Usc Pre Orientation Homework Module Truck

VOC ADJ01  The Administrative Justice System

History and philosophy of the justice system, subsystems, roles, relationships and theories of crime causation and correction.

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VOC ADJ02  Principles and Procedures of the Justice System

Due process in criminal proceedings from pre-arrest through trial and appeal using statutory law and legal precedent.

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VOC AGG01  Food Production, Land use & Politics-a Global Perspective

Surveys the world s food producing systems in terms of economic, political and cultural forces. Emphasizes ethical, sustainable food producing agriculture.

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VOC AGL12  Exotic Animal Management

Care and management of exotic and alternative livestock species with emphasis on identification, health maintenance, handling techniques, nutrition and reproduction. Includes analysis of industry trends and principal marketing uses of exotic animals.

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VOC AGL14  Swine Production

Swine enterprises and the ways and means of entering them. Swine management, including handling, feeding, breeding, farrowing, butchering, and marketing. Practical skills are taught using the college farm.

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VOC AGL16  Horse Production and Management

Selection, utilization, and management of the light horse. Emphasis is on evaluation, health care, and handling skills.

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VOC AGL17  Sheep Production

Survey of the sheep and goat industries; management of commercial, purebred and small farm flocks; selection, feeding, breeding, and basic care of small ruminants plus marketing of sheep, goats and their products. Laboratory and field trips required.

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VOC AGL18  Horse Ranch Management

Skills and procedures used in the management of an equine business. Includes business plans and record keeping, staff and financial management, horse care and training , and farm design for a variety of horse operations.

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VOC AGL19  Horse Hoof Care

Proper horse hoof care; shoeing, trimming and disease recognition and control.

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VOC AGL20  Horse Behavior and Training

Breaking and starting young horses. Concentrates on halter training of foals, ground work on yearlings, and green-breaking two-year-olds and up. Includes lunging techniques, driving, and breaking to a saddle. Training in collection, turning, backing, leads and trailer loading.

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VOC AGL30  Beef Production

Purebred and commercial beef cattle production; emphasis on the importance of breeds, breeding principles, selection, nutrition, environmental management, health, marketing, and recordkeeping to ensure scientifically based management decisions and consumer product acceptance as applied to beef cattle. Laboratory required. Field trips required.

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VOC AGL34  Livestock Judging and Selection

Study of form and appearance of farm animals as related to their function. Includes judging of breeding and terminal livestock as well as carcass evaluation.

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VOC AGL96  Animal Sanitation and Disease Control

Prevention and control of infectious diseases affecting domestic animals including basic disease concepts, transmission of infectious diseases, principles of sanitation, and fundamentals of immunology.

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VOC AGL97  Artificial Insemination of Livestock

Theory and application of artificial insemination of domestic animals, including semen evaluation and processing, heat synchronization, and pregnancy diagnosis.

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VOC AGN01  Animal Science

Fundamental problems and essential concepts of animal production. Types of domestic animals and their utilization by humans.

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VOC AGN02  Animal Nutrition

Composition of feeds and their utilization by domestic animals, including digestive physiology, animal assessment, feed appraisal and compiling of rations.

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VOC AGN51  Animal Handling & Restraint

Methods of proper handling large and small animals, including chemical and physical techniques of restraint. Field trips Required.

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VOC AGN94  Animal Breeding

The science of animal breeding, including fundamentals of inheritance, reproduction and breeding systems for domestic animals. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation and current topics in reproductive biotechnology will also be included.

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VOC AGP70  Pet Shop Management

Pet shop operations and the economic aspects of the pet industry. Organization and operation of pet shops, animal care practices, and sound business management practices.

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VOC AGP71  Canine Management

Selection, feeding, housing, breeding and management of dogs, including commercial aspects of the dog as a domestic pet. Laboratory work will include practical experience in the handling, training and grooming of dogs. May include field trips.

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VOC AGP72  Feline Management

Care and management of cats, including breed identification and characteristics, grooming, showing, nutrition, practical care, behavior, breeding and housing.

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VOC AGP73  Tropical & Coldwater Fish Management

Care and keeping of marine and freshwater aquarium fishes, plants, and invertebrates. Guidance on setting up aquariums, choosing compatible species, feeding, health care, breeding and raising fish.

