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					                                    BUSINESS CALCULATORS I
                                           BOT 110
                                          Spring 2008

INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Rease                    MEETING: Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. UNIT: 1

INSTRUCTOR'S OFFICE PHONE: 468-3167 E-MAIL: trease@mendocino.edu
INTRANET SITE: http://atlantis.mendocino.edu/trease
(Use this site to obtain a syllabus, checklist, additional class information, or to e-mail me.)

TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLIES:
1.   Solving Business Problems Using a Calculator, Mildred K. Polisky, Sixth Edition; Glencoe.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will assist you with the operation and use of electronic
calculators used by business industry with skill developed to a level of employment proficiency.
Course may not meet major requirements at transfer institutions. See your counselor for more
information.

FORMAT FOR THE COURSE: Attached to this syllabus is a GUIDELINES sheet for the Business
Office Technology Lab. This sheet details attendance procedures, equipment usage, and several
other topics. Two types of calculators are provided by the College--Monroe and Sharp. You may,
however, bring in your personal desktop calculator if you prefer. Work must be done in class
unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. NO MORE THAN THREE
LESSONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ONE TIME. Follow the assignment sheet to complete the
lessons and tests. All tests must have calculator tapes attached except the progress tests, which
are timed. You must use a pencil.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

1.     Operate the electronic calculator with the touch system.

2.     Perform the following operations on the electronic calculator as measured on a Progress
       Test with 90 percent accuracy: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, constant
       multiplication and division, accumulative multiplication, and converting fractions to decimals.

3.     Perform the following business math calculations using the electronic calculator as
       measured on Progress Tests with a minimum of 80 percent accuracy: finding percentage,
       rate and base, series discounts, auditing invoices, markdowns and markups, payroll
       computation, commissions, computing interest, installment buying, prorating, and metric
       measurements.

4.     Utilize your electronic calculator skill to enable you to obtain employment or enhance your
       present employment situation.


GRADING: You will be given an Assignment Checklist. The checklist details the sequence of
lessons to be covered in the book and indicates the appropriate time to complete tests. Complete
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on a piece of binder paper or the sheets provided in the text for all the exercises in each chapter.
These problems are to be self-graded using the TEACHER'S KEY which will be made available.
The instructor will grade the tests. ANY WORK RETURNED FOR CORRECTION, WILL RECEIVE
A MAXIMUM GRADE OF 70 percent. Your grade for the course will be based on the following:

LATE WORK WILL RECEIVE ONLY 50% CREDIT! UNLESS PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS
ARE MADE.

              Tests              50%        Percentages used: 90 - 100 = A
              Class work         20%                       80 - 89 = B
              Midterm/Final      15%                       70 - 79 = C
              Progress Tests     15%                       60 - 69 = D
                                                           Below 60 = F
                                                           Cheating = F

READING AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS: You are required in this self-paced course to read the
instructions and textbook materials as you follow your Assignment Checklist. You will be
encouraged to update your resume to include the contents of this course.

REQUIRED TIME LINE FOR THIS COURSE:
Due dates are listed on the student check sheet.

ADD:                     Feb. 4              Last day to add.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT:        Feb. 22             Last day to apply for credit/no credit.
DROPS:                   Feb. 14             Last day to withdraw w/o a grade penalty.
                         April 25            Last day to withdraw from full-sem. classes
HOLIDAYS:                Feb. 15             Lincoln’s Day – Holiday
                         Feb. 18             Washington’s Day – Holiday
                         Mar. 24-28          Spring Break

LAST DAY OF CLASS: May 19th - All work, including the final, is due!

LIBRARY SERVICES: The library website is:
http://www.mendocino.edu/mendocinocollegelibrary/ The hours are: Monday – Thursday,
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. They are closed on holidays and
weekends. If you need Tech support, please call David Bushway at (707) 468-3054 or email
at dbushway@mendocino.edu The Circulation Desk number is: (707) 468-3158 and the
Reference Desk number is: (707) 468-3245.




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