Business Technology A.A.S.

Theresa Coleman

What Is BTC

The Business Technology (BTC) program at St. Charles Community College addresses a combination of business and technology skills. The BTC program provides training in all facets of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, office operations and customer service. Students will also learn to apply skills in time management, personal organization, supervision and administration in the workplace.

Every industry needs professionals who are trained to use today’s technology in an office environment. No matter where a student’s interest lies, whether it’s the medical, legal, music, publishing, agriculture, education or other fields, there is a need for people who are competent using office software, managing projects and dealing with customers, vendors and other employees.

Instructors are committed to assisting students by keeping all course content, equipment and teaching methods current. This ensures better applied learning so students are successful in Business Technology career fields and can be placed in high-paying positions. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.

Occupational Outlook

Because of the diverse careers in this field, the outlook is varied. For most jobs in an office setting, the outlook is for growth from years 2012 to 2021 is between 12 and 16 percent.

Nearly all students who were seeking employment in a related area found jobs within 180 days of graduation.

Career Services

BTC Careers

A broad range of careers are possible and include, but are not limited to: administrative assistant, assistant director, buyer, developmental coordinator, executive secretary, hotel clerk, human resources assistant, legal secretary, medical secretary, municipal clerk, office manager, program assistant, receptionist, secretary, customer service representative, front desk clerk, receptionist, telephone operator, warranty administrator, clerical assistant and desktop publisher.

Salary Outlook

Salaries vary greatly in different occupations within this field. The median 2012 salaries were between $27,000 and 40,000 annually for those working in the field.

Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Degree Name: Business Technology A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Business Technology
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
Business Technology programs at St. Charles Community College address the full range of technology and business skills. This degree option provides the training necessary to work in a variety of business environments including, but not limited to human resources, office management, desktop publishing, event planning, project management, organizational leadership, and small business ownership. The Business Technology program provides current computer/technical training in all facets of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and up-to-date technology tools.
General Education Requirements

24
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105

Applied Math

3
Communication

ENG 101
ENG 102
SPE 101

English Composition I
English Composition II
Oral Communications 


3
3
3

Social Science

HIS 101, 102, 115, 202, 203  or 270 OR
POL 101 or 102

3

Natural Science Any BIO, CHM or PHY
3
Humanities

CPT 105

Computer Ethics 3
Elective

BTC/CPT 103

Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 34
BTC 105 Proofreading & Editing Business Documents 3
BTC 130, 131, 132 Customer Service, Telephone Communication Skills, and Time Management 3 (1 hr. ea)
BTC 136 Electronic Communication with Stakeholders 2
BTC 138 Project Management 1
BTC 145 Business Technology Tools 3
BTC 150 Managing Info: Outlook 1
BTC 160 Word Processing-Word 2
BTC 165 Presentations-PowerPoint 2
BTC 170 Spreadsheet Applications-Excel 2
BTC 175 Database Applications - Access 2
BTC 190 Planning and Design Concepts (Publisher) 2
BTC 245 Administrative Procedures 3
BTC 247 Administrative Supervision 3
BTC 250 Business Simulations 3
BTC 290 Publishing Projects (InDesign) 2
ELECTIVE COURSES 6
ACT 101 Applied Accounting 3
Any ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, PHE, PSY or SOC 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 64

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Business Technology (BTC)


Program Contact

Nancy Graviett
636-922-8390
ngraviett@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Ginny Tiller
636-922-8334
gtiller@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Technology Building, Room 105

Office Phone Number

636-922-8334