2 credits; 4 hours
This course introduces students to the entire accounting cycle. The
course explores the fundamental concepts and techniques of
recording transactions in journals, summarizing the transactions,
using adjusting and closing procedures, and preparing financial
statements and reports. This course will provide basic skills
instruction in mathematics and apply those skills to accounting
theory and practice.
Pre- or Corequisite: CSE095
This course is a continuation of BTA110. It reviews the essentials
of accrual accounting and introduces the student to valuation methods relating to inventory and fixed assets, internal control concepts
with an emphasis on cash controls, procedures for accounting for
notes payable and receivable and payroll accounting.
4 credits; 6 hours
This course introduces students to the accounting cycle. The
course reviews the fundamental concepts and techniques of
recording transactions in journals, summarizing the transactions,
using adjusting and closing procedures and preparing financial
statements and reports. It also introduces the student to valuation
accounting relating to inventory and fixed assets, internal control
concepts with an emphasis on cash control, procedures for notes
payable and receivable and payroll accounting.
Pre- or Corequisite: CSE095, MAT095
4 credits; 4 hours
This course introduces the student to the partnership and corpo-
rate forms of business organization with topics relating to their
formation, operation, and dissolution. In the area of corporation
accounting, further topics explored are stock transactions, longterm liabilities, and retained earnings. Cash flows and financial
statement analyses are also covered as are an introduction to man-
ufacturing concern accounting, related statements and cost
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101,BTA110 or BTA111
3 credits; 3 hours
This course emphasizes management information systems by
giving students “hands-on” microcomputer experience in the processing of accounting data. In an instructor-supervised laboratory
environment, students will explore both spreadsheets and dedicated accounting software. Lectures on the design of accounting
systems, computer-related management decisions, and strategic
controls considerations will be integrated with applications.
Prerequisite:BTA109 orBTA111, BTC100 or BTC101 or MAC101
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of individual
income taxation and the mechanics of Federal and New York
State and City individual income tax return preparation. Some of
the special topics are includable and excludable income, allowable
deductions, personal exemptions and dependents, filing status,
computation of tax and credits against tax. Students will complete
a Federal income tax return practice set.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT095
3 credits; 4 hours
This course is designed to give an overview of the foundations of
accounting theory, the problems of current practice, and its relationship to accounting theory as expressed in the Accounting Principles Board’s Opinions and the Financial Accounting Standards
Board’s Statements. The course includes a review of the accounting cycle and a detailed exploration of the reporting process,
namely, the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of
Income, the Statement of Retained Earnings and the Statement of
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096, BTA112, BTA202
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. It
explores the problems of current practice and its relationships to
Financial Accounting Theory as expressed in AICPA Opinions and
FASB Statements. Topics examined include Inventories, Long-Term Investments in Stocks, Tangible and Intangible Fixed Assets,
Liabilities and Income Taxes, Leases and Income Tax Allocation.
Present Value Concepts and their applications are also covered.
Cost accounting methods and procedures are studied, including
job-order costing, process costing, payroll accounting and budgeting. Emphasis is placed on the importance of cost accounting to
management in controlling and analyzing cost data and in the
areas of decision-making and planning future operations.
Prerequisite: MAT096, BTA112
This course continues the study of cost determination and analysis
as taught in AMA210. Cost-volume relationships, systems designs,
flexible budgets, standard costs, cost allocation and applications of
the contribution margin approach to decision-making are included.
A continued emphasis is placed on the importance of cost data to
management in the areas of decision-making an planning.
2 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab)
This course will introduce basic computer skills and keyboarding
on a computer. Emphasis in the course will be on the touch-typing
concept of keyboarding and increasing speed and accuracy. The
goal of this course will be to provide the opportunity for students
to use the computer effectively to process information. This course
will also explore the expanding role of computers in the contemporary business environment.
