College of Technology

Business Technology

The Business Technology option is a short, focused Technical Certificate that teaches new skills or upgrades skills a student may already have. The purpose of this option is for a student to learn the skills quickly and be able to go back to work in short period of time. These administrative professionals manage and maintain all aspects of an office environment. Extensive software skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. Administrative office assistants need flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination skills, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors.

Degrees Offered:

  • Postsecondary Technical Certificate Business Technology (1 year)

Program Overview:

  • Program begins in August and January
  • Summer Session - optional
  • Flexible classroom hours

Career Opportunities

  • Schools and colleges
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Professional offices

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.