Business Technology Associate Degree – BA23

Program Description:

The Business Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workplaces. The Business Technology program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and terminology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of administrative technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology, Associate of Applied Science degree.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills70COMPASS – Writing62
Reading Comp.64Reading 79
Elem. Algebra57Algebra37

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 64

Business Technology Associate Degree Curriculum Essential Courses

General Education Core Courses 15 credits

Contact program advisor for program-specific courses, and see course options for each Area.

Area I - Language Arts/Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Science course

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts course

3

Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements (3)

An additional 3 cr. must be taken from Area I, II, III or IV

Occupational Courses 49 credits

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications

4

BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications

4

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business

2

BUSN 1240Office Procedures

3

BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

4

BUSN 1420Database Applications

4

BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications

2

BUSN 2210Applied Office Procedures

3

BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing

3

MGMT 1100Principles of Management

3

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I

4

XXXX xxxxGuided Electives

6

Select elective courses from list below for min. of 6 credits:

BUSN 1320Business Interaction Skills

3

BUSN 1330Personal Effectiveness

3

MGMT 1125Business Ethics

3

MGMT 2215Team Project

3

BUSN 1300Introduction to Business

3

BUSN 2240Business Administrative Assistant Internship I

4

BUSN 2250Business Administrative Assistant Internship II

6

ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II

4

ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting

3

MKTG 1100Principles of Marketing

3

MGMT 1115Leadership

3

HRTM 1130Business Etiquette and Communication

3

BUSN 2240, BUSN 2250: The internship course is an elective, and selection of too many/other electives may preclude a student from participating in work-site internship/experience.