BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS. I PLAN TO GO INTO BUSINESS.

But what part of business?

Since there are so many business principles (subjects), you will receive a well-rounded education to better understand all aspects of a business. Then, you choose the area that interests you the most and start building your own pathway to align with your career goals.  

The year 2020 has changed the way we work, communicate, learn, and travel.

More and more people are looking for jobs where they can work from home. If they do go to the office, they want flexible work schedules aimed at helping them find their work-life balance.

See how one student persevered and is making 2020 work for her:

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

CORE PATHWAY

Details

Everyone will complete Business Technology as the core curriculum. In Business Technology, you will gain knowledge in finance, business management, accounting, and business development. You can become certified in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Office Procedures. 

(This coursework contains two computer technology requirements to meet Oklahoma’s Promise program requirements. In addition, some colleges offer earned credit hours for Microsoft credentials.) 

Since the class is self-paced, Drumright students can choose to take college credit courses through TCC while attending the Business & Information Technology class. 

Areas of Study

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Accounting
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Capstone Project
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AFTER COMPLETING THE CORE,
YOU WILL CHOOSE ONE AREA OF STUDY. 

Entrepreneur

If Introduction to Entrepreneurship got you excited about starting your own business, you might enroll in Entrepreneur. Did you know social media influencers are known by their brand? Continuing to build on that brand as a new business owner takes marketing strategies. 

Executive Administrative Assistant

If you really enjoyed Excel, you might choose Executive Administrative Assistant. These jobs require people with good communication and organizational skills, who are detail oriented and able to prioritize.  

Full Charge Bookkeeper

If accounting became your favorite, Full Charge Bookkeeper would be ideal for you. It may surprise you to know that many students who don’t like math actually enjoy accounting. In simplest terms, do you have any money? If you spend some, do you know how much you have left? That’s accounting. 

ENTREPRENEUR

PATHWAY

Details

This class prepares you to develop and manage your own business. You will discover what skills are needed to become an entrepreneur, including:

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Identifying Market Needs
  • Marketing a Business
  • Maintaining Records & Accounting Processes
  • Managing Finances
  • Integrating Technology Into Business Functions

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make wise financial planning decisions and learn the legal, ethical and social obligations of a business owner.

Areas of Study

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Accounting
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship: Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship: Business Management
  • Capstone Project

Potential Career Path

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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

PATHWAY

Details

This program prepares students in higher-level content and strategies necessary to effectively engage students in technology and managerial skills needed for success in competitive business careers.

This class is designed to enhance administrative support, accounting and management skills needed in the workplace in administrative support and office management. You will gain high-level technology and managerial skills needed for success in competitive business careers.

Areas of Study

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Administrative Technologies
  • Office Administration & Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Customer Assistance
  • Capstone Project

Potential Career Path

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FULL CHARGE BOOKKEEPER

PATHWAY

Details

This program prepares you to solve accounting problems using computerized software and electronic spreadsheets.

You will learn basic office skills as well as beginning, advanced, computerized and payroll accounting principles. You will develop an in-depth understanding of accounting concepts, theories and procedures as well as their effects on financial reports and analysis of business.

Also, you will produce and analyze financial statements.

Areas of Study

  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Fundamentals of Administrative Technologies
  • Accounting
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Administrative Technologies
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Capstone Project

Potential Career Path

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CAPSTONE

Each section finishes with a capstone project. The core capstone contains 120 hours while the other three areas of study include 90 hours. Students may choose from a variety of mix and match options to complete the capstone. This gives you an opportunity to spend time where it is most beneficial to you. Some of the selections include: 

  • Internships: You can choose to intern in any industry with people, products, or services. Some students have worked in banks, tag agencies, medical offices, in attorney practices, with accounting firms, and for city halls. 
  • Special Projects 
  • Advanced Certifications 

Organizations & Competitions

Our student organization is Business Professionals of America (BPA). As a member of the organization, you can compete in and travel to various competitions. Our favorites are listed below.  