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VOC AGP74  Reptile Management

Care and maintenance of reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, newts, salamanders and frogs. Identification and characteristics of reptiles commonly kept as pets. Housing, feeding, health maintenance, breeding and raising of reptiles.

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VOC AGP76  Aviculture - Cage and Aviary Birds

Cage and aviary birds marketed in the wholesale and retail pet trade. Identification, nutrition, breeding, disease prevention and control, aviary construction. Psittacines, soft bills, finches, game birds, poultry and ornamental waterfowl.

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VOC AGR-G  Home Gardening

Organic gardening, plants, fruit orchards, and traditional gardening for the older adult population, including design, propagation methods, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730925VOC:AGR-GM10:00am - 12:00pmS. WilliamsPATH-XXXX
Winter 201730926VOC:AGR-GM1:00pm - 3:00pmS. WilliamsNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201730927VOC:AGR-GT1:00pm - 3:00pmS. WilliamsLV-XXXX
Winter 201730928VOC:AGR-GW10:00am - 12:00pmS. WilliamsDBC-XXXX
Winter 201730929VOC:AGR-GW1:00pm - 3:00pmS. WilliamsSD-XXXX
Winter 201730930VOC:AGR-GR1:00pm - 3:00pmS. WilliamsWALT-XXXX
Winter 201730931VOC:AGR-GR10:00am - 12:00pmS. WilliamsWCSCC-XXXX

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VOC AGR01  Horticultural Science

Horticulture skills and techniques for use in gardening, nursery, and landscape applications. Emphasis on propagation, cultural practices, and the study of plant relationships, structure, growth and development Off-campus meetings required.

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VOC AGR02  Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management

Plant Propagation and production practices with emphasis on florists' plant, woody ornamentals, and fruits. Commercial techniques include seed propagation, cuttings, grafting and budding, layering, fern sporing, and division. Stresses greenhouses and other environmental structures for plant propagation and production.

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VOC AGR04  Park Management

Management and operation of municipal park departments. Includes the development of budgets, purchasing, park policies, planning and scheduling.

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VOC AGR05  Park Facilities

Management and operation of different types of park facilities. Includes the management of sports fields, recreation centers, campgrounds, aquatic facilities and golf courses.

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VOC AGR13  Landscape Design

Landscape design for residential and small commercial sites including the design process, drafting, graphics, site evaluation, landscaping materials, and plant usage. Field trips and off-campus assignments are required.

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VOC AGR15  Interior Landscaping

Design, installation and maintenance practices used in interior landscaping. Includes identification, culture and care of plants suitable for interior use. Field trip required.

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VOC AGR24  Integrated Pes Management

Common agricultural pests in Southern California and physical, biological, and chemical pest control principles and practices, including integrated pest management (IPM). Streses use, safety, equipment, laws, and regulations of pesticides. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR25  Floral Design 1

Principles of floral design: form, style, and composition. Includes designing of floral arrangements, wreaths, sprays, baskets, bouquets, wedding flowers, and corsages.

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VOC AGR26  Floral Design 2

Contemporary floral design theory emphasizing creativity, self-expression, and professional design situations.

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VOC AGR27  Floral Design 3

Advanced principles of floral design and florist operations management. Includes designs and operations related to holidays, parties, weddings, and sympathy.

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VOC AGR29  Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous

Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape annuals, biennials, perennials, ferns, indoor plants, groundcovers and vines adapted to climates of California. Plants emphasized will come from the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) and California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) certification test plant lists.

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VOC AGR30  Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs

Identification, growth habits, culture and ornamental use of landscape trees and shrubs adapted to climates of California. Plants emphasized will come from the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) and California Landscape contractors Association (CLCA) certification test plant lists. Off campus meetings required.

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VOC AGR32  Landscaping and Nursery Management

Operation and management of wholesale and retail nurseries. Includes site location and layout of areas; greenhouse management; soil mixes and proper use of fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and growth regulators; irrigation; mechanization; financing; personnel management; retail displays, advertising and customer relationships; federal, state and local laws and regulations. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR39  Turf Grass Production and Management

Introduction to cultivation, maintenance, and management of turfgrasses utilized for athletic fields, golf courses, parks, cemeteries, and commercial and residential lawns. Identification, installation, cultural requirements, and maintenance practices are emphasized. Field trips required.

