An introduction to the basic economic concepts of what, how, and for whom to produce scarcity and choice, opportunity cost, price mechanism, competition, monopoly, demand and supply, the concepts of laissez-­‐faire, and government intervention. Also included are macroeconomic issues, such as economic systems, aggregate supply and demand, and international trade.

This course lays the groundwork for determining the value of the organization by conveying the ideas of cash flow, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, and capital budgeting.

Instruction is given in the oral communication of original ideas, with special emphasis on impromptu and extemporaneous speaking styles essential to success in the classroom and workplace. Students receive specific training in the organizational and thinking skills needed to structure informative and persuasive speeches, as well as the performance skills required to effect confident, authoritative presentations.


An in-depth study of operating systems and computer hardware covering the domains of the A+ Certification. Focus is on identification, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of field replaceable components. Topics include microprocessors, memory, BIOS and CMOS, expansion bus, motherboards, power supplies, floppy drives, hard drives, removable media, video, audio, portable PCs, printers, networks, the Internet, computer security, and Windows operating systems. Prerequisites CS 304 IS Technology for Managers.