At a Glance:

Advisors:
FCC: Tonya Haley

Tonya Haley, Instructor of Business Administrative Technology
Office: J147
Phone: 706-295-6077
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S., Emporia State University; B.S., Covenant College; A.A.S., Floyd College; Business Office Technology Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical College

GCC: Brenda Lovell

Brenda Lovell, Program Director & Instructor of Business Administrative Technology
Office: 124
Phone: 706-378-1725
Email:
Campus: Gordon County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S., Mercer University; B.B.A., West Georgia College

Daniel Roebuck
Daniel Roebuck, Instructor of Business Administrative Technology
Office: 124
Phone: 706-378-1727
Email:
Campus: Gordon County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.B.A., Shorter College; B.S., Samford University

PCC: Barbara Pharr

Barbara Pharr, Instructor of Business Administrative Technology & Assistant Campus Manager for Polk County Campus
Office: A108
Phone: 706-378-1789
Email:
Campus: Polk County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.Ed., University of Georgia; B.A., Winthrop College

WCC: Karen Whitfield

Karen Whitfield, Instructor of Business Administrative Technology
Office: 209
Phone: 706-764-3712
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.A., Central Michigan University; B.S., Brenau University

WMC: Karen Whitfield

Karen Whitfield, Instructor of Business Administrative Technology
Office: 209
Phone: 706-764-3712
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.A., Central Michigan University; B.S., Brenau University

Business Administrative Technology (BA22)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Walker County Campus
  • Polk County Campus
  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Business Administrative Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workplaces. The Business Administrative Technology program provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications software. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and technology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Also provided are opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of business administrative technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Administrative Technology Diploma with a specialization in one of the following: Business Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant.

Gainful Employment Information

Note: Effective Summer Semester 2013, all occupational curriculum within the Business Administrative Technology Diploma program must be completed with a "C" or better in order to graduate from the program.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Basic Skills Courses (8 - 9 hours)
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
and one of the following (2 - 3 hours)
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
PSYC
1010
3
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.
and one of the following (3 hours)
MATH
1011
3
Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business-related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Curriculum (18 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
BUSN
1400
4
PREREQUISITE: BUSN 1100 OR THE ABILITY TO KEY 25 GWAM (gross words a minute)ON 3-MINUTE TIMINGS WITH NO MORE THAN 3 ERRORS. This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content.
4
Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.
Emphasizes proper proofreading and editing for business documents. Topics include: applying proofreading techniques and proofreaders marks with business documents; proper content, clarity, and conciseness in business documents; and business document formatting.
and one of the following (4 hours)
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. 642-427 Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, 640-878 dumps cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.642-311 exam If you can not afford genuine luxury handbags replica handbags, but want to join the trend of luxury, then, in our online shop you can buy high-quality replica handbags miu miu replica handbags, fashion is both elegant, come buy it!
BUSN
2200
4
Introduces fundamental concepts of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor service business. Topics include: accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, journalizing and posting transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, cash control, and payroll concepts.
and completion of one of the following specializations: (0 hours)
Business Administrative Assistant Specialization (24 hours)
Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms.
BUSN
1240
3
Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office.
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and, collaborating and securing data.
This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use desktop publishing (DTP) software and presentation software to create business publications and presentations. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, presentation design, and practical applications.
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization via a personal information management program. Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels. Topics include: Internal and External Communication, Message Management, Calendar Management, Navigation, Contact and Task Management, and Security and Privacy.
This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in prior courses taken in the program. Topics include: communications skills, telecommunications skills, records management skills, office equipment/supplies, and integrated programs/applications. Serves as a capstone course.
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Advisor Approved Electives
6
Medical Administrative Assistant Specialization (24 - 26 hours)
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistant*s role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents, and billing/collection.
Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and applications of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding of diagnostic statements and procedures for billing purposes. Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance. Topics include: International classification of diseases, code book formats; coding techniques; formats of the ICD and CPT manuals; health insurance; billing, reimbursement, and collections; and managed care.
Provides fundamental information concerning common diseases and disorders of each body system. For each system, the disease or disorder is highlighted inlcuding: description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, management, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.
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Advisor Approved Electives
9
and one of the following (3 - 5 hours)
Introduces the structure and function of the human body including medical terminology. Topics covered include information which will provide the medical office assistant with the knowledge needed to communicate with office staff, physicians, and patients and to assist in completion of medical reports generated in the medical office. Topics include: body structures, body functions, and medical terminology.
Provides a study of medical terminology and the basic study of structure and function of the human body. It provides an overview of the functions of each body system and the medical terminology associated with each system. This course is intended for students in non-medical programs and is designed to provide medical terminology and basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
and one of the following (2 hours)
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
2
Introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical terms, and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy, treatment, surgery, and drugs. Topics include: word analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and semantics.