Business Technology

CONTACT
Administrative Office:
Westview 247
(970) 339-6244

Program Chair:
Ellen Swieter
Westview 246
(970) 339-6522
ellen.swieter@aims.edu

About

Business Technology – Administrative Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

This degree prepares individuals to have a successful career as an administrative/secretarial worker in a variety of office settings including government, small business, banking, real estate, insurance, and legal offices, etc. You will use up-to-date technology, the latest computer software, and learn from faculty who are experts in their field. Skills developed will be computer applications, written communications, records management, administrative office management skills, and many others. Students have a choice of five different emphasis options in this degree path.

A student may also choose to earn a Business Technology, Advanced Office Specialist, Multimedia Skill Enhancement, or Word Processing Skill Enhancement certificate.  These certificates will allow you to upgrade your current skills, apply for job advancement, or to enter a specific sector of the business field.

Business Technology – Medical Administrative Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

This degree pathway prepares individuals to have a successful career as an administrative/secretarial 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, and medical coding (ICD-10) Edition, and Physicians Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, and transcribing medical reports.  In addition, students learn basic human anatomy.

A student may also choose to 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. .

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.