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Business Office Technology (52.0407) Uvalde Campus - Limited Course Offerings at Off-Campus Sites


Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical
Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

B Herndon
Bonny Herndon

Instructor
Email
(830) 591-7237

Purpose

The Business Office Technology (BOT) Program prepares individuals for high-demand careers needed in today’s computerized workplace.  The BOT Program offers three award options, the Level One Basic Certificate, , the Level Two Advanced Certificate, and the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree.  The Level One Basic Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level office information technology careers by providing cutting-edge training in the use of currently popular software packages and preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification and Intel QuickBooks Certification.  The Level One Advanced Certificate Program is designed to expand software skills and professional competence to include ethics, office management, and an internship. The two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree is for individuals preparing for advanced office information technology careers in office and business management, executive assistant, computer project administration, and medical office administration.  Students will be required to take the appropriate certification exam(s) before the end of each semester as applicable to individual courses (see course descriptions in back of catalog).  Students who have completed the A.A.S. degree may receive advanced training in management skills leading to an Enhanced Skills Certificate.


Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the BOT program through the regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section). Students will receive a Level One Basic Certificate, Level One advanced Certificate, or an A.A.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the program of study and upon making formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).


Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

The BOT program carries three award options, the Level 1 Basic Certificate, the Level One Advanced Certificate and the two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students pursuing the Level One Certificates are exempt from the TSI Assessment. Students pursuing the One Certificates are exempt from the TSI Assessment.

Students who wish to pursue the A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.


Program of Study

Business Office Technology Level One Basic Certificate add

Students not competent in keyboarding or have minimal knowledge of accounting or computers should take the bridging courses to prepare for success in either the certificate program or the two-year A.A.S. degree.

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFT 13291 Beginning Keyboarding
ITSC 13012 Introduction to Computers
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFT 1349 Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 3
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFT 2331 Administrative Project Solutions 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I 4
or
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I - Financial 4
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
Total 13
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 25

Notes:

  1. Required bridging course if keyboarding competencies not verified; POFT 1329 does not count toward degree requirements.
  2. Required bridging course if basic computer competencies not verified; ITSC 1301 does not count toward degree requirements.
Business Office Technology Level One Advanced Certificate add

Students not competent in keyboarding or have minimal knowledge of accounting or computers should take the bridging courses to prepare for success in either the certificate program or the two-year A.A.S. degree.

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing 3
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
BMGT 1325 Office Management 3
POFT 22811 Cooperative Education - Admin Asst. 2
Total 8
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 20

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
Business Office Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add

Including Enhanced Skills/Local Articulation Plan

General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Students not competent in keyboarding or have minimal knowledge of accounting or computers should take the bridging courses to prepare for success in either the certificate program or the two-year A.A.S. degree.

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1300π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
POFT 13291 Beginning Keyboarding
ITSC 13012 Introduction to Computers
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures 3
Total 12

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFT 2331 Administrative Project Solutions 3
POFT 1301 Business English 3
ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting 4
or
ACCT 2401 Principles of Accounting I - Financial 4
ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 3
Total 13

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing 3
POFT 1313 Professional Workforce Preparation 3
BMGT 1341 Business Ethics 3
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 18

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
BMGT 1325 Office Management 3
POFT 22813 Cooperative Education - Administrative
Assistant/Secreterial Science 2
POFT 1325 Business Math Using Technology 3
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total 17
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Required bridging course if keyboarding competencies not verified; POFT 1329 does not count toward degree requirements.
  2. Required bridging course if basic computer competencies not verified; ITSC 1301 does not count toward degree requirements.
  3. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1300 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1300/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 

Local Articulation Students


Registered Local Articulation students who take equivalent courses while in high school may make the following substitutions for the Certificate Program or the Associate of Applied Science degree:

 

POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding

POFI 1349 Spreadsheets

ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers

POFI 2301 Word Processing

ACNT 1403 Introduction to Accounting I

Business Office Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate add

Students who have completed the degree plan for Associate of Applied Science – Business Office Technology are eligible to continue into the Enhanced Skills Certificate program consisting of a fifth semester of college work.

Program of Study

Third Year

Course Number Title Credit
ACCT 2402 Principles of Accounting II - Managerial 4
BMGT 2309 Leadership 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
HRPO 2301 Human Resources Management 3
Total Credit Hours for Enhanced Skills
Certificate 13
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60
Grand Total 73

 


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