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Term 1

102-110 Introduction to Business — 3 cr.

Introduces the student to the world of business. Examines the areas of business such as human resources, operations management, financial management and marketing. Gives the students an overview of the types of business ventures available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

103-159 **Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office — 1 cr.

Develops basic computer skills in Windows, Internet communication, professional use of Social Media, word processing with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel, and presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. This course is a “hands-on” computer class and cultivates skills for college and work.

196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving — 3 cr.

Provides opportunities to explore the benefits and challenges of group work, identify the stages of team development, and recognize roles of team players. Examines a systematic problem-solving process. Students apply skills and tools to facilitate problem solving in a team environment.

196-191 Supervision — 3 cr.

Builds skills necessary for a supervisor to direct individuals and the work that needs to be done within the structure of an organization. Emphasizes the human behavioral aspect of supervision. Focuses on the practical application of supervisory principles of organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.

801-136 English Composition 1 — 3 cr.

Designed for students to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines.

804-107 College Mathematics — 3 cr.

Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: (1) arithmetic and algebra, (2) geometry and trigonometry, and (3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.

890-101 **College 101 — 2 cr.

Develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on utilizing Moraine Park websites, online Course Management System and college resources. Student responsibility and expectations for success in college are explored. Emphasizes learning strategies, goals, lifestyle balance and skills for interdependence.

Total: 18

Term 2

103-180 Microsoft Excel — 2 cr.

Introduces spreadsheet applications, functions and features using data tables, solver and document review. Emphasizes creating, editing, saving and retrieving files, applying formulas and managing large workbooks, charts and amortization schedules.

196-164 Personal Skills for the Workplace — 3 cr.

Applies the skills and tools necessary to deal with time management, stress and related challenges to a supervisor. Students demonstrate the application of time management techniques, personal planning, continuous learning, valuing rights and responsibilities of others, effective communication, assertiveness and dealing effectively with stress.

196-190 Leadership Development — 3 cr.

Each student will demonstrate the application of evaluating leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, implementing mission and goals, ethical behavior, personal leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change, and effective conflict resolution.

196-193 Human Resource Management — 3 cr.

Applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees’ abilities to organization goals. Demonstrates the application of the supervisor’s role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies.

801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication — 3 cr.

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects. Course assignments will include presentations, various individual and group projects as well as written work.

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801-198 Speech — 3 cr.

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.

Total: 14

Term 3

196-134 Legal Issues in the Workplace — 3 cr.

Provides an overview of the general legal responsibilities of an organization. Analyzes the current employment laws in the United States and their impact on employers/employees. Examines the supervisor’s role in dealing with harassment in the workplace. Compares how appeals can be addressed in both a union and nonunion environment.

196-136 Safety in the Workplace — 3 cr.

Introduces safety and loss prevention in the workplace with an emphasis on the supervisor’s responsibility for maintaining a safe, productive environment. Studies safety concepts, hazard controls, developing safety and health programs, and federal- and state-mandated regulations.

196-168 Organizational Development — 3 cr.

Addresses organizational issues related to how we work and exist within an organizational setting. Explores the environment of organizations, technology, personality and attitudes of members of an organization. Analyzes how these themes affect organizational behavior.

196-169 Diversity and Change Management — 3 cr.

Addresses changes in the workforce and their effect on the organization. Explores diversity, including values, age, gender, disabilities, education and culture. Provides a framework to gain advantage by blending and capitalizing on the different skills and perspectives of people and creating an organization where everyone gives their best.

809-198 Introduction to Psychology — 3 cr.

Surveys the multiple aspects of human behavior. Students survey the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences.

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809-199 Psychology of Human Relations — 3 cr.

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

Total: 15

Term 4

196-188 Project Management — 3 cr.

Introduces the project management process including needs assessment, identification of project resources and costs, establishment of a project schedule, managing the project and assessing the results. In teams, project management concepts are used to analyze problems and create solutions.

196-192 Managing for Quality — 3 cr.

Examines the role of the supervisor in assisting an organization to produce a quality product and/or service. Examines the Total Quality Management concepts and tools needed in the workplace to stay competitive. Ways to incorporate these concepts and tools will be examined in detail.

196-196 Leadership Capstone — 3 cr.

Provides students with an opportunity to apply competencies skills acquired throughout the leadership development program.

809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application — 3 cr.

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Students analyze diverse ethical perspectives and compare relevant issues. Students critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to ethical dilemmas.

809-195 Economics — 3 cr.

Provides an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and surveys factors that influence national economic policy. Students explore economic concepts illustrated through a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues.

809-196 Introduction to Sociology — 3 cr.

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism, and the five institutions including family, government, economics, religion and education.

Total: 18

Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements: 65

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

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