Courses


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Questions on business courses, stop by the Business Department (218s) or see you counselor in the Guidance Department.

B162 Technology Applications I

LEVEL: 1,2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B163 Technology Applications II

PREREQUISITE: B162 or B964 (Summer School) Computer Literacy LEVEL: 1,2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B164 Technology Applications I & II

This is a full-year course combining B162 Technology Applications I and B163 Technology Applications II. Students who complete this course and earn a B or higher may be eligible for college credit when completing advanced coursework at Harper College.

LEVEL: 1,2,3,4 One year One unit

B184 Business Explorations

Business Explorations provides students the opportunity to explore today’s global marketplace through the perspectives of both the consumer and the business professional.  This course is an introductory survey of business topics, including entrepreneurship, business organization and management, human resources, marketing, financial planning, credit, savings and investing, accounting, business law, insurance, and social responsibility.  This course meets and exceeds the D211 Consumer Education graduation requirement.

LEVEL: 1, 2 One year One unit

B223 Sports Marketing

Sports Marketing is a course designed to teach marketing concepts through (applied to) the sports industry. Students will learn and apply the functions of marketing as they create projects related to marketing concepts. Students experience selecting locations, logos, advertisements, promotions, merchandise, and much more as they develop their projects. Guest speakers enhance classroom instruction by sharing personal experience and informing students how to achieve a position in the sports and entertainment marketing industries.

LEVEL: 2, 3, 4 One-half year One-half unit

B223 Music and Entertainment Marketing

Music and Entertainment Marketing is a course designed to teach marketing concepts through (applied to) the music and entertainment industry. Students will learn and apply the functions of marketing as they create projects related to marketing concepts. Students experience selecting locations, logos, advertisements, promotions, merchandise, and much more as they develop their projects. Guest speakers enhance classroom instruction by sharing personal experience and informing students how to achieve a position in the sports and entertainment marketing industries.

LEVEL: 2, 3, 4 One-half year One-half unit

B224 PIE (Practices in Entrepreneurship)

This integrated class offers students an opportunity to use their culinary skills in a practical business application. Students who enroll in this two-period connected class will learn the skills required to start and manage a small business. Students will apply economic, management, marketing, accounting, and business law concepts in a bakery/coffee shop scenario.

REQUIREMENT: Concurrent enrollment in H224 PIE (Practices in Entrepreneurship) LEVEL: 2, 3, 4 One semester One-half unit

B232 Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies exposes and teaches students about current and emerging technologies in the dynamic world of technology.  Throughout the semester, topics such as the evolution of Web 2.0, cloud computing and the use of web-based applications in a desktop, mobile and slate environment will be explored. Students will interact and experience the latest digital tools through blogging, tagging, social bookmarking, social and professional networking and managing syndicated online materials.  Students who take this course will be able to apply these skills in an academic, personal and professional setting.

LEVEL: 2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B274 Digital Marketing Communications

Digital Marketing Communications is designed to teach students how to integrate software skills and marketing techniques to create professional quality marketing products. Taught in a project-based lab setting, students will develop flyers, business cards, letterheads, brochures, websites and professional presentations using desktop publishing software, video editing software, and Web 2.0 technologies.  This class culminates with an online portfolio that will prepare students for a future in a digital world.

LEVEL: 2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B267 Study Skills

Study Skills is designed to teach students effective study habits including the development of time management and organizational skills. Taking well-organized notes, test taking strategies, and reading strategies are included. Personal learning styles will be analyzed relative to teaching styles in order to maximize learning across the curriculum.

LEVEL: 2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B284 Entrepreneurship

This course helps students gain an understanding of the business and marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business. Students will learn to identify, analyze, and develop an idea into a realistic business. The fundamentals of economics, marketing, management, and finance will be studied as students work on developing a comprehensive business plan throughout the semester. This course is designed for students who have an interest in developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

LEVEL: 2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B285 Consumer Education

This required course exceeds state requirements for consumer education. Students will receive instruction in budgeting and savings and investing, credit, insurance, comparative shopping, banking, income taxes, advertising, and consumer protection.

LEVEL: 2,3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B384 Business Management

B384 Business Management provides a critical understanding of how business organizations work and are managed—their goals, strategies, structures, environments, and the motivations and interests of the people involved. Students will analyze the management functions (planning, organizing, leading, staffing, controlling) and their implementation and integration within the business environment. This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about global business and the skills necessary to lead companies through a constantly changing landscape. Through a variety of unique classroom projects, group discussions, guest speakers and lectures, students will take with them the skills to become a leader in the business world.

LEVEL: 3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B386 Accounting 1 -- Financial

Accounting will supply the college-bound students and those interested in the field of business with the tools necessary to succeed in accounting. Students will gain a basic understanding of accounting systems and procedures including the handling of cash and credit transactions, payroll, special journals, subsidiary ledgers, adjusting and closing entries, and the preparation of financial statements. Students will become familiar with computerized accounting software and Microsoft Excel. All students will benefit from learning the “language of business.” Students completing this course and B486 with a B or higher may be eligible for college credit at William Rainey Harper College.

PREREQUISITE: One year of mathematics (A,B,C) LEVEL: 2, 3, 4 One year One unit

B387 Business Law

Business Law is offered to students interested in the application of law to their personal lives and to business activities. Students study the administration of the law, various parts of a contract, termination, remedies, defenses for breach as well as real and personal property. Historical and current legal cases that cover constitutional, civil, criminal, and contract laws will be studied. Students demonstrate their knowledge of law and legal procedures by participating in mock trials. This course is recommended for students who are considering careers in law or business as well as those who seek a better understanding of the application of law to their personal lives.

LEVEL: 3,4 One-half year One-half unit

B486 Accounting 2 -- Managerial

Accounting 2 emphasizes departmental and payroll accounting, updating accounts for adjustments, partnership and corporation accounting, accounting control systems, accounting for taxes, notes and drafts, automated systems, cost accounting, special problems in accounting for sales, and how management uses accounting data. Activities are completed using computerized accounting software and Microsoft Excel. Accounting 2 is designed for any student planning to continue the pursuit of a business or accounting program in college, as well as for those who have an interest in accounting careers upon high school graduation. Students completing this course and B386 with a B or higher may be eligible for college credit when completing coursework at William Rainey Harper College.

PREREQUISITE: B386 Accounting 1 LEVEL: 3, 4 One year One unit