Courses: Business Technology

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (BUSN)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

BUSN 104 Basic Medical Office Procedures (3)

Introduces and develops general medical office skills. Emphasis is placed on using communication skills to provide quality patient care, applying basic Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) filing rules, utilizing computer application software, maintaining simple patient records, managing correspondence, processing simple health care claims and patient billing, and introducing medical coding.

Prerequisite: ENG/ESL 21 with a grade of C or better or instructor approval.

BUSN 121 Introduction to Word Processing (3)

The course covers proper keyboarding techniques, word processing concepts (Microsoft® Word), and document formatting of letters, memos, tables, reports, and e-mail. Basic file management and operating system functions are included. Keyboarding speed and accuracy are emphasized.

Rec Prep: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 24or equivalent.

BUSN 123 Word Processing for Business (3)

Uses advanced features from a word processing program to create business documents emphasizing production and proofreading. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments.

Prerequisite: Thirty-five (35) gross words a minute (GWAM); or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: ENG/ESL 21 and ENG/ESL 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent. C or better in BUSN 121 or equivalent.

BUSN 137 Computerized Databases– MS® Access (1)

Introduces database management as used in a business environment. Covers concepts and terminology; database design, construction, applications; advantages and limitations of a database management program; the creation, editing, and organization of data files; the querying of a database; and the design, display, and printing of reports.

Rec Prep: Ability to keyboard by touch.

BUSN 158 Social Media and Collaboration Tools for Business (3)

Introduces students to social media, collaboration, and Web tools as they relate to business. Students learn how to effectively create, maintain, and update blogs, social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube), and internal/external collaboration and communication tools. Organizational management of cloud storage will be covered.

Rec Prep: ENG 22, BUS 101, BUSN 123

BUSN 159 Creating and Managing the Virtual Office (3)

This course will explore concepts and issues involved in establishing a virtual assistant business. Students will use integrated software applications to complete assignments, create projects, conduct research, and identify the components of a business plan.

Prerequisites: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent each with a grade of C or higher OR placement in ENG 100 or equivalent; BUS 101 OR ICS 100 and ICS 101 with a grade of C grade or higher; BUSN 121 OR BUSN 123 with a grade of C or higher; and BUSN 164 with a grade of C or higher; or instructor's consent.

BUSN 164 Career Success (3)

Presents concepts and theories relating to workplace behavior; managing one's attitude and relationships for workplace effectiveness.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG/ESL 21 and ENG/ESL 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent, or instructor approval.

Rec Prep: Computer experience using a word processing program.

BUSN 166 Professional Employment Preparation (1)

Facilitates employment search by emphasizing professional techniques and standards in the preparation of application forms, résumés, cover letters, and employment interviews.

Rec Prep: Ability to keyboard and knowledge of word processing.

BUSN 170 Records and Information Management (3)

Studies principles and procedures for organizing and operating Records and Information Management (RIM) programs. Topics include: Selection of filing systems, equipment, and supplies; procedures for storage, retrieval, transfer, retention, and disposal of records; records inventory and analysis; records protection and disposition; study and application of ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) rules for alphabetic, geographic, numeric, and subject methods. Helps a business or organization meet its fiscal, legal, and governmental requirements by managing its information systems.

Rec Prep: ENG/ESL 21 or ENG/ESL 22 or equivalent.

BUSN 188 Business Calculations (3)

Introduces various quantitative computational procedures used in accounting and finance such as present and future value concepts, payroll, inventory, and international currency exchange rates. Utilization of the electronic 10-key pad as a tool for calculating will be stressed.

Rec Prep: Completion of MATH 75 or higher with a CR grade or higher and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 24 or equivalent.

BUSN 192V Business Practicum (1–4)

Business Practicum integrates the skills and knowledge students have learned in the classroom within their chosen Certificate of Competence, Certificate of Achievement, Academic Subject Certificate, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Science program of study and apply them in a professional environment. Students will be required to work 60 hours minimum per academic credit. This course can be repeated for up to nine (9) total credits. BUSN 192V cannot be used as a substitute for BUSN 193V, Cooperative Education. BUSN 192V cannot be taken concurrently with BUSN 193V.

Prerequisites:

  1. Declared Certificate of Competence, Certificate of Achievement, Academic Subject Certificate, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in Science program of study within the Business Division (Accounting, Business Technology, or Management) or instructor approval; however, this course cannot be used as a substitute for the required course, BUSN 193V.
  2. Completion of six (6) credits in the declared program of study.
  3. Grade point average of at least a 2.0 in the program of study required courses.
  4. Student in good academic standing.
  5. Eligible for employment—U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  6. Approval of instructor or program of study coordinator.

