College of the Siskiyous

Courses

BA 0504 - Communication in the Workplace

This course will assist students with skill building in their workplace communication. Communication in the workplace will consist of a study of the key elements of communication within business organizations. Topics covered in the course will include verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills and specific workplace communication skills, including telephone and e-mail communication, and business letter writing.

BA 0505 - Strategic Thinking, Decision Making and Problem Solving

This course is designed to prepare students to strategically think and problem solve, and provides an introduction to decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the workplace. Specific strategies for making decisions and solving problems will be presented, as well as the use of creativity in identifying solutions.

BA 0507 - Microsoft Excel for Business I

A comprehensive introduction to using spreadsheet software to solve business problems. Students learn enhanced worksheet design for business applications to greater enhance their workplace skills. Students learn to set up, format, save and print spreadsheets. Additional topics include logical and mathematical functions and creating graphs from spreadsheet data. This course is a component of the noncredit Occupation, Vocational and CTE certification programs.

BA 0884 - Job Search Skills

The class will provide an environment which will allow the students to reevaluate themselves in a more positive light, to raise their self-esteem and incorporate the knowledge and processes necessary to compete in the labor market. (NDA)

BA 0889 - Making Your Money Work for You

Participants will be given tools and concepts necessary to successfully manage their personal and business finances. Topics include basic money management skills, setting financial goals, developing budgets for success, positive steps to repair credit, introduction to the psychology of money, analyzing spending habits, considering the value of investments, and creating a savings plan. This hands-on course is designed for someone who is interested in creating positive personal financial management skills. (NDA)

BA 0901 - Customer Service

This course is designed to provide the student with certain key skills and attitudes in order to effectively meet the needs of customers. The student will be introduced to the concept of internal and external customers, customer satisfaction, and customer retention. Topics will also include communicating with customers, developing a positive attitude, handling complaints, and sales skills. (AA)

BA 0902 - Communication

This course is designed to introduce students to key elements in communication. Topics will include verbal and nonverbal communication as well as listening skills. Emphasis will be placed on communication within business organizations, such as specific supervisory communication skills and how to effectively communicate with internal and external customers. (AA)

BA 0903 - Attitude in the Workplace

This course is designed to provide the student with certain key skills in the area of attitude so that they may effectively maintain a positive attitudeat the workplace and at home. The student will be introduced to the concepts of how attitudes are communicated, types of attitudes, and how to adjust one's attitude. (AA)

BA 0904 - Conflict Management

This course is designed to introduce the student to the meaning of conflict, the causes of conflict and strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict. Emphasis will be placed on the five conflict handling modes, how to deal with difficult people, and how to bring out the best in others. (AA)

BA 0905 - Decision Making/Problem Solving

This course is designed to introduce the student to decision making and problem solving techniques. (AA)

BA 0906 - Ethics and Values

This course is designed to introduce the student to the importance of ethics and values in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on how values influence actions, developing a personal ethical philosophy, and helping others do the right thing. (AA)

BA 0906 - Ethics and Values

This course is designed to introduce the student to the importance of ethics and values in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on how values influence actions, developing a personal ethical philosophy, and helping others do the right thing. (AA)

BA 0907 - Managing Organizational Change

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of change and the influence it has on an organization and the individuals in that organization. Topics will include understanding organizational change, theoretical models of change, stages of change, and how to manage organizational change. (AA)

BA 0908 - Stress Management

This course is designed to acquaint the student with key elements of stress management. Topics will include the recognition of stress, causes of stress, and the benefits of stress management. Emphasis will be placed on a multitude of ways to handle stress in order to have a more productive professional and private life. (AA)

BA 0909 - Team Building

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how teams work together, common problems teams encounter and how to solve them. Students will learn to recognize various team player styles as well as gain exposure to the stages of team growth. Tips and techniques for team building in the workplace will also be covered. (AA)

BA 0910 - Time Management

This course is designed to introduce the student to time management principles and specific tools that assist in making maximum use of time. Emphasis will be placed on how to prioritize, identify time wasters, delegate, and set goals. (AA)

