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Courses for Business People

This semester, Keene State offers you an array of courses in a variety of topics for career, personal, and professional development. Courses are taught at your workplace, on the Keene State College campus, online, or through a combination of online and in-class learning.

Looking to advance in your job or change it, switch careers, or brush up on skills? Keene State can help you achieve your goals.


Accounting, Bookkeeping, and QuickBooks

Financial Accounting

Introduces accounting information with an emphasis on its use in decision making by owners, creditors, managers, and government for both profit and non-profit organization. Topics include the accounting profession, double-entry accounting system, information systems, ethics, taxation, and internal control systems. Course is intended for Management majors. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in MGT 140 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-213-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (WF). Linda M Hadden (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-213-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (WF). Linda M Hadden (Spring 2020)

Managerial Accounting

This course focuses on accounting information used by managers in planning, controlling operations and decision making within organizations. Topics include cost concepts and classifications, cost volume profit analysis, costing systems, and budgeting. Prerequisite: Management majors and minors only, grade C or higher in MGT 213, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-214-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Tammy Warner (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-214-01C, TBA. Tammy Warner (Summer 2020)

Building and Construction

Residential Construction

A study of residential construction technology systems, including the planning, materials and processes used by building contractors to build residential structures. The interrelationship of societal needs, the environment, and quality of life as they affect building design and construction practices are examined. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Fall, Spring.

  • ARCH-275-01, 12:00PM‑2:15PM (MW). Curtis W Mead (Spring 2020)

Communication

Public Speaking

Through experience in a variety of speaking situations, students gain self-confidence in the organization of thought and self-expression. Fall, Spring.

  • IHCOMM-171-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Peggie A Partello (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-01C, TBA. Holly R Falzo (Summer 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Peggie A Partello (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-04, 6:00PM‑7:45PM (MW). Holly R Falzo (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-05, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Nigel I Malcolm (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-06, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2020)
  • IHCOMM-171-08, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Michael McCarthy (Spring 2020)

Computer Science

Mgt Information Systems

Survey course based on the premise that information systems knowledge is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding business value, and producing useful products and services to customers. MIS themes may include: managing environmental systems, managing supply chains, managing human resource information systems, and managing globally dispersed teams. Prerequisites: MGT 140 and MGT 213 or MGT 215, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-381-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). David N Beaudry (Spring 2020)

Criminal Justice

Criminology

An overview of the field of criminology. The areas considered range from the definitions, origins, and extent of crime and law, to causal theories of criminal behavior, to types of crimes and victims. Particularly stressed is an analysis of the relationship between law and society and social structure to crime. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "B" in CJS 101, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • CJS-240-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Saran Ghatak (Spring 2020)

English as a Second Language

English As a Second Language

A course for non-native speakers of English focusing on self-assessment and needs analysis. Curriculum is developed according to student needs in writing, reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, and pronunciation. May be repeated once for credit. Fall, Spring.

  • ESL-101-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (F). George Henry Russell (Spring 2020)

Finance and Financial Planning

Financial Management

Study of financial decision making based in contemporary financial theory and world economic conditions. The course will focus on financial theory and tools applicable to investing, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Students are introduced to a variety of valuation techniques and to the capital markets and their influence on corporate financial decisions. Prerequisites: MGT 140, MGT 214, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-319-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (WF). Linda M Hadden (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-319-01C, TBA. Tammy Warner (Summer 2020)

Language and Culture

Elementary French I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary French-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of French.

  • IHFR-101-01C, TBA. Brian J Donovan (Summer 2020)
  • IHFR-101-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (T). Peter J Graboski (Spring 2020)
  • IHFR-101-03, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Daniel J Huntley (Spring 2020)

Elementary French II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the French-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic French.

  • IHFR-102-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Daniel J Huntley (Spring 2020)

Elementary German I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary German-speaking Europe. For students with no prior knowledge of German.

  • IHGER-101-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Delene M White (Spring 2020)

Elementary German II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and on Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe. Students should have prior knowledge of basic German.

  • IHGER-102-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Delene M White (Spring 2020)

Intermediate German II

Advanced development of writing and speaking skills to discuss contemporary issues in German-speaking Europe; read newspapers, websites, and short fiction; and understand German films. Students should have intermediate-level knowledge of German. Spring only.

  • IHGER-202-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Delene M White (Spring 2020)

Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Fall, Spring.

  • IHSP-101-01, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2020)
  • IHSP-101-02, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Maria Del Carmen Perez-Perogil (Spring 2020)
  • IHSP-101-02C, TBA. Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2020)
  • IHSP-101-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2020)
  • IHSP-101-04, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2020)

Elementary Spanish II

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic Spanish.

  • IHSP-102-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Spring 2020)
  • IHSP-102-01C, TBA. Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2020)
  • IHSP-102-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR). Griselda Witkowski (Spring 2020)
  • IHSP-102-02C, TBA. Gladys Patricia Acevedo (Summer 2020)

Management

Introduction to Management

An examination of the principles underlying the management of organizational activities. Management theory and practice including: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; decision making, motivation, leadership, and communication will be covered. Topics also include: globalization, technology, corporate social responsibility, ethics, conflict management, and organizational change. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-101-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Vicky L Morton (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-101-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Emily T Benson (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-101-04, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (MW). Robert C Schaumann (Spring 2020)

Quantitative Decision-Making

An introduction to quantitative analysis for management to provide students with an opportunity to learn the basic concepts and the quantitative/analytical tools used in the process of decision-making and problem-solving. Prerequisite: Any College MATH course, passing grade on the Math Assessment Exam, PSYC 251, SOC 303, or IQL 101. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-140-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-140-01C, TBA. Robert W Simoneau (Summer 2020)
  • MGT-140-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-140-03, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Robert W Simoneau (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-140-04, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Barbara J Cormier (Spring 2020)

