Ozark Catalog

Certificates of Proficiency

Technical Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of General Studies

Business Technology

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

Instructors
Tekla Barr
Clinton Hall
Charles Lee
Angela Medlock
Tammy Verkamp

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 professional 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. Comprehensive computer classes and their applications prepare students for the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification exam.

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.

Business Technology

Curriculum in Business Technology Technical Certificate

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

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 3
BST 1073 Accounting 3
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1013 Word Processing I 3
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 2133 Multimedia 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 2113 Word Processing II 3
BST 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 # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1013 Word Processing I 3
BST 1073 Accounting 3

BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003

Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 2113 Word Processing II * 3
BST 2133 Multimedia 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
BST 1063 Legal Environment for Business Technology 3
BST 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BST 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting * 3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
Total 15
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
BST 2153 Database Management 3
BST 2163 Desktop Publishing 3
INT 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
BST 2993 Special Topics for Business Technology 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
* Usually offered in Summer I term

Business Technology Banking

Curriculum in Business Technology - Banking Technical Certificate

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

ENGL 0303

ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
BST 2303 Money and Banking 3
BST 2313 Deposit Operations 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1013 Word Processing I 3
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BST 2333 Loan Operations 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 1073 Accounting 3
BST 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 # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1013 Word Processing I 3
BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
BST 2303 Money and Banking 3
BST 2313 Deposit Operations 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 1073 Accounting * 3
BST 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BST 2333 Loan Operations 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 1043 Professional Communication * 3
BST 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting 3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
4th Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
BST 1063 Legal Environment for Business Technology 3
BST 2153 Database Management 3
INT 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
BST 2993 Special Topics for Business Technology 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
* Usually offered in Summer I term