Business Technology Diploma (BA22)

Effective Fall Semester 2023, this program will no longer be accepting new applicants.  Please contact Anne Johnson, Student Success Coach, at or 912.486.7811 for help deciding the best program for you.

The Business Technology diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workplaces. The Business Technology program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications software. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management. The program includes instructions in effective communication skills and technology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Also provided are opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of business technology. Graduates of the program receive a Business Technology Diploma with a specialization as a Business Administrative Assistant.

Employment Opportunities

Business Administrative Assistants are prepared for administrative/secretarial positions within the business community, government agencies, health, and education fields. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Business Technology Curriculum

The curriculum for the Business Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any term. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 50 semester credit hours for completion. The program requires a minimum of 1815 contact hours and generally takes 4 terms to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


ENGL 1010: “C” or higher grade is required for this course.

Select one (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development


PSYC 1010Basic Psychology


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


Occupational Courses (42 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


BUSN 1400Word Processing


BUSN 1440Document Production


BUSN 2190Business Document Proofreading & Editing


BUSN 1400, BUSN 1440 and BUSN 2190: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Select one (4 Credits)

BUSN 2200Office Accounting


ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I



BUSN 1190Digital Technologies in Business


BUSN 1240Office Procedures


BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications


BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing & Presentation Applications


BUSN 2160Electronic Mail Applications


BUSN 2210Applied Office Procedures


BUSN 1240, BUSN 1410 and BUSN 2210: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Guided Electives (6 Credits)

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $5,000

Fees ($385 per semester): $1,540

Books/Supplies: $245

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)