The Business Technology degree program prepares students with a comprehensive blending of business, critical thinking, and software knowledge/skills in preparation for entry-level business and advanced administrative career titles.  Students will build a foundation in business software, management techniques, decision making, ethics and effective communication.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Students must be able to touch type at a combined speed and accuracy rate of 25 wpm.  Typing placement test available in Campus Assessment Centers.  Students who do not achieve appropriate score on placement test must complete BT-1000 Keyboarding and Document Formatting course and pass with a minimum grade of "C" prior to entrance to this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Utilize current workplace technologies for organization, collaboration, and sharing of ideas and documents.
  2. Perform at an advanced level with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications.
  3. Apply  administrative managerial skills and problem-solving skills in a workplace environment including decision making, critical thinking, independent task completion, time management, and effective communication.
  4. Apply project management skills and software to workplace existing or new projects.
  5. Analyze, interpret, and explain quantitative data.
  6. Operate web-based meetings utilizing software collaborative resources.
  7. Apply the principles of emotional intelligence when interacting with others in the workplace.
  8. Describe the traits of effective leadership, and distinguish between appropriate types of feedback.
  9. Recognize the value of working in a diverse environment.
  10. Utilize time effectively and perform tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  11. Collaborate with colleagues to accomplish common goals.
  12. Apply principles of quality and ethics to a wide variety of business scenarios.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Math Applications  
Applied Accounting  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
BT-2210 Presentation Software 2
BT-2220 Business Spreadsheet Applications (Excel) 3
DEGR-xxxx BT Elective or Certificate Requirement2-3
DEGR-xxxx BT Elective or Certificate Requirement2-3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communication  
Honors Business Communications  
 Credit Hours15-17
Third Semester
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access) 3
BT-2410 Administrative Management 3
DEGR-xxxx BT Elective or Certificate Requirement2-3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
 Credit Hours14-15
Fourth Semester
BT-2510 Project Management Software 3
BT-2830 Cooperative Field Experience 1
BT-2990 Business Technologies Capstone 3
Social and Behavioral Science/Natural and Physical Science requirements 3
DEGR-xxxx BT Elective or Certificate Requirement3
Select one of the following: 3
Ethics  
Honors Ethics  
Business Ethics  
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60-63
ELECTIVES
ACCT-1520QuickBooks Immersion2
BT-1241Information & Records Management3
BT-2150Legal Document Preparation3
BT-2200Advanced Word Processing3
BT-2270Desktop Publishing2
BT-2370Office Meeting and Event Coordination3
BT-2500Web Authoring Tools3
C&CR-1350Legal Terminology3
HIM-1121Medical Billing Practices2
MA-1020Medical Terminology I3
MA-2010Medical Terminology II2
PL-1502Law Office Technology3