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
Pre-requisite: Highschool Diploma, GED or its equivalent is required for admission.
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)

** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

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:

  • ✓ Summarize 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.
  • ✓Operate 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.

Disclaimer: Many companies, particularly within the Information Technology field, may require background checks and/or drug screenings as a qualification for employment.

* 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:


Business Administration and Information Technology

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
CIS-100IT (Information Technology) FundamentalsCore3
CIS-110Integrated Business ApplicationsCore3
CIS-120Microsoft ExcelCore 3*
CIS-130Relational Database ManagementCore3
CIT-150Website Design and DevelopmentCore 3*
CIB-100Business Office ProceduresCore 3*
CIB-110Introduction to BusinessCore
CIB-200Accounting FundamentalsCore3
CIB-210Accounting Information Systems-Practical EmphasisCore3
GEC-100Basic English and CommunicationsGen-Ed3
Total Program Credits30

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