Associate in Applied Science
CIP CODE: 52.0204
Students in this program concentrate their studies in areas such as computer applications, information processing, business communications, and office management. Graduates are prepared to handle the basic operations and administrative duties of the integrated electronic office. By careful selection of electives, students may be exposed to specific office environments, such as medical or legal offices.
Students interested in obtaining skills or knowledge in a particular field without committing to a full-time degree program may earn a certificate of achievement by completing three to five required courses in areas such as computer applications, business communications, or office management. Interested students should contact the Business Information Technology chairperson for more information.
SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.
- Effective Business Communication:
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to exchange ideas through correct and persuasive written statements, oral presentations, active listening, and the use of communication technologies.
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate the ability to apply the following skills in a project environment: teamwork, time management, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, diversity awareness, customer service, and community engagement.
- Information Literacy/Core Technology:
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate core competency in information literacy and information technology including file management, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, Web tools, information access, evaluation, and application.
- Discipline Specific Skills:
- Graduates of BIT programs will demonstrate appropriate mastery of discipline specific skills in one of the following areas: office administration, office technology, desktop publishing, or Website development and maintenance.
Program supervised by:
Mark Ryan, Chairperson
Office: Business Building, Room 106
Telephone: 607 778-5132
See also: Business Information Management