Curriculum & Outcomes

Business Technology

Business Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

99 Credits

Program Mission: The Business Technology AAS degree prepares students to meet the growing need for trained business support professionals. The primary goal of the degree is to prepare students to use various software applications in the work environment as a support tool to enhance day-to-day business operations.

Business Technology AAS degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level positions as a business support professional
  • Carry out office administration procedures and management support using office technology
  • Use Microsoft Project software to produce Gantt charts, Network Diagrams, and reports
  • Use Microsoft Office software to produce complex integrated documents and spreadsheets
  • Identify good customer service skills and work well with internal and external customers
  • Experience carrying out a Capstone project that uses the skills gained to serve as a support for a real office or business
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 106 Keyboarding II 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 115 Publisher 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 125 Web-Based Technologies 5
BTE 130 Business English I 5
BTE 135 Outlook 4
BTE 191 Customer Service Help Desk 3
BTE 195 Capstone Project 3
BTE 198 Job Search 2
BTE 225 Integrated Applications 5
BTE 281 Project Management 5
BUS& 101 Intro to Business 5
ITAD 112 HTML 5
Technical Elective* 5

* Electives - 5 credits

Up to 5 additional credits of which must be in college-level courses as defind by the technical institute or as accepted as fully transferrable as defined by the state system.

 Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Written Communication 5
Humanities 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits99

See page Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Business Technology

Business Technology

Certificate of Proficiency

81 Credits.

The Business Technology certificate is designed to meet the growing need for trained business support professionals. The primary goal of the certificate is to prepare students to use various software applications in the work environment as a support tool to enhance day-to-day business operations.

Business Technology certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level positions as a business support professional
  • Carry out office administration procedures and management support using office technology
  • Use Microsoft Project software to produce Gantt charts, Network Diagrams, and reports
  • Use Microsoft Office software to produce complex integrated documents and spreadsheets
  • Identify good customer service skills and work well with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate critical chinking, ceamwork, written communication, iIntercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 105 Keyboarding 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 115 Publisher 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 125 Web-Based Technologies 5
BTE 130 Business English I 5
BTE 135 Outlook 4
BTE 191 Customer Service Help Desk 3
BTE 198 Job Search 2
BTE 225 Integrated Applications 5
BTE 281 Project Management 5
ITAD 112 HTML 5

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits81

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Business Technology

Human Resources

Certificate of Proficiency

85 Credits

The Human Resources certificate prepares students to meet the growing need for Human Resources (HR) professionals. This program prepares students to use various software applications and business knowledge in conjunction with entry-level HR content areas to enhance business operations.

Human Resources certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level positions in HR and office administration
  • Carry out office and HR procedures and management using technology
  • Explain HR’s role in developing human capital and its impact on an organization’s success
  • Recognize the partnership of managers and HR professionals in business
  • Identify the importance, impact, and role of social responsibility and diversity in organizations
  • Leverage technology in today’s environment to support HR and business activities
  • Identify measurement strategies that link HR practices to achieving bottom-line business results
  • Identify employment decisions and strategies to build and maintain a diverse talented workforce
  • Recognize the implications associated with employment laws and their effects on organizations
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting 5
BTE 105 Keyboarding I 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 115 Publisher 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 135 Outlook 4
BTE 191 Customer Service Help Desk 3
BTE 225 Integrated Applications 5
BUHR 210 HR's Role Organizations & Program Overview 1
BUHR 215 HR Ethics & Diversity 4
BUHR 230 Staffing:Recruitment,Selection,& Placement 4
BUHR 250 HR Info Systems & Measuring HR Outcomes 4
BUHR 255 Employment Law I 4
BUHR 260 Employment Law II 4

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits85

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Business Technology

Web Maintenance

Certificate of Completion

39 Credits

The Web Maintenance certificate is designed to serve students seeking job transitions, skills upgrades, and continuing industry education. The primary goal of the certificate is to prepare students to use the various software applications in the work environment as a support tool to enhance day-to-day business operations. Graduates will find entry-level jobs as web assistants, web maintenance support, web specialists, web designers, and webmasters.