Pre- or Corequisite: ESL/R098
3 credits; 4 hours (3 lecture, 1 lab)
This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to interpret,
spell and pronounce medical terms through the use of a phonetic
pronunciation system, audiotapes, flashcards and computer
assisted instruction. This course is organized by body systems with
combining forms of prefixes and suffixes, diagnostic procedures,
pathology, treatment and surgical procedures related to each
system. This course is intended to train medical office support
personnel in the use of medical terminology as it applies to the
Pre- or Corequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESAG099/ENC101 or
This course is designed to increase the skills of students who have
successfully completed Keyboarding I or its equivalent. Emphasis
will be placed on intensive speed building and accuracy drills. Formatting for business correspondence, tabulations and manuscripts
will be covered. The final speed goal is 40-45 gross words per
minute for five minutes with a maximum of five errors
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, BTO116
This course is designed to increase the keyboarding and production skills of students who possess a minimum speed of 40 gross
words a minute. Intensive speed, accuracy and reinforcement drills
will be stressed. Complex formats for letters, manuscripts, tabulations, memos and business forms will be introduced. The final
keyboarding speed goal is a rate of 50-55 gross words a minute
for five minutes with a maximum of five errors.
This is a beginning course designed to develop skills in a form of
speech-to-print computer-assisted communication used primarily
by deaf or hard-of-hearing persons. Emphasis will be on the principles and usage of the C-Print abbreviation system.
Prerequisite: AMO116Pre- or Corequisite: BTO155, SSS190
This course will develop C-Print captioning skills using classroom-
simulated lecture materials. Students will learn condensing strategies and will develop summarizing skills. Glossary creation and
management along with editing and formatting of keyed notes
will be emphasized. Professional conduct and ethics of the C-Print
captionist are included.
This course introduces students to word processing on the microcomputer. Through hands-on practice, students will become
proficient in the basic uses of a major word processing software
package. Topics covered include creating, editing, storing,
page formatting, printing, basic merging and performing block
functions using single files.
This course is a continuation of Word Processing I. Emphasis will
be placed on advanced word processing applications on the microcomputer. Topics will include advanced techniques of creating and
merging files, advanced editing, specialized printing and creating
and using online resources such as thesaurus, math, sort and
3 credits; 4 hours (3 lecture; 1 lab)
This course will provide students with instruction in the preparation and maintenance of medical records, financial recordkeeping,
patient and insurance billing and processing of insurance forms
and claims. It will provide students with a brief history of the
medical profession, acquainting students with various medical
laws and codes of ethics as they relate to medical office support
personnel. This course will be enhanced by the use of medical software and a medical office simulation project.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC/ENG101, MAT095;Pre- or Corequisite: BTO116
credits; 3 hours
This course provides students with the ability to exercise various
communication tasks in business. Special consideration will be
given to the mechanics of written English. Written activities will
focus on memos, business letters, reports, and special communications (news releases and minutes). Oral communication will be
refined and telephone skills will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, HUC101Pre- or Corequisite: BTO116
3 credits; 6 hours
Business skills such as word processing and machine transcription
will be developed, integrated, and refined. Human relations skills,
interoffice relationships, and organizational structure will be
covered through job-related projects. Basic filing rules, mail
procedures and telephone techniques will be discussed. Hands-on
training will be conducted in payroll processing, electronic record
keeping, electronic calendaring and filing.
Prerequisite: BTO116, HUC101Pre- or Corequisite: ENC/ENG10
This course provides a general survey of the field of aviation. The
course includes a historical overview of the development of aviation and an analysis of aviation’s impact on economic and sociological affairs, both nationally and internationally. Students survey
various aspects of the aviation business community including air
carriers, manufacturers, private aircraft operators, government
agencies and trade associations.
Prerequisite: SSE103 or SSE104
This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the planning
process and the managerial and operations functions pertaining
to management of an airport. The course will cover the following
topics: airports in general, airport system planning, site selection,
layout and land use, airport capacity and delay, financial planning
and management and airport operations. This course explores the
role of the airport manager in the day-to-day and long-term management and operations of the airport.
