Business Administration - Business Office Management Pathway: Office Professional Diploma

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
ADM-103 OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 2
ADM-117 KEYBOARDING AND DOCUMENT PRODUCTION 3
ADM-181 RECORDS AND DATABASE MANAGMENT 3
HUM-287 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 3
PRL-284 LEGAL ETHICS 2
SPC-101 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
TOTAL 16

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.

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.

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.

ADM-181 - RECORDS AND DATABASE MANAGMENT

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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