The Business Technology curricula are designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for assuming administrative assistant and other office positions in today’s competitive workplace. The curricula are competency-based and organized to teach industry-driven educational outcomes.

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Business Technology - General Office Administration Specialization - AAS

Business Technology - General Office Administration Specialization - Certificate

Business Technology Certificate - Human Resources/PeopleSoft Specialization

Business Technology - Microsoft Office Technology Specialization - AAS

Business Technology - Microsoft Office Technology Specialization - Certificate

Business Technology - Legal Office Assistant Specialization - AAS

Business Technology - Legal Office Assistant Specialization - Certificate

Business Technology - Medical Office Specialist Specialization - AAS

Business Technology - Medical Coding/Transcription Specialist Specialization - Certificate

Business Technology - Bilingual Business Technology - Certificate

Program Information

General Requirements

 
  • The Business Technology curricula are designed to provide students an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for assuming administrative assistant and other office positions in today’s competitive workplace. The curricula are competency-based and organized to teach industry-driven educational outcomes.
  • All courses in the Business Technology programs apply toward the AAS in Business Technology. The Business Technology program offers courses that qualify students for the (MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist certification. Please visit the MOS website: www.certiport.com/officespecialist for more information.
  • Students who hold Certified Administrative Professional or Certified Professional Secretary credentials are granted 15 semester credit hours for the following courses: POFT 1370, (Introduction to Office Technology); POFT 2301, Intermediate Keyboarding; ACNT 1303, Introduction to Accounting I; POFT 1325, Business Math and Machine Applications; POFT 2331, Administrative Systems.
  • To be granted the 15 semester credit hours, the applicant must request that the certifying agency provide the College with proof that the applicant has passed all sections of the certification exam.
  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Business Technology. Students may choose from one of the following four specializations: General Office Administration, Microsoft Office Technology, Legal Office Assistant, or Medical Office Specialist.
  • Likewise, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one Certificate in Business Technology. Students may choose from one of the following six specializations: Bilingual Business Technology, Human Resources/PeopleSoft, General Office Administration, Microsoft Office Technology, Legal Office Assistant, or Medical Coding/Transcription Specialist.
  • Business Technology also offers the following Marketable Skills Achievement Awards (MSA): Financial PeopleSoft and Medical Management.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

 

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to

  • Read, listen, speak, and write proficiently.
  • Apply keyboarding and document processing skills to specific office applications.
  • Use appropriate tools and processes such as records management, accounting fundamentals, and software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations to manage information.
  • Apply organizational skills to the management of projects, daily schedules, multiple tasks, and unexpected interruptions.

Employment

 

There are 18,645 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants are employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 4.0% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 500 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $26.24 hourly, $55,000 annually

Accreditation

 
The Business Technology Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized business accreditation association committed to advancing excellence in business education worldwide. Our member institutions share the common belief that an excellent business education is defined by professors who are committed to teaching, students who come from a diversity of backgrounds, and courses that provide relevant skills for real-world opportunities.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education certificates offer contact hours, not academic credit. One Continuing Education Unit, or CEU, is 10 contact hours of successful participation/completion in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. CEUs are not substituted for college credit hours, but rather are a means of reporting continuing education activities. Transcripts listing CEU credits satisfactorily completed are available on request. CEUs are recognized internationally as a measure of substantial professional education and training.

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