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In Summer of 2008 EvCC adopted "Common Course Numbers". Check out the Common Course Numbers (CCN) for more information.



Business Technology

Business Technology (BT) offers programs leading to one- and two-year certificates and a two-year Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) degree. These programs provide training and preparation for general, legal, and medical office positions.

First-year courses emphasize the basic knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for entry-level office positions. Second-year offerings include advanced courses and an internship to prepare students for higher levels of employment. Students completing an ATA Degree can directly transfer their credits toward a four-year degree.

In addition to the Student Core Learning Outcomes, Business Technology courses support the Associate in Technical Arts Degree Outcomes: demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, or quantitative skills in making decisions and completing tasks and projects. Students demonstrate through completion of individual or team projects and tests.

Faculty Advisors:

T. Markovich

K. Kneifel

K. Willestoft

BT 100 - Beginning Keyboarding

Introduces keying-by-touch system emphasizing correct ergonomics. Development of speed and accuracy. Includes techniques for editing, saving, opening and closing documents and application of skills to personal letters and reports.
BT 105 - Keyboarding - Speed and Accuracy

Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy through the use of programmed software which diagnoses student keyboarding problems and prescribes appropriate practice material. May be repeated one time.
BT 115 - Records Management

Creation, maintenance, and disposition of records including alphabetic, geographic, subject, numerical, and chronological indexing. Retrieving and storing records utilizing manual methods and computer database programs.
BT 130 - Editing/Transcription

Develops entry-level transcription and editing skills and develops understanding of the mechanics of good writing. Proofreading skills are emphasized. Business correspondence is transcribed using WAV files and appropriate software. Prerequisites:  BUS 104 (or concurrent enrollment) or instructor permission.
BT 145 - Civil Litigation

General legal terminology and vocabulary as well as pretrial and trial procedure. Transcription of correspondence and pleadings used in litigation. Mechanics of good writing; proofreading skills are emphasized. Documents are transcribed using WAV files and appropriate hardware/software. Prerequisites:  BUS 104 (or concurrent enrollment) or instructor permission.
BT 146 - Will/Probate/Domestic Relations

Focuses on wills, probate, and family law procedures. Transcription of correspondence, legal documents, and forms. Proofreading and editing skills are emphasized. Documents are transcribed using WAV files and appropriate software. Prerequisites:  BUS 104 (or concurrent enrollment) or instructor permission.
BT 147 - Bankruptcy and Corporate Law

Focuses on corporate, real estate, and bankruptcy law. Transcription of corporate documents. Proofreading and writing mechanics are emphasized. Documents are transcribed using WAV files and appropriate hardware/software. Prerequisites:  BUS 104 (or concurrent enrollment) or instructor permission.
BT 162 - Job Search and Professional Development

Provides an opportunity to develop skills, attitudes, and practices needed for effective job search. Concentrates on areas of development that are essential but often left out of professional curricula. Focuses on self-assessment, employer research, resume creation, cover and follow-up letters, and interview techniques. Students should enroll in this class within the final two quarters of their degree or certificate program.
BT 180 - Principles of Medical Insurance

Introduction of the medical billing cycle. Explanation of private and government health insurance policies, analysis of insurance forms, and recognition of legal issues and medical confidentiality (HIPAA). Completion of patient and insurance forms: registration, authorization, consent, patient ledger, day sheets, and claim form.
BT 181D - Diversity in Law and Ethics for Health Care Occupations

(D) Introduction to law and ethics as it relates to the medical office setting and patient-provider relationships. Emphasizes being inclusive instead of exclusive while exploring components of cultural diversity in the ambulatory health care setting. Topics include bioethics, professional liability, public duties, informed consent, employment practices, allocation of scarce medical resources, genetic engineering, and choices in life and death.
BT 182 - Electronic Health Records for the Front Office

Preparation to perform medical reception and billing duties using electronic health record software. Focuses on documenting patient visits by using EHR to schedule appointments, check in patients, process intake and exam documentation. Also provides practice using electronic health record (EHR) for reimbursement cycle. Prerequisites:  BT 180 or concurrent enrollment and CL 101 or instructor permission.
BT 218 - Sustainable Office

Developing office practices that reduce waste and pollution by considering environmental impacts in addition to price and performance. Introduction to green office procedures and principles. How offices of all types and size can move toward sustainability through practices such as recycling, energy and water conservation, and "green" building. Prerequisites:  BT 100 or concurrent enrollment; CL 101 or concurrent enrollment.
BT 219 - Introduction to Microsoft Word

Introduces word processing functions and applications using Microsoft Word. Covers creating, revising, formatting, saving and retrieving documents; file management; merge; selecting typefaces; creating and centering tables; using pagination; selecting text; formatting footnotes; finding and replacing text and formats; and using multiple windows.
BT 229 - Advanced Microsoft Word

Comprehensive study of the advanced functions of Microsoft Word and an introduction to Microsoft Office Publisher. Specific areas of study include advanced line formatting; formatting with templates and macros; adding borders, frames and pictures; using Microsoft Draw and Equation Editor; creating and sorting text in tables; creating charts; formatting text into columns; merging documents; and creating outlines and fill-in forms. Prerequisites:  BT 219 or instructor permission.
BT 240 - Access

Presents intermediate/advanced techniques in Microsoft Access. Emphasis on formatting text and numbers; advanced queries and reports, macros, and importing and exporting data. Prerequisites:  CL 101 or instructor permission.
BT 242 - Excel

Presents intermediate/advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel. Emphasis on creating professional-looking workbooks, using templates, creating multiple worksheets and using functions. Prerequisites:  CL 101 or instructor permission.
BT 243 - Advanced Excel Applications

Develop and refine business analysis skills using advanced Excel features. Enhance spreadsheets and create new workbooks using best business practices and Excel techniques. This course also prepares students for taking the Microsoft Office Excel (core) certification exam. Prerequisites:  BT 242 or instructor permission.
BT 248 - Advanced Legal Office Procedures

Presentation of the role of lawyers and law office staff in society today. Topics include ethics, structure and jurisdiction of the court systems, citation forms and the law library, dockets, reminder systems, organizational and procedural perspective of the law office, filing of legal documents, and use of the Uniform System of Citations as a reference tool. Emphasis on critical thinking skills in law office situations and use of the Washington Court Rules for legal citations. Prerequisites:  CL 101, BT 115, BT 145, BT 146, BT 147, BT 162, BT 219; BUS 110D, BUS 130 and BUS& 201 or POLS& 200 or instructor permission.
BT 252 - Internship

On-the-job work experience in occupations directly related to student’s career choice. The internship reinforces the student’s training in the Business Technology program and promotes professional growth. Internships arranged with private industry, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations. May be repeated up to a total of four credits. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission.
BT 261 - Advanced Office Procedures

Build and refine skills in office management, travel arrangements, human relations, telephone techniques, electronic scheduling, and keyboarding. Students use integrated software to create databases, spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentation graphics projects, calendar scheduling, and e-mail. Prerequisites:  CL 101, BT 115, BT 219, BT 240, BT 242, BUS 104, BUS 110D, BUS 130, and instructor permission.


  • AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • SS - Social Sciences
  • NS-L - Natural Science Lab
  • Q - Quantitative Skills
  • TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
  • D - Diversity course

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Disclaimer: The printed catalog is published every year for information purposes and is designed to assist prospective students in program planning. The information in the current catalog reflects current programs, requirements, and costs as of August 1, 2009. All information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, the catalog is not an irrevocable contract between the student and Everett Community College. Everett Comunity College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.