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Academic Subject Certificate in Business Technology

Academic Subject Certificate 

Updated for 2014-2015

19 credits
Designed to enhance the marketability and increase earning potential of the Liberal Arts students who will enter the workforce upon graduation, work while earning their associate’s degree, or continue working while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

The Academic Subject Certificate in Business Technology will provide Associate in Arts students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring business technology skills.  Students interested in exploring business or business education as possible majors at four-year institutions can take these courses while earning their AA degree.  Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have business technology skills improving their chances of getting a job.  Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in business technology, which will greatly enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.

Requirements

Course Alpha

Course Title

Credits

BUS 101

Business Computer Systems

3

BUSN 121
or BUSN 123

Introduction to Word Processing (3)
Word Processing for Business (3)

3

BUSN 164

Career Success

3

BUSN 166

Professional Employment Preparation

1

BUSN 188

Business Calculations

3

ACC 124
or ACC 201

College Accounting I (3)
or Intro to Financial Accounting (3)

3

MGT 121

Customer Service

3

 

Total Credits

19

Academic Subject Certificate in Business Technology
Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
Provide students with skills and competencies essential for successful completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Identify and respond to customer needs by applying professional behaviors and ethical standards in the workplace.
Use appropriate technological tools to research, prepare, process, and communicate information and data to solve problems.
Manage and maintain an effective office environment.
Use business mathematics/accounting procedures to process basic financial transactions.
Work in a business environment recognizing one’s role in world community issues with a respect for diverse cultures and differing worldviews while embracing a sense of pride in one’s own regional values and historical heritage.
Explore various career opportunities in the business community.
Maintain proficiency in business technology by participating in on-going professional development in the business community.

 

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