL 1010: Fundamentals of English I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

ENGL 1101: Composition and Rhetoric

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)
Corequisite : None
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

ENGL 2130: American Literature

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.

HIST 1111: World History I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the study of intellectual, cultural, scientific, political, and social contributions of the civilizations of the world and the evolution of these civilizations during the period from the prehistoric era to early modern times. Topics include the Prehistoric Era the Ancient Near East, Ancient India, Ancient China, Ancient Rome, Ancient Africa, Islam, the Americas, Japan, Ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

HIST 1112: World History II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the study of the intellectual, cultural, scientific, political, and social contributions of the civilizations of the world and the evolution of these civilizations during the period from early modern times to the present. Topics include transitions to the Modern World, scientific revolution and the Enlightenment, political modernization, economic modernization, imperialism, and the Twentieth Century.

HIST 2111: U.S. History I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the study of U. S. History to 1877 to include the post-Civil War period. The course focuses on the period from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War to include geographical, intellectual, political, economic and cultural development of the American people. It includes the history of Georgia and its constitutional development. Topics include colonization and expansion; the Revolutionary Era; the New Nation; nationalism, sectionalism, and reform; the Era of Expansion; and crisis, Civil War, and reconstruction.

HIST 2112: U.S. History II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the study of the social, cultural, and political history of the United States from 1865 to the beginning of the twenty-first century and will equip the student to better understand the problems and challenges of the contemporary world in relation to events and trends in modern American history. The course also provides an overview of the history of Georgia and the development of its constitution. Topics include the Reconstruction Period; the great West, the new South, and the rise of the debtor; the Gilded Age; the progressive movement; the emergence of the U. S. in world affairs; the Roaring Twenties; the Great Depression; World War II; the Cold War and the 1950's; the 1960's and 1970's; and America since 1980.

HUMN 1101: Introduction to Humanities

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.

MAST 1120: Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission, BUSN 2300 or ALHS 1090
Corequisite : None
Provides fundamental information concerning common diseases and disorders of each body system. For each system, the disease or disorder is highlighted including: description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, management, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.

MATH 1011: Business Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.

MATH 1012: Foundations of Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH 1100: Quantitative Skills/Reasoning

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Placement Test Score or MATH 0090 AND Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.

MATH 1101: Mathematic Modeling

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Math Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.

MATH 1111: College Algebra

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Math Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

MATH 1112: College Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MATH 1111 with a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using trigonometric concepts. Topics include trigonometric functions, properties of trigonometric functions, vectors and triangles, inverse of trigonometric functions and graphing of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and complex numbers.

MATH 1113: Precalculus

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MATH 1111 with a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.

MGMT 1100: Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the Managers Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.

MGMT 1105: Organizational Behavior

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a general knowledge of the human relations aspects of the senior-subordinate workplace environment. Topics include: employee relations principles, problem solving and decision making, leadership techniques to develop employee morale, human values and attitudes, organizational communications, interpersonal communications, and employee conflict.

MGMT 1110: Employment Rules & Regulations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Develops a working knowledge of the laws of employment necessary for managers. Topics include: Employment Law, the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Discrimination Law, Selecting Applicants Under the Law, OSHA and Safety, Affirmative Action, At-Will Doctrine, Right to Privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and National Labor Relations Act.

MGMT 1115: Leadership

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
This course familiarizes the student with the principles and techniques of sound leadership practices. Topics include: Characteristics of Effective Leadership Styles, History of Leadership, Leadership Models, The Relationship of Power and Leadership, Team Leadership, The Role of Leadership in Effecting Change.

MGMT 1120: Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the functions of business in the market system. The student will gain an understanding of the numerous decisions that must be made by managers and owners of businesses. Topics include: the market system, the role of supply and demand, financial management, legal issues in business, employee relations, ethics, and marketing.

