Applied Business Technology

Program Overview

The Applied Business Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program is a sequence of courses that provide students with a group of customer service specialty courses, general education courses, work experience in a related area, and a series of courses in a specialty area.  Graduates have qualifications to work in a variety of fields based on the student’s area of specialty.  The areas of specialties are as follows: Business Technology Specialization or Medical Administrative Specialist.

Students may enter the Applied Business Technology degree program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 68 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Applied Business Technology degree program must be able to work in an office setting, type and produce business documents, be a fast and accurate typist, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$26,500.00 – $29,500.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $8,455.00
Books and Supplies for each specialization:  $1,700.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Depending on specialization, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in customer service, business, or in a medical office.  In addition, the graduate may be able to start his/her own business and become self-employed.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy.

Articulation Agreements

For information on further advancing your education after completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, see our Articulation (Transfer) Agreements.



Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communications
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • MKTG1161Service Industry Business Environment2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • MKTG1162Customer Contact Skills4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • MKTG1163Computer Skills for Customer Service2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MKTG1164Business Skills for the Customer2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • MKTG1165Personal Effectiveness in Customer Service1 credit hours15 contact hours
  • APBT Field Experience/Internship (choose one of the following)
  • Option #1:
  • APBT2100Applied Bus. Tech. Field Experience/Internship12 credit hours540 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • APBT2101Applied Bus. Tech. Field Experience/Internship I3 credit hours135 contact hours
  • APBT2102Applied Bus. Tech. Field Experience/Internship II3 credit hours135 contact hours
  • APBT2103Applied Bus. Tech. Field Experience/Internship III3 credit hours135 contact hours
  • APBT2104Applied Bus. Tech. Field Experience/Internship IV3 credit hours135 contact hours
  • Business Technology Specialization
  • BUSN1240Office Procedures3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1400Word Processing Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • BUSN1200Machine Transcription2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSelect ONE additional BUSN Course2 credit hours0 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2200Office Accounting4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • MAST1120Human Diseases3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN2300Medical Terminology2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • BUSN2310Anatomy & Term for the Medical Admin. Assist.3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN2340Healthcare Administrative Procedures4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN2320Medical Document Processing/Transcription4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • BUSN2370Medical Office Billing/Coding/Insurance3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN2375Healthcare Coding3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2200Office Accounting4 credit hours75 contact hours