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BCM. 100 BEGINNING COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement.
An introductory typing course for students who want to learn how to type and develop skill using the computer keyboard. Emphasis is on developing correct techniques and basic keyboarding skills. No typing applications or formatting will be taught. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 101 COMPUTER KEYBOARDING SKILL BUILDING (1.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 24-54 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 100 or equivalent.
Designed to improve a student’s ability to type rapidly and accurately for sustained periods of time without looking at the keyboard. Students may also use the course to improve typing speed and accuracy. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 104 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS WITH WINDOWS I (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Through hands-on experience, students will be introduced to the PC-compatible computers, the Windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, and other business-oriented applications. In a lecture/demonstration format, students will gain a basic knowledge of hardware-software interaction. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 105 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS WITH WINDOWS II (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Students acquire skills to become digitally literate and independent computer users. Topics include personalizing computer configuration, multimedia features, and using the performance and security features of the operating system. Information will be provided on configuring and purchasing Windows computers. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 106 MICROSOFT OUTLOOK (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)
Prerequisite: ACTG 121 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent. Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture.
Learn how to effectively use Microsoft Outlook for a wide range of communication and organizational tasks. Topics include sending, receiving and filing emails, organizing contacts, and scheduling appointments, events and meetings. Transfer credit: CSU.
BCM. 171 FEDERAL INCOME TAX (4)
Hours/semester: 64-72 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement.
Preparation of Federal and California income tax returns for individuals; basic income tax law, theory and practice. Students who successfully complete this course may apply to the CTEC, the California Tax Education Council, to become a Registered Tax Preparer in California. Also listed as ACTG 171. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 172 BUSINESS INCOME TAXES (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: ACTG 100 or ACTG 121, or equivalent; and ACTG 171 or equivalent.
Preparation of Federal and California income tax returns for corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Completion of BCM. 172 will enable students to complete most tax returns required of professional tax preparers. . Also listed as BCM. 172. Transfer Credit: CSU.

