Enjoy planning, scheduling and delegating tasks? Are you a team player who manages time, stress and projects well? Then a career in business may be a good fit for you. Preparing for a career in business opens countless opportunities for employment and advancement. Though some entry level positions may not require more than a high school diploma along with appropriate experience, an associate degree is increasingly preferred. Employees who have completed degrees or certificate programs are more likely to earn promotions with more responsibilities.

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Accounting Technology

Associate in Science

Accounting technology professionals are responsible for financial recordkeeping within an organization. Using sophisticated accounting software programs, accounting staff help track income and expenses to assist with inventory management and strategic planning. These professionals are entrusted with some of a company’s most confidential data – its financial information.

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Accounting Technology Management

College Credit Certificate

Accounting and finance technology professionals have a broad base of knowledge regarding accounting principles and procedures, financial transaction analysis, organization and recording. Duties may include preparing and reporting financial data and checking for accuracy of entries, calculations and postings. 

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Accounting Technology Operations

College Credit Certificate

Entry level accounting professionals join their fields with a foundation in basic accounting principles, procedures and theories of organizing, analyzing and recording business and financial transactions; and skill in the preparation of accompanying financial records and reports.

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Accounting Technology Specialist

College Credit Certificate

Accounting specialists will understand the basic principles of accounting and the common accounting standards and office procedures. Responsibilities typically include various aspects of recording and reporting financial transactions. These professionals may handle bank statement reconciliations, payroll functions, bookkeeping and accounts payable and receivable.

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Business Administration AS to BS Transfer Program

Associate in Science

Managers, administrators and other business professionals perform a wide spectrum of duties that require well-rounded training. Solid foundations in accounting, computers, marketing and management are essential to meet business world challenges.

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Business Development and Entrepreneurship

College Credit Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the operation of a business and to become business owners and entrepreneurs.  It also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently operating or owning a business.  The courses in this program are also part of the Business Administration AS to BS Transfer Program-Associate in Science degree.  Students need to contact the Admissions and Student Records office to apply for their certificate.  After receiving their certificate, students are encouraged to continue their education by completing the courses in the AS degree program.  

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Business Management

College Credit Certificate

Managers oversee the operational and fiscal activities of the areas they supervise. Duties may include formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

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Business Operations

College Credit Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in occupations such as supervisory positions, community service coordinators, customer relations representative, department supervisors, human relations specialists, or other mid-management positions in a variety of business enviroments. 

 

 

 

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Business Specialist

College Credit Certificate

First-line supervisors or managers are responsible for answering customer questions and resolving complaints. Duties may include guiding other employees through complex problems, implementing office policies and procedures, supervising office support workers and customer service employees, and evaluating job performance.

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Entrepreneurship

College Credit Certificate

Understanding all aspects of business and the related industry is essential to develop and manage a successful organization. Marketing and promotions are necessary for the strategic dissemination of information regarding the product or service that is being promoted. Also, having a fundamental understanding of finance is also key to running an efficient organization.

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Marketing Management

Associate in Science

Marketing and promotions play an integral role in keeping any business or organization thriving. Marketing managers are responsible for the strategic dissemination of information regarding the product or service that is being promoted. Other important skills to learn are advertising and public relations. Managers may find employment in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations.

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Marketing Operations

College Credit Certificate

Marketing specialists implement marketing, sales, advertising and public relations skills to meet organizational objectives. Marketing professionals often evaluate customer research, market conditions and competitor data and implement new marketing policies as needed.

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Office Administration

Associate in Science

Office assistants are an integral part of the daily operations of the businesses for which they work.

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Office Management

College Credit Certificate

Office assistants and clerks are vital to the daily operations of any business. Utilizing the latest office technology, they are able to keep information organized and secure.

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Office Specialist

College Credit Certificate

Office assistants are an integral part of the daily operations of the businesses for which they work.

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Office Support

College Credit Certificate

Office assistants are an integral part of the daily operations of the businesses for which they work.

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Supervision and Management

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory and management roles in a variety of organizational settings. The BAS-SM program uses a 2+2 model that requires applicants to have completed an associate's degree or equivalent for entry into the program. The program is tailored to meet the needs of a diverse student population in the community, including flexible scheduling, face-to-face and online classes, and the ability to complete the program as either a part-time or full-time student.

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Financial Para-planner

College Credit Certificate

The para-planner role in the financial planner’s office provides support and assistance. While the planner may focus on the sales side by working closely with the customers, the para-planner oversees the administrative side of the business, which may include the preparation of plans and reports, calculating figures, and compiling and entering client data. The para-planner position can advance to a career as a planner if desired.

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Financial Services

Associate in Science

Career paths in the financial services industry are quite varied, as are the types of companies that hire finance professionals. Financial services graduates may find themselves working in one of the following business sectors: banking, insurance, securities, investing or financial planning. Ambitious, eager, productive and quick-thinking financial managers and analysts will find that advancement opportunities are generally plentiful in this industry.

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Mortgage Finance Management

College Credit Certificate

Mortgage finance managers may work as loan officers, closers, escrow specialists or in one of several other mortgage finance professions. The manager will generally oversee the work and productivity of loan processors and advisers and ensure that the company’s loan portfolio is safe and profitable. They will also evaluate and authorize the approval of certain loans.

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Mortgage Finance Operations

College Credit Certificate

Mortgage loan processors, loan officers and home buyer counselors work closely with home buyers to assist them in making wise choices, avoiding buying process pitfalls and choosing the best loan type for their financial standing and future home desires. This financial professional initiates and works through to completion, the loan application process.

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Mortgage Finance Specialist

College Credit Certificate

Mortgage loan processors create, organize, input and approve the financial data that is required on mortgage loan applications. Specialists will work with real estate companies, credit bureaus, employers, appraisers and the home buyer to secure all data required for initiating and completing the application process.

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