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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, the Program Specific Outcomes include:

• Anticipate and actively explore innovative solutions to technological and organizational challenges.

• Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical, and quantitative skills in making decisions and completing tasks and projects both independently and as a dependable team member.

• Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication using the principles of clear thinking, awareness of audience, appropriate conventions of format, structure, and language.

• Work ethically, integrating law, company rules and policies, and individual decision-making to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse world in which we live.

• Use computers to input, manage, and interpret information and to solve business problems in a variety of situations.

• Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect concern and care for self and an understanding of social, economic, and environmental systems in the context of sustainability.

• Develop the skills and experience necessary to secure employment, including development of documents and skills necessary for job search.

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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6.
BT 103 - Grammar and Punctuation for Business

Self-paced review of grammar and punctuation in a computer-mediated lab setting. Focuses on recognizing the parts of speech in the context of sentences. Emphasis is on improving basic writing skills with practice writing both sentences and paragraphs. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 3.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6.
BT 115 - Records Management

Creation, storage, maintenance, retrieval and disposition of records using manual and electronic methods. Includes alphabetic, geographic, subject, numeric, and chronologic indexing. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. 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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. Prerequisites:  Eligibility for ENGL 098.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. Prerequisites:  Eligibility for ENGL 098.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. Prerequisites:  Eligibility for ENGL 098.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6.
BT 175 - Technical Customer Service Contact Center

Capstone course tied to the Technical CSR Customer Support Certificate. Offers students lab experience whereby live calls are handled as though the agents are in a workplace setting. Students are required to communicate effectively and then accurately enter data into the customer account record. The course combines classroom instruction with live lab exercises. Students will also visit at least one of the area call centers operated by our industry partners. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 2, 3. Prerequisites:  CL 101, BUS 165 and BUS 110D
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 2, 3.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 4.
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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 2. 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. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 2, 7. 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. Includes required on-site certification exam. CL 101 recommended as a prerequisite. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6.
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. Includes required on-site certification exam. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. 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. Includes required on-site certification exam. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 6. Prerequisites:  CL 101 or instructor permission.
BT 243 - Advanced Excel Applications

Continuation of BT 242 Excel. Project-based approach to improve workflow, eliminate repetition, and produce more informative reports; maintain and enhance existing spreadsheets; create new workbooks using best business practices and advanced Excel techniques; and develop and refine business analysis skills using advanced Excel features. Includes required on-site 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. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7. 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. Assesses Core Learning Outcome 1. 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. Assesses Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7. Prerequisites:  CL 101, BT 115, BT 219, BT 240, BT 242, BUS 104, BUS 110D, BUS 130, and instructor permission.


  • AAS - DTA code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • R - Human Relations
  • 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 Community College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.