Business Software Specialist

Spring 2019


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Program Description

The Business Software Specialist degree is a two-year program with classes offered online or on-campus. This program combines training in information processing systems and office administration to give students the diversified training and background needed to hold positions of responsibility in business offices. Upon completion students will be prepared for administrative positions that require advanced spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software. This program provides students with one or more of the following additional areas: basic computer hardware troubleshooting, online collaboration, MOS certification, or basic network administration.

In order to earn a Business Software Specialist AAS degree, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all individual courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire comprehensive knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook software.
  2. Handle multiple deadlines and priorities in an office setting.
  3. Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems, and make decisions.
  4. Handle a variety of internal and external business forms and understand their purpose.
  5. Compile and analyze data, prepare concise reports and presentations, use information processing technology and software.
  6. Demonstrate organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  7. Exhibit management initiative, dependability, and flexibility; follow directions; and take pride in quality work.
  8. Appreciate the scope of business operations and economics systems.
  9. Organize and plan office work and exercise leadership skills that make the employee a successful member of a dynamic team.
  10. Operate a variety of business machines, including computers, copy machines and scanners, transcribing equipment, facsimiles, printers, telephones, and calculating machines.
  11. Acquire a technical overview of office information systems, basic computer hardware, and network administration.
College credit toward degree completion may be earned by articulating from a high school business program or by completing comprehensive tests administered by the Business Technology Department.