MGMT 1125: Business Ethics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides students with an overview of business ethics and ethical management practices with emphasis on the process of ethical decision-making and working through contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by business organizations, managers and employees. The course is intended to demonstrate to the students how ethics can be integrated into strategic business decisions and can be applied to their own careers. The course uses a case study approach to encourage the student in developing analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Topics include: An overview of business ethics; moral development and moral reasoning; personal values, rights, and responsibilities; frameworks for ethical decision-making in business; justice and economic distribution; corporations and social responsibility; corporate codes of ethics and effective ethics programs; business and society: consumers and the environment; ethical issues in the workplace; business ethics in a global and multicultural environment; business ethics in cyberspace; and business ethics and the rule of law.

MGMT 1135: Managerial Account & Finance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
The focus of this course is to acquire the skills and concepts necessary to use accounting information in managerial decision making. Course is designed for those who will use, not necessarily prepare, accounting information. Those applications include the use of information for short and long term planning, operational control, investment decisions, cost and pricing products and services. An overview of financial accounting and basic concepts of finance provides an overview of financial statement analysis.

MGMT 2115: Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is designed as an overview of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function and of the manager and supervisors role in managing the career cycle from organizational entry to exit. It acquaints the student with the authority, responsibility, functions, and problems of the human resource manager, with an emphasis on developing familiarity with the real world applications required of employers and managers who increasingly are in partnership with HRM generalists and specialists in their organizations. Topics include: strategic human resource management, contemporary issues in HRM: ethics, diversity and globalization; the human resource/supervisor partnership; human resource planning and productivity; job description analysis, development, and design: recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees; performance management and appraisal systems; employee training and development: disciplinary action and employee rights; employee compensation and benefits; labor relations and employment law; and technology applications in HRM.

MGMT 2120: Labor Management Relations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a student with an overview of the relationship of rank and file employees to management in business organizations. The nature of the workplace, the economic foundations of work organizations, and the history of the relationship between management and labor is examined. The course acquaints the student with the principles of developing positive relationships between management and labor within the context of the legal environment governing labor relations. Topics include: the nature of the American workplace; the economic history of business organizations, the historical roots of labor-management relations; adversarial and cooperative approaches to labor relations; the legal framework of labor relations; employee-employer rights; collective bargaining and union organizing processes; union and nonunion grievance procedures; international labor relations; and the future of labor-management relations in a changing economy. Case studies, readings, and role-plays are used to simulate workplace applications in labor relations.

MGMT 2125: Performance Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Develops an understanding of how fostering employer/employee relationships in the work setting improves work performance. Develops legal counseling and disciplinary techniques to use in various workplace situations. . Topics include: the definitions of coaching, counseling, and discipline; importance of the coaching relationship; implementation of an effective counseling strategy; techniques of effective discipline; and performance evaluation techniques.

MGMT 2130: Employee Training & Development

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Addresses the challenges of improving the performance and career potential of employees, while benefiting the student in their own preparation for success in the workplace. The focus is on both training and career and personal development. Shows the student how to recognize when training and development is needed and how to plan, design, and deliver an effective program of training for employees. Opportunities are provided for the student to develop their own career plans, assess their work-related skills, and practice a variety of skills desired by employers. Topics include: developing a philosophy of training; having systems approach to training and development; the context of training; conducting a needs analysis; critical success factors for employees: learning principles; designing and implementing training plans; conducting and evaluating training; human resource development and careers; personal career development planning; and applications in interpersonal relationships and communication.

MGMT 2135: Management Communication Techniques

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : COMP 1000
Emphasizes developing the full range of communication strategies required to become a successful manager and prepares managers for the skills required to communicate effectively in business today. Topics include: Organizational/Strategic Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Presentation Techniques, Presentation Technology & Applications, Team/Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, External Stakeholder Communication and Using Spreadsheet Applications for Business Problem Solving.

MGMT 2140: Retail Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Develops a working knowledge of managing a retail business from a variety of perspectives with an emphasis on store management. The emphasis is on contemporary issues in retailing, particularly the process of supervising customer service and dealing with the changing demographics of retailing. An application focus on the use of information technologies, the internet, and electronic retailing is intended to give the student hands-on experience in retail management. Topics include: strategic retail management; store, non-store, and nontraditional retailing; retail human resource management; developing a customer-focused service strategy; managing customer service; retail operations and financial management; merchandise management; buying and inventory management; global, cataloging, and electronic retail management, information technology applications in retailing.

