Technical Diploma in Business Information Technology

This program is designed to provide students with the skills and training necessary to sit for and successfully complete a variety of Microsoft Certifications. These certifications will enable students to gain employment in IT and Business Administrative fields. According to Microsoft data, the types of certification which will be incorporated into the proposed coursework can increase wage opportunities by as much as $16,000 per year. Certifications range from administrative, covering all aspects of Microsoft Office, to IT support functions, covering operating system maintenance and coding.

Major Course

Must earn a grade of “C” or better

BUSN 1150 Survey of Microcomputer Applications 3
BUSN 1175 Customer Service, Sales, and Skills 3
BUSN 1600 Word Processing 3
BUSN 1610 Spreadsheets 3
BUSN 1620 Presentations 3
BUSN 1630 Databases 3
BUSN 1640 Data Tasking, Email, and Collaboration 3
BUSN 2600 Advanced Word Processing 3
BUSN 2610 Advanced Spreadsheets 3
Business Electives Select seven courses from the following: BUSN 1100, BUSN 1330, BUSN 1530, BUSN 2100, BUSN 2400, BUSN 2620, BUSN 2630, BUSN 2640, BUSN 2650, BUSN 2660, BUSN 2670 21
ENGL 1000 or Higher Applied Writing or Higher 3
MATH 1150 or Higher Math for Technology or Higher 3
total hours 54

Note: Elective options are as follows: BUSN 1100: Introduction to Business; BUSN 1330: Personal Finance; BUSN 1530: Special Topics in Entrepreneurship; BUSN 2100: Management; BUSN 2400: Business Communication; BUSN 2620: Advanced Databases SQL; BUSN 2630: Microsoft Windows Operating Fundamentals; BUSN 2640: Networking and Security Fundamentals; BUSN 2650: Web Development Fundamentals; BUSN 2660: Software Development Fundamentals; BUSN 2670: Configuring and Supporting Windows.