A.A.S. Business Technology
Why Business Technology?This two-year (60(61) credit) program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to find employment as a computer operator, data entry clerk, or office worker who manages accounts receivable and payable, billings, payroll and web designing. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will:
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 131CAPP 131 - Basic MS Office
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Students will learn beginning to intermediate elements of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
|Basic MS Office||3|
WRIT 122WRIT 122 - Intro to Business Writing
This course is designed to teach students how to write better routine business correspondence. The basic concepts of letter, memo, and report writing are taught. Emphasis is on composing at the keyboard, given different office situations and following oral and written instruction. While grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, this course takes a strong workplace activity orientation, which helps students connect what they learn to what they do or will do on the job. Grammar and punctuation will be reviewed and emphasis on business usage. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Business Writing||3|
|Written Communication Elective||(3)|
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
|Mathematics Core Elective||(3(4))|
|Photoshop and Illustrator||3||First Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 151CAPP 151 - MS Office
This is an intermediate-level course using the Windows Vista operating system and an integrated software package with emphasis on the business environment. The approach is a hands-on experience creating more complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, publications, web pages, and pictures. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A.
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
COMX 115COMX 115 - Interpersonal Communication
The objectives of this introductory-level course are to help students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of interpersonal communication theory and to learn useful skills that will enable them to be more effective in establishing healthy interpersonal relationships in their personal lives and professions.
GDSN 145GDSN 145 - Introduction to Web Design
This course provides fundamental instruction on creating, editing, and enhancing Internet web sites. Students will gain hands-on experience that includes internet navigation and communication, web page creation using basic HTML/XHTML code and Adobe Dreamweaver, publishing web pages to the World Wide Web, and web site management and maintenance.
|Introduction to Web Design||3|
MART 214MART 214 - Digital Publishing and Design
This course covers the fundamentals of creating a variety of publications using Adobe Indesign including typography usage and terminology, with the aid of Photoshop for graphic manipulation. Students will develop layout and design solutions to problems presented in class. Practical application of skills is emphasized. Digital Publishing and Design is a required course for the AAS degree in Information Technology.
|Digital Publishing and Design||3|
|Elective||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 201ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Financial Accounting. This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108. is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balance, financial statements, plant and intangible assets, depreciation, inventories, accounting systems, payroll, and taxes. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A, M 090, or M 108.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
COLS 111COLS 111 - Career Development and Interpersonal Skills
This course prepares students for the habits and attitudes needed to perform effectively in the job market by developing interpersonal and transferable non-cognitive skills needed to be successful in various career fields. In this course, students create a working resume and cover letter and will develop interviewing and networking skills. Topics covered include career exploration, effective communication, teamwork, time management, creative thinking, professionalism, and conflict resolution.
|Career Development and Interpersonal Skills||1|
|Elective||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
ACTG 202ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
This is an intensive course sequence in the fundamental principles of accounting emphasizing corporations, department and branch accounting, manufacturing and job order cost systems, budgeting, cost accounting, management reports, financial position, consolidated statements, and financial statement analysis. Pre-requisite: ACTG 201.
|Principles of Managerial Accounting||4|
ITS 165ITS 165 - Intro to Operating Systems and Command Line
This course examines the role of operating system software and various user interfaces including the use of virtual machines. The curriculum focuses on using both a command line interface and a graphical user interface for system management tasks, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.
|Intro to Operating Systems and Command Line||3|
GDSN 298GDSN 298 - Graphic Design Internship
This internship provides valuable work experience in a planned and supervised graphic or web design environment. The internship is a collaboration between the College, the student and a business, government, or community service agency to develop the “real world” workforce experience.
|Graphic Design Internship||(1)|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.