Business Technology AOS - Curriculum

Business Technology AOS

Business Technology (administrative support technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NACC-130
Personal Finance
This course provides students with information and resources needed to understand the creation and implementation of a budget, use of credit and borrowing money responsibly, financial rights and ways to safeguard their money, and factors used to determine their readiness to buy a home or make other major purchases. Information on financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, and savings and loan organizations will also be covered. This course will provide students with basic financial literacy so they can develop sound financial management of their personal income as well as an understanding of the economic events that can influence their financial well being and society as a whole. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NACC-201
Accounting 1
Introduction to accounting principles for both accounting and nonaccounting students. Service and merchandising (retail/wholesale) businesses are introduced. Focus is on analyzing and recording of business transactions using the double-entry accounting system. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-160 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-140
Essential Document Production
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-150
Advanced Document Production
This course focuses on effective management of document production activities by integrating document formatting and applications using various types of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and slide presentation software. Students will also learn to efficiently use electronic office procedures. Emphasis is on the mastery of skills and their application to a variety of realistic office document production projects. Typing skill development continues with an expected exit speed of 45+ net words per minute for five minutes. (Prerequisite: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-140 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-160
Fundamentals of Spreadsheet Applications
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-200
Orientation to Business
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NCAR-010
Freshman Seminar
The course provides incoming deaf and hard-of-hearing students admitted to NTID undergraduate programs with opportunities to develop/enhance academic skills, personal awareness, and community involvement in order to maximize their college experience. Students will have opportunities to explore and navigate the college environment, develop/reinforce academic skills, and participate in experiential learning opportunities while establishing meaningful connections with faculty, staff and peers. The course promotes the development of plans for ongoing growth and involvement in class and in the RIT/NTID and/or broader community. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
0
Choose one of the following:
3
   NCOM-201
 NTID General Education Perspective - Interpersonal Relationships
This course examines the role of communication as it relates to establishing, maintaining, and ending relationships. Topics include: relationship development; self-concept; perceptions and first impressions; stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination; conflict resolution; active and passive listening; personal and social values; self-disclosure; gender-related communication; intercultural competence; and social networking. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-204
 NTID General Education Perspective - Dialogue on Black Perspectives
This course will challenge students to analyze and compare various perceptions about Black American life in the 21st century. This course includes but is not limited to racial, economic, and ideological shifts and their impact on past and current events. Cultural influences will be traced from early Western Africa to the United States. Viewpoints on identity, language, relationships, and generational differences will be explored through assigned readings and interviews. Students will lead the class in open dialogues associated with their researched topics. In addition, varying perspectives will be presented through lectures, guest speakers and personal experiences from individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Upon completion of this course, it is anticipated that students will have broader knowledge of the multidimensional aspects of the Black experience. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-206
 NTID General Education Perspective - Effective Teams
This course focuses on the information and skills needed to be a knowledgeable, effective participant in small groups and teams. Topics related to group dynamics and team building are addressed at the practical and theoretical levels. These topics include characteristics of effective teams, stages of group development, how groups operate for different outcomes, group versus personal goals, the role of diversity, and group decision-making and conflict management strategies. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-207
 NTID General Education Perspective - Organizational Communication & the Deaf Employee
This course examines interpersonal and small group communications in organizational settings in today's global, corporate climate, with emphasis on important aspects of communication for deaf individuals entering a professional career. Students become familiar with the business environments of large and small companies and the implication of company size regarding personnel decisions. Case studies from selected corporations provide insights into elements of communication processes such as networks (electronic and non-electronic), organizational structures, managerial decision-making, interviewing, organizational development, and conflict resolution. Companies' perspectives on hiring culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and Deaf individuals are discussed. Laws, such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), related to the hiring and support of disabled workers are addressed. Additionally, processes to effectively communicate and market entrepreneurial business plans as a strategy for employment in an evolving world economy will be reviewed. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
 
