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Associate in Applied Science1

CIP CODE: 11.0401

Students who are interested in preparing for careers that require a solid foundation in business and technology would benefit from this program. Students will be able to plan a program of study that includes the skills and knowledge currently required for employment and takes into account the students' interests and abilities in those areas. The focus of this degree is to educate students in tools and techniques necessary to acquire, process, and manage information as it relates to one of the following areas of specialization: desktop publishing, website development and management or office technologies.

Two additional options are available for students who wish to obtain skills and knowledge in a particular field without committing to a full-time degree program: A 30-credit-state-approved certificate in each of the 4 areas of specialization – desktop publishing, web site development and management or office technologies.

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 designed for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. 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.
  2. Collaboration:
    • 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
E-mail: ryanmp@sunybroome.edu

See also: Office Administration

Desktop Publishing Emphasis


FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Fall Semester 18 Credits


  • LA Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective2 Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester 15 Credits


  • MAT/SCI Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3
  • 2 Electives from Approved List Credits: 6

Total Credits: 63


Office Technologies Emphasis (one example)


FIRST YEAR


Spring Semester 15 Credits


  • Lab Science Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3

SECOND YEAR


Fall Semester 18 Credits


  • LA Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective2 Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester 15 Credits


  • MAT/SCI Elective Credits: 3
  • BIT/BUS Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 63


Website Development and Management Emphasis


FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Fall Semester 15 Credits


  • Lab Science Elective1 Credits: 3
  • Social Science Elective1 Credits: 3
  • Advisor Approved Elective2 Credits: 3

Spring Semester 15 Credits


  • MAT/SCI Elective1 Credits: 3
  • Advisor Approved Elective2 Credits: 3
  • Advisor Approved Elective2 Credits: 3

Total Credits: 63


Notes


 

W - Writing Emphasis Course

Mathematics entrance score and Math background will determine math course placement.

Students should check with their advisors during the scheduling process to make sure courses are taken in proper sequence and any prerequisites have been met. Some flexibility is available as to when courses must be taken, but not all courses are offered every semester.

Certificates are available in Desktop Publishing, Office Technologies, and Website Development and Management, for students who complete a predetermined selection of courses on this page.  Please contact the chairperson, above, for more information.

1Advisor approved General Education elective (one must be W course)
2Advisor approved elective from BUS/BIT/COM/ART/CST/HIT
 Suggested electives:  BUS 118 Business Law I and BUS 141 Marketing

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