Office Technology Degree
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Associate of Science Degree
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:
- Natural Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences
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
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.
Office Technology – Business Information Systems
The Associate of Science Degree in Office Technology with an emphasis in Business Information Systems 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 BIS 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.
Office Technology – Medical Office Administration
The Office Technology Associate of Science degree with emphasis in Medical Office Administration is available at all Interactive College of Technology campuses. The Medical Office Administration (MOA) program prepares students for essential careers in healthcare, the fastest growing segment of the American labor force.
The MOA program is constructed to provide the graduates with the general knowledge and specific skills needed to obtain entry-level employment and above in one of the fastest growing occupations in the healthcare environment. Aside from patient care and patient services, the processing of medical documents is a critical task that requires a well trained professional. Medical coding and billing are just the beginning.
Individuals with titles like Medical Office Administration Specialist, Medical Records and Health Information Administrative Specialists or Office Administrative Specialist all perform a variety of duties. Assembling patient’s health information including medical history, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods and other documents are just the tip of the iceberg. MOA graduates are often called on to use electronic health records systems, software for appointment scheduling, diagnostic test scheduling, billing and other accounting services.
ICT’s MOA program includes preparation for two industry certifications issued by the National Healthcareer Association, which are requirements for graduation.
- CMAA – Medical Administrative Assistant
- CEHRS – Electronic Health Records Specialist
Abundant career possibilities are available for the graduate with excellent keyboarding and word processing skills as well as experience in medical transcription, terminology, and medical office procedures. In addition, with new healthcare and insurance requirements, medical office personnel need to be versed in government and insurance regulations as well as compliance issues such as HIPAA.