Business Technology

Computer & Business

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Program Description
Accounting Operations
The Accounting Operations course will provide the student with accounting/bookkeeping employment skills. These skills include, but are not limited to: keyboarding; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint National Certification; QuickBooks Certification; business math; business ethics; written and oral communication; filing; calculators; sole proprietorship accounting; partnership accounting; merchandising accounting; corporation accounting; and automated accounting.

Legal Administrative Specialist
The Legal Administrative Specialist course will provide the student with employment skills used in the law office. These skills include, but are not limited to: keyboarding;  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint National Certification; QuickBooks Certification; business math; business ethics; written and oral communication; filing; machine transcription; legal billing; legal research; contract law; litigation; business organizations; legal terminology; and government.

Medical Administrative Specialist
The Medical Administrative Specialist course will provide the student with employment skills used in the medical office. These skills include, but are not limited to: keyboarding; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint National Certification; QuickBooks Certification; business math; business ethics,  written and oral communication; filing; machine transcription; medical terminology and transcription; Medical Manager; medisoft; medical case studies and reports.

Preparation for Employment
These programs offer a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment.  The content includes the useful skills that employers are looking for.
Certifications

► MOS (Microsoft Office) 2014

► QuickBooks Pro

Internships
Various businesses and clinics are partners with iTECH’s Business Technology program and some provide excellent internship opportunities for our students. Students are encouraged to research area business, clinics, hospitals to arrange your own specialized internship experience.
Area of Focus
► Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
► Keyboarding Skills
► Communication Skills
► Business Math
► Machine Transcription
► Business Ethics
► Office Procedures
► Filing
► Certifications
Portfolio
Business Technology students prepare a portfolio that highlights the skills they learned in order to prepare them for a challenging career, a professional resume and letter of application, and a showcase of certifications earned.
Example of Course Projects
There are a variety of projects within the four Occupational Completion Points. Youwill need to complete all of the projects in order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for this course.
Software Applications
► Microsoft Office Suite – All programs
► QuickBooks Pro- All programs
► Automated Accounting – Accounting Operations
► Medical Manager, Medisoft, and Medical Transcription – Medical Administration
► Computers in the Law Office – Legal Administration
Equipment
The equipment and supplies in the business technology classroom are provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students. Included in the lab are 30 Windows PC computers with dual-screens, and one HP Laser Printer.
Length of Course

Accounting Operations:  900 Hours/ 2 Semesters

 

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
OTA0040 A Information Technology Assistant 150
ACO0040 B Accounting Clerk 300
ACO0041 C Accounting Associate 300
ACO0042 D Accounting Assistant 150

 

Legal Administrative Specialist:  1050 hours/ 2.5 Semesters

 

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
OTA0040 A Information Technology Assistant 150
OTA0041 B Front Desk Specialist 300
OTA0042 C Administrative Support 150
OTA0050 D Legal Administrative Specialist 450

 

Medical Administration Specialist:  1050 Hours/ 2.5 Semesters

 

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
OTA0040 A Information Technology Assistant 150
OTA0041 B Front Desk Specialist 300
OTA0631 C Medical Office Technologist 300
OTA0651 D Medical Administrative Specialist 300

Basic Skills Exit Requirements

► TABE Assessment:

 

Accounting Operations

Reading   10.0       Math   10.0     Language   10.0

 

Legal Administrative Specialist
Reading   10.0       Math   10.0     Language   10.0

 

Medical Administrative Specialist
Reading   10.0       Math   10.0     Language   10.0

 

*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.

Program Offered
► Fall and Spring
► Full-time:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Occupational Completion Points

► The following table illustrates the program structure:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
DIG0081 A Theory and Foundations of Design 150
DIG0082 B Multimedia Digital/Print Designer 300
DIG0083 C Multimedia Web Interactive Designer 300
DIG0084 D Multimedia Intergrated Producer Designer 300

Basic Skills Exit Requirements
► TABE Assessment:
Reading   10.0       Math   10.0     Language   10.0
*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.
Program Offered
► Fall and Spring
► Full-time:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Funding / Financial Aid
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Courses & Hours

Business Technology Courses:
Accounting Operations: 900 Hours, 2 Semesters.
Legal Administrative Specialist: 1000 Hours, 2 Semesters plus 9 weeks
Medical Administrative Specialist: 1050 Hours, 2 Semesters plus 9 weeks

Internships & Workforce Education

Students participate in work-based learning experiences in their field of study outside of the classroom. ITECH has a Workforce Internship Program for those students who need work experience, but do not have an out-of-school job.

Enrollment Dates

There are four (4) entry dates during each school year: Beginning of Fall Semester; 9 weeks into Fall Semester; Beginning of Spring Semester; 9 weeks into Spring Semester.

Certificate of Completion

Students who complete 100% of the competencies required of their certificate programs and have TABE scores that meet Florida Department of Education requirements will be awarded Certificates of Completion.

Job Placement

Our competent counseling staff provides job postings on a daily basis, with help in resume writing and the interviewing process.

 

FAQ's - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How do I enroll for Accounting Operations, Legal Administrative Specialist, or the Medical Administrative Specialist program?

Your first step is to see an Advisor.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Q. What tests do I need to take to enroll at iTECH?

You will take the TABE test. This test is a starting point for iTECH to know your reading, language, and math skills.

Q. TABE scores needed to earn your Certificate of Completion:

Accounting Operations:
Reading 10.0
Math 10.0
Language 10.0

Legal Administrative Specialist:
Reading 10.0
Math 10.0
Language 10.0

Medical Administrative Specialist:
Reading 10.0
Math 10.0
Language 10.0

Q. Who will help pay for my tuition and books?

FAFSA (Federal Grant); Farmworker Jobs and Education Program (migrant workers, or children of migrant workers); Career Services; scholarships; or self pay. Your counselor will direct you to an agency that will help pay for your tuition and books.

Q. How long is the school day, and what happens if I am absent?

It is important that you attend class every day. There are no excused absences, but you will be allowed 10% absences during a semester. If you miss six (6) consecutive days, you may be dropped. Students are allowed a Leave of Absence in the case of emergency, but the LOA MUST be applied and approved before the leave is taken.

Q. When is graduation?
There is one commence ceremony each year as indicated on the school calendar.