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Course Descriptions

ACC 211 -- Principles of Accounting I (4 credits)

Presents accounting principles/application to various businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting. Lecture 4 hours per week.

ACC 212 -- Principles of Accounting II (4 credits)

Emphasizes partnerships, corporations and the study of financial analysis. Includes and introduces cost/ managerial accounting concepts. Prerequisite: ACC 211. Lecture 4 hours per week.

AST 107 -- Editing/Proofreading Skills (3 credits)

Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 100 -- Introduction To Business (3 credits)

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 116 -- Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 165 -- Small Business Management (3 credits)

Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 200 -- Principles Of Management (3 credits)

Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 201 -- Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 205 -- Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, usage levels and methods, job descriptions, training methods and programs, and employee evaluation systems. Includes procedures for management of human resources and uses case studies and problems to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 216 -- Probability and Statistics for Business and Economics (3 credits)

Introduces methods of probability assessment and statistical inference. Includes data collection and presentation; descriptive statistics; basic probability concepts; discrete and continuous probability distributions; decision theory; sampling and estimation; and hypothesis testing. Emphasizes business and economic applications. Utilizes computer software as a tool for problem solving. Prerequisite: MTH 163. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 226 -- Computer Business Applications (3 credits)

Provides a practical application of software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management and presentation graphics. Includes the use of programs in accounting techniques, word processing, and management science application. Prerequisite: keyboarding competence. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

BUS 236 -- Communication in Management ( 3 credits)

Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 241 -- Business Law I ( 3 credits)

Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 265 -- Ethical Issues in Management ( 3 credits)

Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 290 -- Coordinated Internship In Business Management (1-5 credits)

Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/Practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

BUS 297 -- Cooperative Education In Business Management And Administration (1-5 credits)

Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms coordinated by the Business and Technologies division dean. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

CST 100 -- Principles of Public Speaking (3 credits)

Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on composition and delivery. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ECO 201 -- Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ENG 111 -- College Composition I-II (3 credits)

Develops writing ability for study, work, and other areas of writing based on experience, observation, research, and reading of selected literature. Guides students in learning writing as a process: understanding audience and purpose, exploring ideas and information, composing, revising, and editing. Supports writing by integrating,composing, revising, and editing, as well as by integrating experiences
in thinking, reading, listening, and speaking. Prerequisite for ENG 111: satisfactory score on appropriate English placement examination and 4 units of high school English; keyboarding skills are recommended. ENG 111 is a prerequisite for ENG 112. Lecture 3 hours per week.

FIN 215 -- Financial Management (3 credits)

Introduces basic financial management topics including statement analysis, working capital, capital budgeting, and long-term financing. Focuses on Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return techniques, lease vs. buy analysis, and Cost of Capital computations. Uses problems and cases to enhance skills in financial planning and decision making. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTK 100 -- Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses present-day problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of the marketing mix and market research, plus legal, social, ethical, and international considerations in marketing. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTK 110 -- Principles of Selling (3 credits)

Presents fundamental aspects of personal selling, sales, and selling methods. Emphasizes professional sales techniques and ethics. Examines organization necessary for a well-coordinated sales effort, including the training of sales personnel for maximum efficiency in selling and organization of the sales division within the business enterprise. Introduces sales management in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the total sales effort. This course is only ooffered in the fall semester. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MKT 228 -- Promotion (3 credits)

Presents an overview of promotion activities including advertising, visual merchandising, publicity and sales promotion. Focuses on coordinating these activities into an effective campaign to promote sales for a particular product, business, institution or industry. Emphasizes budgets, selecting media, and analyzing the effectiveness of the campaign. Lecture 3 hours per week. Students are strongly encouraged to complete MKT 100 prior to enrolling in this course.

MKT 285 -- Current Issues in Marketing (3 credits)

Serves as a capstone course for marketing majors. Provides an integrated perspective of current issues and practices in marketing. Explores contemporary issues and practices in a highly participatory classroom environment. This course is only offered in the spring semester. Lecture 3 hours per week. Students are strongly encouraged to complete MKT 100, MKT 110, MKT 228, MKT 229, MKT 275 and MKT 282 prior to enrolling in this course.

MTH 141 -- Business Mathematics I (3 credits)

Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 141 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.

SDV 100 -- College Success Skills (1 credit)

Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1 hour per week.

For programs that require one or more Social Science electives and Humanities/Fine Arts electives, student must choose from NRCC catalog on page 55.

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