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Landscape Horticulture Program Code 100014 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Professionals are needed to design, install and maintain exceptional landscapes. As a Landscape Horticulture graduate, you can create pencil sketching of common landscaping ideas, design landscapes, build and install hardscapes and plants, write cost estimates for labor and materials, perform ground maintenance, safely operate landscape and construction equipment, and have a working knowledge of the safe use of pesticides. Plus you can propagate, grow, and sell all types of ornamental and greenhouse plants. You will hone your skills in NWTC's Landscape Horticulture Learning Center located right on the Green Bay Botanical Garden grounds, giving you the unique opportunity for hands-on learning on a 47-acre ornamental lab with display gardens and natural areas. NWTC's Landscape Horticulture Associate Degree is the only Wisconsin program hosted by an accredited college that is located on a botanical garden site.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Landscape Horticulture Technician: performs pencil sketching of common ideas, designs landscapes; builds and installs hardscapes and plants; writes cost estimates for labor and materials, performs ground maintenance, safely operates landscape and construction equipment. Has working knowledge of the safe use of pesticides.

Program Outcomes

• Communicate within the horticulture industry.
• Justify the selection of the appropriate woody plant(s) under the given circumstances for the project at hand.
• Justify the selection of the appropriate herbaceous plant(s) under the given circumstances for the project at hand.
• Execute IPM (Integrated Pest Management).
• Prescribe and execute proper landscape maintenance plans.
• Determine nutritional requirements of turf grasses and ornamentals.
• Analyze soil and its influence on plant life.
• Design and build landscapes.
• Implement a landscape construction design plan.
• Operate a transit.
• Use carpentry hand and power tools.
• Safely operate landscape equipment.
• Operate computer hardware system.
• Develop and deliver a landscape design presentation.
• Use CAD (Computer Aided Design).
• Receive training for Wisconsin Pesticide Certification exam.
• Propagate and grow horticulture plants.
• Use masonry hand and power tools.
• Design and install irrigation equipment.
• Diagnose and treat pest problems on ornamental plants.
• Identify and maintain tropical indoor plants.
• Utilize sustainable practices and biorational controls.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Students should have mastered basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements).
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Landscape Horticulture associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-001-110
Horticulture-Intro
3
10-001-110 HORTICULTURE-INTRODUCTION ...explore the horticulture industry, plant culture, identification, propagation, physiology, selected aspects of horticulture industry including fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, greenhouse systems, landscape techniques, home gardens, and turf. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-001-117
Applied Botany
2
10-001-117 APPLIED BOTANY ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of taxonomy, plant morphology, plant physiology, reproductive processes and environmental interactions. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-001-158
Plant-Woody Ornamental
3
10-001-158 PLANT-WOODY ORNAMENTAL ...physiology, culture, identification, and use of primarily temperate woody plant materials appropriate for landscapes in northeastern Wisconsin. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-112
Computer Apps for Technicians
1
10-606-112 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNICIANS...basics of a computer system, computer terminology, the Microsoft Windows environment, file management, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-127
Landscape Dsgn Studio Intro
1
10-606-127 LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the techniques of hand drafting and rendering through studio exercises; drafting and sketching techniques include architectural lettering, isometric drawing, section and elevation views, using scales, rendering procedures, etc. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-001-116
Horticultural Soils
2
10-001-116 HORTICULTURAL SOILS ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of soil formation, fertility, evaluation, sound management practices and alternative mediums. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-001-154
Turf Management
3
10-001-154 NATURAL TURF MANAGEMENT...identification of turf grasses; course will examine natural low-maintenance turf, residential lawns and high intensity applications (i.e., golf courses, athletic fields). (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-001-159
Flowers-Herbaceous
3
10-001-159 FLOWERS-HERBACEOUS ...annuals/perennials/roses; using flowers/foliage effectively in the landscape; care of each flower emphasizing selection/tips to best utilize each flower; groundcover/vines included. (Corequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-001-180
Landscape Installation Intro
2
10-001-180 LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION INTRODUCTION ...investigate techniques used in landscape construction practices. These include the use of specific landscape tools, plan implementation methods, preliminary site survey methods, proper planting, equipment operations & installations of basic landscape features. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-606-125
Landscape Design Technology
2
10-606-125 LANDSCAPE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY ...using computer and computer aided design software as tools for design communication. It is intended to be an introduction to the fundamental components of CAD in landscape design. Property lines, topography, site planning, hardscapes, planting plans, and section view graphics will be covered. (Prerequisite: 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio; Recommendation: 10-606-112, Computer Apps for Technicians) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-001-151
Landscape/Hort Internship
3
10-001-151 LANDSCAPE/HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP ...job opportunities in the field, applying scholastic knowledge to practical applications, and cooperation with an employer. (Prerequisites: Accepted to the Landscape Horticulture Program; 10-001-158, Plant-Woody Ornamental; 10-001-159, Flowers-Herbaceous ; 10-001-122, Fundamentals Plant Nutrition; 10-001-153, Plant and Soil Science; 10-001-154, Turf Management; 10-001-180, Landscape Installation Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
THIRD SEMESTER
10-001-109
Landscape Installation-Adv
2
10-001-109 LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION-ADVANCED...builds upon landscape construction methods learned in Introduction to Landscape Installation. Possible projects include mixed material patios, retaining walls, water features, sustainable landscape elements, rain gardens, roof gardens, wooden structures, etc. (Prerequisite: 10-001-180, Landscape Installation-Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR
10-001-108
Plant Propagation
2
10-001-108 PLANT PROPAGATION ...plant propagation and production techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-001-170
Integrated Pest Management
2
10-001-170 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT...various methods to combat plant pests in an environmentally responsible manner; using biorational techniques and strategies. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-001-172
Landscape Maintenance
2
10-001-172 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE ...identifying problems and cultural challenges in the landscape; pruning techniques, insect/disease problems, weed identification; soil fertility; resolve situations in the field. (Prerequisites: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction; 10-001-153, Plant and Soil Science; 10-001-122, Fundamentals of Plant Nutrition) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-001-174
Prin of Landscape Design/Graph
3
10-001-174 PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND GRAPHICS...residential design methods utilizing outdoor room concepts: function, design principles, and composition in developing a landscape plan; drafting, site analysis, graphics. (Prerequisites: 10-001-110, Horticulture-Introduction; 10-606-127, Landscape Design Studio Introduction) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Elective 1
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-001-115
Landscaping-Applied
4
10-001-115 LANDSCAPING-APPLIED ...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of applying the course work learned throughout the two years of the associate degree program. (Prerequisites: 10-001-170, Integrated Pest Management: 10-001-172, Landscape Maintenance; 10-001-174, Prin of Landscape Design/Graph) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-001-141
Horticultural Operations
2
10-001-141 HORTICULTURAL OPERATIONS ...explore the operations of a horticultural enterprise. The focus will be on business objectives, regulations, estimating, record keeping, equipment and accepted practices. Sustainability, supervision and industry credentialing will also be examined. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-001-184
Landscape Design Studio-Adv
3
10-001-184 LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO-ADVANCED ...exploration of design elements through individual practicum; survey of landscape design history, land-use planning, topographic design, structural planning of retaining walls, ornamental ponds, bioretention, lighting theory, sustainable practices and bidding procedures. (Prerequisite: 10-001-174, Principles of Landscape Design and Graphics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
OR
10-001-130
Plant Interior
3
10-001-130 PLANT INTERIOR ...how to identify indoor tropical plants and blooming plants that are used in interior plantscaping. Includes identification, plant varieties, pests, diseases, and cultural requirements. Also designing with houseplants. (Prerequisite: 10-001-110, Intro to Horticulture) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
69
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
Suggested Electives
10-090-121,
Organic
Gardening

Course Descriptions

Sustainable Food & Agricultural Systems Program Code 100903 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

As a graduate of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems associate degree program, you're ready for careers in sustainable gardening, field crop production, livestock operations as well as emerging areas like aquaponics. You will have the necessary knowledge to run your own successful food-related business and add value to your farm products or be qualified for employment in a variety of positions associated with sustainable agriculture, including commercial gardens, livestock operations, farmer support, and local food system efforts.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Farmer

• Gardener

• Crop production specialist

• Farm-to-school program leader

• Livestock operations manager

• Sustainable agriculture wholesale and retail management

• Feed/animal health sales/consulting

• Certifying agency inspector

Program Outcomes

• Evaluate sustainable food systems and farms.
• Balance soil health.
• Make business and financial decisions.
• Maintain farm records.
• Market sustainable products.
• Grow sustainable crops.
• Practice animal husbandry.
• Manage farm operations.
• Innovate in value-added food and logistics.
• Fill out organic certification paperwork and comply with standards.
• Use effective oral and written communication skills.
• Utilize problem solving skills.
• Perform safe work practices.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Sustainable Food & Ag Systems associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-001-117
Applied Botany
2
10-001-117 APPLIED BOTANY ...this course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of taxonomy, plant morphology, plant physiology, reproductive processes and environmental interactions. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-111
Sustainable Ag: Issues & Pract
2
10-090-111 SUSTAINABLE AG: ISSUES & PRACTICES ...use critical thinking skills to compare organic and sustainable agricultural practices with industrial agriculture. Explore food production issues including antibiotics, herbicides, hormones, GMOs, animal welfare, crop yields, nutrients, and pollution. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-118
Beekeeping & Pollinators
1
10-090-118 BEEKEEPING & POLLINATORS ...bees pollinate our crops and orchards; they are an environmental quality indicator species and they provide honey. Explore beekeeping using onsite hives; explore pollinators and habitats, and network with local beekeepers. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-119
Cheese Making & Fermentation
1
10-090-119 CHEESE MAKING & FERMENTATION ...practice the basics of cheese making and fermentation of beverages & food in this hands-on course. Eat what you make. Value the taste, nutrition, and quality of hand-crafted foods. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-139
Org Soils, Nutrients, Compost
2
10-090-139 ORG SOILS, NUTRIENTS, COMPOST... Healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable farming and gardening. Build robust soil through organic matter, cultivating beneficial microorganisms, and nutrient cycling. Explore composting techniques and organic fertilizer sources. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-606-112
Computer Apps for Technicians
1
10-606-112 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNICIANS...basics of a computer system, computer terminology, the Microsoft Windows environment, file management, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER
10-090-120
Organic Livestock Practices
2
10-090-120 ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PRACTICES ...students learn how organic farmers manage livestock successfully. Principles covered include organic health care, strategies for reproduction, feeding, housing, and young stock. Review rules and organic certification standards. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-121
Organic Gardening
2
10-090-121 ORGANIC GARDENING ...whether gardening on a small scale or using commercial greenhouses and fields, plan seedings, control pests, diseases, and weeds, all using best organic practices. Review rules and organic certification standards. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-123
Organic Poultry Management
1
10-090-123 ORGANIC POULTRY MANAGEMENT...explore a variety of poultry for backyards or commercial enterprises. Topics include biology, health, feeding, eggs, housing options, processing plans and budgets. Compare organic and conventional management and business opportunities. Course Typically Offered: J-Session
10-090-124
Aquaponics
1
10-090-124 AQUAPONICS ...investigate hydroponic plant growing operations; designs, suitable plant species, maintenance, costs, efficiencies and yields. Evaluate potential programs in a sustainable context. Plan a system that fits your budget and goals. Course Typically Offered: Spring
OR
10-090-125
Aquaculture
1
10-090-125 AQUACULTURE ...fish farming, the most suitable species, different system setups and best practices. Develop a budget, explore markets and trends, analyze benefits and obstacles in this business. Course Typically Offered: J-Session
10-090-138
Spring Garden Mgmt
1
10-090-138 SPRING GARDEN MANAGEMENT...work in the greenhouse and high tunnel to seed and grow transplants. Prepare the garden soil, build fertility, sow seed, transplant, and cultivate. Use organic practices, gain hands-on skills. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-410
Tractor & Implmts: Safety/Oper
1
10-090-410 TRACTOR & IMPLEMENTS: SAFETY & OPERATION...practice safe driving and operation of tractors, skid steers, and farm implements. Hook up implements, PTOs and hydraulics. Use quick attaching accessories. Follow rules of the road. Explore emergency first aid and fire extinguisher use. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-806-112
Principles of Sustainability
3
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-090-127
Summer Ag Internship
2
10-090-127 SUMMER AG INTERNSHIP... Gain hands-on skills and experience with a mentor farmer or gardener by working at their site or in the NWTC garden. Set goals and report to an NWTC instructor. (Prerequisites: 10-090-111, Sustainable Ag: Issues and Practices; 10-090-139, Organic Soils, Nutrients, Composting; 10-090-120, Organic Livestock Practices; and 10-090-121, Organic Gardening) Course Typically Offered: Summer
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
THIRD SEMESTER
10-090-103
Organic Field Crops
1
10-090-103 ORGANIC FIELD CROPS ... Evaluate organic practices for fertilizing, planting, weed and pest control in corn, soybeans and small grains. Create an organic transition plan, qualify for certification. Evaluate yields, markets, rotations, and cover crops. Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR
10-090-141
Artisan Meats: Humane Harvest
1
10-090-141 ARTISAN MEATS: HUMANE HARVEST... topics include humane butchering, carcass yields, sausage-making, smoking and packaging. Compare professional techniques to home-based skills. Review rules, regulations and sanitary practices. Determine produce mix, costs and income potential. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-128
Managed Grazing
2
10-090-128 MANAGED GRAZING ... examine pasture plants and livestock in a rotational grazing system. Build a fence. Evaluate watering systems, fertilizers, yields and environmental impacts. Meet experienced graziers. Create a grazing plan and budget. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-130
Herbs & Health
2
10-090-130 HERBS & HEALTH... explore various herbs; their unique properties, role in history, medicine, food and other traditional uses. Examine growing practices, harvest, and preservation. Make organic preparations; i.e., tea, infusions, tinctures, and salves. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-137
Fall Garden Mgmt
2
10-090-137 FALL GARDEN MANAGEMENT...use GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) to harvest, clean and bring produce to markets. Use season-extending hoop house, compost vegetative residue, sow cover crops, and prepare the garden for next year. (Prerequisite: 10-090-121, Organic Gardening) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-140
Value Added Foods
2
10-090-140 VALUE ADDED FOODS... Food preservation and value-added processing. Explore the rich variety of food preservation methods. Discover how to turn the bounty from your garden, orchard and land into foods you can sell at a premium because you have added value through minimal, safe, processing methods and unique recipes. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-101
Selling Principles
3
10-104-101 SELLING PRINCIPLES ...selling as a career; success factors in selling; personality development; product knowledge; and the sales process involving preparation, approach, presentation-demonstration, handling objections, and closing the sale successfully. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Elective 3
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-090-129
Food Systems; Food Quality
2
10-090-129 FOOD SYSTEMS; FOOD QUALITY... compare traditional food systems (heirloom breeds, grass-fed beef) with modern production, processing, additives, packaging, transportation, marketing, price, distribution and fast food. Evaluate how these factors influence individual and societal health. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-134
Sustainable Ag & Food Business
3
10-090-134 SUSTAINABLE AG & FOOD BUSINESS ...define your goals. Research expenses and potential income for a small food-related enterprise. Outline a budget. Compare markets. Develop a brand identity. Review financial terminology. Draft a business plan. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-136
Small Farm Machinery & Equip
2
10-090-136 SMALL FARM MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT... Evaluate equipment, machinery and tractors needed for a small farm. Troubleshoot small engines; hook up PTOs, hydraulics, plows. Calibrate seeders and fertilizer spreaders, drive a skid steer, and try welding. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-142
Permaculture:Edbl Lndsp&Hmstd
3
10-090-142 PERMACULTURE: EDIBLE LANDSCAPES & HOMESTEADING... explore permaculture; the creation of an edible landscape and the development of a homestead-style, self-reliant, sustainable property. Examine the use of perennial fruit & nut trees, vines & berries, "new" plants & pastures. Explore permaculture zones & placement of home-based enterprises. Review energy, relaxation, small building construction, and local community in the context of your personal landscape. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
67
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
. Students completing General Studies courses at NWTC must earn a "C" or better in English Composition to enroll in Technical Reporting.

