Spring 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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BUS 100    English for the Professional    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for business communication. It presents principles of correct and effective English usage as applied in business. Included are skills and techniques of written communication, sentence structure, word usage, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and business document formatting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and effective writing techniques by analyzing written communication and composing and organizing paragraphs into effective business documents. Proofreading skills are stressed throughout the course. This course is required of all business technology majors and recommended for all business majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Rm 614          27963 
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TBA       TBA             LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Online          25495 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 22    05:30PM-07:00PM    Rm 125
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Leever             ARC MAIN Online          22901 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 15    05:00PM-07:00PM    Rm 128
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 105    Business Mathematics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course reviews basic mathematical skills and introduces equations and formulas in solving for unknowns. Calculations for banking, commercial discounts, retail and wholesale markup-markdown, payroll computations, simple and compound interest, bank discount, present value, taxes, insurance, depreciation, and financial statements are explored. This course is recommended for business majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 129          22907 
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MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC T.Duffy              ARC MAIN D 101           22909 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          22911 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 110    Business Economics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for two-year Accounting, Business, Computer Information, Marketing, and Real Estate majors. Both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory will be covered with the emphasis towards applications. Does not meet ECON 302 or 304 requirements for transfer students.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Rm 614          22903 
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TBA       TBA             LEC H.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Online          22905 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 16    12:30PM-02:30PM    Room 157
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 210    The Business Plan    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C"or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers an organized, step-by-step approach to preparing a business plan. All sections of the business plan are covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          22913 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Businesses    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUS 350; ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how small businesses market products and services to consumers through the creation of a marketing plan. Topics include identifying target markets and utilizing the marketing mix to most effectively reach customers.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          27487 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 214    Financing a Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course covers sources and ways of raising capital for small businesses. It will explore how much money is needed and where it can be obtained, start-up costs, and projecting monthly and yearly costs. Financial ratios and key financial statements are also covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 12-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          22915 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 216    Essential Records for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes the various types of records that small businesses must keep. The focus will be upon financial, employment, and tax records. Simple, easy-to-use record-keeping systems will be covered.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Wheeler            ARC MAIN Online          22917 
Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 218    Management Skills for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: A small business owner must understand and motivate others to help the business reach its objectives. This course covers such functions as planning and organizing work flow, delegating responsibilities, understanding leadership styles, decision making, stress and time management, and working with employee organizations.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 10
F         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Rm 157          22919 
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BUS 224    Customer Service    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 105, 350.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the principles involved in building an effective customer service team. Customer service activities in business, government, and other service industries will be examined so that improved customer service will be emphasized.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN D 214           23843 
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BUS 228    Selling Techniques for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15, or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; BUS 350, MKT 300.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This class will focus on those skills that will aid an individual to become a professional salesperson. The skills presented will be those that will aid both product and service salespeople. This course is recommended for anyone who might have to use some sales techniques in any business, industry, or government position.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 12-May 18
F         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Carlson            ARC MAIN Rm 157          22921 
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BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This survey course covers a multitude of business subject areas such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and computer information systems. It is a core requirement for business majors. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of business.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Rm 614          22885 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 157          22887 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Raef 161        22889 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Butler             ARC MAIN Rm 157          22891 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Parmelee           Natomas Inderkum A104    28735 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.Wend-Bell          ARC MAIN Rm 614          22893 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Majhail            ARC MAIN Online          22895 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          25999 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          26051 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Condos             ARC MAIN Online          26571 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100 or ENGWR 102 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the concepts, strategies, and principles of effective communication in business situations. Tools to communicate effectively in a fast-paced technological, global marketplace are emphasized. The course provides opportunities to create, edit, evaluate, and critique business documents and reports. A formal research paper using analytical skills, graphics, and the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations is required. An oral business presentation with visuals is prepared and delivered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Rm 157          26773 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Fulgham            ARC MAIN Rm 121          22865 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Montgomery         Natomas Inderkum A104    28739 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Merchant           ARC MAIN D 114           22867 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC M.Fish               ARC MAIN Online          26103 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Tuesday, January 19    05:30PM-07:15PM Rm P612
Lecture:    Tuesday, March 9    05:30PM-07:15PM Rm P612
Presentations:    Tuesday, May 4    05:30PM-08:00PM Rm P612

