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Business Technology Systems

Certificate programs give students an opportunity to become computer literate, and gain competency working with the most current business software applications as applied in a business environment. Programs emphasize the technological changes occurring in the workforce, where employment opportunities increase dramatically for those who are computer competent and skilled in operating a variety of software applications with business skills. Instruction emphasizes business applications and skills as applied to technology. Credits earned in the certificate programs may be applied toward the Business Technology degree.

The degree includes emphasis in office management, advanced software skills, web marketing, human resources, bookkeeping, database and sustainable business practices. Positions include office manager, executive and administrative assistant, office assistant, web marketing specialist, desktop publisher, database specialist, coordinator and planner, bookkeeper and human resource assistant.

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Associate in Arts Degree Business Technology

Brief Description

The Business Technology associate degree prepares students for general office administrative support in positions such as, office manager and administrative positions that require office administration, accounting, business communication, business math, customer relations and office software applications skills. The curriculum includes introductory through intermediate and some advanced office applications software courses, business communication and electronic communication tools, office technology, office administration, accounting and business math. Students will also have additional practice in one or more of the following areas: electronic communications, project management applications, Outlook personal information manager, small group communication, Internet basics, customer relations, report writing, and business ethics. Certificates of Achievement and Accomplishment in Administrative Assistant, Advanced Business Software Specialist, Business Software Specialist and Office Assistant may be applied to this degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply business office administration skills such as information processing, critical thinking, leadership and ethical decision making in the workplace
  • Critically apply software skills to solve business problems in a variety of situations
  • Work at the expert level with word processing applications
  • Work at an advanced level with applications for spreadsheets, databases and computerized accounting
  • Apply basic desktop publishing skills in web or print design to publication designs
  • Apply business math concepts to workplace problems
  • Apply business office administration skills such as information processing, critical thinking, leadership and ethical decision making in the workplace
  • Apply office accounting principles
  • Apply organization behavior principles

The following certificate(s) are nested within this degree:

  • Administrative Assistant – Certificate of Achievement
  • Advanced Business Software Specialist – Certificate of Achievement
  • Business Software Specialist – Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Office Assistant – Certificate of Accomplishment

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 109   Business Communications 5
BTS 144   Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 147 Presentation Design and Delivery 3
BTS 165  Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 225 Analysis of Financial and Managerial Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)  
MATH XXX Any College Level (100) Math Course (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)   
DMA 221 Web Animation (5 Cr)  
PROG 109 Introduction to Web Development (5 Cr)  
BTS 186-9 Any one of these courses not used elsewhere (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 186 Publication Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
BSUST 101 Introduction to Sustainable Business (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
INTST 150 International Business (5 Cr)  
MKTG 154 Principles of Marketing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 200 International Marketing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 225 Customer Relations Management (5 Cr)  
MKTG 234 Advertising (5 Cr)  
MKTG 240 eMarketing (5 Cr)  
Choose 5-6 credits from the following: 5-6
ASTR& 100 Survey of Astronomy (5 Cr)  
ASTR& 101 Introduction to Astronomy (6 Cr)  
CHEM 100 Chemical Explorations (6 Cr)  
CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/Lab (6 Cr)  
GEOG 205 Weather, Climate, Vegetation, Soils (5 Cr)  
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology (6 Cr)  
GEOL& 208 Geology of the Pacific NW (6 Cr)  
OCEA& 101 Introduction to Oceanography w/Lab (6 Cr)  
PSYC 202 Introduction to Physiological Psychology (5 Cr)  
Total Core Requirements 70-72
Choose an emphasis from the following for 19-21 credits:
Advanced Software Specialist (20 Credits)
Choose 20 credits from the following: 20
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 171 Advanced Windows (5 Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Workspaces (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning, Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (5 Cr)  
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
Total   20
Bookkeeping (21 Credits)
ACCT 102 Practical Accounting II 5
ACCT 135 Business Payroll tax Accounting 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
BTS 146 10-Key 1
Total  

