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Business Technology Certificate of Proficiency Planning Guide

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Program Description:

For additional program information, including learning outcomes, consult the Business Technology, AAAS Planning Guide  degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Gail Dalton
206-546-4773 gdalton@shoreline.edu Rm 1420

Certificate of Proficiency (59 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 59 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

Website: www.shoreline.edu/busad/genbustech01.aspx

See Business Technology, AAAS Planning Guide  for more information

EPC 5513

General Education Core Requirements (15 Credits)

Business Technology Core Requirements (44 Credits)

Capstone Course; to be taken in final quarter

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Business Technology-What is it?

The Business Technology program helps prepare individuals for jobs in today’s computerized business environments. Students complete hands-on computer training in current word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation, and e-mail/calendar software to develop skills essential in an office environment. In addition, students study human relations, mathematics, and communications-all essential for success in the office workplace.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a 2.0 or better for each BUSTC course completed and an overall GPA of 2.0 for the program-should be able to:

  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.
  7. Identify, evaluate, and use evidence to solve problems in businesses or organizations.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree or Certificate in Business Technology?

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 $24,000 to $36,000, 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 business, non-profits, corporations, education, and government agencies. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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