Business Technology

Western Tech Business TechThe Business Management and Administration career pathway prepares individuals for success in emerging and traditional occupations within business and computer technology.  Upon successful completion of the chosen career major, the student will be able to use basic terminology common in the computer industry; identify the types of functions of hardware and software, and peripheral components; demonstrate proper care of the computer system; successfully use specific operation systems; interact with directories and subdirectories; analyze and identify problem sources; and use technical support resources.

Upon completion students will be able to use business software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, e-mail, multimedia, and the internet.  Students will also receive specific instruction that relates to the chosen career major.

Students will receive instruction to prepare them for becoming employable.  The student will be able to project an appropriate business image; apply basic problem solving and critical thinking skills; develop professional and personal goals; practice time and stress management concepts; apply business and work ethics; effectively use verbal and nonverbal communication; demonstrate proper telephone techniques; use various research and reference resources; compose a letter of application and resume; prepare for and participate in job interviews; complete post-interview techniques; create a portfolio; understand post-employment practices; apply appropriate reading comprehension; writing, math and communication skills; understand and use appropriate filing methods; effectively use a calendar system; and operate automated equipment.

Employment Opportunities

Front Office, Administrative Assistant, Executive Administrative Assistant, and customer Service Representative in:

  • Oilfield Companies
  • Retail Businesses
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Service Businesses
  • Medical Offices
  • Legal Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Banks 

Certifications Available

  • IC3 Digital Literacy Certification - GS6 Level 1 and GS6 Level 2 

  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Word, Excel Access, PowerPoint 

  • CTTC - Fundamentals of Technology, Financial Literacy, Administrative Professional, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Full Charge Bookkeeper, Financial Literacy 

  • SHL TalentCentral™ - Basic Computer Literacy (Windows 10), Data Entry, Business Communications, Interpersonal Communications, Business Concepts (U.S.), Business Ethics Awareness (U.S.), Computer Fundamentals - Win 8.1 (adaptive), MS Office Basic Computer Literacy (Simulation), MS Office Basic Computer Literacy, Microsoft Excel 365 - Essentials, Microsoft Word 365, Microsoft Word 365 - Essentials, Microsoft PowerPoint 365 - Essentials, Microsoft Excel 365, Microsoft Access 2010 (adaptive), Office Management (U.S.), Front Office Management, Office Procedures (U.S.),Typing, Bookkeeping Fundamentals (U.S.), Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Simulation, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Receivable Simulation, Entry Level Customer Service (Retail and Contact Center), QuickBooks Pro 2011, Payroll Fundamentals (U.S.) 

Salary Range 

Up to $35,000 yearly

Career Majors

Administrative Assistant -- 600 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $1,500 -- Out-of-District Tuition $3,000 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Executive Administrative Assistant -- 960 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $2,400 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $4,800 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Office Information Specialist -- 960 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $2,400 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $4,800 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer -- 600 Hours

Course is available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $1,500 -- Out-of-District Tuition $3,000 -- Institutional Scholarships may be available

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For more information, call Michelle Potter at 580-562-3181, ext. 271, or email mpotter@westtech.edu.