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Business Management/Marketing

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Management/Marketing is the study of basic business skills along with more in-depth study in a chosen field such as management, marketing, or entrepreneurship. Completion of the program can lead to employment as assistant, trainee, supervisor, or manager in manufacturing, merchandising, service firms, or government service. The program also prepares graduates to start a business or improve the operations of a business that currently exists.

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

0021

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

15 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​

Students must take the following:

Fine Arts and Humanities course - Philosophy 107 recommended (3 CH)
Mathematics or Science course - Physical Science 107 recommended (3 CH)
Social and Behavioral Sciences course - Economics 201 or 202 recommended (3 CH)
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

22 CH

Students should choose Business 211 OR Business 212 OR Business 214.         

Students can take Mathematics 118 OR Business 141.        

Business
BUSINES 111
Introduction To Business 3
Survey of modern US business, analyzing organization and types of businesses, major business functions, business and the environment, roles played by business and consumers in the economy and various economic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 141
Business Mathematics 3
Review of basic arithmetic principles, application of arithmetic operations to business forms and to analysis and solution of problems of percentage, markup and markdown, discounts, interest, prorating, life and property insurance, taxation, and payrolls. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 181
Financial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business or other enterprise. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. How to analyze and interpret historical financial statements as well as the limitations of using these statements in making forward-looking business decisions are included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Business 111 or Business 141 or Mathematics 098 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in Business 141; or placement test; or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 211
Business Law I 3
Laws of business transactions, including contracts, agency, employment and partnerships, and study of the Uniform Commercial Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 212
Business Law II 3
Continues study of laws covering corporations, negotiable instruments, sales, real estate, and bailments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 214
The Legal & Social Environment of Business 3
A study of the legal and social environment of business with emphasis on business ethics and corporate social responsibilities. Areas of concentration include governmental regulation of business, securities law, consumer protection law, labor law and employment law. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 231
Marketing 3
Examines the functions and objectives of marketing. Includes flow of industrial and consumer goods through the marketing system, and the role of the consumer, the product, the market, the pricing policies, promotion and distribution methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 269
Principles Of Management 3
Analysis of major functions and principles of management; emphasis on supervisory and operating levels of management; theories, policy-making, effective communications and art of decision-making. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. It is not designed as a prerequisite for any other college mathematics course. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and solving of real-life problems. Three or four topics are to be studied in depth, with at least three chosen from the following list: counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic and set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, and statistics. Applications involving problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course. Technology is an integral part of this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:A minimum grade of ‘C’ in one of the following courses: Math 90 or Math 99 or Math 100; or a minimum grade of C in Math 98 AND concurrent or successful completion of Math 018; or appropriate score on Placement Test; or Consent of Department Chair.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 201
Intro To the Study Of Society 3
Characteristics of group life, the effect of the group on human conduct, and the interrelationships between society, culture, and the individual. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

