Business & Computer Technologies
Summer 2012 was busy on the 2nd floor, east wing of the Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center (ATHS). As students returned for the fall semester, they were met with important news of reaccreditation, new accreditation, a few personnel changes, and upgrades/renovations around our floor.
The School of Business and Computer Technologies (BCT) prides itself on quality education. We confirm our quality through seeking, and earning, program specific accreditations from outside agencies. The 2011-12 academic year brought both reaccreditation and new accreditation to our Accounting, Business, and Health Information Management programs. After a thorough evaluation, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) reaffirmed that our associate and bachelor degrees in Accounting and Business Administration met their academic standards and are deserving of accreditation. In addition, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) visited campus to review our bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Following an in-depth examination, CAHIIM informed us that our bachelor’s degree was awarded accreditation. This makes us only the 4th accredited bachelor’s degree in the state, as well as the only program that can be completed entirely online!
In addition to quality academic programs, BCT prides itself on having quality faculty and instruction. BCT is happy to announce the newest addition to our faculty - Mr. Robert Baggs. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Baggs is a certified public accountant and possesses more than 10 years of experience as an auditor. The accounting department is excited for our students to learn from Mr. Baggs’ unique blend of academic and workforce experiences. On a more somber note, BCT says farewell to Information Technology Professor Asesh Das. Professor Das officially retired on August 2 after 18 years of dedicated service to students in the School of Business and Computer Technologies.
Aside from accreditation and faculty changes, BCT once again had a “facelift” this past summer. This included upgrades to the hallways, labs, and several classroom facilities. The largest upgrade occurred in ATHS E228, which has now been repurposed for students in our Gaming and Simulation major. The new “Gaming Lab” features 20 Alienware computers, including HD monitors that have the ability to directly connect gaming consoles. In addition, this lab has a 55 inch 3D-LCD television for creation, viewing, and testing purposes.