MGMT 2145: Business Plan Development

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for a manager or entrepreneur to develop and implement a business plan. Topics include: business/community compatibility, introduction to cash flow and break even analysis, development of product/service idea, determination of market feasibility, determination of financial feasibility, development of marketing strategy, development of operations outline, and application of financial concepts.

MGMT 2150: Small Business Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the essentials of starting, managing, and growing a small business. Topics include: the role of the entrepreneur, pricing, advertising, financing, and layout of facilities, inventory control, staffing, purchasing, vendor selection, and relevant laws affecting small business.

MGMT 2205: Service Sector Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course focuses on supervision in the service sector with special emphasis on team building, quality management, and developing a customer focus. The challenge of providing world-class customer service is addressed through sections on principles of service industry supervision, career development, problem solving, stress management, and conflict resolution. Topics include: principles of service industry supervision, team building, customer service operations, TQM in a service environment, business software applications, communication in the service sector, introduction to information systems, selling principles and sales management, retail management, and legal issues in the service sector.

MGMT 2210: Project Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides a basic understanding of project management functions and processes. Topics include: team selection and management; project planning, definition and scheduling of tasks; resource negotiation, allocation, and leveling; project control, monitoring, and reporting; computer tools for project planning and scheduling; managing complex relationships between project team and other organizations; critical path methodology; and total quality management.

MGMT 2215: Team Project

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission and MGMT 1100
Corequisite : None
This course utilizes team methodologies to study the field of management. It encourages students to discuss their perception of management practices which have been studied during the management program. Topics include: current issues and problems in management and supervision and state-of-the-art management and leadership techniques. Students will be put into teams, will work on team projects to demonstrate their understanding of the competencies of this course, and will do peer evaluation. Potential team projects could include authoring a management book covering the competencies, videos, web sites, bulletin boards, and slide presentations amongst others.

MKTG 1100: Principles of Marketing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course emphasizes the trends and the dynamic forces that affect the marketing process and the coordination of the marketing functions. Topics include effective communication in a marketing environment, role of marketing, knowledge of marketing principles, marketing strategy, and marketing career paths.

MKTG 1130: Business Regulations and Compliance

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the study of contracts and other legal issues and obligations for businesses. Topics include: creation and evolution of laws, court decision processes, legal business structures, sales contracts, commercial papers, Uniform Commercial Code, and risk-bearing devices.

MKTG 1160: Professional Selling

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces professional selling skills and processes. Topics include: professional selling, product/sales knowledge, customer analysis/relations, selling process, sales presentations, and ethics of selling.

MKTG 1161: Service Industry Business Environment

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the learner to the service industry. Topics include: an introduction to the service industry business environment, an introduction to life-long learning, work ethic and positive behavior required for exceptional customer service, an introduction to customer relations, working together successfully on teams, and basic business principles.

MKTG 1162: Customer Contact Skills

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : MKTG 1161
This course provides students with skills necessary to communicate with customers and successfully manage that relationship in both telephone and face-to-face situations. Topics include: skills to effectively communicate with customers, developing rapport with customers, problem-solving in customer service, telephone skills, sales skills in the service environment, managing the difficult customer, and managing the multicultural customer. Computer-Based Training (CBT) is used to allow students to practice skills using simulated business situations.

MKTG 1163: Computer Skills for Customer Service

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : MKTG 1162
Corequisite : None
Provides students with the fundamentals of computer skills used in a customer service environment. Topics include: introduction to computer technology, introduction to the Windows environment, introduction to word processing, introduction to spreadsheets, introduction to databases and introduction to E-mail.

MKTG 1164: Business Skills for the Customer

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : MKTG 1163
Corequisite : None
Provides students with the fundamentals of basic business skills used in the customer service environment. Topics include: introduction to business correspondence, basic business calculations, change management, managing multiple tasks and priorities, and tolls for team problem-solving and service improvement.

