Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    Jan 18, 2022  
Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Westview, Room 247

Program Chair:

Ellen Swieter, 970.339.6522

Advisors and Faculty:

DeLynn Anderson, 970.339.6799, Loveland advising hours are available

Ellen Swieter, 970.339.6522, Fort Lupton advising hours are available

Sue Ehfurth, 970.339.6682, Loveland advising hours are available

Degrees/Certificates offered:

Business Transfer Statewide Articulation Agreement (two-year A.A. degree)

Administrative Assistant (two-year A.A.S. degree)

Medical Administrative Assistant (two-year A.A.S. degree)

Advanced Office Specialist (two-semester certificate)

Business Technology Certificate (three-semester certificate)

Introduction to Medical Coding (two-semester certificate)

Medical Transcription and Coding Certificate (three-semester certificate)

Multimedia Presentation Skill Enhancement (one-semester certificate)

Word Processing Skill Enhancement (two-semester certificate)

*Note: Each course required for a particular certificate must be passed with a grade of A or B to qualify for the Skill Enhancement Certificate. These courses may have prerequisites which must be completed before enrollment.

 Business Technology Essential Skills:

  • Visual Acuity
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Ability to Communication, Comprehend, Read, and Write English
  • Behavioral Stability
  • Cognitive Ability and Critical Thinking Skills

Business Technology Learning Outcomes:  The business technology program will provide the student with a solid background in

  • producing quality, professional business documents using appropriate software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software,
  • effectively use, and maintain, office equipment, including, but not limited to: scanners, printers, cameras, and faxing machines,
  • using ethics, manage the office in an efficient manner,
  • coordinate, manage, and orchestrate the daily functions in the office - be able to create standard operating procedures,
  • inspect, file, maintain, and retrieve both paper and electronic files,
  • demonstrate flexibility, prioritizing skills, attention to detail (accuracy), proofreading, focus, ability to use resources, and the ability to process and promote change, as well as,
  • teambuilding, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, timeliness, and job seeking skills.

Potential Opportunities:

The A.A.S. and certificate programs in Business Technology are designed for persons interested in gaining skills and knowledge using state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date technology. Employment opportunities include office settings in government, small business, banking, medical fields, real estate, insurance, law and the judicial legal system.

Students entering Aims Community College with high school credit in keyboarding, word processing, or bookkeeping may substitute other courses with the consent of their program advisor.

For the transfer student, several of the Business A.A.S. degrees are articulated with Franklin University or Regis University. Franklin’s and Regis’ Bachelor of Science in Business Administration allows students to complete junior and senior level courses through a combination of Aims coursework and on-line instruction through the University.

The Business Transfer Statewide Articulation Agreement, Associate of Arts degree, is designed for transfer to Colorado four-year business colleges.

Registration Requirements:

All students taking a course or courses in a business program must have an appropriate business program advisor’s signature on the course registration form before registering. 

General Education Requirements: A minimum of 15 credit hours of General Education Courses are required with advisor’s approval.

Business Technology Advisory Committee

 Sandy Giangreco, Self-employed in the Medical Field

 Georgia Gutierrez, North Colorado Medical Center

 Greta Steinmetz, City of Greeley

 Sue Stone, University of Northern Colorado

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