The Business Technology career ladder is competency based and focuses on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to prepare for office positions in government or industry. The curriculum includes specialties, as well as general offerings, to broaden students’ background and to enhance employment and promotion possibilities. The Business Technology umbrella offers credentials at four levels.

  • Certificate of Competence (CO) in Basic Office Skills reviews skills prerequisite to the balance of the career ladder program. Competency attainment may be demonstrated through pre-testing prior to registration, high school articulation or transcript evaluation, or waived with consent of the program coordinator.
  • Certificate of Completion (CC) in Business Technology prepares students for entry-level positions such as Receptionist, General Office Clerk,File Clerk, or Clerk Typist. The Medical Assistant I Certificate of Completion prepares students for Medical Assistant positions that do not require a degree.
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) prepares students for the more complex roles of Administrative Assistant, Computer Operator, Medical Secretary, or Medical Office Specialist.
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree advances skills and provides focus in three specialty areas. The Information Processing specialty prepares students for responsible positions using integrated word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications, as well as preparing for nationally recognized office specialist certification exams. The Legal Office specialty prepares for work in a legal office as an entry-level Legal Secretary. The Medical Assistant II specialty prepares students to work in either an in-patient or out-patient environment in positions that require an AAS degree. These include Medical Assistant, Doctor’s Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Clinical Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator.

Grade C or better in each required course (excluding electives) must be attained to qualify for all certificates and degrees. Required courses completed through credit by examination with a CR grade may also be used toward Business Technology certificates and degrees.

Contact the program coordinator, Cyrilla Pascual at 984-3344, or by email at cyrilla@hawaii.edu for more information.

Requirements for Certificate of Competence (CO):

Basic Office Skills – Pre-Business Technology:  5-8 credits 
(Summer bridge or Fall courses, articulation, or testing)
Business Technology 89(1), 70(1), and 121(3)
ENG 22 or 55(3) or placement at ENG 100
Mathematics 18 or placement at Mathematics 82
Note: At least four of the required credits must be completed from UH Maui College courses. Up to five BUSN credits may be satisfed through pretesting prior to registration, high school articulation or transcript evaluation, or by obtaining program coordinator consent.

 

Requirements for Certificate of Completion (CC): 

Business Technology:  16 credits
Business Technology 150 or Information & Computer Science 101 (3)
Business 161, Business 120, or Management 118 (3)
Business Technology 166(1), 170(3),189(3)
Business Technology 161, Business 120, or Management 118 (3)
English 100 (3)**
Medical Assistant I:  23 credits
Business Technology 150 or Information & Computer Science 101 (3)
Business Technology 161, Business 120, or Management 118 (3)
Business Technology 193v(1)
Biology 100 (3)
English 100 (3)
Nursing 100(6), 50(4)

 

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement (CA):  31 credits
All Business Technology CC requirements (16), plus:
Business Technology 123(3), 151(3), 157(3)
Business/Communication 130 or Communication 145(3)
English 209(3)

 

 

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degrees:

Information Processing Specialty: 60-61 credits
All CA courses (31), plus: 
Business Technology 110 or 261(3), 193v(2-3),* 232(3), 292(3)
Accounting 124 or 201(3)
Natural Science elective(3)
Social Science elective(3)
General Education elective(3)
Any two program electives(6) from the following list:**
Accounting 125(3), 201(3); BUSN 110(3), 237(3), 261(3), 286 (3)
Business Law 200 (3); ICS 205 (3), 214 (3)

 

Medical Assistant II Specialty:  64-69 credits 
Students who earn this degree also qualify for Business Technology CC & CA by applying.
All Medical Assistant I CC(23) courses, plus:
Business Technology 123(3), 151(3), 166(1), 170(3),
185(3), 189(3), 193v(2), 292(3)
Accounting 124 or 201(3)
Pharmacology 105(3), 106(3), 107(3)
English 209(3)
Business/Communications 130 or Communication 145(3)
Social Science elective (3)

 

 *Note: Either 2 or 3 credits are required depending on prior work experience as approved by counselor or program coordinator.
**Note: ENG 22 or 55 may be substituted for the MedAsst I certificate for those not going on the MedAsst II degree.

 

Full-time students in Information Processing  would take courses in this sequences:

(CC) – Business Technology
First Semester (Fall) Credits
BUSN 150 Introduction to Business Computing, or
ICS 101 Digital tools for the Information World 3
BUSN 161  Customer Service, or
BUS 120  Principles of Business or MGT 118 3
BUSN 170  Records & Information Management 3
BUSN 189  Business Mathematics 3
ENG 100  Composition I 3
      16
(CA) – Business Technology
Second Semester (Spring)   Credits
BUSN 123  Word Processing for Business 3
BUSN 151  Intermediate Business Computing 3
BUSN 157  Desktop Publishing For Business 3
BUS/COM 130  Business Communication-Oral, or
COM 145 Interpersonal Communication I 3
ENG 209  Business & Managerial Writing 3
      15

 

(AAS) – Information Processing Specialty 

Third Semester (Fall) Credits
ACC 124  Principles of Accounting, or
ACC 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting     3
BUSN 110  Office Computer Troubleshoot-Maint, or
BUSN 261 Web Page Construction Fund & Marketing    3
BUSN 193v Business Technology Coop Education 2-3
BUSN 232   Business Computer Spreadsheet    3
Social Science elective    3
 14-15
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
BUSN 292  Integrated Office Procedures    3
Natural Science elective    3
General Education elective    3
Two electives(6) from this list, or other approved course:
ACC 125, 201; BLAW 200: BUSN 110, 237, 261, 286;
       ICS 205, 214    6
  15

 

Full-time Medical Assistant I (CC) and Medical Assistant II (AAS) students would take this sequence:**

First Semester (Fall) Credits
*NURS 50 Health Unit Coordinator 4
*NURS 100 Nurse Aide Training 6
*ENG 100 Composition I-MedAsst I may be substitute ENG 22/55 3
  BUSN 123 Word Processing for Business 3
      16
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
*BUSN 150 or ICS 101 3
*BUSN 161, BUS 120, or MGT 118 3
*BIOL 100 Human Biology-Natural Science elective 3
BUSN 166 Professional Employment Preparation 3
BUSN 170 Records & Information Management 3
BUSN 189 Business Mathematics 3
16
Summer Session (6 weeks)  
BUSN 193v Business Technology Coop Education 1
Third Semester Credits
ACC 124 Principles of Accounting I, or
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
BUSN 151 Intermediate Business Computing 3
BUSN 193v Business Technology Coop Education 3
BUS/COM 130 Business Communication-Oral, or
COM 145 Interpersonal Communication I 3
ENG 209 Business & Managerial Writing-Humanities elective 3
     14
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
BUSN 185 Processing Physician Orders 3
BUSN 292 Integrated Office Procedures 3
PHRM 105 Administration of Medications 1
PHRM 106 Intro to Pharmacy- General Education elective 3
PHRM 107 Pharm Fundamentals: Treatment of Disease 3
Social Science elective 3
     16

 

  *Note: Courses required for MedAsst I.
**Note:  MedAsst II grads may receive Business Technology CC & CA by applying.