ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers, computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation applications (PowerPoint). Students will also be introduced to use of basic file management and the Internet.
ADMS 1020 This course covers the areas that develop skills in understanding and performing typical office tasks. Topics include communication, the changing workplace, handling mail, file management, understanding cultural diversity, customer service, and workplace etiquette.
ADMS 1021 This course covers basic formatting for business documents, including letters, memos, reports, and tables. Skill development for speed and accuracy will also be included. Prerequisites: A typing speed of 30 words per minute with five or fewer errors
ADMS 1022 This course covers the basic planning of business events such as meetings, conferences, and luncheons. Topics include all aspects of planning these events from scheduling, invitations, agendas, room management, set up, handouts, and catering needs. Students will also work to develop appropriate skills to take effective meeting minutes, create agendas, and continuous improvement in event management through development of surveys to gain feedback from participants.
ADMS 1290 This course covers the process of communication, including writing techniques and strategies. Students learn by completing a range of writing exercises and critical thinking cases. Specific applications focus on letter and memorandum writing and formal and informal reports. Communication skills are emphasized along with e-mail usage.
ADMS 1040 This course is designed to integrate and reinforce the skills and knowledge learned in previous courses in the program. Project emphasis will develop the students' awareness of work flow, chain of command, and creation/integration of office documents. The use of electronic tools and the integration of documents created in various Microsoft Office Suite programs is the primary focus of this course.
Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS - 1285: Oral Business Communications and Job Seeking Skills
ADMS 1285 This course covers the development of oral communication skills in the following areas: one-to-one communication, oral presentations to groups, use of MS PowerPoint in presentations and student evaluation of speeches. Students will also learn successful employment interview strategies as well as how to find various job leads, write a successful resume and cover letter.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
ADMS 1445 This course provides students with the opportunity to participate in real life observation of work settings. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and role transition from student to graduate. Students are assigned to observe/meet with industry contacts, research and utilize real life application of their coursework and prepare and present findings based on project assigned to them.