Course Descriptions

Farm Production-Agronomy (Crop Science) Program Code 100904 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Interested in agricultural industry management careers? With the Farm Production – Agronomy associate degree under your belt, you will be prepared to work in entry-level management positions on large dairy farms. Graduates are also qualified for employment as crop scouts, farm equipment salespeople, and environmental compliance and equipment operators. With additional work experience and test compliance, graduates would qualify for certified crop advisor (CCA) status, which would allow the grads to write nutrient management plans for confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) farms in compliance with federal regulations.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Crop scout

• Farm equipment sales

• Environmental compliance

• Equipment operator

Program Outcomes

• Prepare cost benefit analysis
• Coordinate fertility, pesticide, varietal selection and harvest scheduling
• Supervise tillage, planting, spraying,harvesting and transportation operations
• Effectively communicate technical information
• Acquire skills for working on large dairy farms

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent (for a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. The program benchmark for Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting the benchmark or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Farm Production-Agronomy associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-090-301
Intro to Agronomy
3
10-090-301 INTRO TO AGRONOMY ...utilization of foundation agronomic crops and evaluation of alternative crops, including variety selection, planting, fertilization options, weed control, pest control, harvesting and storage of both forage and grain crops. Students will be familiar with all inputs in a cropping plan and features and benefits of the feed and economic value of all options. Understanding aspects of double cropping and emergency cropping practices. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-302
Basic Soils
3
10-090-302 BASIC SOILS ...course is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge of soil and soil composition. Students will study soil types, formation factors, physical properties, biological properties and basic soil chemistry. Units covering tillage, conservation, pH and soil management will also be included. Students will gain the skills required to interpret soil survey maps and recognize qualities of various soil types as well as perform soil sampling, residue measurements, compaction assessments and soil loss determinations per crop rotation guidelines. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-303
Farm Economics
3
10-090-303 FARM ECONOMICS ...basic knowledge of macro and micro economics will be taught, proficiency in developing basic cash flows, cost benefit analysis, enterprise analysis, budget development, profit loss statements and developing cost of production. Student should be able to develop adequate information for farm manager to analyze business proposals. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
13
J SESSION
10-090-304
Prin of Integrated Pest Mgmt
1
10-090-304 PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ...field scouting techniques, weed, insect, disease ID stressed. Class will enable student to scout corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat with supervision from the Instructor. Course Typically Offered: J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
1
SECOND SEMESTER
10-090-305
Field Equipment Operation
3
10-090-305 FIELD EQUIPMENT OPERATION ...understanding of implements utilized in the production of field crops and waste handling. Basic machinery handling skills, maintenance, safety and troubleshooting. Access to and understanding of technical manuals, harvest data, GPS operations, load handling and field communications. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-306
Forage Quality
3
10-090-306 FORAGE QUALITY ...aspects of cutting height, harvest dates, harvest schedule, plant moisture, plant varieties, forage additives, milk per acre and use specific forages. Students in both agronomy and dairy science should utilize this course as the impacts from one enterprise affect overall profitability. Aspects of feed/forage analysis as well as feed utilization will be emphasized. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-307
Computer Apps for Agronomy
3
10-090-307 COMPUTER APPS FOR AGRONOMY ...gathering and management of digital data will be covered for understanding the value and mechanics of weather gathering, drone operations, chemical compatibility, pest ID, crop record keeping, equipment maintenance and yield mapping. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall
10-090-308
Crop Scouting Internship
3
10-090-308 CROP SCOUTING INTERNSHIP ... a supervised summer internship will provide hands on experience in the field for critical pests and yield estimates, for student and farm. Weekly sessions will be conducted in a group session to discuss current findings and prepare for the next weeks pest(s) of concern. This will add confidence to the student and offer value to the host farm. (Prerequisite: 10-090-304, Principles of IPM; Corequisite: 10-090-306, Forage Quality) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
THIRD SEMESTER
10-090-350
NMP and Compliance
3
10-090-350 NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND COMPLIANCE ...student will have a proficiency in basic soil fertility and fertilizers with an emphasis on manure. Basic understanding of crop fertility requirements and soil pH impacts. Soil lab analysis and field mapping will be integrated through the use of SNAP Plus as an industry standard in nutrient management planning software. Students will be prepared to complete the CCA certified crop advisor exam allowing them to write nutrient management plans. (Prerequisite: 10-090-302, Basic Soils) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-351
Farm Business Planning
3
10-090-351 FARM BUSINESS PLANNING ...students will be able to complete partial budgets and do cost benefit analysis for alternative agronomic practices. Plan assessments will be prepared in a team environment to allow business plans to be prepared for macro and micro projects. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-806-112
Principles of Sustainability
3
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
**** Term 18 not found in table ****
10-090-353
Legal Aspects of Agriculture
2
10-090-353 LEGAL ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURE ...students will be exposed to the various compliance issues farmers need to comply with from environmental to animal welfare. This is intended to give prospective employees a better understanding of what is required of them and their employers. Course Typically Offered: J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-090-352
Plant Genetics
3
10-090-352 PLANT GENETICS ...understanding basic genetic principles and the use of genetically modified organisms in today's agriculture is critical for successfully implementing an agronomic plan. Students will be able to evaluate crop genetics from several crops for yield, disease resistance, insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, drought tolerance and feed quality. (Prerequisite: 10-090-301, Intro to Agronomy) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-354
Digital Map Spatial Concepts
3
10-090-354 DIGITAL MAP SPATIAL CONCEPTS ...precision agriculture is relying on GPS to fine tune our agronomic applications. Students will be able to gather pertinent data and layer multiple sources of information allowing environmentally sound agronomic practices while improving crop yield and quality. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-355
Manure Management
3
10-090-355 MANURE MANAGEMENT ...environmental and plant nutrient concepts will be covered in this course. Students will be able to interpret manure analysis and crop needs in order to utilize manure most effectively. Critical soils and topographical challenges will be covered so students can optimize the utilization of this resource and minimize the impact of this potential pollutant. Outcome based projects will be developed to evaluate the manure treatment options available to compartmentalize the components of the manure. (Prerequisites: 10-090-302, Basic Soils; 10-090-350, Nutrient Management Planning and Compliance) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
61
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Farm Production-Dairy Science Program Code 100905 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Take your dairy science career to the next level with the Farm Production-Dairy Science associate degree. As a program grad, you will be prepared to work in entry-level management positions in the dairy industry. Program grads will be proficient in all aspects of the dairy industry and dairy management principles being implemented on parlor/free-stall managed farms. Grads will have the skills necessary to be effective communicators between farm managers and employees to create a seamless environment of communications between shifts. Graduates will also be qualified to work in the artificial insemination industry, dairy feed sales, and dairy equipment sales. Other career opportunities include veterinarian assistant and pharmaceutical representative.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Milking parlor supervisor

• Feed management technician

• Herd health check facilitator

• AI industry worker

• Dairy feed sales

• Dairy equipment sales

• Veterinarian assistant

• Pharmaceutical representative

Program Outcomes

• Supervise milking parlor workers
• Implement herd health protocols
• Provide calf care
• Oversee maternity pen
• Prescribe and coordinate vaccines and antibiotics
• Facilitate herd health checks with veterinarian
• Select matings and administer artificial insemination
• Input and access dairy herd records
• Use effective oral and written communication skills

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent (for a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. The program benchmark for Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting the benchmark or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Farm Production-Agronomy associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-090-303
Farm Economics
3
10-090-303 FARM ECONOMICS ...basic knowledge of macro and micro economics will be taught, proficiency in developing basic cash flows, cost benefit analysis, enterprise analysis, budget development, profit loss statements and developing cost of production. Student should be able to develop adequate information for farm manager to analyze business proposals. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-326
Intro to Dairy Science
3
10-090-326 INTRO TO DAIRY SCIENCE ...this course provides basic knowledge of the dairy science field. Topics include animal health, anatomy and physiology, genetics and reproduction, basic breed characteristics and animal feedstuffs. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-327
Basic Animal Husbandry
3
10-090-327 BASIC ANIMAL HUSBANDRY ...proper cattle handling and restraint techniques will be demonstrated. Optimal feed, water and ventilation ventilation needs discussed. Compliance with industry standards of animal welfare and record keeping will be studied. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-331
Dairy Science Internship
4
10-090-331 DAIRY SCIENCE INTERNSHIP ... The dairy science internship is designed to give students a hands-on experience in the dairy field, either on a dairy farm or dairy related business. The student, instructor and employer will develop a customized course objective. Every attempt will be made to match students' interests with employers' offerings. Instructor supervision will be coordinated with the employer to assure student and learning objectives are met. (Corequisite: 10-090-326, Intro to Dairy Science) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-090-328
Dairy Herd Records & Analysis
3
10-090-328 DAIRY HERD RECORDS AND ANALYSIS ...dairy performance is analyzed through good record keeping and analysis. Students will become proficient in the use of dairy comp 305 which is the industry standard for herd management. Students will also be exposed to other software systems and their applications. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-329
Livestock Housing & Equipment
3
10-090-329 LIVESTOCK HOUSING & EQUIPMENT ...students will learn principles of designing facilities based on the environment, feeding systems, manure handling, ventilation and cow handling. Students will compare and contrast various design options and construction cost estimates. (Prerequisite: 10-090-327, Basic Animal Husbandry) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-376
Dairy Replacement Mgmt
3
10-090-376 DAIRY REPLACEMENT MANAGEMENT ...this course is designed to bring all aspects of dairy management together. Focus will be on systems analysis. Critical thinking in multiple aspects of the dairy impacting the end result of pounds of milk produced. Case study techniques will be used to draw team involvement into problem solving techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-090-329, Livestock Housing and Equipment) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-806-112
Principles of Sustainability
3
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
THIRD SEMESTER
10-090-375
Dairy Nutrition
3
10-090-375 DAIRY NUTRITION ...this course covers ruminant nutrition from calf to milking animal. Utilize forage analysis to balance rations. Learn basic ration formulations utilizing computer software and the pros and cons of various feed stuffs utilized in the dairy industry. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-090-376
Dairy Replacement Mgmt
3
10-090-376 DAIRY REPLACEMENT MANAGEMENT ...this course is designed to bring all aspects of dairy management together. Focus will be on systems analysis. Critical thinking in multiple aspects of the dairy impacting the end result of pounds of milk produced. Case study techniques will be used to draw team involvement into problem solving techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-090-329, Livestock Housing and Equipment) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
12
**** Term 18 not found in table ****
10-090-353
Legal Aspects of Agriculture
2
10-090-353 LEGAL ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURE ...students will be exposed to the various compliance issues farmers need to comply with from environmental to animal welfare. This is intended to give prospective employees a better understanding of what is required of them and their employers. Course Typically Offered: J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-090-377
Farm Business Planning
3
10-090-377 FARM BUSINESS PLANNING ...students will be able to complete partial budgets and do cost benefit analysis for alternative agronomic practices. Plan assessments will be prepared in a team environment to allow business plans to be prepared for macro and micro projects. (Prerequisite: 10-090-325, Farm Economics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-378
Animal Health
3
10-090-378 ANIMAL HEALTH ... introduces students to the study of dairy cattle health. Covers animal anatomy, basic immune function and common diseases. Emphasis will be placed on early detection and symptoms for heifer, transition cows, lactating cows and calves. (Prerequisite: 10-090-327, Basic Animal Husbandry) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-090-379
Dairy Production Mgmt
3
10-090-379 DAIRY PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ...this course is designed to bring all aspects of dairy management together. Focus will be on systems analysis. Critical thinking in multiple aspects of the dairy impacting the end result of pounds of milk produced. Case study techniques will be used to draw team involvement into problem solving techniques. (Prerequisite: 10-090-329, Livestock Housing and Equipment) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
61
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Accounting Program Code 101011 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses; most program courses available at Sturgeon Bay campus or via distance learning. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

As an accountant, you play a vital role in any business. You work with accounting systems, analyze business records, prepare financial reports, and supervise bookkeepers. You may work in any of the following specialties: accounts payable/receivable, payroll, inventory control, cost, public, tax, and governmental/nonprofit. With additional education and/or work experience, you may become an auditor, certified public accountant, controller, treasurer, or trust officer.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Accounts Payable/Receivable Accountant: records and pays bills of the company, records receivables transactions, bills customers at regular intervals, records charges and payments.

Payroll Accountant: handles the payroll for a business; end-of-period reports; time cards; computes overtime, deducts taxes, and prepares payroll checks; and reconciles payroll accounts.

Inventory Control Accountant: records receipt and dispersal of goods using a perpetual inventory system, assigns costs using an inventory valuation method.

Cost Accountant: determines cost of products manufactured; determines variations from standards in labor, materials, and overhead; prepares budgets; and prepares various management reports.

Public Accountant: keeps records for small business; prepares payroll records; prepares financial records, income statements, and balance sheets.

Accountant: keeps financial records, prepares financial records (income statements, balance sheets, budgets, and summary reports), and analyzes accounts.

Tax Accountant: prepares tax returns for both state and federal governments, assists in tax planning and tax shelters, and files payroll reports and quarterly reports as required by government agencies.

Governmental/Nonprofit Accountant: keeps records of governmental/nonprofit agencies using the fund method of accounting.

Program Outcomes

• Manage general ledger.
• Manage accounts receivable.
• Manage accounts payable.
• Maintain inventory control.
• Prepare payroll.
• Prepare income taxes.
• Account for fixed assets.
• Perform job order cost accounting.
• Perform process cost accounting.
• Perform standard cost accounting.
• Analyze financial statements.
• Prepare budgets.
• Manage cash flows.
• Use corporate accounting procedures.
• Analyze accounting information to make appropriate decisions.
• Perform reconciliation procedures.
• Create spreadsheets.
• Perform accounting functions using computerized accounting packages.
• Demonstrate proficiency in math using table top calculator and T.I. Business Analyst calculator.
• Perform activity-based costing.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Algebra is highly recommended.
• Ability to use computer keyboard.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Accounting associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-101-107
Accounting Applications/Proc
2
10-101-107 ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS AND PROCEDURES ...use of financial calculator, checkbook records, purchasing, shipping/receiving, A/R, and A/P systems, markups, discounts, credit charges, time value of money, depreciation methods, inventory methods, and financial statement analysis. (Corequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-101-110
Accounting 1
4
10-101-110 ACCOUNTING 1 ...accounting principles, financial statements, business transactions, accounting cycles/systems, specialized journals, accounting for cash and receivables for sole proprietorships in service or merchandising businesses. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-132
Micro: Excel-Part 2
1
10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-PART 2 ...advanced formatting techniques and functions, working with templates, collaborating with multiple Excel users, creating macros, Excel's database features and analysis tools. (Corequisite: 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-105
Accounting-Computer Ledger
2
10-101-105 ACCOUNTING-COMPUTER LEDGER ...applications on calculators or keypad such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percent, and computers using Microsoft Excel. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro; 10-103-132, Micro: Excel-Part 2 ) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-101-120
Accounting 2
4
10-101-120 ACCOUNTING 2 ...inventories, fixed assets, current liabilities including payroll and notes payable, business formations, capital stocks, dividends, bonds, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis. (Prerequisites: 10-101-110, Accounting 1; 10-101-107, Accounting Applications and Procedures) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-151
Accounting-Payroll
3
10-101-151 ACCOUNTING-PAYROLL ...payroll and personnel records, social security, withholding tax, unemployment compensation, time sheets and time-keeping records, and legal aspects of payroll. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-166
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
3
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-131
Accounting-Intermediate
4
10-101-131 ACCOUNTING-INTERMEDIATE ...understand income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, cash and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, noncurrent operating assets, earnings per share, accounting changes and corrections, financial statement analysis. (Prerequisite: 10-101-120, Accounting 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-134
Accounting-Cost
4
10-101-134 ACCOUNTING-COST ...contemporary cost environments and issues; selecting, analyzing, and tracking costs; production costing methods: job order, process, standard costs, by-product, and joint costing. (Prerequisites: 10-101-105, Accounting-Computer Ledger; 10-101-120, Accounting 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-143
Accounting-Govern/Nonprofit
2
10-101-143 ACCOUNTING-GOVERNMENTAL & NONPROFIT ...use fundamental knowledge for understanding the operation of governmental and nonprofit entities, their accounting, and financial reporting practices and the standards that shape their accounting and financial reporting systems. (Prerequisite: 10-101-120, Accounting 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-154
Accounting-Personal Tax
4
10-101-154 ACCOUNTING-PERSONAL TAX ...history and research of tax law and regulations; preparation of federal individual income taxes including forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, and supporting schedules and forms. (Prerequisite: 10-101-120, Accounting 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-189
Accounting-Applying Quickbooks
3
10-101-189 ACCOUNTING-APPLYING QUICKBOOKS ...learners will be introduced to basic and advanced features of Quickbooks and will apply skills in realistic business simulations including creating accounts, invoicing, budgeting, preparing statements, journalizing and graphing. (Prerequisite: 10-101-110, Accounting 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-101-142
Accounting-Managerial
3
10-101-142 ACCOUNTING-MANAGERIAL ...cost behavioral patterns, cost-volume-profit relationships, segment reporting, profit planning, budgets and overhead analysis, decentralized operations, pricing decisions, capital investment decisions, and service department costing. (Prerequisite: 10-101-134, Accounting-Cost) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-152
Accounting-Business Tax
2
10-101-152 ACCOUNTING-BUSINESS TAX ...learners will be introduced to federal tax laws as they apply to business entities and will prepare business income tax returns. (Prerequisite: 10-101-154, Accounting-Personal Tax) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-153
Accounting-Computerized Tax
1
10-101-153 ACCOUNTING-COMPUTERIZED TAX ...learners will prepare individual income tax returns using a commercial software package. Requires completion of the Accounting-Personal Tax course. (Prerequisite: 10-101-154, Accounting-Personal Tax) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-101-156
Accounting-Auto Appl
3
10-101-156 ACCOUNTING-AUTOMATED APPLICATIONS ...Windows, file management, worksheet applications, database applications, macros, evaluation of accounting software, installation of software, and conversion of manual accounting system to a computerized system. (Prerequisites: 10-101-120, Accounting 2; 10-101-105, Accounting-Computer Ledger; 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-804-123, Math w Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-101-199
Accounting Career Experience
2
10-101-199 ACCOUNTING CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-101-142, Accounting Managerial) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Business Analyst Program Code 101021 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

The Business Analyst (BA) associate degree prepares learners to work as liaisons among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operation of an organization. Learners use techniques to gather and analyze business requirements, using best practices and relevant technologies. Graduates will be prepared to function as liaisons with IT and subject matter experts. Graduates will be able to support the needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and finance.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Business Analyst: provide technical analysis, budget analysts and communicate recommendations effectively to officials within the organization.

Functional Analyst: recommend systems and procedures to make operations more efficient and effective. Functional analysts may work within organizations as employees or as outside consultants.

Business Systems Analyst: analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.

Enterprise Analyst: conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Project Coordinator: accomplishes department objectives by meeting work and cost standards; providing work direction to staff.

Industry Credentials

With additional education and/or work, students may earn Business Analyst certifications such as CBAP, CCBA and PMI-PBA.

Program Outcomes

• Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment.
• Organize and coordinate business analysis efforts throughout the organization.
• Conduct elicitation activities and confirm results.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to identify business needs of strategical or tactical importance.
• Describe the requirements life cycle by establishing relationships between related requirements and designs, assessing, analyzing and gaining consensus on proposed changes.
• Specify and model requirements and designs; validate and verify information; and identify solutions meeting business needs.
• Assess the performance of and value delivered by a solution during strategy analysis.
• Apply appropriate technology skills.
• Demonstrate appropriate underlying competencies defined by the BABOK.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to interact with a computer system (keyboarding or assist device).
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Analyst associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-115
Business Analyst Essentials
2
10-102-115 BUSINESS ANALYST ESSENTIALS ...a foundational understanding of business analysis, the key concepts of the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge Guide (BABOK), and the underlying competencies of a business analyst. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-102-124
BA Planning and Monitoring
3
10-102-124 BA PLANNING AND MONITORING ...instruction in the multiple approaches used for performing business analysis, planning activities and ongoing communication, defining scopes, process improvements, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies, and the management process. (Corequisite: 10-102-115, Business Analyst Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-102-126
Elicitation & Coll Techniques
2
10-102-126 ELICITATION AND COLLABORATION TECHNIQUES ...define stakeholders and use the stakeholder analysis to conduct elicitation activities accurately capturing information needs, documenting and confirming results. Facilitates meetings and communication plan to support ongoing collaboration. (Prerequisite: 10-102-124, BA Planning and Monitoring) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-102-128
Requirements Life Cycle Mgmt
3
10-102-128 REQUIREMENTS LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT ...prioritize and trace requirements, organize large amounts of data, understand and model requirements using various analysis techniques; verify, validate and communicate the requirements. (Corequisite: 10-102-126, Elicitation and Collaboration Techniques) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-170
BA Software Applications
3
10-103-170 BA SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS ...students will learn to use BA software tools- Visio, Sharepoint, OneNote, and advanced Excel involving scenarios and case studies. (Prerequisite: 10-103-131, Excel Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-154-125
IT:Web:Database Development
3
10-154-125 IT:WEB:DATABASE DEVELOPMENT ...database uses, database terminology, analyzing information requirements, data models, database design phases, entity relationships, normalization processes, database management systems, database objects, development environments, creating tables, writing queries using SQL, testing. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-189
Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-184
Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-130
Requirements Analysis & Design
3
10-102-130 REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN ...understand the principles of solution requirements, traceability, measuring, and tracing quality of BA work, utilizing metrics, complying with organizational standards, and managing and supporting organizational change. (Prerequisite: 10-102-128, Requirements Life Cycle Management) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-188
Project Mgmt Fundamentals
3
10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-190
Leadership Development
3
10-196-190 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ...leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, vision, mission and goals, ethical behavior, leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power and influence, employee development, coaching, managing change, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Elective 2
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-132
BA Strategy Analysis
3
10-102-132 BA STRATEGY ANALYSIS ...identify and define business needs; understand business structure, strategy, and impact of work efforts; define the importance of vision, strategy, goals and objectives; and define solution scope. Effectively facilitate change management. (Prerequisite: 10-102-130, Requirements Analysis & Design) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-102-135
BA Solution Evaluation
3
10-102-135 BA SOLUTION EVALUATION...assess proposed solution, allocate requirements, assess organizational readiness, define transition requirements, and validate and measure solution performance. (Co-requisite: 10-102-132 BA Strategy Analysis) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-102-198
BA Career Experience
2
10-102-198 BUSINESS ANALYST CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands-on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite:10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
Elective 3
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
. Students must earn a "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition 1, to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.
Suggested Electives
10-152-184,
IT: Programming
SQL
10-152-151,
IT: Programming SQL
Advanced
10-501-101,
Medical
Terminology
10-182-111,
Lean Operations
Intro
10-182-112,
Lean
Management
10-182-113,
Lean
Logistics

Course Descriptions

Business Management Program Code 101023 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

General business managers are found in nearly all work settings in virtually every sector of the economy. Graduates of the Business Management program are equipped with the foundational skills needed to manage the operations of a business. Graduates are competent in the business functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with the core skills that are vital for success in the business world.

Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, a graduate may find employment opportunities as a manager of operations with increased responsibility, authority and commensurate pay.

Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Business Management Emphasis. First semester courses are identical for each area of emphasis within Business Management. Students will have the opportunity to select another area of emphasis prior to the second semester, where emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

How can I fit this program into my lifestyle?

EXCELER8: Less class time, more family and free time.  Instead of taking 5 or 6 classes for 15 weeks, take 1 or 2 courses that are 8 weeks or less.

EXCLUDESTART Complete the program in 24 months EXCLUDEEND  EXCLUDESTART Complete the program in 30 months EXCLUDEEND  EXCLUDESTART Complete the program in 48 months EXCLUDEEND

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-189
Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-193
Human Resource Mgmt
3
10-196-193 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ...impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance, counseling and development, and compensation and benefit strategies. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-184
Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-111
Lean Operations
1
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...develop knowledge skills, process of lean operations management/JIT, quality management, quality control, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control chart interpretation, material handling and production logistics. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-112
Lean Manufacturing
1
10-182-112 LEAN MANUFACTURING ...develop knowledge skills process of lean manufacturing/JIT environment, systems approach, productivity attainment, line balancing, kaizen, Kanban, 5S system, value stream mapping, human resource development and lean operations management. (Corequisite: 10-182-111, Lean Operations) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-113
Lean Logistics
1
10-182-113 LEAN LOGISTICS ...identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Apply Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors with real-world examples and case studies to demonstrate how to effectively implement long-term improvements and savings in a logistics environment. (Corequisite: 10-182-112, Lean Manufacturing) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Business Management - Entrepreneurship Emphasis Program Code 101023-E - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

The Entrepreneurship emphasis educates learners on the essence of entrepreneurship and how to start, run, and manage profitable businesses.

Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Business Management-Entrepreneurship Emphasis. First semester courses are identical for each area of emphasis within Business Management. Students will have the opportunity to select another area of emphasis prior to the second semester, where emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management - Entrepreneurship associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-145-185
Organizing Your Small Business
3
10-145-185 ORGANIZING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...the components of small business ownership; examining a variety of small business startup and operation scenarios. Assesses your own readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-145-186
Financial Management-Small Bus
3
10-145-186 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT-SMALL BUSINESS ...the importance of good recordkeeping systems, reports, and the records necessary for a small business. Financial analysis techniques are explored through hands-on Income statements and cash flow projections for small businesses. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-145-187
Marketing Your Small Business
3
10-145-187 MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...implement and evaluate a marketing plan for their small business. Students will develop a marketing plan for a selected small business. Components of the plan include market research, customer focus, quality, pricing, and advertising. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-145-188
Entrepreneurial Service Mgmt
3
10-145-188 ENTREPRENEURIAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT ...the elements of your successful business with a strategic plan that focuses on servicing your customer with a winning attitude, performance, teamwork, and competition. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-145-189
Writing a Business Plan-Sm Bus
3
10-145-189 WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN-SMALL BUSINESS ...as a necessary component to beginning a small business, from addressing facets of the business plan, observing various types of plans, to realizing readiness to begin. Plan preparation/presentation are required. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Business Management - Hotel & Restaurant Emphasis Program Code 101023-H - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

The Hotel and Restaurant emphasis educates learners for mid-management careers in hotel management, food service operations and tourism.

Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, a graduate may find employment opportunities as a manager of operations with increased responsibility, authority and commensurate pay.

Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Business Management-Hotel & Restaurant Emphasis. Most first semester courses in the Hotel & Restaurant Emphasis apply toward each area of emphasis within Business Management. Students will have the opportunity to select another area of emphasis prior to the second semester, where most emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management - Hotel & Restaurant associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-109-114
Hotel Management
3
10-109-114 HOTEL MANAGEMENT ...lodging classification, ownership/affiliation, hotel/front office organization, equipment, reservations, registration, guest services, guest accounting, credit monitoring, check-out/settlement, night audit, management functions, room statistics, yield management, staffing. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-109-168
Restaurant Management
3
10-109-168 RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT ...food/beverage industry, product classifications, responsible service; bar/kitchen equipment/organization; maintaining clean/sanitary facilities; staffing, training, supervising food/beverage employees; promotions planning; budgeting/cost controls of food/beverage operations. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-109-126
Hospitality Finance
3
10-109-126 HOSPITALITY FINANCE ...purchasing/receiving controls, storing/issuing controls, production controls, monitoring activities, sales controls, beverage controls, labor controls. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-109-127
Hospitality Facilities Mgmt
3
10-109-127 HOSPITALITY FACILITIES MGMT ...staffing housekeeping operations, facilities safety and security, cleaning routines, material selection, laundry operations, controlling costs in housekeeping and maintenance departments, facility systems. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-125
Event Marketing
3
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Business Management - Advertising & Promotions Emphasis Program Code 101023-P - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

The Advertising and Promotions emphasis educates learners for careers as meeting planners, marketing specialists, sales personnel, and convention service managers in casinos, visitor and convention bureaus, and nonprofit organizations.

Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Business Management-Advertising & Promotions Emphasis. First semester courses are identical for each area of emphasis within Business Management. Students will have the opportunity to select another area of emphasis prior to the second semester, where emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management - Advertising & Promotions associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-107
Marketing Comm-Integrated
3
10-104-107 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS-INTEGRATED ...creating, coordinating and integrating advertising, public relations and marketing activities for a specific customer or audience. A campaign will be developed and presented. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-176
Consumer Behavior
3
10-104-176 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR ...identify technology trends that impact media usage and its effectiveness. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-101
Selling Principles
3
10-104-101 SELLING PRINCIPLES ...selling as a career; success factors in selling; personality development; product knowledge; and the sales process involving preparation, approach, presentation-demonstration, handling objections, and closing the sale successfully. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-119
Social Media Marketing
3
10-104-119 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ...understand the social media revolution. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-125
Event Marketing
3
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Business Management - Global Supply Chain Emphasis Program Code 101023-S - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

The Global Supply Chain emphasis prepares students for all logistical activities involved in the flow of goods - from point of origin to the point of consumption.

Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the Business Management-Global Supply Chain Emphasis. First semester courses are identical for each area of emphasis within Business Management. Students will have the opportunity to select another area of emphasis prior to the second semester, where emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management - Global Supply Chain associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-157
Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt
3
10-182-157 LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...logistics supply chain, demand management and customer service, procurement and supply management, global logistics, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation and third-party logistics, incorporating SCM technology. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-182-160
Global Supply Chain Mgmt
3
10-182-160 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...methods of foreign market entry, international contracts, INCOTERMS 2000, terms of payment, international commercial documents, international insurance, export packaging, customs clearance, and global supply chain logistics infrastructure. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-111
Lean Operations
1
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...develop knowledge skills, process of lean operations management/JIT, quality management, quality control, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control chart interpretation, material handling and production logistics. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-112
Lean Manufacturing
1
10-182-112 LEAN MANUFACTURING ...develop knowledge skills process of lean manufacturing/JIT environment, systems approach, productivity attainment, line balancing, kaizen, Kanban, 5S system, value stream mapping, human resource development and lean operations management. (Corequisite: 10-182-111, Lean Operations) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-113
Lean Logistics
1
10-182-113 LEAN LOGISTICS ...identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Apply Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors with real-world examples and case studies to demonstrate how to effectively implement long-term improvements and savings in a logistics environment. (Corequisite: 10-182-112, Lean Manufacturing) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-131
Negotiations
3
10-182-131 NEGOTIATIONS ...techniques and skills used in bargaining to maximize a company's profits and competitiveness for both domestic and global concessions. Appropriate for learners in any Business and Information Technology program as well as for non-program students. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-182-162
Import/Export Compliance
3
10-182-162 IMPORT/EXPORT COMPLIANCE ...develop import/export-related documentation, examine import/export controls and licenses, and explore import/export related security. Examine compliance requirements related to importing/exporting goods in support of global operations and in response to case studies. (Prerequisite: 10-182-160, Global Supply Chain Management) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Marketing Program Code 101043 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. Most first year program courses available throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Marketing is exciting, dynamic and essential to the success of every business. In today’s fast-paced organizations, marketing is everyone’s responsibility. As a Marketing graduate, you have the tools and experiences you need to develop and execute marketing plans, participate in teams, utilize information technology, integrate social media strategies, create presentations, close sales, and develop leadership skills. Marketing roles are available in every type of organization -- manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, service provider or non-profit. Some of the many career opportunities may include customer service representative, account manager, event marketing specialist, market researcher, social media coordinator, sales executive, and promotions coordinator.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Professional Sales Representative: evaluates customer needs, determines solutions, creates and delivers sales presentations, overcomes objections and provides excellent customer service that builds long-lasting relationships.

Marketing Assistant: assists department head by performing similar duties; directs and coordinates department activities and functions in commercial, industrial, or service establishments; reviews and analyzes reports, records, and directives; confers with supervisory personnel; and performs administrative tasks such as pricing schedules.

Social Media Coordinator: develops, implements, and coordinates social media initiatives that align with a business or organization's marketing and promotional objectives.

Sales Promotion Coordinator: develops a calendar of promotional events, analyzes media utilization, reviews media rates and cost effectiveness, performs follow-up detail work on promotion implementation, coordinates internal communication, and develops internal promotional support material.

Market Research Assistant: researches market conditions to determine potential sales of products, or service, examines and assists in analyzing data to determine marketing strategy related to marketing trends; prepares reports and graphic illustrations of findings.

Customer Service Representative: initiates follow-up work with current customers, processes and tracks customer orders, acts as an internal contact for customer inquiries as well as a liaison to field sales organizations, and uses telecommunications skills extensively.

Digital Marketing Specialist: develops, implements, coordinates, measures and evaluates digital marketing efforts.

Note

• The first two semesters for all areas of emphasis are identical. The third and fourth semesters are specific to the respective emphasis areas.

Program Outcomes

• Recommend a pricing plan.
• Evaluate alternative distribution strategies.
• Develop a product and service mix.
• Generate marketing information for effective decision making.
• Apply continuous improvement strategies to solve marketing problems.
• Assess emerging trends in global trade that impact business and marketing.
• Create a personal professional development plan.
• Manage resources and risks to contribute to profitability of the organization.
• Manage marketing within an enterprise.
• Apply technology to marketing and marketing information systems.
• Apply legal and ethical principles to personal, social, and professional behaviors.
• Develop long-term strategic marketing plans.
• Formulate selling strategies.
• Apply effective leadership skills.
• Design a promotion plan.
• Generate social media strategies to meet marketing and promotional objectives.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Ability to use computer keyboard.
• Students should have mastered basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements).
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• When applying to this associate degree, students should submit the application directly to the emphasis area of their interest. The first two semesters for all areas of emphasis are identical. Students will have the opportunity to change their area of emphasis prior to the third semester, where emphasis-specific courses are introduced.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Marketing associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-101
Selling Principles
3
10-104-101 SELLING PRINCIPLES ...selling as a career; success factors in selling; personality development; product knowledge; and the sales process involving preparation, approach, presentation-demonstration, handling objections, and closing the sale successfully. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-124
Marketing Presentations
1
10-104-124 MARKETING PRESENTATIONS ...learn how to create and deliver presentations that meet established objectives; and utilize current technology to enhance communications. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-182
Personal Brand-Development
2
10-104-182 PERSONAL BRAND-DEVELOPMENT ...learn how personal branding allows you to differentiate yourself from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-104-107
Marketing Comm-Integrated
3
10-104-107 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS-INTEGRATED ...creating, coordinating and integrating advertising, public relations and marketing activities for a specific customer or audience. A campaign will be developed and presented. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-176
Consumer Behavior
3
10-104-176 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR ...identify technology trends that impact media usage and its effectiveness. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-198
Speech
3
10-801-198 SPEECH...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 the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
MARKET DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-119
Social Media Marketing
3
10-104-119 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ...understand the social media revolution. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
MARKET DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS FOURTH SEMESTER
10-104-120
Marketing Info Mgmt
3
10-104-120 MARKETING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ...opportunity analysis, marketing research processes and data sources, forecasting sales of new and established products, master plan for a marketing strategy, and implementation and control of marketing programs. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-125
Event Marketing
3
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-183
Personal Brand-Portfolio
1
10-104-183 PERSONAL BRAND-PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT ...the organization, reporting, and assessment of your personal brand portfolio. The course will involve one-on-one meetings with a marketing instructor who will guide students through the process. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-104-182, Personal Brand-Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-189
Sales Management
3
10-104-189 SALES MANAGEMENT ...sales-force organization, staffing, and operations; recruiting and processing applicants; training programs; motivating; compensation; forecasting and budgeting; territories and routing; quotas; evaluating performance; and decision-making through case study analysis. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-198
Market Research
3
10-104-198 MARKET RESEARCH ...identifying problems and formulating problem hypothesis, situation analysis, informal investigation and secondary research, project objectives, primary research, sampling, questionnaires, interviews, processing the written report, and conclusions and data analysis. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-199
Marketing Career Experience
2
10-104-199 MARKETING CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-104-120, Marketing Information Management) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
DIGITAL MARKETING EMPHASIS THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-119
Social Media Marketing
3
10-104-119 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ...understand the social media revolution. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-172
Marketing Content Management
3
10-104-172 MARKETING CONTENT MANAGEMENT ...create and manage web content to engage target audiences that meet marketing objectives. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
DIGITAL MARKETING EMPHASIS FOURTH SEMESTER
10-104-120
Marketing Info Mgmt
3
10-104-120 MARKETING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ...opportunity analysis, marketing research processes and data sources, forecasting sales of new and established products, master plan for a marketing strategy, and implementation and control of marketing programs. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-125
Event Marketing
3
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-174
Marketing Analytics
3
10-104-174 MARKETING ANALYTICS ...utilize analytical tools to optimize campaign effectiveness to deliver Return on Investment (ROI). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-175
Engagement Strategies
3
10-104-175 ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES ...utilize social media applications such as Facebook or Twitter to retain/grow customers and expand into new markets. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-183
Personal Brand-Portfolio
1
10-104-183 PERSONAL BRAND-PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT ...the organization, reporting, and assessment of your personal brand portfolio. The course will involve one-on-one meetings with a marketing instructor who will guide students through the process. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-104-182, Personal Brand-Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-199
Marketing Career Experience
2
10-104-199 MARKETING CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-104-120, Marketing Information Management) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
PROFESSIONAL SALES EMPHASIS THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-119
Social Media Marketing
3
10-104-119 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING ...understand the social media revolution. This course will provide students with the practical knowledge and insights needed to successfully plan, implement, manage and measure social media marketing efforts. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-154
Consultative Selling Overview
1
10-104-154 PROFESSIONAL SALES: EVOLUTION OF CONSULTATIVE SELLING ... an overview of the consultative selling process with focus on delivering value to customers through problem-solving and long-term relationships. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-156
Prof Sales: Strategy/Prep
1
10-104-156 PROFESSIONAL SALES: STRATEGY AND PREPARATION ...prepare to sell with deep knowledge of the product, industry and competition. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-158
Prof Sales:Approach Strategies
1
10-104-158 PROFESSIONAL SALES: APPROACH STRATEGIES ...students will learn how to create a good first impression and choose the approach strategy that best fits the selling situation. (Prerequisite: 10-104-156, Professional Sales: Strategy & Prep) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
PROFESSIONAL SALES EMPHASIS FOURTH SEMESTER
10-104-120
Marketing Info Mgmt
3
10-104-120 MARKETING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ...opportunity analysis, marketing research processes and data sources, forecasting sales of new and established products, master plan for a marketing strategy, and implementation and control of marketing programs. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-161
Prof Sales: Cust Needs Assess
1
10-104-161 PROFESSIONAL SALES: CUSTOMER NEEDS ASSESSMENT ...assess customer needs with effective listening techniques and asking the right questions. (Prerequisite: 10-104-158, Professional Sales: Approach Strategies) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-163
Prof Sales: Prod Solutions
2
10-104-163 PROFESSIONAL SALES: CREATE PRODUCT SOLUTIONS ...develop solutions that meet customer needs and deliver in a smooth and engaging presentation. (Prerequisite: 10-104-161, Professional Sales: Customer Needs Assessment) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-167
Prof Sales: Closing Techniques
1
10-104-167 PROFESSIONAL SALES: CLOSING TECHNIQUES ...identify, select and apply techniques to effectively close sales. (Prerequisite: 10-104-168, Professional Sales: Negotiating Customer Resistance) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-168
Negotiate Customer Resistance
1
10-104-168 PROFESSIONAL SALES: NEGOTIATING CUSTOMER RESISTANCE ...create a win-win with strategies to uncover customer resistance and apply techniques to overcome objections. (Prerequisite: 10-104-163, Professional Sales: Create Product Solutions) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-169
Prof Sales: Long Term Partner
1
10-104-169 PROFESSIONAL SALES: BUILDING LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS ...utilize post-sale service efforts and communication skills to build long-lasting customer relationships. (Prerequisite: 10-104-167, Professional Sales: Closing Techniques) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-183
Personal Brand-Portfolio
1
10-104-183 PERSONAL BRAND-PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT ...the organization, reporting, and assessment of your personal brand portfolio. The course will involve one-on-one meetings with a marketing instructor who will guide students through the process. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-104-182, Personal Brand-Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-189
Sales Management
3
10-104-189 SALES MANAGEMENT ...sales-force organization, staffing, and operations; recruiting and processing applicants; training programs; motivating; compensation; forecasting and budgeting; territories and routing; quotas; evaluating performance; and decision-making through case study analysis. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-104-199
Marketing Career Experience
2
10-104-199 MARKETING CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-104-120, Marketing Information Management) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
TOTAL CREDITS
66
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Administrative Professional Program Code 101066 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses. Most first year program courses available at Sturgeon Bay campus. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Administrative Professional students learn to be efficient and effective office employees through application of business procedures--proofreading, telephone usage, records management, meeting and travel arrangements, communication, and project management. Students learn integrated, advanced software skills including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, personal information management, and databases.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Administrative Professional/Coordinator: schedules appointments, communicates effectively in person, on the phone, and in writing, prepares agendas, takes minutes, coordinates events, organizes travel plans, maintains confidentiality, uses software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, personal information management, desktop publishing, and databases.

