Business Office Specialist

course

BUSINESS OFFICE SPECIALIST

This program is designed to provide students with the basic foundation for entry-level positions in the field of business. The program consists of a hands-on approach to the most widely used business computer applications. Microsoft Office software programs are presented in a clear and concise format which enhances learning and accelerates training. The student is introduced to Keyboarding to develop speed and accuracy. It is followed by Word Processing, Electronic Spreadsheets, and Electronic Presentation Design. The Principles of Accounting and Computerized Accounting courses provide an added skill for entry-level positions in the field.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Total Number of Quarter Credit Hours 41
Total Number of Clock Hours 610
Total Number of Quarters / Weeks / Months 3 / 30 / 7
Credential awarded Diploma

100%

Completion rate

75%

Job Placement rate

Course CodeCourse DescriptionClock HoursCredit Hours
ACC001Principles of Accounting I504
ACC 002 Principles of Accounting II603.5
CPT 032 Word Processing603.5
CPT 033Electronic Spreadsheets503
CPT 038Electronic Presentation Design503
CPT 041 Computerized Accounting I403
CPT 042 Computerized Accounting II 503
CPT 046 Advance Office Tools 805
ENC 1201Business English 403
GEB 1001 Introduction to Business 403
MAT 001 Business Math403
SLS1401Career and Professional Development504

*The courses shown above may not be offered in the same order in which they are listed.
**Quarter Credit hour conversion 10 Lecture hours=1 credit / 20 Lab hours=1 credit

This course is an introduction to the field of Accounting. Students will learn to analyze and summarize a company’s financial transactions, to translate accounting information into meaningful terms used by a company’s management for business decisions, and to understand the systems identified as accounting. Emphasis is made on basic accounting procedures such as recording transactions, creating T-accounts, trial balances, and financial statements.

This course is a continuation of Principles of Accounting I. Students will learn how to record, classify, and summarize in terms of money the transactions and events of financial character and subsequently to interpret the results thereof. Further emphasis is placed on adjustment entries and closing entries to complete the accounting cycle. Prerequisite: ACC 001

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features and commands of the most popular commercial Word Processing software. Students will learn how to create, format, edit, merge and print documents using basic capabilities of Word Processing software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features, and commands of the most popular commercial Electronic Spreadsheets software. Students will learn to create, format, edit, link and print spreadsheets using basic capabilities of Electronic Spreadsheets software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to one of the most popular Electronic Presentation software. Students will acquire the necessary skills to create professional presentations to convey ideas to others. Topics include, but are not limited to, establish the design of a presentation; display desired information on slides, display slides using an electronic slide show as well as editing the slides. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to the field of Computerized Accounting. Students will learn to work with electronic applications to perform similar transactions to those covered in “Principles of Accounting.” using the latest commercial accounting software. The knowledge acquired to operate this software helps a company’s management provide financial information that guides the effective business decisions. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is a continuation of Computerized Accounting I. Students will learn to work with an expanded version of the electronic applications learned in Computerized Accounting I. The course adds substance to the basics by training students with tasks that are crucial to keeping an accounting system up to date and ready to present reliable financial information to management. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required.
Laboratory is required.
Prerequisite: CPT 041

This course is a continuation of CPT 032 and CPT 033. Students will be introduced to more advanced concepts of both software programs. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. Laboratory is required. Prerequisite: CPT 032 AND CPT 033

This course is an introduction to the field of Business English. Students will learn the basic grammar structures to be able to convey information and ideas in clear, comprehensive language, as well as interpret and utilize the information communicated by others. In addition, this course will provide students with practice in business correspondence, including letters, memos and emails.

This course is an introduction to the field of Business Management. Students will learn how to design the formal structure of an organization, to communicate effectively in the workplace, and to apply technology in the process of managing information. From legal business structures to market analysis, from official documentation and procedures to time management the students are exposed to the many aspects of business management.

This course is designed to review basic math principles and its application in business. Students will use simple mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculation of percents, ratios proportions and other operations in order to be able to conduct business transactions.

This course is designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the current job market. This preparation will be accomplished by helping students improve their communication skills in a business environment, their resume writing skills as well as their job searching and job interviewing techniques.

Request more Information