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Accelerated Business Program Course Descriptions

SCC's Accelerated Business Program offers practical programs and coursework, which deliver immediate value on the job. Click on course name to view the course description. For more information please contact Mark Barton (480) 425-6913.

Develops basic accounting skills including analyzing and journalizing transactions, comprehension of the balance sheet, income statements, and equity and cash flow statements.
Reviews planning, organization, development, and evaluation of written and oral communication in business settings, including informative and persuasive messages.
Review of basic arithmetic and application of mathematics to business problems: percentages, simple & compound interest, bank statements, depreciation, business sales discounts and markups, and the basics of financial statements.
Principles and practices of personal and family financial planning, includes savings, budgeting, credit, buying versus renting and general principles of consumerism.
Characteristics and activities of current local, national and international business. An overview of economics, marketing, management and finance.
Legal theories, ethical issues and regulatory climate affecting business policies & decision. Includes overview of torts, cyber law, investor protection, regulatory agencies, court systems, criminal conduct, product liability, property law, business organization, environmental law and employment law
Internal and external business communications including verbal & nonverbal technique. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107 with grade of ‘C’ or better or permission of department.
Evaluation of various investment forms including study of inflation, taxation, government securities, stocks & bonds, real estate and retirement plans
Overview of the foundations of supervision and how to get things done within an organization through other people. The functions of planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, and controlling presented.
Explores the skills and qualities necessary to develop and maintain a successful professional life. Topics include management/leadership skill development, effective job search, image development, career advancement, gender issues, professional conduct, time/financial management, and human relations.
Explores strategies to improve job performance and develop a service-oriented philosophy. Uses practical training concepts and techniques to demonstrate how superior customer service can lead to competitive advantage and profitability in business. Focuses on both internal and external customers.
Covers basic principles of managing quality and performance in organizations. Covers management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Emphasizes continual improvement, ethics, and social responsibility.
Analysis of motivation, leadership, communications, and other human factors. Cultural differences that may create conflict and affect morale individually and within organizations.
Starting, organizing and operating a small business, including location, finance, management processes, advertisement and promotion, credit, inventory control and ethics.
Covers basic administrative office services and systems, including analysis and management of operations, information systems, human resources, and facilities design.
Emphasizes public relations techniques used both within and outside the business organization, including operation of a PR counseling firm.
Examines the principles and terminology utilized in the marketing/function and their value and application in the day-to-day operation of a business. Focuses on marketing planning, market segmentation, positioning, targeting and aspects of international marketing. Reviews product development, pricing, promotion and distribution and explores careers in marketing.
Introduces the advertising function within business including media study, creative strategies, and advertising campaigns.
Analyzes and applies the steps and techniques used in personal selling. Highlights the role of the professional sales representative and his/her functions as they relate to the company’s mission and customer expectations.
Surveys structure and operation of retail organizations. Emphasizes merchandising to include price, location, time, promotion, and quantity.
The study and scientific inquiry of issues and demands placed on business enterprise by owners, customers, government, employees and society. Included are social, ethical, and public issues and analysis of the social impact of business responses. This class counts for Social/Behavioral Science credit at MCCCD and ASU COB