Event Coordinator: plans and organizes special events including, product launches, incentive programs, banquets, meetings, conferences and convention; pays attention to detail and has good communication skills.

Front Desk Coordinator: manages the company’s lobby area; greets and directs all visitors, including vendors, clients, job candidates and customers; ensures completion of paperwork, sign-in and security procedures; handles special administrative projects as well as overflow work from department and executive assistants; depending on the size of the firm, also may answer incoming calls.

Office/Facilities Manager: coordinates various office support services, including purchasing and facilities management. Requires strong communication skills and some accounting knowledge. May include supervision of office administrative staff.

Project Coordinator: works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude projects. Duties include coordinating schedules and activities, placing orders for supplies and services, and tracking progress and results. Requires excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of database and project management software. Often reports to product development, project management or marketing executives.

Virtual Assistant: works virtually to provide office support services such as making customer contacts, writing reports, editing documents, setting up and maintaining databases, handling billing and bookkeeping, and updating websites.

Industry Credentials

Certifications such as IAAP and Certification for the Administrative Professional may be obtained with additional education.

Program Outcomes

• Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
• Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
• Perform routine administrative procedures.
• Manage administrative projects.
• Maintain business relationships.
• Model professionalism in the workplace.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Basic math.
• Keyboarding proficiency at 30 WPM using the TOUCH method is required. (Students should enroll in 10-106-145, Keyboarding if they do not meet this requirement.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Administrative Professional associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-161
Outlook 2013
1
10-103-161 OUTLOOK 2013...create and organize E-mail, schedule meetings, create tasks, and manage contacts. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-106-102
Office Technologies
2
10-106-102 OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES...an introduction to the information processing cycle including new technology, computer system unit, Internet research, input and output devices, software, networks, ergonomics, and data storage. Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-107
Keyboarding-Speed Building
1
10-106-107 KEYBOARDING-SPEED BUILDING ...skill development on the alphabetic keyboard using analytic/diagnostic software. Requires touch keyboarding at 30 wpm. Students can learn touch keyboarding method in 10-106-145, Keyboarding. Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-131
Business English Essentials
3
10-106-131 BUSINESS ENGLISH ESSENTIALS ...develop skills to commuicate more professionally when writing and speaking. Focuses on the development of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation in order to compose error-free business documents. (Corequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-153
Professional Profile
3
10-106-153 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ...developing a professional image and attitude, including study of business ethics and etiquette; goal setting; anger, stress, and time management; understanding of diverse cultures; and development of platform skills. Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-103-122
Micro: Word-Part 2
1
10-103-122 MICRO: WORD-PART 2 ...advanced word processing features including working with headers/footers, inserting quick parts, themes, styles, sort and select; footnotes/endnotes, images, shapes, shared documents; specialized tables and indexes; forms; and sharing data. (Corequisite: 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-141
Micro: Access-Intro
1
10-103-141 MICRO: ACCESS-INTRODUCTION ...creating/modifying database tables, compacting a database, managing records, defining table relationships, creating queries, calculations, and aggregate functions, sorting, and using form/report wizards. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-151
Micro: PowerPoint-Intro
1
10-103-151 MICRO: POWERPOINT-INTRODUCTION ...presentation skills using: graphics, diagrams, design themes, sounds, animations, slide transitions, and integration with other software. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. (Corequisite: 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-106-127
Admin Business Procedures
3
10-106-127 ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS PROCEDURES...today's business environment includes management of prioritization and organizational skills, workplace mail and copying, meeting coordination, and creating effective business communication using appropriate formats and variety of application tools. (Prerequisites: 10-106-131, Business English Essentials; 10-106-102, Office Technologies; 10-103-161, Micro:Outlook 2013; Corequisite: 10-106-142, Software Projects) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-132
Business Proofreading/Editing
2
10-106-132 BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING ...develop proofreading and editing skills; improve the ability to quickly recognize errors; edit documents for appropriate content, conciseness, clarity, and point of view. (Prerequisite: 10-106-131, Business English Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-142
Software Projects
3
10-106-142 SOFTWARE PROJECTS ...applying Windows and Word features to manage and format business documents while exercising decision-making, increasing efficiency, and enhancing keyboarding skills. Windows, advanced Word, and minimum 45 wpm is highly recommended. (Prerequisite: 10-106-107, Keyboard-Speed Building 1; Corequisite: 10-103-122, Micro: Word-Part 2) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-154
Records Management
3
10-106-154 RECORDS MANAGEMENT ...major systems of filing classification: alphabetic, numeric, geographic and subject; retention and disposition of records; records equipment and technology. Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-172
Customer Contact Skills
1
10-106-172 CUSTOMER CONTACT SKILLS...a hands-on approach to dealing with customers on the phone and in-person. Students will delvelop effective and efficient telephone etiquette, messaging, and voicemail skills. Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-103
Accounting Principles-Applied
2
10-101-103 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES-APPLIED ...the accounting fundamentals, recording of business transactions, preparation of financial statements, accrual accounting, accounting for service enterprises and merchandising businesses, payroll, and use of Quickbooks software. Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-103-132
Micro: Excel-Part 2
1
10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-PART 2 ...advanced formatting techniques and functions, working with templates, collaborating with multiple Excel users, creating macros, Excel's database features and analysis tools. (Corequisite: 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-106-162
Meeting/Event Management Fund
3
10-106-162 MEETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS...Plan successful meetings and events utilizing planning tools, expense management, contracts, vendors, and travel while communicating effectively with all stakeholders. (Prerequisite: 10-106-127, Administrative Business Procedures) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
Elective 3
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-106-125
Skills for Admin Leadership
3
10-106-125 SKILLS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP ...understanding of leadership, collaboration, quality management, utilization of data in decision-making, and introduction to software applications utilized in project management. (Corequisite: 10-106-136, Administrative Business Procedures 2; Prerequisites: 10-106-153, Professional Profile; 10-106-157, Office Politics) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-106-175
AP Business Simulation
3
10-106-175 AP BUSINESS SIMULATION...apply skills obtained throughout Administrative Professional program courses in a simulated business environment. (Prerequisites: 10-106-142, Software Projects; 10-106-127, Administrative Business Procedures) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-106-199
Admin Prof Career Experience
2
10-106-199 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CAREER EXPERIENCE...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Varies by NWTC campus
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
68
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

Course Descriptions

Paralegal Program Code 101101 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Paralegals perform work under the supervision of a lawyer in a variety of settings – a private law firm, insurance company, corporation, bank, private business, legal clinic, government agency, legal aid office, law department, special interest group, public defender’s office, prosecutor’s office, service company, or consulting firm. The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association and is also a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education. Paralegals are not authorized to provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

Employment Potential

Paralegals perform work under the supervision of a lawyer in a variety of settings. Paralegals are not authorized to practice law. A graduate may be employed by a private law firm, insurance company, corporation, bank, private business, legal clinic, government agency, legal aid office, law department, special interest group, public defender's office, prosecutor's office, service company, or consulting firm.

Credentials

The Paralegal Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is also a member of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 988-5617

Program Outcomes

• Communicate effectively orally and in writing within the context of a legal environment.
• Work collaboratively while demonstrating professionalism, individual initiative and responsibility.
• Apply ethical principles and critical thinking skills to solve problems in a legal environment.
• Effectively organize legal information.
• Conduct accurate, effective and efficient legal research using both traditional and computerized research techniques.
• Generate work product in various fields of law, using computer software applications typical in a modern legal environment.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Ability to use Windows and Microsoft Word proficiently.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
The Paralegal Associate Degree is offered in the day and in the evening. Students following the study plan below will complete the Paralegal Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-110-101
Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics
3
10-110-101 PARALEGAL INTRO/LEGAL ETHICS ...introduction to the legal profession: ethics, court system, legal research, and roles of the paralegal. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-110-174
Law Office Administration
3
10-110-174 LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATION ...law office procedures including law office management, communications process, law office systems, utilizing and supervising paralegals, law office billing, law library management and ethical considerations in law office management. (Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-110-102
Civil Litigation
3
10-110-102 CIVIL LITIGATION ...civil procedure in state and federal courts, the litigation process with emphasis on the paralegal function in investigating and gathering information, and preparing pleadings and motions. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-110-104
Legal Research
3
10-110-104 LEGAL RESEARCH ...research terminology; sources of law; primary/secondary authority; mandatory/persuasive authority; citation form; factual/legal issues; effective research strategies; validating and updating results; computer-assisted legal research; Internet research. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-110-168
Paralegal Criminal Law
3
10-110-168 PARALEGAL CRIMINAL LAW ...substantive and procedural criminal law, the role of paralegals in both the prosecution and defense of criminal actions, emphasis on investigations and preparation of legal documents. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-110-175
Legal Computer Applications
3
10-110-175 LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ...legal applications and ethics relating to: PC hardware, software, technology; Microsoft Office Suite; calendaring, timekeeping/billing, and case management software; Internet/e-mail; e-filing and the electronic courthouse; e-discovery; presentation/trial graphics. (Corequisite 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-110-103
Civil Trial Advocacy
3
10-110-103 CIVIL TRIAL ADVOCACY ...civil litigation including discovery, settlement, trial, and appellate procedure. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; 10-110-102, Civil Litigation) Course Typically Offered: Spring
OR
10-110-170
Criminal Trial Advocacy
3
10-110-170 CRIMINAL TRIAL ADVOCACY ...criminal litigation pleadings, investigation, case management, discovery, pleas, trial, sentencing and appellate procedure. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; 10-110-168, Paralegal Criminal Law). Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-110-106
Law-Family
3
10-110-106 LAW-FAMILY ...this course is designed to familiarize the student with basic legal concepts involved in the area of family relations. The primary emphasis will be in the field of divorce. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR
10-110-114
Estates and Probate
3
10-110-114 ESTATES AND PROBATE ...property classification; property ownership; succession; wills: modification, revocation, drafting, execution; client contact; probate courts; trust classification; estate planning; ethics; personal representatives; formal probate; summary proceedings; informal probate. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-110-115
Administrative Law
3
10-110-115 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ...the paralegal's role in preparation and representation of cases before administrative agencies, structure and authority of administrative agencies, procedures, and substantive state and federal administrative law. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR
10-110-107
Legal Aspects/Business Org
3
10-110-107 LEGAL ASPECTS/BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS ...formation, operation, and dissolution of types of business organizations, and substantive and procedural law involving business organizations. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-110-165
Contracts and Insurance Law
3
10-110-165 CONTRACTS AND INSURANCE LAW ...explore contract formation, breach of contract, defenses to contract, parol evidence rule, statue of frauds, and warranties. Examine insurance law including insurable interests, insurer's duty to defend, subrogation, and bad faith claims. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Fall
OR
10-110-122
Creditor/Debtor Relations
3
10-110-122 CREDITOR/DEBTOR RELATIONS ...legal rights of creditors and debtors, collection of outstanding debts, execution of judgments, small claims court, bankruptcy procedures, and filing bankruptcy petitions and schedules. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-806-189
Basic Anatomy
3
10-806-189 BASIC ANATOMY...examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading = 55 OR ACT-Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with “B” or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
OR
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-110-105
Legal Writing
3
10-110-105 LEGAL WRITING ...process writing; writing fundamentals; proofreading; in-house documents; legal correspondence; analytical writing; synthesizing cases/authorities; briefing cases; legal memoranda; persuasive writing; drafting pleadings, motions, legal briefs; drafting discovery documents. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; 10-110-104, Legal Research) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-110-162
Intl Law and Immigration
3
10-110-162 INTERNATIONAL LAW & IMMIGRATION ...develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of international law and immigration including international organizations, treaties and courts; student and worker visas; citizenship, residency and removal; and legal systems throughout the world. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-110-199
Paralegal Career Experience
2
10-110-199 PARALEGAL CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. (Prerequisite: Career Preparation 10-105-103)
10-110-203
Spec Topics/Law: Int Prop
1
10-110-203 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ...basics of intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks and patents.
OR
10-110-206
WI Craft Brewing Law
1
10-110-206 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW-WISCONSIN CRAFT BREWING LAW ...Wisconsin regulations impacting production, distribution and sale of craft beers and wine.
OR
10-110-211
Sports Law
1
10-110-211 SPECIAL TOPICS/LAW-SPORTS LAW ...special topics course covering the legal aspects surrounding amateur, collegiate and professional sports.
10-110-204
SpecTopics/Law: Election Law
1
10-110-204 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW: ELECTION LAW ...election law, including the American electoral system and laws governing local, state and national elections. Emphasis will be placed on the current year's Presidential election.
OR
10-110-207
Basic Employment Law
1
10-110-207 SPECIAL TOPICS/LAW-BASIC EMPLOYMENT LAW ...Federal and State employment laws regulating hiring and firing, wages and hours and employment conditions in at-will employment environments.
OR
10-110-214
Juvenile Law
1
10-110-214 SPECIAL TOPICS/LAW-JUVENILE LAW ...basic Wisconsin law regarding the juvenile justice system, CHiPS (Children in need of protection and services), JiPS (Juvenile in need of protection and services) and TPR (termination of parental rights).
10-110-205
Spec Topics/Law: Indian Law
1
10-110-205 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW: INDIAN LAW ...tribal sovereignty, federal/Indian relations, tribal governments, tribal courts, treaty making, removal/reservation life, assimilation, reorganization, termination, self-determination, gaming, and other contemporary issues.
10-809-166
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
3
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
68
Curriculum Note
. A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in 10-110-101 Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics in order to proceed with core Paralegal courses (those numbered 10-110-XXX).
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
. Students may take the following specialty courses, also listed above, during any semester they are offered (assuming prerequisites have been met). Students must complete 7 of the 11 legal specialty courses for a total of 21 credits:
10-110-102,
Civil
Litigation
10-110-103,
Civil Trial
Advocacy
10-110-106,
Family
Law
10-110-107,
Legal Aspects/Business
Organizations
10-110-114,
Estates and
Probate
10-110-115,
Administrative
Law
10-110-122,
Creditor/Debtor
Relations
10-110-162,
International Law and
Immigration
10-110-165,
Contracts & Insurance
Law
10-110-168,
Paralegal Criminal
Law
10-110-170,
Criminal Trial
Advocacy

Course Descriptions

Design and Graphic Technology Program Code 101117 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Creative design professionals combine artistic abilities with technical knowledge to create designs used in print and electronic media. During your studies, you will create, maintain and present a professional portfolio showcasing your finest work. As a graduate of the Design and Graphic Technology program, you are positioned for a variety of careers including graphic designer, advertising specialist, digital print technician, publication designer, public relations professional, pre-press technician and web graphic designer.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Desktop Publisher: produces professional publications using electronic publishing software, scans graphic images, places text and graphics files onto the page, and operates output devices.

Graphic Designer: develops advertising concepts and prepares art for the final presentations.

Advertising Assistant: works with the ad director or store manager to plan and prepare advertising for print, radio, and TV use.

Commercial Art Worker: prepares artwork and copy to be used in label production, package design, printed materials; prepares process separations; preflights electronic files; manages color control; and manages fonts.

Digital Print Technician: prepares computer files for variable data printing or produce print on demand applications.

Layout Designer: designs basic plans for print advertising, passes on work to a commercial artist or copywriter, and is responsible for final electronic files.

Printing Support Worker/Customer Service Representative: handles electronic and pre-press operations, making color separations, electronic scanning, image editing, and color proofing.

Public Relations Assistant: assists in public relations activities helping to produce brochures, press releases, displays, and newsletters; organizes and prepares materials for use in presentations.

Pre-Press Technician: prepares computer documents for printing; trapping, font usage, picture usage, color management, clipping paths, and placing high and low resolution graphics into document.

Website Designer: builds graphic elements for functional websites.

