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Business Office Applications (BOA) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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BOA 1101 Word I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course focuses on the features and functions of Microsoft Word software used in a business environment. Students will learn to create and customize documents using editing functions, formatting features, graphics, images, tables, and charts.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $2.00

BOA 1102 Excel I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course explores Excel features and functions used in business and accounting applications. Students will learn to create and modify worksheets, insert formulas, create charts, enhance the appearance of workbooks, and manage files and folders.
Lecture: 1.5 hour - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and placement into MATH 1010 or higher          Lab fee: $2.00

BOA 1103 PowerPoint I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
Students will learn to plan, create, and revise PowerPoint presentations. Emphasis will be placed on presentation skills and design standards.
Lecture: 1.5 hours- Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $2.00

BOA 1104 Access I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course includes features and functions of Microsoft Access database software used in a business environment. Topics include creating and modifying databases and tables, creating and manipulating queries, forms, and reports.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1010 or higher
Lab fee: $2.00

BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course covers the accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses including analysis of business transactions, journalizing, posting, adjusting and closing entries, and financial statement preparation. Transactions involving payroll accounting are also covered.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 1010 or higher      Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1115 Computerized Accounting with Peachtree (A, SU)

2 credits
This course contains basic accounting procedures using Peachtree® computerized accounting software. The course includes how to create a company file, manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and payroll, track inventory and fixed assets, maintain ledgers and journals and create reports. This course also includes a project where the student will assume the role of a consultant providing Peachtree consulting services to a client.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1111          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1116 Adjusting Entries & Error Correction (SP, SU)

1 credit
This course examines why accruals, deferrals and other adjustments are made. Students will learn how to record accrued revenue and expenses, unearned revenue and prepaid expenses, and other adjusting entries such as depreciation and bad debt. Course also explores where accounting errors occur and how to find them.   Students will learn how to perform a bank reconciliation and how to use a trial balance to find errors.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1111           Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1117 Payroll (SP, SU)

1 credit
This course examines federal and state wage-hour laws, paying employees, obtaining required payroll data, completing state withholding and federal reporting forms, and how to record journal entries for wages and deductions, and withholding and remitting taxes.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1111          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1118 Inventory (A, SU)

1 credit
This course examines how to record merchandise inventory using both the perpetual and the periodic methods. Computing cost of goods sold and valuing ending inventory is explored using different costing methods such as weighted average, FIFO, LIFO and lower of cost or market.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1111          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1119 Internal Controls & Fraud Prevention (A, SU)

1 credit
This course examines internal controls and their role in the prevention of fraud. BOA 1119 also looks at how to prevent employee theft before it starts and how employees steal noncash assets. Students will learn how to prevent check fraud, credit card fraud and vendor cheating.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1111          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1120 Depreciation (A, SU)

1 credit
This course examines how to compute and record depreciation for book and tax purposes using different methods.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1111         Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1121 Bookkeeping Certification Review (A, SU)

1 credit
This course is a comprehensive review of all bookkeeping certificate courses in preparation for taking the national exam to become a certified bookkeeper. In this exam prep course, students will be exposed to sample questions from all parts of the national certification exam.  Students will also submit a personal plan towards certification.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 2112         Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1122 QuickBooks™  (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
Students will set up a company in QuickBooks™ and learn how to perform all bookkeeping and accounting functions of the software, and how to manage business functions such as inventory, payroll, payables, receivables, and banking. Integrating QuickBooks™ with other programs and customizing QuickBooks™ to a company's specific needs are also covered.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab 2 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1111 or ACCT 1211          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1131 Keyboarding & Document Formatting (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course emphasizes beginning touch-typing skills/proper keyboarding techniques and document formatting using word processing software. Basic business documents such as letters, memos, and tables are included. Drill practice is integrated to develop speed, accuracy, and correct finger placement.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1010 or higher
Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1132 Advanced Document Formatting (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
Students will develop a mastery of formatting skills and intermediate word processing functions required to complete sophisticated business correspondence. Along with these skills, students will continue to build keyboarding speed and accuracy rates.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1131          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1138 Computer Transcription (A, SP)

