It provides a basic knowledge of behavior as it relates to the way people individuals and groups act in organizations as well as the organization system itself. Use and design of spreadsheets for practical business applications and business problem-solving will be an integral part of this course.
Students will become familiar with contract types, language and terminology applicable to relevant agencies, and acquire a basic understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
It is designed to help students gain insights into specific people skills that can be used on the job to motivate people, communicate better, and create more effective teams.
Students are guided through individual projects and outside research related to their area of concentration and employment training. Students will work as a team to research, examine and study the global business environment of a selected international economy and cultural society.
The course will survey the contracting professionals roles and responsibilities in the acquisition process from source selection through negotiation, contract management, and contract close-out. Of specific concern will be matters such as fair pay, safe working conditions, well-made products at fair prices and environmental issues.
Included are mathematics of trading, operating, finance, ownership and investment, and summary and analysis. Students will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to gain a comprehensive understanding of word processing applications in which they may apply to real-life tasks.
Completion of Reading Learning Support requirements, if applicable. Additionally, the course will focus on both learning and applying negotiation skills in a variety of business situations to reach successful solutions.
The course will focus on the techniques, processes, and strategies of contract management professionals in ensuring compliant and satisfactory contractor performance, preventing and resolving contract disputes, effecting contract changes, and providing leadership throughout the contracting process.
In addition, students will learn how to work with tables, mail merge, templates, and desktop publishing, as well as how to collaborate with others, and create web pages. It encompasses a wide range of topics such as values, attitudes, perception, and ethics of individuals, motivation of individuals and groups, team building, effective communication, leadership and management, conflict and negotiation, training and development, performace appraisals, and cultural changes.
Emphasis will be on organization, composition, and evaluation of communications for specific purposes, as well as style, mechanics, and grammar. Throughout the course, students will learn and apply soft skills such as problem solving, team works, and leadership.
Business letters, memos, e-mail, reports, and presentations, along with other projects, will be covered. Students will apply computer technology to a course-long business case.
Topics covered include forms of business, credit management, utilizing professionals, information management, etc. Not part of a TN Transfer Pathway. FAR regulations applicable to contractor performance evaluation, contract disputes, changes, subcontracts, terminations, socio-economic programs, and payments will be addressed.
Roane State Community College will partner with an international student exchange organization so that students may travel to a selected international destination as a capstone of this class.
Topics included are charting financial objectives; budgeting; consumer borrowing, renting, and buying; investing; employee benefits and taxation. The student will receive directed guidance in the development of an Experiential Learning portfolio based upon CAEL principles for which they may receive college credit based on demonstrated achievement of college-level competencies in their discipline.
The course will give major exposure to the tools and information available and necessary for acquiring employment. FAR regulations applicable to source selection, contract management, and contract close-out will be addressed. Mission Directed Contracting will focus on leadership, problem solving, analytical, management, and negotiation skills.
Students should consult their advisors to determine if experiential learning credit might be an option for them.The official website for the real VCC.
We are Vancouver Community College, a publicly-funded college in operation since and holding EQA status from the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education. Note: The terms in which a course is normally taught is at the end of each description (F=Fall, Sp=Spring, Su=Summer).
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