The Faculty/The Program

The Tunxis Community College Business Office Technology (BOT) degree and certificates programs offers an ideal learning environment with the latest equipment, software and computerized classrooms where professors work with students on an individual basis. In addition, we have a number of highly qualified faculty currently working in the field who provide a real-world view of the business scene today.

Students will integrate skills in problem solving and interpersonal and written communication which will help them to succeed in their career. Students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in a workplace practicum.

The Curriculum

The curriculum is based on a core of knowledge utilized in a wide variety of businesses. It stresses a foundation in business theory and application and the utilization of technology to make information timely, meaningful and valuable. The program courses combine knowledge of administrative and management procedures with a basic knowledge of business practices and a background of liberal arts.

Career Opportunities

Business Office Technology graduates are in high demand among top employers, many of whom are working in industries that employ the largest number of office and administrative support supervisors and managers such as:

  • Insurance Carriers
  • Management of companies and enterprises
  • Physicians Offices
  • Local Governments
  • Colleges, universites and professional schools*

* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outloook Handbook, 2008-2009 edition.

The Business Office Technology: Medical Option degree transfers to Charter Oak State College’s Health Information Management degree program. Local labor data confirms a positive employment outlook for BOT-related occupational groups including Office Administrative Support and Medical Records and Health Information Technicians[1].

[1]Connecticut Department of Labor

BOT Degrees

Business Office Technology Degree

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

Business Office Technology: Medical Option Degree

Prepares students for positions in physicians’ offices and health service agencies. The curriculum provides a knowledge of office administrative procedures, business practices, and liberal arts.

BOT Certificates

Certificate in Business Office Technology: Health Information Technology

Prepare for employment in health related industries as a professional claims processor. Students will become proficient in medical terminology and ICD-9/CPT Coding, as well as acquire software skills necessary for positions in health information technology.

Certificate in Business Office Technology: Office Applications

Changes in the office environment have increased the demand for office support personnel who are adaptable and versatile. Opportunities should be best for those applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications. This program will prepare students for the global office environment of today’s workplace with extensive coursework in: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access; Practicum Work Experience.

Program Highlights

  • Highest number of graduates
  • Latest technology
  • Individual attention
  • Work experience opportunity

Tunxis BOT Programs Offer

  • Low-cost tuition
  • Latest technology in computer lab and classrooms
  • Practicum work experience
  • Individual attention

Core BOT Courses

  • Keyboarding for Information Processing*
  • Word Processing Applications*
  • Medical Terminology
  • Word Processing Applications II
  • Computerized Office Applications
  • Integrated Office
  • Administrative Practicum

*Students who possess a proficiency in the skills area may waive certain courses with faculty permission.

Liberal Arts Courses

  • Composition
  • Writing for Business
  • Survey of Literary Genres; or Interpersonal Communication; or Public Speaking
  • Mathematics Elective
  • Science Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Fine Arts Elective
  • Human Resource Management
  • Electives (2)

Professor Candy Carbone, Program Coordinator

Business Office Technology
Business and Technology Department Chair