Org Theory & Behavior

Analyzes approaches to managing modern organizations, using organizational theory to assess problems of administration in public and private organizations. Emphasizes internal structure, leadership, planning and personnel utilization problems, and external influences, bargaining and coalition formation relationships, and the nature of authority and organizational behavior. Prerequisites: Grade C or higher in MGT 101 and junior standing. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-301-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Emily T Benson (Spring 2020)

Marketing and Sales

Principles of Marketing

Study of marketing behavior of the firm as it supplies goods and services to consumers and industrial users. Optimal "marketing mix," product design, product line policies, branding, pricing, promotion, consumer behavior, and channels of distribution. Prerequisites: Complete Quantitative Literacy requirement. Fall, Spring.

  • MGT-331-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Ke Li (Spring 2020)
  • MGT-331-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Ke Li (Spring 2020)

Safety

Safety Awareness

Studies the impact of accidents, develops strategies to eliminate, mitigate accident outcomes through education and awareness. Identifies factors associated with activities at school, home, and work that result in accidents. By applying this knowledge people can make informed decisions leading to minimum risk and maximum success. Fall, Spring.

Occupational Safety

The application of scientific and engineering principles to the analysis of processes, equipment, products, facilities and environments in order to optimize safety and health effectiveness. Topics include legislative overview, problem identification, control concepts, and basic engineering principles, including a review of basic geometry and mathematical calculations and conversion factors. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-202-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Brian B Bethel (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-202-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Brian B Bethel (Spring 2020)

Construction Safety Standards

Compliance with OSHA standards specific to construction, including rights and responsibilities under OSHA, inspections, citations, appeals, and record keeping. The course will also cover the most frequently referenced OSHA, NFPA, ACGIH, CGA, NIOSH, ANSI, and ASTM standards in the construction industry. Prerequisites: SOHAS/CSS majors or minors, SAFE 202 or permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-206-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Brady M Keene (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-206-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Brady M Keene (Spring 2020)

Safety & Health Standards

Familiarizes students with OSHA general industry standards, including responsibilities under OSHA regulations, inspections, citations, appeals, and record keeping. Highlights frequently cited standards by OSHA in general industry, hazard identification and control. Explores safety standards from ANSI, NFPA and DOT. Prerequisites: Safety or Construction Safety major/minors only. SAFE 202 - may be taken at the same time. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-214-01, 8:00AM‑9:45AM (TR). Brian B Bethel (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-214-02, 4:00PM‑5:45PM (TR). Ralph B Stuart (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-214-03, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Christopher P Rennix (Spring 2020)

Human Factors in Safety

This course will provide students with the understanding of the importance of ergonomic design and evaluation of workplaces and the work environment to enable the student to understand physiological and psychological stresses, human capabilities and limitations, and their importance in designing work spaces, processes, tools, equipment, and products. Prerequisite: Safety or Construction Safety major/minor only. SAFE 214 or by permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-215-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Yun Sun (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-215-02, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (TR). Yun Sun (Spring 2020)

Law & Ethics in Safety

Introduction to federal and state regulatory authorities governing safety in industry and the environmental impacts of industrial activity. Discusses ethical dilemmas, management challenges, professional responsibilities, and liability and legal ramifications of accidents. Prerequisites: Safety or Construction Safety majors/minors only. SAFE 214 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-302-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2020)
  • SAFE-302-02, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (MW). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2020)

Health Hazard Identification

Reviews health hazards in industry and their effects on humans. Study of hazards involved with chemical, physical and biological stressors at work. Explores methods of hazard identification recognition and control. Prerequisites: Safety or Construction Safety majors/minors only. INSAFE 213 Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-305-01, 2:00PM‑3:45PM (TR). Darrell L Dechant (Spring 2020)

Fire & Hazmat Response

An overview of the National Fire Protection Association Codes that apply to occupational exposures. The safe handling, storage, and use of hazardous materials for industrial, commercial, transportation, and public service operations are covered in detail. Fire and accident prevention measures, training, regulatory requirements, emergency procedures and response are studied. Prerequisites: Safety or Construction Safety majors/minors only. INSAFE 213 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-319-01, 6:00PM‑9:45PM (T). Jeffrey W Morel (Spring 2020)

Critical Incident Response

The emergency planning process includes planning, preparing, responding and recovering from an emergency. This course will introduce the key activities in the emergency planning process such as vulnerability analysis, incident command, and asset protection. Prerequisites: SAFE 214, Safety Studies majors or minors only or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

  • SAFE-402-01, 10:00AM‑11:45AM (MW). Jeffrey W Morel (Spring 2020)

Sustainability

Product Design III

This course is the third in the product design series. Specific design projects are undertaken, which require an advanced knowledge of computer-aided design/manufacturing. Topics include initial product design, product specifications, prototype fabrication, and evaluation. Two-hour lecture, three-hour lab. May be repeated once with the permission of instructor. Prerequisites: SPDI 221 and SPDI 351, or permission of instructor. Spring.

  • SPDI-352-01, 8:00AM‑10:15AM (TR). Lisa C Hix (Spring 2020)

Wellness

Health and Wellness

An overview using a balanced, integrated, holistic model of health and an exploration of the dimensions of wellness. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking, and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being. Fall, Spring.

  • PH-101-01, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (WF). Amanda M Hickey (Spring 2020)
  • PH-101-02, 12:00PM‑1:45PM (MW). Stephanie L B Kimber (Spring 2020)

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