Business and Office Technology

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The field of business and office technology covers all aspects of training workers for today’s offices, and specifically, trains Alaskans as Accounting Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Medical Administrative Assistants. AVTEC graduates are employed in private, state and federal offices, tribal organizations, and in the health, construction, and tourism industry. In addition to the Business & Office Technology program certificates, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications depending on the area of concentration.

Earn college credit while attending AVTEC

Contact AVTEC Admission for more information.

Computer operations are a major part of the Business & Office Technology program. Students learn to operate computers in a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, QuickBooks Pro, and Cougar Mountain Accounting. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that Business and Office Technology students have the skills with Microsoft’s leading business desktop software.

EMPHASIS IN ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
Every business needs accounting professionals, from small businesses to the largest corporations. Accounting technicians take care of financial bookkeeping, handle payroll and maintain accounts payable or accounts receivable activity. The AVTEC Accounting Specialist training prepares you for entry-level employment in the field of accounting or bookkeeping in just 36 weeks of comprehensive training.

EMPHASIS IN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Computer operations are a major part of Administrative Assistant training. Students learn to operate computers in
a modern computer lab using a variety of software to become a productive user of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Training software includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Students are taught by Microsoft Office Specialist Instructors using the curriculum designed for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. The MOS credential demonstrates to an employer that Business and Office Technology students have the skills with Microsoft’s leading business desktop software.

EMPHASIS IN MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
AVTEC Medical Administrative Assistant graduates are employed by hospitals, clinics, ambulatory care centers, group medical practices, single-physician medical practices, or other medical offices. These students learn the medical, business, technology, and communications skills needed to work in a private physician’s office, specialty clinic, or hospital setting. Training includes law, ethics, HIPAA, medical terminology, body systems, medical insurance, and medical office procedures. In addition, you will develop the interpersonal skills, organizational effectiveness, and communication skills necessary to function in a medical environment.

Program Location: 
First Lake Facility, 809 Second Ave., Seward, AK
Training Days: 
178
Training Clock Hours: 
1 246
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Occupational Levels: 
Administrative Assistant
Certificate Requirements: 

In addition to the course requirements for the Business and Office Technology Office Assistant training, the Administrative Assistant training focuses on specialized advanced business office. 

NOTE: Training begins each August and January. Contact AVTEC Admissions for details at
(800) 478-5389.

Industry Certification: 

The field of business and office technology covers all aspects of training workers for today’s offices. AVTEC graduates are employed in private, state and federal offices, medical and legal offices, tribal organizations, and the construction and tourism industry. In addition to the Administrative Assistant certificate, students can also prepare for and earn the following industry certifications:

  • Microsoft Office Word 2016
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2016
  • Microsoft Office Access 2016
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

 

The mission of the Business & Office Technology program is to provide students with the technical office skills and professional work habits for career success in today’s business and industry. The Business & Office Technology program is committed to producing well-qualified employees for Alaska’s companies, to providing a professional learning environment, and to meeting the needs of Alaska’s diverse multicultural communities.

Instructors
Department Head, Business & Office Technology Instructor
Ken Werner

Business & Office Technology Instructor
Wendy Stallings

Enrollment
Prerequisites: 

Students need to read at a minimum 8th grade reading level.

TABE tests scores for this program must be:

Reading               563

Combined Math    577

Contact the Admissions Office at (800) 478-5389 for program entrance information and testing requirements. Physical requirements of the occupation are good eyesight, finger coordination, and the ability to sit for one to two hours.

Enrollment: 
August and January
Program Cost: 
Tuition Books NOT provided by AVTEC Room & Board Student Service Fee Supplies Tech Fee Total
$3,175 $196 N/A $9,030 $85 $1130 $230 $13,846
Courses
Program Courses: 
  • Computer Operations and Software Applications (A.A)

    Building upon the skills learned in the General Business/Office Assistants, students use Microsoft Word to create, customize, and organize documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented. Students also learn to become proficient in reviewing, sharing, and securing content. Using Microsoft Excel, students create and manipulate data, format data and content, create and modify formulas, present data visually, and collaborate on and secure data. Using Microsoft PowerPoint, students create and format presentation masters and templates, create and format slide content, work with dynamic visual content, and collaborate on and deliver presentations. Using Microsoft Access, students structure databases, create and format database elements, enter and modify data, create and modify queries, present and share data, and manage and maintain the overall database.

    Using Microsoft Outlook, students manage messaging, manage schedules and tasks, manage contacts and personal contact information, and organize information.

     

    Training Clock Hours: 562
  • Integrated Office Simulation

    Students integrate their administrative, written communication, and technological skills to complete a variety of work for a simulated company. A wide range of skills are used: the Internet to research and gather information; Microsoft Outlook for correspondence and the scheduling of tasks, meetings and events; and the integration of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access to create and edit a variety of documents.

    Training Clock Hours: 75
Gainful Employ. Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

 

Program Name: Business & Office Technology

This program is designed to be completed in 37 weeks.

This program will cost $4,816 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 680 of debt.

 

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alaska

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Updated: 6/26/2019

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