Program Outcomes

• Create client based graphic design solutions.
• Create and design graphic communications.
• Assemble and manage a professional portfolio.
• Prepare and manage digital file solutions.
• Operate digital output devices.
• Apply color management solutions.
• Select project appropriate software solutions.
• Select project appropriate output solutions.
• Implement typography strategies.
• Design and produce web graphics.
• Complete practical field experience.
• Develop professional communication abilities.
• Communicate valid solutions to projects.
• Demonstrate personal and project accountability.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Ability to use computer keyboard.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Design and Graphic Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-111-101
Photoshop Fundamentals
3
10-111-101 PHOTOSHOP FUNDAMENTALS ...perform raster Image Editing. Course content covers functions of Adobe Photoshop. Create image selections, extractions and composite files using Adobe software, and apply common photo adjustments using fundamental design solutions, creating composite images. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-111-112
Graphic Design Fundamentals
3
10-111-112 GRAPHIC DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS ...explore and discover graphic design careers. Course content covers history of graphic design, concept strategies, presentation and critique processes. Begin applying design principles, design solutions, and design requirements. (Corequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-161
Digital Illustration
3
10-111-161 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION ...develop basic knowledge and skills using digital illustration software (i.e. Adobe Illustrator), apply vector graphic strategies into graphic design medias and integration into other software packages. Course content covers creating basic shapes, drawing, transforming elements, working with type, blending, layers and special effects. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-111-110
Photoshop Advanced
3
10-111-110 PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED ...perform raster Image Editing. Course content covers advanced functions of Adobe Photoshop, advanced editing techniques and short cut keys. Create image effects and composite files using Adobe CC software, and manage project components for complex Photoshop files. (Prerequisite: 10-111-101, Photoshop Fundamentals) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-111-125
Digital Layout & Composition 1
3
10-111-125 DIGITAL LAYOUT & COMPOSITION 1 ...develop skills in digital composition and layout using industry software. Course content covers appropriate software selection, graphic and text content management, color specifications, file preparation, and software solutions to graphic communication problems. (Prerequisite: 10-111-161, Digital Illustration; Corequisite: 10-111-101, Photoshop Fundamentals) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-126
Graphic Design Development
3
10-111-126 GRAPHIC DESIGN DEVELOPMENT ...develop graphic design standards. Course content covers graphic design composition including image content, color strategies, typography usage, proofing and ethical standards. Begin active participation in portfolio assessment critique process. (Prerequisites: 10-101-101, Photoshop Fundamentals; 10-111-112, Graphic Design Fundamentals; 10-111-161, Digital Illustration; Corequisite: 10-111-125, Digital Layout & Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-165
Typography
3
10-111-165 TYPOGRAPHY ...explore history and application of type in graphic design, develop an understanding of type in relation to hierarchy and use type as an image or expression through designs. Course content covers letterforms, spacing, spatial mechanics, color strategies, form and function. (Prerequisite: 10-111-161, Digital Illustration) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-104-107
Marketing Comm-Integrated
3
10-104-107 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS-INTEGRATED ...creating, coordinating and integrating advertising, public relations and marketing activities for a specific customer or audience. A campaign will be developed and presented. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-111-131
Graphic Design Project Mgmt
3
10-111-131 GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT ...perform graphic design project management. Course content covers portfolio construction, live client presentation skills, results-driven design solutions, identify resources required for graphic design production and team responsibilities. (Prerequisites: 10-111-126, Graphic Design Development; 10-801-196, Oral/Interpersonal Communication; Corequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-143
Digital Layout & Composition 2
3
10-111-143 DIGITAL LAYOUT & COMPOSITION 2 ...perform advanced digital composition techniques in various layouts. Course content covers dieline creation, software application integration, complex graphic design compositions, customized design file structure, and complex graphic file solutions. (Prerequisite: 10-111-125, Digital Layout & Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-204-110
Principles of Digital Printing
3
10-204-110 PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL PRINTING ...develop skills and knowledge associated with the printing industry, work hands-on with digital printing equipment to output projects. Course content covers identifying different print methods, typical print workflow, transitioning designs to printed media as well as begin to develop production-planning criteria. (Corequisite: 10-111-161, Digital Illustration) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-196
Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-196 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-111-130
Presentation Graphics
3
10-111-130 PRESENTATION GRAPHICS ...study presentation design and develop graphics for presentation. Course content covers styling web pages and sites for presentation, emphasizing delivery using integrated media technique for various devices using Adobe Muse and Apple Keynote. (Prerequisite: 10-111-101, Photoshop Fundamentals) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-144
Graphic Design Application
3
10-111-144 GRAPHIC DESIGN APPLICATION ...apply complete graphic design strategies. Course content covers responsibilities, management, and client interaction. Professional portfolio development, peer critique, and freelance exposure. (Prerequisite: 10-111-131, Graphic Design Project Mgmt) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-111-199
Des/Graphic Career Experience
2
10-111-199 DESIGN AND GRAPHIC CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-111-144, Graphic Design Application) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-204-124
Variable Data Publishing
3
10-204-124 VARIABLE DATA PUBLISHING ...develop skills in personalized page layout using industry software. Course content covers creating variable image and text channels, applying data to impact response rates to personalized layouts, mailing regulations, and dynamic personalization of content. (Corequisite: 10-111-125, Digital Layout & Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-204-126
Digital Print Applications
3
10-204-126 DIGITAL PRINT APPLICATIONS ...develop knowledge of the digital printing process, apply skills to full production level projects and challenges. Course content covers color management, automated workflows, cost estimating, troubleshooting and production scheduling. (Prerequisites: 10-204-110, Principles of Digital Printing; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
71
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
. It is recommended that learners take the Design and Graphic Technology Career Experience course (10-111-199) in their last semester.

Course Descriptions

Human Resources Program Code 101161 - Associate Degree

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Human resource specialists play a respected role in any organization. From small businesses to large corporations, human resource specialists are needed to understand and advise employees and supervisors on the following topics: employment law, training and development of employees, compensation and benefits administration, labor relations, and wellness/safety initiatives. Typical positions in this field include human resources generalist; hiring coordinator; payroll/benefits coordinator; staffing coordinator; labor relations specialist; compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists; and training and development specialist.

Employment Potential

Human Resources Generalist

Hiring Coordinator

Payroll/Benefits Coordinator

Staffing Coordinator

Labor Relations Specialist

Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Training and Development Specialist

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may also find employment as a Human Resource Manager.

Program Outcomes

• Define and describe the functions of human resource management and employee relations to include policies, complaints, and harassment issues.
• Administer human resource functions through technology and human resource information systems (HRIS).
• Develop and prepare reports necessary to carry out the functions of the human resource department.
• Provide assistance for the recruitment and retention of employees.
• Manage the interpretation and application of established human resource policies.
• Develop and evaluate effective training programs.
• Utilize a variety of compensation and benefit criteria.
• Utilize ethical and legal standards in human resource decision making.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/getting started.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• It is recommended that a student have basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Human Resources program.

How can I fit this program into my lifestyle?

FAST TRACK: Complete your degree in 18 months. 

For more information see Schedule Options

Program Availability

FAST TRACKSummer 2016Fall 2016Spring 2017
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EXCELER8: Less class time, more family and free time.  Instead of taking 5 or 6 classes for 15 weeks, take 1 or 2 courses that are 8 weeks or less.

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Human Resources associate degree in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-134
Legal Issues-Supervisors
3
10-196-134 LEGAL ISSUES-SUPERVISORS ...legal practices of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, selection, evaluation/promotion, employee discipline, firing, EEOC and nondiscrimination, employee privacy, workplace harassment, FMLA, ADA and unions. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-164
Supervisors-Personal Skills
3
10-196-164 SUPERVISORS-PERSONAL SKILLS ...time management and personal planning, emotional intelligence, effective communication, assertiveness and stress management related to the challenges of a supervisor. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-193
Human Resource Mgmt
3
10-196-193 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ...impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance, counseling and development, and compensation and benefit strategies. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-116-110
Organizational Health/Wellness
3
10-116-110 ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS ...introduces the student to the concepts involved in organizational wellness programs and the impact from a financial and human asset standpoint. Learners will research wellness programs, develop proposed systems for district-based organizations, and calculate projected cost savings from the implementation of these programs. Insurance principles will also be examined by the learner. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-116-115
Legal Issues & Compliance-Adv
3
10-116-115 LEGAL ISSUES & COMPLIANCE-ADV ...advanced legal issues compliance and recordkeeping; detailed overview and analysis of major employment laws. Learners will analyze and practice recordkeeping and compliance with the laws in the workplace such as FMLA, ADA, EEOC, OSHA, and other current relevant employment laws. (Pre-requisite: 10-196-134, Legal Issues-Supervisors) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-136
Safety-Workplace
3
10-196-136 SAFETY-WORKPLACE ...safety awareness, federal/state/local compliance, inspections, risk analysis, workplace violence, substance abuse, health hazards, first aid, CPR, fire and electrical safety, and emergency preparedness. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-801-198
Speech
3
10-801-198 SPEECH...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 the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
OR
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-184
Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-116-111
Employee Recruitment/Retention
3
10-116-111 EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT/RETENTION ...applies the skills and tools necessary to hire and retain qualified employees. Legal issues, testing, screening, interviewing, selecting and negotiating techniques will be demonstrated and assessed for each learner. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-116-112
Compensation/Benefits Admin
3
10-116-112 COMPENSATION/BENEFITS ADMIN ...applies the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and manage a compensation and benefits program as a tool for recruitment, retention and performance management of employees. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-132
Micro: Excel-Part 2
1
10-103-132 MICRO: EXCEL-PART 2 ...advanced formatting techniques and functions, working with templates, collaborating with multiple Excel users, creating macros, Excel's database features and analysis tools. (Corequisite: 10-103-131, Micro: Excel-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-116-113
Labor Relations & Negotiations
3
10-116-113 LABOR RELATIONS & NEGOTIATIONS ...introduces the participant to the history of the labor movement and includes the legal collective bargaining processes while applying the learned skills with case studies, a mock negotiation of a realistic collective bargaining contract, and the simulation of a grievance arbitration. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-116-114
Training for Organizations
3
10-116-114 TRAINING FOR ORGANIZATIONS ...applies the skills and tools necessary to implement the training cycle of assessment, design, implementation and evaluation. Each learner will develop and present a complete training project based upon adult learning theory and instructional design techniques. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-116-199
Human Res Career Experience
2
10-116-199 HUMAN RESOURCES CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-169
Diversity in the Workplace
3
10-196-169 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE ...analyze the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, and organization culture on diversity, dealing with barriers, measuring progress, and celebrating success. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
67
Curriculum Note
. Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
. Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Network Specialist - IT Program Code 101502 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Network specialists are technology professionals who are responsible for network infrastructure, software and desktop deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Network specialists' opportunities for employment can range from network support specialist to network administrators to business technology consultants. Responsibilities can include network and user administration, network infrastructure configuration and support, and security design - all focused on developing and maintaining an active network for optimal performance. Graduates of this associate degree are also prepared to pursue mainstream vendor certifications.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Network Support Specialist: designs and configures networks, installs hardware and software components, and maintains network performance.

Network Administrator: develops security procedures, assigns access rights, installs application software, and configures user profiles.

Successful completion of the course work in this program will also prepare a student to pursue vendor certification as a Network Engineer.

Program Outcomes

• Design a local area network (LAN) per specifications.
• Construct a local area network using the required physical components.
• Install network hardware including interface cards and cabling.
• Create effective user environments using Microsoft and UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
• Install and configure network and desktop operating system software.
• Install and configure application software.
• Design, implement, and maintain a secure network environment.
• Exercise structured problem solving techniques.
• Develop technical documentation for network configuration and security.
• Communicate technical information effectively.
• Assess the impact of emerging technologies.
• Maintain computer hardware and peripherals.
• Implement and configure wide area network (WAN) services.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to interact with a computer system (keyboarding or assist device).
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Network Specialist associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-150-163
IT:Network:Cisco 1
3
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-175
IT:Network: Network Essentials
3
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-154-150
IT:Support:Hardware-Intro
3
10-154-150 IT:SUPPORT:HARDWARE-INTRO ...computer network terminology, component identification, POST, computer/peripheral configuration and maintenance, basic operating systems concepts and installations, basic networking concepts and configurations and troubleshooting using the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
SECOND SEMESTER
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-150-157
IT:Network:Linux 1
3
10-150-157 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 1...an introductory look at the Linux operating system. Installation and configuration; boot up and login process; directory structure purpose/use; maneuvering in the Command Line Interface; understanding Long Directory Listings; Users and Groups; modifying permissions; remote access; starting and stopping services. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, IT:Network:Cisco 1; 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-165
IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
3
10-150-165 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 1 ...Acquire necessary skills for supporting and configuring Windows Server including installation and configuration of an Active Directory Domain. Account administration, group policy management and core server roles and features are identified while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-410. (Prerequisite: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-168
IT:Network:Cisco 2
3
10-150-168 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 2 ...Basic configuration of routers and switches; resolving common issues with RIP, OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-183
IT:Network: Virtualization 1
2
10-150-183 IT:NETWORK: VIRTUALIZATION 1...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skill, process, and understanding of - designing, implementing, and securing aspects of virtualization environments including but not limited to, storage technologies, virtual network infrastructure, and virtual machine installation, configuration, and migration. (Prerequisites: 10-150-163, Cisco 1; 10-150-175, Network Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-150-145
IT:Network:Security Fund
3
10-150-145 IT:NETWORK:SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS ...examine common security vulnerabilities and defenses used to protect network resources. Included is a discussion of security policies, user awareness training, network monitoring, and secure network design. (Prerequisites: 10-150-157, IT:Network:Linux 1; 10-150-165, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1; 10-150-168, IT:Network:Cisco 2; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-158
IT:Network:Linux 2
2
10-150-158 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 2...installation and configuration of basic Linux Server Applications; Web, FTP, SSH, Samba, etc.; building a Windows (Samba) Network on a Linux server; Troubleshooting boot up, login, and networking failures; Introduction to Firewalls and Security applications. (Prerequisite: 10-150-157, IT:Network: Linux 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-178
IT:Network:Cisco 3
2
10-150-178 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 3...configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, AND VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks; implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-168, IT:Network: Cisco 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-187
IT:Network: Microsoft Server 2
3
10-150-187 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 2 ...acquire necessary skills for administering Windows Server environment including Active Directory management, Group Policy, backup and recovery; PowerShell remoting, and infrastructure management; and security concepts while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-411. (Prerequisite: 10-150-165, IT:Network: Microsoft Server 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-192
IT:Network:PowerShell
2
10-150-192 IT:NETWORK:POWERSHELL...introduction to PowerShell concepts and how it is used for managing Microsoft networks; develop fundamental understanding of Windows management through the use of native command-lets, programming logic, and script development. (Prerequisite: 10-150-165, Microsoft Server 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-150-170
IT:Network:Capstone
2
10-150-170 IT:NETWORK:CAPSTONE ...individual case studies to review and consolidate the knowledge and skills gained in previous classes. Course is intended to be taken during the student's last semester. (Prerequisites: 10-150-145, IT:Network:Security Fundamentals; 10-150-186, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2;10-150-158, Linux 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-179
IT:Network:Cisco 4
2
10-150-179 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 4...configure and troubleshoot WAN technologies and network devices resolve common issues with data link protocols; implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operation in a complex network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-178, IT:Network:Cisco 3) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-184
IT:Network: Virtualization 2
2
10-150-184 IT:NETWORK: VIRTUALIZATION 2...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of - advanced topics in virtualization including virtual desktop infrastructure, fault tolerance and load balancing of virtual machines and network devices, as well as other virtualization concepts currently utilized in the Information Technology field. (Prerequisite: 10-150-183, Virtualization 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-190
IT:Network:Microsoft Server 3
3
10-150-190 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 3 ...advanced Windows Server administration including advanced Active Directory management, infrastructure, desktop/server deployment; Hyper-V, VDI, PowerShell automation tasks, high availability and other advanced server services while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-411. (Prerequisite: 10-150-187, IT:Network:Microsoft Server 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-197
IT:Network:Linux 3
3
10-150-197 IT:NETWORK:LINUX 3...designing, implementing, and securing various network applications and services in a Linux-based network including, Web, Secure Web, FTP, SSH, DHCP, DNS, IDS, VPN, VOIP, etc.; implementation in a virtual environment. (Prerequisite: 10-150-158, IT:Network:Linux 2) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-150-199
IT:Network: Career Experience
2
10-150-199 IT:NETWORK: CAREER EXPERIENCE...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-166
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
3
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Course Descriptions

Software Developer Program Code 101521 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

This two-year program prepares its learners to design, develop and test business application software using various leading programming languages. Graduates will be proficient in HTML, C#, Java, PHP, ASP.NET, and SQL along with various supporting technologies in networking, database development, documentation, and system analysis and design. Graduates will be prepared to support the software development needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries. Training blends general education development with required IT technical skills. All courses are offered in an in-person format and some are also offered online for additional flexibility.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Programmer: Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Software Developer: Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Industry Credentials

• With additional education students may obtain industry certifications such as Microsoft Specialist Programming C#, Microsoft Technology Associate, Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 7 Programmer.

Program Outcomes

• Develop logical problem solving skills that incorporate critical thinking, technical manuals, web resources, and programming utilities.
• Develop software applications that employ object-oriented principles and techniques using the C# and Java programming languages
• Develop, build, and configure dynamic and interactive Web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ASP coding techniques.
• Develop and deploy user-friendly mobile applications.
• Design a normalized database and develop entity relationships.
• Develop relational database applications using database management software to code SQL statements and queries.
• Develop technical documentation to support the use of software applications.
• Plan and conduct computer training sessions using appropriate training materials, assessment tools, technologies, and delivery methods.
• Communicate effectively and work collaboratively within a software development team.
• Incorporate best practices of the Agile software development methodology.
• Perform entry-level systems analysis and design work to solve business problems.
• Participate in the System Development Life Cycle tasks of an information system from an initial request through implementation using both traditional and object-oriented methodologies.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Software Developer associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-152-140
IT:Program:Logic-Intro
1
10-152-140 IT:PROGRAM:LOGIC-INTRO ...techniques for developing computer programs to solve business problems; includes logic, structure, flowcharting, comparing, looping, variables, arrays, file processing, objects, methods, properties, events, data validation, testing procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-152-173
IT:Program:Part 1 (C#)
3
10-152-173 IT:PROGRAM:PART 1 (C#) ...provides a foundation of syntax/semantics of C# .NET programming language to develop Windows-based/ Web-based applications. Covers the architecture of Microsoft's .NET platform where C# is the native language. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-185
Website Coding
3
10-152-185 WEBSITE CODING ...create code for generating the structure, function, and design of static websites using standards-based HTML5 and CSS3; validate code; test multi-browser and multi-device functionality. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-154-125
IT:Web:Database Development
3
10-154-125 IT:WEB:DATABASE DEVELOPMENT ...database uses, database terminology, analyzing information requirements, data models, database design phases, entity relationships, normalization processes, database management systems, database objects, development environments, creating tables, writing queries using SQL, testing. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-152-174
IT:Program:Part 2 (C#)
3
10-152-174 IT:PROGRAM:PART 2 (C#) ...object-oriented concepts and C# .NET syntax, focus on file/data access and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications which incorporate n-tier design principles, patterns, collections, initializers, XML, streams, serialization, encryption and LINQ. (Prerequisites: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development; 10-152-173, IT:Program:Part 1 (C#)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-180
IT:Web:Scripting-JavaScript
3
10-152-180 IT:WEB:SCRIPTING-JAVASCRIPT ...integrate JavaScript into interactive HTML5 pages, create user-defined functions, complete form validation, use objects within the Document Object Model, debug code, and test browser compatibility. (Prerequisite: 10-152-185, Website Coding) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-184
IT:Web:Programming-SQL
3
10-152-184 IT:WEB:PROGRAMMING-SQL ...write queries in a relational database: creating tables, setting primary/foreign keys, populating tables, manipulating data and reporting. Explore join types, stored procedures, functions, and database administration SQL statements. (Prerequisite: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-152-141
IT:Program:Part 3 (Java)
3
10-152-141 IT:PROGRAM:PART 3 (JAVA) ...apply programming and object-oriented design concepts using the Java language. Design concepts and programming tools will be integrated with an emphasis on practical business solutions. (Prerequisite: 10-152-174, IT:Program:Part 2 (C# pt2)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-150
IT:Program:Systems Analy/Des
3
10-152-150 IT:PROGRAM:SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN ...apply the steps of systems analysis and design including preliminary investigations, setting objectives, establishing costs/benefits, and collecting data. Develop specifications for outputs, inputs, files, procedures, and controls of business systems. (Prerequisites: 10-152-184, Web:Programming-SQL; 10-152-174, IT:Program:Part 2 (C#)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-151
IT:Program:SQL-Advanced
3
10-152-151 IT:PROGRAM:SQL-ADVANCED ...write advanced SQL statements, design robust databases and write Extract, Transfer, Load (ETL) processes. Additional topics include database transformations, alternate database technologies, emerging database trends and database administration/security. (Prerequisite: 10-152-184, IT:Web:Programming-SQL) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-153
IT:Program:Team Software Dev
3
10-152-153 IT:PROGRAM:TEAM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ...introduces Agile software development methodology using small teams to take an application through its entire life cycle including project management, requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, unit/regression testing, deployment and maintenance. (Prerequisites: 10-152-184, IT:Web:Programming-SQL;10-152-174, IT:Program: Part 2 (C#)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-166
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
3
10-809-166 INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP...basic understanding of theoretical foundations of ethical thought; analyze/compare relevant issues using diverse ethical perspectives; critically evaluate individual, social/professional standards of behavior--applying a systematic decision-making process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-107-195
IT:Training
2
10-107-195 IT:TRAINING ...effective presentation skills, plan training content and delivery methods, write lesson plans, provide training materials, conduct training sessions, and assess learners' grasp of stated objectives. (Prerequisites: 10-154-160, IT:Support:Software-Intro OR 10-152-173, IT:Program:Part 1 (C#)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-142
IT:Program:Part 4 (Java)
3
10-152-142 IT:PROGRAM:PART 4 (JAVA) ...focuses on the server side of application programming for the Web. Topics include: inheritance, exception handling, advanced GUI applications, applets and array lists. (Prerequisites: 10-152-180, IT:Web:Scripting-Javascript;10-152-141, IT:Program:Part 3 (Java)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-154
IT:Program:Mobile Apps Dev
3
10-152-154 IT:PROGRAM:MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ...design and construct programs/applications for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Droid, and/or others. Hands-on activities using an SDK (software development kit), along with instructions and guidelines for application deployment. (Prerequisites: 10-152-180 IT:Web:Scripting-Javascript;10-152-141, IT:Program: Part 3 (Java)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-183
IT:Web:Scripting-ASP.Net
3
10-152-183 IT:WEB:SCRIPTING-ASP.NET ...build interactive, database-driven websites with ASP.NET and C# with Visual Studio, handling web form events, using ASP.NET controls, designing master pages, managing state, and interacting with databases with ASP.NET data-bound controls. (Prerequisites: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development; 10-152-180, IT:Web:Client Script-JavaScript; 10-152-173, IT: Program Part 1 (C#))) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-199
IT:Software:Career Experience
2
10-152-199 IT:SOFTWARE:CAREER EXPERIENCE ...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
68
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition 1 to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Course Descriptions

