BOT-095A-D                     Computer Laboratory

.2-3 Units: 10.8-162 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, ND

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in BUS 181, 182, 186 or 187

This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This course is designed to allow students access to Business Office Technology equipment during hours other than regularly scheduled class hours. Students may utilize equipment for skill building, typing assignments, or make-up work. This class is designed for an extra practice lab, not as an instructional class. Petition to repeat for maximum units.



BOT-099                     Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 60-360 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work they can earn credit for jobs they hold during the term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Students who volunteer for this assignment will earn 1 unit for every 60 hours of volunteer work experience and 1 unit per 90 hours of paid work experience. Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.


BOT-100    Topics in Business Office Technology

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Business Office Technology. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.


BOT-118    Basic Communication Skills for Business

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a professional business environment. The focus will be on communicating properly, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Students will learn to prepare basic business documents, including letters, memos, and short reports; to use basic technology to communicate, including email; and to present short oral presentations. The course will also contain an introduction to employment communication, including resumes, application letters, and interview skills.


BOT-200 Basic Keyboarding

1 Units: 9 hours of lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course offers basic typing instruction on the computer keyboard. The emphasis is on learning how to type with speed and accuracy using the touch system. Email, Internet and File Management will also be covered.


BOT-210A                     Keyboard Skills Through Word Processing

2 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Satisfies computer literacy requirements for graduation.

This course is designed for the student to learn to key (type) using the touch system on a computer keyboard. Instruction includes basic operating systems commands, basic word processing commands, and correct formats for correspondence and reports.


BOT-222                     Microsoft Word/Information Processing

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 72 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: BOT 210A with a minimum grade of “C”; or complete typing exam with a minimum of 40 wpm

Co-requisite: BOT-095A-D

This course will introduce students to intermediate and advanced features of MS Word such as styles, outlines, mail merge, and macros. Basic skills in Microsoft Windows and the Internet will also be introduced. Students will receive hands-on experience working on actual projects–the best way to prepare them for the on-the-job challenges they’ll face. This course offers complete instruction in all skill sets and activities for the appropriate Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) Exams. Petition to repeat for certification purposes.


BOT-243    General Office Procedures

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides experience and training in the many and varied duties essential to success as a general office employee. Such duties include telephone and receptionist duties; handling the mail; use of banking services; maintenance of supplies; files management; and planning business travel, meetings, and conferences.


BOT-248                     Business Correspondence

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a distance education online format.

This course presents the principles of effective business communication, with extensive practice in planning, writing, and revising for conciseness, readability, emphasis and tone. Students explore methods of collecting, organizing, and interpreting information for both oral and written reports. A variety of written and oral assignments are presented with emphasis on a final written report. This course meets the English composition requirement for graduation.


BOT-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Business Office Technology under the direction of an instructor.