Business - Business Software Systems

Business - Business Software Systems

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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Program Advisor: Kathleen Gowdey Microsoft Office Master Instructor, 413-236-4640 The Business Software Systems degree program prepares students to become software applications specialists. Graduates possess mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite. This program also emphasizes basic business fundamentals, and oral and written communications. Training is conducted on state-of-the-art computers. Through this program, students are encouraged to become Microsoft Certified by taking the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exams. The Business Software Systems degree program prepares students to become software applications specialists. Graduates possess mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite. This program also emphasizes basic business fundamentals, and oral and written communications. Training is conducted on state-of-the-art computers. Through this program, students are encouraged to become Microsoft Certified by taking the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exams. In addition, the BSS program has an articulation agreement with the Business Administration department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The Business Software Systems Webpage can be viewed by clicking on this link, or is available to students in printed form. Expected Outcomes Graduates of this program should be able to: determine the most appropriate Microsoft Office software to use in creating business documents; demonstrate competency in using the Windows operating system for maximized productivity; demonstrate proficiency in formatting business correspondence; demonstrate effective communication skills; demonstrate their ability to work successfully in teams; find employment in their field or continue their education.

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    624

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    823

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    58000

    per Year

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Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

Program Credits
BSS 101 Microsoft Windows 3
BSS 102 Microsoft Word 3
BSS 103 Desktop Publishing - Word 3
BSS 105 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
BSS 121 Document Processing 3
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BSS 202 Microsoft Access 3
BSS 204 Software Integration 3
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
BUS 206 Principles of Management 3
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
Professional Electives (see footnote 2) 3
Free Elective 3
39
General Education Credits
COM Communication 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 6
MAT

Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
History OR
Behavioral and Social Science 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Natural or Physical Science OR
Evnironmental Studies 3
21
Additional Requirements
Core Competencies Portfolio 6 Items
Forum 12 Units
Health/Fitness 30 Hours

Minimum Cumulative Averages

Overall
Area of Specialization: All Required BSS and BUS courses
2.000
2.000

Suggested Block for Program Completion

First Semester 15 Credits
BSS 101 Microsoft Windows 3
BSS 102 Microsoft Word 3
BSS 105 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
BUS 107 Fundamentals of Business 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
39
Second Semester 15 Credits
BSS 103 Desktop Publishing - Word 3
BSS 121 Document Processing 3
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BSS 202 Microsoft Access 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
39
Third Semester 15 Credits
BSS 204 Software Integration 3
BUS 206 Principles of Management 3
COM Communication 3
MAT

Mathematics (see footnote 1) 3
Free Elective 3
39
Fourth Semester 15 Credits
BSS 247 Business Communications 3
Free Elective 3
History OR
Behavioral and Social Science 3
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
Natural or Physical Science OR
Environmental Studies 3
39

(1) MAT 101 , Applied Contemporary Mathematics, or any course with the "MA" General Education designation; students wishing to transfer should take MAT 102 or higher.

(2) Professional elective chosen from courses designated BUS or CIS. BUS 111 , Principles of Accounting I, strongly

NOTE: All BSS courses must be taken in the four years prior to graduation.