ASSOCIATE DEGREE
OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
1300 Clock Hours/75 weeks/
66 Credit Hours

The Associate Degree in Information Management Specialist is designed to advance the student's knowledge in today's business office environment. Early in the program, the student's course work includes subjects that are fundamental to the operation of an office, such as accounting, word processing, business math, and more.

The student is then given an in-depth study of highly technical software applications. The objective of the general education courses are to provide the student with the necessary critical thinking and communications skills needed to help the student become a more productive part of the work world.

This general education background combined with the technical course content encourages an atmosphere of professional growth and maintains the college's philosophy of the "learn by doing" method of education.

The Associate Degree will arm the student with the credibility they need to succeed. It will provide the student with the competitive edge helping the student become employable with more opportunities for advancement. It will prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Legal/Medical Secretaries, Accounting Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Transcriptionists, Accounts Payable and Receivable, and Administrative Assistants. Graduates secure employment in hospitals, schools, state agencies, industrial organizations, legal software companies, insurance agencies, and the courts.

The objective of Information Management Specialist with an elective in Accounting is to provide the student with a concentrated study in the areas of payroll tax, federal income tax, business and corporation tax, accounts receivable and payable, and bookkeeping. Because the basis of the elective consists of the Information Management Specialist Degree, the student will also be prepared to function efficiently in a business office environment.

The student will be prepared for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerks, Payroll Clerks, Administrative Assistants, Business Office Managers, Accounting Department Clerk, Data Entry Clerk, and Bookkeeper. Graduates secure positions in hospitals, schools, state agencies, industrial organizations, legal software companies, insurance agencies, corporate offices, manufacturing offices, banks, accounting firms, and electronic billing companies.

The objective of the Information Management Specialist with an elective in Web Design Technologies is to provide the student with the tools necessary to create and maintain an effective website. The student will learn the latest technology necessary to accomplish this goal, such technology will include, HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Adobe Photoshop and Image Ready, and Macromedia Flash MX.

The objective of the Information Management Specialist Degree program, therefore providing the student with a solid foundation to function as, not only a web designer and web administrator, but also as a general administrative assistant in an office environment. The concentration will prepare the student for entry-level employment in these and other positions: Web Design Developers and Coordinators, Administrative Assistants, and Business Office Managers. Graduates secure positions in schools, state agencies, industrial organizations, software companies, insurance agencies, corporate offices, manufacturing offices, and banks.

TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN BUSINESS OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, THE FOLLOWING COURSES* ARE REQUIRED:

• Computer Fundamentals **
• Intermediate Computer Applications I **
• Advanced Computer Applications II **
• Computer Applications III **
• Data Base (Access) **
• Spreadsheet (Excel) **
• Computerized Accounting I **
• Computerized Accounting II ** †
• Customer Service Techniques **
• Social Media in the Workplace ** †
• Advanced Keyboarding Skills ** †
• Payroll and Business Tax ** †
• Externship **
• Administrative Management/Office Procedures †
• Accounting I †
• Introduction to College English
• Introduction to College Math
• Written Communications
• College Algebra
• Communication Skills
• Earth Science
• American Government & Politics
• Sociology

*DOES NOT INDICATE THE ORDER IN WHICH THESE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED. COURSES SCHEDULED ARE DEPENDANT UPON PLACEMENT TEST RESULTS.

**CORE CLASS FOR THIS PROGRAM.

THIS COURSE OUTLINE CONTAINS ONLY THE SUGGESTED SEQUENCES OF COURSE WORK.

INTRODUCTORY CLASSES ARE NOT C
ALCULATED TOWARDS GPA AND STUDENTS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THEM ONLY HAVE ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF AID TO DO SO.

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Associate Degree of Applied Business in Information Management Specialist
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Courses  Required
Course# Course Description Credit Hrs.
First Semester
MTH 095† Introduction to College Math 4
WRC 095† Introduction to College English 4
CPF 100 Computer Fundamentals 3
AGP 120 American Government & Politics 3
SOC 110 Sociology 3
WRC 110 Written Communications 3
  Total 12
Second Semester
ICA 110 Intermediate Computer Applications 5
ACT 120 Accounting I 4
MTH 110 College Algebra 3
  Total 12
Third Semester
ACA 130 Advanced Computer Applications 5
DTB 200 Data Base (Access) 4
CTA 110 Computerized Accounting I (Quickbooks) 3
  Total 12
Fourth Semester
SPD 200 Spreadsheet (Excel) 4
CTA 200 Computerized Accounting II (Peachtree) 3
ERS 110 Earth Science 3
COM 110 Communication Skills 3
  Total 13
Fifth Semester
CST 100 Customer Service Techniques 3
KEY 221 Advanced Keyboarding Skills 3
PBT 100 Payroll and Business Tax 3
SMW 100 Social Media in the Workplace 3
AOP 210 Administrative Management/Office Procedures 3
  Total 15
EXT 240 Externship 2
Elective Tracks
Accounting
CTA 200 Computerized Accounting II (Peachtree)** 3
PBT 100 Payroll and Business Tax** 3
FIT 100 Federal Income Tax** 3
MAC 210 Managerial Accounting** 3
ACT 21 Accounting II** 3
  Total 15
Information Systems
PRG 120 Computer Programming** 4
ITS 110 Information Systems I** 4
ITS 210 Infromation Systems II** 4
ITS 220 Security Awareness** 1
CSG 230 Convergence Technology 3
  Total 16