21

Database User Specialist (20 Credits)
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools 5
DBA 130 Database Theory 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
DBA 232 Database Administration (5 Cr)  
IT 103 Networking Basics (5 Cr)  
PROG 110 Introduction to Programming (5 Cr)  
PROG 160 Systems Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
PROG 175 Database Reporting (5 Cr)  
Total   20
Human Resources Assistant (20 Credits)
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 280 Project Planning, Tracking & Reporting 5
BUS 221 Human Resources Management 5
PROG 175 Database Reporting 5
Total   20
Office Management (20 Credits)
BTS 210 Collaborative Workspaces 5
BTS 280 Project Planning, Tracking & Reporting 5
Choose 10 credits from the following: 10
BTS 163 Word Processing Applications (5 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 250 Administrative Office Management (5 Cr)
 
BTS 265 Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis and Design (5 Cr)  
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
Total   20
Sustainable Business Best Practices (19 Credits)
BSUST 101 Introduction to Sustainable Business Practices 5
BSUST 110 Communication for Sustainable Business Practices 4
BSUST 150 Introduction to Carbon Footprint 5
BSUST 160 Sustainable Business Analysis 5
Total   19
Web Marketing (21 Credits)
BTS 145 Introduction to Web Technology 1
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Essentials 5
BTS 289 Design & Deploy Ecommerce Website 5
MKTG 240 eMarketing 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 255 Customer Relations Management (5 Cr)  
BTS 186 Publication Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
DMA 212 Vector Images (Formerly ANIM 222) (5 Cr)  
DMA 221 Web Animation (Formerly ANIM 230) (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning, Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BUS 230 Project Management (5 Cr)  
Total   21
Grand Total   90-93

Certificate of Achievement Web Marketing Specialist

Brief Description

Students completing the Web Marketing Specialist certificate are prepared for web marketing positions that require e-marketing theory and practical application of web marketing skills and basic web development. The certificate provides an overview of marketing and e-marketing skills in desktop publishing, digital design, web tools, graphics principles, business communication skills, electronic communications, customer relations management, advertising and office software applications skills. Students will also have additional practice in one or more of the following areas: illustration software, Web animation, publication software, project management theory and software, personal information manager (Outlook), or presentation software.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply e-marketing theory and practice to business scenarios
  • Apply traditional marketing and advertising principles to business problems
  • Work at an intermediate level with web, desktop publishing applications and basic office software
  • Apply effective digital design principles
  • Apply marketing principles and digital design in a business setting
  • Effectively communicate to a variety of audiences with a variety of medium
  • Utilize customer relations management applications

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 109 Business Communications 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 186 Publication Design Essentials 5
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing 5
BTS 189 Web Authoring Essentials 5
BTS 289 Design & Deploy Ecommerce Website 5
MKTG 154 Principles of Marketing 5
MKTG 225 Customer Relations Management 5
MKTG 240 eMarketing 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
MKTG 200 International Marketing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 234 Advertising (5 Cr)  
Choose 3-5 credits from the following: 3-5
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery (3 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
BUS 230 Project Management (5 Cr)  
DMA 212 Vector Images & Illustrations (5 Cr)  
DMA 221 Web Animation I (5 Cr)  
Total   58-60

Certificate of Achievement Administrative Assistant

Brief Description

The Administrative Assistant certificate prepares students to provide general office administrative support that requires business communication, office administration, business math, customer relations and office software applications skills. The curriculum includes office applications software courses, business communication and electronic communication tools, office technology, office administration and business math. Students will also have elected additional practice in one or more of the following areas: desktop publishing applications, project management applications, advanced skills in database and spreadsheet applications, computerized accounting applications, online collaboration, organizational behavior, small group communication.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Apply business office administration skills such as information processing, critical thinking, leadership and ethical decision making in the workplace
  • Critically apply software skills to solve business problems in a variety of situations
  • Apply basic desktop publishing skills in Web or print design to publication designs
  • Work at the expert level with applications used for e-mail and information, presentations, and word processing

  • Work at an advanced level with applications used for spreadsheets and databases
  • Apply business math concepts to workplace problems

Nested Certificates

  • Advanced Business Software Specialist - Certificate of Achievement
  • Business Software Specialist – Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Office Assistant – Certificate of Accomplishment