This course explores the conduct of professional flight operations,
including the flight operations of air carriers, corporate aviation
departments, fixed-based operators (FBOs) and the military.
Business and Technology Department
Emphasis is placed on aircraft types, air routes, personnel, information systems, federal regulations and safety. Students are also
introduced to methods of analyzing air carrier performance and
forecasting future performance.
3 credits; 3 hours
This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student
with the role of business in our economy, the forms of organization, and the various business functions such as management, personnel, marketing and finance. Career opportunities in the
business world are also explored. This course should be taken
prior to any other business courses.
Prerequisite for BTM101: CSE095, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101Prerequisite for BTB101: CSE095, ESL/ESR098
This course is a study of the monetary and credit systems of our
economy and related policies and problems. In addition, the course
addresses itself to the following: 1) commercial and noncommercial banking institutions and operations; 2) money and banking in
relation to prices, economic growth, and international events.
Prerequisite: MAT095, BTM101 or BTB101
This course is an analysis of the role of the manager and functions
of management in an enterprise. Consideration is given to the
interlocking nature of these functions and the principles, which
are the basis for the practice of management. Attention is given to
the impact of the external environment on the development of the
managerial role and on managerial practice.
Prerequisite: BTM101 or BTB101
This course explores the vital role of marketing in our economy.
The factors of consumer behavior and motivation are covered to
provide an understanding of market planning. The system of distribution of goods from producer to consumer is discussed by
relating theory to actual case histories.
This course covers the social and economic impact of real estate,
the nature and instruments of property rights, various types and
aspects of property ownership, real estate brokerage operations
and discussion of urban planning needs. Successful completion of
the course material is required to take the New York State licensing examination. Students must obtain broker sponsorship in
order to take the New York State licensing examination for Real
Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
This course begins by introducing students to some basic aspects
of the American legal system, including the courts, tort law and
criminal law. It proceeds to an in-depth exploration of the law of
contracts from their formation to their enforceability in court.
Other topics include employment law, bankruptcy law and legal
problems posed by the computerization of society.
Prerequisite: CSE095, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course introduces the student to the important areas of products liability, consumer law, secured transactions, partnerships,
corporations, agencies and bailments.
This course gives a broad overview of advertising, its roles in
marketing, and as a motivational force in society. The nature of
media and their creative and productive functions are discussed as
they are related to advertising programs.
Prerequisite: BTM101 or BTB102
This course will provide a basic understanding of the tools, skills,
business concepts, strategic opportunities and social issues that
surround the emergence of electronic commerce on the Internet.
Current practices and opportunities in electronic payments,
electronic retailing, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration are discussed. Some of the problems surrounding electronic
commerce such as security, intellectual property rights, acceptable
use policies and legal liabilities are included.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course, designed for Administrative Assistant majors, is an
introduction to the principles and practices of office management
and administration. It will include such topics as the office
environment, employee/employer relations, job analysis, and evaluation, fundamentals of motivation, the function of procedures
and labor relations and grievances.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of commercial credit and collection in today’s business world. It will
examine the role of the credit department within a company, the
positions with the department and career possibilities. In addition,
it will prepare the student to work as a collector in a credit department by explaining specialized terminology, collection policy, prin-
ciples and procedures and necessary legal concepts
Prerequisite: MAT095, BTA109 or BTA111, BTB101 or BTM101
This course is open to any student as an unrestricted elective but
is primarily intended for students interested in the commercial
credit and collection industry.
This course is offered in an Online format only.
This course will provide students with skills required to analyze
financial statements for credit decisions. Students will examine
income statements, statements of retained earnings, balance sheets,
statements of cash flow, and review trial balance information,
schedules and notes supporting the financial statements. Students
will also learn to make evaluations based on general economic
conditions and economic conditions relating to a specific industry. A minimum of 6 hours of computer lab work is required.
This course is offered in an Online format only.
