Required Classes

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Complete these classes with a grade of "C" or better to earn your certificate.

Course material requirements are subject to change. Please confirm required textbook and materials using the UCC Online Bookstore before ordering.

  • SDP 113: Human Relations for Supervisors

    This course analyzes the mutual relationships of employees, customers, and others outside the work place. Studies and provides critical thinking about teamwork, coaching, counseling, and mutual respect, personal integrity, and acceptance of others. Students gain insight into the human and organizational factors that influence the workplace beyond the traditionally measured outcomes of performance, production, and profitability.

    • 3 credits

    ORGB4Textbook

    ORGB Version 4 2015 (ORGB4)

    Publisher: South-Western Cengage

    Authors: Debra L. Nelson and James Campbell Quick (Nelson/Quick)

    ISBN 978-1-285-42329-6.

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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    Note: The Amazon link and other sites may include the CourseMate Access card. There is no price difference, just ensure that you get the 4th edition.

  • BA231: Computers in Business

    Computers in Business is designed for business students as a second course in using computers. Assignments will build on what was learned in previous computer and business classes. Students will produce professional-style documents using a popular suite of software applications. A final integrative project will be prepared and presented as a group project.

    • 4 credits

    IMPORTANT – BA231 is a computer class with very precise textbook and software requirements. This is the one class during the program where you are encouraged to purchase directly from the UCC Bookstore. Also, please purchase early in order to allow time for shipping.

    Microsoft Office 2013 ProjectsTextbook

    Microsoft® Office 2013 Projects - 1st Edition 12/30/2013

    Publisher: Cengage Learning

    Author: Carol M. Cram

    ISBN 978-1-285-17032-9

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore.

    Supplies

    1) Windows version of Microsoft Office 2013 with Access purchased through book store; 2) USB 4 GB jump drive; 3) High Speed Internet Access; 4) Computer running Windows 8 (Vista or Windows 7, these operating systems will not match the book's pictures). If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you assume responsibility for translating instructions provided for Windows 8.

    Note: The Microsoft Office 2013 can be purchased through the UCC Bookstore at a student discount. Historically the price was $20.

    Technology Requirements

    Connectivity: This course requires a regular and reliable access to an Internet connected computer or electronic device with a Canvas supported web browser. High-speed internet is required to accommodate swift file transfers, streaming video, and live conferencing. UCC offers open labs for computer use throughout the campus. The UCC Library has a computer lab as well. Please see the Library or the Help Desk for a listing of available computer labs.

    Windows: The textbook was written and tested using a typical installation of Microsoft Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8.1 or any other version, you may need to restore the defaults. Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will see slight variations in menus and options on your computer screen than those illustrated in the book.

    Microsoft Office 2013: You will be submitting homework using the Windows version of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access 2013. The UCC bookstore has this software available for less than $20. They can also ship the software to you if need be. The version of MS Office that comes with Windows RT, or any Mac version of MS Office, is not sufficient to complete the assignments in this course. The RT version is considered a "lite" version of the software and none of the Mac versions have all of the features we will be exploring in the class projects.

    Web Browser: The browser used for any steps that require a browser is Internet Explorer 10. However I have found the best results using Firefox. It has been my experience that upgrading to a new browser version immediately after its release tends to result in reliability issues.

    Web Camera: A webcam is not required for this course, but will be useful for communication with classmates on the group project. A computer with a microphone and speakers is also helpful.

    Video: This course will contain videos. The ability to view and listen to videos is essential for this course. For the most part, embedded or web hosted videos from YouTube will be used. The book was written and tested on computers with monitors set at a resolution of 1366 x 1024. If your screen shows more or less information than the figures in the book, your monitor is probably at a higher or lower resolution. If you do not see something on your screen, you may have to scroll down or up to see the object identified in the figures.

    Audio: This course will contain audio clips. The ability to listen to audio is essential for this course. Internal or external computer speakers should be sufficient for listening to the audio in this course. Audio files will be in MP3 format.

  • BA214: Business Communications

    This course covers strategies in effective business communication.

    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: WR 115 or equivalent.

    Business CommunicationTextbook

    Business Communication, 3rd Edition

    Publisher: McGraw-Hill

    Author: Kathryn Rentz

    ISBN 978-0-073-40322-9

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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  • BA206: Management Fundamentals

    This is a basic course in management with emphasis on the application of sound managerial practices and techniques. Managerial functions including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are studied in the framework of this course.

    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: BA101 with grade of C or better

    ManagementTextbook

    Management, 3rd Edition

    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin Publishing

    Authors: Thomas Bateman and Scott Snell

    ISBN 978-0-078-02952-3

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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  • BA223: Marketing

    Covers the basic components of marketing such as consumer behavior, marketing research, production, distribution, promotion and price planning. Includes current marketing emphasis on customer service and global marketing. Case studies, videos, and guest speakers enhance student learning.

    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: BA 101 with a grade of C or better or instructor permission.

    Marketing an IntroductionTextbook

    Marketing, An Introduction, 12th Edition

    Publisher: Prentice-Hall Publishing

    Authors: Gary Armstrong and Philip Kotler

    ISBN 978-0073403229

    Required text includes the Pearson MyMarketingLab and etext access card. For cost savings you may look for the MyMarketingLab and etext only option that is available at various locations for a significant discount.

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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    Be careful of non-UCC purchase sites and ensure that you obtain the correct edition and the MyMarketingLab access.

  • SDP 208: Human Resources for Supervisors

    This course prepares students for real issues and current challenges in human resource management. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are developed and emphasized.

    • 3 credits
  • BA160: Accounting for Managers

    Gain an understanding of accounting and how it can be used to make financial decisions. Topics include: calculating interest and payroll, measuring and reporting data, understanding financial systems, using computer applications, and performing cost analysis.

    • 4 credits 
  • BA249: Retailing

    Designed to acquaint students with the nature and scope of retailing. Learn about the history of retailing, managing retail operations, including financial planning, merchandise buying and handling, as well as store design and layout.

    • 3 credits 

    Competing in Tough TimesTextbook 1

    Competing in Tough Times

    Publisher: Pearson Education

    Author: Barry Berman

    ISBN 978-0-132-45919-8

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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    Retail OperationsTextbook 2

    Retail Operations, 2nd Edition

    Publisher: Prentice Hall

    Author: Angie Tang

    ISBN 978-9-810-67938-5

    The textbook is available at the UCC Bookstore. You may use online sites to purchase the book however; it is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain the same version of the text as required for class.

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