NTID General Education Foundation – Mathematics†
3
 
NTID General Education Elective*
3
Second Year
NAST-210
Essentials of Business Communication
This is a course in the essentials of business communication for today's fast-paced global environment. Emphasis will be on the message and the modes of communication used in the business environment. Participants will engage in effective communication skills through writings (traditional and electronic), face-to-face interactions, and team presentations. Course content will also include emphasis on non-grammar language applications in business communication. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-220
Fundamentals of Database Applications
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-225
Fundamentals of Graphic Applications
This course will provide students with essential digital document design skills using current software. Students will learn layout and design principles and effective graphic selection for diverse communication formats while emphasizing design principles for digital layouts. Presentation skills will also be a component of this course. Students will create an e-portfolio that will be incorporated into a website showcasing their technical abilities. (Prerequisite: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-150 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-240
Administrative Support Technology Seminar
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-210 or (0806-101 and 0804-110) or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Spring).
3
NAST-299
Co-op: Administrative Support Technology/Business Technology
Designed to give the student an opportunity to gain work experience, to apply what has been learned and to self-evaluate personal and communication skills. Placement assistance is provided to help the student find a job related to his/her field of study. One co-op experience is required for graduation. CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
NBUS-213
Applied Ethics
This course introduces ethical issues facing the workplace. Students will learn about common work-related ethical issues, and evaluate problems concerning professional conduct and moral conflict. Students will also learn what ethical behavior is, how to recognize ethical behavior, and how to model ethical behavior in the workplace. Individual, organizational and societal needs will be taken into consideration during the students’ decision-making process (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-217
Fundamentals of Management
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-221
Essentials of Human Resource Management
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-217 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-230
Introduction to Small Businesss
This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and small business operations. Students will be given the opportunity to learn key principles and practices necessary to succeed in the launch and management of a small business. Topics include entrepreneurial personality, opportunity recognition, customer discovery, business strategy development, financing a small business, legal considerations, financial management, human resource management, effective leadership, marketing strategies, and customer service excellence. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
Third Year
Choose one of the following:
3
   NACC-202
 Accounting 2
This course is a continuation of Accounting 1 (NACC-201). Topics covered include accounting principles and procedures related to notes payable and receivable, the valuation of receivables, inventories, fixed assets, partnerships, retained earnings, and the analysis of financial statements. A comprehensive capstone project is completed. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NACC-203
 Accounting 3
This final course in this sequence primarily focuses on Cost Accounting including manufacturing statements, cost theory, integration of materials, labor and overhead, average and FIFO process costing methods, equivalent units, multiple products, changes in units, budgeting, cost classification and computerized applications. Providing students with an opportunity to reinforce and apply accounting skills previously learned. Through comprehensive research, they will be able to review and analyze financial data to see the impact on managerial decisions. Students complete a simulation project. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-202 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NACC-207
 Fundamentals of Payroll
This course introduces students to the process by which a company calculates and provides compensation (salaries or wages) to its employees for the work they have performed during a specific period, typically on a regular basis such as weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Students will gain a foundational understanding of payroll management, and a solid grasp of payroll processes and regulations. This knowledge is valuable for anyone pursuing a career in business, finance, or human resources. Through this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts, legal requirements, and practical skills needed to effectively manage payroll. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NACC-208
 Bookkeeping Fundamentals
This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this specialized area of accounting. This course prepares students to become proficient in bookkeeping while using advanced accounting software. Students will gain skills in managing financial transactions, maintaining records, and how to contribute to the financial health of a business. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NBUS-228
 Leadership Essentials
The purpose of this course is to develop personal leadership skills that can be applied in the business world. The course will focus on concepts of leadership, followership and motivation, and the impact on organizations. Self-examination of leadership skills will result in a personal profile of strengths and weaknesses that students will be able to analyze and use to create an action plan. Leadership elements such as developing personal goals and objectives, decision-making, time management, team building, conflict resolution, dealing with change, ethics, and diversity issues will be explored. By the end of the course, students will have increased their personal and interpersonal awareness and gained a greater understanding of the complex issues facing today's leaders. (Prerequisites: NBUS-217 and NBUS-221 or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall).
 
NBUS-223
Fundamentals of Marketing
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-235
Content Creation Management
This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the entire lifecycle of content creation, from ideation to publication and beyond. Mastering the art of content creation and management is essential to relate with target audiences and achieve organizational goals in today's digital landscape. Students will also experience hands-on collaboration and add digital content materials to their portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of content creation as it relates to Marketing. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
3
 
NTID General Education Elective*
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
63

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

*Students can apply any course with the NTID AOS Foundation (Career English; Mathematics) or AOS Perspective (Scientific Processes; ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social, and Global Awareness; Creative and Innovative Exploration) designation toward the NTID General Education – Elective allowance. Students who place into NENG-104 Literacies I, NENG-114 Literacies II, or NENG-115 Literacies III must take as many of these courses as necessary to complete NENG-115.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-140 or higher. Students who place above NMTH-140 can take math or a 3-credit course from any non-science perspective category.

‡ NTID General Education Perspective courses may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration.

