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POFT 1227 Introduction to Keyboarding 2 Hours (2-0) Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy. Students will demonstrate basic keyboarding techniques, with acceptable accuracy and speed of at least 30 words per minute.

POFT 1301 Business English 3 Hours (3-0) Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. The student will apply the basic rules of grammar, spelling, capitalization, number usage, and punctuation; utilize terminology applicable to technical and business writing; develop proofreading and editing skills, and write effective sentences and paragraphs for business applications. Does not count toward major in “Psychology.”

POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedure I 3 Hours (3-0) Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsi- bilities applicable to an office environment. Students will develop time management techniques; demonstrate com- munication skills; and identify the basic skills of an office professional.

POFT 1325 Business Mathematics and Machine Applications 3 Hours (3-1)

Business math problem-solving skills using office tech- nology. Students will solve business application problems using office technology.

POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communications 3 Hours (3-0) Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. Students will com- pose, produce, an dpresent effective business documents appropriate to meet industry standardsl apply critical evaluation techniques to business documents and demon- strate the importance of coherent, ethical communication principles in business and industry. Prerequisite: POFT 1301 or instructor permission.

POFT 2333 Advanced Document Formatting and Skill Building 3 Hours (2-4) A continuation of kepboarding skills in advanced docu- ment formatting emphasizing speed, accuracy, and deci- sionmaking. Students will demonstrate proficient key- boarding techniques; apply mailability standards to busi- ness documents using word processing software; and implement decision-making skills. Prerequisites: POFT 1227 and POFT 2401.

POFT 2380 Cooperative Education-Administrative/ Secretarial, General Science 3 Hours (1-0-20) Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agree- ment between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning out- comes vary. As outlined in the learning plan, the student will master the theory, concepts, and skills involving the tools, materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, eco-

Midland College 2011-2012 Catalog & Handbook

nomic, environmental, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry; dem- onstrate ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable technical language of the occupation and the business or industry. Prerequisite: Two Business Applications cours- es or instructor permission.

POFT 2401 Document Formatting and Skill Building 4 Hours (3-3) A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing accept- able speed, and accuracy levels and formatting docu- ments. Students will demonstrate proficient keybaording techniques; and apply mailability standards to business documents using word processing software. Prerequisites: POFT 1227 and ITSW 1401 or instructor permission.

POFT 2431 Administrative Systems 4 Hours (3-3) Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications. Students will select materials, procedures, and equipment; and manage business projects using technology, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: ITSW 1401, ITSW 1404, ITSW 1407 and ITSW 1410.

PSYC 1200 Student Success Seminar 2 Hours (2-1) Addresses the knowledge necessary for college success; develops the skills necessary to study and learn; and develops competence in finding information and resourc- es. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual bases for this introduction to college-level student academic strategies. Students develop educational plans and use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them iden- tify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learn- ers. (Cross-listed as EDUC 1200)

PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3 Hours (3-0) “Introduction to Psychology” deals with the scientific study of the behavior of individuals and their mental processes. The focus is on the perceptions, thoughts, emo- tions, and social interactions of people in their everyday lives. Psychological theories of mental health, mental disorders, and therapy will be addressed.

PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology 3 Hours (3-0) This course is the application of psychological principles and methods to the development of the cognitive and social skills of students in the collegiatesetting. Doesnotcounttowardm jorinPsychology.

PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality 3 Hours (3-0) “Human Sexuality” provides a comprehensive introduc- tion to the biological, psychological, behavioral, and cul- tural aspects of sexuality. Contemporary research address- ing such issues as communication, love, relationships, sexual problems, therapies, pregnancy, and childbirth is discussed. Also SOCI 2306.

Students may receive credit for only two of PSYC 2308, PSYC 2311 and PSYC 2314.

PSYC 2308 Child Psychology 3 Hours (3-0) This course covers the first part of the human developmen- tal process. It focuses on psychologyical, cognitive, social, and environmental factors that shape human behavior from prenatal development through adolescence. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 or permission of instructor.

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