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Associate in Science Degree Program

Business Office Technology: Computer Applications Specialist

Students are provided the opportunity to become competent in office skills. Applications and the decision-making process are stressed. Introductory and advanced courses give students a strong foundation. Specialized terminology and related work simulations are offered. Students receive hands-on experience using personal computer hardware and software, transcription equipment, and office simulations. The program will prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a career or advance in the field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills
  2. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and prepare business communication that is correct, concise, and complete
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing computer software programs
  4. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems in the workplace using ethical principles, productive work habits, and continuing professional development
  5. Demonstrate employment-level mathematical/accounting skills
  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of records management
  7. Develop a portfolio which serves as a self-evaluation of the student's skills for employment marketability
  8. Demonstrate the ability to prepare an application letter, resume, and follow-up correspondence
  9. Demonstrate the ability to construct a report utilizing various sources such as, but not limited to, the Internet and library
  10. Develop an understanding of cultural diversity
Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER (15 credits)
English Composition
3
Keyboarding for Information Processing I
3
MAT* __
Mathematics Elective
3
Introduction to Computers OR
3
BOT* __
BOT* Elective
3
Principles of Management OR
3
Principles of Marketing OR
3
Intro to Business
3
SECOND SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
Composition and Literature
3
Keyboarding for Information Processing II
3
Administrative Procedures
3
Introduction to Software Applications
3
__ __
Social & Behavioral Science Elective
3
THIRD SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
Principles of Accounting
4
Business Communications
3
Advanced Applications OR
3
Medical Terminology
3
__ __
BOT* Elective
3
__ __
Fine Arts Elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15 credits)
Public Speaking
3
BOT* __
Internship or other †BOT* Elective
3
__ __
Social Science Elective
3
Desktop Publishing OR
3
__ __
BOT*, CSA*, CSC*, or CST* Elective
3
Business Law
3
 
Total Credits  
61

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