Business Technology

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2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Business Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Accounting
Program Purpose: 

The A.A.S. Business Technology Degree helps to provide students with an opportunity to develop job-related skills while increasing awareness of their roles and responsibilities toward society through their profession. This degree program helps to address the educational needs for trained human resources in the service area of Pierpont Community & Technical College and gives graduates the necessary skills to function professionally in today’s business environment.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • Exhibit mastery of the accounting cycle and exhibit mastery of the ability to analyze financial statements and information.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of application software used in accounting.
  • Write in a clear and professional manner.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.

Students learning outcomes will be validated by the completion of national recognized assessments. Students will complete these assessments during their final program semester.

Opportunities: 

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology are qualified for entry level positions in business organizations, industrial corporations, government agencies, and independent firms and businesses. Some graduates choose to become entrepreneurs; others choose to continue their education in a Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field.

Program Total Credit Hours: 
66 CHs
Support Coursework: 
15 CHs

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

COMM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)
  • MATH 1104 (Mathematics in Business) may be substituted for BUSN 1141
  • COMM 2202 (Intro to Comm in the World of Work) may be sustituted for COMM 2000
Program Specific Required Coursework: 
42 CHs

ACCT 2202

Principles of Accounting II
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2217

Concepts of Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2210

Human Relations in Business
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
9 CHs

BUSN 2205

Small Business Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

ECON 2201

Economic Principles and Problems I
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

Select 9 credit hours from the elective list.

Model Schedule
Fall Semester

INFO 1100

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
  • MATH 1104 (Mathematics in Business) may be substituted for BUSN 1141
Spring Semester

ACCT 2202

Principles of Accounting II
3
CH(s)

COMM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
  • COMM 2202 (Intro to Comm in the World of Work) may be sustituted for COMM 2000
Fall Semester

ACCT 2217

Concepts of Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks)
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2210

Human Relations in Business
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
Spring Semester

ACCT 2995

Professional Internship and Portfolio Development
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
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