This degree prepares individuals to forge a successful career as an administrative or secretarial worker in a variety of office settings, including government, small business, banking, real estate, insurance and legal offices, etc. Students will take four business "core" classes in Fundamentals of Accounting, Legal Environment of Business, PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel, and Corporate Ethics & Social Responsibility. In addition, students will take 21 credit hours in Administrative Degree Requirements. Students have the chance to personaize their degree path by choosing one of five emphasis areas:
Students will use up-to-date technology, the latest computer software and learn from faculty who are experts in their field. Skills developed will be for computer applications, written communications, records management, administrative office management, word processing and more.
Business Technology Certificate
Students also have the choice to earn a 28 credit certificate in Business Technology. Courses in the certificate apply to the degree. An administrative assistant earning a Business Technology degree performs administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spreadsheets/presentations and filing. Extensive software skills, Internet research abilities and strong communication skills are required.
Business Technology Mini Certificates
In addition to the degree path, students may also choose to earn a mini certificate in Advanced Office Specialist, Multimedia Skill Enhancement or Word Processing Skill Enhancement. These certificates will allow you to upgrade your current skills, apply for job advancement or to enter a specific sector of the business field.
This degree pathway prepares individuals to launch a successful career as an administrative or secretarial assistant in a health-care setting, such as a medical doctor’s office, eye doctor, hearing specialist, medical clinic or hospital. Skills are developed in computer applications, written communication, medical office procedures, financial management, insurance billing, medical coding (ICD-10 Edition), Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and transcribing medical reports. In addition, students learn basic human anatomy.
A student may also earn an Introduction to Medical Transcription and Coding or a Business Technology - Medical Transcription and Coding Certificate which will provide you job entry skills in the medical field.
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