Business Office Technology (BOT)

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

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, word processing commands, internet research, email and correct formats for correspondence and reports.

BOT-222 Microsoft Word for Business

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

Prerequisite: BOT-210A or CIS-135 with a minimum grade of C; or complete typing exam with a minimum of 40 wpm

This course will introduce students to intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word such as styles, outlines, mail merge, and macros. Basic skills in Microsoft Windows and the Internet will also be introduced. This course offers complete instruction in skill sets and activities for the appropriate Microsoft Office Specialist certification (MOS) Exams. Petition to repeat for certification purposes.

BOT-224 Microsoft Excel for Business

3.5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: CIS-135 with a minimum grade of C

This course will introduce students to intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Excel such as lookup, pivot tables, pivot charts, and data set management. Ten-key skills using the computer numeric keypad and the principles of mathematics used on the job will also be introduced. This course offers complete instruction in skill sets and activities for the appropriate Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) Exams.

BOT-226 Microsoft Access for Business

3.5 Units: 54 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: CIS-135 with a minimum grade of C

This course will introduce students to intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Access such as building links, relationships, indexes, designing advanced queries, forms and reports. The history of records management and the Alphabetic Indexing Rules 1-10 will also be introduced. This course offers complete instruction in skill sets and activities for the appropriate Microsoft Office Specialist Certification (MOS) Exams.

BOT-242 Microsoft Outlook for Business

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

This course is for students who want to learn the comprehensive functions of Microsoft Outlook, a powerful email and personal information manager program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This course prepares students for Microsoft certification testing but is also useful for students who want a deeper understanding of the program. No previous experience with this software is required.

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 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.

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.