Business Technology

Business Technology

About the Program

 

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.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2

AREA OF STUDY: Business

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

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Read, listen, speak, and write proficiently.

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Apply keyboarding and document processing skills to specific office applications.

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Use appropriate tools and processes such as records management, accounting fundamentals, and software applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations to manage information

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Apply organizational skills to the management of projects, daily schedules, multiple tasks, and unexpected interruptions.

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

 

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 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.

CHEA Student Achievement:

Business Technology AAS Graduates 2018 - 32

 

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

 

Hybrid Programs Restrictions

Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Language Option Restrictions

Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.

Elective Course Restrictions

Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online.  Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.

Required Course Restrictions

Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements. 

Potential Course Restrictions

Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.

 

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Willie Caldwell

Business Technology

  

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