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Business & Office Technology

  • Golden Triangle campus
  • Online/eLearning option

Business & Office Technology offers three programs: 1) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Care Data Technology; 2) a two-year curriculum that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Systems Technology; and 3) a one-year Vocational Certificate in Office Assistant.

The Business and Office Technology programs include a basic core of courses designed to prepare a student for a variety of entry-level positions through selection of a concentration of 70-74 semester credit hours in Office Systems Technology and Health-care Data Technology, and designated areas of concentration in the academic core.

The curriculum is designed to give each student:

  • A broad overview of the entire office function, not his/her individual positions.
  • An opportunity to investigate the integration of systems-people and technology.
  • An exposure to career options available within the office which involves the coordination of people, equipment, and resources as well as an opportunity to recognize the relationship between worker and supervisor.
  • A concentration of skills in a specific area.

The curriculum complies with the National Standards for Business Education, the American Association for Medical Transcription Exam Specifications for Certified Medical Transcriptionist, and the American Health Information Management Association Certified Coding Associate Competency Statements.

Health Care Data Technology
Associate's Degree program
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The Health-care Data Technology program of study is designed to prepare students to work in office positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, health clinics, insurance companies, and other health-related organizations. The student will develop skills using medical terminology, accounting, transcription, coding, and computer software applications.
Students enrolling in any Business & Office Technology degree program must present proof of the following for program entrance: 1) a minimum ACT score of 14 in English, 14 in math and 14 in reading; or 2) COMPASS test scores of 21 in pre-algebra, 39 in writing and 64 in reading for program entrance.
Office Systems Technology
Associate's Degree/Certificate program
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The Office Systems Technology program of study provides training in administrative office procedures, integrated computer applications, business financial systems, communication, and related technologies. Entrance requirements are the same as the Health Care Data Technology program.
Successful completion of the first year of the Office Systems Technology program entitles a student to receive an Office Assistant certificate. Students must present proof of a minimum ACT score of 14 in English and an overall composite of 14. Please note that most BOT courses are offered only during the first (fall) semester or only during the second (spring) semester as listed below. Students enrolling in Business & Office Technology certificate programs must also achieve a sufficient score, as determined by the program, on the COMPASS test in order to graduate.


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