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Business Technology

Business Technology


The Business Technology program prepares students for employment in positions such as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, or secretaries. Students will learn critical office skills, along with communication and organizational proficiencies. The curriculum includes courses in office technology, business communication, office administration, accounting, and business math to enhance employment and promotion possibilities.

Program Location: Hilo
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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Work as a responsible member of a team to meet an organization's objectives.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in work quality, appearance, attitude, and workplace behavior as required in a diverse business environment.
  • Use current and emerging technologies effectively to create and manage documents and handle multiple priorities.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively through oral and written interactions, complying with standard office etiquette.
  • Use research, critical thinking, and decision-making skills to make informed choices and solve problems for personal and work-related situations
  • Apply appropriate strategies to secure employment, retain a job, and advance in a career.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate real-world problems in quantitative terms.

Course Learning Outcomes

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Business Technology Program Advisory Council: 

  • Tiffany Ichimasa, Agent, Noguchi & Associates
  • Sheri Kojima, Business AcademyTeacher, Waiākea High School
  • Waylen Leopoldino, Human Resources Manager, Department of Human Resources, County of Hawai‘i
  • Mari Kris Malicdem, OR Management Analyst, Hilo Medical Center
  • Martha Rodillas, Private Secretary to the Mayor, County of Hawai‘i
  • Marla Walters, Head of Recruitment, Hawaii Health Systems, Corp.
  • Marcia Yoshiyama, Economic Development Technician, Department of Research and Development, County of Hawai‘i


Explore our unique internship program with the County of Hawai'i that allows business students to earn college credits, earn money, gain work experience, and make connections.