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Business Technology Online - The FlexTech Way!

  • How does the online class format work?

    Our online courses are designed with your personal learning style, time, and prior learning in mind. These courses are a little different than a traditional course where all students learn at the same rate and complete assignments at the same time. These classes are self-paced classes within a suggested due-date structure. You will be able to advance through the coursework at your own pace, but must still complete all the work by the last scheduled class day of the quarter.

    On many of your assignments you will receive two chances. These courses have a set of skills, knowledge, and behaviors you are expected to learn to achieve competency. In other words, these are the things you need to know and be able to do. If you do not do well on an assignment, we want you to review the material, practice again, ask for help, and try again so that you understand the material. Your instructor will be monitoring your progress, along with your completion coach, Lenaya Hogan.

    Lenaya is there to assist you in achieving these goals and hurdling any obstacles. If you need help with any resources, you can contact her at Lenaya.Hogan@sfcc.spokane.edu or at (509) 533-3103. So, let’s get going!

  • Can I take online and traditional classes?

    Yes! We understand that a student prefers face-to-face instruction from their instructor in some classes while in other classes a student needs the flexibility of an online class. Your advisor will work with you and share scheduling options that are available.

  • How long will it take me to complete a class?

    It all depends on you! Our online courses are designed with your personal learning style, time, and prior learning in mind. These courses are a little different than a traditional course where all students learn at the same rate and complete assignments at the same time. These classes are self-paced classes within a suggested due-date structure. You will be able to advance through the coursework at your own pace, but must still complete all the work by the last scheduled class day of the quarter.

  • How long will it take me to complete a program?

    The typical length of completion for a certificate program is one year (3 quarters), while the typical length of a degree program is two years (6 quarters). Of course, this all depends on you. How quickly you successfully progress in your classes and the load of credits you take each quarter will alter these timeframes.

  • Will I have an adviser?

    Yes! You will be assigned an advisor that is a Business Technology instructor. This is a great advantage to you, because you will receive one-on-one time with your advisor each quarter to plan your future class schedule. Because your advisor is also a Business Technology instructor, you will receive the most up-to-date information about classes and the assurance that you are taking the classes that are a right fit for you.

  • What if I have prior college experience?

    We recognize that you may come into our program with previous college experience and credits. If this is the case, you will meet with a Business Technology advisor to go over your transcripts. During this meeting, the advisor will inform you on what can be applied to the current degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Can I receive college credit for my work experience?

    We recognize that you may come into our program with previous work experience. If this is the case, you will meet with a Business Technology advisor to go over the skills and responsibilities you have acquired during your employment. During this meeting, the advisor will inform you on what prior learning can be used to apply towards the degree or certificate you want to complete. You may be asked to complete a prior learning assessment to show you have the skills. This is one of the many ways we help you to complete your degree.

  • Is there financial aid assistance?

    Yes! Business Technology programs have the same funding options as other SFCC programs and courses. Courses can be paid for using financial aid, military education benefits, scholarships, grants, employer-funded tuition assistance/reimbursement funding, and cash.

  • When can I start this program?

    You can start any quarter! We offer classes throughout the year that allow you to start your education anytime that is right for you.

  • Who should I contact if I am interested?

    Lenaya Hogan
    Phone: (509) 533-3103
    E-mail: Lenaya.Hogan@sfcc.spokane.edu
    Office: Building 30, Room 248

  • What is Business Technology?

    Picture yourself in an office setting interacting with many different people. Each workday you are involved with business concepts, business communications, computers, software applications, technical office skills, and a variety of office equipment. This active and high-tech environment describes work in businesses ranging from financial, construction, education, real estate, insurance, health care, and more.

  • What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

    You must enjoy working with others and making full use of your communication and technical skills. Graduates who enter this field apply their software knowledge and problem solving skills in a variety of ways. Those who excel are determined, motivated and enthusiastic about change. If you possess these qualities, then the Business Technology programs are a perfect way to launch your career!

  • What careers are available?

    There is a continued strong demand for administrative, business, and office support professionals. As technology continues to play a major part in the job descriptions of these positions, many new jobs will be available in a variety of industries. Opportunities abound in a wide range of positions for Business Technology graduates. As businesses seek to maximize the productivity and efficiency throughout their operations, advancement opportunities are wide open for graduates of the Business Technology program.

  • Besides getting a degree, how can I document what I have learned?

    In addition to the degrees and certificates awarded by SFCC, the Business Technology Department awards Mastery/Competency certificates in a variety of areas. Follow this link for more information.

  • What Business Technology programs are offered at SFCC?

    The Career Planning Guides are available on the Programs page for these options:

    • Business and Software Applications (3 quarter certificate)
    • Office Assistant (3 quarter certificate)
    • Administrative Assistant (6 quarter A.A.S. degree)
    • Administrative/Computer Specialist (6 quarter A.A.S. degree)
    • Business Technology and Software Specialist (6 quarter A.A.S degree)