ADMS 1005 This course covers basic formatting for business documents, including letters, memos, reports, and tables.
Straight-copy skill development for speed and accuracy will also be included. Prerequisites: A typing
speed of 35 words per minute with five or fewer errors
ADMS 1011 This course is an extensive, comprehensive study of English grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, number usage, capitalization and abbreviation rules, and proofreading. Also covered is 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 1012 This course incorporates the skills that are needed to be an effective receptionist. Topics such as: scheduling techniques, meeting planning, time management skills, written communication, and customer service will be covered.
ADMS 1014 This course is designed to advance the training of business and office students in the use of desktop publishing documents, web site analysis, and the functionality of various software packages and operating systems currently used in industry. It also has a research component.
ADMS 1015 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.
Prerequisites: ADMS1005 and ADMS1018 or Equivalency
Business Presentations/PowerPoint Certification
ADMS - 1016: Business Presentations/PowerPoint Certification
ADMS 1016 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. This course covers training in the preparation for students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for PowerPoint.
ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers and their impact on society, computer hardware and desk application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. Students will also be introduced to use of the Internet and e-mail. This course meets the Dakota County Technical College's computer literacy requirement.
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.