Business Technology

Program Overview

The Business Technology degree 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, and presentation 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 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.

Students may enter the 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 64 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the 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 Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$26,500.00 – $29,500.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $8,055.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,865.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Business Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program are prepared for employment as executive secretaries, office managers, personnel managers, or human resource managers. 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.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communication
  • 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
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • BUSN1190Digital Technologies in Business2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN1240Office Procedures3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1400Word Processing Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • BUSN1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1420Database Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN2160Electronic Mail Applications2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN2210Applied Office Procedures3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • MGMT1100Principles of Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXGuided Elective - 6 credit hours6 credit hours contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2200Office Accounting4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 64