Welcome to Cicero's Pillar
Welcome to Cicero's Pillar. I am Dr. John Cicero. I started at Shasta College in 1990 and have been teaching business classes since 1967. To say I like what I do would be an understatement. While I have always enjoyed academics, at this point in my life teaching is nothing less than the perfect job. If you are curious about where I have been and what I have done you can review my résumé.
Links to Classes
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Computer Literacy Workshop (CIS
This class will require outside time using a computer with appropriate software. Some computer access is provided on campus at the Math and Business Learning Center. Students taking the Internet format of this course must have access to the Microsoft Operating System and Office Suite--further information will be provided on the first day handout. Class Hours: 45 lecture/27 lab total (when offered in the Distance Education format, hours will total 162). This course is intended to help students achieve a degree of computer literacy through exposure to a variety of basic computer concepts including discussions of hardware, software, computer history, programming, computer ethics, and cultural implications. In addition, the student will be introduced to several hands-on applications such as systems software (Windows), word processing software (MS Word), spreadsheet software (MS Excel), database software (MS Access), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Human Relations on the Job (BUAD
Human Relations on the Job is a course designed to give the student the opportunity to increase interpersonal skills. There is particular emphasis on communication, motivation, leadership, and group decision skills. Emphasis is placed on improved relationships among employees and between employees and employers. Topics include communication processes and styles, attitudes, values, motivation, leadership, valuing diversity, and reinforcement on the job.
Business (BUAD 10)
This is a survey course for both business and non-business majors covering the major fields of business. Dynamics and complexities of the competitive business world including international business are explored through the study of topics including forms of business ownership, social responsibility and ethics, entrepreneurship, personnel, management and marketing concepts, securities market and other major aspects of business. This course is designed to provide students with familiarity with basic principles and practices of contemporary business, knowledge of business terminology, and an understanding of how business works within the U.S.economic system. Due to its introductory nature, it is recommended that this course be taken as a first business course.
Leadership and Supervision (BUAD 41)
This course focuses on the role of the first-line supervisor in the organization. There is particular emphasis on team building, coping with organizational change, leadership styles, motivating employees, and the supervisor’s role in monitoring the primary management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling.
Retail Management (BUAD 176)
This course is designed to develop student proficiency in the diverse aspects of retailing. The course includes specific areas of study, such as: store site location, store layout, product line selection, buying pricing, selling, advertising and financial management. This class is designed for those going into retail as well as those students planning to enter business that deal with retail merchants such as wholesalers, advertising media, insurance agencies, accounting firms and other service areas.