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Course Catalog- Vocational Business

VOCATIONAL BUSINESS


Vocational Business 010
Introduction to Web Design using Adobe GoLive
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction to Adobe GoLive, Adobe's HTML editor. Students will learn how to create and publish a web site, manage and maintain it.

Vocational Business 011
Introduction to Web Graphics using Adobe CS3 Tools
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 30 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on preparing graphic images for the web with a focus on creating slices, image maps, rollovers and simple animations

Vocational Business 012
Workforce Readiness
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides instruction in office skills for employment preparation.  Students will learn communication, decision-making, interpersonal, lifelong learning, and job seeking skills.

Vocational Business 080
Introduction to Medical Billing
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 120 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Introduces students to concepts and skills needed for a successful career in medical office billing. Students will learn current procedural terminology, the general plan of information in a medical office and the role of computers. Grade: Pass/No Pass only.

Vocational Business 096
Introduction to Use of Digital Cameras
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on using digital still and digital video cameras. Introduces students to camera selection, basic features, compositional guidelines, how to transfer files from the camera to the computer, basic image editing, use of photo/videos in common applications and output options.  This course is designed to take independently or concurrently with courses such as Adobe Photoshop or Premiere.

Vocational Business 097
Introduction to Personal Commerce on the Internet
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction to personal commerce on the Internet.  Topics include privacy and security issues, searching techniques, auction bidding, secure payment methods, selling techniques and things to do to protect your consumer rights.

Vocational Business 101
Introduction to 3D Modeling using Blender
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on 3D modeling and animation using Blender software.  Introduces students to Blender’s interface, 3D space, animation and modeling features, surfaces and textures, and uses.  Designed for students who have completed an introductory computer course.

Vocational Business 102
Introduction to Desktop Publishing using Adobe InDesign
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign.  Introduces students to navigation of InDesign’s work area, document setup, placement of text and graphics within frames, styles, color and transparency features, and how to export and print professional quality InDesign files.  Designed for students who have completed an introductory computer course.

Vocational Business 103 
Introduction to MS Project
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on the use of Microsoft Project software.  Students will learn how to set up a project, manage project files, create a task list, schedule tasks, view a schedule, define and assign resources and costs, track a project, analyze progress and revise a schedule.

Vocational Business 109
Introduction to Desktop Video Editing using Adobe Premiere
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on desktop digital video production and editing using industry standard software.  Includes capturing, importing, assembling and editing video, audio and still images.  Designed for students who have completed an introductory computer course.

Vocational Business 117
Introduction to Document Processing using Adobe Acrobat
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Introduces students to portable document formats created with Adobe Acrobat.  Students learn how to convert simple and complex documents to PDF files, navigate, edit and annotate PDF files, and distribute PDF files via the Internet.

Vocational Business 118
Introduction to Windows
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction for learning MS Windows.  Introduces students to Windows:  navigation, views, commands, file management, desktop customization, Help and other Windows programs; for example, address book and electronic communications.  This course or Introduction to Keyboarding & Basic Windows is highly recommended prior to taking other courses taught within the Windows environment.

Vocational Business 119
Introduction to Keyboarding and Basic Windows
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction for keyboarding by touch and learning MS Windows.  Introduces students to Windows:  navigation, views, commands, file management, desktop customization and simple accessory programs, such as WordPad, Character Map, Calculator and Paint.  Scanning and working with simple graphics is also explored.  This course or Introduction to Windows is highly recommended prior to taking other courses taught within the Windows environment.

Vocational Business 120
Introduction to Animations using Flash
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction for creating short Flash movies for viewing on the Internet or for viewing in other multimedia formats.  Students learn to create animations using Flash’s drawing tools, layers and timeline.  Students also are given an opportunity to explore Flash libraries, preview movies, save and publish Flash documents.

Vocational Business 121
Introduction to Computer Software Applications
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction on industry-standard computer applications used for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, Internet access, and graphics; for example, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, FileMaker Pro and others.

Vocational Business 242
Introduction to Vector Graphics using Adobe Illustrator 
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction in computer graphics and design.  Includes basic design concepts, use of illustration tools, and modification of art work and text layout.  Designed for students who have completed a basic computer operations course or equivalent.

Vocational Business 258
Navigating the Internet
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Introduces students to the Internet.  Topics include types of Internet connections, research and data retrieval techniques, and email.

Vocational Business 260
Introduction to Word Processing using MS Word
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction to word processing techniques using the personal computer.  Includes the creating, formatting, editing, saving, and printing of simple documents.  Uses MS Word software.  Designed for students who can type by touch.

Vocational Business 261
Introduction to Databases using FileMaker Pro
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides instruction in basic concepts using typical database problems with FileMaker Pro software.  Designed for students who have completed an introductory basic computer operations course or equivalent.

Vocational Business 262
Introduction to Spreadsheets using MS Excel
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides instruction in basic spreadsheet concepts using typical spreadsheet problems with Microsoft Excel software.  Designed for students who have completed an introductory basic computer operations course or equivalent.

Vocational Business 302
Introduction to Web Page Development using HTML
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction to web page development.  Topics include web page design elements:  HTML, graphic image, movie and sound formats, and testing pages on cross platforms.  Designed for students who have completed a basic computer course or equivalent.

Vocational Business 303
Introduction to Electronic Imaging using Adobe Photoshop
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction to electronic imaging using Adobe Photoshop software.  Topics include beginning Photoshop features, scanner basics, image and file formats, color, importing/exporting of files and printing.  Designed for students who have completed a basic computer operations course or equivalent.

Vocational Business 304
Introduction to Electronic Presentations using PowerPoint
Credit(s): 0 | Class Hours: 60 | Open Entry/Open Exit

Provides introductory instruction for development of professional quality, computer generated presentations using presentation software used in industry.  Includes concepts of combining text, graphics, animations and/or sound to create slides for electronic output.  Designed for students who have completed a basic computer operations course or equivalent.