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 109 Business Communications 5
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)  
Any college level math (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 186 Publishing Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Tools (5 Cr)  
Choose 7-10 credits from the following: 7-10
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
BTS 104 Keyboarding Review & Speed Building (3 Cr)  
BTS 145 Introduction to Web Technology (1 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 171 Operating Systems for Advanced Users (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Online Workspaces (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 289 Design & Deploy Ecommerce Website (5 Cr)  
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior (5)  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 Cr)  
MKTG 110 Client Customer Relations (5 Cr)  
Total   48-51

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 109 Business Communications 5
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)  
Any college level math (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 186 Publishing Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Tools (5 Cr)  
Choose 2-5 credits from the following: 2-5
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
BTS 104 Keyboarding Review & Speed Building (3 Cr)  
BTS 145 Introduction to Web Technology (1 Cr)  
BTS 146 10-Key (1 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 171 Operating Systems for Advanced Users (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Online Workspaces (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 289 Design & Deploy Ecommerce Website (5 Cr)  
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior (5)  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 Cr)  
MKTG 110 Client Customer Relations (5 Cr)  
Total   48-51

Certificate of Achievement Advanced Business Software Specialist

Brief Description

The Advanced Business Software Specialist certificate includes intermediate and advanced business technology office applications software courses, operating systems, office technology and electronic communications tools. Completers are prepared for administrative positions that require Advanced Office User skills. Certificates of Accomplishment in Business Software Specialist and Office Assistant can be applied to this certificate. Students will also have additional practice in one or more of the following areas: desktop publishing applications, collaboration software or client management software.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Critically apply software skills to solve business problems in a variety of situations
  • Work at the expert level with applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Work at the advanced level with applications for project management
  • Demonstrate a high-level operating systems user knowledge

The following certificate(s) are nested within this certificate:

  • Business Software Specialist – Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Office Assistant – Certificate of Accomplishment

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 171 Operating Systems for Advanced Users 5
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 186 Publication Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Online Workspaces (5 Cr)  
CS 250 Management Information Systems (5 Cr)  
Total   48

Certificate of Achievement Human Resources Assistant

Brief Description

Students completing the Human Resources Assistant certificate are prepared for human resources administrative positions that require theory and practice of personnel administration, project management, human resources information systems technology skills, business communication skills, office administration, accounting principles, customer relations and office software applications skills. The curriculum includes introductory through intermediate and some advanced office applications software courses, specialized human recourse software, business communication and electronic communication tools, and accounting principles. This certificate prepares students to provide human resources administrative support using software applications skills, business and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Work at the expert with word processing applications
  • Work at an advanced level with applications for spreadsheets, project management, human resources software and Personal Information Manager software
  • Apply basic human resources practices and theories
  • Use basic accounting principles
  • Apply basic organizational behavior principles

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I 5
BTS 109 Business Communications 5
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS 221 Human Resources Management 5
PROG 175 Database Reporting 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Total   48

Certificate of Accomplishment Desktop Publishing for Print and Web

Brief Description

The Desktop Publishing for Print and Web certificate emphasizes standards for print and Web production. It covers current print and Web software applications, principles of design, and production workflow principles. It provides training for positions such as design assistant, production assistant, marketing and communications assistant.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Use file management and basic Windows principles to manage data
  • Create basic office documents using industry standard software
  • Confidently use current industry standard software in desktop publishing
  • Create professional quality publications for print and Web
  • Apply design principles for the creation of publications
  • Apply principles of resolution, file types, color management and production workflow to the creation of print and Web publications
  • Apply principles of written and visual communication to the creation of a variety of publications. Understand and apply the differences
  • Research and recommend devices used in desktop publishing
  • Collaborate with and advise clients, creating publications that best suit client needs
  • Create a portfolio showcasing work
  • Market themselves to potential employers

