Tunxis Closed Feb. 15-18

In observance of Presidents’ Day, Tunxis will be closed Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18. Have a great long weekend!

December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Business Office Technology

Prepares students for positions as administrative or executive assistants. The curriculum provides a knowledge of office administrative procedures, business practices, and liberal arts.

Program Coordinator: Candace Carbone

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
BOT*111 Keyboarding for Information Processing I ‡ 3
BOT*137 Word Processing Applications (a) ‡ 3
BOT*180 Medical Terminology (a) 3
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
Second Semester
BBG*231 Business Law I (a) 3
BOT*215 Word Processing Applications II (a) 3
ENG*106 Writing for Business (a) 3
  General Elective 3
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 or above) 3-4
Third Semester
BBG*240 Business Ethics (a) 3
BOT*210 Computerized Office Applications (a) 3
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Select one of the following courses:
COM*172 Interpersonal Communication (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) or  
ENG*293 Survey of Literary Genres (a) 3
Fourth Semester
BMG*220 Human Resources Management (a) 3
BOT*219 Integrated Office (a) 3
BOT*295 Administrative Practicum (a) 3
  Fine Arts Elective 3
(ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*,MUS*, THR*)
  General Elective 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(c) Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.
‡ NOTE: If a student presents evidence of satisfactory completion of two years of high school study or its equivalent, or
achieves a passing grade on the college administered Course Credit Exam, the student may choose to substitute an elective.
This requires faculty consent

Business Office Technology (A.S. Degree) Program Abilities:
Upon successful completion of all courses in the program, students will be able to:
1. understand and apply terminology used in today’s technological business office; and organize, maintain, interpret, and communicate information using computers when appropriate
2. keyboard with speed and accuracy that meets industry standards. Key and format business documents and demonstrate proofreading skills
3. demonstrate and apply knowledge and skill utilizing transcription equipment; records management; mathematical skills in formatting documents; and preparing resumes, applications and follow-up letters
4. research and write a report using the library, the Internet, interviews, and other sources, and present an oral report
5. demonstrate decision-making ability; acquire and utilize information to solve problems; demonstrate computer knowledge; communication skills and business procedures using ability-based projects; and demonstrate responsibility, positive attitude, self-management, honesty, and confidentiality
6. develop a portfolio that showcases talents, promotes self-evaluation, and provides validation for employment or promotion

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