For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Nordell            ARC MAIN Online          26105 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 16    09:00AM-10:30AM Rm 129
Lecture:    Saturday, February 27    09:00AM-11.00AM Rm 129
Presentations:    Saturday, May 15    09:00PM-11:30AM Rm 129

For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units

Same As: ECON 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 051 and ENGRD 015; OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310; AND BUS 105.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to assist individuals to analyze their financial affairs for lifelong decision making. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning and the analysis and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined. Not open to students who have completed ECON 320.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Willis             Natomas Inderkum A105    27255 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 614          22869 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Condos             ARC MAIN Rm 614          25435 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Diamond            ARC MAIN Rm 614          22871 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          25237 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 23    10:00AM-12:00PM    Raef 161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          26997 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 23    10:00AM-12:00PM    Raef 161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          30365 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Saturday, January 23    10:00AM-12:00PM    Raef 161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course examines the leadership skills and abilities needed to manage a multicultural workplace. A primary focus is placed upon the workplace impact of various historical, social, and cultural experience/perspectives related to gender, age, ethnicity, and disability. Workplace issues related to the diversity of the American consumer and global consumer impact on the United States are analyzed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Rm 157          22873 
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M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          ARC MAIN D 104           22875 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC S.Hurner             ARC MAIN Online          31648 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 16    03:00PM-05:00PM    Rm 129
Final Exam: Saturday, May 15 03:00PM-05:00PM Rm 129
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 340    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ENGWR 103 and ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the law in its relationship to the environment of business. Topics covered include the American legal system as an instrument of economic, social, and political control, sources and processes of law, contracts and sales, agency, business organizations, ethics, and the regulatory process. (CAN BUS 8) (CAN BUS 12).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 157          22879 
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TTh       06:00PM-07:25PM LEC A.Gillingham         Natomas Inderkum C207    28737 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Proaps             ARC MAIN D 102           22881 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.O'Donnell          ARC MAIN D 101           22883 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          25429 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 23    12:00PM-02:00PM    Rm R161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          26791 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 23    12:00PM-02:00PM    Rm R161
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 345    Law and Society    3 Units

Same As: POLS 332
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4H
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the Anglo-American Common Law System with emphasis upon the nature and purpose of law. The evolution of legal concepts as a reflection of the social environment, and the basic organization and functioning of the American judicial system will be presented from a theoretical rather than a practical view point through analysis of selected cases and reading materials. This course is not open to students who have completed POLS 332.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC A.Gillingham         Natomas Inderkum C207    26601 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC R.Friedman           ARC MAIN Rm 129          22877 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC R.Gonzalez           ARC MAIN Online          26775 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Friday, January 22    06:00PM-08:00PM    Rm 121
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the various elements involved in starting and operating a small business. It introduces such topics as developing a business plan, finding financial resources, developing personal and business goals, managing employees, meeting legal requirements, understanding marketing concepts, and other topics of interest to the entrepreneur.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Butler             Natomas Inderkum C208    28743 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC P.Narvand            ARC MAIN Rm 129          22897 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Lopez Jr.          ARC MAIN Rm 157          22899 Textbook



TBA       TBA             LEC G.Baker              ARC MAIN Online          32225 Textbook
Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


BUS 498    Work Experience in Business    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to Business. Students are advised to consult with the Business Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of business. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN HeEd 715        31829 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 31829 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 103           31830 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 31830 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           31831 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 31831 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           31547 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 31547 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A217    31832 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 31832 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          31833 Textbook
Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 13,    06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010