Business Technology Specialist (AAT)

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Many information specialist positions are available in the business world with a wide range of responsibilities. Training for higher-level positions provides skills in a variety of computer software including Internet, as well as a basic knowledge of business.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
BTEC 107BUSINESS ENGLISH5
Computational Skills
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
BTEC Core Requirements
BTEC 101BEGINNING KEYBOARDING1-3
or BTEC 103 REFRESHER KEYBOARDING
BTEC 120INTRODUCTION TO WORD3
BTEC 131FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT3
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 148BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT3
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
BTEC 114INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK1
Additional Major Area Requirements 1
BTEC 141BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR2
or BTEC 143 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
or BTEC 145 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE3
BTEC 155INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS3
BTEC 165POWERPOINT PRESENTATION3
BTEC 180ACCESS FOR BUSINESS3
BTEC 207INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT3
CTEC 101COMPUTING ESSENTIALS2
CTEC 130MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS FUNDAMENTALS3
Additional Major Area Requirements
BTEC 211ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES5
BUS& 101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS5
CTEC 131MICROSOFT NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS3
CTEC 106INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNDAMENTALS5
Electives
Select a minimum 18 credits/units from the following: 218
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO MAC/OS (3 credits/units)
HELP DESK TECHNICIAN I (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (3 credits/units)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (5 credits/units)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (5 credits/units)
UNITED STATES HISTORY I (5 credits/units)
COLLEGE TRIG WITH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (5 credits/units)
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
TRADITIONAL LOGIC (5 credits/units)
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING (5 credits/units)
Total Credits/Units90

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Use common office software to solve problems and present the results in a 'business ready' manner.
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Utilize time management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.