Business (BUSE)



90A Learning Skills - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

This is a course designed to teach the skills necessary to become a successful learner, both in college and in the years beyond college. Emphasis is placed on time management, organizational skills, and basic thinking, reading and writing techniques. Students will be able to successfully learn, retain and communicate information. This course is intended for the beginning or returning certificate student planning to major in vocational education. (FT) AA/AS.

90B Work Success - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

This is a course designed to teach the skills necessary to become a successful employee. Emphasis is placed on understanding and developing the skills necessary to secure and keep a job. Students will be able to look for employment, prepare for an interview, and model the qualities of a successful employee. This course is intended for the beginning or returning student planning to seek gainful employment. (FT) AA/AS.

90C Business Internship Seminars - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to employment opportunities in the local job market. Each class includes five industry presentations that require students to research the particular business, write a practice resume for that business, and conduct a mock interview for that business. This course is intended for students majoring in the computer technology options of the Business Studies certificates of performance, certificates of achievement, and associate in science degrees. (FT) AA/AS.

90D Workplace Competencies - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

This course teaches the necessary SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) skills for a student to become a successful participant in today's workforce. Emphasis is on time management, organizational skills, and basic thinking, reading, and writing techniques. Students are able to successfully select, learn, retain, analyze, and communicate information. This course is intended for the beginning or returning certificate student planning to major in vocational education. (FT) AA/AS.

92 Introduction to Business Communications - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 43 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Business 119 or Office Information Systems 115.
This course is a review of the principles and mechanics of English grammar and syntax for written and oral business communications. Topics include business vocabulary, dictionary usage, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation for business writing. Students write business letters, resumes, memos, and informal business reports. This course is intended for students majoring in business who need a review of English for business communications. AA/AS.

100 Introduction to Business - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4; or Business 92 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This introductory course for both business and non-business majors provides a broad understanding of the business community. Topics include business functions and terminology, occupational choices, and economic role. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

101 Business Mathematics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides a comprehensive study of business mathematics and reviews basic mathematics, such as decimals, fractions, and percentages. Topics include bank services, payroll, the mathematics of buying and selling, interest and loans, taxes, insurance, depreciation, and other business computations. This course is intended for students majoring in business or others interested in a business setting such as managers, supervisors, and work team members. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

119 Business Communications - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; or Business 92 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces the principles of effective business communications. Topics include the development, analysis, organization, and composition of various types of written and oral business communications. Students develop clear, concise, and persuasive letters, memoranda, and reports. This course is intended for students majoring in business and for others working in a business environment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

140 Business Law and the Legal Environment - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5 or Business 92 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces students to the legal system, the laws that govern business in America, and the principles underlying fundamental legal concepts. Topics include judicial and administrative systems; ethics; contracts; torts; bankruptcy; agency; business organizations and ownership types; government agencies and regulation; protection of intellectual property interest; and the international business environment. This course is intended for students majoring in business and for others interested in business law. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

150 Human Relations in Business - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course introduces students to human behavior as it relates to business. Topics include leadership, communication, status, decision making, motivation, and personnel problems. This course is intended for students majoring in business and others interested in a business setting such as managers, supervisors, and work team members. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

155 Managing the Small Business - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M30; Business 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the elements involved in successfully operating a small business. Key issues include human resource management, marketing for small business, and legal issues. This course is intended for the student who plans to major in Business Studies or Business Management. This course is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in owning or operating a small business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

157 Starting a Small Business - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M30; Business 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of the skills required for writing an effective business plan. Emphasis is placed on creating a business plan that identifies key decisions for the entrepreneur, including, financing, marketing, and determining the business location. This course is designed for students planning to major in Business Studies and/or planning on starting their own business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

158A enactus - High School Projects - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides students with the opportunity to solidify and implement fundamental business concepts through mentorship and collaboration with high school students on a community service project related to food collection and distribution. Students develop high school level business and project planning curriculum, create and maintain working relationships with local business people, and develop leadership skills as they guide a group of high school students through project planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. This course is intended for students majoring in business and students from all disciplines interested in developing business and leadership skills through working with high school students on a community service project. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

158B enactus - Elementary and Middle School Projects - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides students with the opportunity to solidify and implement fundamental business and business ethics concepts through mentorship and collaboration with elementary and middle school students on projects related to environmental awareness and recycling. Students develop elementary and middle school business ethics curriculum, create and maintain working relationships with local business people, and develop leadership skills as they guide a group of students through project planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. This course is intended for students majoring in business and students from other disciplines interested in developing business and leadership skills through working with elementary and middle school students on environmental awareness projects. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

158C enactus - Community Projects - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or This course provides students with the opportunity to solidify financial concepts and develop teamwork and leadership skills through the organization and implementation of financial literacy workshops for elementary, middle and high school students and/ or for community groups. This course is intended for students majoring in business and students from other disciplines interested in developing business and leadership skills through participation in financial literacy workshop planning and implementation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

158D enactus - On-Campus Educational Projects - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides students with the opportunity to solidify business start-up planning and assessment skills as well as teamwork and leadership skills through the organization and implementation of mentorship workshops with potential entrepreneurs. This course is intended for students majoring in business and students from other disciplines interested in developing business and leadership skills through participation in business start-up workshop planning and implementation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245A Small Business Internship - Marketing - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Business 245 and/or 275. Business 245A, B, C, and D combined may be taken a total of four times.
This course provides theory and practical experience in marketing a small business. Students are responsible for the marketing function for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides marketing theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional marketing skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the marketing function of small business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245B Small Business Internship - Operations - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Business 245 and/or 275. Business 245A, B, C, and D combined may be taken a total of four times.
This course provides theory and practical experience in marketing a small business. Students are responsible for the marketing function for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides marketing theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional marketing skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the marketing function of small business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245C Small Business Internship - Accounting - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Business 245 and/or 275. Business 245A, B, C, and D combined may be taken a total of four times.
This course provides theory and practical experience in accounting for a small business. Students are responsible for accounting for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides accounting theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional accounting skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the accounting functions of small business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245D Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory - 9 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Business 245 and/or 275. Business 245A, B, C, and D combined may be taken a total of four times.
This course provides theory and practical experience in purchasing and inventory control for a small business. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies and inventory for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides theory in purchasing and inventory control and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop
more professional skills for use in purchasing for a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the buying and inventory functions of small business. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245E Small Business Internship - Marketing - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides theory and practical experience in marketing a small business. Students are responsible for the marketing function for a Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides marketing theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional marketing skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the marketing function of a small business in the computer technology area (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245F Small Business Internship - Operations - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides theory and practical experience in the operations and human resource functions of a small business. Students are responsible for operations and human resources of the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides management theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional management skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the operations function of a small business in the computer technology area. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245G Small Business Internship - Accounting - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4. 
This course provides theory and practical experience in accounting for a small business. Students are responsible for accounting for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides accounting theory and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional accounting skills for use in operating a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the accounting function of a small business in the computer technology area. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245H Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R4 and W4.
This course provides theory and practical experience in purchasing and inventory control for a small business. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies and inventory for the Student Business on campus. Classroom time provides theory in purchasing and inventory control and an opportunity to evaluate and enhance skills learned. Through these experiences, students will develop more professional skills for use in purchasing for a small business. In each segment of this course, students gain experience in a separate business function. This course is intended for students majoring in Small Business Management and for those interested in entrepreneurial and community service. It is also intended for students from any discipline who are interested in learning the purchasing function of a small business in the computer technology area. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
For advanced students in business who wish to pursue special problems and projects relating to their particular subject area. The student meets with the instructor at specific intervals and is expected to do primary research, analyze problems and submit reports. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.