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Business Admin Technology (BAT)

BAT 113  Intro Acct and Acct Software  (4)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students get an introduction to the accounting equation, journal entries, t-accounts, Trial Balances, Financial Statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. Students also use a comprehensive, hands-on training manual for QuickBooks Desktop to learn computer accounting practices through sample companies.

BAT 116  Intro to Business Accounting  (2)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students build on their foundation of knowledge one topic at a time with repetition of key concepts to ensure an understanding of the basic financial accounting cycle, including checkbook reconciliation, through lecture and comprehensive exercises using work papers, as well as spreadsheets.

BAT 117  Intro to Acct & Acct Software  (4)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students get an introduction to the accounting equation, journal entries, t-accounts, Trial Balances, Financial Statements, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statement analysis. Students also use a comprehensive, hands-on training manual for QuickBooks Desktop to learn computer accounting practices through sample companies.

BAT 118  Business Accounting I  (2)  

This course develops a foundation for accounting skills and assists students attain an understanding of accounting concepts and the importance of accounting for funds in a business. Students build on their foundation of knowledge one topic at a time with repetition of key concepts to ensure an understanding of the basic financial accounting cycle, including checkbook reconciliation, through lecture and comprehensive exercises using work papers, as well as spreadsheets.

BAT 122  Business Communications  (4)  

This course includes the identification and use of the parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers correctly in writing effective sentences and paragraphs. Basic spelling rules will be covered and implemented.

BAT 126  Intro to Accounting Software  (2)  

This course provides an introduction to accounting software program using a comprehensive, hands-on training manual to learn computer accounting practices through sample companies. Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Accounting or Business Accounting I

BAT 128  Business Accounting II  (2)  

Building on Business Accounting I, this course will lead the student to thoroughly study concepts relating to financial accounting and reporting, including accounting for payroll, accounting for a merchandising business, the use of special ledgers, and accounting for merchandise inventory. Prerequisites: Introduction to Business Accounting or Business Accounting I

BAT 130  Word Processing  (4)  

Students will use Microsoft Office Word software to create and edit basic-to-advanced documents, including tables and charts. This is an instructor-guided lab course.

BAT 140  Document Processing  (4)  

This course continues the development of basic typing skills and emphasizes the formatting of various kinds of business correspondence, reports, tables, electronic forms, and desktop publishing projects from arranged, unarranged, and rough-draft sources.

BAT 172  Spreadsheet Management  (4)  

This course is designed to familiarize the student with various basic and advanced spreadsheet functions. These include creating and maintaining spreadsheets, displaying information, adding and changing formulas, applying formatting, creating charts and tables, inserting graphics, and customizing the appearance and functions of spreadsheets.

BAT 180  Human Relations  (4)  

This course is designed for students to learn skills to compete in an increasingly competitive work environment. Skills stressed will be the production of documents and resources needed to obtain employment. Issues addressed will include appropriate communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, accountability, and business ethics.

BAT 200  Business Law  (4)  

This course provides a basic knowledge of the law and regulations to anyone contemplating a successful career in business. Students will attain knowledge of the nature, concepts and function of the law and the changes technology has brought within the legal system and business law.

BAT 205  Business Research & Writing  (4)  

A successful and productive member of any office team will write business correspondence, electronic mail and business documents using the correct grammar, style and content. This course is designed to ensure students will have the knowledge to produce effective business communications in written form.

BAT 212  Professional Skills & Ethics  (4)  

Business leaders in our society are faced with daily decisions, involving ethical decisions and professional comportment. Students will learn the basics of negotiation, conflict resolution, and trust building in the office and with clients. Students will demonstrate awareness and effective application of professional skills including teamwork, productivity, and employee retention and client relations. This course introduces students to important elements of moral theory as well as main topics in business ethics, including the fiduciary duty of managers, outsourcing, corporate responsibility, whistle-blowing, income smoothing, insider trading, sole-source procurements and kickbacks, conflicts of interest, deception in advertising and marketing, responsibility to the environment, pay for corporate personnel, confidentiality and duties to clients.

BAT 215  Database Management  (4)  

This course covers basic database management skills including creating, maintaining, and editing records, files, and tables and creating queries, forms, and reports. In addition, skills such as modifying database objects, creating advanced types of tables, calculating fields, and importing and exporting data from other software are covered.

BAT 220  Intro Business & Office Mgmt  (4)  

This course will offer the advanced student knowledge and skills used in business offices, accounting departments and professional firms. The student will learn the necessary skills to manage employees and materials as an office manager. Additionally, the student will become well versed in basic business principals, economic systems, management and organization and management information systems. Additionally, the student will understand business ethics and the importance of good business ethics. Students will gain a general understanding of human resources, marketing, product life cycle, finance and investment.

BAT 252  Payroll Accounting  (4)  

Building on Business Accounting, this course will have two units. The first unit will cover all aspects of payroll accounting and provides an innovative, hands-on approach with unique blend of theory and practical exercises, enabling students to get a thorough understanding of the most widely used payroll accounting functions. This unit ends with a comprehensive capstone project. The second unit will cover various accounting topics as accounts receivable, inventory costing, depreciation of long-term assets, bond amortization, financial statements, financial ratios, and budgeting. Students will incorporate knowledge gained from BAT172 Spreadsheet Management to build Excel spreadsheets to handle accounting functions.

BAT 255  Advanced Business Accounting  (4)  

Building on Business Accounting I and II, this course will lead the student to thoroughly study concepts relating to financial accounting and reporting, including preparing financial statements and year-end accounting of a merchandise business. In addition, this course covers specialized accounting procedures for accounts receivable, promissory notes and interest, long-term assets, partnerships, corporate bonds, capital stock, and for corporations. Prerequisites: Business Accounting II

BAT 265  Advanced Accounting Software  (4)  

This course is a comprehensive survey of QuickBooks Pro 2014 that culminates with sitting for the QuickBooks Pro 2014 certification exam. Prerequisites: Business Accounting