2021-2022 College Catalog

Business Technology Diploma

Business Technology Diploma (Major Code: BA22)

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 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, and presentation 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 qualification and technology innovations for the office. 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.


Career Information


Office Clerks, General

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 13.3% nationally and 14% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $35,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Erskine Hawkins, Jr.

Chair, Accounting and Business Administrative Technology



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 Terms

Credit Hours: 53

Estimated Program Cost: $9,293

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


Select one of the following

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


Select one of the following

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


MATH 1011Business Math


Occupational Courses (35 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business


BUSN 1240Office Procedures


BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications


BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications


BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications


BUSN 1440Document Production


BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications


BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading and Editing


BUSN 2210Applied Office Procedures


Accounting Elective Option - Select one of the following (4 Credits)

ACCT 1001


BUSN 2300Medical Terminology


Guided Electives (6 Credits)

XXXX xxxx Advisor Approved Guided Electives


Total Credit Hours: 53


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to organize work station and maintain files and equipment.
2. Graduates will be able to set up and maintain records and documentation.
3. Graduates will be able to produce documents in Word, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint (or other similar application).
4. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively using Electronic mail.
5. Graduates will be able to organize meetings—the attendees, location, and equipment.
6. Graduates will be able to inventory and maintain office supplies and equipment.
7. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the accounting cycle and financial statements.
8. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of medical terminology.
9. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of medical office filing, coding, billing and insurance.