Business Applications Specialist

Business App Specialist

The Business Applications Specialist program at Green River College can help prepare you for a rewarding career in a variety of industries and positions, including Project Coordinators, Executive Secretaries, Office Managers, and entry level positions within the Information Technology industry.

Faculty advising

Faculty advisors are assigned based on students' last names. Students who are pursuing the Business Applications Specialist degree are assigned faculty advisors as follows:

Areas of employment

  • General offices
  • Insurance offices
  • Non-Profit organizations
  • Training and Development offices
  • Community services offices
  • Secretarial services

When can new students enroll?

You may enroll in the Business Applications Specialist program at the beginning of any quarter. The program hours are flexible with day, evening, and online classes.


Complete an application to Green River College, complete the COMPASS assessment, and meet with a Business Technologies and Administrative Careers faculty advisor. A GED® or high school diploma is highly recommended before entering the program. Communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills are vital.

How long does the program take?

It depends on you. If you successfully complete a full schedule each quarter, the Associates in Applied Arts Degree requirements may be completed in six quarters. Students who need preparatory math, reading, and/or writing classes may require more time to complete the program.

Special fees

Courses requiring special equipment have additional fees.

Personal requirements for success

Business Application Specialist graduates need to be responsible, task-oriented, and flexible.

Special program notes

Green River’s Business Applications Specialist program offers you:

  • A hands-on learning experience.
  • Possible credit for relevant prior experience.
  • Possible credit through Tech Prep articulation agreements.
  • An internship opportunity.
  • An update of your existing office skills.
  • An opportunity to begin a career in the administrative field.

Does the program transfer to four-year schools?

Classes in this program are primarily career and technical in nature. All transferability of classes to four-year institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students should contact an advisor at the college to which they intend to transfer.

Employment outlook/salary range

Employers are always looking for trained, educated, reliable business professionals who can contribute meaningfully to their organization's needs and customers. Graduates of the Business Applications Specialist degree program have the opportunity to develop applicable technology and soft skills to promote their success in today's work environment.