Applied Business Technology
Quick look
Target student: Grades 11 & 12 (students seeking business careers)
Course Length: 1 year
Credits: Up to 4 in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career & financial management, English and math.
Applied Business Technology
Instructor at Bohlen Tech:
Arleen Burgess
Applied Business Technology  (Bohlen Tech Center)

A large percentage of the jobs and wealth in our economy have been the result of entrepreneurs creating and growing small- to medium-sized businesses. These business owners had an idea, acted on it, took some risks and turned their ideas into reality. In Applied Business Technology, you will learn about the business world and how others have turned their ideas into successful companies. You’ll apply skills learned through the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) in a dynamic, office-like setting and have the opportunity to earn certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist. This one-year program culminates with the development of a business plan.


Sample units of study

  • Career exploration
  • Business management
  • Business plans
  • Marketing and sales
  • Finance
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing
  • Portfolio development/presentation
  • Database creation
  • Web page design

Career opportunities

  • Customer service specialist
  • Data manager
  • Office assistant/manager
  • Receptionist
  • Business careers

College partners

  • Jefferson Community College
  • USC: The Business College
  • Herkimer Community College 
Last Modified on January 20, 2015