Business Technology, Diploma (BT12) (520401)  Diploma

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

The Business Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today's technology-driven workplaces. The 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 terminology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology Diploma.

Length of Program: 3 Semesters

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.

Program Final Exit Point: Business Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 42 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Curriculum Outline (42 hours)
1. General Education Courses 9
PSYC 1010

Pre-requisite(s): Entrance exam reading and writing scores in accordance with approved TCSG admission score levels Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatments, stress and health, and social psychology.

Select 1 of the 2 English courses - 3 hrs. 3
Select 1 of the 2 Math courses - 3 hrs. 3
MATH 1012

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH 1005Applied Technical Mathematics
2. Occupational Courses 33
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.

BUSN 1460

Pre-requisites: COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computer Literacy This course introduces and reinforces the touch system of keyboarding; placing emphasis on establishing correct techniques and building speed and accuracy. In addition, this course introduces and applies document formatting skills including production of memos, email messages and letter from scratch using various styles and special features. Focus includes using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, number expressions, etc.

BUSN 1450

Pre-requisites: COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computer Literacy This course covers the basic skills required to use word processing, spreadsheet and database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects.

BUSN 2150

Pre-requisites: COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computer Literacy Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business, such as, the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms. Emphasis is placed on Professional Social Media Conduct and Workplace Computer Security and Safety.

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.

BUSN 1470

This course equips participants with the tools to communicate and interact more effectively in person and in writing. Participants learn how to work in teams to create a collaborative environment for accomplishing goals. This course consists of the following: language of business, communication skills, working with information, business writing, team and collaborative skills, and resolving interpersonal conflict. This course incorporates the use of presentation software throughout to support the mission of professional communication skill development.

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.

Guided Electives - Select One of Two Accounting courses 6
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.

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.

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