Web Development Program Code 101522 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Web developers design, implement, and maintain web applications and websites. As a graduate of the Web Development associate degree, you're prepared for such careers as web developer, web technical support specialist, and web analyst. You play a key role in internet-based business systems and websites using concepts in design and programming.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment as a:

Web Developer: designs, implements, and maintains internet and internet web applications/sites.

Web Technical Support: develops and maintains internal system support processes and coordinates the integration of the web with other computer systems.

Web Analyst: track and analyze key business metrics related to web activities.

Some positions may require additional education and/or work experience.

Program Outcomes

• Develop, build, and configure dynamic and interactive websites or applications.
• Produce effective, web-optimized graphics.
• Ensure cross-platform and cross-browser website usability.
• Create functional and efficient website navigation.
• Create a database design and effective interface to support a web application and a variety of web campaigns.
• Understand the infrastructure required to support a robust website or application.
• Understand the importance of and techniques for search engine optimization.
• Install, configure and customize websites in a Content Management System.
• Explore analytical tools available to measure effectiveness of websites and web campaigns.
• Develop an approach to remain current with web development trends.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Completed one year of high school algebra or equivalency.
• Computer familiarity and ability to use a keyboard and mouse.
• Minimum typing speed of 30 wpm.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Web Development associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-111-101
Photoshop Fundamentals
3
10-111-101 PHOTOSHOP FUNDAMENTALS ...perform raster Image Editing. Course content covers functions of Adobe Photoshop. Create image selections, extractions and composite files using Adobe software, and apply common photo adjustments using fundamental design solutions, creating composite images. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-150-144
IT:Network:Operating Sys Fund
3
10-150-144 IT:NETWORK:OPERATING SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS ...installation of Windows client, Windows Server and Linux Server operating systems. Basic networking topologies and protocol fundamentals. Application installation including Simple Mail Transport Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, and Web server technologies. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-185
Website Coding
3
10-152-185 WEBSITE CODING ...create code for generating the structure, function, and design of static websites using standards-based HTML5 and CSS3; validate code; test multi-browser and multi-device functionality. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-154-125
IT:Web:Database Development
3
10-154-125 IT:WEB:DATABASE DEVELOPMENT ...database uses, database terminology, analyzing information requirements, data models, database design phases, entity relationships, normalization processes, database management systems, database objects, development environments, creating tables, writing queries using SQL, testing. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-135-115
Online Search Strategies
3
10-135-115 ONLINE SEARCH STRATEGIES ...understanding of how search engines relate to the success of a website or web-based business by investigating the primary search engines and the tactics that can be used to increase visibility within search engines. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-135-150
Web Graphic Design
3
10-135-150 WEB GRAPHIC DESIGN ...(Adobe Photoshop) design and prepare graphics for the web including graphics for backgrounds, rollover effects, navigation, and badges. Also includes techniques for optimization and transparency. (Prerequisites: 10-111-101, Macintosh Image Editing; 10-152-185, Website Coding) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-184
IT:Web:Programming-SQL
3
10-152-184 IT:WEB:PROGRAMMING-SQL ...write queries in a relational database: creating tables, setting primary/foreign keys, populating tables, manipulating data and reporting. Explore join types, stored procedures, functions, and database administration SQL statements. (Prerequisite: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-135-151
Website Design
3
10-135-151 WEBSITE DESIGN ...(Adobe Dreamweaver) use standards based HTML5 and CSS3 to design, develop and deploy websites; including: browser compatibility, FTP, forms, multi-media, RSS, and site management. (Prerequisite: 10-135-150, Web Graphic Design; 10-804-133, Math & Logic) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-135-155
Web Content Management Sys
3
10-135-155 WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ...(WordPress CMS) install, configure and customize using themes and plugins. Analyze security, user management, blog usage and mobile development. Develop using HTML5, CSS3, PHP and MySQL. (Prerequisite: 10-135-150, Web Graphic Design) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-173
IT:Program:Part 1 (C#)
3
10-152-173 IT:PROGRAM:PART 1 (C#) ...provides a foundation of syntax/semantics of C# .NET programming language to develop Windows-based/ Web-based applications. Covers the architecture of Microsoft's .NET platform where C# is the native language. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-180
IT:Web:Scripting-JavaScript
3
10-152-180 IT:WEB:SCRIPTING-JAVASCRIPT ...integrate JavaScript into interactive HTML5 pages, create user-defined functions, complete form validation, use objects within the Document Object Model, debug code, and test browser compatibility. (Prerequisite: 10-152-185, Website Coding) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-182
IT:Web:Scripting-PHP
3
10-152-182 IT:WEB:SCRIPTING-PHP ...use PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3 and Apache to create standards based websites. PHP is used to connect to a MySQL database and retrieve site content. PHP is also used to organize the HTML5. (Prerequisites: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development; 10-152-185, IT:Web:Website Coding) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-135-180
Web Campaign Management
3
10-135-180 WEB CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT ...build, execute, analyze and report upon web campaigns with the use of databases. Explore techniques and tools to monitor campaigns. Execute post-campaign measurements and ROI analysis. (Prerequisites: 10-135-151, Website Design; 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development; 10-801-136 English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-135-185
Web Emerging Technologies
2
10-135-185 WEB EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ...review upcoming web technologies. Learn strategies to remain current in web technology trends. Explore a variety of trusted sources for trend information. (Prerequisite: 10-135-151, Website Design; 10-801-136 English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-135-199
Web Dev Career Experience
2
10-135-199 WEB DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-152-183
IT:Web:Scripting-ASP.Net
3
10-152-183 IT:WEB:SCRIPTING-ASP.NET ...build interactive, database-driven websites with ASP.NET and C# with Visual Studio, handling web form events, using ASP.NET controls, designing master pages, managing state, and interacting with databases with ASP.NET data-bound controls. (Prerequisites: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development; 10-152-180, IT:Web:Client Script-JavaScript; 10-152-173, IT: Program Part 1 (C#))) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Course Descriptions

Computer Support Specialist - IT Program Code 101543 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay and Marinette campuses. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

The demand for computer support specialists is growing as the number of computers and their level of complexity rise, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As a Computer Support Specialist- IT program graduate, you're prepared for a variety of careers including IT consultant, help desk/support specialist, PC programmer, computer sales representative, IT trainer, network assistant, desktop application developer, and PC repair technician.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

IT Consultant: provides one-on-one problem solving for users.

Help Desk/Support Specialist: develops customized user menus, installs software packages, administers networks, and is a support technician for software packages.

PC Programmer: performs detailed program design, coding, testing, debugging, documentation, and implementation of online or interactive systems.

Computer Sales Representative: makes customer calls, establishes customer contacts, identifies customer needs, and prepares proposals.

IT Trainer: trains employees on software packages which enable the user to solve problems on an individual basis.

Network Assistant: helps to configure networks, installs hardware and software, and trains users.

Desktop Application Developer: provides for the development, testing, implementation, documentation, and support of customized desktop applications.

PC Repair Technician: maintains and repairs hardware components of desktop computers, network servers and devices, and peripheral equipment including printers and scanners.

Industry Credentials

• With additional education students may obtain Computer Support Certifications such as, A+, Security +, Project+, CI3, HDI Desktop Support Specialist, HDI Support Center Analyst, Microsoft Certified Professional.

Program Outcomes

• Develop attractive and effective slide shows using PowerPoint presentation software.
• Develop professional letters and reports using Word document processing software.
• Develop professional and user-friendly spreadsheets using Excel spreadsheet software.
• Develop business applications which integrate and share different types of files or objects.
• Automate application software operations via macros and VBA programming techniques.
• Develop relational database applications using database management software to code SQL statements and queries.
• Design a normalized database and develop entity relationships.
• Develop attractive and effective Web pages using HTML and CSS coding techniques.
• Install, configure, and maintain computer hardware and peripherals.
• Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware and operating systems problems.
• Develop computer programs to perform common business functions using the Visual BASIC programming language.
• Perform basic computer system functions and operations using the command line and shell scripts.
• Configure and administer common microcomputer operating systems.
• Automate Windows operations using common operating system scripting languages.
• Perform common help desk and end-user support functions using current technologies and protocols.
• Plan and conduct computer training sessions using appropriate technologies and delivery methods.
• Develop effective lesson plans, training materials, and assessment tools to support technical presentations.
• Develop technical documentation and "help" resources to support the use of computer facilities and services.
• Apply job seeking skills to secure employment in the computer field.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Computer Support Specialist associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-150-175
IT:Network: Network Essentials
3
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-154-150
IT:Support:Hardware-Intro
3
10-154-150 IT:SUPPORT:HARDWARE-INTRO ...computer network terminology, component identification, POST, computer/peripheral configuration and maintenance, basic operating systems concepts and installations, basic networking concepts and configurations and troubleshooting using the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-160
IT:Support:Software-Intro
3
10-154-160 IT:SUPPORT:SOFTWARE-INTRO ...an introductory course for the Computer Support Specialist program and covers the fundamental capabilities and functions of Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
SECOND SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-152-163
IT:Program:Visual Basic
3
10-152-163 IT:PROGRAM:VISUAL BASIC ...introduction to programming using the Visual Basic.NET programming language. Program definition and design, form design, and the coding, testing, and debugging of programs are covered. (Prerequisites: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials; 10-154-160, IT:Support:Software-Intro; 10-804-133, Math & Logic) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-153
IT:Support:Oper Sys & Data Com
3
10-154-153 IT:SUPPORT:OPERATING SYSTEMS AND DATA COMMUNICATION ...core OS operation, configuration of desktop/network OS, system security/audit policy, data communications, network topologies, convergence technologies, mobile applications, virtual desktop management and advanced scripting. (Prerequisites: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials;10-154-150, IT:Support:Hardware-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-190
IT:Support:Help Desk/User Sup
2
10-154-190 IT:SUPPORT:HELP DESK/END USER SUPPORT ...describe the role of the help desk in technology support, use terminology, processes, and tools, and demonstrate the use of business, technical, communication, and self-management skills required for help desk support professionals. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-801-197
Technical Reporting
3
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-107-194
IT:Documentation
2
10-107-194 IT:DOCUMENTATION ...plan documentation content and delivery methods; develop online, context-sensitive written documentation, become familiar with ISO 9000 standards, package PDF files, and create compiled help modules. Proficiency using Word required. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1 or equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-150-163
IT:Network:Cisco 1
3
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
OR
10-150-165
IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
3
10-150-165 IT:NETWORK:MICROSOFT SERVER 1 ...Acquire necessary skills for supporting and configuring Windows Server including installation and configuration of an Active Directory Domain. Account administration, group policy management and core server roles and features are identified while preparing for MCSA Exam 70-410. (Prerequisite: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-125
IT:Web:Database Development
3
10-154-125 IT:WEB:DATABASE DEVELOPMENT ...database uses, database terminology, analyzing information requirements, data models, database design phases, entity relationships, normalization processes, database management systems, database objects, development environments, creating tables, writing queries using SQL, testing. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-157
IT:Support:Advanced Projects
3
10-154-157 IT:SUPPORT:ADVANCED PROJECTS ...PC hardware, software, O.S. configuration, maintenance, I.T. resources, malware, bootable and unattended install media, data backups, disaster recovery plans, troubleshooting, virtualization, RAID storage , server farm build, emerging technologies. (Prerequisites: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials;10-154-150, IT:Support:Hardware-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-154-171
IT:Support:Integration-VBA
3
10-154-171 IT:SUPPORT:INTEGRATION-VBA ...this course covers the use of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate operations using the object model of the Microsoft Excel application; integration of Excel with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint applications/objects; fundamental programming constructs and data manipulations. (Prerequisites: 10-154-160, IT:Support:Software-Intro; 10-152-163, IT:Program:Visual Basic) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-107-195
IT:Training
2
10-107-195 IT:TRAINING ...effective presentation skills, plan training content and delivery methods, write lesson plans, provide training materials, conduct training sessions, and assess learners' grasp of stated objectives. (Prerequisites: 10-154-160, IT:Support:Software-Intro OR 10-152-173, IT:Program:Part 1 (C#)) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-184
IT:Web:Programming-SQL
3
10-152-184 IT:WEB:PROGRAMMING-SQL ...write queries in a relational database: creating tables, setting primary/foreign keys, populating tables, manipulating data and reporting. Explore join types, stored procedures, functions, and database administration SQL statements. (Prerequisite: 10-154-125, IT:Web:Database Development) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-152-185
Website Coding
3
10-152-185 WEBSITE CODING ...create code for generating the structure, function, and design of static websites using standards-based HTML5 and CSS3; validate code; test multi-browser and multi-device functionality. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-154-199
IT:Support: Career Experience
2
10-154-199 IT:SUPPORT: CAREER EXPERIENCE...Students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related, or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite:10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
TOTAL CREDITS
71
Curriculum Note
A student desiring a strong financial background or a student planning to double major in Accounting is advised to substitute the four credit Accounting 1 (10-101-110) for the three-credit Accounting for Non-Accountants (10-101-106). To discuss this further, please contact an NWTC academic advisor.
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Course Descriptions

Health Care Business Services Program Code 101601 - Associate Degree

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

As a Health Care Business Services program graduate, you're ready for a career in the business office of medical and dental clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, related health care facilities, and health insurance settings in administrative, financial, and customer service roles. Typical careers include admitting representative, appointment scheduler, claims analyst, insurance billing specialist, medical records associate, patient services representative, patient accounts associate, provider relations associate, financial counselor, and medical and insurance customer service representative.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment as:

• Admitting Representative

• Appointment Scheduler

• Claims Analyst

• Insurance Billing Specialist

• Medical Records Associate

• Patient Services Representative

• Patient Accounts Associate

• Provider Relations Associate

• Financial Counselor

• Medical and Insurance Customer Service Representative

Internship

• Students will be required to provide their own transportation to internship sites and cover any other expenses related to internship experiences. Students may be expected to travel distances to internships.
• Students will be required to complete a caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
• Students will be required to show documentation of 2 TB tests from within the past 12 months prior to their internship. A fee is charged for this service. Students may be required by the internship site to provide proof of immunizations prior to interning. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
• Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine.
• Students are required to petition for an internship assignment. Students may petition by submitting a "Petition to Enter Internship" form to the Health Sciences Department office according to the following schedule:
• Spring semester internship deadline is October 31.
• Fall semester internship deadline is March 31.
• NWTC will make every effort to place students in the semester they request. However, NWTC cannot guarantee an internship site assignment in the semester being requested.

Program Outcomes

• Perform financial practices through analysis of payer data and reimbursement methods
• Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
• Apply technology to administrative functions in a healthcare-related setting
• Apply HIPAA, federal and state law, and regulatory compliance in business health practices
• Use medical terminology and knowledge of the human body systems in performing essential functions of health business environment

Flexible Learning Option

• The majority of Health Care Business Services program courses are offered online.
• The program may be completed in a part-time or full-time format.

Requirements for Program Entry

• REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM APPLICATION
• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• Admission Assessment or equivalent or ACT assessment taken within the last five years. (For a list of equivalents, please contact a Counselor.)
• Typing proficiency of 30 words per minute (mandatory preadmission typing test to be taken at the NWTC Assessment Center).
• REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAM ENTRY
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Accuplacer benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 78; Sentence Skills, 90. Applicants not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Upon completion of the plan, full program or waitlist status will be granted. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact an advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• Attend mandatory program orientation and welcome week..