24 CH
Students must select 24 credit hours from the following courses (please note, not all courses are available at all campuses; please speak to an advisor):
Business
BUSINES 161
Prin Of Bank Operations 3
This course covers the fundamentals of bank functions in a descriptive fashion. Topics include banks and the monetary system, the relationship of banks to depositors, regulations, and examinations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 180
Fundamentals Of Accounting 3
This course emphasizes an understanding of basic accounting principles and other business concepts as they apply to the reporting of financial data and other economic events of a business enterprise. Emphasis is on recording, analyzing, and interpreting historical data and showing its effect on the business financially. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 182
Managerial Accounting 4
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 181, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 183
Payroll Accounting 3
A comprehensive course that prepares students for the functions of payroll within an organization. Introduces principles, procedures, and terminology for business applications of payroll methods. Emphasizes federal and state payroll records and forms. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Business 178 or 181), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 203
Intro Cost Accounting 3
General accounting principles applied to factory operations. Includes methods of finding costs of specific orders, lots and processes, and basis of allocating overhead expenses. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181 OR BUSINESS 182
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 204
Computer Applications Intermediate Accounting 1
Utilizes a computer to perform major accounting tasks such as recording entries, posting to ledgers, generation of trial balances and financial statements, as well as special reports, all encountered in Business 205. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in Business 205.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 206
Auditing 3
Includes external balance-sheet audits, recent developments in techniques of auditing cash, receivables, inventories, investments, fixed assets, and liabilities. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 205 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 208
Federal Income Tax 3
Study of the principles of the Internal Revenue Code, practical application of tax rules to the preparation of returns, application of accounting rules to tax matters. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 182 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 213
Data Visualization and Presentation for Business 3
This course provides a foundation for technologies for technologies and functions of spreadsheets, presentations, and Business Intelligence. The course introduces and expands students understanding of presentation and spreadsheet software through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. Concepts introduced in this course aim to develop an understanding of the different types of business data, various analytical approaches, and application of these approaches to solve business problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 216
Entrepreneurship 3
Entrepreneurial skills, organization, promotion and management in self-employment or administration in occupations and organizations; research and discussions with successful owners and managers in the business community. Students receive practice in planning, decision-making and self-evaluation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 221
Insurance 3
Preparation for the agents or brokers licensing examination. Includes life and casualty insurance, automobile, fire, health and accident, and worker compensation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 232
Fundamentals of International Business 3
Analysis of problems stemming from the movement of goods, services, human resources, technology, finance, and ownership across national boundaries. Direct focus on the development of management skills in handling problems of multinational business. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111.
Offered at: Harold Washington Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 237
Selling 3
Factors of successful selling of goods or ideas; buying motives, sales psychology, customer approach, and sales techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
BUSINES 250
Computerized Accounting Systems 3
Computerized Accounting focuses on exposing the student to various computerized accounting systems and how these systems accomplish the goals of accounting information system of a business entity. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 181, or CIS 120 or equivalent, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 263
Property and Liability Insurance 3
A survey of modern insurance companies, analyzing different types of Insurers, major insurance functions and their impact on consumers, businesses, and worldwide financial markets. Also, the specific interaction between insurance companies, banks, businesses, consumers, the Federal government and their combined impact on the US and World economies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 264
Personal Insurance 3
A survey of personal insurance carriers which includes their product lines, day-to-day functions, an analysis of employment trends and their impact on consumers, businesses, and financial markets. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 265
Commercial Insurance 3
A survey of commercial insurance carriers which includes their product lines, day-to-day functions, employment trends and their impact on businesses and financial markets. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Business 111
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 271
Human Resources Management 3
Employment techniques, wages and hours, job evaluation, training, employee ratings, collective bargaining, employment counseling and collateral benefits, such as pensions and fringe benefits. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BUSINES 272
Sales Management 3
Planning of sales efforts; management of sales and services; human resources, and controlling sales operations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 111 and 237, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 273
Organizational Behavior 3
This course examines the theories and concepts related to human behavior in organizations. Topics include individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational structure and culture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINES 269.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 278
Compensation & Benefits Administration 3
This course examines the design and implementation of an organization's compensation systems. Topics include job analysis, base pay structure, incentives, and performance measurements. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 269 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 279
Human Resources Planning & Staffing 3
This course examines the functions and objectives of human resources planning and staffing. Includes staffing models and strategies, recruitment, selection, employment and retention. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 271 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 281
Corporate Organizations: Understanding Business Processes 3
Records management, editorial duties, correspondence and reports, and work simplification procedures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington
BUSINES 284
Business Communications 3
Study of communication (including motivation, perception, language, distortions, organizations, listening) and its role in the administrative process; patterns of mis-communications (such as by-passing, deception, generalizations, association, labeling) are examined for better understanding of communication process and to improve organizational environment; consideration given to psychological impact of various communications media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
BUSINES 291
Leadership 3
This course examines the process by which an individual exerts influence over other individuals and inspires, motivates, and directs their activities to help achieve group or organizational goals. Topics include power and influence, participative leadership, leadership theories, and managerial traits and skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in BUSINESS 269 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
