2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Business Technology (BA22) Diploma

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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 software. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and technology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Also provided are opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of business technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology Diploma with a specialization in one of the following: Business Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant.

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Note: All occupational curriculum within the Business Technology Diploma program must be completed with a “C” or better in order to graduate from the program.

Basic Skills Courses (8-9 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

 

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

OR

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

 

MATH 1011Business Math

3

OR

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

Occupational Curriculum (18 Credit Hours)

COMP 1000Introduction to Computers

3

BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications

4

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing

3

 

ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I

4

OR

BUSN 2200Office Accounting

4

And completion of one of the following specializations:

Business Administrative Assistant Specialization (24 Hours)

BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business

2

BUSN 1240Office Procedures

3

BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications

4

BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications

4

BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications

2

BUSN 2210Applied Office Procedures

3

XXXX xxxxGuided Electives

6

or

Medical Administrative Assistant Specialization (24 Hours)

BUSN 2310Anatomy and Terminology for the Medical Administrative Assistant

3

OR

ALHS 1010Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

4

OR

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

 

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

OR

BUSN 2300Medical Terminology

2

 

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

BUSN 2340Medical Administrative Procedures

4

BUSN 2370Medical Office Billing/Coding/Insurance

3

XXXX xxxxGuided Electives

9

Total Credit Hours: 50 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation