Information Processing Specialty: 60-61 credits
The Information Processing Specialty offers an intensive focus on business computing technology. Students develop proficiency in word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheet and database applications. Graduates are prepared for and encouraged to complete nationally recognized exams such as the Microsoft Office Specialist and the Corel certification exam at the expert level.
Students who earn the Business Technology AAS with the Information Processing Specialty qualify for a wide range of employment opportunties. Typical positions include: Administrative Assistant, Executive Secretary, Information Processing Specialist, Word Processing Specialist, Jr. Network Administrator and Jr. Web Developer.
This AAS degree is awarded to students who complete the core AAS business technology requirements and AAS information processing specialty requirements in addition to the Certificate of Completion (CC) and Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Business Technology.
The courses are:
CC Business Technology – 16 credits
Business 120 or Business Technology 161(3)
Business Technology 150 or Information & Computer Science 101(3)
Business Technology 166(1) 170(3), 189(3)
AAS core Business Technology – 23-24 additional credits
Accounting 124 or 201(3)
Business Technology 110 or 261(3) 193v*(2-3), 232(3), 292(3)
Natural elective(3), Social Science elective(3), General Education elective(3)
AAS Information Processing Specialty – 6 additional credits
Two program electives(6) from the following list**:
Accounting 125(3), 201(3); Business Technology 110(3), 158(3), 159(3), 237(3), 261(3), Information & Computer Science 205(3) or 214(3)
*From 203 credits of BUSN 193v are required depending o the student’s prior work experience. Consult a counselor, the program coordinator, or appropriate faculty member to determine your requirement.
**Or other courses approved by the program coordinator.