Renee Spence

Office: Room 161, ABAC-Blakely (Phone: 229-724-2411)
Office: Room 641, ABAC-Bainbridge (Phone: 229-243-4272)
MS in Post-Secondary Education, Troy University
BS in Business Administration, Valdosta State University

Spring 2018



Days/Time Course Days Time
Online BUSN 1001-Keyboarding & Business Document Processing
Online BUSN 1012-Principles of Bookkeeping II  Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
BUSN 2110-Filing & Records Management (ABAC-Bainbridge) Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Online BUSN 2150-Business Office Applications  Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Online  BUSN 2160-Office Procedures

About Me…

I am a full-time Associate Professor of Business Administrative Technology at Bainbridge State College, Early County Center.  This is my 12th year teaching and I absolutely love it!  I grew up in Colquitt, GA on the family farm and graduated from Miller County High School in 1983.  I attended college at Valdosta State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.   After graduation, I moved to Tallahassee, FL and worked with the Florida Department of Revenue for 19 years in the areas of accounting and auditing.  I spent the next two years working as an internal auditor with a bank holding company in Colquitt, GA.  During this time, I decided to change careers and furthered my education at Troy University and graduated with a Master’s in Post-Secondary Education.

Business Administrative Technology Programs

The Business Administrative Technology program prepares graduates for employment in today’s technology-driven workplaces. The program provides learning opportunities which develop the academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Areas covered in this program are word processing, business office and electronic communication applications, filing and records management, office procedures and management, oral and written communication skills, and many other office- related topics. Graduates of the program may earn any of the following: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administrative Technology, Diploma in Business Administrative Technology, or Technical Certificate of Credit in Business Administrative Technology.

Program Course Information

BUSN 1001 Keyboarding and Business Document Processing (non-transfer)
This course introduces the touch system of keyboarding, placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and the production of properly formatted business correspondence. Students must attain a minimum of 25 GWAM (gross words a minute) on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors OR at least 70% speed and accuracy score on 3-minute timings to pass the course. Credit for this course can be obtained by examination.  Prerequisites: Exit or Exempt from ENGL 0989.  Corequisites:  READ 0999

BUSN 2110 Filing and Records Management (non-transfer)
This course emphasizes the principles and practices of effective records management for manual and electronic records systems. Topics include alphabetic, subject, numeric, and geographic storage as well as records retention, retrieval, and transfer.  Prerequisite: Exit or Exempt from READ 0999

BUSN 2120 Transcription (non-transfer)
This course develops skills in transcribing and formatting documents from dictation using word processing and speech recognition software.  Prerequisites: BUSN 1001, as well as TECH 1140 or ENGL 1101

BUSN 2130 Word Processing (non-transfer)
This course develops skill in producing various business documents using word processing software. Topics include beginning and advanced features of creating, organizing, and formatting content; collaborating on documents; and formatting and managing documents.  Credits:  4-0-4.  Prerequisites: BUSN 1001 and Exit or Exempt from READ 0999.

BUSN 2140 Electronic Communication Applications (non-transfer)
This course provides an overview of electronic communications as used in an office setting. Topics include: email fundamentals and management, using the Internet, system user security, wireless/mobile computing, and other emerging technologies.
Prerequisites:  Exit or Exempt from TECH 0085, BUSN 1001, and TECH 1140 or ENGL 1101

BUSN 2150 Business Office Applications (non-transfer)
This course emphasizes increased speed and accuracy. Integrated project-based applications include skills in advanced word processing, preparing presentations, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and email management.  Prerequisites: BUSN 2130, CSCI 1000, and TECH 1140 or ENGL 1101

BUSN 2160 Office Procedures (non-transfer)
This course emphasizes essential skills required for the business office. Topics include office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, communication skills, workplace mail, travel/meeting arrangements, electronic mail, presentation applications, and workplace documents. This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in all prior courses taken in the program. This course serves as a capstone course.  Prerequisite:  BUSN 2140.  Corequisite:  BUSN 2150
TECH 1110 Business Math (non-transfer)

This course is designed to help students review mathematical operations followed by an introduction to algebraic equations and variables, fundamental statistics, and general math applications.  Application of these mathematical principles will be related to money management, purchasing, merchandising, risk management, taxes and investment decisions.