Our Business faculty have worked
in business and industry and
continued their own education to
bring current expertise and
experiences to the classroom.
Involvement of local professionals
also assures programs are relevant.
Concepts and practices cover a
variety of industries and
The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree is designed for those intending to move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This flexible degree offers a wide range of classroom experience in management/marketing, accounting, computers, administrative assistant and medical-related careers.
While earning the AASB, the student must obtain one of the following occupational certificates: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Database Programming, Management/Marketing, Management/Supervision, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Assistant and Web Page Design.
The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:
- Customer Service
- Health Care
- Food Service
Graduates are qualified for business-related positions in diverse fields including education, small business, government, advertising, sales, legal, agriculture, construction, transportation, travel, tourism, entertainment, architecture, hospitals and medical-related offices, or in the newspaper/television and radio industry.
According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the annual wage for a customer service representative in 2010 was $30,460; human resource assistants earned $37,510; travel agents reported $34,600; lodging managers earned $46,880; and executive secretaries and administrative assistants reported an average of $34,660.
Is this for me?
A degree in business offers a variety of opportunities. Business students gain a general background of business skills including accounting, marketing, finance, sales and management. Students learn how to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. In addition, they learn to think analytically to make sound financial decisions. These important skills can help prepare one to become a manager or earn a promotion or salary increase.Business majors should possess good communication and critical thinking skills. They enjoy working with people, are detail-oriented and have an interest in a variety of business areas.Invest in your future through a versatile and rewarding career in business.