Business Technology

Program Overview

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.

Career Traits/Requirements

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)

Salary Potential

$20,800.00 – $24,960.00

Program Costs

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

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;
  • 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.



Course Overview

  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • PSYC1010Basic Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN1400Word Processing Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • BUSN2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2200Office Accounting4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN1190Digital Technologies in Business2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN1240Office Procedures3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • BUSN2160Electronic Mail Applications2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BUSN2210Applied Office Procedures3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSpecific Occupational Guided Elective - 6 Hours6 credit hours0 contact hours
  • MAST1120Human Diseases3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN2340Healthcare Administrative Procedures4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXSpecific Occupational Guided Electives - 9 Hours9 credit hours0 contact hours
  • BUSN2375Healthcare Coding3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1011Structure and Function of the Human Body5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • BUSN2310Anatomy & Term for the Medical Admin. Assist.3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • and one of the following:
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • BUSN2300Medical Terminology2 credit hours30 contact hours