Business Technology (BTE)

BTE 100 | Computer Keyboarding I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 1

Designed for students who have minimal or no keyboarding skills. Introduces the touch method of keyboarding, as well as the basic operation and functions of the equipment. Emphasizes learning the alphanumeric keyboard, proper technique, and speed control.

BTE 102 | Keyboarding Applications I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Designed for students with minimal keyboarding skills. Introduces letters, tables, memos, and manuscripts. Emphasizes speed and accuracy.

Prerequisite: BTE 100 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission (keyboarding skills of 20 wpm)

BTE 103 | Keyboarding Applications ll

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Reinforces basic keyboarding formats and procedures. Productivity and decision-making skills are exercised. Emphasizes speed and accuracy.

Prerequisite: BTE 102 with a grade of C or better (keyboarding skills of 30 wpm)

BTE 108 | Ten-Key by Touch

Lecture/Lab Credit: 1

Introduces touch control of the ten-key pad. Emphasizes the development of speed and accuracy using proper technique.

BTE 111 | Keyboarding Speedbuilding I

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Designed to increse speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding on the PC through the use of correct techniques and concentrated effort.

Prerequisite: BTE 100 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

BTE 112 | Keyboarding Speedbuilding II

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Continues the skill building sets from BTE 111. This course is designed to further increase speed and improve accuracy in keyboarding on the PC through the use of correct techniques and concentrated effort.

Prerequisite: BTE 111 with a grade of C or better, or instructor permission

BTE 117 | Legal Terminology and Procedures

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Introduces legal terminology and its proper usage in legal documents, legal instruments, and legal correspondence. Emphasis will be placed on definition of legal terms and expressions, correct spelling of terms, correct pronunciation, proper usage in a legal context, and legal procedures. The student will gain a basic understanding of the various areas of the law and career opportunities.

BTE 120 | Introduction to Business Practices

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Examines business practices in the workplace.

BTE 125 | Records Management

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Instructs on how records are created, stored, and retrieved. Covers the basic filing rules - classifying, indexing, coding, storing, and retrieving as applied to basic methods - alphabetic, chronological, subject, numeric, and geographic. Emphasizes `hands-on` records management through the use of simulations, which includes manual and/or computer software.

BTE 156 | Business Mathematics with Calculators

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Covers basic business mathematics using the touch system on electronic calculators to solve business problems.

Prerequisite: Math assessment score of 30 (EA) or better and Reading assessment score of 40 or better, or equivalent Math, English, and Writing assessment score placements

BTE 187 | Cooperative Education/Internship

Internship Credit: 2

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to their educational program and occupational objectives. Students are placed at approved work sites that are related to their program of study. They work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor/coordinator.

Prerequisite: Chair permission

BTE 225 | Office Management

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Emphasis is placed on functions of the office. Includes office organization, work in the office, office layout, equipment and supplies, procurement and control, work flow, forms design, record storage and retrieval systems, personnel administration and problems, and government control.

BTE 257 | Managing Office Technology

Lecture/Lab Credit: 3

Utilizes modern technological software applications to research, explore, and report on current concepts of the cooperative computing environment and how office productivity is affected by modern technology.

BTE 287 | Cooperative Education/Internship

Internship Credit: 3

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to their educational program and occupational objectives. Students are placed at approved work sites that are related to their program of study. They work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor/coordinator.

Prerequisite: Chair permission

Note: This class will be offered in the Fall semester only.