Business Systems Technology

The Business Systems Technology program at Cisco College prepares students for employment in the business environment. As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led business and office personnel to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. Many office personnel and office managers now provide training and orientation for new staff, conduct research on the Internet, and operate and troubleshoot new office technologies. In spite of these changes, however, the core responsibilities have remained much the same: performing and coordinating an office’s scheduled activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. 

The Business Systems Technology Program contains many courses that educate our students in a way to prepare for their upcoming career. These work preparation classes are developing Marketable Skills which is why Cisco College has three marketable skills awards built into the program. These three awards in the BST program will develop skills in accounting, business office skills, and soft skills for everyday interaction, giving the students a well rounded base of business knowledge. 

The awards are:

Accounting
Marketable 
Skills Award

Records Management
Marketable Skills Award

Business Communication
Marketable Skills Award

Courses

Courses

Courses

ACNT 1303 Intro to Accounting I

ITSW 1307 Intro to Database

POFT 1313 Prof Dev for Office Personnel

ACNT 1304 Intro to Accounting II

ITSW 1304 Intro to Spreadsheets

POFT 2312 Business Communications

ACNT 1311 Intro to Computer Accounting

POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I

POFT 1309 Admin Office Procedures I

The awards are designed so that if a student completes the AAS they will finish with six total achievements including the AAS, Level 1, Level 2, Accounting Award, Business Communication Award, and Records Management Award. In addition, other business skills such as business communications and principles of management prepare the student for real-world environments.

Curriculum

Level 1 Certificate:

  • ACNT 1303 Intro to Accounting I
  • POFT 1329 Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 Word Processing
  • POFT 1325 Bus Math & Machine App
  • POFT 1313 Prof Dev for Office Personnel
  • ITSW 1304 Intro to Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1309 Admin Office Procedures I
  • ACNT 1304 Intro to Accounting II
  • POFT 2312 Business Communications
  • POFT 1319 Records and Information Management I

Level II Certificate: (which include all of the Level 1 courses)

  • ACNT 1311 Intro to Computer Accounting
  • ITSW 1307 Intro to Database
  • POFT 2431 Administrative Systems
  • BMGT 1327 Principles of Management
  • ITSW 1310 Intro to Presentation Graphics Software

Courses for AAS*: 

  • SPCH 1315 Pub Speaking OR SPCH 1321 Bus & Prof Communication
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • PSCY 2301 Introduction to Psychology

*The AAS combines all Level I and Level II courses with the above mentioned academic courses. 

Curriculum
Program leading to a Level II certificate or Associate’s Degree may include the following courses:

Specialized Courses for Level II Certificate:

  • Introduction to Accounting I & II
  • Beginning Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Word Processing
  • Intermediate Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Business Communications
  • Professional Development for Office Personnel
  • Administrative Systems OR Internship
  • Administrative Office Procedures

Courses for AAS*:

  • English
  • Public Speaking
  • College Algebra
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
  • Psychology OR Government
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Business

*The AAS combines all Level II courses with the above mentioned academic courses. 

 Level I Administrative Technician Certificate:

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Word Processing
  • Beginning Keyboarding
  • Business Math
  • Professional Development for Office Personnel
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing
  • Administrative Office Procedures
  • Intermediate Keyboarding
  • Business Communications 


Application Procedures
To be considered for admission to the Business Systems Technology program, interested persons should: 

 Complete application to the college

  1. Contact Rick Marks, division chair, or Randall Miller for more information.

Admissions Requirements
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College. The procedure for seeking admission to the College follows:

  1. Complete the Cisco College application
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Talk to a counselor about testing

Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs. Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.