Programs

Business Technology

Program Description

The Business Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today's technology-driven workplaces. The Business Technology program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications software. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, Internet research, and electronic file management. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and terminology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of administrative technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology, Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Major Code: BA23
  • Award Level: Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 5 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 64

TYPING TEST: Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with grade of C or better. Following is the link to take the online BUSN 1440 eligibility typing test. Online Typing Test Instructions (PDF)

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirement

Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with grade of C or better. Following is the link to take the online BUSN 1440 eligibility typing test. Online Typing Test Instructions (PDF)

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits
First TermENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric I3
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3

Social/Behavioral Sciences elective -- Choose one (Required)3
ECON 1101, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, POLS 1101, or HIST 2111

Natural Sciences/Mathematics elective--Choose one3
MATH 1111 - College Algebra
OR
MATH 1101 - Mathematical Modeling
OR
MATH 1100 * - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

Second TermGeneral Core elective--
Choose one non-repetitive course from Area I, II, III, or IV3

Humanities/Fine Arts elective -- Choose one3
HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101, ARTS 1101, ENGL 2130, or THEA 1101

BUSN 1440Document Production*4
BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing3

Third TermBUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4
BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4
BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications4
BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications2

Fourth TermBUSN 1420Database Applications4
BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business2
BUSN 1240Office Procedures3
MGMT 1100Principles of Management3

Fifth TermACCT 1100Financial Accounting I4
BUSN 2210Applied Office Procedures3
Six (6) credit hours of Guided Electives6

Guided Electives
ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II4
ACCT 1110Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting3
ACCT 1125Individual Tax Accounting3
ACCT 1130Payroll Accounting3
ACCT 2110Accounting Simulation3
ACCT 2120Business Tax Accounting3
ACCT 2140Legal Environment of Business3
ACCT 2145Personal Finance3
ACCT 2150Principles of Auditing3
ACCT 2155Principles of Fraud Examination3
BUSN 1100Introduction to Keyboarding3
BUSN 1180Computer Graphics and Desing3
BUSN 1200Machine Transcription2
BUSN 1210Electronic Calculators2
BUSN 1220Telephone Training2
BUSN 1300Introduction to Business3
BUSN 1340Customer Service Effectiveness3
BUSN 2170Web Page Design2
CIST 1001Computer Concepts3
CIST 1130Operating Systems Concepts3
CIST 1305Program Design and Development3
MGMT 1105Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 1110Employment Rules and Regulations3
MGMT 1115Leadership3
MGMT 1120Introduction to Business3
MGMT 1125Business Ethics3
MGMT 2115Human Resource Management3
MGMT 2120Labor Management Relations3
MGMT 2130Employee Training and Development3
MGMT 2135Management Communication Techniques3
MGMT 2140Retail Management3
MGMT 2145Business Plan Development3
MGMT 2150Small Business Management3
MGMT 2200Production/Operations Management3
MGMT 2205Service Sector Management3
MKTG 1100Principles of Marketing3
PARA 1100Introduction to the Law and Ethics3
PARA 1145Law Office Management3

* Students enrolling in BUSN 1440 are required to take a typing test indicating the ability to key at least 25 words per minute accurately, or successfully pass BUSN 1100 with a grade of C or better. Following is the link to take the online BUSN 1440 eligibility typing test. Online Typing Test Instructions (PDF)

*MATH courses will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of C or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Business Technology, the following courses must be taken five years prior to graduation: BUSN 1400--Word Processing Applications, BUSN 1410--Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications, BUSN 1420--Database Applications, BUSN 1430--Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications, BUSN 1440--Document Production, and BUSN 2160--Electronic Mail Applications. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five-year rule.

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Program Advisors
Karla Weaver
Instructor
karla.weaver@sctech.edu
770-233-6195

Kim Yevak
Program Coordinator
kim.yevak@sctech.edu
706-646-6473

Career and Academic Planning
CAP Center
Career Advisor
@sctech.edu
770-229-3048
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A