This course explores concepts in economics, auditing, accounting,
finance, and commercial law relevant to accounts receivable
financing decisions. It analyzes effects of economic factors on
these decisions. Students will use auditing and accounting principles to verify the values of collaterals. Students will learn to apply
basic finance mathematics and learn the legal principles of sales
contracts, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions. A
minimum of 6 hours of computer lab work is required.
Prerequisite: BTM140, BTM141
This course is a basic study of the importance of small business,
its status, problems, and requirements for success. The course
covers, among other things, the decision to go into business for
oneself, the preparation needed, the methods of launching the
business, and management functions involved in operating the
Prerequisite: MAT095, BTM101 or BTB101Prerequisite for Music Recording Technology majors: CSE099,
This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of
selling as a profession including such topics as the sales job, the
sales environment, the sales process and sales training. The dominant theme is professionalism in contemporary selling.
This course explores the process of creating a new business venture from recognition of an opportunity to the launch of the business. It focuses on the pre-startup phase of venture creation. It
explores pre-launch activities, diversity of entrepreneurs and the
various activities that entrepreneurs typically undertake.
Prerequisite: BTA111, BTM101
This course focuses on financial aspects of new businesses and the
financing of their continuing growth. Debt and equity financing,
analysis of financial statements, management of cash flows and
valuation are discussed as they relate to the new business venture.
This course presents issues of strategic thinking and management
within the entrepreneurial enterprise. Strategies for the emerging
venture, the growing venture and for sustaining growth will be
This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with
the policies, techniques, and institutions that affect businesses
operating in an international environment. Consideration will be
given to the performance of business functions in an international
context and basic terminology of international business.
This course examines the policies, procedures, and documentation
required for importing to and exporting from the United States. The
legal foundation for regulation of international trade will be discussed. Students will learn how tariffs and other regulations apply
to preparing transportation and international trade documents such
as bills of lading, invoices and certificates of origin. The importance
of trade agreements for documentation will be examined.
Prerequisite: CSE099, BTM260
This course explores global marketing opportunities and how
marketing principles and procedures apply to international business. Issues of global competition, communication and promotional effort are discussed in light of the environmental
considerations that affect marketing strategy.
This course will focus on principles and practices of financial
activities within international markets. A discussion of letters of
credit, drafts and other banking documents used in foreign commerce will be included. Foreign exchange rates, financing of international trade, methods of reducing financial risk and services
provided by an international banker will also be examined.
This course will introduce students to the marketing applications
of developing information and communication technologies, especially the Internet. It will also examine how advanced technologies affect marketing functions. Consideration will be given to the
development of an organization’s marketing strategies in this
Prerequisite: BTM101 or BTM116
This course examines concepts and methods of financial planning
as applied to individuals and households, with attention to organizing and analyzing financial information, budgeting, acquiring
financial assets, managing credit, planning for taxes, investments,
risk management, retirement and estate planning. Techniques and
tools for identifying and maintaining information needed for personal financial decision making will be utilized.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, SSE103, SSE104
This is an urban study course which examines the status of business in New York City using various sources of data and field
assignments such as visitations to the New York Stock Exchange,
major business corporations, and various government agencies.
Students will learn how to develop a profile of business in New
York City in terms of employee, type of industry and form of
ownership. Students will also learn about various social responsibility programs being offered by the business community, and will
examine the many different career opportunities available in the
This is a Writing Intensive course.
This course will introduce students to the vocabulary and important components of Homeland Security. The course begins with a
discussion of the importance of the agencies associated with
Homeland Security and their related duties and relationships. Historical events that impact Homeland Security will be examined,
and state, national, and international laws impacting Homeland
Security will be explored. Examination will be made of the most
critical threats confronting Homeland Security.
Prerequisite: The course is for 975 majors only
This course will focus on the role of intelligence including collection, analysis, sharing and dissemination of information between
governments, government entities and between governments and
the private sector. Examination will be conducted on the intelligence analysis process and its indispensable relationship to the
security management of terrorist attacks and other threats. Discussion will also cover investigative law enforcement techniques,
including information case management and prosecution.
