Information Technology Career Cluster

ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES & BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Instructor: Steven Guinan

CIP Code: 52.0401 

 
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   MBIT School Store Grand Opening

 
 

 
 

 

The Administrative Sciences and Business Technology program is expanding!

A school store is being built that will allow students in the Administrative Sciences and Business Technology program to gain real world experience with marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. Joseph McCabe and Patrick Doherty, graduating students in the Building Trades Occupations program, have been assisting with this endeavor.

 

 
 
 
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The Administrative Sciences & Business Technology program is designed to prepare students to support the functions of daily business activities.  Students will learn procedures and technology related to business management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance.  By providing high-level administrative support in conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical function such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings, students will acquire skills necessary in any business or office environment.  Students will learn to operate a variety of office equipment, such as fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, videoconferencing and telephone systems.  Software programs taught include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.  In addition, students will learn the significant lessons and business functions involved in running a successful school-based enterprise, as well as the interpersonal skills required in any administrative position.  Students will study accounting, research, promotion, managing, and selling.  They will then learn to translate that knowledge into success in their own school store.  Students will also learn basic accounting, including recording transactions in a general ledger, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, and preparing payroll records.  Computerized accounting is introduced using QuickBooks Pro.  An opportunity to develop a business plan and market a business is included.  This program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment.

 

AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 

COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

Bucks County Community College

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania College of Technology

 

PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

Basic computer skills

Effective written and oral communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Mathematics fundamentals

Read and interpret technical material at grade level

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $20)

Industry certification testing fees (approximately $60 per test)

Textbooks (approximately $150 to begin student’s professional library)

 
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