MKTG 1165: Personal Effectiveness in Customer Service

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : MKTG 1164
Corequisite : None
Provides students with skills that will allow them to present a positive image to both co-workers and customers. Topics include: personal wellness and stress management, positive image, and job interview skills.

MKTG 1190: Integrated Marketing Communications

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the fundamental principles and practices associated with promotion and communication. Topics include: purposes of promotion and IMC, principles of promotion and Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), budgeting, regulations and controls, media evaluation and target market selection, integrated marketing plans, trends in promotion, and promotion and communication career paths.

MKTG 1210: Services Marketing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the marketing skills required in a service business. Topics include: foundation of services marketing, managing service delivery/encounters, services marketing strategy, and aligning strategy service design, and standards.

MKTG 1270: Visual Merchandising

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course focuses on the components of the visual merchandising of goods and services. Topics include: design and color principles, tools and materials of the trade, lighting and signs, installation of displays, store planning, safety, and related areas of visual merchandising and display.

MKTG 1370: Consumer Behavior

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course analyzes consumer behavior and applicable marketing strategies. Topics include: the nature of consumer behavior, influences on consumer behavior, consumer decision-making process, role of research in understanding consumer behavior, and marketing strategies.

MKTG 2000: International Marketing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MKTG 1100
Corequisite : None
This course introduces opportunities and international strategies employed in the global marketplace. Topics include: the environment of international marketing, analyze international marketing opportunities, international market entries, design an international marketing strategy, and career paths in international marketing.

MKTG 2010: Small Business Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course introduces competencies required in managing a small business. Topics include: nature of small business management, business management and organizational change, marketing strategies, employee relations, financial planning, and business assessment and growth.

MKTG 2030: Digital Publishing and Design

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission, COMP 1000
Corequisite : None

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use design and digital publishing software as well as design and create business publications, collaterals and digital presences. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics include: digital publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, web page design, and practical digital applications.

MKTG 2060: Marketing Channels

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the design and management of marketing channels. Topics include: role of marketing channels, channel design and planning, supply chain management, logistics, and managing marketing channels.

MKTG 2070: Buying and Merchandising

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Develops buying and merchandising skills required in retail or e-business. Topics include: principles of merchandising, inventory control, merchandise plan, assortment planning, buying merchandise, and pricing strategies.

MKTG 2090: Marketing Research

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MKTG 1100
Corequisite : None
This course conveys marketing research methodology. Topics include: role of marketing research, marketing research process, ethics in marketing research, research design, collection data analysis, reporting, application of marketing research, and marketing research career paths.

MKTG 2210: Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides an overview of the steps in establishing a business. A formal business will be created. Topics include planning, location analysis, financing, developing a business plan, and entrepreneurial ethics and social responsibility.

MKTG 2270: Retail Operations Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Instructor Approval or Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course emphasizes the planning, staffing, leading, organizing, and controlling management functions in a retail operation. Topics include: the retailing environment, retailing strategy, supply chain management, financial planning, financial strategies, employee relations, and career paths in retailing.

MKTG 2290: Marketing Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MKTG 1100
Corequisite : None
This course applies and reinforces marketing and employability skills in an actual job placement or practicum experience. Topics include: problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of marketing skills, and professional development.

MKTG 2300: Marketing Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MKTG 1100
Corequisite : None
This course reiterates the program outcomes for marketing management through the development of a marketing plan. Topics include: the marketing framework, the marketing plan, and preparing a marketing plan for a new product.

MKTG 2500: Exploring Social Media

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission, MKTG 1100
Corequisite : None
This course explores the environment and current trends of social media as it relates to marketing functions. Topics include: history of the internet and social media, social media dashboards, legal issues of social media, outsourcing vs. in-house administration, and the current social media ecosystem including applications in the following areas: communication, collaboration/authority building, multimedia, reviews and opinions, and entertainment.

MKTG 2550: Analyzing Social Media

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MKTG 1100
Corequisite : MKTG 2500
This course analyzes the application of social media to an integrated marketing communication plan. Topics include technical writing for social media, social media auditing, Social Media ROI, trend analysis, social media analytics, and Customer Experience Management(CEM).

