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Business and Technology Certificate

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Designed to speed entry into a business environment, this certificate degree program equips students with knowledge of the business environment, commonly used computer application software, and trends affecting business and society. Crafted to meet the needs of employers and students alike, this program hones computer literacy, communication, and office administration skills for entry into a new workplace, or continued success within a current business environment.

Program Overview

The Business and Technology Certificate combines general education and business courses for the purpose of serving students studying business, office technology, and information technology. This certificate prepares students with introductory knowledge of the business environment, commonly used office technology programs, and up and coming trends affecting business and society.

To be eligible to earn a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate the student must be a current degree-seeking student or complete the application and admissions process to the college. Eligibility to earn and receive a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate does not interfere with the degree-seeking status of the student.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with both verbal and written forms.
  • Research and present technological concepts using productivity software.
  • Employ business-centered and professional applications for document processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation design.
  • Utilize business-centered and professional software to create digital and/or print publications.
  • Complete project-based activities, which incorporate publication and document creation, design skills, electronic presentation skills, to prepare for the work environment.

Career Opportunities

Communication and computer literacy skills may open the door to a wide range of advancement opportunities in legal, corporate, non-profit, and government office settings.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Business and Technology

General Education Core 9
Technical Core 21
Total Credit Hours Required 30

Technical Core

  • OR
  • Practicum-Completion of CAS 192, CNET 192, CYBR 192, DBM 192, DMS 192, or IT 191 (1-2)
  • Restricted Electives in any ACCT, BUSN, CAS, CGEN, CNET, CYBR, CJST, DMS, DBM, ECON, IT, MDIA, or SDE (16-17)

  • Subtotal Credit Hours Required 21


Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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