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Microcomputer Business Applications AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  60
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: RDG094
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Microcomputer Business Applications AAS Degree is designed to provide the skills needed for students who are interested in becoming part of the support system in almost any office configuration in a wide variety of business areas. Coursework will provide a variety of microcomputer application skills and general business knowledge. The general education courses provide business-related skills. Courses in the program prepare students for the Microsoft examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6:
43-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Median wages (2014) $24.42 hourly, $50,780 annual

Employment (2014) 1,466,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Average (5% to 8%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 342,700


Recommended Proficiencies: Keyboarding skills of 35+ wpm and Ten key skills of 6000+ kph.
Complete CIS 110 or CIS 120 the first semester.


Course Requirements
Microcomputer Business Applications AAS
Total Credits: 60 credits

General Education Requirements (19-20)
Written Communications (3)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM259 Professional Communication (3)

Arts and Humanities (3)
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics (3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select one:
ECN200 Contemporary Economic Issues (3) (Recommended)
ECN201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
Also fulfills Core Requirements
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (37)
ACC100 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
BUS123 Business Relations (3)
BUS260 Applied Business Seminar (3)
CBA116A MS PowerPoint Basics (1)
CBA116B MS PowerPoint Advanced (1)
CBA117A MS Publisher Basics (1)
CBA117B MS Publisher Intermediate (1)
CBA118 MS Outlook (1)
CBA122A MS Word - Module 1 (2)
CBA122B MS Word - Module 2 (2)
CBA133A Spreadsheet Applications in Excel (3)
CBA133B Advanced Spreadsheet Applications in Excel (3)
CBA134A Database Management in Access (3)
CIS112 Web Design Fundamentals with HTML (3)
CIS113 E-Commerce and Social Media (3)
Select college-level electives numbered 100 or above from ACC, AGB, AJS, BUS, CIS, ECN, FRE, HIM, HRM, NTR, OAS, POS, REC, SLG, or SPA to meet the 60 credit degree requirement.

Other Requirements (4)
PAC or DAN Course (1)

Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3):
Select one:
CIS 110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3)
CIS 120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.
a minimum of 60 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Define business ethics and discuss the importance of ethical business practices. (CSLO #1)
2. (Application Level) Use software applications, basic programming, and soft skills for business solutions. (CSLO #3)
3. (Synthesis Level) Design, upload, and modify business web pages. (CSLO #3)
4. (Synthesis Level) Create and modify documents using Microsoft Word application. (CSLO #3)
5. (Synthesis Level) Create and modify spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel application. (CSLO #3)
6. (Synthesis Level) Create and modify database tables using Microsoft Access application. (CSLO #3)
7. (Application Level) Import and export data between different business applications. (CSLO #3)
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective communicate through presentations, reports, memos, and various other business situations.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop and maintain a Web presence using different social media tools. (CSLO #3)
10. (Application Level) Examine ways to safeguard your computer against virus infection, spyware, and other threats.
11. (Application Level) Operate MS Windows features and programs to achieve increased productivity. (CSLO #3)
12. (Analysis Level) Determine and use the appropriate mathematical formulas needed to analyze given data. (CSLO #4)
Standards for Program
None