Business Technology, AAS (BA23) Degree


Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville, Tifton, Cairo, Bainbridge

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, database management, 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 qualifications 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.

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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 Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 67 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Cost
Books: $776.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,577.00
Books: $577.50
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,500.00
Total: $2,378.50
Books: $471.44
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,400.00
Total: $2,172.44
Books: $539.70
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,400.00
Total: $2,240.70
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $1,501.00
Curriculum Outline (67 hours)
1. General Education Courses 15
Area I: Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101

Co-requisite(s): ENGL 0090 and/or Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels. Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
and one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
2. Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3
3. Occupational Courses 49
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
BUSN 1190

Pre-Requisite(s): COMP 1000 Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms.

2
BUSN 1240

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office. Topics include: office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, office equipment, workplace mail, records management, travel/meeting arrangements, electronic mail, and workplace documents.

3
BUSN 1400

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.

4
BUSN 1410

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating and securing data.

4
BUSN 1420

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics and assignments will include: database concepts, structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting, and sharing data and managing and maintaining databases.

4
BUSN 1430

Pre-requisite(s): COMP 1000 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use desktop publishing (DTP) software and presentation software to create business publications and presentations. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and projects. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, presentation design, and practical applications.

4
BUSN 1440

Pre-requisite(s): Demonstrated ability to key at least 25 wpm on a 3-minute timing with no more than 3 errors. Pre/Co-requisite(s): COMP 1000 Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

4
BUSN 2160

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission, COMP 1000 This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization via a personal information management program. Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels. Topics include: Internal and External Communication, Message Management, Calendar Management, Navigation, Contact and Task Management, and Security and Privacy.

2
BUSN 2190

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1101 Co-requisite(s): BUSN 1440 Emphasizes proper proofreading and editing for business documents. Topics include: applying proofreading techniques and proofreaders marks with business documents; proper content, clarity, and conciseness in business documents; and business document formatting.

3
BUSN 2210

Pre-requisite(s): BUSN 1240, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1440 Co-Requisite(s): BUSN 2190, (ACCT 1100 or BUSN 2200) This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in prior courses taken in the program. Topics include: communications skills, telecommunications skills, records management skills, office equipment/ supplies, and integrated programs/applications. Serves as a capstone course.

3
MGMT 1100

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the ManagerÆs Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision- Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.

3
and one of the following (4 Hours) 4
ACCT 1100

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission or Advisor Approval Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.

4
BUSN 2200

Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Introduces fundamental concepts of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor service business. Topics include: accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, journalizing and posting transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, cash control, and payroll concepts.

4
Guided Electives 6
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