Computer Information Systems
CIS 101
Computer Science 101 3
An introductory course in computer science and programming, with emphasis on the logical analysis of a problem and the formulation of a computer program leading to its solution. Topics include basic concepts of computer systems, computer types, cloud computing, and computer programming languages. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 111
Computer Operations 3
This course introduces operation and routine maintenance of hardware technologies; central processing unit; peripheral devices; network setup and connecting; notebooks; and printers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 116
Operating System I 3
An overview including a theoretical and practical framework for the study of controlling software in the microcomputer environment using prevailing cooperating systems. The concepts of interrupt handling, scheduling and query techniques, and access and storage methods will be clarified through readings and discussions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. No more than 3 credit hours will count towards the CICT requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to 6 will be counted towards elective and requires Consent of Department Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 123
Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3
Fundamental concepts of computer programs as exemplified in the electronic spreadsheet. Emphasis on business applications and personal financial management and tax preparation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 145
Database Management 3
In-depth concepts of database as they apply to microcomputers in business and personal use to build information management systems. The network, hierarchical, and relational models are discussed. DBMS on microcomputers are used for lab assignments to implement the rational models. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the Consent of Departments Chairperson.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CIS 158
Web Development I 3
Course emphasis will include the design and development of standards-based HTML, XHTML, and CSS documents with an introduction to Javascript. Previous knowledge of file management, including downloading and uploading, is required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Cybersecurity
COMPSFI 102
Information Security Essentials 3
This course covers essential terminology, concepts, principles, and practices in Information Security and Assurance. The course balances a mix of technical and non-technical components for building, managing, and maintaining secure systems. The course introduces students to risk management, security policies, and prevailing controls and countermeasures used to minimize the risk of security breaches and intrusions. The course also provides an overview of the current trends in Information Security and the challenges faced when attempting to build secure systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade C or better in CIS 116 or COMPSFI 101 or NET TEC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 231
Internetworking Security 3
This course provides a detailed understanding of prevailing network security principles and practices. It covers strategies, tool and configurations used to secure network devices and network infrastructures. Students develop the skills necessary to secure routers and switches, and learn how to apply security controls and countermeasures to minimize security risks that modern network infrastructures face. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in NET TEC 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Cooperative Work Experience
COOP EX 105-2
Business Technologies CWE 3
The Cooperative Education course is designed to provide employment skills as a concurrent and integral part of a student's educational program in a number of career areas. Students are placed in an approved employment situation mutually agreed upon by the student, college staff, and employer, with the opportunity to apply knowledge and gain exposure to work methods unavailable in the classroom. College staff members develop with each student a written educational plan, including performance-based measurable objectives. Guidance and supervision are regularly provided by college staff members who visit students at work, confer with the employer, measure progress, and work out any concerns. Follow-up seminars with the staff may be scheduled for up to two hours per week. Students are assigned a job directly related to their academic program/plan, which will enhance educational goals without infringing upon course or program/plan obligations. Academic credit for part-time employment (up to 20 hours per week) is awarded on a ratio of 1 semester hour of credit for each 5 hours of approved employment per week, with a maximum of 2 semester hours credit for the work component. Academic credit for full-time employment (21 or more hours per week) is awarded on a ratio of 1 semester hour of credit for each 10 hours of approved employment per week, with a maximum of 2 semester hours of credit for the work component. If offered in conjunction with the work component, 1 semester credit hour is awarded for each seminar hour per week up to a maximum of 1 semester credit hour. In total, variable credit may be acquired depending upon the number of hours on the job and the extent of follow-up seminars, up to a maximum of 3 semester credit hours. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
COOP EX 205-2
Business Technologies CWE 3
The Cooperative Education course is designed to provide employment skills as a concurrent and integral part of a student's educational program in a number of career areas. Students are placed in an approved employment situation mutually agreed upon by the student, college staff, and employer, with the opportunity to apply knowledge and gain exposure to work methods unavailable in the classroom. College staff members develop with each student a written educational plan, including performance-based measurable objectives. Guidance and supervision are regularly provided by college staff members who visit students at work, confer with the employer, measure progress, and work out any concerns. Follow-up seminars with the staff may be scheduled for up to two hours per week. Students are assigned a job directly related to their academic program/plan, which will enhance educational goals without infringing upon course or program/plan obligations. Academic credit for part-time employment (up to 20 hours per week) is awarded on a ratio of 1 semester hour of credit for each 5 hours of approved employment per week, with a maximum of 2 semester hours credit for the work component. Academic credit for full-time employment (21 or more hours per week) is awarded on a ratio of 1 semester hour of credit for each 10 hours of approved employment per week, with a maximum of 2 semester hours of credit for the work component. If offered in conjunction with the work component, 1 semester credit hour is awarded for each seminar hour per week up to a maximum of 1 semester credit hour. In total, variable credit may be acquired depending upon the number of hours on the job and the extent of follow-up seminars, up to a maximum of 3 semester credit hours. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Networking Technologies
NET TEC 101
Client-Server Database I 3
This course introduces client-server Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) that are commonly used to design scalable databases. Topics include relational database terminology and concepts, database design using Normalization, Data Modeling and Entity-Relationship (ER) models, schemas, using Structured Query Language (SQL) for database construction and application processing, and additional data-base-related concepts. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 121
Internetworking I 3
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation in networking technologies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. NOTE: CIS 101 or CIS 116 or COMPSFI 101 recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
NET TEC 122
Internetworking II 3
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations and routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality, and the essential routing protocols and virtual LAN operation in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in NET TEC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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