The Business Technologies curriculum offers an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by professional workers in today’s business world. Office workers are needed in a variety of positions in many business areas such as banking, industry, education, and government. Specific job titles may include Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper, Clerk, Office Manager, Office Supervisor, Secretary, or Word Processing Specialist.
An associate in applied science degree can be earned in Business Technologies with major concentrations in Accounting Technology, APP Development with Swift Concentration, Business Computer Applications, Office Administration, or Supervisory Management. To receive an associate in applied science degree, students must complete General Education core requirements, Business Technologies core requirements, and additional courses to satisfy the requirements in the chosen area of concentration.
Admission is conditional and depends on the student’s ability to perform the essential functions identified for this program. Reasonable accommodations are considered.
Degrees and Certificates
Business Technologies, A.A.S.
Business Technologies Short Certificates
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with American business as a dynamic process in a global setting. Topics include the private enterprise system, forms of business ownership, marketing, and factors of production, personnel, labor, finance, and taxation. This is a CORE course.
This course is a survey of topics of interest to the consumer. Topics include budgeting, financial institutions, basic income tax, credit, consumer protection, insurance, house purchase, retirement planning, estate planning, investing, and consumer purchases. This is a CORE course.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of supervision. Topics include the functions of management, responsibilities of the supervisor, management-employee relations, organizational structure, project management, and employee training and rating.
This course covers written, oral and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, resumes, reports, and other business communications. This is a CORE course.
This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation analysis.
Appropriate placement scores.
This course is a continuation of BUS 241. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course also emphasizes managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations; statement analysis; introductory cost accounting; and use of information for planning, control, and decision-making.
This course will introduce students to computerized accounting systems using Quickbooks. Students will set up and perform routine tasks such as recording business transactions, maintaining customer and vendor files, vouchering, controlling inventory, processing sales, maintaining fixed asset and depreciation schedules, and preparing payroll. Additional procedures covered include setting up as chart of accounts, summarizing data, generating financial reports and banking transactions.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost accounting systems.
This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and their subsequent impact on business. Topics include the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the legislative process, civil and criminal law, administrative agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property.
Appropriate placement scores.
This is an introductory study of basic statistical concepts applied to economic and business problems. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of data; the statistical description and analysis of data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; elementary probability; sampling; estimation; and an introduction to hypothesis testing.
Two years of high school algebra, intermediate algebra, or appropriate score on math placement test.
This course provides a basic study of the principles of management. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling, with emphasis on practical business applications. This is a CORE course.
This course provides an overview of the creation and operation of a small business. Topics include buying a franchise, starting a business, identifying capital resources, understanding markets, managing customer credit, managing accounting systems, budgeting systems, inventory systems, purchasing insurance, and the importance of appropriate legal counsel.
This course is designed to develop skills necessary for supervision of office functions. Emphasis is on issues relating to the combination of people and technology in achieving the goals of business in a culturally diverse workplace, including the importance of office organization, teamwork, workplace ethics, office politics, and conflict-resolution skills. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate effective supervision in the modern office.