2023-24 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2023-24 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Communications Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate


Purpose: This Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level position in business, as well as helping current employees develop communication and computer skills.  This short-term program can also serve as a foundation for students who wish to pursue a more in-depth AAS Management and/or AAS Accounting degree.

Program Objectives: This program is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment in a business and/or office setting. Students will complete coursework in business, communication and computer courses that will allow them to become MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certified in multiple Microsoft programs.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Placement Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses. 

Program Notes: Students in the Business Communication Career Studies Certificate Program may continue their studies and complete the AAS program in Management and/or Accounting in as few as three more semesters. Contact the Management and/or Accounting program head as listed on program webpage for more information.

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