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Business Information Worker Module I

171 HOURS
9.5 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Skills: Entry level office skills — Keyboarding — Word processing and Electronic information management

Learn keyboarding, word processing to help create reports and compose letters, and electronic information management to send and manage email and schedule meetings. Prepares students for entry level jobs in office settings, retail shops and/or as customer service representatives, receptionists and information clerks. Students complete various classes in self-paced labs (OFSY 560).

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Business Information Worker Module II

171 HOURS
9.5 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Skills: Soft skills — Business communication skills — Working as a team in a business setting

Learn soft skills including written business communication, verbal business communication and problem-solving, critical thinking and customer service in a variety of workplace environments. Prepares students for entry level jobs in office settings, retail shops and/or as customer service representatives, receptionists and information clerks. Students complete various classes in a lecture-based classroom. (OFSY 560).

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Business Information Worker Module III

171 HOURS
9.5 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Skills: Computer system software — Spreadsheets — Information systems

Learn basic computers and operating systems used in business environment plus how to build, analyze and formulate spreadsheets including deeper understanding of computer networks, information systems, security and the internet in a business environment. Prepares students for entry level jobs in office settings, retail shops and/or as customer service representatives, receptionists and information clerks. Students complete various classes in self-paced and or lecture labs (OFSY 560).

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Account Clerk

322 HOURS
18 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Skills: Develop worksheets and financial statements — Post to journals and ledgers

Provides students with the basic skills necessary to achieve successful employment in the accounting field. Students work in self-paced labs to complete this program.

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Administrative Assistant

324 HOURS
18 HOURS PER WEEK
18 WEEKS

Skills: Create complex documents — Develop statistical reports — Create presentations

Learn to create and distribute complex documents; develop analytical and statistical reports; create presentations, and use the Internet as a resource. Students work in self-paced Office Skills Labs (OFSY 560) to complete this program.

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Project Management

120 HOURS
8 HOURS PER WEEK
16 WEEKS

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed in project planning and management. This program provides students with the practical application skills and working knowledge of the tools necessary to plan, implement and manage projects in any business environment.

This program requires completion of two classes (BUSN 621 and BUSN 622). The program courses include instruction in the fundamentals of project management, including planning, defining a project, resources, roles and responsibilities, necessary skills, tools and processes. Project management software options such as Microsoft Project are used throughout the program. Instruction will also cover team building, problem solving, decision making, using creativity and innovation, emerging trends, communication skills and a capstone project.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned as a foundation for additional educational training in any business area.

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Small Business Growth

135 HOURS
13.5 HOURS PER WEEK
10 WEEKS

Provides students with the practical application skills and knowledge to plan, manage and grow a small business. Includes instruction in the essentials of business; sales and marketing skills necessary for the entrepreneur or manager; roles of the entrepreneur; sales ethics and developing a sales team.

This program requires completion of three classes (BUSN 632, 633 and 634). In a capstone written business plan project, students demonstrate a business model concept that identifies how a student may successfully grow a small business.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned to start and manage their own small business for self-employment or obtain a job in the field of business management, market analysis, business development or sales.

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Small Business Planning

108 HOURS
9 HOURS PER WEEK
12 WEEKS

Provides students with the practical application skills and knowledge to start and manage a small business. Includes instruction in the essentials of starting a small business, recognizing the requirements of local, state and federal organizations, identifying best practices in hiring, as well as sales and marketing strategies.

This program requires completion of two classes (BUSN 630 and 631). In a capstone written business plan project, students demonstrate a business model concept that creates customer value in a product or service, and identifies how a student may successfully create self-employment by creating their own small business.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned to start their own small business for self-employment or obtain a job in the field of business management, market analysis, business development or sales.

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