The Business Technology Program, through a philosophy of experiential learning, seeks to provide students with technological, theoretical and practical knowledge that enables graduates to be successful in their chosen careers and to contribute significantly to society.
Goals of the program include:
(a) To provide instruction that will equip students with the attitudes, knowledge and skills for a wide range of office occupations such as: Receptionist, General Office Clerk, File Clerk, Clerk Typist, Administrative Assistant, Virtual Office Assistant, Computer Operator, Medical Secretary, Medical Office Specialist, Executive Secretary, Medical Assistant I, Medical Assistant II, and Health Unit Coordinator;
(b) To provide office workers regular and/or short-term courses for upgrading computer skills, Internet processing and technical knowledge;
(c) To provide instruction in clerical, office, Internet web, and technical computer skills for individuals in other fields;
(d) To provide opportunities for students to gain on-the job training in office occupations, while attending college;
(e) To develop partnerships with the community by providing instruction that prepares secretaries to qualify for Professional Secretary status;
(f) To provide business technology training skills for work force development programs within Maui County;
(g) To provide individual counseling pre-enrollment and throughout the program to encourage students to achieve their maximum capacity as they progress in the Business Technology Career Ladder; and,
(h) To provide leadership in Maui County as the community responds to the changing office environment shaped by increasingly sophisticated computer and networking technology in business, government and health care settings.
The Business Technology Program is a working arm of the University of Hawaii’s system-wide Business Technology Program where students articulate between campuses while majoring in a career path of their choice.