Associate in Applied Science – AASleslie2

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 Achievement (CA) in Business Technology.

Requirements for CA in Business Technology (31 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)
English 100(3), Business/Communication 130 or Communication 145(3)
Business Technology 123(3), 151(3), 157(3)
English 209(3)

Requirements for AAS core Business Technology (23-24 credits):
Accounting 124 or 201(3)
Business Technology 110 or 261(3) 193v*(2-3), 232(3), 292(3)
Natural Science elective(3), Social Science elective(3), General Education elective(3)

Requirements for AAS Information Processing Specialty (6 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 2-3 credits of BUSN 193v are required depending on 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.