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VOC AGR40  Sports Turf Management

Prepares students to work in the sports turf industry. Emphasizes turf cultural techniques used in sports turf management. Includes turf surfaces used on baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf courses, driving ranges and other sports fields in both professional and amateur sports. Field trips are included.

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VOC AGR50  Soil Science and Management

Principles of soil management, including management of air, water, nutrients, organic matter. Study of soil including physical, chemical, and biological properties, classification, derivation, use, function, and management including erosion, moisture, retention, structure, cultivation, organic matter, and microbiology as they pertain to optimized plant, growth. Laboratory topics include soil type, classification, soil reaction, soil fertility, and physical properties of soil. Laboratory required. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR51  Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations

Selection, operation, repair and maintenance of power equipment used in the agriculture and landscape industry. Include two- and four-wheel drive tractors, skip loader, skid steer loader, backhoes, lawnmowers, edgers, weed eaters, blower vacuums, rototillers, chainsaws, spraying equipment and all-terrain vehicles. Laboratory includes use of this equipment.

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VOC AGR52  Hydraulics

Operation, maintenance, and repair of hydraulic systems used on agriculture and industrial equipment.

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VOC AGR53  Small Engine Repair 1

Principles and repair of small engines used in landscape, industrial and agricultural applications. Includes repair of lawnmowers, chainsaws, 2-cycle engines, 4-cycle engines, spraying equipment, all-terrain vehicles, and other related gas-powered equipment.

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VOC AGR55  Diesel Engine Repair

Repair and maintenance of diesel engines used to power industrial, landscape and agricultural equipment. Includes hands-on experience maintaining, servicing, and repairing diesel engines.

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VOC AGR56  Engine Diagnostics

Analysis and evaluation of tractor engine power failures with hands-on experience in the proper diagnostic procedures of power equipment. Includes service, maintenance and repair of tractor electrical systems: electrical wiring, voltage regulators, generators, alternators, switches, gauges, batteries, and test equipment. Field trips are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201731342VOC:AGR56FS11:45am - 4:00pmM. PawlakF7A-XXXX
FS9:00am - 11:40amM. PawlakF7A-XXXX

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VOC AGR57  Power Train Repair

Service, maintenance and repair of power trains. Students gain experience with clutches, transmissions, differentials, power take-off units, and final drive used to transmit power on tractors and other outdoor power equipment.

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VOC AGR62  Irrigation Principles and Design

Principles of irrigation, design techniques, sprinkler system components, and hydraulic principles used in nursery management, interior design, residential, and commercial landscapes. Special emphasis is given to water conservation. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR63  Irrigation Systems Management

Systematic approach to water conservation in landscapes. Soil-plant-water relationships, evapotranspiration, irrigation schedules, salinity and drainage, and irrigation efficiency. Water measurement, soil moisture measurement, irrigation systems, and practical constraints affecting scheduling. California water supply issues. Irrigation efficiency testing will be incorporated to demonstrate proper methods of water audits and system evaluation. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR64  Irrigation - Drip and Low Volume

Conservation of water in landscapes by utilization of drip and low-flow irrigation practices. Design, installation techniques, operation, and maintenance of drip and low-flow irrigation systems, including determination of irrigation requirements, selection of emitters and low-flow devices, and uniformity of water distribution. Includes hands-on experience in design and installation techniques. Field trips are required.

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VOC AGR71  Construction Fundamentals

Construction techniques and tools used in landscaping with construction projects that include surveying techniques, utilities (gas, water, and electricity), woodworking, and masonry.

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VOC AGR72  Landscape Hardscape Applications

Landscape construction pertaining to hardscape featured in the landscape. Estimation and installation of fences, walks, planters, patios, lighting, barbecues, gazebos, decks, ponds, spas, fountains, and pools. Students will gain hands-on experience in the laboratory activities.

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VOC AGR73  Landscaping Laws, Contracting, and Estimating

Landscape laws, contracting and estimating as they pertain to landscape construction. Information covered will be helpful for the Landscape Contractor�s (C-27 classification) licensing exam administered by the State of California. Off campus assignments required.

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VOC AGR75  Urban Arboriculture

Care and management of ornamental trees. Includes pruning techniques, fruit tree care, bracing, cabling, and pest control. Safe practices in the use of equipment including the use of ropes, chippers, boom trucks, chain saws, and identification and evaluation of common trees. Prepares students for the tree worker and arborist certification exams.

