This course will familiarize students with basic math concepts, and demonstrate proper techniques when using electronic adding machines. Students will learn the fundamentals of product sales and a Point of Sale computerized cashier system. Hands on lab training will provide the students with the essential knowledge for the level of competency required to integrate their skills into the practicum setting.
- computing accurately, using whole numbers and the fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- counting methods for using coins and bills,
- develop an understanding of counting back change
- basic use of a point of sale cashier system, and other computerized lab equipment
- identifying product names and matching with corresponding UPC codes
- identifying and facing merchandise to be stocked
- identifying various forms used for inventory and shipping, routinely used in the retail industry
Methods of Instruction
- hands -on demonstration
- overhead materials
- written handouts
- pre-tests and post tests
Means of Assessment
A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used. A student will have completed the course when he/she has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved. Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more.
Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student. The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress, actively participate in all lab instructed activities, and completes all assignments as directed.
- Students to gain an understanding of basic math concepts
- Students to demonstrate the ability to count money as related to the retail environment
- Students to learn and practice in lab setting computer simulation of products and sales
- Students to learn and practice basic calculator and computer skills
- Students to learn stock and inventory procedures as related to the retail environment
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Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
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