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Business Operations, Applications & Technology
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 and earn certifications in the latest Microsoft Office applications.
Median Business Operations, Applications, and Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Salary Range
$31,512 - $62,098
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

Apply today for freeThe Business Operations, Applications, and Technology (BOAT) Program prepares students for a career as an administrative professional in a world of emerging technologies. 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, administrative, 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.
  • Obtain control of their education using competency-based model 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 an individualized environment with assistance from the professor.
  • Earn a Certificate and Technical Certificate degree while pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • Earn a Technical Certificate and choose whether to pursue a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or Dental track.
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.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


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)

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.

Student Learning Objectives

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