Information - Business Education / Office Administration
WSCC offers a variety of options for educational advancement in the business field. You may choose from three degree programs or two short certificates. These options were designed to meet a variety of educational goals.
Associate in Applied Science Degrees
Program lengths are approximately 67 semester hours. Students may need to take remedial classes (thus increasing hours required) depending on placement test scores.
The Accounting degree is designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to
work in the accounting field or who are presently employed and want to update skills.
After achieving this two-year degree, graduates may work in positions such as accounting
clerk, accounts payable/receivable specialists, personal income tax clerks, collection
clerks, or professional bookkeepers. Emphasis is placed on combining accounting theory
and computerized accounting.
Should you wish to eventually complete a four-year Accounting degree, follow the program for Business Administration.
The Administrative Assistant degree prepares students to work in offices and businesses of all sizes and types. After achieving this two-year degree, graduates may serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; disseminate information; and handle travel arrangements. Students will be prepared to handle duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. Emphasis is placed on up-to-date technology as well as modern office procedures.
Medical Administrative Assistant
The Medical Administrative Assistant degree prepares students with the skills necessary to enter the medical workforce in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health facilities. After achieving this two-year degree, graduates may use their knowledge of medical terminology, office technology, and medical office procedures in their work as receptionists, insurance clerks, and office managers in medical settings.
Certificate lengths vary by option. Students may need to take remedial classes depending on placement test scores. Short certificates are not degrees. However, students may obtain a certificate then add classes to be eligible for one of the Associate in Applied Science degrees in Business Education (Accounting, Administrative Assistant, or Medical Administrative Assistant).