Business management and technology
Business Mangegement and Technology
Associate in Business Management and Technology
This degree plan is designed for those students who are interested in preparing for new roles and expanded responsibilities in the office.
The curriculum in this program emphasizes high standards of proficiency in communication, technology, and information management. This degree will also prepare students for administrative assistant and computer support positions in an office environment. Students will use state-of-the-art technology to develop skills necessary to become a productive member of the business community. Topics include oral and written business communications, plus word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and telecommunication applications.
The program is designed with the assistance of an general office advisory committee comprised of various business professionals from the community who are well aware of the job potential in today's market. The goals for the program are:
- Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to research a topic and clearly communicate that information using appropriate software (Ex, PowerPoint) as needed in an office environment.
- Upon graduation, students will be able to utilize various software products to enhance document and presentation design, layout, functionality, and appearance to workforce related documents.
- Upon graduation, students will be able to integrate multiple software products, select appropriate materials and format documents using various software products to produce business documents for office scenarios.
- Upon graduation, students will be able to apply general office-related skills and knowledge as demonstrated in their cooperative education work experience.
According to the Occupational Handbook this field is expected to be among those with the largest number of new jobs.
Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications.
Secretaries and administrative assistants today perform fewer clerical tasks and are increasingly taking on the roles of information and communication managers.
In addition to jobs created from growth, numerous job opportunities will arise from the need to replace secretaries and administrative assistants who transfer to other occupations, especially exceptionally skilled executive secretaries and administrative assistants who often move into professional occupations. Job opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications and for experienced secretaries and administrative assistants. Opportunities also should be very good for those with advanced communication and computer skills. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree will be in great demand to act more as managerial assistants and to perform more complex tasks.
- Course Descriptions
- Cooperative Education
- For students interested in signing degree plans for these programs, please contact Ms. Emilia Taylor at 956-882-8211 or visit her at EDBC 1.534.
- Faculty Mentors for this program are Professor Angela Wolf 956-882-7413 and Professor Beatriz Castillo 956-882-7078.