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Heartland Community College

Associate in Applied Science - Business Technology

60 credit hours

Catalog Year 2022-2023

This Associate in Applied Science Degree prepares students to specialize in Business Technology with an emphasis in Accounting Technology, Administrative Office Professional, Microsoft Office Specialist or Small Business Management. The student receives extensive hands-on experience in application packages. Employment positions for graduates include administrative assistants, office managers, and jobs requiring technological proficiency and critical thinking such as actuarial and financial assistants. 

 


General Education Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Critical Reading & Writing 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Any one IAI Humanities or Fine Arts course 3
Life Science or Physical Science Any one IAI Life Science or Physical Science course 3 or 4
Social & Behavioral Science Any one IAI Social & Behavioral Science course 3
Mathematics Any one college level Mathematics course. TMAT 103 may be used to fulfill this requirement, however it does not count as general education credit. 3 or 4
Total Credit Hours 15-17

Business Technology Program Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
ATEC 130 Quickbooks Accounting 3
BTEC 115 Business Communications 3
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
BTEC 150 Customer Relations 1
BTEC 170 Supervision 3
CTEC 136 Excel Level I 1
CTEC 137 Excel Level II 1
CTEC 138 Excel Level III 1
CTEC 146 Access Level I 1
CTEC 147 Access Level II 1
CTEC 156 Word Level I 1
CTEC 157 Word Level II 1
CTEC 158 Word Level III 1
CTEC 166 Outlook and OneNote 2
DMED 101 Introduction to Digital Media 3
OTEC 101 Keyboarding 1
TECH 299 Internship in Technology 1
Emphasis Option Choose from options below 19
Total Credit Hours 45

Emphasis Option Requirements - Choose one option.

Accounting Technology

Students choosing this option will also earn the following certificates:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Enrolled Agent 
  • Paraprofessional Accounting Assistant
Class Title Credit Hours
ATEC 120 Small Business Accounting 3
ATEC 150 Payroll Accounting 3
ATEC 205 Individual Income Taxation 3
ATEC 206 Business Income Taxation 4
ATEC 207 Ethics, Tax Administration & Planning 3
Electives

Choose at least 3 hours from: 

3
Total Credit Hours 19

Administrative Office Professional

Students choosing this option will also earn the following certificate:

  • Administrative Office Professional
Class Title Credit Hours
OTEC 102 Advanced Keyboarding 1
OTEC 104 Office Simulation 2
OTEC 113 Records Management 2
Electives

Choose at least 14 hours from list below. Students may also choose a 2nd emphasis option to complete at least one additional certificate: 

14
Total Credit Hours 19

Microsoft Office Specialist

Students choosing this option will also earn the following certificates:

  • Word Microsoft Office Specialist Microcertificate
  • Excel Microsoft Office Specialist Microcertificate
  • Access Microsoft Office Specialist Microcertificate
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
Class Title Credit Hours
CTEC 125 Powerpoint 1
CTEC 148 Access level III 1
Electives

Choose at least 17 hours from list below. Students may also choose a 2nd emphasis option to complete at least one additional certificate: 

17
Total Credit Hours 19

Small Business Management

Students choosing this option will also earn the following certificate:

  • Small Business Management
Class Title Credit Hours
BUSN 210 Legal Environment of Business 3
BTEC 250 Small Business Management 3

ATEC 120 or

BUSN 230

Small Business Accounting or

Principles of Marketing

3
Electives

Choose at least 17 hours from list below. Students may also choose a 2nd emphasis option to complete at least one additional certificate: 

10
Total Credit Hours 19

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

Contact Us

Business Department
ICN 2000
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8640
Fax: (309) 268-7963

 

Jeremy McClure

Dean, STEM and Business
ICN 2021
Phone: (309) 268-8655
Email: Jeremy.McClure@heartland.edu

Brian Brennan

Associate Dean, STEM and Business
ICB 2417
Phone: (309) 268-8639
Email: Brian.Brennan@heartland.edu

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