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Apply today for freeThe Business Operations, Applications, and Technology (BOAT) Program prepares students for a career in any business setting. The BOAT curriculum has been improved to better prepare graduates for a career in all types of professional offices. Our students develop communication, organizational, leadership, and technology skills that prepare them for the high-tech, customer-focused, world-class work environment. Our students also develop proficiency in the latest Microsoft Office applications, and they will have the opportunity to earn certifications in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook that are recognized worldwide.

The curriculum has been updated to provide students with the potential to:

  • Prepare for a career in all types of business operations including manufacturing, commercial, government, legal, medical, technology, etc.
  • Graduate with industry-recognized certifications that global employers are seeking.
  • Earn a degree that is listed in the Top 10 Occupations by Growth according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
  • Take control of their education using competency-based learning assessments. This is a flexible online or on-campus approach to learning that allows students to earn credit for their current knowledge and to learn new skills in a self-paced, individualized environment with professorial assistance.
  • Earn a Certificate, Technical Certificate, and Associate of Applied Science degree that are 100% stackable.
Our Graduates

Our graduates are currently working in many types of office environments including healthcare, law, computing, customer service, manufacturing, government and more.  Some graduates are even working with our industry partners including Purdue University, Cook Biotech, State Farm and Caterpillar!

Next Level Jobs

Indiana Next Level Jobs

You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Microsoft Office Specialist
(18 credit hours = 1-2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate
(31 credit hours = 2 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Gainful Employment Information

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Business Operations, Applications, and Technology program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

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The Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Operations, Applications, and Technology are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide, and was the first accrediting body to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Ivy Tech Community College is also a member of the Region 4 - Great Lakes Council of ACBSP, which includes member schools in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

Student Learning Results

Business Unit Performance Results