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					  Program Requirements Guide                                                                                                                                               2010 – 2011
Business Information Technology                                                                                   AAS DEGREE
Program Overview                                          Program Faculty                                                                    Program Start Dates
A graduate of the Business Information                    Lorie Costello                  lorie.costello@saintpaul.edu                       Fall, Spring, Summer
Technology AAS Degree will be trained for a               Linda Hughes                    linda.hughes@saintpaul.edu
business and information support position that            Linda Pyzik                     linda.pyzik@saintpaul.edu
                                                                                                                                             Course Sequence
may use a wide range of systems and software                                                                                                 The following sequence is recommended for a full-time
applications such as database, spreadsheet,               Part-time/Full-time Options                                                        student; however, this sequence is not required. Not all
                                                          Some day, evening, and Saturday class availability.                                courses are offered each semester; a selection of
presentation graphics, word processing, and
                                                                                                                                             courses is offered summer term.
integrated software applications, business                Students may attend full-time or part-time.
Web sites, templates, and desktop publishing.                                                                                                First Semester
Students graduating with the Business                                                                                                        ACCT 1411 Principles of Accounting 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Information Technology degree can provide                 Program Requirements                                                               BTEC 1421 Business Information Applications 1 . . . .3
support for business systems end-users and assist                                                                                            BTEC 1445 Business Communications . . . . . . . . . . . .3
with business training, problem solving, and              3
                                                          n Check off when completed                                                         BUSN 1410 Introduction to Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
troubleshooting.                                                                                                                             SPCH XXXX (Goal 1 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                          Program Prerequisites                                                       Cr
Graduates in this program are equipped with                                                                                                  Total Semester Credits .....................16
                                                          n BTEC 1400 Keyboarding (or keyboarding skills)
knowledge of cutting-edge technology and                                                                                                     Second Semester
                                                          n BTEC 1418 Computer Fundamentals (or knowledge
software, a professional attitude, enhanced skills                                                                                           BTEC 1423 Business Information Applications 2 . . . .4
                                                                      of computers)
in the business environment, the ability to work                                                                                             BTEC 1530 Communication Technology . . . . . . . . . . .4
independently or in workgroups under pressure             Required Business Core                                                      Cr     ENGL 1711 Composition 1 (Goal 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
and within deadlines, and flexibility to cope with                                                                                           Humanities and Fine Arts (Goal 6)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
interruptions and business system/software                n   ACCT 1411 Principles of Accounting 1 . . . . . . . . .4
                                                          n   BTEC 1421 Business Information Applications 1 . . .3                           Total Semester Credits .....................15
problems.
                                                          n   BTEC 1445 Business Communications . . . . . . . . . .3                         Third Semester
Program graduates are working in small and                n   BUSN 1410 Introduction to Business . . . . . . . . . . .3                      BTEC 1410 Advanced Keyboarding Applications . . . .3
large companies. Other graduates are continuing           n   BUSN 2470 Legal Environment of Business . . . . . .3                           BTEC 2506 Business Information Applications 3 . . . .4
their education. Graduates in this program cover              Required Business Core ..................16                                    BTEC 2550 Emerging Business Technologies . . . . . . .4
content in preparation for the Microsoft Certified
                                                                                                                                             Business Electives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Application Specialist certification exams.
                                                          Course                                                                      Cr     Total Semester Credits .....................15
Career Opportunities                                      n   BTEC 1410 Advanced Keyboarding Applications . .3                               Fourth Semester
Opportunities are excellent for skilled, capable,         n   BTEC 1423 Business Information Applications 2 . .4                             BTEC 2410 Business Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
and dependable graduates. Graduates can be                n   BTEC 1530 Communication Technology . . . . . . . .4                            BUSN 2470 Legal Environment of Business . . . . . . . .3
employed in a variety of business administrative          n   BTEC 2410 Business Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4                   ECON 1720 Macroeconomics OR ECON 1730
and information support positions that require            n   BTEC 2506 Business Information Applications 3 . .4                                         Microeconomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
advanced technical training such as:                      n   BTEC 2550 Emerging Business Technologies . . . . .4                            NSCI 1770 Intro to Energy and Environment OR
administrative assistant, office coordinator,             n   Business electives .......................4                                              MATH 1740 Introduction to Statistics . . . .4
assistant manager, and executive assistant.                   Choose 4 credits from the following:                                           Total Semester Credits .....................14
                                                              n BTEC 1401 Keyboarding/Skillbuilding . . . . .2
Program Outcomes                                              n BTEC 1440 Marketing Principles . . . . . . . . . .3                          Total Program Credits .................60
1. Graduates will possess the knowledge and                   n BTEC 1482 Business Career Resources . . . . .2
   skills for immediate employment in related                 n BTEC 2450 Management Fundamentals . . .3
   business support areas.                                    Subtotal ..............................27

2. Graduates will be experienced in business
                                                          General Education Requirements                                              Cr
   protocol via course projects and capstone
   courses.                                               Must complete at least 17 credits from the Minnesota
                                                          Transfer Curriculum-MnTC
3. Graduates will have successfully mastered the
                                                          n ENGL 1711 Composition 1 (Goal 1) . . . . . . . . . . . .4
   general education program requirements for
                                                          n SPCH XXXX (Goal 1 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                 Minimum Program Entry Requirements
   work and life roles.
                                                          n Natural Sciences (Goal 3)* OR Mathematical/Logical
                                                                                                                                             Students entering this program must meet the
4. Graduates will be proficient in the use of                Reasoning (Goal 4)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                                                                                                             following minimum program entry requirements:
   business software applications.                           Required: NSCI 1770 Introduction to Energy &
                                                             Environment OR MATH 1740 Introduction to Statistics                             Reading: Score of 78+ or grade of “C” or
                                                          n History, Social Science, and Behavioral Sciences                                 better in READ 0722
                                                             (Goal 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                             Select ECON 1720 Macroeconomics OR
                                                                                                                                             Writing: 60+ on Reading Comprehension or
                                                             ECON 1730 Microeconomics (Goal 5)                                               grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1410
                                                          n Humanities and Fine Arts (Goal 6)* . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                    Arithmetic: Score of 57+ or grade of “C” or
                  ACBSP
                 Accredited by the Association of
                                                             General Education Requirements ..........17                                     better in MATH 0742
             Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
                                                                                                                                             Assessment Results and Prerequisites:
                                                          Total Program Credits .................60
                                                                                                                                             Students admitted into Saint Paul College
                                                                                                                                             programs may need to complete additional
                                                          *Please refer to the catalog for general education                                 courses based on assessment results and
                                                          options.
                                                                                                                                             course prerequisite requirements. Certain
                                                                                                                                             MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have
  Information is subject to change.                                                                                                          additional prerequisites.
  This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.                                                                                                                                                    281A (7144)




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