Oct 02, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office Option, Business Office Technology, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Office Option, Business Office Technology, associate degree program provides students with the skills necessary to excel in the office environment. Students become proficient in keyboarding, word processing, computerized communications, and office applications and procedures. Students are encouraged to develop individual areas of interest through elective courses and through part-time and summer employment.

Today’s administrative professionals use technology to originate, access, manage and manipulate information. In addition, they function independently in initiating office communications, accessing and tracking records and information, and problem solving the various details of the day-to-day office operations. As members of management teams, they are able to assume responsibility and work independently to exercise initiative and judgment, and to adapt to new concepts and products.


Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Business Office Technology - Office Option degree program requirements, graduates will

  1. Create and modify standard types of business communications in both printed and electronic forms.
  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and human relations skills required for success in a professional setting.
  3. Execute business office procedures used in today’s technological work environment.
  4. Perform and analyze office accounting tasks and activities.
  5. Acquire up-to-date technology skills in the following areas: word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, personal information management, web technologies, and speech recognition.
  6. Demonstrate keyboarding and data-entry speed and accuracy using industry accepted standards.
  7. Organize and maintain project files and databases.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Business Office Technology Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.


Students may elect to substitute BOT* 296: Cooperative/Work Experience  for any equivalent BOT or CSA credit course with prior departmental approval.

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