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BUS 101 - Financial Accounting

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 72              Lab Hours:18               Outside Hours: 144
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommendation Preparation: eligibility for English 101

This is an introductory course covering the fundamental theory, principles, and procedures of financial accounting with an emphasis on the corporate entity. Topics include ethics and the analysis, recording, and summarizing of accounting transactions on the accrual basis. Financial statements are prepared and analyzed. An emphasis will be on accounting as an information system to meet the demands of users for decision- making. Computer applications are integrated into the homework.

BUS 102 - Managerial Accounting

Units: 4                Lecture Hours: 72              Lab Hours: 18              Outside Hours: 144
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU, UC
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Business 101 with a minimum grade of C

This course emphasizes advanced accounting theory, principles, and practices for the corporation form of ownership. A major focus of the course is on managerial, cost, and manufacturing accounting and related issues in the corporate environment.

BUS 103 - Intermediate Accounting

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Business 102 with a minimum grade of C

This course emphasizes advanced financial accounting theory and practice for the corporate form of ownership. A major focus of the course is on the preparation and analysis of complex financial statements, notes, and special reporting issues.

BUS 104 - Intermediate Accounting

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Business 103 with a minimum grade of C

This course is a continuation of the study of advanced financial and managerial accounting theory and practice for the corporate form of ownership. The emphasis of the course is on the analysis, evaluation, and preparation of complex corporate financial statements including notes, special topics, and extenuating circumstances and the resulting reporting issues.

BUS 109 - QuickBooks

Units: 2                Lecture Hours: 27                  Lab Hours: 27                 Outside Hours: 54
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option               Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: None

In this course students will be introduced to basic financial record keeping software using the double-entry system for recording transactions. Emphasis will be placed on how to use the accounting application software in a small business environment.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 111 - Accounting for Small Business

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English 82 and English B

This course addresses the accounting cycle for a small business. Topics covered include the fundamental accounting equation, types of accounts, debits and credits, the trial balance, the general journal, general ledger and preparation of financial statements. Adjusting entries, closing entries, and the post-closing trial balance will be prepared. Additional topics in this course include cash, cash controls, payroll, and employer taxes. This is an accounting course for small business in service environments.

Note: This course is not open to students who have credit for or are currently enrolled in Business101. This course is not recommended for the student who has completed two years of high school bookkeeping with a grade of C or better.

BUS 112 - Advertising

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English 82 and English B

In this course students will study how to create effective and compelling advertising campaigns through print, broadcast, and electronic media. Topics to be covered include branding, message creation, and media placement. Also emphasized are the concepts of ethics, social responsibility, and consumer benefits.

BUS 114 - Marketing

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English 82 and English B

This course is an introduction to marketing principles and explores marketing concepts and strategies. Topics include market analysis, planning, product development, marketing mix, and media decisions. Electronic marketing and the environmental factors of marketing including social, ethical, and legal considerations are also studied.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS115 - Business Mathematics

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: Not Transferable
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Mathematics 40 with a minimum grade of C

This course is designed to prepare students for mathematical concepts involving quantitative reasoning and analysis in management, finance, accounting, real estate, and other areas of business. The course content involves a thorough study of all aspects of business mathematics including computational skills, percentages, bank reconciliation, use of business formulas and equations, payroll, discounts, and markup/markdowns, simple and compound interest, present values analysis, annuities and sinking funds, credit, depreciation and inventory, payroll taxes, promissory notes, insurance, financial reports, and business statistics.

BUS117 - Personal Finance

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: Mathematics 40 with a minimum grade of C

In this course, students will learn how to develop personal financial goals and how to use financial planning to help achieve life goals. Students will learn budgeting, planning for the financial future, and how to incorporate investment choices such as stocks, real estate, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will examine how personal financial management impacts individuals and families and how to calculate the financial impacts of their decisions.

BUS119 - Principles of Retailing Management

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A and English 84

This course examines the principles and practices used in the management of successful retail stores. Topics include site selection, layout, merchandising, staffing, positioning, customer service, promotional techniques, and all aspects of the critical buying function.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS120 - Business Management

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                                       Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English B and English 82

This course is a study of the concepts and procedures critical to managing a business successfully in a global, competitive environment. Planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and the application of managerial concepts are discussed.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS121 - Human Resources Management

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A and English 84

This course is a study of effective utilization of human resources within an organization. Emphasis is placed on principles of human resources strategy and planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, employee appraisals, compensation and benefits, legal considerations, organized labor, and health and safety practices. Effective management of common issues in human resources from the perspective of the employee and employer are discussed.

BUS122 - Human Relations in Organizations

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English B and English 82

This course covers the major themes of human relations in organizations and the workplace from a psychological, sociological, and physiological perspective. Students will develop critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills as students apply behavior science theories and principles. Topics include values, perception, motivation, conflict management, teamwork, and leadership.

BUS124 - Small Business Entrepreneurship

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter or Pass/No Pass Option                               Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A and English 84

This course provides students with the ability to identify opportunities and develop them into viable small businesses or non-profit organizations. Students will focus on building the entrepreneurial skills needed to initiate and manage a small business or small organization. Areas of concentration include

product development, acquiring financing, drafting a business plan, advertising, accounting, legal forms of organizations, and strategic planning.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS125 - Introduction to Business

Units: 3                Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 127 - Effective English for Business

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: eligibility for English 101

This course is a study of written English skills that are critical to communicate successfully in a business environment. Focus is placed on English grammar, usage, and sentence structure.

BUS 128 – Written Business Communications

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Prerequisite: English 101 with a minimum grade of C

In this course, students will study the theory and practice of functional writing to give them an understanding of the human relations aspects of communication, to help develop logical patterns of organizing ideas, and to aid in achieving clear, concise expression. Practice in writing various types of business letters and reports will be emphasized throughout the course.

BUS 129 - Oral Business Communications

Units: 3                     Lecture Hours: 54              Lab Hours: 0                Outside Hours: 108
Grading Method: Letter                                 Credit Status: Credit, degree applicable
Transfer: CSU
Conditions of Enrollment: Recommended Preparation: English B

In this course, students will compose and deliver original business presentations with a focus on effective speaking in business situations. The course will focus on techniques of research, preparation, presentation, and evaluation. Various business formats including interviewing, delivering formal business presentations, speaking within a small group and interpersonal conversations, impromptu speaking and briefings will be covered.

 

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