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BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS 134/135
This course is designed to give students an economic understanding of the business world and the problems, which occur daily to both a consumer, and to the government. Setting goals, choosing a career, determining how time, money and energy will be spent, and the use of leisure time will be surveyed. The following units are covered: business organization and management, budgeting and credit, taxes, banking, and buying goods and services.

This course fulfills the consumer education graduation requirement if the student takes it for the full year and passes both semesters.

KEYBOARDING/FORMATTING I 134/135
Keyboarding/Formatting I is an orientation course designed to develop basic skills in keyboarding using the computer. Emphasis is placed on keyboarding technique, proofreading and correcting errors, speed, accuracy, formatting, preparing documents, and production of mailable copies that meet business standards. Students must pass the first semester to take the second semester. It is recommended that all business students take Keyboarding/Formatting I.

KEYBOARDING/FORMATTING 200/204/205
This one semester course is recommended for students desiring entry level keyboarding skills using the computer. Emphasis is placed on keyboarding technique, proofreading and correcting errors, speed and accuracy, formatting, and preparing documents. This course may be taken for non-weighted credit (200) if the student does not want the grade figured into his/her class rank. Articulated with LLCC Keyboarding COS 100/COS 101.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS I 205
Computer Applications I 205 is a semester course designed to help students develop beginning through advanced skills using the Windows operating system. The integrated software package Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is used. Students learn the skills needed to successfully compete in the global business world. Internet search techniques are taught allowing students to perform more precise search strategies when using the Internet for research. Projects using integrated software applications are an important part of this course. This course is articulated with Lincoln Land Community College course, Computer Systems and Business Applications CAS 121 and available for Dual Credit.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 234
Computer Applications I 234 is a yearlong course designed to help students develop beginning through advanced skills using the Windows operating system. The integrated software package Microsoft Office which includes Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is used. Students learn the skills needed to successfully compete in the global business world. Internet search techniques are taught allowing students to perform more precise search strategies when using the Internet for research. Projects using integrated software applications are an important part of this course.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS II 305
Prerequisite: Computer Technology and Software Applications I 205
This course is designed for students who wish to experience and gain knowledge in the area of desktop publishing, digital imaging, and multimedia. Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are used. Multimedia programs, digital cameras, video cameras, scanners and the Internet will be an integral part of the course. Skills acquired in the programs taught in Computer Technology and Software Applications I are used throughout this course. This course is articulated with Lincoln Land Community College's course Desktop Publishing CAS 224.

INTERNET AND WEB PAGE DESIGN 305
Prerequisite: Computer Technology and Software Applications I 205
Internet and Web Page Design is a semester course that will introduce concepts of designing and publishing pages for the World Wide Web. Students will design basic and advanced web pages through the use of HTML and Macromedia Studio. The course will look at the use of the Internet and study how use affects design. Collaborative teamwork in the design and development of interactive technology-based projects is emphasized.

KEYBOARDING/FORMATTING II 335
Prerequisite: Keyboarding/Formatting I
Keyboarding/Formatting II is recommended for students who want to further develop speed, accuracy and production, using advanced word processing programs, while preparing for a career in business. Special emphasis is placed on letter set-ups, tabulation problems, and statistical tables, formatting of various business forms, reports, legal papers, and the building of office production skill on a sustained basis. Students work with many office-style assignments and become familiar with office routines and procedures common in any office. Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are taught in a context of practical application, while proficient keyboarding skills are developed.

Articulated with LLCC Keyboarding COS 200.

BUSINESS LAW 305
A basic background in legal terms and concepts relating to the legal system in regard to civil and criminal areas is established. Emphasis is then placed on personal and business applications of these topics such as contracts, warranties, consumer protection, family and juvenile law, insurance, tenancies, labor and employment law, and others. Knowledge of general legal procedures is applied in a mock trial.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING 305
This course helps students to develop a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to the fields of sports and entertainment marketing and management. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing, target marketing and segmentation, sponsorship, event marketing, promotions, sponsorship proposals, and implementation of a sports marketing plan.

ACCOUNTING I 335
Accounting I is a skill level course that is of value to all students pursuing a strong background in business, marketing and management. This course includes planned learning experiences that develop initial and basic skills used in systematically computing, classifying, recording, verifying and maintaining numerical data involved in financial and product control records including the paying and receiving of money. Instruction includes information on keeping financial records, summarizing them for convenient interpretation and analyzing them to provide assistance to management for decision-making. Accounting computer applications are integrated throughout the course where applicable and when possible. In addition to stressing the fundamentals and terminology of accounting, instruction provides understanding of the preparation, financial reports and an overview of career opportunities in the accounting field. Practice sets with business papers may be used to emphasize actual business records management.

WEB PAGE & INTERACTIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT II 435
Prerequisite: Computer Technology and Software Applications I 205
Web Page and Interactive Media Development II 435 is a yearlong course that will include use of multimedia authoring applications and programming tools to create a project that combines text, images, video, and sound. Instruction will include using hardware and software such as Adobe Premiere to capture, edit, create, and compress audio and video clips as well as create animated text, graphics, and images. Students are encouraged to develop a portfolio project that demonstrates their expertise in areas such as multimedia authoring, web development, audio and video editing, and advanced applications.

ACCOUNTING II 436
Prerequisite: Accounting I
Accounting II is a skill-level course that builds upon the foundation established in Accounting I. This course is planned to help students develop a more in-depth knowledge of the principles of accounting with more emphasis being placed on financial statements and accounting records. It is a study of previously learned principles as they apply to the more complicated types of business organizations: partnerships, corporations, branches, etc. The student will become familiar with such specialized fields of accounting as cost accounting, tax accounting, payroll accounting and others. Simulated business conditions will be provided using practice sets. Skills are developed in the entry, retrieval, and statistical analysis of business data using computers for accounting business applications. Articulated with LLCC Elementary Accounting or Principles of Accounting and available for Dual Credit.

OFFICE PRACTICE/PROCEDURES 435
Prerequisite: One semester of Keyboarding (or currently enrolled) is recommended.
Office Practice/Procedures is a skill level course designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment upon graduation, or for use in part-time employment while in college. Students will use previously acquired keyboarding skills to complete simulated office jobs. Emphasis is placed on office etiquette; proper business behavior, maintaining office equipment; performing clerical duties; organizing and planning/processing mail; receiving visitors or clients; coordinating and performing activities for employees; telephone techniques; filing materials, maintaining office supplies and forms; recognizing telecommunications activities; performing financial activities; preparing written communications; machine transcription; use of computers and office equipment applications, as well as a review of grammar, punctuation, and business mathematics. Skills and understandings previously learned might be reviewed, while office procedures that have not been included in other business courses may be introduced. These old and new understandings and skills may be integrated by completing a series of realistic office assignments.

Emphasis is placed on developing desirable personality traits and work habits necessary in actual office situations. Classroom instruction may include work experience in a model office.