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VOC ANA50  Basic Anatomy/Physiology

Introduction to human anatomy and physiology by systems, with brief descriptions of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. Upon completion, students will understand normal functions and be able to recognize pathologies.

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VOC AR121  CADD and Digital Design Media - Level I

CADD Level I (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) and computer application in architecture, engineering and related fields, including spreadsheet, CAD, and presentation application. Field trips required.

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VOC AR141  Design Drawing and Communicaton

Architectural drawing techniques including graphic standards, scales, orthographic, paraline, and perspective projections. Field trips required.

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VOC AR147  Architectural CAD and BIM

3-D Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)for architectural design and design development. Portfolio of 3-D building models and extracted 2-D drawings will be produced. Field trips required.

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VOC AR222  Advanced Digital Design, Illustration and Animation

Architectural Computer Aided Design (CAD), 3-Dimensional (3-D) illustration, rendering and animation. Virtual walk-through and fly-through videos of interior and exterior 3-D models with photo-realistic materials and lighting will be produced.

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VOC AR247  Architectural CAD Working Drawings

Architectural Computer Aided Design (CAD) for design development and working drawings. Portfolio of working drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD applications of integrated 3-D and 2-D BIM/CAD models will be produced. Field trips required.

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VOC ARC11  Architectural Drawing

Architectural drawing techniques, including graphic standards, scales, orthographic, paraline and perspective projections.

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VOC ARC16  Basic CAD and Computer Applications

Basic CAD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) and computer application in architecture, engineering and related fields (including basic word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation applications).

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VOC ARC18  Architectural CAD and BIM

3-D Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) and Building Information modeling (BIM) for architectural design and design development. Portfolio of 3-D building models and extracted 2-D drawings will be produced.

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VOC ARC26  Advanced Architecture Computer

Advanced architectural CAD drawings. Portfolio of working drawing and presentation applications of integrated 2-D and 3-D CAD models will be produced.

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VOC ARC28  Architectural CAD Illustration and Animation

Architectural CAD in 3-D illustration, rendering and animation. Virtual "walk-through" and "fly through" of interior and exterior 3-D models with photo-realistic materials and lighting will be produced.

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VOC BA07  Principles of Accounting - Financial

Financial accounting required of Business Administration and Accounting majors. Defines financial accounting and its relevance to business decision-makers, accounting concepts and techniques, analysis and recording of financial transactions, and preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements focusing on application of generally accepted accounting practices. Includes asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls, ethics, and financial statement analysis. General Ledger Accounting Software program is integrated throughout and used to complete various homework assignments.

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VOC BA11  Fundamentals of Accounting

Accounting vocabulary and theory, equations to solve word problems, simple and compound interest, present value, consumer and business credit, mortgages, financial statements and ratios, inventory, depreciation, business taxes, investments.

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VOC BA68  Business Mathematics

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimal, percentages, fractions, sign numbers, equations, and problem-solving.

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VOC BA70  Payroll and Tax Accounting

On-the-job payroll accounting. Surveys the various tax procedures required by the employer and employee in filing the correct forms for Social Security, federal, and state income taxes and their reconciliation. Laws related to Worker's Compensation, State Disability Benefit Laws and Fair Employment Practices are discussed.

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VOC BA71  Personal Financial Planning

Integrative approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. Students will examine their relationships with money, set personal goals, and develop a plan to meet those goals. Topics include consumerism, debt, healthcare, investing, retirement, long-term care, disability, death, and taxes.

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VOC BA72  Bookkeeping - Accounting

Bookkeeping and accounting principles including the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, cash management, payroll and special journals. Computerized simulations and completion of an accounting project for a company.

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VOC BA75  Using Microcomputers in Financial Accounting

Accounting concepts utilizing QuickBooks, a general-ledger software program. Hands-on use of a microcomputer to process accounting transactions, prepare statements and reports, and complete accounting cycle tasks. Completion of a computerized accounting practice set will be required.

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VOC BA76  Microcomputers in Managerial Accounting

Analysis of financial data and preparation of managerial accounting reports using Excel software. Development of what-if formulas to be used as an aid in decision-making. Incudes manufacturing and consolidation worksheets, financial statement analysis, and statements of cash flow.

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VOC BCDP  Basic Computing - Desktop Publishing

Basic desktop publishing to create and produce professional-looking publications.