BA 0920 - Practical Accounting

Provides an introduction to accounting, suitable for students interested in pursuing additional business and accounting courses as well as for students interested in establishing a practical understanding of accounting. BA 0920 includes the application of the double-entry system in the preparation and use of journals, ledgers, worksheets and financial statements. Banking and payroll issues are also explored. (AA)

BA 0950 - Beginning Word Processing/Keyboarding

This course is designed to introduce students to basic keyboarding and word processing software. Students will be able to key (type) alphabetical characters, numbers including using the ten-key pad, and symbols using the touch method on a computer. (AA)

BA 0951 - Electronic Office

This course provides comprehensive training that utilizes hands-on applications and evaluations that will assist the student in developing the knowledge and skills that are required in today's changing and emerging office occupations. Workplace skills consisting of business-related problems and scenarios that incorporate the use of technology, written and verbal communications, job search applications, electronic calculators, and using electronic filing systems along with human relations, teamwork, time and resource management and customer service projects. (AA)

BA 0959 - Business and Practical Math

Prerequisite: MATH 0850 or qualification through assessment or MATH 0851 AND MATH 0852 or qualification through assessment

This course uses the business environment and life examples to learn mathematical principles. Topics include: statistics and probability, annuities and retirements, taxes, home and car loans, optimum solutions, proportions, and financial statements. (AA)

BA 0961 - Strong Individuals/Strong Communities

This course is designed to strengthen participants' organizational, leadership, time management, concentration, communication and problem solving skills while inspiring and supporting workplace and community effectiveness. (AA)

BA 0966 - Computerized Accounting

Advisory: BA 0920

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of accounting, record keeping, and financial statement preparation using an accounting software program. At the completion of this course students will be able to identify components and implement procedures required to set up and maintain a computerized accounting system, including a chart of accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, basic payroll, and closing procedures. Students will be able to prepare financial statements and decision-support reports. (AA)

BA 0967 - Computerized Accounting II

Advisory: BA 0966

This course provides further study and application of advanced topics in computerized accounting. At the completion of this course students will be able to set up and maintain a complete accounting system and analyze accounting data. Topics include budgeting, memorized transactions, inventory, journal entries, closing procedures, exporting data to Microsoft Excel, payroll reporting, 1099 reporting, estimating, progress billing, audit trail, data back up procedures, and financial reporting analysis. (AA)

BA 0973 - Triple Bottom Line Business

This course introduces students to the concept of business as a means of economic, social, and environmental contribution. Students will explore what measures define "triple bottom line" businesses where financial, ecologic, and social sustainability are equally prioritized. Knowledge gained from these investigations will enhance consumer buying, employee desirability, and entrepreneurial pursuits in today's emerging green economy. (AA)

BA 0985 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course will introduce participants to entrepreneurship and its role in the market economy. Topics include: What is an Entrepreneur, Preparing for Business, Opportunity Recognition and Market Analysis, Marketing Plan and Sales, Analyzing Finances, Starting Your Business, Managing Your Business, and Growing Your Business. (AA)

BA 0987 - It's Your Technology

Advisory: CSCI 1001

This course provides an overview of current technology products, applications and services to support business. Participants will be exposed to and apply a variety of established and emerging productivity tools and technological options to optimize and enhance business functions in areas such as communications, customer service, productivity, security, marketing and financial management. Participants will develop assessment and evaluation skills for choosing, implementing and continually updating technology for business use. (AA)

BA 1001 - Financial Accounting

Prerequisite: BA 0920
Advisory: ENGL 0900 and MATH 0850

Financial Accounting explores how accounting information is used by a variety of decision makers, including investors and creditors. This core lower-division business course emphasizes the reporting and analysis of business transactions as communicated to the public through financial statements. Topics include: the accounting cycle; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); revenue and expense recognition; asset, liability and equity valuation; cash flows; internal controls; and ethics. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: ACCT 110)

BA 1006 - Introduction to Business

Advisory: ENGL 0900

Students will be introduced to the world of business through discussions of marketing, management, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, business ethics, the law, risk management and insurance and the global marketplace. Various types of business entities will be examined and analyzed in the context of today's dynamic business environment. (AA, CSU, UC)

