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The Business Technology program enables students to communicate clearly through oral and written interactions complying with standard office etiquette. Students will use current and emerging technologies to create and produce quality, mailable office documents, and will learn how to organize and manage multiple organizational tasks and coworkers in an office, making efficient use of time and resources.

Program Learning Outcomes

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 and decision-making skills to make informed choices consistent with personal and organizational goals.
  • Apply appropriate strategies to secure employment, retain a job, and advance in a career.

Student Learning Outcome Assessment

We are committed to quality learning through the systematic assessment of our program and course learning outcomes.

Click here to view the Instructional Program Assessment Reports and Plans

What Do We have To Offer?

The Business Technology (formerly Office Administration and Technology) program at Hawaii Community College offers you the training to qualify for an entry level position in business, industry, or government.


The skills and knowledge I have obtained through Hawaii Community College (HawCC) has definitely made a positive impact in my life. I came to HawCC with literally no experience in the Business Technology (formerly OAT) field. However, through the cooperative education program, I was able to gain experience in the office environment by working at the HawCC Records Office as a student assistant and at the Corporation Counsel Family Support Division. With these work experiences, I was able to get the feel of how the office operates. The instructors also played an important part in my success. Their patience and persistence taught me to never give up on my studies even when I felt I couldn’t go on. Being a single mother and going to school fulltime and working wasn’t easy at all. The instructors believed in me and with that I am so thankful. My experiences at Hawaii Community College has guided me to become a better, well-rounded person and has prepared me to be able to accept a new opportunity that was recently offered to me from the Department of Taxation Office as a Clerk III.

Office Careers:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Clerk
  • Clerk-typist
  • Information Processor
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary

Photo of Michelle Yadao Michelle A. Yadao
Business Technology
(formerly OAT)
Class of 2006
Clerk III
Department of Taxation




Gainful Employment Disclosure

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation". We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

The data includes occupations, placement rates, on-time completion rates, average costs and program median loan debt.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Business Technology Certificate of Achievement (CA) Program


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Contact Information
Hawaiʻi Community College
Business Education and Technology Division
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Phone: (808) 934-2550
Fax: (808) 974-7755