Business Technology-Business Software
Business Technology-Business Software Applications Specialist (AAS)
Many information specialist positions are available in the business world with a wide range of responsibilities. Training for higher-level positions should provide skills in a variety of computer software including Internet as well as a basic knowledge of business.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required) **
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required) **
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING (3 credits required)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT ***
2 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
CTEC 115
INTERNET RESEARCH AND LIVING ONLINE
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92-95
* Register for BTEC 100.
** CMST courses may not count for more than two distribution areas of general education requirements. CMST& 210 can count for Humanities or Social Sciences; CMST& 230 can count for Humanities.
***BTEC 147 may be substituted for your first term of Seminar.
****Minimum of 6 credits must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.
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 be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • 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.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computer Application Skills - Module I (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
Prerequisite: Keyboarding 30wpm
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11
Computer Application Skills - Module II (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
MGMT 126
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
4 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 10
Computer Application Skills - Module III (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 160
WEB PAGE INTRODUCTION:
3 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
CTEC 115
INTERNET RESEARCH AND LIVING ONLINE
2 cr.
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
Total Required Credits: 12
Business Technology-Office Software Applications (CP)
This program is designed for students who have had prior training in computer software applications and office skills. Students with no prior training should consider entering the two-year program.

Prerequisites for enrollment: Ability to keyboard at 30 wpm (certified by a keyboarding test) and successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Students will be required to work part-time in an office during their last quarter.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to receive this certificate.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (2-3 credits required)
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47-48
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
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 be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • 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.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.