MUSC 1101: Music Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : ENGL 1101
Explores the analysis of well-known works of music, their compositions, and the relationship to their periods. An introduction to locating, acquiring, and documenting information resources lays the foundation for research to include the creative and critical process, the themes of music, the formal elements of composition, and the placing of music in the historical context. Topics include historical and cultural development represented in musical arts.

PARA 1100: Introduction to Law and Ethics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the American legal system, the role of the lawyer and legal assistant within that system, and the ethical obligations imposed upon attorneys and legal assistants. Topics include: survey of American jurisprudence, code of professional responsibility and ethics overview, and introduction to areas of law and legal vocabulary.

PARA 1105: Legal Research and Legal Writing I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the process of locating statutory, judicial, administrative and secondary sources on both a state and federal level. The student will utilize both print and electronic research resources. Focuses on the application and reinforcement of basic writing skills, familiarizes the student with types of writing typically engaged in by lawyers and legal assistants, and prepares the student for legal writing tasks. The student learns to write business letters as well as advisory documents. Topics include: legal analysis and legal correspondence and composition.

PARA 1110: Legal Research and Legal Writing II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101, PARA 1100, PARA 1105
Corequisite : None
Builds on competencies acquired in PARA 1102 and continues the process of locating statutory, judicial, administrative and secondary sources on both a state and federal level. The student will conduct a wider range of research in both print and electronic research resources. Emphasis will be placed on preparation of legal documents. Criminal case documents will be examined, but most of the emphasis will be on civil matters. The student will be presented factual scenarios, and utilizing these facts, research and develop a case from intake to trial.

PARA 1115: Family Law

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the issues which may arise in family law cases and to the role of the paralegal in assisting the attorney in the development and presentation of such cases. Topics include: issues associated with client and witness interviews, marriage validity and dissolution, litigation support in family law matters, issues concerning children, special matters in family law, and attorney and paralegal ethical obligations.

PARA 1120: Real Estate Law

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of real property law as they pertain to common types of real estate transactions. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on practical skills such as document preparation and title examination. Topics include: real estate contracts, plat reading and legal descriptions, types and purposes of deeds, title searches, common real estate mortgages and documentation, real estate closing and closing statements, recordation statutes and requirements, and elements of the lease.

PARA 1125: Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of substantive criminal law and its procedural aspects with an emphasis on the constitutionally protected rights of the accused in the criminal justice system. Topics include: substantive criminal law and procedure and criminal litigation support.

PARA 1130: Civil Litigation

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Emphasizes competencies and concepts of civil litigation in both federal and state courts. Topics include: federal and state litigation; trial and pretrial proceedings; litigation ethics; and litigation documents, exhibits, investigations, and interviews.

PARA 1135: Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Administration

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Provides a general framework of the substantive theory of wills, trusts, and estates. Topics include: wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; probate of wills and administration of estates; document preparation for other probate proceedings; general jurisdiction of the probate court; terminology of wills and estate practice; client interviews; and document preparation.

PARA 1140: Tort Law

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of substantive tort law. Topics include: concepts of intentional torts, negligence and product liability; causation and liability concepts; damages and defenses; and special tort actions and immunities.

PARA 1145: Law Office Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to common forms of law practice. The student will be exposed to methods of billing and time-keeping, automation in the law office, the law office library, the appropriate role of support staff in the law office, and ethical concerns relevant to law office management.  Topics include: forms of law practice and insurance needs, support systems, support staff, and ethical responsibilities.

PARA 1150: Contracts, Commercial Law, and Business Organizations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PARA 1100
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of legal rules commonly applicable in commercial settings, to the basic concepts of substantive contract law and to the formulation and operation of sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations. Additionally, the course explores the basic concepts of agency law. Topics include Constitutional law and its impact on business, the essential elements of a contract and related legal principles and the Uniform Commercial Code, sole proprietorships, partnerships, professional associations and other business organizations, corporations and tax implications of different organizations.

