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Marketing Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ACCOUNTING 1 (10101111)

Credits: 4.00

Introduces accounting concepts and financial statements for sole proprietorships. Learners analyze and record routine transactions, adjusting entries, and closing entries. Learners prepare the Income Statement, Statement of Owner's Equity, and the Balance Sheet from the financial records they create for service and merchandising businesses. Covers accounting for sales, inventory, cash, and receivables.

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ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS (10101147)

Credits: 3.00

Examines the basic accounting principles and procedures for those individuals who will work with accounting information, accountants, and in a business related setting. The learner will identify the accounting cycles, prepaid expenses, accruals, merchandise inventory, uncollectible accounts and depreciation. The course is not intended as an in-depth study of accounting.

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ADVANCED PAGE LAYOUT (10204130)

Credits: 2.00

Applies techniques and skills learned in previous computer courses to advanced page layout projects. Learners will revisit the principles of design, prioritize work, prepare jobs for production, create output ready documents, examine the job planning process and apply advanced techniques for print, web and mobile presentation.

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COMPUTER PAGE LAYOUT (10204123)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces learners to the basics of page layout including the use of InDesign in the design and presentation of print collateral. Learners will build skills in Adobe InDesign as they create a variety of basic and intermediate layouts for press, web and digital media.

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CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM) (10104207)

Credits: 1.00

Explore Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as a strategic business practice that recognizes customers as the core of the business. Organizations that enhance the customer experience find a stronger relationship forms and an increased customer loyalty. The learner examines the benefits of a CRM strategy in B2B and B2C settings and develops a strategic CRM business plan.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE (10104103)

Credits: 2.00

Analyzes approaches and best practices to strengthen relationships with customers, understand the importance of customer service, and how to satisfy the customer's needs and wants through interaction with the customer. The learner prepares tips about best practices to build customer relationships, along with a total customer service strategic plan for a business.

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DESIGN & TYPOGRAPHY (10204121)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces the concepts and techniques involved in typography and design. Learners investigate the history of typography and its evolution from early script to present day typography and explore the principles of design to be able to create layouts that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Learners will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP (10809166)

Credits: 3.00

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION (10801141)

Credits: 3.00

Explores communication in media and media literacy by providing insight into the important issues that confront students as consumers and purveyors of mass media within the workforce and in society. The mass media revolution, including media technologies, the evolution of media content and platforms, including new media, the impact of media communications on business and society as a whole, media bias, and media law and ethics from the basis of the course.

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INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (10804189)

Credits: 3.00

Students taking Introductory Statistics display data with graphs, describe distributions with numbers, perform correlation and regression analyses and design experiments. They use probability and distributions to make predictions, estimate parameters and test hypotheses. They draw inferences about relationships including ANOVA.

National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Statistics

MARKETING MANAGEMENT (10104171)

Credits: 3.00

Study of marketing decision-making procedures and practices. Uses case studies, field interviews, current readings and a marketing decision-making simulation.

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MARKETING PRESENTATIONS (10104184)

Credits: 1.00

Introduces listening and speaking skills to enhance and improve business communication. Learners collaborate in a team to create and deliver a business meeting with complete agenda and meeting notes. The learner prepares outlines to deliver short presentations about best speaking tips, a product demonstration, and a final marketing presentation using a variety of presentation technologies.

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MARKETING PRINCIPLES (10104172)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces an understanding of basic marketing fundamentals. The learner will explore consumer demographics, lifestyles and decision making; evaluate product distribution; promotions and price planning. The learner will create a Strategic Marketing Plan combining the components listed and develop a presentation.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION (10204126)

Credits: 2.00

Explores Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create, adjust and manipulate images for print and web. Special attention is given to image manipulation techniques, color/tonal correction, resolution and output issues. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system suggested.

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PRINCIPLES OF SALES (10104154)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the learner to a blend of fundamentals and new practices to prepare them to build quality partnerships by creating customer value. Today's salespeople need to live by a new set of selling principles. Customers want sales people who are their partners; people who will add value to their business, not just communicate it.

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PROMOTIONS (10104126)

Credits: 3.00

Examines the qualities and components of an Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) plan. Learners will develop an understanding that within the marketing mix of products, prices, distribution systems and promotions, firms need to promote their brand in one clear voice. Learners will explore and create integrated marketing communication tools including press releases, logos, corporate names, print advertisements, radio advertisements and more.

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PUBLISHING ON THE INTERNET (10204116)

Credits: 2.00

Introduces HTML5, CSS3 and industry standard WYSIWYG web page design programs such as Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse and WordPress for web publishing. Web page design, site design and navigation, website management and graphics preparation techniques are stressed. Learners will create websites and real world projects that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results.

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RETAILING AND MERCHANDISING PRINCIPLES (10104208)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the retail environment and the increased demand for skills and education in employees. To succeed in retailing, current and future retailers must be able to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Consumers are expecting full service and the consumer "experience" -not mere product purchase transactions. In this course, we will explore the foundation and basic functions of retailing to assist you in becoming a more knowledgeable and effective member of a retail operation. This course provides the opportunity for you to develop the skills, processes and practical experiences to manage, plan, buy, price and merchandise products within a retail business.

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SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS 1 (10104125)

Credits: 3.00

Incorporates an overview of contemporary social networking sites. The learner sets up, monitors, and measures a social media campaign. The learner examines how businesses embrace social media platforms to connect with consumers and increase awareness. Additionally, the learner explores the history and development of social media sites, along with analyzing the ethical and potential legal concerns that have arisen over this communication medium.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.