Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

BUS102 Introduction to Business

3 credits—An introductory survey course which provides an overview of the major functions in business with relation to current social, economic and environmental concerns.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Elective 3 credits

MGT101 Principles of Management

3 credits—A study of current theory and practice of leading a complex business organization toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

ACC131 Principles of Accounting I

4 credits—This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets, partnerships, corporations, and bonds.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS or ACT math score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BUS180 Business Ethics

3 credits—This course is an introduction to ethical decision making in business. There is an examination of individual, organizational, and macrolevel issues in business ethics. This course does not determine correct ethical action; it is designed to assist the potential businessperson to make more informed ethical decisions on a daily basis. Dilemmas, real life situations and cases provide an opportunity for you to use concepts in the assignments and to resolve ethical issues. Since there is no universal agreement on the correct ethical business norms, critical thinking and informed decision making are emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CSC110 Introduction to Computers

3 credits—An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing. A minimum grade of C in RDG039.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT170 Human Resource Management

3 credits—A study of the theory, principles, concepts and practices of developing and utilizing personnel within business organizations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3

BUS183 Business Law

3 credits—An introduction to the principles of law as they relate to business. This course includes an overview of our court system, sources of law, ethics and social responsibility, contracts, warranties, real property, landlord and tenant, negotiable instruments, and agency. Emphasis is placed on exploring the law as it affects businesses and individuals.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS903 Business Field Experience

3 credits—This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, while applying skills and techniques learned in their program of study, under the supervision of an employer, manager, or supervisor.

Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): 2.00 cumulative GPA

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT174 Training and Employee Development

3 credits—This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT177 Staffing

3 credits—This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records, and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT180 Management and Labor Relations

3 credits—This course covers the history of the organized labor movement and the contractual relationship between corporate management and employees represented by a union. Topics include labor law and unfair labor practices, the role of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), organizational campaigns, certification/decertification elections, and grievance procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to act in a proactive and collaborative manner in an environment where union representation exists.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Elective 3 credits

Semester 4

MGT142 Problems and Issues in Supervision and Management

3 credits—This course provides students in the Human Resource Management program with the opportunity to reinforce their learning experiences from preceding HRM courses. Emphasis is placed on application of day-to-day HRM functions by completing exercises, cases, and simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT178 Employment Law

3 credits—This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT190 Employee Compensation and Benefits Management

3 credits—This course will develop knowledge in the area of compensation and benefit practices including job evaluation, salary surveys, individual and group performance based pay plans, health insurance, wellness programs, pensions, and the associated legal environment. Compensation and benefit management theories will be integrated with organizational goals and objectives severing as the overall foundation for development and implementation.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Elective 3 credits

Elective 3 credits

Electives

ACC132 Principles of Accounting II

4 credits—The course continues to address topics in financial accounting that began in Principles of Accounting I. Primary emphasis is on managerial accounting and the corporate form of ownership. Topics include accounting for bonds, the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job order and process cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and standard cost systems. Capital investment analysis and activity-based costing are also addressed.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC131.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

ACC311 Computer Accounting

3 credits—This course presents an introduction to a computerized accounting system. Two popular software packages will be used to accumulate, classify, and summarize data about a business.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ACC115 or ACC131.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ACC801 Payroll Accounting

1 credits—This course involves the study of the federal, as well as the state forms and regulations concerning payroll. Students will be completing a comprehensive payroll simulation.

Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ACC115 or ACC131.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

ACC803 Accounting Simulations

1 credits—This course provides hands-on experience using a manual and computerized simulation of an accounting cycle. The proprietorship form of business, accrual accounting and other concepts learned in the first accounting course will be the basis for the simulation.

Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ACC115 or ACC131.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

ADM159 Proofreading and Editing

3 credits—This course emphasizes the applications designed to sharpen skills in detecting and correcting errors in written communications including memos, letters, reports, databases, presentation slides, advertisements, and spreadsheets. It also introduces the student to proofreading and editing skills necessary when using current and new technology (i.e. email messages and voice recognition).

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA132 Electronic Communications

3 credits—An introductory course in electronic communications designed to provide the students with a basic understanding of electronic mail, presentation software, and desktop publishing software. Students will be given hands-on experience with the software.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): CSC110 or ADM105 and BCA134

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA134 Word Processing

3 credits—This course will provide word processing concepts, terminology, and experience producing entry-level and advanced documents found in typical business offices. The major focus of the course is on mastery of word processing functions and concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48

Co-requisite(s): ADM105 Introduction to Keyboarding

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS220 Introduction to International Business

3 credits—This course focuses on marketing management problems, techniques, and strategies needed within the world marketplace. Understanding a country's cultural and environmental impact is emphasized. Worldwide consumerism, economic and social development, the spread of multinational corporations, business ethics, cultural diversity, and current economic and marketing issues will be examined.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits—Principles of supply and demand and the price mechanism will be presented. Descriptions and interactions of the consumer, business, government, and international sectors will be studied as well as their effects on output, employment, and growth in the economy. The course includes a study of the banking system and monetary policy, fiscal policy, economic growth, differing macroeconomic viewpoints, and international issues.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or appropriate math placement score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits—Principles of supply and demand, elasticity, and pricing will be studied. The course includes such topics as resource allocation of firms, pricing and output decisions in different market structures, and consumer choice theory. International issues and the world economy will be integrated into the course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or appropriate math placement score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG106 Composition II

3 credits—Composition II aims to review and extend writing principles learned in Composition I to analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. This course emphasizes critical reading, evaluation, and precise and responsible source citation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG105.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

FIN121 Personal Finance

3 credits—This course enables students to achieve high standards and competencies in economic principles in contexts of high relevancy and applicability to their individual, family, professional, and community lives. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes will integrate course topics. Upon completion, students should be able to better understand scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization and cycles, investing and financial markets, and consumer credit.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HCM242 Event Planning and Customer Service

2 credits—This course will cover all aspects of event planning and customer service relating to the restaurant and hospitality fields. Student will engage in a hands on learning experience of dealing with real life customers and planning events such as company parties, graduations, and wedding receptions.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MGT110 Small Business Management

3 credits—A study of current theory and practices in creating and running a small business. The course includes the study of management functions as well as a discussion of business startup, including the creation of a business plan.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT110 Principles of Marketing

3 credits—An overview of the processes, problems and activities associated with the planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MMS117 Social Media for Business

3 credits—This course examines using social media outlets for promoting and doing business. The course will investigate issues and strategies related to social media environments, customer relationships, marketing, managing your communication, sustainability and what social media may look like in the future.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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Program Advisor

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Dean

Bryan Renfro
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