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Technical Diploma in Business Administration and Information Technology

Business Administration and Information Technology (CIP Code: 52.0201, 52.1201)

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Program Title: Business Administration and Information Technology
Completion Award: Technical Diploma
Contact Hours: 450
Outside Study Hours: 900
Semester Credits: 30 hours (including 3 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 60 weeks
Cost per Credit Hour: $249
Total Tuition: $7,470
Course Materials and Fees: $125
Total Course Materials and Fees: $1,250**
Total Cost of Program: $8,720 (including course materials and fees)

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Business Administration and Information Technology introduces individuals to the functions and processes of a firm or organization and the use of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and communications support needs. The program includes basic instruction in the principles of information technology, business office procedures, databases, Microsoft Office application programs, with specific emphases in Excel and Access. Also included is instruction in website design and development, and accounting. The academic and professional skills taught during the program prepare the graduate to function in the business office environment utilizing Office applications and computer technology.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • ✓ Understand the basic concepts, principles and terminology required to function in an information technology driven business environment.
  • ✓ Demonstrate practical use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • ✓ Perform basic bookkeeping functions using QuickBooks.
  • ✓ Creatively function in an organization as a composer, editor and proofreader of business or business-related communications.
  • ✓ Create and utilize Excel spreadsheets to analyze and support basic business functions.
  • ✓ Generate basic Access databases.

Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing this program the graduate may qualify to fill entry level positions in business administration, office operations, administrative assistant, basic website design, bookkeeping and other positions in the businesses utilizing computer systems and office technology.
ABTU's program courses are designed in sequential order. Therefore, the student must complete the given course before progressing to the next course in the sequence.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to successfully complete their program, all required materials must be completed, submitted, and within the maximum program duration. Students who fail to complete the program at this level may appeal to the Director of Education for an extension. Students must also complete the proctored Degree Exit Examination for this program to graduate.
Students can complete a course with a grade of "D" or 1.0, however, in order to meet SAP requirements and be able to graduate, the student has to have an overall average of "C" or (2.0 out of 4.0) for all courses and be able to complete all work required within 150% of the program duration or an additional year of the published length whichever is less.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at: www.abtu.acot.edu/policies.htm
** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Required Courses Credit Hours
CIS-100 Information Technology and Distance Learning 3
CIS-110 Integrated Business Applications 3
CIS-120 Microsoft Excel 3*
CIS-130 Relational Database Management 3
CIT-150 Website Design and Development 3*
CIB-100 Business Office Procedures 3*
CIB-110 Introduction to Business 3*
CIB-200 Accounting Fundamentals 3
CIB-210 Accounting Information Systems – Practical Emphasis 3*
General Courses Credit Hours
GEC-100 Basic English and Communications 3

Total Credits: 30


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