Business Technology (accounting technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NACC-130
Personal Finance
This course provides students with information and resources needed to understand the creation and implementation of a budget, use of credit and borrowing money responsibly, financial rights and ways to safeguard their money, and factors used to determine their readiness to buy a home or make other major purchases. Information on financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, and savings and loan organizations will also be covered. This course will provide students with basic financial literacy so they can develop sound financial management of their personal income as well as an understanding of the economic events that can influence their financial well being and society as a whole. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NACC-201
Accounting 1
Introduction to accounting principles for both accounting and nonaccounting students. Service and merchandising (retail/wholesale) businesses are introduced. Focus is on analyzing and recording of business transactions using the double-entry accounting system. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-160 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-140
Essential Document Production
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-150
Advanced Document Production
This course focuses on effective management of document production activities by integrating document formatting and applications using various types of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and slide presentation software. Students will also learn to efficiently use electronic office procedures. Emphasis is on the mastery of skills and their application to a variety of realistic office document production projects. Typing skill development continues with an expected exit speed of 45+ net words per minute for five minutes. (Prerequisite: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-140 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-160
Fundamentals of Spreadsheet Applications
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-200
Orientation to Business
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NCAR-010
Freshman Seminar
The course provides incoming deaf and hard-of-hearing students admitted to NTID undergraduate programs with opportunities to develop/enhance academic skills, personal awareness, and community involvement in order to maximize their college experience. Students will have opportunities to explore and navigate the college environment, develop/reinforce academic skills, and participate in experiential learning opportunities while establishing meaningful connections with faculty, staff and peers. The course promotes the development of plans for ongoing growth and involvement in class and in the RIT/NTID and/or broader community. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 2 (Fall, Spring).
0
Choose one of the following:
3
   NCOM-201
 NTID General Education Perspective - Interpersonal Relationships
This course examines the role of communication as it relates to establishing, maintaining, and ending relationships. Topics include: relationship development; self-concept; perceptions and first impressions; stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination; conflict resolution; active and passive listening; personal and social values; self-disclosure; gender-related communication; intercultural competence; and social networking. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-204
 NTID General Education Perspective - Dialogue on Black Perspectives
This course will challenge students to analyze and compare various perceptions about Black American life in the 21st century. This course includes but is not limited to racial, economic, and ideological shifts and their impact on past and current events. Cultural influences will be traced from early Western Africa to the United States. Viewpoints on identity, language, relationships, and generational differences will be explored through assigned readings and interviews. Students will lead the class in open dialogues associated with their researched topics. In addition, varying perspectives will be presented through lectures, guest speakers and personal experiences from individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Upon completion of this course, it is anticipated that students will have broader knowledge of the multidimensional aspects of the Black experience. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-206
 NTID General Education Perspective - Effective Teams
This course focuses on the information and skills needed to be a knowledgeable, effective participant in small groups and teams. Topics related to group dynamics and team building are addressed at the practical and theoretical levels. These topics include characteristics of effective teams, stages of group development, how groups operate for different outcomes, group versus personal goals, the role of diversity, and group decision-making and conflict management strategies. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NCOM-207
 NTID General Education Perspective - Organizational Communication & the Deaf Employee
This course examines interpersonal and small group communications in organizational settings in today's global, corporate climate, with emphasis on important aspects of communication for deaf individuals entering a professional career. Students become familiar with the business environments of large and small companies and the implication of company size regarding personnel decisions. Case studies from selected corporations provide insights into elements of communication processes such as networks (electronic and non-electronic), organizational structures, managerial decision-making, interviewing, organizational development, and conflict resolution. Companies' perspectives on hiring culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and Deaf individuals are discussed. Laws, such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), related to the hiring and support of disabled workers are addressed. Additionally, processes to effectively communicate and market entrepreneurial business plans as a strategy for employment in an evolving world economy will be reviewed. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
 