They are our favorites since we have had a student or team win at the state level and/or the national leadership conference in at least one of these competitions since 2005. While we are bragging, 

  • students win and hold state offices each year,  
  • our chapter has been recognized nationally many times with an award of excellence, and  
  • both instructors have National Board Certifications. We’re pretty awesome.  

Now back to some of our favorite competitions!

Entrepreneurship

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You will determine what kind of small business you want to start. Next, you will develop an operating plan and an organizational structure. Finally, you will prepare a presentation as if you were presenting your business plan to potential investors at a bank with the objective of securing financing for your new business venture. 


Small Business Management Team

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You are given a topic and guidelines. In the past topics have included: 

  • Starting a business for the tiny home market 
  • Finding the best location to expand a national hockey league team 
  • Expanding an ecotourism company 

Once you have the topic for the year, your team will develop a marketing plan that details pricing strategies, financials, and promotional plans for the business.


Global Marketing Team

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If you are on this team, you will use strategic planning and problem-solving skills to provide solutions to the business case study provided. Recently, the team was charged with determining what a photographer working from home should do to grow the business. Then, during the competition, you are presented with an additional element to the scenario that requires revision of the final presentation. 


Financial Analysist Team

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Your team is given a business case study. The business may be looking to expand or possibly they are losing money. Whatever the scenario, they need financial help. Your team will analyze and interpret the financial data. Then, using analytical and problem-solving skills you will make decisions and recommendations. Finally, during the competition, you are presented with an additional element to the scenario that requires revision of the final presentation. 


Parliamentary Procedure Team

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Did you know there is a specific format for conducting business meetings? On this team you learn and demonstrate the correct use of the parliamentary procedure through a chairperson’s ability to conduct a business meeting allowing all members to effectively participate.  


MOS World Championship

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The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship is an “Invitation Only” global competition to recognize the rock stars in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This is the elite of the elite, as one student “champion” per state is chosen per event. 


#CentralTechBIT

"I went through Central Tech’s Cosmetology program and came back to take BIT to get my entrepreneurship--then started my own business." #centraltechedu #centraltechCosmo #centraltechBIT ...

Congratulations to Jacob, Central Tech Business & Information Technology student, on being the BPA President! #centraltechBIT

Reshare from @oklahomacareertech: Meet tomorrow's leaders! The state presidents of our seven #OKCareerTech student organizations have worked diligently during this pandemic to continue growing and achieving. Learn more about our CTSOs on our website. #CTEMonth #LeadershipDevelopment
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Congratulations Athena Frank, Business & Information Technology instructor at the Drumright campus, for winning National BPA Advisor of the Year!
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Interview Seminar

Sapulpa Campus Only

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Looking for a job can be stressful. The interview seminar focuses on combining employability skills, with resume writing, cover letters, and interviewing skills.

Business professionals donate their time toward MOCK INTERVIEWS with our students. They coach, encourage, and make recommendations to aid students in finding a job after graduation. This allows our students to practice and build on their skills in a low stress environment.

To be successful in business, you need more than the skills to do the job. Employers hire and reward employees with strong employability skills.

Those who enjoy collaborating, are active listeners, and possess effective communication skills are valuable employees. Companies rely on dependability, adaptability, leadership, and problem-solvers. These businesses tend to have more productive workplaces which is vital in this increasingly competitive world.

Fun Fact – many times, human resource managers have a job opening after conducting the mock interviews, and in turn, have called our instructors and made job offers to students they met through the mock interviews.


Our Graduates

Where do they find jobs?

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After completing the business class, our graduates go straight to work or college. There are several possibilities no matter which direction you choose. 

Those who go to work usually start in any type of business office (such as law or medical offices), open their own business, or work in customer service or human relations for a variety of industries (such as community banks or AT&T). 

Students who transition to college usually major in business, finance, accounting, marketing, business management, entrepreneurship, human resources (HR), or business education.  


Available Certifications/License

May require additional fees

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  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Access
    • Outlook
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • Dreamweaver
  • QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification
  • Communication Skills for Business (CSB)

Quick Facts

Students, Campus, Times

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  • Students: Adult & High School
  • Campus: Drumright, Sapulpa
  • Times: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day

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