ACED Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


ACED 1100. Introduction to Business. 3-0-3 Units.

An overview of business principles and practices. Emphasis on developing an awareness of banking, marketing, finance, insurance, and organizational design. Will include ethical and human relations issues. Open to all majors.

ACED 2000. Beginning Keyboarding. 3-0-3 Units.

Development of basic touch keyboarding skills. This course provides an introduction to formatting letters, research papers, and miscellaneous documents. Emphasis in placed on developing straight-copy speed and accuracy. Exemption test available.

ACED 2300. Intermediate Keyboarding. 3-0-3 Units.

Continued emphasis on speed and accuracy building. Detailed coverage of business letters, memos, multiple-page reports, and miscellaneous documents. Exemption test available.
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ACED 2000 or exemption.

ACED 2400. Computer Tech Wrkplce. 3-0-3 Units.

Computer applications for development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. Topics include word processing, databases, spreadsheets, communications, presentation, hardware, networks, and social and ethical concepts. Exemption test available.

ACED 3100. Computer Systems (eM). 3-0-3 Units.

A general overview of computer hardware and networks. Emphasis is placed on developing basic technological expertise and leadership in administering computer technology in the workplace.

ACED 3101. Computerized Office Acct (eM). 3-0-3 Units.

Hands-on application of bookkeeping and computer concepts through the installation, set-up, and use of a typical integrated computerized accounting software system, including setup and maintenance of software, management of a chart of accounts and ledgers, analysis of transactions, generation of financial reports, file and data management, and system security.
Prerequisites: ACED 2400 or CS 1000 or instructor consent; and ACED 2101 or ACCT 2101.

ACED 3400. Applied Computer Tech. 3-0-3 Units.

Development of intermediate and advanced skills in the use of spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Emphasis is placed on creation of computer projects appropriate to the student's major.
Prerequisites: ACED 2400 or CS 1000, or instructor consent.

ACED 4050. Office Management. 3-0-3 Units.

Fundamentals of organizational behavior, management, and training, examined through the applied context of business education, office administration, technology and training. Topics include function of management, education, legislation, personnel, supervision and training.
Prerequisites: Overall GPA of 2.3.

ACED 4070. Office Applications. 3-0-3 Units.

Focus on three major aspects of office administration--business calculations, machine transcription and records management. Emphasis in the course is on solving business mathematics problems using the electronic calculator, keying a variety of business documents from machine transcription, and completing a records management simulation.
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in ACED 2050, ACED 2300, and ACED 3400; overall GPA of 2.3 or higher; restricted to OAT, OATX, and OATO majors.

ACED 4820. Project Mgt for Tech Prof (eM). 3-0-3 Units.

Provides an introduction to the process of project management. Focus is on building the students' understanding of the tools and strategies available to facilitate the management of multiple ongoing projects within a technical environment. Topics include: planning systems, mission and vision statements, performance objectives, time and course estimation, diagraming techniques, and performance monitoring through control systems.