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications 5
BTS 186 Publication Design Essentials 5
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print 5
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing 5
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Essentials 5
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
Choose 9 credits from the following: 9
DMA 212 Vector Images & Illustrations (5 Cr)  
DMA 221 Web Animation I (5 Cr)  
ART 110 Two-Dimensional Design (5 Cr)  
ART 111 Design Color (5 Cr)  
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
BTS 145 Introduction to Web Technology (1 Cr)  
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery (3 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 289 Design & Deploy Ecommerce Website (5 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
BUS 230 Project Management (5 Cr)  
MKTG 154 Principles of Marketing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 200 International Marketing (5 Cr)  
MKTG 225 Customer Relations Management (5 Cr)  
MKTG 234 Advertising (5 Cr)  
MKTG 240 eMarketing (5 Cr)  
Total   44

Certificate of Accomplishment Business Software Specialist

Brief Description

The Business Software Specialist certificate prepares students to provide general office support using software applications and web skills. Students completing this certificate are prepared for administrative positions that require Office User and web skills. The curriculum includes introductory through intermediate and some advanced office applications software courses and web communications tools. Students will also have additional practice in one or more of the following areas: web technology, project management applications, advanced skills in database and spreadsheet applications, and online collaboration software.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Critically apply software skills to solve business problems in a variety of situations
  • Work at the expert level with applications for e-mail and information, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases

The following certificate(s) are nested within this certificate:

  • Office Assistant – Certificate of Accomplishment

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications 5
Choose 7-8 credits from the following: 7-8
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery (3 Cr)  
BTS 171 Operating Systems for Advanced Users (5 Cr)  
BTS 173 Windows Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 174 Windows File and Disk Management Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 186 Publishing Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Essentials (5Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Online Workspaces (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
PROG 175 Database Reporting (5 Cr)  
Total   30-31

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 7-8 credits from the following: 7-8
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery (3 Cr)  
BTS 171 Operating Systems for Advanced Users (5 Cr)  
BTS 173 Windows Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 174 Windows File and Disk Management Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 186 Publishing Design Essentials (5 Cr)  
BTS 187 Publication Design for Print (5 Cr)  
BTS 188 Digital Images for Desktop Publishing (5 Cr)  
BTS 189 Webpage Authoring Essentials (5Cr)  
BTS 210 Collaborative Online Workspaces (5 Cr)  
BTS 280 Project Planning Tracking & Reporting (5 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
PROG 175 Database Reporting (5 Cr)  
Total   30-31

Certificate of Accomplishment Office Assistant

Brief Description

The Office Assistant certificate prepares students to provide general office support using software applications skills. Students completing this certificate are prepared for administrative positions that require Office User skills. The curriculum includes introductory through intermediate and some advanced office applications software courses, office technology and electronic communications tools. Students will also have additional practice in one or more of the following areas: web technology and communication, windows and file management, business communications and project based application of office skills.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Critically apply software skills to solve business problems in a variety of situations.
  • Work at the expert level with applications for email and information, presentations, and word processing
  • Work at an intermediate level with spreadsheet applications

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager 3
BTS 147 Presentation Design & Delivery 3
BTS 163 Business Document Design Comprehensive 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
Choose 5 credits from the following 5
BTS 110 Web Essentials for Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 161 Business Software Essentials (5 Cr)  
Choose 3-6 credits from the following 3-6
BTS 101 Keyboarding (1 Cr)  
BTS 104 Keyboarding Review & Speed Building (1 Cr)  
BTS 109 Business Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 145 Introduction to Web Technology (1 Cr)  
BTS 173 Windows Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 174 Windows File & Disk Management Basics (1 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
Total   24-27

Certificate of Accomplishment Database User Specialist

Brief Description

In depth knowledge of databases is becoming a requirement of many administrative assistant and software technical support jobs. The Database User Specialist certificate is targeted towards students with some basic computer knowledge and skills who want to upgrade their skills to be more competitive in the job market.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Work with Access database software at an advanced level of proficiency
  • Present the principles of relational databases and appropriately apply database terminology
  • Develop effective database user interfaces
  • Apply the basic principles of data modeling and normalization of database tables
  • Develop basic SQL commands
  • Develop basic database applications for the business environment
  • Troubleshoot database problems

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools 5
DBA 130 Database Theory 5
Choose 3-5 credits from the following: 3-5
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
DBA 232 Database Administration (5 Cr)  
IT 103 Networking Basics(5 Cr)  
PROG 110 Introduction to Programming (5 Cr)  
PROG 160 Systems Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
Total   18-20

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