The Business Administration Systems program prepares you for a variety of business careers. The business core curriculum provides a foundation of knowledge applicable to any business career.
Employment Opportunities - The accounting option leads to careers in accounting including bookkeeper, accounting clerk, cost payroll clerk, and positions using computer-based systems. The management option prepares you with broad-based management knowledge and skills which lead to a variety of positions in organizations. The office systems option prepares you with a broad base of knowledge and skills needed for a variety of positions in an office with an emphasis in word processing and related software applications. The human resource management option prepares you for entry-level positions in the human resources field and related occupations.
Program Faculty: Kim Simons
The Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) program leads to an associate of applied science (AAS) degree that prepares you for entry-level positions as information technology professionals. You will learn the skills needed to problem solve and communicate effectively within the complex information technology industry.
Employment Opportunities - Entry-level network administration positions involving installation and administration of local and wide area networks and as a computer support specialist. The growth rate in this area is expected to be rapid over the next five years. Salaries in computer networking are in a range from $22,000 (minimum reported starting salary) to $38,768 (average starting salary) to $55,500 (maximum reported starting salary). Source: American Association of Community College Research Brief, 2001.
Program Faculty: Chet Cunningham
In the Criminal Justice program, you will take in-depth criminal justice and law enforcement courses as well as Writing I and II, psychology, communications, government, sociology, and other courses to assist you on the job. When you have finished, you will understand the theory, principles, and techniques used by police, court administrators, institutional corrections officers, and community supervision officers.
Employment Opportunities - Careers in criminal justice include local or state police, vehicle enforcement, institutional corrections, correctional supervision, and court administration. Get an associate degree in criminal justice or an associate degree with a law enforcement option and you can expect starting salaries, depending on the area, ranging from the upper $20,000 to low $30,000 range plus additional benefits such as a vehicle, health and life insurance, needed equipment and an excellent retirement package.
Program Faculty:Tim Davis
The Human Services program prepares individuals for entry level positions in agencies and institutions which provide social, community, educational and mental health services.
Employment Opportunities - Upon completion of the program the graduate is prepared to seek employment in various areas which may include child care facilities, mental health settings, chemical dependency settings, hospitals, educational institutions, correctional facilities, geriatric settings, child and youth centers, and social service agencies.
Program Faculty: Natalie Cooper
In the IECE program you will gain an understanding of the cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development of children from birth through age five. Topics of discussion include growth and development, health, safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement.
Program Faculty: April Grace
Medical Information Technology graduates prepare medical records and reports, maintain files, order supplies, perform accounting procedures, transcribe medical documentation, work with medical insurance and coding, and receive patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Laboratory and classroom experiences are combined to prepare you for careers in healthcare facilities.
Employment Opportunities - Depending on which option the student elects to study, they can expect to make between $20,000 - $30,000 per year with a fairly quick opportunity to increase to the mid $30,000 range. It is expected that healthcare careers will increase over the next 10 years.
Program Faculty: Savanna Garrity
Employment Opportunities - Successful completion of the Paralegal Technology program provides you the opportunity for employment as a paralegal in private law firms, courts, trust departments of banks, corporations, and government agencies. Salaries vary nationwide; according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2010 median annual wage for paralegals nationally is $46,700 and the mean wage is $49,640. The BLS projects a much faster than average growth rate for the paralegal field nationally, with an18% growth rate through 2020. The average annual openings are expected to be 8,340 annually nationwide.
Program Faculty: Paula Sinopoli, AACP