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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Business & Computer Systems - Programs of Study

Business Management
A.A.S. Degree (Career)
For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

Students enrolling in the business management program will have the opportunity to gain a variety of business and management skills designed to prepare them for immediate employment as management trainees. Students currently employed, as well as students with no prior experience, will be able to select from a number of tracks developed to meet individual career goals. The major emphasis of the business management program is the development and improvement of business and management skills and the opportunity to select a specific career emphasis.

CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &

 LiteratureArts or Literature Core Course (see pp. 61-62)3

BMGT/SPCH-142 Business Development and

Sales for Emerging Leaders


BMGT/SPCH-175 Business Communications


SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking


SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social SciencesHistory Core Course (see p. 63) 3
ScienceScience Core Course (see p. 64; must include

lab) 4
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 64)3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core

Course (see p. 64)2-3


ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT-112Principles of Accounting II3
BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization3
BMGT-130Principles of Marketing3
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros3
ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)3

Select one of the following tracks along with the General Education Core and Courses Related to Major to complete the degree in Business Management, Financial Planning, or Business Management in the Virtual Environment.

Business Management Track

Application Code 37A

This track creates the skills for a broad sector of general business managers. Whether they are aspiring, new, or experienced managers, students will be prepared to successfully manage businesses of any size across all industries.

BMGT-141Supervisory Development3
BMGT-145Principles of Management3
BMGT-200Managing for the Future3
BMGT-203Business Ethics3
BMGT-205Principles of International Business3
BMGT-240Human Resource Management3
BMGT-241Project Management3
Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):
BMGT-120Small Business Management 
BMGT-201Business Work Experience I 
BMGT-204Taking Your Business Mobile3


Financial Planning Track
Application Code 37B
This practical track creates the skills needed for more effective personal financial decisions in today’s world. By including such topics as retirement, housing decisions, investing, and managing loans and other credit areas, a complete set of tools to improve individual and business money choices will be learned. Resources to manage serious challenges such as overwhelming debt, foreclosures, etc. will also be presented in this program track. The knowledge gained is appropriate for each of the typical life-cycle related areas for all family members, young and not-so-young, as well as those in small-to-medium-sized businesses.

BMGT-205Principles of International Business3
FNPL-101Personal Financial Planning Principles3
FNPL-106Credit Management3
FNPL-108Financial Planning for Retirement3
FNPL-110Estate Planning and Elder Law3
FNPL-206Banking and Financial Planning3
FNPL-210Financial Planning Seminar1
Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):
BMGT-145Principles of Management 
FNPL-201Investment Analysis and Portfolio Selection
FNPL-202Risk Management and Insurance 3

Business Management in the Virtual Environment Track
Application Code 37D
This track provides students with opportunities to acquire up-to-date business and management skills designed for successful employment in business environments in which virtual technologies contribute to efficiency and productivity. This curriculum provides opportunities to gain business skills applicable to various settings and supplements these with appropriate technical knowledge and skills to enhance business output through the implementation of virtual technology. The courses are appropriate for students who will work in virtual environments, such as home businesses or telecommuting. It will also be of benefit to those seeking employment in established and forward-looking businesses.

BMGT-200Managing for the Future3
BMGT-203Business Ethics3
BMGT-204Taking Your Business Mobile3
CMSY-154Protecting the Virtual Office3
CMSY-168Developing for the Web3
CMSY-211Web Tools for Successful Business3
CMSY-212Virtual Process Management in Business3

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST