Business Technology

Individuals with skills in office management, business software, accounting, and marketing are in demand in organizations both large and small. Students earning a Business Technology degree will gain a broad knowledge base to become leaders within an office setting, or to start their own business. FHTC also offers internships opportunities with local companies and has an active Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter on campus.

The commitment of my instructors has had a great impact on my academic and professional growth. They helped me be fully prepared for my career.

Andrea

Program Options

Business Technology offers a technical certificate and associate of applied science degree option. Courses are available either face-to-face or online and include an internship. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.

The technical certificate is a one-year program. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to perform numerous office activities including computer applications, database management, and business communication. For graduates wanting to continue their education, certificate courses apply to the AAS degree program.

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that encompasses management, entrepreneurship, business law and general education courses. Students also have an opportunity to complete additional internships and obtain advanced training in computer applications. Both the one and two-year options are available online and students may choose to continue their education through our academic partnerships.

Hear what students value most about the Business Technology program.

 

Associates Degree Course Requirements Technical Certificate Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

Within companies, there is need for multifaceted individuals with the variety of competencies in office management including marketing, computer applications, and human relations knowledge, as well as have analytical thinking skills that contribute to the effectiveness of their organization.

Career opportunities include:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Financial Assistant
  • Payroll Clerk

Program Faculty

Lori Moore
Lori Moore

Business Technology Instructor

Division Chair - Arts & IT

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Lori began teaching in the Business Technology program at FHTC in 2012. Prior to this position she worked as a victim advocate, corporate trainer and a non-profit community relations director. Lori holds a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University.

Don Eusey
Don Eusey

Business Technology Instructor

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Don began teaching at FHTC in 2008. Prior to that, he spent 25 years as a real estate broker, and also taught continuing education courses for the Kansas Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. Don holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvey Mudd College.

Kenda O’Mara
Kenda O’Mara

Business Technology Instructor

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Kenda has been a teacher for over 20 years and began teaching at FHTC in 2013. Her prior work experience includes health education teacher, business corporate training supervisor and Project TEEN coordinator. Kenda is a NBEA Member and Phi Beta Lambda Business Advisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University.

Lori Moore
620-343-4708
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Lori began teaching in the Business Technology program at FHTC in 2012. Prior to this position she worked as a victim advocate, corporate trainer and a non-profit community relations director. Lori holds a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University.

Don Eusey
620-343-4703
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Don began teaching at FHTC in 2008. Prior to that, he spent 25 years as a real estate broker, and also taught continuing education courses for the Kansas Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®. Don holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvey Mudd College.

Kenda O’Mara
620-343-4737
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Kenda has been a teacher for over 20 years and began teaching at FHTC in 2013. Her prior work experience includes health education teacher, business corporate training supervisor and Project TEEN coordinator. Kenda is a NBEA Member and Phi Beta Lambda Business Advisor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University.

Academic Partnership

FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.

Emporia State University: Bachelor of Science in Business or Bachelor of Science in Business Education
Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Business Technology Cost Sheet View Document
Business Technology Cost Sheet - Online View Document
Business Technology Cost Sheet - High School Students View Document