Spring 2018 Class Schedule (SCC)



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BUS 210    The Business Plan    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers a simple and organized step-by-step process for thinking through and writing a business plan for starting or growing a small business. The planning process will enable the small business owner, manager, or nonprofit director to reduce risk of failure, solve problems before they occur, reduce capital requirements, recruit key resources, apply for a business loan, attract venture capital, and provide short-term direction and long-term vision.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 23-May 09
MW        05:30PM-08:20PM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 214         19152 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 212    Marketing for Small Businesses    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes how a small business or non-profit organization can market its service or product to its customers. The student will learn to identify target markets, develop a marketing plan, and create the marketing mix.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 22-Feb 07
MW        05:30PM-08:20PM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 214         19148 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 214    Financing a Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course offers information on how to obtain and acquire tools for managing capital. The course will present various sources of capital for small business, traditional loan requirements, nontraditional financing options, choosing a lender, and packaging an application. Additionally, it will offer methods for preparing and using financial management tools such as a budget, income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow projections, as a part of preparing an application package. Concepts presented can be applied to for profit and nonprofit capital generation.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 12-Feb 28
MW        05:30PM-08:50PM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 214         19149 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 216    Essential Records for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: Records and recordkeeping are key components of success in order to better manage a small organization and remain compliant with government requirements. This course will introduce various records that a small business owner and a non-profit manager may be required to maintain, methods for maintaining them, and the reasons for staying on top of such records. Accounting, financial, tax, employee, licensing, and legal records will all be covered. Various legal business structures will also be covered in this course.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 05-Mar 21
MW        05:30PM-08:20PM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 214         19150 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 218    Management Skills for the Small Business    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: In order to improve the possibility of organizational success, a small business owner or nonprofit manager must know what makes one business owner/manager successful while others struggle or fail. This course covers some of the basic principles for owner/manager success while offering information to assist with effectively managing one's self and other workers, employees, or independent contractors. Topics such as worker selection, worker and self motivation, the functions of management, leadership, and communication will be covered. Techniques for making better decisions, delegating, conducting group and one-on-one meetings, achieving goals, listening, and time management will be offered.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 02-Apr 18
MW        05:30PM-08:20PM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 214         19151 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 300    Introduction to Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 or ESLW 50 with a grade "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Introduction to Business is a survey business course providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, human behavior, and economic systems interact with legal, international, political, and financial institutions to affect business policy and practices within the U.S. and the global marketplace. Students will evaluate how these influences impact the primary areas of business including: organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, and organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, and financial practices; the stock and securities markets; and, therefore, affect a business' ability to achieve its organizational goals. (C-ID BUS 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Hunter             West Sac WSC 215         19048 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 310    Business Communications    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 100, ENGWR 101 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Credit for BUSTEC 100.1 or BUSTEC 300.1 at 28+ net words per minute, or equivalent
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies the theory and principles of ethical and effective written and oral communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents and creating and delivering professional-level reports using word processing and presentation software. Analytical skills are used to plan, organize, compose, critique, and revise letters, memos, emails, and reports. Message components, which include organization, content, style, tone, grammar, format, and appearance, are critically analyzed. A formal analytical research paper is created and its results are presented. This course is designed for students who already have college-level writing skills. (C-ID BUS 115; Competency: Writing)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Crumpton           Off Campus Online        17908 
Textbook
Online Class. Beginning Saturday, January 13 the mandatory online orientation will be available on Canvas. It will be available to enrolled and waitlisted students. The orientation quiz must be completed by 11:55 p.m., Tuesday, January 16. Students who fail to complete the orientation quiz by this time will be dropped from the course. Students who have not satisfied the prerequisite BEFORE the start of the semester may not be allowed to stay in the course. All students must be prepared to provide documentation verifying they have satisfied the prerequisites. Here is the web address that will allow you to access the online orientation on Saturday, January 13: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/elearning.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units

Prerequisite: BUS 105 or MATH 28 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 or ESLW 50 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers how to analyze financial affairs for lifelong personal financial management. It examines the basics of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of goal setting, budgeting, taxes, credit, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement with an emphasis on principles to develop economic decision-making skills.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Handy              Off Campus Online        18460 
Textbook
Online Class. For MANDATORY ORIENTATION dates, times, and locations click on this website: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/buscis/orientation_spring. Please note that the instructor may drop any student who does not attend the mandatory orientation.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 340    Business Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Topics covered include the legal process, dispute resolution, and federal and state court systems, including a comprehensive study of contracts under the common law and the Uniform Commercial Code. The course emphasizes business ethics, corporate social responsibility, tort law, constitutional law, agency, business crimes, sales transactions, legal structures of business, and criminal law as applied in a business setting. (C-ID BUS 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC W.Smith              West Sac WSC 214         17685 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


BUS 345    Law and Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course benefits students in every major by making all students aware of their rights and obligations under the law. They will be introduced to the American common law system, with emphasis on the practical aspects, the theory behind the law, and the law as a reflection of society. Areas studied include the U.S. Constitution, the Court and legal systems, law of Crimes, Torts, Contracts, Landlord-Tenant Relationships, Employment, and Family Law. This course is not to be taken in place of BUS 340, Business Law, where required. (C-ID BUS 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC F.Galves             Off Campus Online        19170 
Textbook
Online Class. For MANDATORY ORIENTATION dates, times, and locations click on this website: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/buscis/orientation_spring. Please note that the instructor may drop any student who does not attend the mandatory orientation.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2017