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.CertifiedBackground.com. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Health Care Business Services associate degree on-line in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-103-111
Micro: Windows/Computer Basics
1
10-103-111 MICRO: WINDOWS/COMPUTER BASICS ...Windows desktop elements, help features, folder and file management (create, delete, move, find file), and Search strategies. Blackboard, internet, and e-mail usage. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-501-101
Medical Terminology
3
10-501-101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ...focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-530-172
Healthcare Delivery Systems
2
10-530-172 HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS...examines the organization, financing, regulation, and delivery of health care services. Includes the study of healthcare professionals. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-530-176
Health Data Management
2
10-530-176 HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT...introduces the use and structure of health care data elements, data sets, data standards, their relationships to primary and secondary record systems and health information processing. Students must successfully complete Intro to Health Record to retain enrollment in this course. (Corequisite: 10-530-181, Intro to Health Record) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-530-181
Intro to the Health Record
1
10-530-181 INTRO TO THE HEALTH RECORD ... illustrate the flow of health information in various health care delivery systems and within the health information department; retrieve data from health records; professional ethics; confidentiality and security of information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-806-189
Basic Anatomy
3
10-806-189 BASIC ANATOMY...examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading = 55 OR ACT-Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with “B” or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-151
Micro: PowerPoint-Intro
1
10-103-151 MICRO: POWERPOINT-INTRODUCTION ...presentation skills using: graphics, diagrams, design themes, sounds, animations, slide transitions, and integration with other software. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. (Corequisite: 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-160-161
Insurance Health Principles
3
10-160-161 INSURANCE HEALTH PRINCIPLES ...this course presents common health insurance terminology. Students are introduced to various insurance programs including: private health insurance, Workers’ Compensation, disability insurance, hospital insurance, government plans including: Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare. (Corequisite: 10-530-172, Healthcare Delivery Systems) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-530-155
Diagnostic/Procedure Coding
3
10-530-155 DIAGNOSTIC/PROCEDURE CODING...the International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology with emphasis on coding skills, use of this classification system in health care settings, its application for statistical and reimbursement purposes. (Prerequisites: 10-501-101, Medical Terminology; 10-806-189, Basic Anatomy) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-530-178
Healthcare Law & Ethics
2
10-530-178 HEALTHCARE LAW & ETHICS ...examines regulations for the content, use, confidentiality, disclosure, and retention of health information. An overview of the legal system and ethical issues are addressed. (Prerequisite: 10-530-176, Health Data Management; accepted in the Health Information Technology program, Health Care Business Services program or Medical Coding Specialist Technical Diploma) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-141
Micro: Access-Intro
1
10-103-141 MICRO: ACCESS-INTRODUCTION ...creating/modifying database tables, compacting a database, managing records, defining table relationships, creating queries, calculations, and aggregate functions, sorting, and using form/report wizards. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-160-143
Medical Practice Proc
3
10-160-143 MEDICAL PRACTICE PROCEDURES ...professional duties, medical scheduling, admissions, medical office software, 10-key, third-party payer processes, managed care procedures, empathy, diversity, medical records, confidentiality, information systems, regulation, office medical administration. (Prerequisites: 10-103-111, Micro: Windows Intro; 10-103-121, Micro: Word-Intro; 10-530-176, Health Data Management; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; 10-160-161, Insurance Health Principles; Corequisite: 10-101-106, Accounting for Non-Accountants) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-160-151
Healthcare Relations
2
10-160-151 HEALTHCARE RELATIONS ...financing of healthcare, managed care participants and products, integrated systems, organizational structure, provider networks, purchasers, cost containment, quality of care, regulation, and accountability. (Prerequisite: 10-160-161, Insurance Health Principles) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-501-102
Intro to Dental Terminology
1
10-501-102 INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL TERMINOLOGY...this course introduces dental vocabulary and terms used in the dental office. Topics include word parts, root words and basic dental terminology. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-160-140
HCBS Internship
3
10-160-140 HEALTHCARE BUSINESS SERVICES INTERNSHIP ...career planning, resumes, interviews, search strategy, actual health care work experience, applied workplace improvements and ethical model. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Health Care Business Services Program; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; Corequisite: 10-160-166, Medical Billing Processes) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
OR
10-160-167
HCBS Capstone
3
10-160-167 HCBS CAPSTONE ... alternative to the internship. May include an in-depth study of a healthcare provider, business, career, or job shadowing. (Prerequisites: Accepted in the Health Care Business Services program; 10-530-155, Diagnostic/Procedure Coding; Corequisite: 10-160-166, Medical Billing Processes) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-160-165
HCBS Organizational Resources
2
10-160-165 HCBS ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES...a study of the principles of management to include planning, organizing, human resource management, directing, and controlling as related to the health information department. (Corequisite: 10-160-143, Medical Practice Procedures) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-160-166
Medical Billing Processes
3
10-160-166 MEDICAL BILLING PROCESSES...optimizing key billing and collection processes; breaking down the billing and collection process; granting credit in a medical facility; examine expected performance outcomes and advanced billing practices. (Prerequisites: 10-101-106, Accounting for Non-Accountants; 10-160-143, Medical Practice Procedures) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-196
Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-196 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
66
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-160-XXX, 10-530-XXX, 10-501-XXX, 10-806-XXX, and 10-104-XXX courses. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a "C" in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team and will be dependent on clinical availability.
. A candidate who does not meet the requirements for program entry should meet with an NWTC counselor to develop a learning plan to make up any deficiencies through testing or course work.
. It is recommended that students interested in pursuing a degree in Health Information Technology should take ICD Diagnosis Coding (10-530-197) and CPT Coding (10-530-184) in place of Diagnostic/Procedure Coding (10-530-155).
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements but must be passed with a "C" or better.

Course Descriptions

Broadcast Captioning Program Code 101701 - Associate Degree

A Lakeshore Technical College program offered at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. For information call Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

You've read the scrolling captions for the hearing-impaired on your TV screen. The person providing instantaneous text of programs is trained in realtime transcription techniques and technology.These skills can also be used to provide CART (Communication Access to Realtime Translation) for hearing-impaired students in educational as well as public settings. If you're an excellent listener, have strong language and communication skills, are committed to accuracy, and able to work on deadline, a career in broadcast captioning may be a perfect fit for your talents.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

• Broadcast Captioner

• CART Reporter

• Internet Reporter

• Offline Captioner

• Conference and Convention Reporter

Program Outcomes

• Develop proficiency in machine shorthand using realtime theory.
• Develop a personal dictionary, read, translate, and edit transcripts using CAT (computer-aided transcription) software.
• Demonstrate knowledge of proper captioning procedures and responsibilities for captioning and CART reporting.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the professional reporting organizations and methods of gaining certification as a Certified Broadcast Captioner.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Broadcast Captioning is a collaborative program between LTC and NWTC. Application for this program must be completed through LTC.

Curriculum
Broadcast Captioning is a collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students attend ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC. Upon completion, a student will have earned 70 credits.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-170-106
Realtime Reporting I
5
10-170-106 REALTIME REPORTING I ...prepares the learner to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 1 Lab is required. CONDITION: 101701 Broadcast Captioning or 101702 Court Reporting or 101061 Judicial Reporting program requirements met..
10-170-144
Realtime Reporting Orientation
1
10-170-144 REALTIME REPORTING ORIENTATION ...prepares the student to use computer-assisted, real-time transcription software, Windows, e-mail, a steno machine, and a laptop in writing machine shorthand in court reporting and to complete and submit required coursework. CONDITION: 10-170-1 Broadcast Captioning or 10-170-2 Court Reporting program requirements met.
10-170-160
Legal Terminology
1
10-170-160 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY ...provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms.
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
OR
10-801-195
Written Communication
3
10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ...the nature and scope of academic and business writing. Develops writing skills which include pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the UW-Oshkosh General Studies Transfer Certificate; Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT- Reading =15 or ACT English=18 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) This course is offered only on an infrequent basis. 3 cr.
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
13
SECOND SEMESTER
10-170-105
Realtime Reporting II
5
10-170-105 REALTIME REPORTING II ...prepares the learner to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffixes; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory at a minimum speed of 100 wpm. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 Lab is required.
10-170-159
Realtime Reporting Technology
2
10-170-159 REALTIME REPORTING TECHNOLOGY ...prepares the student to use CAT (Computer-Assisted Transcription) and real-time software; build personal dictionaries; and read, translate, and edit transcripts. Students are introduced to real-time translation procedures in court, depositions, captioning, and educational environments.
10-170-184
English for Realtime Reporters
1
10-170-184 ENGLISH FOR REALTIME REPORTERS ...enhances the student's ability to use proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary techniques in the transcription of the spoken word.
10-170-805
Realtime Reporting II Lab
1
10-170-805 REALTIME REPORTING II LAB ...expands the learner's ability to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffices; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 is required. (Corequisites: 10170105 Realtime Reporting 2 or 10106105 Realtime Reporting 2)
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-801-198
Speech
3
10-801-198 SPEECH...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 the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
12
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-170-104
Broadcast Captioning Research
1
10-170-104 BROADCAST CAPTIONING RESEARCH METHODS...prepares the learner to prepare (research) prior to broadcast, conduct research in preparation for broadcasting international news, national news, local news, weather reports, sporting events, writing geographical terms, utilize culturally diverse terminology, and create job dictionaries. Course Typically Offered: At NWTC via distance learning
10-170-108
Realtime Reporting Speed Dev
2
10-170-108 REALTIME REPORTING SPEED DEVELOPMENT ...further develops skills acquired in Realtime Reporting 2 on literary, jury charge, and testimony material beginning at 100 wpm. Scheduled during the summer term, students must pass two, 3-minute timings at a minimum speed of 110 words per minute. (Prerequisite: 10-170-105, Realtime Reporting 2 or 10-106-105, Realtime Reporting 2)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-809-122
Intro to Amer Government
3
10-809-122 INTRO TO AMER GOVERNMENT...introduces American political processes and institutions: focusing on rights/responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Examines separation of powers and checks/balances & the roles of different groups. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-196
Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-196 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
9
THIRD SEMESTER
10-170-109
Literary I-Advanced
2
10-170-109 LITERARY I-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write literary material at 150 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10-170-113, Literary 1-Beginner or 10-106-113, Literacy 1-Beginnger or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-128
Jury Charge I-Advanced
2
10-170-128 JURY CHARGE 1-ADVANCED ...prepares the student to write jury charge material at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Jury Charge I Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10-170-121, Jury Charge 1-Beginner or 10-106-121, Jury Charge 1-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-156
Testimony I -Advanced
3
10-170-156 TESTIMONY I-ADVANCED ...prepares the student to write 2-voice testimony at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony I Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170153 Testimony 1-Beginner or 10106153 Testimony 1-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-171
Medical Reporting/Terminology
2
10-170-171 MEDICAL REPORTING & TERMINOLOGY ...prepares the student to write medical terminology in machine shorthand using appropriate medical terminology from material dictated at a minimum speed of 150 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. The student will research medical information, prepare salable transcripts, and submit timings. (Prerequisite: 10170156 Testimony 1-Adv or 10106156 Testimony 1-Adv)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-804-107
College Mathematics
3
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. . (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
OR
10-806-112
Principles of Sustainability
3
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
OR
10-809-144
Macroeconomics
3
10-809-144 MACROECONOMICS ...introduces the learner to basic social choices regarding economic systems, basic economic aggregates, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy, and international trade. Balance is drawn between theory, analysis and a critique of the institutions that characterize modern mixed-capitalist economies. Conflicting social goals, economic constraints, and environmental concerns provide the framework through which the macroeconomy is analyzed. 3 cr.
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-170-101
Captioning/CART
4
10-170-101 CAPTIONING/CART ...prepares the student to utilize realtime terminology and technology, follow guidelines in the CART providers manual, follow ADA regulations, describe CART provider and captioning requirements, write new punctuation and symbols, write a 30-minute news broadcast nonstop, finger-spell words, manage dictionaries, control caption spacing and placement, speaker ID’s, write environmental sounds and descriptors, and write technical terms in various subjects. (Prerequisites:10-170-156, Testimony 1 - Advanced; 10-170-109, Literary 1 – Advanced)
10-170-111
Literary II-Advanced
2
10-170-111 LITERARY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write literary material at 180 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10-170-114, Literary 2-Beginner or 10-106-114, Literary 2-Beginner)
10-170-129
Jury Charge II-Advanced
2
10-170-129 JURY CHARGE II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write jury charge material at 200 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10170122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or 10106122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 180 WPM met.)
10-170-141
Court Reporting Procedures
2
10-170-141 COURT REPORTING PROCEDURES ...introduces the student to reporting procedures for which reporters are responsible in the courtroom, deposition, and real-time reporting environments, including preparing salable transcripts, researching legal citations, and developing professional development plans.
10-170-145
Court Reporting Internship
1
10-170-145 COURT REPORTING INTERNSHIP ...prepares the student to write machine shorthand verbatim for a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time in the courtroom, classroom, and deposition environment under the supervision of a working reporter; prepare a 40-page transcript, and summarize the internship experience in a narrative report. (Prerequisites: 10-106-108 or 10-170-108, Realtime Rptg Speed Dev; 10-106-128 or 10-170-128, Jury Chrg 1-Adv; 10-106-109 or 10170109 Lit 1-Adv, 10106156 or 10170156 Test 1-Adv; Corequisites: 10106129 or 10-170-129, Jury Chrg 2-Adv; 10-106-111 or 10-170-11, Lit 2-Adv; 10-106-157 or 10-170-157, Test 2-Adv)
10-170-146
Four Voice
1
10-170-146 FOUR VOICE...prepares the student to write four-voice testimony from material dictated at a minimum speed of 160 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. (Prerequisite: 10-170-154, Testimony 2 - Beginner) Course Typically Offered: At NWTC via distance learning
10-170-157
Testimony II-Advanced
3
10-170-157 TESTIMONY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write 2-voice testimony material at 225 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony II Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170154 Testimony 2-Beginner or 10106154 Testimony 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 190 WPM met)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-170-143
Internship: Broadcast Cap/CART
1
10-170-143 INTERNSHIP IN BROADCAST CAPTIONING/CART ...prepares the learner to caption live broadcast, use television broadcast terminology, describe television broadcast operations, and provide CART services to a hearing-impaired person. Students must be writing at 180 words per minute literary prior to enrolling in this course. (Prerequisites: 10-106-108 or 10-170-108, Realtime Rptg Speed Dev; 10-106-128 or 10-170-128, Jury Chrg 1-Adv; 10-106-109 or 10-170-109, Lit 1-Adv; 10-106-156 or 10-170-156, Test 1-Adv; Corequistes: 10-106-129 or 10-170-129, Jury Chrg 2-Adv; 10-106-111 or 10-170-111, Lit 2-Adv; 10-106-157 or 10-170-157, Test 2-Adv)
SEMESTER TOTAL
1
TOTAL CREDITS
65
Curriculum Note
. These beginning courses are required prior to advanced courses:
10-170-121,
Jury Charge
I-Beginner
10-170-122,
Jury Charge
II-Beginner
10-170-113,
Literary
I-Beginner
10-170-114,
Literary
II-Beginner
10-170-153,
Testimony
I-Beginner
10-170-154,
Testimony
II-Beginner
. The following courses are available at Lakeshore Technical College only:
10-801-195,
Written
Communication
10-809-144,
Macroeconomics
10-806-112,
Principles of
Sustainability
. The following optional courses are recommended for skills enhancement:
10-170-140,
Realtime Reporting Speed
Maintenance
10-170-161,
Realtime Reporting Technology Adv
(Fall)
Skillbuilding 1, 2, or 3 (Summer prior to Third Semester)

Course Descriptions

Court Reporting Program Code 101702 - Associate Degree

A Lakeshore Technical College program offered at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. For information call Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

Program Description

You've seen high profile trials with a person keying the testimony into a stenograph machine or read the scrolling captions for the hearing-impaired on your TV screen. The person recording the spoken words at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words a minute is a court reporter. If you're an excellent listener, have strong language and communications skills, and are committed to accuracy and confidentiality, a career in court reporting may be a perfect fit for you.

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have potential for employment in the following areas:

• Legislative Reporter

• Official Court Reporter in the Court System

• Freelance Reporter

• Scopist

Program Outcomes

• Develop proficiency in machine shorthand using realtime theory.
• Develop a personal dictionary, read, translate, and edit transcripts using CAT (computer-aided transcription) software.
• Produce salable transcripts on a realtime translation system.
• Demonstrate knowledge of proper reporting procedures and responsibilities for freelance and official reporting.
• Demonstrate knowledge of legal and medical concepts and terminology.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the professional reporting organizations and methods of gaining certification as a Registered Professional Reporter.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Court Reporting is a collaborative program between LTC and NWTC. Application for this program must be completed through LTC.

