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.
- 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: Office Administration