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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 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 spreadsheet, database, presentation and word processing applications.
  3. Apply 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. Apply the principles of emotional intelligence when interacting with others in the workplace.
  7. Describe the traits of effective leadership, and distinguish between appropriate types of feedback.
  8. Recognize the value of working in a diverse environment.
  9. Utilize time effectively and perform tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  10. Collaborate with colleagues to accomplish common goals.
  11. Apply principles of quality and ethics to a wide variety of business scenarios.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
BT-1201 Word Processing 3
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BT-1700 Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
BT-2040 Emerging Workplace Technology 3
BT-2211 Presentation Software 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
DEGR-xxxxBT Elective or Certificate Requirement 2-3
DEGR-xxxxBT Elective or Certificate Requirement 2-3
 Credit Hours16-18
Third Semester
BT-2300 Business Database Systems (Access) 3
BT-2411 Workforce Management 3
BT-2700 Advanced Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
DEGR-xxxxBT Elective or Certificate Requirement 2-3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors 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
DEGR-xxxxBT Elective or Certificate Requirement 3
Social and Behavioral Science/Natural and Physical Science requirements 3
Select one of the following: 3
Ethics  
Honors Ethics  
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours61-64

ELECTIVES 

ACCT-1520QuickBooks Immersion2
BT-1000Keyboarding and Document Formatting2
BT-2200Advanced Word Processing3
BT-2270Desktop Publishing3
BT-2700Advanced Business Spreadsheets (Excel)3
BT-2500Web Authoring Tools3
CCR-1350Legal Terminology3
CCR-2351Editing Legal Documents3
CCR-2360Proofreading Skill Development2
HIM-1121Medical Billing Practices2
MA-1020Medical Terminology I3
MA-2010Medical Terminology II2
PL-1502Law Office Technology3