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Revised 8
-
08

Nina Morgan, Instructor

B
usiness
A
dministration &
I
nformation
T
echnology

PROGRAM HANDBOOK

Introduction


Welcome to the Business
Administration & Information
Technology
Program on the Poteau Campus of Kiamichi
Technology Center. I am pleased to have you as part of our
team!



It is impossible to memorize all the information and
knowledge needed to succeed in the rapidly changing field of
technology. Therefore, the overall goal of this program is to
help you learn how to discover and utilize the abundant
resources technology provides.

My primary role will not be…

A Sage on the Stage

Rather it will be…

A Guide on the Side!

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Philosophy


The philosophy of the Business
Administration and
Information Technology
Program is that each student should
have an equal opportunity for learning what best suits his/her
interests and abilities. Our overall goal is to develop each
individual’s potential so that they leave our program a proud
and productive citizen.


Objectives


The primary objective of this program is to provide
students with marketable skills to be used in a global and
technologically
-
driven business environment and to assist
students in developing work habits which will promote
success on the job. Overall objectives of this program
include the following:


Objectives (cont’d)


Assist students in developing technology and
workplace skills needed for understanding and
solving problems in the ever
-
changing business
world.




Provide students with an environment conducive to
learning.


Objectives (cont’d)


Assist students in developing strong communication
skills including the ability to interpret, analyze, and
transmit information orally as well as in writing.




Provide an individualized training program that is
project
-
based and will meet the needs of both high
school and adult learners.

Objectives (cont’d)


Provide students with opportunities for job
shadowing and on
-
the
-
job experiences in order to
acquire training beyond the classroom.



Develop partnerships between our program and the
business community.

Objectives (cont’d)


Assist in placement and follow
-
up of students in
jobs and/or college after completion of the program.



Provide student organization activities that reflect
business expectations.

Pathway Areas


All students will select one of the following
pathways:



Administrative & Information
Support


Business Financial Management &
Accounting


Interactive
Media


Administrative Assistant


Office Information Specialist

Administrative
& Information
Support
majors:


Pursue a career as an Administrative Assistant,
C
ustomer Service Representative, Office Manager,
or
in a related field.



Continue their education in Business,
Communications, Human Relations,
Management
or
Marketing.


Students should choose the
Administrative
& Information
Support
pathway if
they wish
to:


Billing Clerk


Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk


Payroll Accounting Clerk


Full
-
Charge Bookkeeper

Business Financial Management &
Accounting majors:


Pursue a career as
a Bookkeeper or Accounting
Clerk.



Continue their education in
Accounting, Business
,
Communications, Human Relations,
Management
or
Marketing.


Students should choose the Business
Financial Management & Accounting
pathway if
they wish
to:


Video Editor


Web Designer (entry & advanced)

Interactive Media majors:


Pursue a career as a web designer/internet site
designer, desktop
publisher or video editor



Continue their education in internet technologies,
graphic design, business,
video, or
computer
programming.


Students should choose the Interactive
Media specialty area if they wish to:

Methodology




Training in the Business Administration and
Information Technology Program is individualized
instruction integrated with individual and team
projects. This program differs from a typical
class in that it is set up like a real office. My role
is that of
supervisor or manager
; your role is that
of
trainee or employee
.


Methodology (cont’d)


In addition to receiving training in
business/computer areas, the life
-
long skills of time
management, goal setting, self
-
discipline,
responsibility, and accountability are a fundamental
part of this program.



You will play an active role in
determining your own success
as well as the success of
others.

Program Guidelines

Expectations in a Workplace Environment



Being successful in the business world requires
more than technical skills. Listed below are some of
the traits employers desire of their employees.
Therefore, you are expected to demonstrate these
skills daily.



Respect and cooperation with all individuals


Honesty


Responsibility, accountability, and dependability


Initiative and willingness to work


Enthusiasm and efficiency


Flexibility


Desire to be successful in completing tasks


Leadership


Personal cleanliness and good grooming


Professionalism


Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


1.
PUNCTUALITY


You are expected to be in your
seat or assigned work area on time before class
and after breaks every day. If you are tardy, you
MUST get a TARDY SLIP from the office before
coming to class. Place the tardy slip on the office
manager’s desk and immediately go to work.


Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


2.
ABSENTEES


It is impossible to succeed in any
working environment when you are not present to
complete your work. If you are absent, you MUST
obtain an ABSENTEE SLIP from the office before
coming to class. Place the admit on the office
manager’s desk and immediately go to work.


Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


ALL STUDENTS: I
f you are going to be absent or
tardy, it is imperative that you notify the school
office. This message will then be given to me so I
will be aware of the situation.



HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
If you are going to be
absent due to a school activity, you are responsible
for making sure our office is notified by your home
school PRIOR to the day you will be absent.

(10
activity days per year maximum)

Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


ADULT STUDENTS: Those receiving financial aid need
to be particularly careful of attendance. Pell
students will be dropped for poor attendance.

Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


NOTE: Repeated tardies and/or absences indicate
that you may not have the
self
-
discipline

or
desire

to succeed in this program. (Refer to your
Kiamichi Student Handbook for more detailed
information on attendance and tardies.)



Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures



It has been my experience that poor attendance
and inability to stay on task are the major
contributors to students NOT succeeding in this
program.



Conversely, those students with good attendance
records
and

strong work ethics are the ones who
obtain successful employment.


Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


3.
DRESS


You will be required to dress
professionally every Wednesday, which will be
“Professional Development Day.”

Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


Professional dress is defined by the following:



Ladies
-
skirt and blouse or dress slacks/or dress with
appropriate accessories including hose, dress
shoes, etc.

Gentlemen
-
slacks and shirt with tie, optional sport
coat or suit with appropriate dress shoes.



*No jeans or tennis shoes for ladies or
gentlemen on these days.



Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


Also, please pay close attention to your dress during
the week because many times our students are asked
to work in other areas on campus.

Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


4.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF WORK AREA


Clean
your work area every day before leaving class.
Always use extreme care when operating
equipment. If you have a problem with
equipment, let me know immediately. You may
use the bottom row of cabinets in the back as a
locker area in which to store personal items and
books.

Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


Eating and drinking while at your work area are not
considered professional behavior; therefore, reserve
those activities for your break time outside of the
workplace environment.

TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR PROGRAM AND IN YOUR
SCHOOL


IT REFLECTS ON YOU!


Program Guidelines (cont’d)

Workplace Procedures


CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION

YOU CAN
LIVE WITHOUT YOUR CELL PHONE FOR A FEW
HOURS

No cell phones are to be
VISIBLE, TURNED ON,
OR USED

during class time!

Professional Development
Opportunities

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


All business
technology students are expected to become active
members of Business Professionals of America
(BPA).

Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)

The organization meets weekly during class hours,
participates in community activities, and
participates in field trips and leadership
conferences during the year.


Required

dues vary and are sometimes paid by
our district office. See your instructor for this year’s
policy.


Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)


Membership in National Career and Technology Honor
Society is also available for those students who qualify.





High School students have the potential to be nominated
into Who’s Who Among American High School students
.



Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY


Every
Wednesday is devoted to professional
development. We will begin class with a BPA
meeting/workshop.


In addition, our class will hold a team meeting to
keep everyone up to date on deadlines, changes,
and items of concern. Each student will be
required to discuss current projects on which they
are working. You should be prepared to keep a
calendar of upcoming events.

Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)


If you are absent from a team meeting, it is
your responsibility to obtain information about that
meeting. The office manager will be able to answer
specific questions concerning the meeting, but
general information should be obtained from your
coworkers.


Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)

ON
-
THE
-
JOB TRAINING


Second
-
year students
who maintain attendance and academic
requirements may be eligible for on
-
the
-
job training.
In addition, job training will be contingent upon job
availability. This could be a paid or unpaid work
experience.



Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)

COLLEGE CREDIT


College credit is available for
work completed in the BAIT course. See your
instructor for details.

Professional Development
Opportunities (cont’d)

PORTFOLIOS


Each student will prepare an
individual portfolio. Part of this portfolio will be
used to highlight your best work as you complete
this program and part will be used to keep
important documents and handouts you receive
during the year. You will need a 3
-
ring binder,
dividers, and inside page protectors.

Grading Policies &
Procedures


25%
-

Daily Grades


25%
-

Time Mgmt/Leadership



50%
-

Test Grades

Grading Policies &
Procedures (cont’d)

Time Management/Leadership Grade



Working in
today’s fast paced business environment requires
effective use of time and leadership skills. You will
complete a time management self
-
assessment form
each day, which I will then review and record as a
weekly grade.

Grading Policies &
Procedures (cont’d)

Test Grade



Competence in selected skills will be
assessed through a variety of methods, including:
hands
-
on, objective, and subjective tests.

If we all work together…

we can make this an…