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Business Technology - Computer Applications

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology degree is a two-year degree designed for students who do not plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree and wish to prepare to directly enter the workforce.

Area of Study

Business Technology - Computer Applications



Total Program

60 Credit Hours


The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

 University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 15 hours

General Education Core Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

Business Technology Core - 24 hours

Business Technology Core  Department
MATH 1013M Technical Mathematics M Mathematics
ACCT 2003 Principles of Accounting I Accounting
BSYS 2563 Business Communication Business Systems
CIS 2033 Visual Basic Programming Computer Information Systems
CIS 2873 Structured Programming in the C Language Computer Information Systems
FIN 1013 Personal Finance Finance
BUAD 2093 Internship Business Administration
 Students may take Technical Mathematics M or higher.
Business Technology Core Department
Choose one course below. 
CIS 2403 Database Applications Computer Information Systems
BSYS 2583 Spreadsheet Applications for Business Business Systems

Electives - 21 hours

Electives Department
Choose a minimum of 21 hours from below.


ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting II Accounting
BSYS 2583 Spreadsheet Applications for Business Business Systems
CIS 1113 Introduction to Macintosh Computers Computer Information Systems
CIS 2013 Web Page Design Computer Information Systems
CIS 2023 Computer Animation Computer Information Systems
CIS 2403 Database Applications Computer Information Systems
CIS 2453 Microcomputer Applications II Computer Information Systems
CIS 2813 Desktop Publishing Applications Computer Information Systems
GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Geography
Students may also choose CIS 25-3 Special Topics in Computer Applications as part of the elective course requirement. 
Electives Department
The courses below are optional. Students may choose only one course below as part of the 21 elective hours.
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics Economics
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics Economics
BUS 1013 Introduction to Business Business

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