The Business Administration Program prepares a diverse group of students to succeed as the future managers and leaders within our local communities. The program supports studentsí needs to acquire skills that will allow them to establish a career and/or become more productive in their current organizations.
We are particularly committed to helping students become professionals who are capable of thinking critically, working in teams, utilizing technology, and communicating ideas effectively in a global economy.
An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration with a Business Management specialty emphasizes developing varied skills for a range of jobs in business management. The program focuses on management, human resources, operational and team building skills that are crucial to running a business.
Individuals who are looking to advance their careers in management will gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of successful business practices.
The Human Services program provides the skills and competencies required for a variety of position in the helping professions. Human services professionals work with children, adults, groups, families and the elderly experiencing a wide range of problems. This includes those with developmental disabilities, individuals with mental health problems or disorders, people with substance abuse problems, clients with work -or educational related issues, or those needing assistance with basic life need issues such as housing, food and clothing.
The Human Services Substance Abuse Counseling program allows for all the course work required for licensing as a chemical dependency counselor, as well as the supervised practicum training, is provided.
Students can apply for temporary licensure and purse employment (clinical internship) after completing the Basic Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate, although completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services is required for full licensure.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) program allows for individuals to obtain valuable certificates that may be applied to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems.
The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls. The academic requirements of the program provide a foundation for continued studies should the student decide to pursue his or her education or training.
The HVAC&R Certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program.
Master welders may find work in a variety of industries and location, including commercial and industrial construction, offshore and underwater oil and gas drilling sites, automotive manufacturing plants, light manufacturing to heavy industrial fabrication plants, pipelines for water, petroleum and natural gas.
The program includes hand-on application of SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW processes, in all positions, using pipe, plate and structural shapes. The student is also exposed to basic metallurgy and inspections procedures.The academic requirements of the program provide the foundation for continued studies should the student desire to continue his or her education.
The Welding Technology Certificate program prepares the student for entry-level employment as a structural welder. The program provides the essential skills and safety practices in arc welding procedures in both structural plate and pipe. Courses completed in this certificate program can be applied toward the welding technology associates of applied science degree.
Wage Data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2016, www.bls.gov/oes.