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 105 Keyboarding 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 191 Customer Service Help Desk 3
ITAD 112 HTML 5
ITAD 242 Java Programming 5
MMDP 122 Image Editing 1 with Photoshop 4
MMDP 133 Web Authoring with Dreamweaver 4
MMDP 153 Web Design 5
Total Program Credits39

Business Technology

Project Management Support

Certificate of Proficiency

52 Credits

The Project Management Support certificate is designed to serve students seeking job transitions, skills upgrades, and continuing industry education. The primary goal of the certificate is to prepare students to use various software applications in the work environment as a support tool to enhance day-to-day business operations. Graduates will find entry-level jobs as Project Management Coordinators, Project Management Assistants, Events or Conference Coordinators.

Project Management Support certificate graduates will:

  • Use Microsoft Project software to produce Gantt charts, Network Diagrams, and reports
  • Use Microsoft Office software to produce attractive, modern, and useful documents and spreadsheets
  • Use office equipment, i.e. FAX machines, photocopiers to carry-out typical office procedures
  • Identify good customer service skills and work well with internal and external customers

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 125 Web-Based Technologies 5
BTE 135 Outlook 4
BTE 191 Customer Service 3
BTE 281 Project Management with Microsoft Project 5

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits52

See page Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Business Technology

Microsoft Office Applications

Certificate of Completion

28 Credits

The Microsoft Office Applications certificate is designed to meet the needs of students who want to increase their computer knowledge. This certificate is directed towards people who have work experience and want to upgrade their skills by learning the current software applications used in the business community.

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 135 Outlook 4
Total Program Credits28

 

Business Technology

I-BEST Business Technology

Certificate of Completion

32 credits

The I-BEST Business Administration Support certificate prepares students for positions in beginning administrative support, reception, customer care, and sales/marketing support. Graduates will also be eligible for entry into a variety of certificate programs (Web maintenance; publication/sales/marketing support; project management support; customer service/product support; or Microsoft Office applications) as well as the full degree program.

All professional-technical courses (BTE) are taught with a 50% overlap of the professional-technical faculty and the basic skills (ESL) faculty. In addition to the professional-technical courses, I-BEST students are required to enroll in EASL 070 (ESL Computer Applications I) and EASL 072 (ESL Computer Applications I).

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Winter

Program Requirements

BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 198 Job Search 2
EASL 070 Computer Applications I 3
EASL 072 Computer Applications II 3
Total Program Credits32

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Business Technology

I-BEST Web Maintenance

Certificate of Completion

35 Credits

The I-BEST Web Maintenance Support certificate prepares an increasingly diverse workforce to begin an educational/career pathway in business technology support. It provides ESL and ABE students with the opportunity to pursue the Web Maintenance certificate of Completion while continuing their progress in Basic Skills (ESL and ABE), and it is intended to be an articulation option to the Business Technology (BTE) Associate of Applied Science degree as well as to the Multi Media Design and Production (MMDP) Associate of Applied Science degree. The primary goal of the certificate is to prepare students to use the various software applications in the work environment as a support tool to enhance day-to-day business operations.

All professional-technical courses (BTE, and MMDP) are taught with a 50% overlap of the professional-technical faculty and the basic skills (ESL) faculty. In addition to the professional-technical courses, I-BEST students are required to enroll in EASL 070 (ESL Computer Applications I) and EASL 082 (ESL Web Applications).

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 105 Keyboarding 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 191 Customer Service 3
ITAD 242 Java Programming 5
MMDP 122 Photoshop 4
MMDP 133 Dreamweaver 4
EASL 070 ESL Computer Applications I 3
EASL 082 ESL Web Applications 3
Total Program Credits35

Business Technology

Office Assistant

Certificate of Completion

39 Credits

The Office Assistant certificate is designed to meet the needs of employers for trained office assistants. Students learn Microsoft Office applications as well as how to use basic office technology. Students may find jobs as receptionists or clerical support.

It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

BTE 106 Keyboard II 3
BTE 111 Word 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Acess 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 124 PowerPoint 4
BTE 125 Web-Based Technologies 5
BTE 135 Outlook 4
BAS 191 Customer Service 3
Total Program Credits39