BA 1014 - Principles of Business Management

This course is an introduction and overview of business and management systems. It covers principles of strategic management, marketing systems, money and information management systems, human resources, leadership, motivation systems, organizational change and learning, and systems for business improvement. (AA,CSU)

BA 1015 - Human Relations in Business

Advisory: ENGL 0900

A study of the organizational and human aspects of business with emphasis on awareness of the interpersonal relationships that exist within the business structure. (AA,CSU)

BA 1018 - Legal Environment of Business

Advisory: ENGL 0900

The Legal Environment of Business is an introduction to the legal process and the impact of the law on societal, governmental and economic entities. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, judicial and administrative processes, international legal issues, forms of business organizations and government regulation. (AA,CSU,UC) (C-ID: BUS 120)

BA 1020 - Introduction to Business Applications

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of the latest word processing software for the application of projects in an office setting. Topics include: Formatting and customizing characters and paragraphs, inserting objects, maintaining documents, and creating tables and SmartArt.(AA,CSU)

BA 1024 - Beginning Spreadsheets

Provides an introduction to electronic spreadsheets through extensive hands-on use of Microsoft Office Excel. Emphasis is placed on the design, construction and effective usage of electronic spreadsheets as well as using mathematical formulas and functions, charts, tables, graphs, formatting features, workbook management, and financial functions. Students cannot receive credit for both CSCI 1024 and BA 1024. (AA, CSU)

BA 1025 - Beginning Word Processing

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of the latest word processing software for the application of projects in an office setting. Topics include: Formatting and customizing characters and paragraphs, inserting objects, maintaining documents, and creating tables and SmartArt. (AA,CSU)

BA 1028 - Leadership Development

Leadership has been defined in many diverse ways. While leadership is not a science or simple formula that can be applied, leadership skills can be developed. Traditional theories of effective leadership are studied, as well as current strategies for success in a personal business setting. Student will review a local leadership example, and develop a personal plan to develop strong, personal leadership skills. (AA, CSU)

BA 1034 - Personal Finance

Advisory: MATH 0830

This course covers an integrated approach to personal finance focusing on practical decision making, and the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. The student will learn how to manage effectively manage personal finances throughout their life cycle. (AA, CSU)

BA 1057 - Electronic Commerce

This course introduces the student to the processes involved in the selling, buying, marketing, and advertising of goods and services via the World Wide Web. This includes an in-depth analysis of the markets and the logistics involved in the delivering of products or services to customers, as well as identifying ways the World Wide Web can help capitalize on the opportunities that exist in E-Commerce for the purposes of maximizing profits. (AA)

BA 1501 - Managerial Accounting

Prerequisite: BA 1001

Managerial Accounting examines how managers use accounting information in decision-making. This core lower-division business course explores the development and use of actual and standard cost data, variable and absorption costing, budgets, profitability analysis, capital expenditure analysis, internal reporting and cost controls. (AA,CSU,UC) (C-ID: ACCT 120)

BA 1524 - Intermediate Spreadsheets

Using Microsoft Excel, this course provides the student with the intermediate spreadsheet skills needed to create scientific, statistical, trigonometry, financial, logical, text functions, and formulas along with instruction on linking worksheets, pivot tables, using data analysis, sharing workbooks, and creating macros. (AA,CSU)

BA 1525 - Intermediate Word Processing

This course is designed to move students to an advanced level in the latest word processing software for the application of projects in an office setting. Time will be devoted to skill building and advanced exercises. (AA,CSU)

BA 1550 - Intermediate Word Processing/Keyboarding

This course is designed to focus on an intermediate level of keyboarding and document production using current word processing software that includes some desktop publishing features. Time will be devoted to skill building, intermediate document preparation, and production. (AA, CSU)

BA 2929 - Special Studies

This course provides an opportunity for capable students to do additional study on selected topics in business. (AA,CSU)

BA 2949 - Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the student's educational or occupational goal. One work experience credit can be awarded for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work. Students can earn a maximum of 16 semester units, .5-8units/semester. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA,CSU)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dennis Roberts, Associate Dean, Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201