Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Business Office Technology Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

This degree program prepares students for employment in today’s business offices which are technology intensive. The curriculum is also appropriate for those wishing to update current skills. Emphasis is on the computerized office and development into supervisory positions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language and concepts within the field of business office technology.
  • Use computer input devices (e.g., keyboard and mouse) to properly and efficiently create and edit documents in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and electronic communications such as email.

Career Opportunities

Account Clerk
Administrative Assistant
Bank Teller
Billing Clerk
Brokerage Clerk
Computer Operator
Court Clerk
Customer Service Representative
Executive Assistant
Executive Secretary
File Clerk
General Office Clerk
Hotel/Motel Desk Clerk
Information Clerk
Insurance Clerk
Legal Secretary
Loan/Credit Clerk
Medical Secretary
Office Manager
Personnel Clerk
Real Estate Clerk
Word Processing Specialist

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

BOT-100Basic Keyboarding1
Keyboarding/Document Processing I
and Keyboarding/Document Processing II
Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing I
and Intermediate Keyboarding/Document Processing II
BOT-107Office Systems and Procedures2
BOT-120Comprehensive Word, Level I1
BOT-121Comprehensive Word, Level II1
BOT-122Comprehensive Word, Level III1
BOT-174Computer Concepts and Applications3
BUS-128Business Communication3
Select at least six units from the following6
Windows for the Information Worker
Comprehensive Excel, Level I
Comprehensive Excel, Level II
Comprehensive Excel, Level III
Office Work Experience
Office Work Experience
Office Work Experience
Elementary Accounting
Financial Accounting
Principles of Management
Computerized Accounting Applications
Total Units24

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Business Office Technology. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.