2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 11, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Technology AAS Program Fact Sheet

What is Business Technology?

The Business Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students to provide administrative support within a variety of offices. Knowledge of clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology are covered in this program.
Sample of reported job titles: Administrative Aide • Administrative Assistant • Administrative Associate • Administrative Coordinator • Administrative Secretary • Executive Administrative Assistant • Executive Secretary • Office Manager • Secretary

  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees, and boards of directors.
  • Attend meetings to record minutes.
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
Degree and Certificates
  • Business Technology, AAS
  • Business Technology, Diploma
  • Administrative Support Specialist, Certificate
  • Medical Billing Clerk, Certificate
  • Medical Front Office, Certificate
  • Microsoft Office Application Professional, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. Degree level proficiency required to take degree level General Education courses. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
  2. FYES 1000   (prerequisite for most BUSN courses)
  3. Students who do not type at least 25 words per minute will be advised to take BUSN 1100  their first semester.
Length of Program Degree: 5 semesters
63 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Spring, summer or fall semester
Suggested First Classes
  • FYES 1000  
  • ENGL 1101  
  • One course from General Education Area II and
  • One course from General Education Area III
Application Process Applicants to the Business Technology program must meet all Admission requirements: complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in fall, spring, or summer semester
For more information, contact: Rhonda Johnson, program director, Rhonda_Johnson@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6633.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from www.onetonline.net.)

  Title   Outlook Median Pay
  Office Clerk   2% - 4% growth $30,580 annual
  Receptionist & Information Clerks   9% - 13% growth $37,920 annual
  Secretaries and Administrative Assistants   2% - 4% growth $34,820 annual
  Medical Records & Health Information Tech   14% or higher growth $38,040 annual
  First-Line Supervisors of Office Administrative Support Worker   5% - 8% growth $54,340 annual