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Office Technology Degree

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The Associate of Science Degree in Office Technology provides training that prepares the graduate for a career in the automated environment of a modern business office. This business technology degree program provides a solid foundation in office skills including the theory and use of the basic computer applications and operating systems.

The general education components help the graduate to develop effective oral and written communication skills and to develop the ability to work cooperatively with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds. In pursuit of the A.S., the student must complete 18 semester credit hours, including 3 semester credit hours from each of these four areas:

  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Mathematics

In addition, the graduate selects one of three areas of emphasis in which to pursue the more specialized skills that greatly increase employment and career advancement opportunities.

The areas of emphasis are:

Office Technology – Accounting Emphasis

The Associate of Science Degree in Office Technology with an emphasis in Accounting is designed to prepare the student for a career setting in which a degree, expanded skill sets, and enhanced communication skills are critical components. This program may also serve as a stepping stone to a higher level of education.

This program is designed to develop essential accounting and office automation and application skills. The focus is on learning the basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Fundamental procedures in understanding spreadsheets, credits and debits, setting up accounts, ledgers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and reports are at the core of the course. Opportunity is provided to learn the two most widely used automated accounting applications, Peachtree Accounting and QuickBooks Pro. This program also includes Microsoft Certification in any of the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) components taken to satisfy graduation requirements.

As with all programs at ICT this program includes an externship. An Externship is a program component that assigns a student to a partnering company for 135 hours giving the student the opportunity to put his/her new skills to use and gain real-life experience. ICT is one of the few schools that offer this as part of a student’s training in every program of study.

This is an excellent program in preparation for a career in the wide open accounting field. There will always be a demand for people with accounting skills and the ability to apply them. Our hands-on approach to training assures you will be well-equipped to enter this field.

The associate degree programs are offered only at the Chamblee Campus. However, credits earned at any ICT branch may be transferred to the Chamblee Campus in pursuit of an associate degree.

Office Technology – Administrative Support Emphasis

The Associate of Science Degree in Office Technology with an emphasis in Administrative Support is designed to prepare the student for a career setting in which a degree, expanded skill sets, and enhanced communication skills are critical components. This program generally places the student on path to a higher level of employment than the diploma program alone.
Office Administration today is much different since the evolution of the personal computer. Word processing, accounting, and computer operating systems, when combined with keyboarding skills, prepare the graduate for advanced or supervisory positions. This program provides the essential tools for successful employment and advancement in a field that is vital to the success of most companies.

Included in this program are such popular courses as Microsoft Word, Microsoft, Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and more, equipping the graduate to go well beyond basic clerical/secretarial positions.

This program includes Microsoft Certification in any of the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) components taken to satisfy graduation requirements.

As with all programs at ICT this program includes an externship. An Externship is a program component that assigns a student to a partnering company for 135 hours giving the student the opportunity to put his/her new skills to use and gain real-life experience. ICT is one of the few schools that offer this as part of a student’s training in every program of study.

The associate degree programs are offered only at the Chamblee Campus. However, credits earned at any ICT branch my be transferred to the Chamblee Campus in pursuit of an associate degree.

Office Technology – Business Information Management

The Associate of Science Degree in Office Technology with an emphasis in Business Information Management is designed to prepare the student for a career setting in which a degree, expanded skill sets, and enhanced communication skills are likely to be critical components. This program provides the graduate with a variety of career options with prospects for growth into a wide range of skill-based environments.

This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and/or professional opportunities in many business settings. The student acquires the essential skills in the most popular applications software as well as additional software skills that are critical to the successful day-to-day usage, sharing, and management of information for many enterprises.

The BIM program enables a student to pursue a variety of career pathways, including project management, desktop publishing, business graphics, web design, database management, sales/customer service support, business schematics and more.

It includes such popular applications as Adobe Dreamweaver and PhotoShop, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.

This program also includes Microsoft Certification in any of the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) components taken to satisfy graduation requirements.

As with all programs at ICT this course includes an externship. An Externship is a program component that assigns a student to a partnering company for 135 hours, giving the student the opportunity to put his/her new skills to use and gain real-life experience. ICT is one of the few schools that offer this as part of a student’s training in every program of study.

The associate degree programs are offered only at the Chamblee, GA (Main Campus). However, credits earned at any ICT branch may be transferred to the Main Campus in pursuit of an Associate Degree.

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