Prepare to become a successful administrative professional at Salina Tech.
Use a variety of office equipment, such as fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, PDAs, audio-visual equipment and videoconferencing and telephone systems.
The program includes instruction in creating spreadsheets; composing correspondence; managing databases; and producing and editing presentations, reports, and documents using desktop publishing software and digital graphics.
Some administrative professionals perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Many Business Administrative Technology students develop the skills they need to become entrepreneurs, department supervisors and office managers.
Enroll in our nine-month program and train to be a polished professional in the office setting you choose.
Career Opportunities: Legal, Computer Support, Banking, Medical Insurance, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Accounting Firms, Industrial Firms, Schools and Colleges
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BAT 112 Word Processing, 3 credits. (Prerequisites: BAT 149)
This course provides students with an understanding and use of word processing in a realistic business environment. Topics include: preparation of newsletters, letters, mailing labels, creation of outlines, tables, forms; and integration of word processing software with other software programs. This course may be used to prepare for a MOS Word exam.
BAT 135 Business Math, 2 credits.
This course offers a realistic experience with business applications typically performed on electronic calculators or other 10-key office machine keypads. Students will learn to manage their time, become familiar with business forms, develop accuracy in machine operation, and expand and refine math skills.
BAT 149 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits.
Designed to acquaint students with both the hardware and software that make up a computer system. Exercises include formatting data disks, saving and deleting files, creating and deleting folders and subfolders, introduction of the types of software used in business today, use of windows explorer and my computer, and control panel to adjust computer settings. Windows 7 will be covered. Students will learn proper keyboarding procedures and techniques. Practice exercises in using correct letter, memo and report formats will be used.
BAT 120 Administrative Procedures, 3 credits.
The world of work is more diverse than ever before and that diversity is expected to continue to increase. The international world we now live in is accessible immediately by going online or using call centers, for example. This world demands that administrative professionals have not only technology skills but also a broad range of human-relation and critical-thinking skills. It is imperative to learn to live in this fast-paced, ever-changing world.
BAT 192 Business Accounting, 3 credits.
Business Accounting includes the theory and practice associated with double-entry accounting. Special emphasis is placed on the preparation of the documents necessary to complete the accounting cycle. Topics include: transactions, journals, financial statements, schedules, adjustments/closing entries, accounting cycle, cash control, bank reconciliation, and payroll. Computerized accounting software is used.
BAT 160 Business Communications, 3 credits.
Business Communications is designed to cover the communication skills that are necessary in a high technology global business environment. These skills include competencies in oral and written communication; an awareness of international, legal, and ethical issues; and the ability to work collaboratively on group projects.
BAT 125 PowerPoint, 1 credit. (Prerequisite is to have an experience in Windows environment. Experience using Word and Excel are highly recommended.)
This course provides individuals with an understanding and use of PowerPoint in a realistic business environment. Individuals will prepare and deliver multimedia PowerPoint presentations for a specific business, educational or personal need. Students in this class will be starting at different levels of computer expertise, so course lessons will include information for beginners as well as opportunities for more experienced computer users to build their own existing skills.
BAT 170 Technology for Professionals, 2 credits.
Learn integrated, innovative solutions for managing your time and information, connecting across boundaries, and remaining in control of the information that reaches you. Quickly search your communications, organize your work, organize your notes, use powerful search features to find what you are looking for quickly, and better share your information with others — all from one place. Learn to manage information overload and work together more effectively!
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BAT 122 Desktop Publishing, 3 credits. (Prerequisites BAT 149, BAT 112 , BAT 118, and BAT 160)
This course teaches design and fosters creativity while learning techniques and features of Microsoft Publisher. Students learn through lecture, discussion and hands-on practice principles of layout and design as well as integrated software packages, specifically Microsoft Office. Students develop original projects for this course.
BAT 153 Spreadsheet Management, 3 credits. (Prerequisite is BAT 149, BAT 112 , BAT 118, and BAT 192)
Students will become productive Excel users through lecture, discussion and hands-on practice -- learning to create professional reports that perform business or personal calculations; display financial or scientific calculations; complete lists management tasks; financial forecasts and scenarios; and chart design and editing. Students will complete three original projects for this course. This course may be used for the preparation of a MOS Excel exam.
BAT 173 Database Management, 3 credits. (Prerequisite is BAT 149, BAT 112 , BAT 118, BAT 192, and BAT 153)
This course provides students with an understanding and use of relational database software in a realistic business environment. Topics include: relational database objects, enhancements of forms and reports, analysis and manipulations of data, and integration of database software with other software programs. This course may be used to prepare for MOS Access Certification.
BAT 193 Accounting II, 4 credits. (Prerequisite: BAT 192)
In this second semester course, accounting fundamentals learned in Accounting I are reinforced and enhanced by using five practice sets that require analyzing information; creating transactions; verifying accuracy; making corrections as necessary; preparing a variety of reports; and completing an audit test with the focus on attention to detail; analysis; research; critical thinking and problem solving skills.
BAT 186 Business Law/Ethics, 3 credits. (Prerequisite is BAT 149 and BAT 112)
Understanding law is an important part of keeping a business running, from making decisions about organizational structure to making contracts and managing potential liabilities. This class explores basic legal structures and explains the legal reasons for many common business practices. Students are encouraged to use legal reasoning and common sense in resolving issues.
BAT 190 Business Internship, 2 credits. (Prerequisite is to have a full-time or part-time enrollment in the BAT Program as well as a willingness to excel, desire to learn and ability to be flexible.)
The 2nd Semester Internship course will be a combination of on-campus, student-assigned work and off-campus work sites with the purpose of providing practice work experience, which allows instructors to assess student ability to transfer skills to real world applications/uses. Instructors will assign work to students (which may be completed in the department or on site) and evaluate performance along with the training sponsor (person for whom the work is being done). A formal training plan and application will be completed for each student going off site. Training sponsor evaluations will be completed for each training station by sponsor for each off-site location, and instructors will conduct site visits for each off-site location regularly. Additional forms to be completed may include time charts, type of work forms, etc.
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