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APBT-120 - Business Calculators & Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

APBT-120 - Business Calculators & Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Business Calculators and Mathematics follows current trends in office technology, teaches the touch method of calculator use, explains common calculator features, and emphasizes business problem solving.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Office Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission requirements
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Bachelors Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on a desktop calculator;
  • use the calculator to maximum advantage through the use of memory registers, constant factors, add mode, decimal selection, and rounding;
  • demonstrate the ability to change fractions, decimals, and percents to equivalents;
  • find percentage, rate, and base;
  • apply computational skills to business-related tasks including extending and auditing invoices, installment buying, interest calculating, prorating, discounting, mark ups and mark downs;
  • obtain a touch speed of 155 keystrokes per minute without errors;
  • achieve business standards for efficiency and quality of work;
  • use mathematics as a decision-making and problem-solving tool; and

  • use appropriate mathematical processes to solve problems accurately and efficiently.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Polisky, M.K. Solving Business Problems on the Electronic Calculator. Current Edition. Whitby, ON. McGraw Hill Ryerson.
  • Calculator: A 12-key desktop calculator must be used for all assignments. If students do not have their own calculator please make arrangements with the college to complete the course on site. If students plan to purchase a calculator, we would like to recommend that they purchase one similar to the machine shown on page ix of the textbook.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits:
    Other Information: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    APBT-120-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T11:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201823 Mar 2018
    T1:30PM - 4:15PM  
     
    APBT-120-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201915 Mar 2019
    TH1:30PM - 2:55PM