Curriculum
Court Reporting is a collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students attend ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 65 credits.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-170-144
Realtime Reporting Orientation
1
10-170-144 REALTIME REPORTING ORIENTATION ...prepares the student to use computer-assisted, real-time transcription software, Windows, e-mail, a steno machine, and a laptop in writing machine shorthand in court reporting and to complete and submit required coursework. CONDITION: 10-170-1 Broadcast Captioning or 10-170-2 Court Reporting program requirements met.
10-170-160
Legal Terminology
1
10-170-160 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY ...provides the student with the ability to spell, pronounce, and define legal terms.
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
OR
10-801-195
Written Communication
3
10-801-195 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ...the nature and scope of academic and business writing. Develops writing skills which include pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the UW-Oshkosh General Studies Transfer Certificate; Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT- Reading =15 or ACT English=18 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) This course is offered only on an infrequent basis. 3 cr.
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
8
SECOND SEMESTER
10-170-105
Realtime Reporting II
5
10-170-105 REALTIME REPORTING II ...prepares the learner to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffixes; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory at a minimum speed of 100 wpm. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 Lab is required.
10-170-106
Realtime Reporting I
5
10-170-106 REALTIME REPORTING I ...prepares the learner to use machine shorthand to write consonants, vowels, numbers, multi-syllabic words, multi-consonant words, punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, words in their singular and plural forms, and prefixes and suffixes. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 1 Lab is required. CONDITION: 101701 Broadcast Captioning or 101702 Court Reporting or 101061 Judicial Reporting program requirements met..
10-170-159
Realtime Reporting Technology
2
10-170-159 REALTIME REPORTING TECHNOLOGY ...prepares the student to use CAT (Computer-Assisted Transcription) and real-time software; build personal dictionaries; and read, translate, and edit transcripts. Students are introduced to real-time translation procedures in court, depositions, captioning, and educational environments.
10-170-184
English for Realtime Reporters
1
10-170-184 ENGLISH FOR REALTIME REPORTERS ...enhances the student's ability to use proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary techniques in the transcription of the spoken word.
10-170-805
Realtime Reporting II Lab
1
10-170-805 REALTIME REPORTING II LAB ...expands the learner's ability to write multi-syllabic words; punctuation and special symbols, short forms and phrases, prefixes and suffices; numbers, frequently used words and phrases, contractions using the Z-rule, the "Flagged Alphabet;" apply realtime conflict elimination principles; apply realtime theory and write dictation using a realtime theory. Concurrent registration in Realtime Reporting 2 is required. (Corequisites: 10170105 Realtime Reporting 2 or 10106105 Realtime Reporting 2)
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-801-198
Speech
3
10-801-198 SPEECH...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 the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-170-104
Broadcast Captioning Research
1
10-170-104 BROADCAST CAPTIONING RESEARCH METHODS...prepares the learner to prepare (research) prior to broadcast, conduct research in preparation for broadcasting international news, national news, local news, weather reports, sporting events, writing geographical terms, utilize culturally diverse terminology, and create job dictionaries. Course Typically Offered: At NWTC via distance learning
10-170-108
Realtime Reporting Speed Dev
2
10-170-108 REALTIME REPORTING SPEED DEVELOPMENT ...further develops skills acquired in Realtime Reporting 2 on literary, jury charge, and testimony material beginning at 100 wpm. Scheduled during the summer term, students must pass two, 3-minute timings at a minimum speed of 110 words per minute. (Prerequisite: 10-170-105, Realtime Reporting 2 or 10-106-105, Realtime Reporting 2)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-809-122
Intro to Amer Government
3
10-809-122 INTRO TO AMER GOVERNMENT...introduces American political processes and institutions: focusing on rights/responsibilities of citizens and the process of participatory democracy. Examines separation of powers and checks/balances & the roles of different groups. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-196
Intro to Sociology
3
10-809-196 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
9
THIRD SEMESTER
10-170-156
Testimony I -Advanced
3
10-170-156 TESTIMONY I-ADVANCED ...prepares the student to write 2-voice testimony at 160 words per minute for 3 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony I Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170153 Testimony 1-Beginner or 10106153 Testimony 1-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 130 WPM met)
10-170-171
Medical Reporting/Terminology
2
10-170-171 MEDICAL REPORTING & TERMINOLOGY ...prepares the student to write medical terminology in machine shorthand using appropriate medical terminology from material dictated at a minimum speed of 150 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. The student will research medical information, prepare salable transcripts, and submit timings. (Prerequisite: 10170156 Testimony 1-Adv or 10106156 Testimony 1-Adv)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
OR
10-804-106
Intro to College Math
3
10-804-106 INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE MATH …an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. 3 cr.
OR
10-806-112
Principles of Sustainability
3
10-806-112 PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY...prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
OR
10-809-144
Macroeconomics
3
10-809-144 MACROECONOMICS ...introduces the learner to basic social choices regarding economic systems, basic economic aggregates, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy, and international trade. Balance is drawn between theory, analysis and a critique of the institutions that characterize modern mixed-capitalist economies. Conflicting social goals, economic constraints, and environmental concerns provide the framework through which the macroeconomy is analyzed. 3 cr.
SEMESTER TOTAL
11
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-170-101
Captioning/CART
4
10-170-101 CAPTIONING/CART ...prepares the student to utilize realtime terminology and technology, follow guidelines in the CART providers manual, follow ADA regulations, describe CART provider and captioning requirements, write new punctuation and symbols, write a 30-minute news broadcast nonstop, finger-spell words, manage dictionaries, control caption spacing and placement, speaker ID’s, write environmental sounds and descriptors, and write technical terms in various subjects. (Prerequisites:10-170-156, Testimony 1 - Advanced; 10-170-109, Literary 1 – Advanced)
10-170-111
Literary II-Advanced
2
10-170-111 LITERARY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write literary material at 180 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy, write and read back current events dictation, and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10-170-114, Literary 2-Beginner or 10-106-114, Literary 2-Beginner)
10-170-129
Jury Charge II-Advanced
2
10-170-129 JURY CHARGE II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write jury charge material at 200 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. (Prerequisite: 10170122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or 10106122 Jury Charge 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 180 WPM met.)
10-170-141
Court Reporting Procedures
2
10-170-141 COURT REPORTING PROCEDURES ...introduces the student to reporting procedures for which reporters are responsible in the courtroom, deposition, and real-time reporting environments, including preparing salable transcripts, researching legal citations, and developing professional development plans.
10-170-145
Court Reporting Internship
1
10-170-145 COURT REPORTING INTERNSHIP ...prepares the student to write machine shorthand verbatim for a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time in the courtroom, classroom, and deposition environment under the supervision of a working reporter; prepare a 40-page transcript, and summarize the internship experience in a narrative report. (Prerequisites: 10-106-108 or 10-170-108, Realtime Rptg Speed Dev; 10-106-128 or 10-170-128, Jury Chrg 1-Adv; 10-106-109 or 10170109 Lit 1-Adv, 10106156 or 10170156 Test 1-Adv; Corequisites: 10106129 or 10-170-129, Jury Chrg 2-Adv; 10-106-111 or 10-170-11, Lit 2-Adv; 10-106-157 or 10-170-157, Test 2-Adv)
10-170-146
Four Voice
1
10-170-146 FOUR VOICE...prepares the student to write four-voice testimony from material dictated at a minimum speed of 160 wpm for 5 minutes with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. (Prerequisite: 10-170-154, Testimony 2 - Beginner) Course Typically Offered: At NWTC via distance learning
10-170-157
Testimony II-Advanced
3
10-170-157 TESTIMONY II-ADVANCED ...prepares the learner to write 2-voice testimony material at 225 words per minute for 5 minutes and transcribe at least 3 timings with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy and prepare salable transcripts. Concurrent registration in Testimony II Lab-Advanced is required. (Prerequisite: 10170154 Testimony 2-Beginner or 10106154 Testimony 2-Beginner or CONDITION: Minimum of 190 WPM met)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
60
Curriculum Note
. The following beginning courses are required prior to advanced courses:
10-170-121,
Jury Charge
I-Beginner
10-170-122,
Jury Charge
II-Beginner
10-170-113,
Literary
I-Beginner
10-170-114,
Literary
II-Beginner
10-170-153,
Testimony
I-Beginner
10-170-154,
Testimony
II-Beginner
. The following courses are offered only at Lakeshore Technical College:
10-809-144,
Macroeconomics
10-801-195,
Written
Communication
10-806-112,
Principles of
Sustanability
10-804-106,
Intro to College
Math
. The following optional courses are recommended for skills enhancement:
10-170-140,
Realtime Reporting Speed
Maintenance
10-170-161,
Realtime Reporting Technology Adv
(Fall)
Skillbuilding 1, 2, or 3 (recommended in Summer Semester)

Course Descriptions

Supply Chain Management Program Code 101821 - Associate Degree

Offered at the Green Bay campus and most first year program courses available at Sturgeon Bay campus. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

As a graduate of the Supply Chain Management associate degree, you are prepared for careers in all logistical activities involved in the flow of goods – from point of origin to the point of consumption. Core competencies of this program include planning and organizing, decision making, continuous improvement and problem solving, creating and controlling processes, and leadership. Typical careers in this field include manager, claims analyst, customer service representative, dispatcher, inventory analyst, inventory control specialist, logistics technician, materials planner, master production scheduler, purchasing assistant, shipping and receiving specialist, transportation planner/coordinator, warehouse specialist and international logistics technician.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Buyer/Planner: coordinates activities between purchasing and manufacturing scheduling.

Claims Analyst: performs duties in the risk management process including over, short, and damage incidents and claims.

Customer Service Representative: communicates with customers in order to match customer needs with vehicle and driver availability, deals with customer inquiries, expedites freight, and tracks orders.

Dispatcher: assigns freight to routes, assigns vehicles and routes to drivers, and handles
exceptions.

Inventory Analyst: compiles and manages information of amount, kind, and value of merchandise, material, or stock on hand to obtain optimum inventory balance, price, and costs.

Inventory Control Specialist: coordinates inventory issues with purchasing, production, and marketing; tracks current and forecasted levels of inbound and finished goods inventory.

Logistics Technician: communicates effectively with carriers and customers in 3PL environment, manages trailer needs, provides carrier assignments, monitors and traces customer shipments, and participates in carrier evaluation process.

Materials Planner: coordinates and expedites flow of manufacturing materials, parts, and assemblies with or between departments or plants in accordance with production and shipping schedules.

Master Production Scheduler: creates master production schedule and work orders; establishes priorities for current and forecasted customer demand; establishes availability or capacity of workers, parts, machinery, and equipment.

Purchasing Assistant: performs basic activities related to supplier evaluation and selection, product specifications, order quantities, and delivery requirements.

Shipping and Receiving Specialist: coordinates the flow of raw materials and finished goods to meet production and customer requirements and works with transportation carriers to assure timely and accurate pickup and delivery.

Transportation Planner/Coordinator: interfaces with customers and carriers in resolving pricing and delivery issues in 3PL environment, optimizes order consolidation and carrier selection considering cost, lead time, carrier capacity, and warehouse space constraints.

Warehouse Specialist: manages the flow of inventory into and out of a storage facility or distribution center, and works with owners of the inventory to meet inventory level and customer service needs.

Program Outcomes

• Compare transportation modes and make decisions that will reflect savings for a company.
• Plan a product using enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation processes.
• Provide cost-effective requests for transportation and third party logistics services.
• Develop a global supply chain management perspective.
• Apply legal and ethical standards for procurement.
• Examine customer service, quality, and cost performance metrics.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the application of supply chain management concepts, roles and responsibilities.
• Review and interpret importing and exporting documents and commercial transportation documents for a global shipment.
• Apply demand management, inventory management and warehousing techniques.
• Incorporate continuous improvement methods to implement Lean manufacturing best practices.
• Incorporate technology to manage and create effective supply chains.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• Ability to use computer keyboard.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55; Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Supply Chain Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-141
Micro: Access-Intro
1
10-103-141 MICRO: ACCESS-INTRODUCTION ...creating/modifying database tables, compacting a database, managing records, defining table relationships, creating queries, calculations, and aggregate functions, sorting, and using form/report wizards. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-157
Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt
3
10-182-157 LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...logistics supply chain, demand management and customer service, procurement and supply management, global logistics, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation and third-party logistics, incorporating SCM technology. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-182-111
Lean Operations
1
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...develop knowledge skills, process of lean operations management/JIT, quality management, quality control, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control chart interpretation, material handling and production logistics. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-112
Lean Manufacturing
1
10-182-112 LEAN MANUFACTURING ...develop knowledge skills process of lean manufacturing/JIT environment, systems approach, productivity attainment, line balancing, kaizen, Kanban, 5S system, value stream mapping, human resource development and lean operations management. (Corequisite: 10-182-111, Lean Operations) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-113
Lean Logistics
1
10-182-113 LEAN LOGISTICS ...identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Apply Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors with real-world examples and case studies to demonstrate how to effectively implement long-term improvements and savings in a logistics environment. (Corequisite: 10-182-112, Lean Manufacturing) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-127
Purchasing
3
10-182-127 PURCHASING ...role of purchasing in business, industry, and the community; legal and ethical aspects of purchasing including systems, staffing, price/cost analysis, contract administration, and criteria for selecting vendors. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-160
Global Supply Chain Mgmt
3
10-182-160 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...methods of foreign market entry, international contracts, INCOTERMS 2000, terms of payment, international commercial documents, international insurance, export packaging, customs clearance, and global supply chain logistics infrastructure. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
THIRD SEMESTER
10-104-148
Global Marketing
3
10-104-148 GLOBAL MARKETING ...tools necessary for the student to understand the risks, rewards, and the technical aspects of doing business in a global environment. (Prerequisite: 10-102-160, Global Business Management) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-120
Enterprise Resource Plan/Cont
3
10-182-120 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLAN/CONTROL ...enterprise resource planning (ERP), benefits of ERP implementation in an organization, business process alignment, value chain process, technology and international considerations, successful change management, process analysis and ERP project management. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-131
Negotiations
3
10-182-131 NEGOTIATIONS ...techniques and skills used in bargaining to maximize a company's profits and competitiveness for both domestic and global concessions. Appropriate for learners in any Business and Information Technology program as well as for non-program students. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-104-125
Event Marketing
3
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting). Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-162
Import/Export Compliance
3
10-182-162 IMPORT/EXPORT COMPLIANCE ...develop import/export-related documentation, examine import/export controls and licenses, and explore import/export related security. Examine compliance requirements related to importing/exporting goods in support of global operations and in response to case studies. (Prerequisite: 10-182-160, Global Supply Chain Management) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-181
Supply Chain Professional
1
10-182-181 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL ...provides a solid foundation of knowledge in all functions of supply chain management: demand planning, procurement, supply chain management, manufacturing, service operations, transportation, inventory, warehousing and order fulfillment. This course prepares students to take industry certification exams. (Corequisite: 10-182-162, Import/Export Compliance) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-191
Supply Chain Simulation
2
10-182-191 SUPPLY CHAIN SIMULATION ...interact with supply chains using case studies to optimize a supply chain management solution. Discover fundamental principles and practices of good supply chain management. Gain insight and understanding in the process of creating supply chains using SCM technology. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-199
Supply Chain Career Experience
2
10-182-199 SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-182-131, Negotiations) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
TOTAL CREDITS
68
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Leadership Development Program Code 101961 - Associate Degree

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Leaders are challenged with many priorities and a wide array of responsibilities including effectively managing a diverse workforce, helping organizations adapt to change, encouraging innovation, displaying a variety of effective leadership skills, demonstrating critical thinking skills, and using communication skills appropriate to a team environment. As a graduate of the Leadership Development associate degree, you are prepared for leadership roles in any organization.

Employment Potential

This program is designed to attract persons who are already engaged in, or are preparing for, leadership roles in an organization. A student who is already in a leadership or other management level position will be able to expand his/her level of effective leadership skills.

A student not currently in a first level management role will develop leadership skills and increase the chance of promotion.

Traditionally, a supervisor plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of non-management employees in various occupational settings; trains and evaluates employees under her or his authority; implements policy decisions and work systems established by upper management; and facilitates communication and work flow.

In addition to traditional supervisory skills and practices, today’s leaders must understand system(s), variation, and continuous improvement processes; be facilitators rather than bosses; effectively manage work place diversity; help organizations adapt to change and encourage innovation; display leadership skills; use critical thinking skills; and use communication skills appropriate to a team environment.

Note

• The 13 technical studies courses, beginning with course number 10-196-1XX, are delivered in a variety of formats.
• Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.
• Various Leadership Development Certificates are available. Refer to the program website for information.
• Program Website: http://leadership-dev.nwtcbit.com/leadership_dev/

Program Outcomes

• Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
• Practice ethical leadership.
• Perform in team environments.
• Facilitate effective meetings.
• Value diversity.
• Demonstrate workplace communication skills.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Utilize performance management techniques.
• Apply project management skills.
• Demonstrate professionalism in management of time, stress and assertiveness.
• Advocate for organizational change.
• Apply continuous improvement processes.
• Affect workplace safety positively.
• Apply current legal workplace standards.
• Demonstrate innovative and creative thinking.

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program Benchmarks are Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• It is recommended that a student have a minimum of two years' work experience and basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Leadership Development program.

How can I fit this program into my lifestyle?

FAST TRACK: Complete your degree in 18 months. 

For more information see Schedule Options

Program Availability
FAST TRACKSummer 2016Fall 2016Spring 2017
Green Bay
Accepting
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EXCELER8: Less class time, more family and free time.  Instead of taking 5 or 6 classes for 15 weeks, take 1 or 2 courses that are 8 weeks or less.

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Leadership Development associate degree in the number of semesters shown. For alternate study plans, refer to the information in the Related Links area at the right of this page.
GROUP 1
10-196-164
Supervisors-Personal Skills
3
10-196-164 SUPERVISORS-PERSONAL SKILLS ...time management and personal planning, emotional intelligence, effective communication, assertiveness and stress management related to the challenges of a supervisor. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-189
Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-198
Speech
3
10-801-198 SPEECH...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 the listening process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
GROUP 2
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-134
Legal Issues-Supervisors
3
10-196-134 LEGAL ISSUES-SUPERVISORS ...legal practices of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, selection, evaluation/promotion, employee discipline, firing, EEOC and nondiscrimination, employee privacy, workplace harassment, FMLA, ADA and unions. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-193
Human Resource Mgmt
3
10-196-193 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ...impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance, counseling and development, and compensation and benefit strategies. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
GROUP 3
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-169
Diversity in the Workplace
3
10-196-169 DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE ...analyze the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, and organization culture on diversity, dealing with barriers, measuring progress, and celebrating success. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-188
Project Mgmt Fundamentals
3
10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-190
Leadership Development
3
10-196-190 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ...leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, vision, mission and goals, ethical behavior, leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power and influence, employee development, coaching, managing change, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-199
Business Ethics
3
10-196-199 BUSINESS ETHICS ...ethical points-of-view, morality/ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, justice and the market system, whistle-blowing, trade secrets/conflict of interest, privacy, advertising, product safety, corporate social responsibility, international business. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
OR
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
GROUP 4
10-101-184
Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-101
Leadership Dev Career Exp
2
10-196-101 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-136
Safety-Workplace
3
10-196-136 SAFETY-WORKPLACE ...safety awareness, federal/state/local compliance, inspections, risk analysis, workplace violence, substance abuse, health hazards, first aid, CPR, fire and electrical safety, and emergency preparedness. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-145
Workplace Innovation
3
10-196-145 WORKPLACE INNOVATION ...use of inventive thinking techniques and innovative methods to improve work processes in multiple workplace environments; research and analyze the use of technology in businesses to promote innovation in the workplace; develop an innovative, entrepreneurial, and intrepreneurial mindset. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-192
Managing-Quality
3
10-196-192 MANAGING-QUALITY ...developing a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, managing a quality improvement project, measuring effectiveness, lean thinking, Six Sigma, and systems thinking. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
TOTAL CREDITS
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Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions

Manufacturing Operations Management Program Code 101965 - Associate Degree

Offered throughout the district. For information, call the Green Bay campus: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Program Description

Manufacturing Operations Management is a unique associate degree program designed by local industry to meet the needs of the workplace through a combination of supply chain, automation, quality, lean leadership, and supervisory skills. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide leadership in manufacturing industries.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Team Lead

Performance Leader

Reliability Coach

Note

• The 11 technical studies courses, beginning with course number 10-196-xxx, are delivered in a variety of formats.
• Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.

Program Outcomes

• Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
• Perform in team environments.
• Value diversity.
• Demonstrate workplace communication skills.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Utilize performance management techniques.
• Apply project management skills.
• Apply continuous improvement processes.
• Affect workplace safety positively.
• Monitor customer service, quality, and cost performance.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the application of supply chain management concepts.
• Understand the overall operation and control of machines.
• Apply electrical skills to troubleshoot control and operator panels.
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