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Associate Degree Program

What is Business Technology

The Business Technology Program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students to provide administrative support within a variety of offices. Knowledge of clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and other office procedures and terminology are covered in this program.

  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Conduct research, compile data and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors.
  • Attend meetings to record minutes.
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.

Degrees and Certificates
Business Technology, AAS
Business Technology Diploma
Administrative Support Specialist Certificate
Medical Billing Clerk Certificate
Microsoft Office Application Professional Certificate

Prerequisite Courses
Diploma level proficiency in English, Reading and Math;
FYES 1000 (for most BUSN courses)


Length of Program

Degree/Diploma: 5 semesters

63 Semester Hours


Semester Program Begins
Every Semester


Application Process
Applicants to the Business Technology Program must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test if required.


Program Deadlines
You may enter in the Fall, Spring, or Summer Terms


Business Technology

(this data was compiled from


Quick Facts:

Title Outlook Median Pay
Office Clerk 2% -4% growth $30,580 annual
Receptionist and
Information Clerks
9% -13% growth $37,920 annual
Secretaries and
Administrative Assistants
2% -4% growth $34,820 annual
Medical Records and
Health Information Tech
14% or higher growth $38,040 annual
First-Line Supervisors of Office
Administrative Support Workers
5% -8% growth $54,340 annual

Sample of reported job titles:

Administrative Aide ● Administrative Assistant ● Administrative Associate ● Administrative Coordinator ● Administrative Secretary ● Executive Administrative Assistant ● Executive Assistant ● Executive Secretary ● Office Manager●Secretary