PARA 1200: Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Relations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : PARA 1100
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the purpose and application of the Federal Bankruptcy Code and Rules, as well as applicable state law related to bankruptcy and debtor-creditor issues.  Topics include: the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, Bankruptcy Court procedures, the preparation of bankruptcy forms and documents, state law workouts and collection, and the role of the paralegal in a bankruptcy practice.

PARA 1205: Constitutional Law

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : PARA 1100
Corequisite : None
Explains the major legal principles and concepts of the U.S. Constitution including governmental powers and structure, and civil liberties. Additionally, this course includes an exploration of the history of the Constitution and case law interpreting it.

PARA 1210: Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : PARA 1100
Corequisite : None
Provide an overview of the legal issues involved in the delivery of healthcare and the issues relating to Elder Law.  Students will recognize the fundamentals of the healthcare treatment relationship, liability issues, patient care decisions and the human condition of sickness.  They will explore the complexities of heath care financing, health care access, governmental regulations and privacy issues.  Topics will also include access to care, informed consent, patient care decisions, the doctor-patient relationship, end-of-life decision making, legal problems of the elderly, law and mental health, AIDS and the law and the privatization of health care facilities.

PARA 1215: Administrative Law

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : PARA 1100
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of administrative law including the legislative process related to enabling the agency. The Administrative Procedure Act (federal and state) is covered. Topics also include agency discretion, due process, delegation, rule making, investigation, information collection, informal proceeding, hearings, and judicial review. Because paralegals are permitted to represent individuals in some agency proceedings (e.g., social security, unemployment, etc.), the students are introduced to the various aspects of such representation.

PARA 2205: Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1102
Corequisite : None
Continues to develop writing skills developed in PARA 1105 and 1110 focusing on legal memoranda preparation. Additionally, students enhance legal research skill. Course competencies include research methodology, legal memoranda preparation, and substantive law research.

PARA 2210: Paralegal Internship I

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Student must be in the last semester of the program. With advisor approval, the course maybe taken with last semester courses.
Corequisite : None
Focuses on the application and reinforcement of paralegal skills in an actual workplace environment, or at the discretion of the instructor, in a school practicum with simulated work experiences. Students are acquainted with occupational responsibilities through realistic work situations and are provided with insights into paralegal applications on the job. Topics include: problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of paralegal skills in a workplace setting, and professional development.

PARA 2215: Paralegal Internship II

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Student must be in the last semester of the program. With advisor approval, the course maybe taken with last semester courses.
Corequisite : None
This course continues the focus on the application and reinforcement of paralegal skills in an actual workplace environment, or at the discretion of the instructor, in a school practicum with simulated work experiences. Realistic work situations are used to provided students with insights into paralegal applications on the job. Topics include: problem solving, adaptability to the job setting, use of proper interpersonal skills, application of paralegal skills in a workplace setting, and professional development.

PHYS 1110: Conceptual Physics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111)
Corequisite : PHYS 1110L
Introduces some of the basic laws of physics. Topics include systems of units and conversion of units, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

PHYS 1110L: Conceptual Physics Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1101 or MATH 1111)
Corequisite : PHYS 1110
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

POLS 1101: American Government

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (ENGL 0090 or Test Score) AND (READ 0090 or Test Score)
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes study of government and politics in the United States. The focus of the course will provide an overview of the Constitutional foundations of the American political processes with a focus on government institutions and political procedures. The course will examine the constitutional framework, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, public opinion, the media, special interest groups, political parties, and the election process along with the three branches of government. In addition, this course will examine the processes of Georgia state government. Topics include foundations of government, political behavior, and governing institutions.

PSYC 1010: Basic Psychology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Provisional Admission
Corequisite : None
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.

PSYC 1101: Introductory Psychology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)
Corequisite : None
Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.

SOCI 1101: Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Explores the sociological analysis of society, its culture, and structure. Sociology is presented as a science with emphasis placed on its methodology and theoretical foundations. Topics include basic sociological concepts, socialization, social interaction and culture, social groups and institutions, deviance and social control, social stratification, social change, and marriage and family.

SPCH 1101: Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.