Kaskaskia College Business Courses Being Offered Through ITV for the Spring Semester

December 5, 2018


Kaskaskia College will be offering four classes in the Business Program as ITV (Interactive TV or Distance Learning) courses for the spring 2019 semester.  These courses include Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Personal Finance, and Small Business Management.  All courses will begin Monday, January 14 and end May 17, 2019.

ITV means that the instructor will hold class at one location and broadcast live to the other sites. Both the instructor and the students can be seen and heard for immediate questions and responses.  This is made possible to save students time and money in traveling to one central location and allows classes to make by pulling students from all locations.

Introduction to Business is a three-hour class that includes a survey of the fundamentals of business. The course is designed to give the student an exposure to all areas of business and form a solid base for further study in the field. Topics covered include: economics; business environments; the organization, operation, and management of the business firm; marketing finance, accounting, computer science; and international business.  This class will be Monday mornings from 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. at the KC main campus, the Vandalia Campus as well as the Nashville, Trenton and Salem Education Centers.  The instructor will be Stephanie Klie. Since the class is hybrid, students will meet face to face but have an online component.

Principles of Management includes the basic functions and theories of management.  The purpose of this class is to provide the student with a solid foundation in management theory. Problem analysis and decision making skills are developed through case problems. This class will be Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at the KC main campus, the Vandalia Campus as well as the Nashville, Trenton and Salem Education Centers.  Stephanie Klie is teaching this class in the hybrid format where students will complete some online coursework but still have weekly face to face instruction with the instructor.

Personal Finance is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to make good personal finance decisions. The course will examine your current financial situation, help develop specific goals, and identify and evaluate possible strategies for meeting your goals. Topics include: the financial planning process, budgeting, cash management, consumer loan and credit management and investment and wealth management.  This class will be Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at the KC main campus, the Vandalia Campus as well as the Nashville, Greenville, Trenton and Salem Education Centers. This course is taught by Stephanie Klie and is organized in the hybrid format where students complete online components but still have weekly face to face interaction with the instructor. Students can complete six credit hours of business courses during a normal T/Th time block by enrolling in the ITV sections of Principles of Management and Personal Finance.

Small Business Management This course is designed to develop the skill and concepts required to start, manage, and operate a small business. Topics of study include: financing, organization, franchising, accounting procedures, marketing, and management. Numerous case studies will be utilized to illustrate problems facing today's small business person. Each student will complete a written business plan.  Although there are no prerequisites, a basic knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting would be helpful.  This class will be Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the KC main campus as well as the Vandalia Campus, Salem, Nashville, Trenton and Greenville Education Centers.  The instructor will be Steve Groner.

For more information or to register, call 618-545-3000.

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