Tracy Magin Headshot

Tracy Magin

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

5854754136
Office Hours
By appointment only. Please see my schedule posted on my office door for availability or e-mail me
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
LBJ 2785

Tracy Magin

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, MSED, State University College at Oswego; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

Tracy Magin has been an NTID faculty member for more than sixteen years.  Prior to entering the field of education, Tracy worked in the banking industry where she held her Series 6 and 63 licenses; and Life and Health Insurance Licenses. She also worked in Human Resources for a number of years focusing on employment law, recruiting, retention, and payroll administration. 

Tracy is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Microsoft Office 2016 Word, WordExpert, Excel, and PowerPoint with extensive experience in Microsoft Office programs and has been given the honor of receiving the Microsoft Office 2013 Master certification title.

5854754136

Select Scholarship

Uninvited Presentations
Magin, Tracy, et al. "E-Portfolios with Acrobat Pro XI." Annual Conference 2015. National Business Educators Association. Chicago, Illinois. 1 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Magin, Tracy, et al. "Dynamic E-Portfolios: Have It Your Way." NBEA Annual Convention. National Business Education Association. Atlanta, GA. 16 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

NAST-140
3 Credits
This course is for students with little or no knowledge of word processing software, limited keyboarding experience, and those that have a minimum of 20 net words per minute. Emphasis is on keyboarding skill development as well as an introduction to basic word processing skills. Students key and format business correspondence, reports, and tables. The expectation is to exit this course with a 30 net words per minute typing proficiency for five minutes.
NAST-150
3 Credits
This course focuses on effective management of document production activities by selecting an appropriate format or template, applying graphic enhancements as needed, and saving the document in an appropriate business format. Business correspondence, newsletters, tables, forms and reports will be produced using word processing software. Emphasis is on the mastery of basic skills and their application to a variety of realistic office document production projects. Typing skill development continues with an expected exit speed to 40+ net words per minute for five minutes.
NAST-160
3 Credits
Emphasis will be on creating, formatting, and enhancing worksheets; creating and applying formulas and functions; building and formatting charts; using What-If analysis and creating templates. Upon completion, students will be able to design and enhance basic spreadsheets.
NAST-215
3 Credits
The course further develops student skills in integrated document formatting and applications using various types of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, slide presentations, and electronic office procedures. Through business simulations, students will have an opportunity to incorporate their speed/accuracy and production skills with communication, information, and file management skills. The expectation is to exit this course with a 50 net words per minute proficiency for a five-minute timing.
NAST-220
3 Credits
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of a database management system for creating, maintaining, manipulating, retrieving, and printing business data. Students will learn to create various forms and design reports for storing and displaying data. In addition, the student will create switchboard systems and allow users to view data in multiple dimensions. Students will also learn to save database objects in HTML format so they can be viewed by a browser and imported or exported in XML format.
NAST-225
3 Credits
This course provides students with a basic knowledge of graphics on a windows platform. Students will be introduced to basic design principles and develop the ability to choose, modify and effectively use appropriate graphics for a variety of communication formats. Students will be required to produce an e-portfolio to document the skills learned in the AST program.
NAST-230
3 Credits
This course focuses on conceptual and technical approaches to desktop publishing and graphic design as applied to office communications. Emphasis is on the use of design principles related to color, space, text, and images in preparation of digital design layouts. Students will be required to enhance their AST e-portfolio using desktop publishing and web design skills acquired in this course.
NAST-240
3 Credits
This course provides students with an opportunity to prepare for employment through a formal mentoring experience, team presentation, and guest presentations. Topics for discussion are project management, assertiveness training, leadership styles, effective one-on-one interpersonal and electronic communication, protocol for working with an interpreter, and lifelong learning as necessary for job success. Through weekly meetings with their mentors, students will share responsibility for interactions, establish a learning relationship, increase self-direction, and gain a greater understanding of the workplace.
NAST-241
1 Credits
This course is intended to prepare students to take a certification exam for Microsoft Word. The exam tests proficiency through hands-on assessment in simulated Microsoft Office Word applications. Skill sets include creating and customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, and sharing and securing content.
NAST-242
1 Credits
This course is intended to prepare students to take a certification exam for Microsoft PowerPoint. The exam tests proficiency through hands-on assessment in simulated Microsoft Office PowerPoint applications. Skill sets include: Creating and formatting presentations, creating and formatting slide content, working with visual content, and collaborating on and delivering presentations.
NAST-243
1 Credits
This course is intended to prepare students for Microsoft Excel certification. The exam tests proficiency through hands-on assessment in simulated Microsoft Office Excel applications. Skill sets include: creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating and securing data.
NAST-244
1 Credits
This course is intended to prepare students to take a certification exam for Microsoft Access. The exam tests proficiency through hands-on assessment in simulated Microsoft Office Access applications. Skill sets include: structuring a database, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, and managing and maintaining databases.
NAST-289
1 - 3 Credits
The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each course proposal.
NBUS-200
3 Credits
This course introduces students to a broad overview of the form and structure of multinational organizations. It provides students with a basic knowledge of the history, organization and operation of business and its particular vocabulary.
NBUS-217
3 Credits
This course focuses on the management aspect of organizations. Students will learn a variety of methods management uses to stay organized, lead and motivate employees as well as how controls are established to ensure company goals are met. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the multi-faceted roles of leaders and managers in the workplace.
NBUS-221
3 Credits
This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of Human Resource Management. Exposure to the changing nature of Human Resources relates to employee retention, legality, EEO/Diversity, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training and development as well as performance management, compensation, benefits, employee relations and labor relations. An overview of the range of duties and levels of responsibilities found in this sector of the business environment will allow students to identify similarities between job function required of an administrative assistant and of a human resources assistant.
NBUS-223
3 Credits
This course introduces the field of marketing and its focus on how consumer behavior effects in the marketplace (domestically and internationally). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the marketing mix and its impact on the external market environment.