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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

AOS 111 Business Communication

This course is designed to improve communication skills and prepare students for success in a team environment. Students will learn how to write clearly and concisely. Topics include a review of punctuation, document formatting and techniques in composing effective business letters, memoranda, reports, employment letters, resumes, and working with electronic messages and digital media.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 112 Computer Basics/Software Applications

This course provides a comprehensive study of the use of computers and technologies. Class topics include computer hardware, software, operating systems, and electronic communications such as email, the Internet, and networks. Students will have an opportunity to analyze computer-purchasing strategies, as well as acquire knowledge on data security and storage. Hands-on software experience will be provided utilizing Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, the Internet, and email.
AOS 112 and RMC 112 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 113 Comprehensive Word Processing

This is a comprehensive course in the use of word processing software on a computer. Topics include entering, editing, formatting, saving, retrieving, using writing tools, and printing. Advanced and specialized topics to be covered include tables, merge, macros, outlining, templates, styles, themes, footnotes/endnotes, headers/footers, and graphics. Several projects will be completed during the semester.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 114 Outlook

In this course, students will learn the features of Microsoft Outlook software. Topics covered include using Outlook for e-mail, using the Calendar feature to schedule events and appointments, entering and editing contacts, and creating and updating tasks and notes. Several projects will be completed during the semester.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    1.00

AOS 118 Advanced Word Processing/Desktop Publishing

In this course students will gain an understanding of desktop publishing concepts using Word and Publisher applications. Topics covered include desktop publishing terminology, graphics, typestyles, styles, design principles, forms creation, and web publishing and storage. Students will produce and assemble a portfolio of their work including business cards, flyers, brochures, and newsletters that combine text with graphics.

Prerequisite: AOS 113 or passing score on the Microsoft Word Skill Check Test AND College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 122 Business Mathematics

Students will solve math problems encountered in a business environment. Areas of study include a review of mathematical computations, algebra, percentages, discounts, markups/markdowns, simple and compound interest, loans, depreciation, inventory, and stocks and bonds.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 170 Computer Keyboarding I

Computer Keyboarding I meets the needs of individuals seeking basic keyboarding skills on computers and provides the initial instruction leading to an employable skill level. By learning to use proper "touch" keystroking techniques, students will master the alphabetic keyboard including numbers and symbols. Once the keyboard is learned, emphasis will be placed on building speed and accuracy.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    2.00

AOS 171 Computer Keyboarding II

This course is designed to continue building speed and accuracy skills on the alphabetic keyboard using proper "touch" keyboarding techniques. Proper formatting of basic business documents used in today's office will be introduced.

Prerequisite: AOS 170, or Corequisite AOS 170, or permission of instructor

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    2.00

AOS 172 Business English

This course is designed to teach the application of standard rules of business English necessary to ensure accuracy in written communications in the business office. This course includes intensive coverage of correct business word usage, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 175 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Building

This course is for students with intermediate skill levels who wish to improve their speed and accuracy on the computer.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    2.00

AOS 178 Intermediate Keyboarding

Intermediate Keyboarding focuses on increasing speed/accuracy on timings and increasing the production rate of office documents. Students will learn formatting of business correspondence. A knowledge of word processing software is required.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND AOS 171 or AOS 175 or permission of instructor

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 214 Administrative Office Procedures

This course will prepare students for the role of the professional office manager in today's global job market. Topics to be covered include defining the administrative office manager, understanding basic forms of organizations, developing problem-solving skills, recruiting and orienting a culturally diverse workforce, and analyzing office jobs, salaries, benefits, and workplace issues. Also covered will be resume writing, travel arrangements, planning meetings and conferences, and time and record management.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 215 Presentation Software

In this course students will learn to design, create, and present dynamic presentations using Microsoft's PowerPoint software. Topics include adding media, custom animation, and web posting.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 216 Integrated Office Projects

Students will complete integrated projects required in a business environment. Students will use the components of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) and the Internet. This is a capstone course that requires the integration of previously learned skills.

Prerequisites: (AOS 112 and AOS 113) or CIT 119

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 233 Management Skills

This course focuses on the actions of managers as they perform their planning/leading/organizing/controlling responsibilities. Students in this course will both study and practice critical management competencies. These competencies include problem-solving, relationship building, motivating, leading teams, performance management, conflict resolution, delegating, and change management.
AOS 233 and BUS 233 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: BUS 121 or AOS 214 or Department Consent.

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 237 Managerial Communication

This course will guide students in developing the communication skills needed to be successful as a manager. The course is organized in a workshop format, in which students develop, refine, and practice communication skills used by successful managers. The course includes a focus on both oral and written skills used in business at a management level. The content of the course will also include a focus on organization, non-verbal (both delivery and listening) and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to prepare written business documents such as proposals, memos, and emails; organize and conduct meetings and write meeting minutes; and make formal and informal business presentations. Students will have developed communication skills that effectively inform and persuade their audience in addition to enhancing their credibility as managers.
AOS 237, BUS 237 and RMC 237 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: AOS 111 or ENG 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 239 Social Media/Social Networking in Business

This course provides an introduction to the use of social media and social networking within a business context. The course provides an overview of the role of social media and networking in building and managing customer relationships as a component of the marketing program. Students will develop the tools to communicate with customers using the major social network platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.
AOS 239 and BUS 239 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00

AOS 299 Selected Topics in Office Automation

A course designed to meet the needs of students for specialized instruction in current office automation topics. Topics will be identified for each section of the course.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    AOS
  • Units:
    3.00


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