Business Office Technology - Associate of Business Office Technology

(68–70 credits)

Core/General Education Requirements (19 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
BOT 106Business Mathematics3
BOT 209Business and Technical Communications3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Economics 13
Principles of Macroeconomics 13
Principles of Microeconomics 13
Select one from the following:3
Human Relations3
Introduction to Psychology 13
Introductory Sociology 13
Related/Professional Requirements (27-30 credits)
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Supervision I3
or Approved BMGT elective
BOT 102Keyboarding: Document Formatting3
BOT 105Business English I 23
BOT 109Business English II3
BOT 110Records Management3
BOT 120Accounting Procedures I3
BOT 211Information Processing I3
Select one from the following:1-3
Internship I 31-3
Internship II 31-3
Internship I 31-3
BOT 239Personal Development3
or BMGT 201 Work Readiness and Preparation
BOT 270Business Office Technology Capstone3
Technical/Major Requirements (21 credits)
Select one of the following options:21
Bookkeeping Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Medical Office Assistant
Total Credits68-70

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


Business English placement test will determine whether BOT 105 Business English I is required before taking BOT 109 Business English II.


BOT 221 Internship I/BOT 222 Internship II/HIT 221 Internship I are restricted to majors. A maximum of 6 credits of BOT 221 Internship I/BOT 222 Internship II and HIT 221 Internship I may be applied toward a degree.

Bookkeeping Assistant Option

BOT 121Accounting Procedures II3
BOT 140Payroll Accounting3
BOT 203Office Equipment and Procedures I3
or BOT 250 Electronic Office Systems
BOT 205Microcomputer Accounting I3
BOT 206Microcomputer Accounting II3
or BOT 215 Spreadsheet Applications
BOT 241Auditing and Business Issues3
BOT 244Tax Preparation3
Total Credits21

Administrative Assistant Option

BOT 202Keyboarding Document Production3
BOT 203Office Equipment and Procedures I3
BOT 207Machine Transcription3
BOT 215Spreadsheet Applications3
Select one from the following:3
Powerpoint Presentation3
Approved BOT elective
BOT 218Information Processing II3
BOT 250Electronic Office Systems3
or BOT 191 Taking Minutes & Proofreading
Total Credits21

Medical Office Assistant Option

HIT 150Introduction to Medical Terminology3
or AHS 120 Medical Terminology
HIT 158Advanced Medical Terminology3
BOT 202Keyboarding Document Production3
BOT 208Medical Office Procedures3
BOT 218Information Processing II3
BOT 223Medical Transcription I3
BOT 228Medical Insurance Billing3
Total Credits21