BUSN 193V Cooperative Education (1–4)

Cooperative Education provides practical career-related work experience through a program used nationally in colleges and universities to apply classroom knowledge and to develop job competencies. Full-time or part-time work in private and public sectors is utilized for this program. The number of credits earned depends upon the number of hours spent at the job station during the semester. Leeward CC: To receive credit for Cooperative Education, a student must complete a minimum of 60 work hours per credit and attend Cooperative Education required seminars. Work must be supervised by an approved employer in the public or private sector of the community. For example, a student registered in three credit hours will need to work a minimum of 180 hours during the semester and attend all Cooperative Education seminars. It is a minimum course requirement that the required work hours be completed within the semester. May be repeated but cannot exceed nine (9) credits total.

Prerequisites: Business major or Department/instructor approval. Completion of ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or placement in ENG 100, and approval of the instructor. Additional requirements by the University of Hawai'i, Leeward Community College Business Division:

  1. completion of 12 or more credits in the Leeward CC Business Division in order to assess job skills,
  2. enrolled in a Business Division program of study,
  3. full- or part-time student enrolled at Leeward CC,
  4. a student in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and
  5. eligible for employment—U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.

Additional requirements by the University of Hawai'i, Leeward Community College Business Division, Hospitality and Tourism Concentration, Management A.S. degree program: Students must complete two (2) credits of BUSN 193V for 120 hours minimum at the worksite. The job must be approved prior to the first day of class by the BUSN 193V instructor and/or Management Program Coordinator. The student must work in a hospitality and/or tourism-related job. It is recommended that students in the Hospitality and Tourism Concentration take BUSN 193V in one of their last semesters before earning their associate degree. If the student is volunteering in an off-campus location, the student must purchase special liability insurance.

BUSN 242 Business Presentations (3)

Provides skills and competencies relating to the demands of professional business presentations including use of Microsoft® Word and PowerPoint, desktop publishing, and other media. Competencies encompass reporting as well as presenting information, data, and evidence using current technologies.

Prerequisites: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, or BUS 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or keyboarding or typewriting skills and computer knowledge or instructor's approval.

Rec Prep: ENG 100 and SP 151 or equivalent. Keyboarding or typewriting skills and computer knowledge.

BUSN 250 Expert Business Computing (3)

Expert use of the Microsoft® Office features and preparation for the Microsoft® Expert-level certification exams.

Prerequisite: BUS 101 with grade of C or better or instructor approval. Rec Prep: BUS 201 or equivalent.

BUSN 269 Supervision (3)

Develops effective communication techniques while strengthening supervisory skills. Students apply oral and written communication skills while studying topics on basic concepts in administrative office management, managing human resources and administrative services, and controlling administrative office systems.

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor's approval.

BUSN 270 Advanced Records and Information Management (3)

Introduces specialized functions, current technology, international issues, and other advanced topics in Records and Information Management (RIM). Topics covered include: Forms Management, Vital Records Protection, Disaster Prevention and Recovery, Micrographics, Mail and Reprographics Management, Optical Disk Technology, and International Standards. Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) International rules are reviewed. A database such as Microsoft® Access may be used to introduce and practice RIM program controls such as records inventory.

Prerequisites: BUSN 170 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or work experience in RIM and Microsoft ® Access and Microsoft ® PowerPoint or instructor approval.

BUSN 277 International Business Protocol (3)

Presents international business protocol differences among countries and develops the skills to identify and understand these differences in a business environment. (FG, Group B)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor's approval.

BUSN 279 International Business Analysis (3)

Analyzes international corporate environments and their impact on business dynamics. The focus is on business practices in the Asian/Pacific region; but other regions may also be included. (FG, Group B)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or instructor's approval.

BUSN 284 Medical Office and Administrative Procedures (3)

Presents the skills needed to perform activities required in a medical office/facility setting. Offers a broad spectrum of medical administrative principles. Designed to familiarize the student with various types of documents, activities, and situations in a medical office/facility environment.

Rec Prep: ENG 100 or equivalent, BUSN 121, BUSN 123, or BUS 101; and HLTH 110.

BUSN 286 Legal Terminology and Procedures (3)

Presents the skills needed to perform office activities required in a law firm or other legal setting. Offers a broad spectrum of legal terms, concepts and principles required in a law office. Designed to familiarize the student with various types of legal documents; emphasis is on creating, formatting, and editing common types of legal documents.

Prerequisite: BUSN 123 with a grade of C or better or instructor's approval.Rec Prep: ENG 100 or ENG 100E or equivalent and BUS 101 or equivalent.

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