The object of the Business Technology Program is to prepare students to enter various office positions.
The YVC Business Technology Program (BT) prepares students to enter various office positions that meet the local business community standards. Course offerings are constantly updated to meet student and industry needs. Many BT students attend classes in the morning and work in the afternoon. BT students take classes in Business Technology, Information Technology, and Business Administration. Depending on the major or certificate, students may also take classes in Accounting, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Spanish.
To meet the Business Technology (BT) Program objective of preparing students to enter various office positions, students may choose from a variety of Associate of Applied Science degrees:
BT Legal Office Assistant
BT Bilingual Legal Office Assistant
BT Medical Office Assistant
BT Bilingual Medical Office Assistant
While obtaining one of these degrees, students will learn the following skills:
ten-key electronic math
Teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and human relations are integrated into the curriculum.
are also available in the program that lead toward employment and can
be a pathway to one of the BT Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Certificates can range from one to five quarters. Current certificates
BT Bilingual Office Assistant (70 credits)
BT General Office Assistant (65 credits)
BT Legal Receptionist (15 credits)
BT Medical Receptionist (15 credits)
The BT Program has established a set of standards each student must meet. They are listed on the "Program Outcomes" page.
Business Technology Program provides opportunities for employment and
advancement in business, industry, government, and service offices.
Students completing the administrative assistant degree and BT
office certificate programs may be employed in a variety of business
Bilingual Medical Office, Legal Office, and Administrative Office: Students completing this degree will be able to work in a variety of bilingual office settings.
Legal Office Assistant:
Students graduating as legal office assistants may work in law firms,
real estate offices, or government offices as well as the court system.
Medical Office Assistant: Students specializing in the
medical office assistant degree and medical transcription certificate
may work in medical offices, clinics, and hospitals.
information on current employment trends, contact the Washington State
Employment Security Department Job Service Center at 1-800-215-1617.
Information is available at the following websites: http://access.wa.gov
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