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VOC BCPP1  PowerPoint Basics 1

Basic use of PowerPoint to create slide presentations.

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VOC BCPP2  PowerPoint Basics 2

Create PowerPoint presentations using text and object animation, video, audio, and hyperlinks.

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VOC BM10  Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement

History and evolution of thought in Continuous Quality Improvement, including the theories and methods of Deming, Juran, and Crosby. Quality management process and tools for the continuous improvement of quality are presented. Relevant case studies are included.

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VOC BM20  Principles of Business

Business and its functions, background, development, organization, and opportunities. Business terms, current trends, methods, contemporary and future problems, and current business practices.

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VOC BM51  Principles of Internation Business

International business environment with a global perspective. Introduces global viewpoints across the full spectrum of business functions, including, but not imited to: accounting, finance, human resources, management, operations, production, purchasing and strategic planning.

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VOC BM52  Principles of Exporting and Importing

Practical information needed to participate in activities related to the exporting and importing of goods and services. Includes vocabulary, acronyms and information needed for an understanding of and participating in the exporting of goods and services.

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VOC BM60  Human Relations in Business

Inter-disciplinary study of how people work and relate at the individual, group and organizational level. Topics include motivation, team work, leadership skill and how to handle organizational change.

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VOC BM61  Business Organization and Management

Functions of management, techniques of decision making and problem solving, and methods used by managers to achieve organizational goals. Theories of management, lines of authority, functions of departments, and the importance of policies, procedures and controls.

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VOC BM62  Human Resource Management

Direction of people including guidance, control supervisory problems, training, job analysis, interviewing, testing, rating and other functions involving human resources. Designed to improve the overall understanding of the relationship between the individual and the business organization.

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VOC BM66  Small Business Management

Organizing, starting, and operating a small business enterprise. Emphasis on entrepreneurial applications in a small business environment.

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VOC BM85  Special Issues in Business

Provide business majors with a forum to gain knowledge, develop techniques, problem solve and implement an actual business plan. Special emphasis will be placed on the particular project of the actual business used as the class project.

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VOC BO05  Business English

Skills and techniques of English, as applied to business situations. emphasis on effective document structure.

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VOC BO25  Business Communication

Written communications including letters and memos meeting a variety of situations in the business environment. Includes writing of good news, bad news, sales, claims, and persuasive correspondence; letters and resumes appropriate to job seeking and application; and practicing oral skills as applied to job interviews and business reports.

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VOC BO26  Oral Communications for Business

Oral communication used in business situations such as training sessions, presentations, professional discussion, and telephone interactions.

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VOC BR52  Real Estate Practice

Office procedures and practices in listings, advertising, prospecting, financing, exchanges, property management, salesmanship, land utilization and public relations. A course in real estate practice must be completed within 18 months of licensure.

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VOC BS35  Professional Selling

Principles of selling and the role of a salesperson in the marketing process. Includes characteristics and skills necessary for a successful salesperson, techniques for prospecting and/or qualifying buyers, buyer behavior, and critical steps in the selling process. Students develop and offer a sales presentation for a selected product, service or concept.

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Completing placement exams will ensure you receive proper academic advisement and enroll at the appropriate skill level to begin your studies. Placement exams are offered in math, chemistry, foreign language, composition and English proficiency. To determine which placement exams you need to take and how to complete them, please click on the links below.

Math
Chemistry
Foreign Language
Composition
International Student English (ISE) Exam

Math

You will complete the Math Placement Exam online as part of the Pre-Orientation Checklist before attending Orientation. You do not need to schedule an appointment to take your placement exams.

The Math Placement Exam is 60 minutes long, contains 40 questions and covers the following topics:

  • Rational Expressions
  • Exponents and Radicals
  • Linear Equations, Inequalities and Absolute Values
  • Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
  • Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
  • Word Problems

Students admitted to the following majors are required to complete the Math Placement Exam, regardless of previous coursework or standardized exam scores.

