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Business Technology AOS

Mary Lou Basile, Chairperson
(585) 475-6460 (V/TTY), mlbnbt@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/NTID/bustech

Program overview

The business technology AOS degree program includes technical course work in accounting, computers, payroll, general office skills, and word processing/information processing skills. Students complete a sequence of courses that provides either an accounting technology or administrative support technology concentration.

This is a nontransfer occupational program, with primary emphasis on preparation for immediate employment.

Places of employment

Graduates of this major will find employment in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and education.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will input, manipulate, and retrieve data; use interactive software, e-mail, and information processing skills; and use computers to maintain and reconcile various financial records. Positions for which graduates qualify include general office clerk, accounts receivable/payable clerk, payroll records clerk, word processing technician, cost accounting clerk, and microcomputer accounting clerk.

Prerequisites

English: Placement into Career English I (NENG-212) or above. Students successfully completing AOS degrees typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Math course (NMTH-120) or higher is required. Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this major will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Business technology (administrative support technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
NMTH-120 NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics† 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NACC-201 Accounting I 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication 3
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
NAST-225 Business Graphics 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management 3
  NTID LAS Perspective‡ 3
NAST-240 Administrative Support Technology Seminar 3
NAST-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  NTID LAS Perspective‡ 3
NAST-230 Desktop Publishing for Business 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 64

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher. Students who place above NMTH-120 can take math or a 3-credit course from any non-science perspective category.

‡ NTID LAS Perspective courses may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration.

Business technology (accounting technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
NMTH-120 NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics† 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NACC-201 Accounting I 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication 3
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NACC-202 Accounting 2 3
  NTID LAS Perspective‡ 3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management 3
NACC-203 Accounting 3 3
NACC-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  NTID LAS Perspective‡ 3
NACC-204 Accounting Capstone 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 64

Please see the NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing associate degrees are required to complete one Wellness course.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher. Students who place above NMTH-120 can take math or a 3-credit course from any non-science perspective category.

‡ NTID LAS Perspective courses may be from any of these three Perspective categories: ASL-Deaf Cultural Studies; Communication, Social & Global Awareness; and Creative and Innovative Exploration.

Additional information

Microsoft certification

The department operates an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist. Preparatory courses are offered for several exams each semester.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The business technology AOS degree program includes technical course work in accounting, computers, payroll, general office skills, and word processing/information processing skills. Students complete a sequence of courses that provides either an accounting technology or administrative support technology concentration.

This is a nontransfer occupational program, with primary emphasis on preparation for immediate employment.

Places of employment

Graduates of this program will find employment in a variety of settings, including business, industry, government, and education.

On-the-job responsibilities

Graduates will input, manipulate, and retrieve data; use interactive software, e-mail, and information processing skills; and use computers to maintain and reconcile various financial records. Positions for which graduates qualify include general office clerk, accounts receivable/payables clerk, payroll records clerk, word processing technician, cost accounting clerk, and microcomputer accounting clerk.

Prerequisites

English: Placement into English level C or above. Students successfully completing AOS degrees typically enter with reading scores equivalent to 8.0 on the California Reading Test.

Mathematics: Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) is required. Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school mathematics.

Science: Typically, students entering this program will have completed at least two years of high school science.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Business technology, AOS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0801-201, 202 Accounting I, II 8
0804-101 Orientation to Business 3
0804-110 Business English 3
0804-111 Keyboarding 2
0804-112 OAS Formatting 3
0804-113 OAS Document Production I 4
0804-211 Records Management/Business Calculations 3
0804-212 Payroll/Spreadsheet Applications 3
  Mathematics requirement§ 3
0887-200 Freshman Seminar 2
  English Level C 12
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
0801-203 Accounting III 4
Choose one of the following: 4-8
   0801-252, 253    Cost Accounting I, II‡  
   0804-304    Database Applications for Business**  
0804-230 Administrative Support Technology Seminar** 3
0804-221 OAS Document Production II 4
0804-284 Fundamentals of Management 3
0804-286 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
0804-302 Advanced Applications for Word Processing 4
0804-303 Business Graphics 4
  Humanities* 3
  Science (Level B) 3
  Communication Studies* 3
0806-101 Job Search Process 2
  Deaf Cultural Studies/ASL* 3
0805-211 Web Development for Business** 3
0804-299 Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
Choose one of the following: 2-3
   0801-260    Applied Accounting Techniques‡  
   0804-310    Desktop Publishing for Business**  
0804-291 Applied Business Techniques 2
0806-201 Employment Seminar 1
0882-242 Law and Society 3
  Social Science* 3
  Capstone* 3
Total Quarter Credit Hours 104/107

* Please see NTID's General Education Distribution Requirements chart for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ Courses required for accounting technology option.

§ Mathematics Applications for Business Technology (0884-155) is required.

** Courses required for administrative support technology option.

Business technology (administrative support technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
NMTH-120 NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics† 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NACC-201 Accounting I 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies‡ 3
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication 3
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Communication, Social and Global Awareness 3
NSCI-120 NTID LAS Perspective: Scientific Processes§ 3
NAST-225 Business Graphics 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management 3
NAST-240 Administrative Support Technology Seminar 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration 3
  NTID LAS Elective 3
NAST-230 Desktop Publishing for Business 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 73

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher

‡ Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization (NHSS-150) or ASL I (NASL-190)

§ Any science course numbered NSCI-120 or higher

Business technology (accounting technology option), AOS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
NCAR-100 Freshman Seminar 1
NENG-212 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English I 3
NAST-140 Essential Document Production 3
NACC-130 Personal Finance 3
NAST-160 Spreadsheet Applications for Business 3
NENG-213 NTID LAS Foundation: Career English II 3
NMTH-120 NTID LAS Foundation: Mathematics† 3
NAST-150 Advanced Document Production 3
NBUS-200 Orientation to Business 3
NACC-201 Accounting I 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
  NTID LAS Foundation: ASL/Deaf Cultural Studies‡ 3
NAST-215 Integrated Document Production 3
NAST-210 Essentials of Business Communication 3
NAST-220 Database Applications for Business 3
NACC-202 Accounting 2 3
  NTID LAS Perspective: Communication, Social and Global Awareness 3
NSCI-120 NTID LAS Perspective: Scientific Processes§ 3
NBUS-213 Applied Ethics for Business 3
NBUS-217 Fundamentals of Management 3
NACC-203 Accounting 3 3
  Cooperative Education Co-op
Third Year
  NTID LAS Perspective: Creative and Innovative Exploration 3
  NTID LAS Elective 3
NACC-204 Accounting Capstone 3
NBUS-223 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 73

Please see New NTID General Education Curriculum-Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.

* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

† Any mathematics course numbered NMTH-120 or higher

‡ Deaf Perspectives on Contemporary Civilization (NHSS-150) or ASL I (NASL-190)

§ Any science course numbered NSCI-120 or higher

Additional information

Microsoft certification

The department operates an authorized testing center for Microsoft Office Specialist. Preparatory courses are offered for several exams each quarter.