1 credit
This course is designed to develop skill in the use of transcription software equipment with emphasis on the fundamentals of English in grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. A final document in acceptable format with no errors is the goal in transcribing audio of communications in a broad range of business formats.
Lecture: .5 hour - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1131          Lab fee: $4.00

BOA 1139 Keyboarding Improvement (SP)

1 credit
This elective course is designed to provide students with increased skill in the use of the keyboard by touch. The emphasis will be on speed and accuracy, using drills, straight-copy materials, and timed writings. Students must key by touch with accuracy, using correct finger placement.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BOA 1131          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1150 Office Procedures I (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course introduces the student to the skills needed for success as an administrative professional. The main responsibilities, the soft skills and knowledge, and the required technical skills necessary for success in the 21st century office are emphasized. Students will begin developing an electronic portfolio that is used throughout the program.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100 and MATH 1010 or higher
Lab fee: $5.00

BOA 1151 Office Procedures II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
As a continuation of BOA 1150 Office Procedures I, this course covers additional topics essential to the success of an office professional and continues to provide continuity and integration with all BOA courses and curriculum. Topics include preparing and delivering presentations, teamwork in the workplace, planning and advancing your career, and professional development.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1150          Lab fee: $5.00

BOA 1172 Excel II (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course uses intermediate and advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. Students will learn advanced formatting techniques, work with templates, and use advanced features for financial, math, statistical, and logical functions to analyze and solve problems in a business environment. Students will test for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for Excel at the end of this course.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1102          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1188 PowerPoint II (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course includes intermediate and advanced features and functions using Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software.   Emphasis will be placed on presentation, creation, and enhancement using formatting features, animation, movies, sounds, and various delivery methods. Students will test for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for PowerPoint at the end of this course. Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1103          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1191 Word II (A. SP)

2 credits
This course focuses on the intermediate features and functions of Microsoft Word software used in a business environment. Students will learn to create and customize documents using advanced formatting features, create specialized tables, charts, and templates. Students will test for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification for Word at the end of this course.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1101          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1200 Business Language (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is the study of the business grammar and language fundamentals needed to communicate effectively in today’s business environment. Topics include grammar, punctuation, capitalization, number styles, vocabulary, and spelling.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100             Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 1300 Business Applications (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course prepares students to solve business problems using computer software as a tool. Covers intermediate business applications pertaining to all communication methods used in a business environment.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: CSCI 1101 or BOA 1101, BOA 1102, and BOA 1103
Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 2112 Bookkeeping II (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is a continuation of BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I. The course is designed to provide students with a strong basic knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping terminology and concepts related to notes payable, notes receivable, uncollectible accounts, inventory, property and equipment, partnerships, corporate organization including taxes, stocks and bonds, statement of cash flows, and comparative financial statements.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1111, MATH 1010 or higher           Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 2167 Desktop Publishing (SP)

2 credits
This course utilizes a desktop publishing software program to design professional publications. It begins with basic concepts and builds upon this knowledge to demonstrate how to fully utilize the publishing software.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: BOA 1191          Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 2950 BOA Practicum & Seminar (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This practicum is a professional field experience program designed to provide the student with an opportunity to work in a professional office environment. This opportunity allows students to integrate the theory and knowledge of course content with the application of principles and practices in a work environment. The seminar provides opportunities for discussion and activities related to a business office environment.
Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 14 hours
Prerequisites: BOA 1132, BOA 1151           Lab fee: $3.00

BOA 2999 BOA Capstone (A, SP)

3 credits
This BOA capstone course provides a hands-on application environment where students work in teams to plan, develop, implement, and present automated business office applications. Students will also complete an electronic portfolio and participate in a community service project related to the program of study.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: BOA 1132, BOA 1151           Lab fee: $5.00