Prerequisite: BTS101; The course is for 975 majors only.
This course provides an in-depth view of modern border and
transportation security. Specific topics include security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, trucks, pipelines, buses, etc. Focus is
on the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons.
The course includes discussion on legal, economic, political, and
cultural aspects of the problem.
Prerequisite: BTS101, BTS102; The course is for 975 majors only.
The course focuses on careers in organizations and the progression of positions that a person will hold during their lifetime. Con-
centration is on individual and organizational factors in career
development. Topics include career planning, work socialization,
teamwork, career mobility and stages, mentoring, workforce
diversity, and work/life balance. Students complete career and
interest assessments, research careers, and develop a professional
portfolio demonstrating workplace and academic skills.
Pre-corequisite: BTA111 or BTP101 or BTT101
1 credit; 11 hours (1 lecture, 10 lab)
This internship and seminar are designed for students seeking to
gain career awareness, experience, and knowledge in a particular
field of interest. It provides exposure to a business/industry, allowing students to develop additional skills that will enhance aca-
demic learning as well as develop new skills that will be
transferable to future employers. The seminar integrates the students’ experiences with their classroom training. Minimum completion: 100 hours or employer requirements per cycle.
Pre-corequisite: Students must have completed 18 credits and a
minimum of 6 credits in the major.
3 credits; 19 hours (1 lecture, 18 lab)
The internship provides students an opportunity to gain experience in business, enhance skills and integrate knowledge in the
major field of study to complement their courses in a work setting. The internship provides opportunities to explore career
options, test career choices, and develop skills within a chosen
field. Through the seminar, a framework is provided for analyzing
and evaluating students’ internship experiences. Minimum completion: 180 hours or employer requirements per cycle.
3 credits: 19 hours (1 lecture, 18 lab)
The elective internship and seminar is a continuation of the learning process begun in BTI 201. Students build on prior experience
that enables them to explore career options, define a career path,
and develop an educational plan to achieve academic and career
goals. The seminar provides a framework to reflect on the experience and to explore, demonstrate, and evaluate specific knowl-
edge, skills and values related to the field. Minimum completion:
180 hours or employer requirements per cycle.
Pre-corequisite: Students must have completed 30 credits and a
minimum of 9 credits in the major.
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• BTP101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies
This course introduces the student to the legal system of he
United States and to the role of the paralegal in it. Topics include
the classifications and sources of law, the court system, the activities of the paralegal and the legal and ethical restrictions on the
paralegal’s work. The ways in which computers have transformed
legal practice are explored throughout.
Prerequisite: CSE099; Pre- or Corequisite: ENC/ENG101
This course concerns the paralegal’s work with government agencies. It is especially concerned with those agencies, like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which have a direct effect on
the lives of many individuals. Topics include the function and
status of agencies in contemporary American society, the sorts
of benefits to which various groups are entitled and procedures
for oBTAining these benefits and challenging their denial or termination. Students learn how to prepare relevant documents.
Instruction in the related uses of computers is an integral part of
Pre- or Corequisite: One of the following
courses: HUC101 or HUC104 or HUC108
This course deals mainly with the transfer of property after death
and with the role and procedures of the Surrogate’s Court. Students learn about the legal implications of dying with and without a will and the functions of trusts. They also learn how to assist
in the preparation of the relevant legal documents, such as wills,
trust instruments and estate tax returns. Instruction in the related
uses of computers is an integral part of this course.
Prerequisite: MAT095, BTP101
The central concern of this course is the law governing marriage
and its termination. Topics include creation of a valid marriage,
prenuptial agreements, divorce, custody of children and adoption,
among others. The role of the Family Court and its procedures are
discussed, and students learn how to prepare relevant legal documents. Special problems posed by family-type arrangements outside marriage are also addressed. Instruction in the related uses of
computers is an integral part of this course.
