Business Technology (BT) prepares students for a wide range of business and office career paths by combining the business, computer, and office technology fields into one course of study. Students graduating from Business Technology are ready to enter different sectors of the business world with very marketable skills. Through the four year program, students gain a thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and desktop publishing applications. In addition, students explore related business topics such as marketing, business management, customer service, entrepreneurship, communications, accounting, and finance. BT students leave ready to be effective team members in a business organization or develop their skills further in college.
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Students completing the BT program are eligible to receive the following certifications:
- Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word, Word Expert, Excel, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
- Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)
- SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System certification in Customer Service, Employability
- The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health certification.
On November 13, 2014 a team of Business Technology seniors will travel to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA for the Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts’ 9th Annual Stock Market Competition. During this event, the MassMutual Center will be turned into the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where more than 800 students from 28 schools will participate! Prior to the event, students will complete prep lessons to familiarize them with the stock market, how stocks are bought and sold, and how to work together as a team to participate in the event. Each team will be given a fictitious $1,000,000 to invest in 50 fictitious stocks. Each trading day is an exciting 60 seconds, with a total of 60 trading days, all happening over the course of 60 minutes! Teams must continuously read the “news of the day” to keep abreast of what’s happening in the marketplace. They have to make quick decisions, get the attention of a trader and buy, sell, or trade. The goal is to build the highest portfolio net worth in a frantic “60 days”!
On December 10, 2014 representatives from Men’s Wearhouse will speak to BT sophomores and juniors about the importance of making a positive first impression. Focusing on interviews, the conversation covers topics such as proper preparation and how to avoid common interview mistakes, along with style advice for both men and women.
BT – Dress for Success Day
WORDS FROM OUR ALUMNI
The BT program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann Business Technology Curriculum
Paths for students completing the Business Technology program include careers in fields such as administration, management, medical, legal, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship, sports management, corporate, computer administration management, finance, marketing, and technology. With completion of the Business Technology program and further education students can pursue careers in accounting and finance, business administration, business management, and business marketing. For more information on current job opportunities see the article in US NEWS
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