Business and Technology Course Outline

Course Title:
Business & Technology Administrative Professional

Total Hours:
800 Clock Hours

Course Schedule:

  •    Introduction to Computers   30 Hours
  •    MS-Word I   30 Hours
  •    MS-Excel I   30 Hours
  •   MS-Powerpoint   30 Hours
  •   MS-Outlook   30 Hours
  •    Advanced Applications   90 Hours
  •   Keyboarding / Computer Lab   140 Hours
  •    Computerized Accounting   60 Hours
  •   Business Skills (Comm. & Math)   60 Hours
  •   Professional Development   30 Hours
  •    Business Management   30 Hours
  •    Sales & Marketing   30 Hours
  •    Web Design I   30 Hours
  •    Internet Marketing   30 Hours
  •    Externship   150 Hours

Curriculum Schedule


This course provides students with an introduction to the computer, as students discover its operation, capabilities, and limitations. Students are taught key terms, system hardware, and will complete lab exercises designed to provide the practical skills used in a variety of software applications.

MS – WORD (LEVEL I) (30 hours)

Students learn to create, edit, print, and enhance documents from the simplest letter to the most complex manuscript. It will also cover advanced formatting techniques, how to use tables and graphs, and the creation of styles and templates. You will learn how to automate your work, create columns, and use drawing tools.

MS – EXCEL (LEVEL I) (30 hours)

Students learn the basic concepts needed to run fully integrated spreadsheet software programs, to create and calculate with formulas, use charts, and create/print reports.

MS – POWERPOINT (30 hours)

Students will learn to create presentations. They will also learn how to customize a presentation, work with graphs, tables, clip art, and organizational charts.

MS – OUTLOOK (LEVEL I) (30 hours)

In today's fast-paced office, e-communications is essential to the communication and exchange of vital information and ideas. Students will learn how to work with the inbox, use folders to manage mail, as well as mail features. Maintaining appointments, scheduling, task tracking, maintaining and generating contact information and reminders is also explained.


The Advanced Application classes are intended to further develop the student’s knowledge of the PC applications covered earlier in the program. In MS-Word, students will learn merging and graphics. In MS-Excel, students are taught linking, database field input, and forms. In Web Design, student gain additional insights into HTML and the mechanics of web design.


Proper keyboarding techniques and principles are developed to maintain a high level of accuracy while building speed. After achieving proficiency in skill building, students progress to formatting activities which include business letters, tabulated reports and multi-page manuscripts. (Computer Lab: Students who are meeting their progressive keyboarding goals will have the opportunity to use Lab class time to work on or practice other application class assignments. Computer Lab time may also be used for Advanced Applications instruction and certification preparation.)


Students will use the latest computerized accounting software to learn basic Accounting and Bookkeeping principles, language and concepts that will enable them to set up and maintain a chart of accounts; track payables, receivables, and inventory; create invoices and post transactions, age payables, and receivables,; reconcile bank accounts; process payroll, prepare general ledger, balance sheet, financial statements; and the close year-end process.


In Business Math Review, students review the basic skills of arithmetic, whole numbers, fractions, ratios and percents, and measurement, through practice with computations commonly used in business applications. In Business Communications, students review the basic elements of written and oral communication in the office environment. Punctuation, editing, and proofreading are also covered.


Students are taught the necessary job hunting skills and strategies needed to successfully compete in the job market. Resume preparation, interviewing techniques, etc. are also covered.


This course teaches students the basics of management. Students learn functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Special emphasis is placed on the manager's role and cases are presented and discussed in class.

SALES & MARKETING (30 hours)

Students are provided an introduction to the fundamentals of the sales and marketing process. Emphasis is placed on marketing to different target groups including consumers and businesses. Key topics include market segmentation, decision-making, customer-relationship management and sales promotions. Students will gain a greater understanding of the overall role of a sales assistant or customer service representative in the overall sales and marketing process.

WEB DESIGN I (30 hours)

Students focus on a hands-on introduction to web design by using website design software, such as Dreamweaver. Students will create a website and work with adding animation image maps, rollovers and animated GIFs


This course introduces students to the rapidly-growing field of Internet Marketing. Organizations of all sizes are increasingly using the internet as their primary marketing, communication and customer acquisition channel. Students will learn about Search Engine Marketing, Pay-Per-Click Campaigns, Search Engine Optimization and the importance of Social Media as a marketing tool.

Externship (150 hours)

The Externship is intended to provide students with real-world exposure to the business office enviroment. The School will assist students with placement in an office where they will perform the required administrative duties and responsabilities under the supervision of a administrative professional. Common externship positions include sales assistant, bookkeeping assistant, clerical assistant, marketing assistant, customer service representative or administrative assistant.