The Business Technology Program prepares students for employment in today’s business office and for the business administration major in college. The program is structured so that a student obtains proficiency in computer applications, business communications, office procedures, accounting and entrepreneurship. Skills can be applied to a wide variety of workplace settings, including both profit and non-profit organizations.
Computer applications include: word processing applications, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, desktop publishing, and web design using a Microsoft-based computer network. Students are given the opportunity to attain national certification as a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel and /or PowerPoint. Students also gain experience with automated the accounting package such as QuickBooks.
Junior students may have the opportunity to work in businesses on internships for part of their vocational week. In their senior year, qualified students participate in the co-operative work-study program where they gain valuable hands-on experience while receiving monetary compensation.
With the skills and training they have received, Business Technology seniors are in demand in the MetroWest business community. With further training in this field, opportunity for career advancement increases. Students may continue their studies in two or four-year colleges. Agreements with several colleges allow students to apply for academic credit for computer applications courses.
The Business technology program runs a local chapter of the Business Professionals of America, a national career-technical student organization. Students compete in areas such as presentation management, global marketing team, accounting, entrepreneurship, and interview skills. Stuents who qualify can compete at the national level.
Possible Career Pathways Include:
Accounts Payable Clerk • Accounts Receivable Clerk
Administrative Assistant • Bookkeeper
Business Owner • Customer Service Representative
Legal Secretary • Marketing Assistant
Medical Office Assistant • Receptionist
Salesperson • Accountant (with additional education)
Graduates of this program are currently attending or have graduated from:
- Framingham State University
- Mass Bay Community College
- Johnson & Wales
- UMass Amherst
- Newbury College
- Quinsigamond College
- Pine Manor College