AAS Degree or Certificate
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, 94 credits
Certificate, 49 credits
Short-Term (One Quarter) Certificate Options: BIT Office Assistant Certificate (19 credits); BIT Office Support Certificate (19 credits); BIT Office Professional Certificate (19 credits).
The Business Information Technology program prepares students for employment in a wide range of industry specialties requiring information technologies, effective communications, customer relations, and organizational management. The integrated, cross-disciplinary curriculum emphasizes business project-based learning, information literacy, diversity, and professionalism. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to attain the BIT Short Term Certificates, BIT One Year Certificate and/or the BIT A.A.S. Degree.
- Students can begin the program any quarter.
- The BIT program may be a good fit for you if you enjoy utilizing software, have an interest in business and have an eye for detail.
- Areas of study include office skills, information technology, software, and communications.
- Job titles include administrative assistant or specialist, executive office professional, customer service coordinator, records management technician, and office manager
The Business Information Technology Certificate and A.A.S. degree program has been designed with input from Puget Sound business and industry representatives to include the skills demanded for successful employment. Students in this program have the opportunity to earn a short–certificate credential (one quarter each), a certificate in Business Information Technology (three quarters) or to pursue an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Business Information Technology (six quarters) and may participate in the program by taking only one class or the entire program. The major constant in today's business is change. Those who keep up with change will be the ones in line for the jobs of the future. Thus, people may take just one course from this program to update their skills.
The program curriculum covers a wide range of business support skills, including information technologies, customer service, diversity, integrated communications, management, work-based learning, and professionalism. In addition to technical skills, the program curriculum also emphasizes effective communications and customer service skills, as well as computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software programs.
Note: Program courses are under frequent review to maintain industry relevancy. Please check with division for current program guidelines.
Among the many positions for which you will qualify are business information professional, administrative and information support specialist, management trainee, office support technician, administrative assistant, customer service coordinator, records management technician, executive office professional, and information processing specialist.
Information sessions are conducted by appointment with the division counselor only. Please call (206) 934-3830 to schedule an appointment.
For Further Information:
Business Information Technology
Business, Information Technology & Creative Arts Division
Seattle Central Community College