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2013 - 2014 Academic Catalog

Business Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
General
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 basic knowledge of business principles and procedures
  • Write in a clear and professional manner
  • Prepare and deliver an effective business presentation
  • Effectively use technologies appropriate to their discipline
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a professional manner
  • Exhibit basic knowledge of personal and business finance
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: 
48 CHs

BUSN 2205

Small Business Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2210

Human Relations in Business
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2995

Integrated Business Strategies
3
CH(s)

ECON 2201

Economic Principles and Problems I
3
CH(s)

ECON 2202

Economic Principles and Problems II
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)

INFO 2225

Fundamentals of Web Design
3
CH(s)
Program Specific Elective Coursework: 
3 CHs

ACCT 2202

Principles of Accounting II
3
CH(s)

ACCT 2217

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

MKTG 2205

Salesmanship and Sales Management
3
CH(s)

Select 3 credit hours from elective list.

Model Schedule
Fall Semester

ECON 2201

Economic Principles and Problems I
3
CH(s)

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

COMM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ECON 2202

Economic Principles and Problems II
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

BUSN 2210

Human Relations in Business
3
CH(s)

FINC 2201

Introduction to Financial Management
3
CH(s)

INFO 2225

Fundamentals of Web Design
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
Spring Semester

BUSN 2205

Small Business Fundamentals
3
CH(s)

BUSN 2995

Integrated Business Strategies
3
CH(s)

INFO 2200

Fundamentals of Information Systems
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
18 CHs
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