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Department: Business Technology
Total Credit Hours: 37 credits
This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills in computer applications. Responsibilities may include tasks related to word process, spreadsheets, presentations, database management, and desktop publishing. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all areas of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and use of the Internet.
Business Technology program representatives assist students with job placement efforts throughout the program. The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in the same area.
Students will learn to provide excellent support services and will acquire a broad range of skills in preparation for an entry-level position. 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 that meet their needs. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.
Students may earn this certificate before acquiring employment, and then when employed, apply all credits toward the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology.
Nearly all students who were seeking employment in a related area found jobs within 180 days of graduation.
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
A broad range of careers are possible and include, but are not limited to: 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.
|General Education Requirements (12 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 105||Applied Math||3|
|Communication||ENG 101 or
ENG 102 or
|English Composition I or
English Composition II or
|Social Science||HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
|US History to 1877 or
US History since 1877 or
US History since 1945 or
History of Missouri or
American Government or
State and Local Government
|Elective||BTC/CPT 103||Microcomputer Applications||3|
|Core Course Requirements (25 credits)|
|BTC 105||Proofreading and Editing Business Documents||2|
|BTC 136||Business Communication with Stakeholders||2|
|BTC 138||Project Management||1|
|BTC 150||Managing Information - Outlook||1|
|BTC 160||Word Processing - Word||2|
|BTC 165||Presentations - Powerpoint||2|
|BTC 170||Spreadsheet Applications - Excel||3|
|BTC 175||Database Applications - Access||2|
|BTC 190||Planning and Design Concepts (Microsoft Publisher)||2|
|BTC 245||Administrative Procedures||3|
|BTC 247||Administrative Supervision||3|
|BTC 290||Publishing Projects||2|
|Total Required Hours: 37 credits|