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Business Computer Technology
(Formerly Business Information Technology and Computer Education Center)


Business Computer Technology course 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The business computer technology field is growing faster than other sections of the economy. Excellent opportunities exist with both large and small companies and in the public sector. The business computer technology program offers certificate and degree pathways that use core courses and electives to custom design a program to meet each student's emphasis area. The emphasis areas can include Microsoft software applications, practical accounting, office administration, and Web - Adobe design software. Faculty advisors work closely with students to determine courses that will best meet their educational needs. The curriculum was designed with input from industry representatives to include the skills needed for successful employment in today's business environment. Some of the certificates may be completed with distance learning options.

Students can easily transition from a certificate program into either an Associate of Technical Science (ATS) degree pathway that is not intended for transfer or an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) pathway. Graduates of the BCT program demonstrate advanced proficiency in word processing, accounting, technical software applications, or document design. The pathways prepare students for careers in many business areas including office management, application support, computerized accounting and customer service. Critical business skills such as introduction to computer hardware, business communications and problem-solving skills are interwoven throughout the program.

The transfer AAS-T degree pathway includes some of the prerequisite courses required for transfer to baccalaureate institutions while providing advanced proficiency in the emphasis area. Students must work with their faculty advisor as well as advisors from the baccalaureate institution.

To be eligible for the ATS or AAS-T degree or BCT certificates, you must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all required program courses and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. Core program courses may have prerequisite requirements. English and mathematics courses require qualifying assessment scores or acceptable preparatory coursework on those subjects. See course descriptions for details.

WVC offers the following degree options in business computer technology:

  • Associate of Technical Science Pathway - not intended for transfer
  • Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree

Business Computer Technology certificate options:

  • Accounting Clerk (two- and three-quarter options)
  • Administrative Assistant (two- and three-quarter options)
  •  Computer Applications (two- and three-quarter options)
  • Office Skills*
  • Word Processing
  • BCT Certificate of Accomplishment

*This certificate is only available at the Omak campus.

Career Opportunities

For more information about careers related to this field, go to My Next Move or the Employment Security Department Web page (scroll through the alphabetical list by occupation, or type the name of the occupation into the search filter).

Business Computer Technology (ATS/AAS-T/Certificate)
Students who complete the degree in business computer technology will be able to:

  • Complete all BCT core courses with at least a 2.0/80% grade average.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Type the alphabet, number and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Prepare, format and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment and reports.
  • Apply basic accounting principles.

 

BCT Administrative Assistant (Cert)
Students who complete the administrative assistant certificate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding techniques.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during two-minute timings.
  • Prepare, format and product business documents using Word.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies.

 

BCT Computer Applications Specialist (Cert)
Student who complete the computer applications specialist certificate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a virtual environment by completing online projects.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Prepare, format and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during two-minute timings.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies.

 

BCT Accounting Clerk (Cert)
Students who complete the accounting clerk certificate will be able to:

  • Utilize computerized Accounting Software and an electronic calculator.
  • Utilize Quick Books Pro software and an electronic restoration process.
  • Create a variety of business-related tasks: computation, fractions, decimals, percentages, bank transactions, trade/cash discounts, markup and markdowns, business statistics, payroll calculations, interest, notes, and present value calculations.
  • Create a worksheet and chart using Excel.
  • Create a presentation using PowerPoint.
  • Identify and demonstrate use of Windows desktop.
  • Manage computer files and folders.
  • Utilize the Internet to communicate and access information.
  • Develop planning and writing skills for business letters, memoranda, employment and reports.
  • Organize records based on correct filing methods.
  • Discuss ethical issues in business environment.
  • Prepare and deliver a business presentation.
  • Type the alphabet, number, and symbol keys using proper touch keyboarding technique.
  • Prepare, format and produce business documents using Word.
  • Develop 35 wpm keyboarding speed and accuracy during two-minute timings.
  • Develop a foundation to continue their studies.
  • Acquire training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment.

 

Contact Information

Business Computer Technology faculty contact information

Professional Technical Programs Office (Wenatchee)
509.682.6600


1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 682-6800
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