NTID General Education Foundation – Mathematics†
3
 
NTID General Education - Elective*
 
Second Year
NACC-202
Accounting 2
This course is a continuation of Accounting 1 (NACC-201). Topics covered include accounting principles and procedures related to notes payable and receivable, the valuation of receivables, inventories, fixed assets, partnerships, retained earnings, and the analysis of financial statements. A comprehensive capstone project is completed. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 5 (Fall, Spring).
3
NACC-203
Accounting 3
This final course in this sequence primarily focuses on Cost Accounting including manufacturing statements, cost theory, integration of materials, labor and overhead, average and FIFO process costing methods, equivalent units, multiple products, changes in units, budgeting, cost classification and computerized applications. Providing students with an opportunity to reinforce and apply accounting skills previously learned. Through comprehensive research, they will be able to review and analyze financial data to see the impact on managerial decisions. Students complete a simulation project. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-202 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NACC-207
Fundamentals of Payroll
This course introduces students to the process by which a company calculates and provides compensation (salaries or wages) to its employees for the work they have performed during a specific period, typically on a regular basis such as weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Students will gain a foundational understanding of payroll management, and a solid grasp of payroll processes and regulations. This knowledge is valuable for anyone pursuing a career in business, finance, or human resources. Through this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts, legal requirements, and practical skills needed to effectively manage payroll. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NACC-299
Co-op: Accounting Technology/Business Technology
Designed to give students an opportunity to gain work experience, to apply what has been learned and to self-evaluate personal and communication skills. Placement assistance is provided to help students find a job related to their field of study. One co-op experience is required for graduation. CO OP (Fall, Spring, Summer).
0
NAST-210
Essentials of Business Communication
This is a course in the essentials of business communication for today's fast-paced global environment. Emphasis will be on the message and the modes of communication used in the business environment. Participants will engage in effective communication skills through writings (traditional and electronic), face-to-face interactions, and team presentations. Course content will also include emphasis on non-grammar language applications in business communication. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NAST-220
Fundamentals of Database Applications
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. (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-213
Applied Ethics
This course introduces ethical issues facing the workplace. Students will learn about common work-related ethical issues, and evaluate problems concerning professional conduct and moral conflict. Students will also learn what ethical behavior is, how to recognize ethical behavior, and how to model ethical behavior in the workplace. Individual, organizational and societal needs will be taken into consideration during the students’ decision-making process (NTID Supported Students.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-217
Fundamentals of Management
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-221
Essentials of Human Resource Management
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-217 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
Third Year
NACC-208
Bookkeeping Fundamentals
This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this specialized area of accounting. This course prepares students to become proficient in bookkeeping while using advanced accounting software. Students will gain skills in managing financial transactions, maintaining records, and how to contribute to the financial health of a business. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NACC-201 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
NBUS-223
Fundamentals of Marketing
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring).
3
Choose one of the following:
3
   NBUS-235
 Content Creation Management
This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the entire lifecycle of content creation, from ideation to publication and beyond. Mastering the art of content creation and management is essential to relate with target audiences and achieve organizational goals in today's digital landscape. Students will also experience hands-on collaboration and add digital content materials to their portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of content creation as it relates to Marketing. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NBUS-200 or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NBUS-228
 Leadership Essentials
The purpose of this course is to develop personal leadership skills that can be applied in the business world. The course will focus on concepts of leadership, followership and motivation, and the impact on organizations. Self-examination of leadership skills will result in a personal profile of strengths and weaknesses that students will be able to analyze and use to create an action plan. Leadership elements such as developing personal goals and objectives, decision-making, time management, team building, conflict resolution, dealing with change, ethics, and diversity issues will be explored. By the end of the course, students will have increased their personal and interpersonal awareness and gained a greater understanding of the complex issues facing today's leaders. (Prerequisites: NBUS-217 and NBUS-221 or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall).
 
   NBUS-230
 Introduction to Small Business
This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and small business operations. Students will be given the opportunity to learn key principles and practices necessary to succeed in the launch and management of a small business. Topics include entrepreneurial personality, opportunity recognition, customer discovery, business strategy development, financing a small business, legal considerations, financial management, human resource management, effective leadership, marketing strategies, and customer service excellence. (NTID Supported Students.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NAST-225
 Digital Documents and Office Publications
This course will provide students with essential digital document design skills using current software. Students will learn layout and design principles and effective graphic selection for diverse communication formats while emphasizing design principles for digital layouts. Presentation skills will also be a component of this course. Students will create an e-portfolio that will be incorporated into a website showcasing their technical abilities. (Prerequisite: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-150 or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring).
 
   NAST-240
 Administrative Support Technology Seminar
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. (Prerequisites: This class is restricted to NTID supported students who have completed NAST-210 or (0806-101 and 0804-110) or equivalent course.) Lec/Lab 4 (Spring).
 
 
NTID General Education - Elective*
3
Total Semester Credit Hours
63

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum (GE) for more information.

Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

*Students can apply any course with the NTID AOS Foundation (Career English; Mathematics) or AOS Perspective (Scientific Processes; ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social, and Global Awareness; Creative and Innovative Exploration) designation toward the NTID General Education – Elective allowance. Students who place into NENG-104 Literacies I, NENG-114 Literacies II, or NENG-115 Literacies III must take as many of these courses as necessary to complete NENG-115.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-140 or higher. Students who place above NMTH-140 can take math or a 3-credit course from any non-science perspective category.

‡ NTID General Education Perspective courses may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration.