Business Administration - AAS

 

West Burlington campus and/or online (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
ADM-162 OFFICE PROCEDURES 3
BUS-102 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
CSC-110 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
ENG-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3
MAT-712 BUSINESS MATH 3
WBL-155 JOB SHADOWING: BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING, AND MANAGEMENT 1
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
Take 1 of 3 courses:
ADM-103 OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 2
BUS-124 BUSINESS INNOVATION 3
PEC-101 INTRODUCTION TO COACHING 3
Take 1 of 3 courses:
ADM-117 KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3
BUS-130 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
PEC-120 BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 1
Take 1 of 3 courses:
BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
PRL-284 LEGAL ETHICS 2
PEC-116 ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN GROWTH 2
Take 1 of 3 courses:
ADM-181 RECORDS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT 3
BUS-185 BUSINESS LAW I 3
PET-105 BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING 3
TOTAL 14-18
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
ADM-188 PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT 3
SMM-108 SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT 3
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
Option 1: Take ACC-131 or BUS-135 and BUS-138 Option 2: Take ADM-186 and ADM-198 Option 3: Take SPT-101 and SPT-107 Option 4: Take ADM-120 or MKT-140, or ACC-142:
ACC-131 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 4
BUS-135 MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE 3
BUS-138 SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING 3
ADM-186 LEGAL DOCUMENTS 2
ADM-198 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY 2
SPT-101 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT 3
SPT-107 SPORT PROMOTION AND MARKETING 3
Take 1 of 3 courses:
ADM-120 ADVANCED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3
MKT-140 PRINCIPLES OF SELLING 3
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
TOTAL 16-18
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
Option 1: Take ADM-172 and ADM-297 together Option 2: ACC-142 or ACC-146 Option 3: ADM-180 or BUS-142 Option 4: LGL-173 or SPT-102:
ADM-172 REMOTE OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3
ADM-297 CERTIFICATION PREPARATION 1
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACC-146 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
Take 1 of 4 courses:
ADM-180 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT 3
BUS-141 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP 3
LGL-173 LEGAL ASSISTANT LITIGATION 3
SPT-102 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT 3
Take 1 of 3 courses:
ADM-230 INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS 3
BUS-150 E-COMMERCE 3
SPT-109 SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT 3
Take 1 of 3 courses:
BCA-152 COMPREHENSIVE SPREADSHEETS 3
BUS-131 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 3
SPT-108 SPORT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION 3
BUS-290 and BUS-932 or MGT-170:
BUS-290 EMPLOYMENT SEARCH/WORKPLACE SUCCESS 1
BUS-932 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP 3
MGT-170 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
TOTAL 15-17

ADM-162 - OFFICE PROCEDURES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an understanding of the concepts, skills, procedures, and professional image needed for employment in an office environment. Introductory topics include operational and supervisory functions, telephone and teleconference procedures, scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting and event planning, mail and shipping procedures, and ethics and professionalism. Students use problem solving techniques and decision making experiences in a team environment.

BUS-102 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An overview of contemporary business principles touching on all the major functional areas of business and trends that are shaping today's business environment. Understanding the fundamental pillars of the business environment -- globalization, technology, and ethics -- is a crucial component in this course.

CSC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an introduction to computer concepts. The student will use the Windows operating system, presentation software, electronic spreadsheet software, database management software and word processing software. Microcomputer hardware and software as well as the processing concepts associated with each will be discussed. The course will also include information on file management, the Internet, virus protection, and e-mail basics as applicable to the academic world as well as the business environment. Lab time outside class is required to complete projects.

ENG-131 - BUSINESS ENGLISH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course teaches the fundamentals of written communication with focus on the elements of effectively written business documents. The emphasis is on the development of writing skills through a) exercises in grammar, mechanics, usage, and spelling and b) application of these skills in a variety of written business documents. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement or a minimum grade of C- in ENG-013. No waivers.

MAT-712 - BUSINESS MATH

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides a study of math fundamentals and their application to business situations. Topics covered include banking procedures, payroll and taxes, weights and measurements, fractions and percentages, commissions, discounts, mark-ups/mark-downs, borrowing and interest, and insurance copays and deductibles. Microsoft Excel and traditional methods will be used to make common business decisions.

WBL-155 - JOB SHADOWING: BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING, AND MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 0.5

Lab: 1

Credit: 1

Students in this course will explore the fields of Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces in this employment sector to learn about specific jobs, professional requirements, and develop a basic knowledge of an organization's structure and values.

HUM-287 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

SPC-101 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Explores communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal relationships, the workplace, small groups, and public speaking. Emphasis on the application and practice of communication theories and skills, particularly public speaking.

ADM-103 - OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course provides in-depth and practical use of calendaring/scheduling systems, voice recognition software, advanced email functions, and the Internet as a research tool. Common office technology including video conferencing, projection, copiers, faxing, scanning, transcription, 10-key calculating, and multi-line phone systems will be presented and practiced in multiple settings.

