Business Technology

Business Technology skills are always in demand and lay a firm foundation for career advancement in almost every industry. 

Overview

The Business Technology programs prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workplaces. Students are introduced to a variety of business areas including accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management.  

Students are taught effective communication skills and technologies that encompass office management and executive assistant qualifications and technology innovations for the office. Also provided are opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of business technology.  

Business Technology skills are always in demand and lay a firm foundation for career advancement in almost every industry. Graduates learn marketable skills that are valuable assets to any business or organization. 

Programs in the Business Technology department can be completed between 1 – 5 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

Business Technology careers prepare students for a variety of positions in today’s technology-driven workforce, including critical office and technology skills that encompass a wide range of hardware, software, and services that keep companies running and enhance operations. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Business Technology department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $2,662.00 – $8,055.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $600.00 – $1,865.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

The business technology world is constantly changing and innovating itself, which means there’s opportunity to gain specializations and experiences that will set you up for advancement. 

 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety. 

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589
Sandersville Campus (North)
1189 Deepstep Road
Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2050
Online
Phone: (478) 553-2149

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter Business Technology programs any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait.  

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.  

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Business Technology department programs range from:

  • Tuition & Fees*: $2,662.00 – $8,055.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $600.00 – $1,865.00

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Technology is at the heart of today’s business environment, and Business Technology jobs span all industries! 

Graduates of OFTC’s Business Technology programs are prepared for employment as executive secretaries, office managers, personnel managers, medical records clerks or human resource managers, depending on their program of study. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers. 

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Secretary and Administrative Assistant 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $39,680 
  • Job Outlook: -8% through 2030
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Medical Records Specialist 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $46,660 
  • Job Outlook: 7% through 2030 
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What does this mean to you?  Secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry. Most secretaries and administrative assistants work in offices. Some administrative assistants work out of their own homes as virtual assistants. 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Executive Secretaries
  • Office Managers
  • Personnel Managers
  • Human Resource Managers 
  • Administrative Support Assistant 
  • Medical Billing Clerk 
  • Medical Front Office Assistant 

Diverse Settings

  • Business
  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Telecommunications 
  • Technology  

Skills Learned

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls 
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars 
  • Arrange staff meetings 
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes 
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or reports 
  • Edit documents 
  • Maintain databases and filing systems 
  • Perform basic bookkeeping 
  • Review records for timeliness, completeness, and accuracy 
  • Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting 

Leadership Testimonials

“OFTC’s Business Technology program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications software. Graduates of this program find employment as administrative and executive office professionals in government, business, medical, educational, and technical areas. We stay up to date with current trends, including social media, giving our students and graduates the best foundation for a successful and rewarding future.” 

Angie Yarbrough
Business Technology Instructor