Course #: 5565A-B
Duration: 20 hours
Course Prerequisites: Basic Industrial Math (Block X21)
What Students Learn:
PART 1 (5565A). Practical Everyday Arithmetic; Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division; How Percent is Used; Discounts; Brokerage; Simple Interest; Compound Interest; Present Worth; Sinking Funds; Installment Buying.
PART 2 (5565B). Promissory Notes; Discount, Giving the Two Ways of Finding the Number of Days Between Two Dates; Partial Payments by Either the United States Rule or the Merchants' Rule; Profit and Loss; Depreciation, and Methods of Fixing the Price of Goods that are Sold; Savings, Investments, and Insurance.
Course #: 7000A-E
Duration: 50 hours
Course Prerequisites: Practical English (2430A-F)
What Students Learn:
PART 1 (7000A). Writing Business Communications: Common Characteristics of Effective Written Communications; Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Writing Style; Business Letters for Planning, Appearance and Accuracy, Style, Arranging Paragraphs; Special Types; Business Letters as Public Relations Tools; Principles of Style for Business Letters - Using the First Person, Sentence Style, Paragraph Style, Choosing Words (diction).
PART 2 (7000B). Designing Business Communications: Organizing Documents; Organizing and Constructing an Outline; Memorandum and Letter Formats; Headings; Visual Aids - Tables, Graphs, Photographs, Flowcharts; Writing the Business Report.
PART 3 (7000C). Writing Effectively: Writing Effective Sentences - How Words Work Together in Sentences, Using Pronouns and Verbs, Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons, Placing Modifiers, Punctuation; Mechanical Elements of Effective Writing - Using Numbers, Abbreviating, Hyphenating Compound Words, Capitalizing.
PART 4 (7000D). Researching and Documenting: Finding Information; Library Research: Other Sources of Information; Evaluating Source Material; Note-Taking; Documenting and Citing Sources of Information.
PART 5 (7000E). Writing Proposals: External and Internal Proposals; Differences between Proposals and Reports; Components of an Informal Proposal; Components of a Formal Proposal; How to Evaluate a Formal Proposal.