BUS-124 - BUSINESS INNOVATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to help students get in touch with the innovative business mindset required for success in the 21st century. Students learn to be contributors, catalysts, and thinkers within the innovation process. They develop skills as individuals and the team skills needed to collaborate, using available creative resources to leverage ideas and concepts throughout the innovation process.

PEC-101 - INTRODUCTION TO COACHING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Introduction to Coaching consists of a four-part course that includes coaching theory, sports medicine, sports psychology, and sports physiology. It leads to coaching authorization for the State of Iowa as a junior high or senior high coach.

ADM-117 - KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A fundamental course in developing keyboarding skills for business and personal use. Students use Microsoft Word to learn proper formatting of office letters and memos, business and academic reports, tables, newsletters, flyers and graphics. Proper keyboarding technique, accuracy and speed building are emphasized.

BUS-130 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations.  Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

PEC-120 - BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

An introduction to the physiological processes and anatomical features of the human body which are related to and affected by physical activity and training. This is one of the four courses leading to the coaching and authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity.

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

PRL-284 - LEGAL ETHICS

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course covers legal ethics with an emphasis on how the rules affect legal administrative assistants. Students learn about the regulation of the legal profession, including the rules of conduct that govern both attorneys and legal administrative assistants. Topics include the meaning and importance of the unauthorized practice of law, the attorney-client privilege and its related work product doctrine, confidentiality, the rules governing conflicts of interest, and other topics relative to ethics in law. Prerequisites: ADM-198, ADM-162.

PEC-116 - ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN GROWTH

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

A study of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial stages of development during middle childhood and adolescence and how these stages impact the coaching profession. This is one of the four courses leading to the coaching and authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education as a head coach or assistant coach of any interscholastic athletic activity.

ADM-181 - RECORDS AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This class emphasizes the principles and practices of effective records handling. Management of records is performed according to the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles of ARMA International. The record life cycle is covered including creation, storage, retrieval, maintenance, and disposition of both manual and computerized database systems.

BUS-185 - BUSINESS LAW I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

The legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments, as time permits.

PET-105 - BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course serves as an introduction to the profession of athletic training. Students will be instructed in basic skills and theories of the profession including: measurement of vital signs, taping, wrapping, and immobilization. Students will become familiar with the roles, functions, and professional preparation of an athletic trainer as well as the history of the profession and its governing structures.

ADM-188 - PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Using a project-based approach, this course is designed for business and management/marketing majors, entrepreneurs, administrative staff, and those that are organized, resourceful, and enjoy multitasking.  Project management, business/event promotion, and critical thinking skills will be developed.  Technology will be used to coordinate essential activities including travel and event logistics, budgeting, video conferencing, scheduling, and the creation of promotional materials.

SMM-108 - SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course explores the history of social networks and introduces students to social media for organizations. It provides students opportunities to implement the use of social media tools as part of a marketing strategy and work with social media analytic tools.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

ACC-131 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This first course covering the principles of accounting introduces the basic terms, concepts, and procedures of accounting. The course is intended for students who will major in accounting or have chosen a career which requires extensive use of accounting information. During the course, the focus will be on the completion of the accounting cycle, including the preparation of journal entries, posting to the ledger, and the preparation of adjusting entries, financial statements, and closing entries at the end of the accounting period. Special attention will also be given to special journals and subsidiary ledgers, the information needed to account formerchandising businesses, and the special accounting procedures related to cash, receivables, payables, and systems of control.

BUS-135 - MANAGING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides students with an introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation.  Students will examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and managerial functions such as promotions and sales planning, decision making, staffing, organizing and directing.  Students will develop an understanding of how financial systems, record keeping and risk management contribute to entrepreneurial success.

BUS-138 - SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Discussions and focus are on marketing applications. Students will participate in workshops and strategies sessions on entrepreneurial topics related to market research, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, marketing campaigns and budgets.

ADM-186 - LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This is a specialized course in which legal documents are studied. Emphasis is on creating and completing legal documents electronically. Transcription skills are refined with a concentration on legal documents. Legal terminology is applied throughout the course. Prerequisites: ADM-120.

ADM-198 - LEGAL TERMINOLOGY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course is a study of the basic terminology used in a legal office. Emphasis will be placed on legal terminology definitions and on a study of court cases that pertain to the topics being covered.

SPT-101 - INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

As an introduction to the field of sport management, this course examines various facets of sport management as they relate to the ever-changing and expanding sport industry. Topics such as basic principles of sport management, marketing, law, finance, and ethics will be introduced. This course will also explore career opportunities available in the field of sport management.

SPT-107 - SPORT PROMOTION AND MARKETING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course explores and examines general marketing principles while specifically studying marketing and promotion as it relates to the sport industry. Some of the topics included in this course are marketing research and strategy, branding, sponsorships, licensing, digital marketing, and social media. Prerequisites: SPT-101, SPT-102

ADM-120 - ADVANCED DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

Students use Microsoft Word to create office documents and apply advanced formatting and production techniques including mail merge, header/footer manipulation, report generation and custom formatting. Standard formats of advanced tables, agendas, minutes, itineraries, news releases, resumes and medical and legal documents are learned, and online collaboration is introduced. This class continues to emphasize proper keyboarding technique, accuracy and speed building.  Prerequisite: ADM-117.

