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Business Technology BT.S.ATS

Associate of Technical Studies - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Provost Office
Department: Prior Learning
Effective as of Fall 2019

Students with one of the following industry-recognized credentials are eligible for credit toward the Business Technology degree.


·         Business Administration Technology

o   Must have successfully currently holds ONE of the following credentials:

§  successfully complete competencies in either Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) OR

§  successfully complete competencies in the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

o   And successfully completed the following 30 OPAC tests:

§  10-Key                                                      

§  Alphabetic Filing     

§  Applying Policies                                 

§  Bank Deposit                      

§  Bank reconciliation                          

§  Basic Math                          

§  Customer Service: Telephone   

§  Composing Minutes

§  Database                                                

§  Data Entry 1-Vendor

§  Data Entry 2 – Inventory                 

§  Data Entry 3 – Invoice

§  Editing/Formatting from a rough draft 

§  Editing/Formatting from a rough draft (Advanced)

§  Excel Basic                                              

§  Excel Intermediate                                    

§  Formatting a Letter                              

§  Keyboarding

§  Keyboarding 2                                       

§  Numeric Filing                              

§  Petty Cash                                  

§  PowerPoint                                               

§  Proofreading 1                             
Proofreading 2                                       

§  Proofreading Practice                  

§  Reading Comprehension               
Record Locating                                     

§  Sentence Clarity                        

§  Spreadsheet
Telephone Order Entry                        

§  Transcription

§  Word Basic              
Word Intermediate                                  

§  QuickBooks

·         Medical Office Specialist

o   Must hold ONE of the following credentials:

§  NCCT – National Certified Medical Office Assistant (CMOA)

§  NHA - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

o   And currently holds the following credential:

§  NHA - Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHRS)

o   And must hold ONE of the following credentials:

§  Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

§  IC3 (PC Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online)

o   And must hold credentials to concentrate in either Medical Office Coding or Administrative Office. A student must hold ONE of the following certifications:

§  AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)

§  AAPC Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)

§  AAPC Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)

§  AAPC Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)

§  AAPC Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC™)

§  AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)

§  AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®)

§  AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P®)

§  NCCT National Certified Insurance & Coding Specialist (NCICS)

§  NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)

*Note: All certifications must be current and have been taken in the past 3 years.

To begin the process, interested students must:

1.       Be a current Sinclair student or apply online

a.       Choose: To obtain an Associate Degree for the Job Market to declare the major

b.       Meet with an Academic Advisor to create an Academic Plan and discuss course options

2.       Submit an articulated credit request (look under PLA Policies) via the PLA website

a.       Upload a PDF(s) of valid (active) credential/licensure

b.       Note: if earned via a Career Technical program, include the Completion Certificate or Secondary One-Year Option Completion Form


What is the program about?

This degree requires the student to hold an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of the State of Ohio.

Program Outcomes

  • Program outcomes specific to the approved industry-recognized credential.


Course Title Credits
Business Technology Elective 15
COM 2206 (Interpersonal Communication) OR COM 2211 (Effective Public Speaking) OR COM 2225 (Small Group Communication) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective OR Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective OR Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 6
PRL 2102 Business Technology 30
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.