Business Technology
Ogeechee Technical College

Business Technology Program Flyer


Meet the Faculty

Michael Twisdale
Business Technology Instructor

Office: Rm 819
Occupational Studies Bldg

Michael Twisdale is a Business Technology Instructor at Ogeechee Technical College, where Michael mentors students from the start to finish of their educational careers, including preparing students for success in the business industry.

Michael has worked with reputable businesses for 23 years, including Holiday Inn, Marriott, and Sheraton, among others and was the instructor for the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program for 4 years.  Michael is dedicated and determined to mentor all students to become successful in their business careers.

Michael is a travel and cruise enthusiast from Atlanta, Georgia where he grew up.

Michael earned his Associates in Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida Community College in Jacksonville, FL, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA in 2011 and his Master’s in Business Administration from South University in Savannah, GA in 2013.

Program Goals

  1. Provide current curriculum, instructional materials, and equipment (in accordance with available funding) which teach knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate to industry needs.

  2. Provide educational facilities which foster learning and provide safe, healthy environments available and accessible to all students who can benefit from the program.

  3. Provide academic instruction which supports effective learning within the program and which enhances professional performance on the job.

  4. Provide employability skills which foster work attitudes and work habits that will enable graduates of the program to perform as good employees.

  5. Nurture the desire for learning so that graduates will pursue their own continuing education as lifelong endeavor.

  6. Provide an educational atmosphere which promotes a positive self-image and a sense of personal well-being.

  7. Provide education that fosters development of good safety habits.

  8. Provide admissions, educational, and placement services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, academic disadvantage, physical or economic disadvantage.

  9. Provide information to the public regarding the program that will facilitate recruitment and enrollment of students.

  10. Promote good public relations via contacts and regular communication with business, industry, and the public sector.

  11. Promote faculty and student rapport and communications to enhance student success in the program.


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Programs of Study

Business Technology AAS Degree*
Business Healthcare Technology AAS Degree*
Business Technology Diploma*
Business Healthcare Technology Diploma*
Administrative Support Assistant Certificate
Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Assistant Certificate*
Healthcare Office Assistant Certificate*
Microsoft Office Application Professional Certificate*

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).


Program Purpose

The Business Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of positions in today's technology-driven workplaces. The programs provides learning opportunities, which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the use of software and technology. Students are introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, electronic file management. The program includes instruction in effective communication skills and terminology that encompasses office management and executive assistant qualification and technology innovations for the office. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of administrative technology.


Program Courses

BUSN 1015 - Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement
BUSN 1190 - Digital Technology
BUSN 1240 - Office Procedures
BUSN 1320 - Business Interaction Skills
BUSN 1340 - Customer Service Effectiveness
BUSN 1400 - Word Processing
BUSN 1410 - Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications
BUSN 1420 - Database Applications
BUSN 1430 - Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications
BUSN 1440 - Document Production
BUSN 2160 - Electronic Mail Applications
BUSN 2190 - Business Document Proofreading and Editing
BUSN 2210 - Applied Office Procedures
BUSN 2240 - Business Administrative Assistant Internship I
BUSN 2340 - Healthcare Administrative Procedures
BUSN 2350 - Electronic Health Records
BUSN 2375 - Healthcare Coding
BUSN 2380 - Medical Administrative Assistant Internship I