BCM. 200 INTRODUCTION TO MS OFFICE SUITE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Introduction to the basic features available in the Microsoft Office Suite Applications using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Students will be prepared for learning the in-depth individual courses available in the BCM. department. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 201 INTEGRATION OF MS OFFICE APPLICATIONS (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/10-12 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 200 or equivalent.
Integrate the four Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) by linking information, inserting documents and embedding objects. Microsoft Office's Internet features are also covered and students will learn how to convert documents to HTML and create Web presentations. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 214 WORD PROCESSING I: WORD (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/12-14 hours by arrangement. Recommended: Knowledge of the computer keyboard or completion of a typing class.
Using a hands-on approach, students will use a computer and word processing software to learn the theories and practical applications of the current version of Word to create, edit, format, manage and enhance documents using customized features. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 215 WORD PROCESSING II: WORD (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 214 or equivalent.
Using a hands-on approach, students will expand their word processing knowledge and skills by learning theories and practical applications of the current version of Word to focus on advanced applications such as multi-page documents, merges, tables, graphics, macros and styles. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 222 BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS I: POWERPOINT (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Students will learn to identify elements that make a business presentation effective and will use the Microsoft PowerPoint program to create their own dynamic business presentations. Course incorporates animation, sound and video clips, clip art, and smart art. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 223 BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS II: POWERPOINT (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 222 or equivalent.
Students will cover advanced presentation concepts to enhance proficiency in embedding visuals and sound clips; edit templates and modify color schemes to create PowerPoint presentations that will be converted to an HTML format and uploaded to a Web page. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 225 SPREADSHEETS I: EXCEL (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
An introduction to Microsoft Excel software, which is used to build, format and print spreadsheets. Topics include the design and creation of professional-looking spreadsheets for personal use or in today's workplace. Students develop worksheets with formulas and built-in functions and present data in graphic form with charts. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 226 SPREADSHEETS II: EXCEL (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 225 or equivalent.
Students advance their knowledge of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel software by learning how to design, enhance, link and consolidate worksheets, as well as apply statistical and financial functions. Additional topics include database management, working with templates, PivotCharts, PivotTables, and macros. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 230 DATABASE APPLICATIONS I: ACCESS (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Learn to use Windows database management software package, Microsoft Access, on a PC with a hands-on introduction to database administrative tasks: data input, storage, retrieval, editing and reporting. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 231 DATABASE APPLICATIONS II: ACCESS (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 230 or equivalent.
An advanced database course for the student who wants to become professionally competent in database management software to perform advanced administrative tasks using Microsoft Access for business and personal data-handling tasks; emphasis on relational and multiple database design, advanced storage, retrieval, queries, reporting, SQL, and Visual Basic for Access. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 301 MAXIMIZING YOUR EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/8-9 hours by arrangement. A culminating course to assist students in compiling a professional portfolio (job related interview questions, resumes, cover and thank you letters) which can be used to obtain employment and qualify for promotions. The focus is on online job seeking strategies, employment resources, interviewing techniques, and goal setting. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 400 INTERNET I (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
An introduction to the Internet, including efficient searching techniques, email features, file compression, file transfer protocol (FTP) software, discussion groups, and virus scanning programs. Course is designed for Internet beginners and those students preparing to take an online course. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 402 HTML & WEB AUTHORING APPLICATIONS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Basics of developing a Web site through using the most current version of web authoring software and HTML. Topics include discussion of HTML, site layout principles, usability, CSS, spry elements, media, and interaction in web pages. The course concludes with testing, maintenance, and publishing of a final Web site. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 408 MULTIMEDIA PROJECT (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Students learn to work in teams/groups and individually to develop and publish a multimedia project. Areas of focus include digital media publication formats such as DVD, YouTube, and current online socio-educational environments. Utilizes the most current software in PC and MAC platforms for video, audio, graphic editing and page layout software. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 410 PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/12-14 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 or equivalent.
Use Photoshop to digitally convert, edit and print your own photographs and graphics. See how easy it is to manage, clean up old photos, and create exciting new images using this powerful graphics program. Learn what it takes to prepare graphics for the web, print, and current digital media formats. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 411 PHOTOSHOP PORTFOLIO (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/12-14 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 410 or equivalent.
Students apply advanced Photoshop editing techniques for print, slide show and video publication. Create a Photoshop Multimedia portfolio demonstrating skilled application of Raw Camera, photo organization and professional slide show creation, mask and filter implementation. Various editing and drawing tool techniques for advanced compositing projects. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 412 FLASH I (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 403 or equivalent.
Create and publish Flash animation for the web. Areas of focus include the Flash interface, drawing tools, grouping, creating graphic symbols, keyframes, frame-by-frame animation, layers, tweening, and buttons. By the completion of this course students will publish a basic Flash movie that includes ActionScript buttons. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 413 FLASH II (1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 24-27 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: BCM. 412 or equivalent. Go beyond the basics and learn more advanced features of Flash. Features covered include masking, movie clips, multiple timelines, sound control, pull down menus, preloaders and ActionScript. At the completion of the course students will create a complex Flash movie for the web. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 416 ADOBE INDESIGN ESSENTIALS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Recommended: BCM. 104 and BCM. 214, or equivalent.
Learn Adobe InDesign, the new industry standard for page layout and design. Create professional looking newsletters, advertisements, brochures, flyers, and other documents. The fundamental principles of layout, typography, styles, exporting documents, and creating transparencies will be explored. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 665S3 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5: CREATIVE PRINT AND WEB DESIGN FOR NON-DESIGNERS (1.5) (Pass/No Pass.) An introduction to Illustrator basics beginning with the work interface. Beginners will develop hands-on experience using paths, points, curves, strokes and fills to create and manipulate shapes. Explore the new CS5 brush and graphic libraries while you design print and web image projects. A final portfolio will allow students to demonstrate creative design of print and web images including: business logos, brochures, a unique business card, birthday or special holiday gift cards, poster, scrapbook layouts and more. Transfer credit: CSU.
BCM. 665SE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PREPARATION (2)

(Pass/No Pass).

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 24 lab hours/semester.

Instruction on Income Tax theory and computer usage in the preparation of Income Tax returns for the IRS VITA program. Also listed as BCM. 665SE. Transfer credit: CSU.

BCM. 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT (.5 - 3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Hours/semester: 24-27 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer credit: CSU.