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 Management Specialty Course Descriptions

 

ACNT 1325 Principles of Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203010004

A study of accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships and corporations. Emphasis is placed on accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include special journals, notes, bad debts, cash control, payroll, and the use of computers in accounting. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203020004

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliation, and payroll. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1321 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. CIP 5202010004

Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management including management by objectives, planning for effectiveness, organization theory, directing the activities of the enterprise, and the control function. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

BUSG 2309 Small Business Management. CIP 5207030004

A course on how to start and operate a small business. Topics include facts about a small business, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None. 

MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing. CIP 5214010004

Introduction to the marketing functions; identification of consumer and organizational needs; explanation of economic, psychological, sociological, and global issues; and description and analysis of the importance of marketing research. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None. 

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I (File Management/PowerPoint/Word/Excel). CIP 5204070004

Overview of computer applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications and procedures. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair. Concurrent enrollment in POFT 1321 or passing score on business math placement test is recommended.

POFI 1349 Spreadsheets (Excel). CIP 5204070004

In-depth coverage in the use of a spreadsheet software for business applications. Topics include worksheet creation and manipulation functions, data-table features and graphics. Key skills include working with databases, consolidating worksheets and solving business problems subject to constraints. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in POFI 1301 or ITSC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

POFI 1380 Cooperative Education I – Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: Approval of the division chair.

POFI 1381 Cooperative Education II - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1380 and approval of the division chair.

POFI 2380 Cooperative Education III - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1381 and approval of the division chair.

POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I. CIP 5204010004

Study of current administrative office procedures, including telephone skills, time management, travel and meeting arrangements, mail processing and other duties and responsibilities in an office environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and POFT 1329 or passing score on keyboarding placement test or approval of the division chair.

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I. CIP 5204010004

Introduction to basic records and information management. Includes the life cycle of a record, manual and electronic records management, and basic filing procedures and rules. Filing cases are simulated in a computer environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

POFT 1321 Business Math. CIP 5204080004

Instruction in the fundamentals of business mathematics, including analytical and problem-solving skills for critical thinking in business applications. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Note: This class is not required if student makes acceptable score on Business Math placement test.

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 1328 Business and Professional Presentations. CIP 5205010004

Skill development in planning and conducting business presentations on an individual and/or group basis, including communication and media skills. Topics include leadership, effective participation and group behavior. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding. CIP 5204080004

Skill development in the operation of the keyboard by touch applying proper keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding. CIP 5204080004

A continuation of keyboarding skills in document formatting, emphasizing speed, and accuracy. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, and following instructions, and keying documents from various copy. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication. CIP 5205010004

Development of writing skills to produce effective business documents. Includes instruction on writing typical memorandums to other employees within the company. The student will learn to research, organize and present written information. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1301 or POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair.

Office Administration – Management Specialty Electives:

ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting. CIP 5203020004

Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting. CIP 5203010004

A study of payroll procedures, taxing entities, and reporting requirements of local, state, and federal taxing authorities in a manual and computerized environment. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1392 Special Topics (Bookkeeping Exam Review). CIP 5203020004

This course prepares the student to sit for the exam given by the American Institute for Professional Bookkeepers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403, ACNT 1325, and ACNT 1329, or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 2311 Managerial Accounting. CIP 5203010004

A study of practical applications of accounting with emphasis on cost behavior, capital management decisions, budgeting, financial statement analysis, and income tax effects. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1325 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ETWR 2301 Technical Writing. CIP 2311010012

Study of the principles, techniques, and skills needed for college-level scientific, technical, and business writing. Includes proposals, abstracts, and presentation formats for ease of reading. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 2312 or approval of the division chair.

ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database (Access). CIP 1108020007

Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. The student wi8ll identify database terminology and concepts; plan, define, and design a database; design and generate tables, forms, and reports; and devise and process queries. The students receive hands-on experience with a database management system. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ITSC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: College-level reading.

ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II. CIP 5203015104

An introduction to principles of managerial accounting, with an emphasis on the use of accounting information to support managerial decision-making in manufacturing and service settings to facilitate planning and control. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 1 lab)

Prerequisite: ACCT 2401.
Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.

BUSI 2301 Business Law. CIP 2201015124

A study of the principles of constitutional, statutory, administrative, and case law which form the legal framework for business activities. Topics include federal and court systems, torts, crimes, contracts, agency, personal and real property, employment, bankruptcy, wills/estates, and consumer law. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I. CIP 4506015125

A study of macro-economics including an overview of the U.S. economic system, market forces, national income and employment determination, monetary and fiscal policy. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level: College-level reading, writing, and math.

ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II. CIP 4506015125

A study of micro-economics including supply and demand, production and costs, the economics of the firm, and domestic economic problems of business and government. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.
Required skill level: College-level reading, writing, and math
 

 Accounting Course Descriptions

 

ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting. CIP 5203020004

Introduction to utilizing the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1325 Principles of Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203010004

A study of accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships and corporations. Emphasis is placed on accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include special journals, notes, bad debts, cash control, payroll, and the use of computers in accounting. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting. CIP 5203010004

A study of payroll procedures, taxing entities, and reporting requirements of local, state, and federal taxing authorities in a manual and computerized environment. (2 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1392 Special Topics (Bookkeeping Exam Review). CIP 5203020004

This course prepares the student to sit for the exam given by the American Institute for Professional Bookkeepers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403, ACNT 1325, and ACNT 1329, or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203020004

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliation, and payroll. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1321 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 2311 Managerial Accounting. CIP 5203010004

A study of practical applications of accounting with emphasis on cost behavior, capital management decisions, budgeting, financial statement analysis, and income tax effects. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1325 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

BUSG 2309 Small Business Management. CIP 5207030004

A course on how to start and operate a small business. Topics include facts about a small business, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None. 

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I (File Management/PowerPoint/Word/Excel). CIP 5204070004

Overview of computer applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications and procedures. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair. Concurrent enrollment in POFT 1321 or passing score on business math placement test is recommended.

POFI 1349 Spreadsheets (Excel). CIP 5204070004

In-depth coverage in the use of a spreadsheet software for business applications. Topics include worksheet creation and manipulation functions, data-table features and graphics. Key skills include working with databases, consolidating worksheets and solving business problems subject to constraints. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in POFI 1301 or ITSC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

POFI 1380 Cooperative Education I – Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: Approval of the division chair.

POFI 1381 Cooperative Education II - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1380 and approval of the division chair.

POFI 2380 Cooperative Education III - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1381 and approval of the division chair.

POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I. CIP 5204010004

Study of current administrative office procedures, including telephone skills, time management, travel and meeting arrangements, mail processing and other duties and responsibilities in an office environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and POFT 1329 or passing score on keyboarding placement test or approval of the division chair.

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I. CIP 5204010004

Introduction to basic records and information management. Includes the life cycle of a record, manual and electronic records management, and basic filing procedures and rules. Filing cases are simulated in a computer environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding. CIP 5204080004

A continuation of keyboarding skills in document formatting, emphasizing speed, and accuracy. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, and following instructions, and keying documents from various copy. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication. CIP 5205010004

Development of writing skills to produce effective business documents. Includes instruction on writing typical memorandums to other employees within the company. The student will learn to research, organize and present written information. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1301 or POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair.

 

 

 Information Processing Course Descriptions

 

ACNT 1325 Principles of Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203010004

A study of accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships and corporations. Emphasis is placed on accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises. Topics covered include special journals, notes, bad debts, cash control, payroll, and the use of computers in accounting. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ACNT 1403 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I (Office). CIP 5203020004

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliation, and payroll. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1321 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

BMGT 1327 Principles of Management. CIP 5202010004

Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management including management by objectives, planning for effectiveness, organization theory, directing the activities of the enterprise, and the control function. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

ETWR 2301 Technical Writing. CIP 2311010012

Study of the principles, techniques, and skills needed for college-level scientific, technical, and business writing. Includes proposals, abstracts, and presentation formats for ease of reading. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 2312 or approval of the division chair.

IMED 1316 Web Design I. CIP 1108010007

Instruction in web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ITSC 1401 and ITSC 1305 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.

ITSC 2321 Integrated Software Applications II. CIP 1101010007

Continued study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases and/or presentation media software. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 2301 and POFI 1349 or approval of the division chair.

ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database (Access). CIP 1108020007

Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of a database. The student wi8ll identify database terminology and concepts; plan, define, and design a database; design and generate tables, forms, and reports; and devise and process queries. The students receive hands-on experience with a database management system. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: ITSC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: College-level reading.

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I (File Management/PowerPoint/Word/Excel). CIP 5204070004

Overview of computer applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications and procedures. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair. Concurrent enrollment in POFT 1321 or passing score on business math placement test is recommended.

POFI 1349 Spreadsheets (Excel). CIP 5204070004

In-depth coverage in the use of a spreadsheet software for business applications. Topics include worksheet creation and manipulation functions, data-table features and graphics. Key skills include working with databases, consolidating worksheets and solving business problems subject to constraints. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in POFI 1301 or ITSC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
Required skill level: Pass an office skills math exam.

POFI 1380 Cooperative Education I – Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: Approval of the division chair.

POFI 1381 Cooperative Education II - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1380 and approval of the division chair.

POFI 2380 Cooperative Education III - Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry. CIP 5204010004

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Cooperative education is a paid learning experience. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1381 and approval of the division chair.

POFI 2301 Word Processing (MS Word). CIP 5204070004

In-depth coverage of word processing software focusing on business applications. Emphasis on the use of text editing features to produce business documents. Key skills include proper alignment of sophisticated documents, mail merge, business graphics and diagrams, on-line forms, tables and indices. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Grace of “C” or better in POFI 1301 and POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair.

POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures I. CIP 5204010004

Study of current administrative office procedures, including telephone skills, time management, travel and meeting arrangements, mail processing and other duties and responsibilities in an office environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and POFT 1329 or passing score on keyboarding placement test or approval of the division chair.

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I. CIP 5204010004

Introduction to basic records and information management. Includes the life cycle of a record, manual and electronic records management, and basic filing procedures and rules. Filing cases are simulated in a computer environment. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

POFT 1321 Business Math. CIP 5204080004

Instruction in the fundamentals of business mathematics, including analytical and problem-solving skills for critical thinking in business applications. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Note: This class is not required if student makes acceptable score on Business Math placement test.

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding. CIP 5204080004

Skill development in the operation of the keyboard by touch applying proper keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 2301 Intermediate Keyboarding. CIP 5204080004

A continuation of keyboarding skills in document formatting, emphasizing speed, and accuracy. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, and following instructions, and keying documents from various copy. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 3 lab)

Prerequisite: None.

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication. CIP 5205010004

Development of writing skills to produce effective business documents. Includes instruction on writing typical memorandums to other employees within the company. The student will learn to research, organize and present written information. (3 SCH, 2 lecture, 2 lab)

Prerequisite: POFI 1301 or POFT 1329 or approval of the division chair.

 


 

 Contacts

 

Ron Bonnette
Division Chair
Office: D.200A
Phone: (979) 230-3394
Ron.Bonnette@brazosport.edu
Ron's Website

Judy Gutierrez
Office Professional
Office: D.200B
Phone: (979) 230-3229
Judy.Gutierrez@brazosport.edu

Alicia DeLeon
Assistant Professor
Office: D-225
Phone: (979) 230-3573
Alicia.Deleon@brazosport.edu
Alicia's Website

Lonnie Mathews
Assistant Professor
Office: D-223
Phone: (979) 230-3510
Lonnie.Mathews@brazosport.edu

Diane Ruscito
Assistant Professor
Office D-224B
Phone (979) 230-3340
Diane.Ruscito@brazosport.edu
Diane's Website

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