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Business Technology

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

Instructors
Clinton Hall
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 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.

The Business Technology - Human Resource Management program of study will prepare students for an entry-level position in the field of human resources.  Students will focus on local, state and federal employment laws/regulations and learn ethical employment practices.  This program option will prepare the student to provide support to companies and employees. Graduates of this program will learn to manage a company’s most important assets – its employees.

The Business Technology - Supply Chain Management graduates will possess the skills and competencies necessary to function in the field as entry level technicians in:  warehouse operations, inventory management, systems management, customer service, dispatching, and jobs associated with product distribution.  Students will acquire a knowledgeable perspective into the transportation and logistics as it relates to the efficient movement of goods in the global market.

Business Technology

Curriculum in Business Technology Technical Certificate
(36 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 0903 Keyboarding w/ Lab (or elective if competency is met) 3
BST 1003
or
ENGL 0303
or
ENGL 1013
Business English
or
Foundational Composition
or
Composition I
3
BST 1073 Accounting 3
BST 1303 Introduction to Computers 3
TMAT 1103 Technical Mathematics I (or higher math) 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
(prerequisite: BST 1013)
3
BST 2123 Computer Applications for Accounting
(prerequisite: BST 1073)
3
Total 6

Business Technology Option Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum in Business Technology Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1013 Word Processing I 3
BST 1073 Accounting 3

BST 1303
or
COMS 1003
or
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 *
(prerequisite: BST 1013)
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 *
(prerequisite: BST 1073)
3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
Total 15
4th Semester
3 hours Any Approved Social Science1 3
BST 2153 Database Management 3
BST 2163 Desktop Publishing
(prerequisite: BST 1013 or BST 1303)
3
INT 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
3 hours Approved Elective 3
Total 15

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
* Usually offered in Summer I term

Approved Electives may include BST 2213, BST 2223, BST 2993, or other Business Technology courses not required by this curriculum.

Business Technology Banking

Curriculum in Business Technology - Banking Option Technical Certificate
(36 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 0903 Keyboarding w/Lab (or other elective if competency met) 3
BST 1003
or
ENGL 0303
or
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
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

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
(prerequisite: BST 1073)
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
3 hours 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
3 hours Approved Elective 3
Total 15

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
* Usually offered in Summer I term

Approved Electives may include BST 2213, BST 2223, BST 2993, or other Business Technology courses not required by this curriculum.>

Business Technology Human Resource Management Option Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum in Business Technology - Human Resource Management Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
BST 2133 Multimedia 3
BST 2513 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
BST 2523 Employment Law 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester

BST 1013

Word Processing I

3
BST 1033 Administrative Support Procedures 3
BST 2533 Employee Recruitment/Training/Compensation 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
PSY 2003
or
SOC 1003
General Psychology
or
Introductory Sociology
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
3 hours Approved Elective 3
BST 2113 Word Processing II 3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
BST 2543 Workplace Behavior and Ethics 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 15
4th Semester
3 hours Approved Electives (may include Internship) 3
BST 1043 Professional Communication 3
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 1073 Accounting 3
BST 2213 Human Relations Principles and Practices 3
Total 15
Approved Electives may include BST 2213, BST 2223, BST 2993, or other Business Technology courses not required by this curriculum.  

Business Technology Supply Chain Management Option Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum in Business Technology - Supply Chain Management Option Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Technology
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
BST 1303

COMS 1003

COMS 2003
Introduction to Computers
or
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
or
Microcomputer Applications
3
BST 2143 Introduction to Management 3
BST 2413 Principles of Supply Chain Command 3
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
BST 1053 Spreadsheets 3
BST 1073 Accounting * 3
BST 2433 Efficiency Principles of Manufacturing 3
BST 2443 Introduction to Project Management 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
BST 1043 Professional Communication * 3
BST 1063 Legal Environment for Business Technology 3
BST 2153 Introduction to Database Management 3
BST 2423 Transportation Management 3
BST 2463 Warehousing and Inventory Management
(prerequisite: Composition I)
3
Total 15
4th Semester
3 hours Any Approved Social Science1 3
3 hours Approved Elective 3
BST 1083 Introduction to Economics 3
BST 2453 Foundations of Strategic Procurement 3
INT 2903 Internship (or approved elective) 3
Total 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements"
* Usually offered in Summer I term

Approved Electives may include BST 2213, BST 2223, BST 2993, or other Business Technology courses not required by this curriculum.