Business Administration - AAS

West Burlington campus and online (Keokuk campus offer 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: Job Shadowing: Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management 1-2
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
HUM-287 Leadership Development Studies 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
See Student Success Advocate for specific pathway requirements.:
ADM-103 Office Technology 2
ADM-117 Keyboarding and Document Production 3
ADM-181 Records and Database Management 3
BUS-124 Business Innovation 3
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUS-180 Business Ethics 3
BUS-185 Business Law I 3
PEC-101 Introduction to Coaching 3
PEC-116 Athletic Development and Human Growth 2
PEC-120 Body Structure and Function 1
PET-105 Basic Athletic Training 3
PRL-284 Legal Ethics 2
TOTAL 15-18
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
See Student Success Advocate for specific pathway requirements.:
ACC-131 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC-142 Financial Accounting 3
ADM-120 Advanced Document Production 3
ADM-186 Legal Documents 2
ADM-198 Legal Terminology 2
BUS-135 Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture 3
BUS-138 Small Business Marketing 3
MKT-140 Principles of Selling 3
SPT-101 Introduction to Sport Management 3
SPT-107 Sport Promotion and Marketing 3
TOTAL 16-18
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
This includes all classes. See Student Success Advocate for specific pathway requirements.:
ACC-142 Financial Accounting 3
ACC-146 Managerial Accounting 3
ADM-172 Remote Office Management 3
ADM-180 Administrative Management 3
ADM-230 Integrated Office Projects 3
ADM-297 Certification Preparation 1
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets 3
BUS-131 Small Business Management Strategies 3
BUS-141 Small Business Start-up 3
BUS-150 E-Commerce 3
BUS-290 Employment Search/Workplace Success 1
BUS-932 Business Internship 3
LGL-173 Legal Assistant Litigation 3
MGT-170 Human Resource Management 3
SPT-102 Contemporary Issues in Sport 3
SPT-108 Sport Program Administration 3
SPT-109 Safety and Risk 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 of 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. Prerequisite: Meet minimum placement test score requirements 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: Job Shadowing: Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management

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.

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 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-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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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-162 and ADM-198.

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 for merchandising businesses, and the special accounting procedures related to cash, receivables, payables and systems of control.

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-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.

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. Prerequisite: 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.

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.

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.

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 and SPT-102.

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

This course is designed as a broad, yet practical course in managerial accounting procedures. After preliminary consideration of the three cost elements of raw materials, labor and factory overhead, the costing concept will be applied to both job-order and process costing. Though the course will focus upon the procedures needed for manufacturers, consideration will also be given to service and merchandising entities. Finally, these procedures will be utilized for managerial decision making through Cost-Volume-Profit analysis, standard costing, analysis of variances and budget analysis. Prerequisite: ACC-131 or ACC-142.

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-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.

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. Prerequisite: ADM-120.

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.

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.

BUS-141 - Small Business Start-up

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. Prerequisite: BUS-135.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, and SPT-102.

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 and SPT-102.

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

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

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