Course List - Riverland

Office Specialist

 

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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BUSO1620
Introduction to Computer

This course covers basic information about computer hardware and the use of computer software as a business productivity tool, as well as for personal use. Topics covered include the operating system and desktop environment; file and folder management; introduction to spreadsheet procedures; introduction to database creation and file management, fundamental word processing concepts, and presentation graphics. Some basic computer literacy will be covered, such as e-mail etiquette, ethical computing, document attachment to e-mail and use of digital files. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1625
Business Communication I

This course is designed to provide an in depth study of business English skills through review and use of many practice applications of grammar usage, punctuation, capitalization, numbers, abbreviations, spelling improvement, writing skills, editing skills, and business vocabulary skills development. The business world demands that its participants communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally. No business person can communicate effectively without knowledge of the basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Emphasis is placed on using the Gregg Reference Manual and other reference resources for developing proofreading and editing skills. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Prerequisites: GSCM 1510 or instructor approval. (3 Cr - 2 lect, 1 lab)

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BUSO1648
Word Processing (Word)

This course utilizes Microsoft Word software perform information processing applications. Topics include document creation, editing, storage, and retrieval; preparation of common business documents such as memos, letters, envelopes, and reports; character, line and page formatting; cutting, copying, and moving text; finding and replacing text; creating and executing macros; creating and utilizing templates; inserting graphics; utilizing columns; creating tables; sorting and selecting specific text; utilizing styles; utilizing speller, thesaurus, and grammar checking; and effective file management and maintenance. Accurate proofreading is emphasized. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant degrees which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Co-requisite: Keyboarding I or typing skills. Keyboarding skills promote success in this course. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO1607
Keyboarding Basics

This course introduces alpha, numeric, and symbol along with basic keyboarding fundamentals and techniques. Emphasis will also be placed on building speed and accuracy. Typing technique and posture concepts will be introduced. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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BUSO1604
Keyboarding I

In this course the alpha, numeric, symbol, and function keys are reviewed emphasizing the touch method. Keyboarding fundamentals and techniques are taught including: basic formatting, proofreading skills, straight-copy skill development, and correct keyboarding posture and technique. Prerequisites: 30 words per minute (wpm) at 97% accuracy. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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CCLS1000
First Year Experience

This course introduces proven strategies and applications to help students achieve greater success in college and in life.  Topics include, but are not limited to, time management, goal setting, learning strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, diversity awareness, health and wellness, college and community resources, and financial planning.  This course introduces students to making choices that promote responsibility, motivation, interdependence, and self-awareness.  Recommended:  Score of 52 or above on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension.
(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

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GSCL1270
Employment Search Skills

This course introduces students to a process of developing self-awareness when considering career opportunities and identifying career-related goals. Students conduct a job search, prepare a job application, resume, cover letter, a follow-up correspondence. The course includes preparation for job interviews. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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GSCM1510
Workplace Human Relations

This course examines interpersonal relationship skills in the work environment. Students evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses and assess and learn transferable skills. This course emphasizes employment-enhancing skills that include understanding and improving relationships and communication with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, and customers. This survey course introduces concepts and methods for improvement of interpersonal relations. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: August 19, 2016