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Business Computer Systems Management (BCM) focuses on developing the basic computer skills needed to succeed in the workforce, in addition to honing more specific computer skills needed for more specialized positions.

Enrolling in a Business Computer Systems Management course at Skyline College can help you prepare for career opportunities in office technology, office management, administrative support and more.

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Elevate your computer skills with BCM courses at Skyline College.

Enroll in a Business Computer Systems Management course at Skyline College to improve your basic computer skills. The College offers comprehensive courses that build into a variety of A.S. degrees and certificates and prepare you to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

Business Computer Systems Management classes include:

  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Instructors who are highly-trained and experienced
  • The most current, in-demand software
  • Flexible online courses as well as traditional classes

Career Outlook

Enrolling in a Business Computer Systems Management course at Skyline College can help you prepare for career opportunities in office technology, office management, administrative support and more.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.

Looking for a list of classes offered this semester?

Check out the current class schedule.

All Courses

BCM. 101 Computer Keyboarding Skill Building (1.5or 3 units)

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.

BCM. 200 Intro to Computer Applications and Suites (3 units)

Introduction to the basic computer applications and features using Word, Excel, Presentation Software, Google Drive and the Internet. Provides foundational skills needed to take advanced level computer application courses.

BCM. 214 Word Processing I: Word (1 units)

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 and Google Docs to create, edit, format, manage and enhance documents using customized features.

BCM. 215 Word Processing II: Word (2 units)

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/Google Docs to focus on advanced applications such as multi-page documents, merges, tables, graphics, macros, and styles.

BCM. 225 Spreadsheets I: Excel (1 units)

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.

BCM. 226 Spreadsheets II: Excel (2 units)

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.

BCM. 665 Selected Computer Topics (0.5- 2 units)

Short course used to introduce, develop, or review business computer system topics, office management, or applications. The course will focus on a specific topic : the introduction of basic computer skills, introduction of applications packages, upgrades of software packages, office management related topics, or a particular segment of a semester-length course.

BCM. 695 Independent Study in Business Computer Systems and Management (0.5or 3 units)

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.

Members

Names Affiliation
Ronda Abrams The Planning Shop
Anna Calegari Adecco Employment Service
Celia Canfield Entrepreneur
Frances Corrigan Wilson Sonsini Goodrich   Rosati
Dawn Dangidang Kelly-Moore Paints
Raymond Greenwald OfficeTeam
Krystle Mariano Morgan Stanley
David Marcik Adecco Employment Service
Daniel McCarthy International Freight Services Worldwide
Neuendorff, Michael The Growth Coach
Kelly Pastor Morgan, Lewis   Bockius LLP
Adrian Schurr Google Foundation
Crystal Shetaya Nu Level Realty
Linda Thomas Acute Salon
Michael Thomas Intel Corporation HR Marketing Group
Nick Valenzuela Phase2Careers
Ron Visconti Phase2Careers

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills in decision- making and problem solving. 
  • Understand and apply accounting principles to prepare financial statements.
  • Develop an understanding of the law and the legal environment as it relates to business operations, including its ethical implications 
  • Identify the basics of information technology and apply software applications to enhance efficiency of business functions.
  • Create effective oral and written business communications utilizing modern communication technologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic economic concepts and how they affect business.  
Office Information
BCM Lab: Room 8-119
Email: mccarthys@smccd.edu
Fall 2022 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
OPEN BCM. 101 - 88247 - Computer Keyboard Skill Build
BCM. 101 Computer Keyboarding Skill Building

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.

Units: 1.5 - 3
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 24-54
  • TBA hours/semester: 8-9
  • Homework hours/semester: 40-99
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
M 6:00pm-9:05pm Corzonkoff, B
OPEN BCM. 101 - 88247 - Computer Keyboard Skill Build
BCM. 101 Computer Keyboarding Skill Building

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.

Units: 1.5 - 3
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 24-54
  • TBA hours/semester: 8-9
  • Homework hours/semester: 40-99
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
TBA Corzonkoff, B
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
BCM. 200 - 90487 - Intro to Computer Applications
BCM. 200 Intro to Computer Applications and Suites

Introduction to the basic computer applications and features using Word, Excel, Presentation Software, Google Drive and the Internet. Provides foundational skills needed to take advanced level computer application courses.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
TBA Beltran, H
Online Class IN
PROGRESS
BCM. 225 - 88295 - Spreadsheet I: Excel
BCM. 225 Spreadsheets I: Excel

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.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
  • TBA hours/semester: 8-9
  • Homework hours/semester: 24-27
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
TBA Motipara, S
Online Class OPEN BCM. 226 - 89199 - Spreadsheet II: Excel
BCM. 226 Spreadsheets II: Excel

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.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • TBA hours/semester: 16-18
  • Homework hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU
TBA Motipara, S

The BCM Lab

Business students can use the lab for assignments and access software support from our Instructional Aides: Lori Fisher and Mayra Espinosa Banega.

Business Computer Systems Management at Skyline College

Enroll in a Business Computer Systems Management course at Skyline College to improve your basic computer skills. The College offers comprehensive courses that build into a variety of A.S. degrees and certificate and prepare you to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

Lab Hours

Mon - Thu

12 pm - 5:00 pm

Building 8, Room 8-119

Business Computer Systems Management classes include:

  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Instructors who are highly-trained and experienced
  • The most current, in-demand software
  • Flexible online courses as well as traditional classes.

Primary Contact

Soledad McCarthy
Soledad McCarthy (Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Business
mccarthys@smccd.edu More details »

Instructional Aides

Mayra Espinosa-Banega
Mayra Espinosa-Banega (Instructional Aide)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Business
espinosabanegam@smccd.edu More details »
Lori Fisher
Lori Fisher (Instructional Aide II)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Business Computer Sys. & Mgmt.
fisherl@smccd.edu More details »

Department Faculty

Michael Kane
Michael Kane (Dean of Business, Education and Professional Programs)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Division Office
kanem@smccd.edu More details »
Barbara Corzonkoff
Barbara Corzonkoff (Adjunct Faculty)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Business Computer Sys. & Mgmt.
corzonkoffb@smccd.edu
More details »
Sita Motipara
Sita Motipara (Adjunct Faculty)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Business Computer Sys. & Mgmt.
motipara@smccd.edu
More details »