In this course, students learn how to find the answers to a broad
range of law-related questions. They develop skills using both the
resources of the law library and computerized research tools such
as Lexis/Nexis. Much attention is also given to essential writing
skills and the preparation of legal memoranda and documents.
This course is an intensive and thorough analysis of what happens
in a civil lawsuit, from the decision to sue to the appeal and
enforcement of judgment. Students learn how to prepare relevant
legal documents and to assist attorneys in a variety of tasks at each
stage of the proceedings. Instruction in the related uses of computers is an integral part of this course.
This course is concerned with real estate sales, leases and mortgages. By acquiring an essential knowledge of real estate law and
practical skills such as document preparation, students learn how
to participate reliably in a variety of real estate transactions.
Instruction in the related uses of computers is an integral part of
This course examines the different types of business entities from
a legal perspective. Topics include sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships and newer types of business entities such as
limited liability companies. The advantages and disadvantages of
each entity type are discussed. Students learn how to prepare
relevant legal documents and to make appropriate use of computers in this area of the law.
This course is concerned with the practical aspects of criminal law
and procedure as they pertain to the work of the paralegal. The
first part of the course covers the nature of criminal liability, the
elements of various crimes and defenses to criminal accusations.
The second part covers criminal procedure, from search and
seizure through trial, sentencing and appeal. Constitutional
issues relating to search and seizure, self-incrimination, and other
matters are explored in depth. Students learn how to prepare
relevant documents and make appropriate use of computers in this
area of the law.
This course focuses on those computer applications which are of
central importance for paralegals. Students receive hands-on training using word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation
and legal-specific software. Students also learn how to conduct
computer-assisted legal research.
This course concerns the laws and procedures pertaining to immigration, naturalization and related matters. Topics include legal
entry into and residence in the United States, qualifying for
citizenship and deportation. Students learn how to obtain relevant
information and complete forms using both the resources of the
law library and the Internet.
This course covers the substantive and procedural aspects of bankruptcy law as set forth by the federal Bankruptcy Code. Topics
include the main types of bankruptcy proceedings, eligibility for
each type and the consequences of filing for bankruptcy. Students
learn how to prepare relevant legal documents and to make
appropriate use of computers in this area of the law.
3 credits; 5 hours (3 lecture, 2 lab)
This course will help students develop an understanding of com-
puters through the exploration of software packages. The appli-
cations include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation
graphics and database management. Students will learn computer
terminologies and also explore developments in related techno-
logies. Topics covered will include web design and the use of
current Internet resources.
Pre- or Corequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
This course examines the relationship between human values,
society, and technology. It begins with an explanation of how
computers work and then investigates how technology affects
such issues as jobs, privacy and education. Lab work is included.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC/ENG101,MAT095
This course is a survey of the many ways in which computers can
be used to generate graphic images. The course will introduce the
students to input and output devices used for graphics as well as
to popular graphics programs, including paint and draw programs
and desktop publishing programs. Students will learn how to
create business charts and presentations, how to incorporate clip
art into written documents and how to produce newsletters. Stu-
dents will also work with a visual programming language.
Prerequisite: MAC101 or MAC109
This course is an introduction to the use of computer software
(programs) designed for educational purposes. Students will
survey and evaluate educational software written for various s
subjects and grades. Students will also learn about programming
languages used in schools today and they will write short pro-
grams using several programming languages. The course will
conclude with a look at the future of computers in schools, includ-
ing the topic of hardware, as well as software. This course is
designed for students in the Teacher Sabbatical Program in Computer Literacy.
Pre- or Corequisite: BTC100
This course will provide students with an overview of database
management systems and databases. Students will learn how to
design and create databases for professional and personal use.
This course will also provide students with an introduction to CD-
ROMs and the Internet, enabling students to conduct research,
and locate educational resources. This course is designed for
students in the Teacher Sabbatical Program in Computer Literacy.