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation (recommended but not required)
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration (all majors)
  • Chemistry (all majors)
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science (all majors)
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Economics/Mathematics
  • Engineering (all majors)
  • Environmental Sciences and Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • GeoDesign
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global Health
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Aging (Health Science Track)
  • International Relations (Global Business)
  • International Relations (Global Economy)
  • Lifespan Health (recommended but not required)
  • Mathematics (all majors)
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physics (all majors)
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Economy
  • Pre-Health emphasis (regardless of major)
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Sciences (Economics emphasis)
  • Social Sciences (Psychology emphasis)
  • Real Estate Development
  • Undecided Students (leaning toward STEM and health-related majors)
  • Undeclared Students (leaning toward STEM and health-related majors)
  • Urban Studies and Planning

It is strongly recommended that you complete the online Math Placement Exam via the Pre-Orientation Checklist. If necessary, you may take a paper-and-pencil version of the Math Placement Exam on campus. Visit the USC Testing Services website for more information.

Chemistry

You will complete the Chemistry Placement Exam online as part of the Pre-Orientation Checklist before attending Orientation. You do not need to schedule an appointment to take your placement exams.

The Chemistry Placement Exam is a 30-minute, 25 question multiple-choice exam intended to assess students’ readiness for a college-level course in General Chemistry.

The test covers selected basic concepts found in a standard high school chemistry course, as well as mathematical and problem solving skills that are important for introductory chemistry.

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry (all majors)
  • Computer Science (all majors)
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering (all majors)
  • Environmental Sciences and Health
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global Health
  • Health and Human Sciences
  • Health and Humanity
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Aging (Health Science track)
  • Lifespan Health (recommended but not required)
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics (all majors)
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Health (regardless of major)
  • Undecided Students (leaning toward STEM and health-related majors)
  • Undeclared Students (leaning toward STEM and health-related majors)

It is strongly recommended that you complete the online Chemistry Placement Exam via the Pre-Orientation Checklist. If necessary, you may take a paper-and-pencil version of the Chemistry Placement Exam on campus. Visit the USC Testing Services website for more information.

Foreign Language

Students who plan to enroll in a foreign language course, either as an elective or because it is required by their major, should take the Foreign Language Placement Exam, regardless of previous coursework, standardized test scores or experience.

Students planning to enroll in a language in which they have no experience may enroll in the Level 1 language course without taking the placement exam. Students planning to do this should contact the USC Language Center for D-clearance for Level 1 courses.

The Foreign Language Placement Exam is offered during all on-campus Freshman Orientation events, except International Freshman Orientation. It takes place after lunch on Day 1 and must be taken in person. There is no option to complete it online before attending Orientation.

Students attending off-campus Orientation events or International Freshman Orientation may take the Foreign Language Placement Exam through the USC Language Center during Welcome Week.

The following majors have a foreign language requirement:

  • Cinematic Arts (B.A. only)
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (all majors)
  • Communication
  • Fine Arts (B.A. only)
  • Global Health
  • Human Development and Aging (Social Science track)
  • Human Development and Aging (Health Science track) (recommended but not required)
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Lifespan Health
  • Journalism
  • Music (B.M. in String Instrument and Vocal Arts Performance; B.A. in Music; B.A. in Choral Music)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Relations
  • Theatre (B.A. only)
  • Undecided
  • Undeclared

Students may take an exam in the following languages:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

For more information about the Foreign Language Placement Exam, please contact the USC Language Center at (213) 740-1188 or language@usc.edu.

For more information about the foreign language requirement at USC, visit the USC Language Center website.

Composition

The Composition Placement Exam (CPE) is offered after lunch on Day 1 of all on-campus Freshman Orientation events.

Students attending the International Freshman Orientation will be able to take the CPE on August 13 prior to the start of check-in. More information regarding the time and location of the exam will be emailed to students in early August.

All entering first-year students with a score of less than 550 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam or a score lower than 24 on the ACT English exam must take the CPE. Students who do not complete the exam prior to course registration will be unable to register for courses.

Students needing to take the CPE will be mailed detailed information by the Writing Program. Students should bring the information included in mailing with them to their Orientation event.

For more information on the CPE, contact the Writing Program at (213) 740-1980.

International Student English (ISE) Exam

International students whose native language is not English must take the International Student English (ISE) Exam to determine their English proficiency. Review your letter of admission and your I-20 to identify if you are required to take the ISE exam.

Students attending the International Freshman Orientation in August will be able to take the ISE exam at 1:00 p.m. on August 13. More information regarding the exam will be emailed to students in early August.

For more information about the ISE Exam, including additional testing dates, please visit the American Language Institute website. Questions about the ISE Exam should be directed to the American Language Institute at askali@usc.edu or (213) 740-0079.

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