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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Diploma

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, which 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, presentation, and database 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 technology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualifications. Also provided are opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of business administrative technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology Diploma with a specialization in one of the following: Business Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will create documents including a worksheet, a memo, and a presentation using a variety of software applications.
• Students will create Mail Merge documents including letters, envelopes, and data directories.
• Students will produce properly formatted business documents such as a letter, envelope, and business report from straight and/or rough draft copy using various word processing features.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Cairo, Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here for the BUS Track. Click Here for the Med Track.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Business Administrative Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 50 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
And one of the following (3 hours)
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
3. Occupational Courses (18 hours)
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
BUSN 1400 Word Processing 4
BUSN 1440 Document Production 4
BUSN 2190 Business Document Proofreading and Editing 3
and one of the following (4 hours)
ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I 4
BUSN 2200 Office Accounting 4
4. And one of the following specializations (24-26 hours)
Business Specialization 24
BUSN 1190 Digital Technologies in Business 2
BUSN 1240 Office Procedures 3
BUSN 1410 Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications 4
BUSN 1430 Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications 4
BUSN 2160 Electronic Mail Applications 2
BUSN 2210 Applied Office Procedures 3
XXXX xxxx Guided Electives 6
Christian, Patricia
Business & Office Technology Faculty
School of Business
Thomasville
W: 229-227-2580
pchristian@southernregional.edu
Davis, Susan
Business Technology Faculty
Business & Office Technology
Tifton
W: (229) 391-2648
sdavis@southernregional.edu
Lofton, Linda
Business Technology Faculty
Business & Office Technology
Moultrie Veterans Parkway
W: (229) 217-4198
llofton@southernregional.edu