The Business Technology diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workplaces. The program provides learning opportunities that 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 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 administrative technology.
Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology diploma with a specialty in Business Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant.
Students are accepted into the Business Technology diploma program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 50 semester credit hours.
Individuals wanting to enroll in the Business Technology diploma 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)
$20,800.00 – $24,960.00
Tuition & Fees: $6,324.00
Books & Supplies: $1,265.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)
HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.
To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:
- 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
- 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
- 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
- Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award
High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.
Graduates of the Business Administrative Technology diploma program are prepared for employment as a data entry clerk or an administrative assistant. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.
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;
OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.