The Department of Business is dedicated to both academic and vocational education. Therefore, the department offers associate degrees and certificate programs in business, and credit and noncredit continuing education in business.
The Department of Business is committed to providing programs parallel to the first two years of those offered in four year business schools and promotes the opportunity for individuals to achieve degrees beyond the associate degree on campus. In this pursuit, the department offers the associate of business degree.
The Department of Business offers associate of applied science degrees and certificate programs to develop vocational proficiency to qualify individuals for responsible and productive positions in business and government and to retrain individuals for current and new positions.
The Department of Business recognizes the need for a community environment in which there exists an opportunity for educational growth. Therefore, the department is dedicated to providing continuing business education to enhance skills and knowledge for members of the community.
The Department of Business recognizes a changing business environment and changing technology. Therefore, the department is committed to innovation in course design, instructional methods, and integration of appropriate equipment in the curricula.
The Associate of Applied Science in Retail Merchandising is designed to provide students with a foundation in merchandising, management, and retailing principles. The core courses combined with the general education classes enable students to pursue a career in a variety of retail and merchandising outlets. The degree also prepares students to become part of a manager trainee program with major retailers.
This is a nontransfer degree.