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Course Number: BUSI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Principles

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5201015104


Course Number: BUSI 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Personal Finance

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Personal and family accounts, budgets and budgetary control, bank accounts, charge accounts, borrowing, investing, insurance, standards of living, renting or home ownership, and wills and trust plans. NOTE: This course is not part of the business field of study and may not transfer toward a degree in business. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1904015109


Course Number: BUSI 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Law

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: High school coursework in U.S. history and government, or equivalent.
Course Description: The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5201015104


Course Number: BUSI 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Statistics

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1324 or MATH 1314; BCIS 1305 or 1405.
Course Description: Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for business and economic decision-making. Topics include the collection, description, analysis, and summarization of data; probability; discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; sampling distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and correlation analysis. Statistical software is used to analyze data throughout the course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5213025104


Course Number: IBUS 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in International Business

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in International Business

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Global Logistics Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Develop skills and understanding in global logistics processes, procedures, and regulations used in transportation, physical distribution, warehousing, inventory control, materials, packaging, plant and warehouse location, risk management, and networks for logistics, suppliers, and information. Utilize decision making and case resolution techniques to solve problems and to develop logistical and information networks for supply chain management appropriate for global corporations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Principles of Exports

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Export management processes and procedures. Includes governmental controls and compliance, licensing of products, documentation, commercial invoices, and transportation. Emphasizes human and public relations, management of personnel, finance, and accounting procedures. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Principles of Imports

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practices and processes of import management operations including such factors as government controls and compliance. Emphasizes the preparation and understanding of import documents such as customs invoices, packing lists, and commercial invoices. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to International Business and Trade

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The techniques for entering the international marketplace. Emphasis on the impact and dynamics of sociocultural, demographic, economic, technological, and political factors in the foreign trade environment. Topics include patterns of world trade, internationalization of the firm, and operating procedures of the multinational enterprise. Develop a strategic project that internationalizes functional business operations and resolve case problems for international business operations. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Global Supply Chain Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: International purchasing or sourcing. Includes the advantages and the barriers of purchasing internationally, global sourcing, procurement technology, and purchasing processes. Emphasizes issues of contract administration, location, and evaluation of foreign suppliers, total cost approach, exchange fluctuations, customs procedures, and related topics. Produce a project in purchasing/buying specific items and utilize exchange rates, channels of distribution, or customs regulations to resolve problems. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: International E-Commerce Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Managing electronic business, commerce, and government information systems and technology. Uses appropriate software such as the National Trade Data Base. Emphasizes the role of global strategic information systems as applied to problem solving and current transportation and customs software. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: IBUS 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: International Marketing Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Analysis of international marketing strategies using market trends, costs, forecasting, pricing, sourcing, and distribution factors. Development of an international marketing plan. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Special Topics in International Business

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Business, industrial, or service requirements in the international arena will determine specific topics or skill development offered including software, regulatory updates, or market research. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: International Business Law

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in law as it applies to international business transactions in the global political-legal environment. Study of interrelationships among laws of different countries and the legal effects on individuals and business organization. Topics include agency agreements, international contracts and administration, regulation of exports and import, technology transfer, regional transactions, intellectual property, product liability, and legal organization. Select most appropriate legal organization and representation; interpret or prepare related legal documents. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 2339 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: International Banking and Trade Finance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: International monetary system, financial markets, flow of capital, foreign exchange, and financial institutions. Includes risk analysis, export-import payments and financing, the preparation of letters of credit, related shipping documentation, electronic fund remittance, and foreign investment financing. Analyze foreign investment and financial environments for countries or regions, prepare letters of credit, resolve problems regarding working capital and foreign exchange, and evaluate trade financing through the SBA, USDOC Export Assistance Centers, and the Export-Import Bank. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Intercultural Management

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Cross-cultural comparisons of management and communications processes. Emphasizes cultural, ethnic, geographic distinctions, and antecedents that affect individual, group, and organizational behavior. May include sociocultural demographics, economics, technology, legal issues, negotiations, and processes of decision making in the international cultural environment. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Import Customs Regulations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Duties and responsibilities of the licensed customs broker. Includes processes for customs clearance including appraisement, bonded warehouse entry, examination of goods, harmonized tariffs, fees, bonding, penalties, quotas, immediate delivery, consumption, liquidation, computerized systems, laws, and regulations. Prepare for and take a sample exam for the U. S. Customs Broker License Exam; utilize Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations to resolve complex problems involving processes, and documentation enabling you to function smoothly as an importer, trader, international purchasing agent, buyer, or other intermediary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: IBUS 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, RLC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - International Business/Trade/Commerce

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, the college, and the student. A paid position or an unpaid internship applies theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, technology, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with International Business and Trade and demonstrates legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communications using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. (21 Ext.)


Course Number: POFI 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Fundamentals

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer application specific software. Emphasizes the concurrent development of office skills and computer knowledge. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


Course Number: POFI 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Proficiency.
Course Description: Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Computer Applications I or equivalent.
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1441. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Spreadsheets

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets for business. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: Computer Applications II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301
Course Description: Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is cross-listed as POFI 1341. The student may register for either POFI 1341 or POFI 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Desktop Publishing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Keyboarding Skills.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2440. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Advanced Word Processing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 2301.
Course Description: Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is cross-listed as POFI 2340. The student may register for either POFI 2340 or POFI2440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: POFI 2450 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Databases

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: In-depth instruction of database theory and the practical applications of a database. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Medical Administrative/ Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MDCA 1313, POFM 1317, POFM 1327 with a "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


Course Number: POFM 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Software Applications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding and computer skills.
Course Description: Medical software applications for the management and operation of health care information systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Medical Administrative Support

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communications, coding, billing, collecting, and third party reimbursement. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFM 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Insurance

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: POFM 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Medical Document Production

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Create, format and produce publishable documents in a health care setting. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1127 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introduction to Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of speed and accuracy. (2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business English

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Administrative Office Procedures I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Records and Information Management I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Math

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Math Using Technology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFI 1301.
Course Description: Skill development in business math problem-solving using technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Presentations

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer Skills.
Course Description: Skill development in planning and conducting business presentations including communication and media skills. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Beginning Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education-Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


Course Number: POFT 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec. 15 Ext.)


Course Number: POFT 2203 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Speed and Accuracy Building

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic keyboarding skills.
Course Description: Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Intermediate Keyboarding

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: POFT 1329 or instructor approval.
Course Description: A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Business Correspondence and Communication

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Business English.
Course Description: Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: POFT 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: Administrative Project Solutions

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Computer application software proficiency and basic office procedures competency.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

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WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.