MKT-140 - PRINCIPLES OF SELLING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Fundamental terminology, principles and techniques of direct and indirect selling as well as promotional methods. Emphasis on human behavior and the motivation, rewards, duties, and qualifications of a person in sales. This course is designed for an individual preparing for initial or improved employment.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

ADM-172 - REMOTE OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course practices concepts and skills needed for remote office management. The course will focus on the roles and responsibilities of both the remote employee and the remote manager. Topics learned include virtual meeting management, mobile communications, and time management. The technical aspects of the course includes the use of secure cloud storage, online collaboration, and production of ADA compliant documents and fillable forms.

ADM-297 - CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

Lab: 2

Credit: 1

Students will prepare for certification in Microsoft Office applications using online tutorials and practice designed to simulate the certification process. Certification exams will be offered as part of this class.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

ACC-146 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to managerial accounting and practice with emphasis on the sources and uses of data for decisions. Prerequisite: ACC-142.

ADM-180 - ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is a study of administrative management including organization, site location, office layout, environment, communication processes, job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, performance appraisal, and employer/employee relations. The concepts and practices in this course are designed for students interested in office management or employee supervision.

BUS-141 - SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on information, examples, forms and activities needed for a business startup and for development of a successful business operation. Topics include market research and assessment, naming a business, finding a location, determining asset needs and forecasting sales, identifying job tasks and determining human resource needs, and writing a business plan. Prerequisites: BUS-135, BUS-145.

LGL-173 - LEGAL ASSISTANT LITIGATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course prepares legal administrative assistant students to aid an attorney in litigation procedures. Students receive instruction regarding the detail necessary for trial preparation from the instant the dispute requires the services of an attorney.

SPT-102 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course exposes students to an extensive array of contemporary issues relevant to the sport industry. Current global, national, and regional issues will be explored that will challenge students' traditional way of thinking about sport and recreation, as well as foster an innovative approach to the management and delivery of sport.

ADM-230 - INTEGRATED OFFICE PROJECTS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course is designed to enhance and reinforce software skills through project-based activities by extensive use of integrating applications. Students complete projects that represent what is required in an actual business environment. This class will develop teamwork, creativity, decision making and critical thinking skills as will be experienced in the office setting. Software used includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and the Internet. Continued emphasis on proper keyboarding technique, accuracy and speed building. Prerequisites: ADM-120.

BUS-150 - E-COMMERCE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of electronic commerce as a market where commercial activities are conducted. It will focus on business concepts and how to apply technology in order to be successful. Topics include market trends, globalizing a company, vendor solutions, storefronts, advertising, resource requirements, and operational issues of launching a commercial presence in today’s global electronic marketplace.

SPT-109 - SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course explores issues of safety and risk management as they apply to all levels of sports. Because it is the ultimate responsibility of coaches and administrators to reduce the risks of participation for athletes involved, this course will cover topics such as facilities management, equipment, traveling, athletic training, and supervision. Prerequisites: SPT-101, SPT-102

BCA-152 - COMPREHENSIVE SPREADSHEETS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course covers concepts of spreadsheets and their applications to business. Introductory topics include spreadsheet creation, data manipulation, file sharing and protection, formatting, use of functions and formulas, and charts. Advanced topics will include creating macros, filtering, importing and exporting data, and numerical and trend analysis. Application to business situations will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CSC-110

BUS-131 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course emphasizes organizational development and human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations.  Leadership development, management styles and decision making strategies are stressed.

SPT-108 - SPORT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

In this course, students will gain a understanding of the practical demands and risks of preparing an athletic arena or recreational facility for an event. In addition to facilities, the course will also examine topics such as transportation, accommodations, and security. Special emphasis will be placed on junior college athletic events.  Prerequisites: SPT-101, SPT-102

BUS-290 - EMPLOYMENT SEARCH/WORKPLACE SUCCESS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

A discussion of field experience problems and study of new occupational information will be presented. An internship paper covering the experience will be submitted. Corequisite: BUS-932.

BUS-932 - BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

OJT: 12

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide the Administrative Professional student with practical experience in a business office prior to completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree.  The internship is an extension of the curriculum and provides meaningful experience related to the student's area of interest.  The student is overseen by the program coordinator and by an appointed supervisor at the internship worksite.  Corequisites:  BUS-290 and ADM-235.

MGT-170 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an overview of the principles involved in human resources management including strategy, legal environment, EEO, and job analysis and job design. Also covered are acquiring human resources, training and developing employees, compensation issues, and labor relations.

Trisha Hopper - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5212

Email: thopper@scciowa.edu
AA, Carl Sandburg College
BA, Western Illinois University

Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5199

Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa

Renee Smith - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5194

Email: rsmith1@scciowa.edu
AA & AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
MBA, Grand Canyon University

Stephani Smith - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5217

Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University

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