Overview

Complete hands-on computer training in current business software while building broad foundational skills key to success in an office environment. Prepare for entry-level work in a variety of roles, such as receptionist or administrative assistant.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
90 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
Online, On Campus
Tuition & Fees

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Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40
Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Apply business office administrative skills within a variety of workplace environments using critical thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership and teamwork skills, prioritization of tasks and professionalism
  2. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and emotional intelligence (EQ) with customers and coworkers in a professional business environment
  3. Compose business documents in the correct design formats including emails, memos, letters, meeting notes, policies and procedures and reports--with minimal grammatical/usage errors
  4. Critically apply the use of appropriate and current software skills (including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, email and other correspondence) to achieve business goals
  5. Organize business records by using the appropriate filing procedures to store and retrieve records manually and electronically
  6. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic payroll functions and prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly tax forms using standardized accounting principles

Careers & Opportunities

Graduates of Business Technology find employment in a variety of office and administrative support positions which include: office assistants, office clerks, receptionists, information clerks, administrative secretaries, administrative assistants and office administrators. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $23,000 to $29,000, and lead to higher level jobs with salaries upward of $45,000 - $60,000.

Potential employers include: Health care industry, law firms, accounting firms, insurance agencies, small businesses, corporations, education, and government agencies.