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Business Technology

Program Chair
Debra Wofford
Collegiate Center
(479) 508-3331
dwofford@atu.edu

Instructors
Tekla Barr
Clinton Hall
Serelda Johnson
Charles Lee
Angela Medlock

The Business Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers as an administrative assistant, accounting clerk, computer operator, or office manager. Students will gain the technical and computer knowledge for meeting the necessary skills to attain positions in their chosen field. Given the necessary time on the job to build expertise and accumulate experience, students can take advantage of opportunities to advance. Students can choose from one of the three programs of study: Business Technology, Banking, or Medical Transcription. Comprehensive computer classes and their applications prepare students for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification

The Business Technology Banking program of study will prepare students for careers in the banking industry. Course work is designed to provide the banking industry with skilled employees who possess strong communication, math, critical thinking, computer skills, and knowledge of banking processes and procedures.

The Business Technology Medical Transcription program of study will prepare the student for employment as a medical transcriptionist and to be a participating member of the healthcare team. Students will acquire skills to transcribe medical dictation or code medical records with accuracy, clarity, and timeliness, while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct.

Business
Technology

Curriculum in Business Technology Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BUS 0903 Keyboarding w/ Lab  (or elective if competency is met) 3
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
BUS 1023

MATH 0803
Business Mathematics
or
Beginning Algebra (or higher math)
3
BUS 1073 Accounting 3
BUS 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BUS 1013 Word Processing I 3
BUS 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BUS 1043 Professional Communication 3
BUS 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BUS 2133 Multimedia 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BUS 2113 Word Processing II 3
BUS 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting 3
Total 6

Business
Technology Option
Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum in Business Technology Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BUS 1013 Word Processing I 3
BUS 1073 Accounting 3
COMS 1003

COMS 2003

BUS 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
or
Introduction to Computers
3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BUS 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BUS 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BUS 1063 Legal Environment for Business Technology 3
BUS 2113 Word Processing II 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BUS 1043 Professional Communication 3
BUS 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BUS 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting 3
BUS 2133 Multimedia 3
BUS 2143 Introduction to Management 3
Total 15
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
BUS 2153 Database Management 3
BUS 2163 Desktop Publishing 3
BUS 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
BUS 2993 Special Topics for Business Technology 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".

Business
Technology
Banking

Curriculum in Business Technology - Banking Technical Certificate

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BUS 0903 Keyboarding w/Lab (or other elective if competency met) 3
BUS 1003

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
BUS 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
BUS 2313 Deposit Operations 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BUS 1013 Word Processing I 3
BUS 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BUS 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BUS 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BUS 2303 Money and Banking 3
BUS 2333 Loan Operations 3
Total 18
3rd Semester
BUS 1073 Accounting 3
BUS 1043 Professional Communication 3
Total 6

Business Technology Banking Option
Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum in Business Technology - Banking Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology

Course Number Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BUS 1073 Accounting 3
BUS 2303 Money and Banking 3
BUS 2313 Deposit Operations 3
BUS 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BUS 1013 Word Processing I 3
BUS 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BUS 1043 Professional Communication 3
BUS 2333 Loan Operations 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BUS 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BUS 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BUS 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting 3
BUS 2143 Introduction to Management 3
MATH 0903 Intermediate Algebra (or higher math) 3
Total 15
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
BUS 1063 Legal Environment for Business Technology 3
BUS 2153 Database Management 3
BUS 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
BUS 2993 Special Topics for Business Technology 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"