Business Technology-Business Software
Certificate and degree programs within Business Technology offer 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 skilled in operating a variety of software applications within the business environment.
Business Technology Specialist (AAT)
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.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
BUS 102
BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS
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 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 103
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (3 credits required) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 106
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
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.
BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (3 credits required)
1-3 cr.
or CTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (3 credits required)
1-5 cr.
BTEC 120
INTRODUCTION TO WORD
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 180
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
or CTEC 180
INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
3 cr.
BTEC 195
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 100
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
3 cr.
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS
2 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
CTEC 105
INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET
3 cr.
CTEC 150
INTRO TO LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
3 cr.
CTEC 181
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE DESIGN USING ACCESS
5 cr.
CTEC 212
COMPTIA STRATA COMPUTER AND IT SUPPORT
5 cr.
Electives
Students must complete a minimum of 15 elective credits. Choose from the following list:
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
CTEC 103
INTRODUCTION TO MAC/OS
3 cr.
CTEC 110
COMMAND LINE ESSENTIALS FOR WINDOWS AND UNIX
3 cr.
and NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
CTEC 200
PC HELP DESK WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS **
3 cr.
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I **
1 cr.
CMST 216
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION **
5 cr.
HIST&146
UNITED STATES HISTORY I **
5 cr.
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
5 cr.
or MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
PHIL&120
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
5 cr.
or PHIL&117
TRADITIONAL LOGIC
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 95
*Register for BTEC 100.
**If you are thinking of continuing on to the EWU BA in Technology that is delivered here on campus, you may want to use any of these classes as your electives. Check with the EWU advisor for more information.
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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Computer Applications I (CC)
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 Applications II (CC)
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.
BTEC 180
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
MGMT 126
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
4 cr.
Total Required Credits: 10
Computer Applications III (CC)
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 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 195
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
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)
BUS 102
BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS
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 120
INTRODUCTION TO WORD
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 (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 180
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
or CTEC 180
INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
3 cr.
BTEC 195
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS
2 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 45-46
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 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.