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Business Technology & Administrative Office Professional Information

  • Today's employers seek tech-savvy individuals who enjoy a fast-paced work environment. Learn about the business world while gaining hands-on experience in software application packages through Heartland's highly flexible Business Technology and Administrative Office Professional programs. Many of the courses, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, are offered in an open learning format. This allows you to complete a class at any point during a semester - whatever fits your needs.

  • The courses included in the Business Technology certificate program count toward the completion of HCC's Business Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and the Administrative Office Professional Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS). You may also qualify for free vouchers to take Microsoft certification exams in our Business Technology Learning Center.

  • Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022. Strong communication and organizational skills, along with expertise in technology expand your opportunities for advancement in the field.

    Bureau Of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department Of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition

  • There are different paths into this field. Consider your career goals and personal interests, and then choose the option that best meets your needs.

    FIRST: Start by earnings your Heartland Business Technology Certificate

    Certificate - Administrative Office Professional

    The Business Technology Certificate offers an introduction to business technologies and you will learn basic Microsoft Office skills. The certificate prepares you for entry-level employment as a(n):

    • Receptionist
    • Office or Data Entry Clerk
    • Information Processor
    • Technical Specialist

    Microcertificate - Microsoft Office Specialist

    Microcertificate - Word Microsoft Office Specialist

    Microcertificate - Excel Microsoft Office Specialist

    Microcertificate - Access Microsoft Office Specialist

    THEN: Choose a path that best meets your career goal

    Associate in Applied Science - Business Technology

    Earning a Business Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree opens additional and more advanced career paths. These include becoming a(n):

    • Organizational Support Specialist
    • Statistical Assistant
    • Financial Assistant
    • Actuarial Assistant

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895

Business Technology Student Led Campaign

Business Technology Student Led Campaign