This course is designed to explore a current topic in computer
information systems. The specific topic, to be announced during
advanced registration, will be selected from such areas as
computer programming and languages, telecommunications, com-
puter architecture and artificial intelligence. Students will learn
about the selected topic through a combination of lectures, read-
ings, research, class discussions and laboratory projects.
Prerequisite: MAC101, MAC109 or MAC265; MAT200 or MAT241
2 credits; 4 hours (2 lecture, 2 lab)
This course introduces spreadsheet application software. Students
will learn the uses of spreadsheets through extensive hands on
experience. This course will cover using formulas, working with
multiple worksheets, creating charts and maps, working with
ranges and what-if analysis, using macros and working with data-
base tables. Additionally, students will become familiar with the
Windows environment and recordkeeping for general business
This course introduces database application software. Students
will learn the use of a database through extensive hands-on experience. The course will emphasize the use of alternative methods of
searching the database, selective retrieval of information and
report/label preparation. Students will explore the use of advanced
functions in order to combine files, modify original design, update
records and become familiar with command-driven and menu
prompts in a Windows environment.
This course introduces students to presentation graphics software.
Students will receive hands-on training relating to designing slides,
speaker’s notes and handouts to produce professionally prepared
electronic slide shows. The use of background and foreground
colors, graphics, whitespace, and text material will be stressed in
the development of electronic slide shows. Sound (music, recorded
voice, etc.), video clips and animation are also covered.
Prerequisite: BTO116, BTC100 or MAC101
This course is the capstone to the Microcomputer Systems and
Applications curriculum. Instruction will emphasize the systems
and procedures used to process information in an integrated
software environment. Students will be required to do projects utilizing advanced database and spreadsheet concepts and graphics
software. Integrated software applications will be completed in a
simulated office environment.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, BTC170, BTC171, BTC172
This course introduces students to the basics of desktop publishing the art of producing typeset documents. Familiarization
with equipment, desktop publishing software and electronic printing will be emphasized. Students will receive hands-on training
relating to the art of typesetting on the microcomputer. Topics
include input, composition and output in electronic publishing.
Prerequisite: BTC100 or MAC101
This course introduces students to the use of computers and other
information systems and technologies to solve problems in organizations. Topics include management information systems (MIS),
hardware and software concepts, the organization of information
using systems analysis and design, electronic commerce and
contemporary applications of technology in organizational environments. Students will explore ethical perspectives and globalization issues and will cultivate an awareness of emerging processes.
This course introduces students to the field of computer operations and the duties associated with the job of computer operator.
Students will be introduced to the operation and maintenance of
computer hardware and peripherals on the mainframe, and to the
keeping of vital logs associated with job scheduling, shift work,
hardware repair and facility scheduling. Students will also gain a
working knowledge of the VM/SP operating system utilizing CMS
and CP commands.
Prerequisite: BTC100 or BTC101 or MAC101
Pre- or Corequisite: ENC/ENG101
This course is a continuation of Data Center Operations: The
Basics, and will emphasize advanced computer system operations
including such topics as command languages, console commands,
analysis of various microcomputer and mainframe operating systems and computer resource management. This course will cover
such operating systems as MS-DOS, UNIX, MVS, and VM.
This course is an overview of the travel, tourism and hospitality
industry. It explores the structures, products and services of industry suppliers, such as transportation companies, attractions, hotels
and other lodging providers, and of marketing organizations, such
as travel agencies, tour packagers and destination-promotion
organizations. The course also traces the evolution of the industry
and explores its role in contemporary life.
This course introduces students to airline reservations and ticketing terminology, regulations and procedures. Students learn how
to plan air itineraries using printed reference materials, to reserve
seats, to calculate fares and to issue tickets and other airline forms.
Emphasis is placed on the appropriate interpretation of routing
and fare rules.
This course is designed to introduce students to the operation of
airline reservation computer systems. Students will learn formats
to access information stored in the computer and to enter new
data. Students will use these formats to make airline, rental car
and hotel reservations, create passenger records, quote airline fares
and issue airline tickets.
