Curriculum: Associate of Applied Business in Business Applications Technology

August 08, 2022
October 11, 2022
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With UC Online’s Associate of Business Applications Technology, all of your coursework is completed online. Our students are given the necessary skills to process, maintain, analyze and report health information according to the accreditation and certification standards for reimbursement, care management, quality assurance and research.

Sample Curriculum

Customized curriculum map for the BAT program is available to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and Full-time options are available to all students. Summer term courses are also offered. The program accepts students 6 times a year. Self paced online orientation is required after you are accepted to the program.

Introduction to Software Applications

Hands-on course introducing the basics of business productivity applications, specifically in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.

Customer Service

A survey of best practices related to customer service in contemporary business operations. Topics covered include customer behavior, communicating with customers in a diverse environment, using technology to improve customer service, handling complaints, and building loyalty. The course content examines the concept of customer service from the perspectives of management and non-management employees.

English Composition

English Composition 1001 is a writing-centered course that emphasizes the careful reading, analytical thinking, and persuasive strategies inherent in researching and writing within an academic community. Students learn that rhetorical knowledge is the basis of composing while learning to write with purpose, audience, context, and conventions in mind. Students develop rigorous academic research practices: how to locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources relevant to their line of inquiry and position their own ideas in conversation with public writing. Students also engage in regular self-reflection: articulating what they know, what they can do, and how to apply their knowledge and skills in various contexts.

Social Sciences (SS) elective

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Introduction to Statistics

A one-semester comprehensive introduction to statistics suitable for students in biology, nursing, allied health, and applied science. Discussion of data, frequency distributions, graphical and numerical summaries, design of statistical studies, and probability as a basis for statistical inference and prediction. The concepts and practice of statistical inference including confidence intervals, one and two sample t-tests, chi-square tests, regression and analysis of variance, with attention to selecting the procedure(s) appropriate for the question and data structure, and interpreting and using the result. Prerequisite: at least 30 on the ALEKS Math test or 420 on the Math Placement Test (MPT) is recommended.

Word Processing Applications

Hands-on course that covers intermediate skills associated with word processing software.

Presentation Applications

Designed as a hands-on course that develops professional presentation skills through in-person, web-conferencing or narrated delivery. The course will explore effective communication concepts and allow for application in today's business environment. Various presentation media will be explored.

Digital Media Logistics

This course introduces students to the products, tools and environment of the digital media production technology profession. One focus of this course centers on the understanding of various file types, sizes and compression techniques used in digital media. Another focus is how different media are produced using different industry-standard software applications.

Introduction to Social Media for Business

This course will enhance students' knowledge and expertise in the envolving world of social media. Students will learn practical, how-to-do techniques to integrate social media into businessstrategy. The course will also review information security, privacy and ethics in social media.

Fine Arts (FA), Historical Perspectives (HP), Humanities and Literature (HU) elective

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Spreadsheet Applications

Hands-on course that covers intermediate skills associated with spreadsheet software. The course consists of examination of spreadsheets concepts, planning, modifying and creating spreadsheets and charts, and applying knowledge to solve business problems.

Database Applications

Hands-on course that covers intermediate skills associated with database software. The course consists of the examination of database concepts, designing, creating and modifying databases in order to enhance business operations.

Workplace Communications

An examination of best practices in contemporary workplace communication policies and methods combined with hands-on practice related to developing business messages via written, verbal, and media channels.

Project Management Applications

Hands-on course that covers intermediate skills associated with project management software. The course consists of examination of project management concepts, planning, modifying and executing projects to solve business scenarios.

Office Management

An examination of best practices in contemporary workplace management. The course will explore the role and responsibility of managers in today's diverse business environment.

Workplace Technologies

A survey of contemporary technologies used by organizations. Students will discover how the latest software applications. devices, peripheral equipment and emerging technologies are used in the contemporary workplace.

Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting

This course will introduce students to the basics of accounting through the use of a computerized accounting program. This includes analysis of transactions, data entry, and preparation and analysis of computer generated financial statements and reports. This is a hands-on course with the accounting software provided with the textbook. This course is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).

Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition is a writing-centered course that builds on what students learn in first-year composition and focuses students’ attention on theoretical underpinning of how meaning is made, understood, and communicated within and across various discourse communities and genres. The course emphasizes critical reading and writing, advanced research and analysis skills, and rhetorical sensitivity to differences in academic, professional, and public composing. This course challenges students to engage in substantive projects drawing on primary research and source analysis methods and asks students to document, communicate, and reflect on their research.

Natural Sciences (NS) Elective

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Fundamentals of Data Visualization

This course focuses on the fundamental principles of data analysis, visual presentation, chart types and how to acquire and process data. The course will present a variety of methods to gather data, analyze data, and visually present data.

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