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Business, Computer, and Information Technology


Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department

The Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies Degrees, and/or certification in the Programs of Study listed below.

Other Course Options

New Courses in Equine Management

Equine Production I will give the student opportunity to review history, breeds, careers, and all segments of the horse industry. An overview of equine anatomy and physiology, including feet and legs, and equine health will be introduced.

This class will provide an in-depth study of genetics, nutrition and feeding, reproduction, breeding as it pertains to horses. Topics will include foal growth and development, facility design, transportation, management, and welfare issues pertaining to the horse. Prerequisite: AGR1270 Equine Production I.

Students will cover topics that influence the equine industry such as legal issues, tax laws, contracts, liability, and economic forces. Operational strategies and management issues involved in business plan development for equine enterprises will be discussed.

The study of detailed evaluation of athletic performance and conformation as it relates to function, criteria used for evaluation and selection of breeding, race, and show animals and how heredity, conformation, training and environment effects performance.

Computer Science

The Computer Science and Information Systems Program at Cowley is a two-year transfer program. Students completing the program will have the equivalent of the first two years of study at a four-year college or university, including the introductory computer science courses, and should be able to transfersmoothly into those programs to complete their baccalaureate degree. A strong foundation in mathematics and science is recommended for this emphasis. For degree requirements and other information click here.

Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department Newsletter

The Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department at Cowley College offers tuition and book scholarships to qualified applicants. Click here to learn more.

2+2 Partnerships:
Four different 4-year colleges and universities have joined with Cowley County Community College to offer a 2+2 partnership that puts students on track to attain their educational goals. Students can complete an associate degree through Cowley County Community College and then complete a bachelor's degree through Kansas State University, Friends University, Southwestern College, or Washburn University. To learn more click here.

Business and Industry Training:
Cowley College offers Business and Industry Training in a wide variety of courses to fit your company needs. These sessions can be customized for your company.

CULINARY SKILLS (BUS1436) - 3 Credit Hours
The class will focus on teaching the skills of the professional cook, whether it is to have the knowledge for a career in the food service industry or entertain family, guests, or friends. Learning about the food service industry can be an exciting career.

The class will provide the student with sanitation and safe food-handling procedures. Food preparation will include using seasonings and recipes with other methods of preparing a tasty meal with components of menu planning and the styles of food service used for various occasions. Students will also be able to define the basic concepts of mise en place as well as specific operations that are normally part of the mise en place, a French term, meaning “everything put in place.”

Interior Design Fundamentals at Cowley College will introduce you to the profession of interior design and the related career opportunities. History of architecture and design will focus on the house types in Cowley County. Color theory and the principles of design will provide a basis for developing your own design plans and color schemes. A study of the design process and presentation techniques will help you put your ideas down in an orderly way to outline your own design project and make simple illustrations to show your ideas.  Students will review the components of a building, including electrical and plumbing systems as well as exploring furniture, fabrics and finishes for the interior. To pull all the lessons together, each student will have the opportunity to develop a personal project of particular interest – whether it be ideas for a shoestring makeover of a first apartment – or that much needed bathroom renovation! 

The class will focus on the use of beginning signing naturally in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf Community. Development of topics, vocabulary, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language will lead to beginning conversational skills. Introduction, sign production, extended comprehension, interaction, breakaway, and linguistics will be featured. 

Topics will include introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, telling where you live, talking about your family and occupation, and telling about activities. 

This course is a fast paced, enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Students gain experience and practice with application and utilization of business tools, formulas, and presentation methods. Learning includes role-playing, vignettes and other ways to practice for actual business objectives or work settings in the day-to-day of wedding planning. Group participation and interaction is encouraged and students will have the opportunity to participate at real weddings during the 10-week course. This course is offered in partnership with the Wedding Planning Institute and course assignments will need to be completed on-line with the Institute in addition to the classroom assignments. This course is graded on a pass/fail scale and no letter grade will be given.This course is being offered at the Mulvane Center.

Mission Statement:
The Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department seeks to empower individuals with broad-based and proactive skills in order to compete and perform on a world-class level.

Office Hours - Monday-Friday - 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Arkansas City Phone: (620) 441-5283• Fax: (620) 441-5593
Webb Brown Academic Center - Office WB106
Address: 125 S. Second, Arkansas City, KS 67005

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