This course is an introduction to research techniques used in tour
planning by travel professionals. Students learn how to use information sources such as industry reference guides, travel guide-
books and brochures to select travel products suited to client
needs. Students also learn the terminology and reservations
procedures used by hotels, railroads, car rental companies, cruise
lines and tour packagers. The major attractions of destinations in North America and the Caribbean are discussed.
This course continues the study of tour planning, with emphasis
on the principles of tour design and management. Topics include
selecting escorted tours, planning customized independent tours,
developing and administering group tour programs, and applying
basic sales, marketing and finance principles to the retail travel
environment. Discussions will include the major attractions of destinations in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Prerequisite: MAT096, BTT120, ENC/ENG101, SSE125
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the
world’s most visited destinations while offering them a comprehensive introduction to the countries of the world. Students will
learn to use electronic and print tourism destination research
sources. Emphasis is placed on both cultural and natural tourist
This course is designed to introduce students to various hospitality information systems. Students will gain basic foundation skills
of an airline reservation computer system, a hotel front office
system and a restaurant point of sale system. Students will also use
web-based and Internet technology to understand the current role
of technology in the hospitality industry.
This course examines business law concepts and principles as they
pertain to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. General
topics include the nature of American law and the legal system,
negligence law and contract law. Industry-specific topics include
the rights and responsibilities of airlines and other transportation
providers, lodging facilities, restaurants, patrons and travel agents.
Employment law and government regulation of the industry are
This course will provide students with the fundamental concepts
of hospitality customer service and sales. Emphasis is placed on
selling skills and customer service techniques that enhance sales
and help to create a loyal customer following. Students will focus
on how to manage a hospitality organization in such a way that
the guest’s expectations of quality and value are met and exceeded.
Prerequisite: BTM101, BTT101
This course examines the roles of travel consultants and managers
in the retail travel environment. Travel services, such as air and
land transportation, cruises, accommodations and tours are
described, as well as policies and procedures associated with their
sale. Managerial functions, such as marketing, organizational
design, human resources, accounting and finance, legal and
regulatory compliance and risk management of planned and
existing agencies are discussed.
Prerequisite: BTM101, BTT102
This course will focus on the development of themed travel and
tourism programs appealing to those with special interests. Types
of specialty travel to be discussed include small-ship cruise travel,
as well as adventure, space, gastronomic, sport and volunteer
tourism. Environmental sustainability in tourism development will
constitute an underlying theme throughout the course. Students
will be required to design a special interest tour and create
promotional materials for it.
This course will introduce students to the basic elements of meeting, convention and event planning. Students will learn how to
generate business through sales and providing service to the group
and convention industry. Students will focus on the overall man-
agement of events.
This course is designed to explore the role of destination management organizations (DMOs) and how they can function effectively. Emphasis is placed on stimulating economic development
in cities, states and nations. Students are introduced to the elements that create a positive image for a tourism destination.
Prerequisite: BTA111, BTM101, BTT101
This course is an examination of the operations and management
of hotels and other lodging properties such as time shares and vacation resorts. The roles of departments such as the front office,
housekeeping, marketing and sales, human resources, food and beverage and loss prevention and security are discussed, as well as the
role of the general manager. The concepts of yield management,
management contracts and franchise agreements are highlighted.
This course familiarizes students with the front office department
of the hotel. Students will focus on all aspects of the hotel front
office including: the guest cycle, reservations, front office accounting, front office audit, account settlement and revenue management. Students will work on a simulation of a hotel front office
Prerequisite: BTA111, BTT231
This course examines the principles of marketing as applied in the
travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Stages in the marketing
cycle, including research, strategies, planning and the components
of the marketing mix will be discussed. The role of marketing
functions performed by urban tourism industry organizations as
well as the tourism image/experience of New York City will be
explored through field trips and/or guest speakers and community based projects.
This is a Writing Intensive course.