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Business and management programs cover a broad spectrum of career options. You can choose from programs in human resources, management development, entrepreneurship, meeting & event management, supply chain management and more.
You've read the scrolling captions for the hearing–impaired on your TV screen. The person providing instantaneous text of programs is trained in realtime transcription techniques and technology. These skills can also be used to provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) for hearing-impaired students in educational as well as public settings. If you're an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communication skills, are committed to accuracy and able to work on deadline, a career in broadcast captioning may be a perfect fit for your talents.
Learn the basic business skills you need to compete in today’s job market. Gain confidence as you practice giving presentations and writing effective business communications. You’ll also learn the best business practices and how to be a successful supervisor. All this will be done using the latest computer applications for business.
Take your career to the next level with this certificate. You’ll learn modern marketing practices, how to apply accounting principles, and improve your oral and interpersonal communication skills. Courses also cover business law, money and banking or financial planning. This is a great program if you are changing careers or reentering the workforce.
63 - 68 Credits
Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Oshkosh, Waupaca
Do you tend to take charge in group settings? Do people say you are a natural leader? This degree will give you the skills for employment in a variety of business settings or help you start your own company. You’ll learn management theory, human resources management, accounting and other quantitative methods, organization and production, marketing and business decision making. You’ll become a successful supervisor, able to solve problems and control costs. Choose from one of nine specialties. An internship will help you practice and hone your skills in a real-world business environment.
Locations: Appleton, Oshkosh
Whether you’re an entry level employee or you’re a seasoned worker looking to update your skills, the Business Operations technical diploma is a great fit for you. You’ll learn how to apply supervision, marketing, human resources and accounting skills in a business setting. In addition, opportunities to grow your communication skills will round out your training. This diploma can be completed in one year so you can apply your new skills right away. Financial aid approval is pending for this program.
You've seen high-profile trials with a person keying the testimony into a stenograph machine or read the scrolling captions for the hearing impaired on your TV screen. The person recording the spoken words at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words a minute is a court reporter. If you're an excellent listener, enjoy keyboarding, have strong language and communications skills, and are committed to accuracy and confidentiality, a career in court reporting may be a perfect fit for you.
Locations: Appleton, Online
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Or are you in line to take over the family business? This specialized training will give you the foundational skills you’ll need including designing a business model, accounting and finance, marketing and small business leadership. If you’re considering continuing your education, this certificate can be combined with other degree programs.
Event planning skills come in handy in many career fields. You’ll learn how to plan, promote and conduct effective meetings, conferences and special events. Learn how to manage financials, address security issues and other risk factors in this certificate program. You’ll also learn catering techniques and customer service so you can put on fantastic events for your employer.
Aren’t sure what career fits your interests, personality and abilities? This certificate program lets you explore possible careers in business, management and finance. You’ll learn about job opportunities and pay and benefits in these fields. Instructors show you how to get into the career program you choose and your credits will apply toward several degree programs.
Human resources professionals help managers and directors find, train and motivate employees. In this program you will gain skills to recruit individuals and coordinate hiring and orientation processes for new employees. You’ll learn how to maintain important personnel records and how to administer safety, training, and recognition programs. In this career field, your duties may include developing and implementing compensation and benefits packages and overseeing legal compliance. Also learn about employment law, labor relations, insurance administration and budgeting for human resources functions. You will be well equipped for this rewarding and important career field.
Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca
Play an important role in any company with this degree. You’ll gain skills in leadership, human resources, teamwork, quality, finance, marketing, operations, labor relations and business law. You’ll also study employee training, problem solving and safety. In addition, you will develop your writing and speaking skills to become an effective communicator. With this degree, you’ll be on your way to department manager, supervisor or team leader. Whether you want to work in manufacturing, banking, retail, education, government or health care, these skills will prepare you to be an effective leader.
Behind every successful conference, convention, association meeting and business expo is a highly skilled meeting and event manager. Whether you are just beginning or want to gain more skills, this degree will give you an advantage in a rapidly growing, exciting field. You’ll learn how to negotiate contracts, manage facilities, solve problems, make decisions and communicate well. In addition, you will gain skills in developing partnerships, managing expositions and handling transportation, registration and housing for large and small events. The program includes an internship to give you experience planning, setting up, and managing an event or meeting.
Take your leadership skills to the next level with this certificate. Find out what it takes to manage people in today’s organizations. In this program you’ll learn how to control costs, develop budgets and train employees. You’ll also develop the writing skills you need to communicate effectively in a manager role.
If you think you have what it takes to be a leader and move up the ladder, this program will give you the skills to begin your journey. Learn the basics of supervision and management. You’ll gain skills for continuous improvement, selecting new employees, conducting performance appraisals, motivating employees and teamwork.
Become an essential member of the legal office team with a paralegal degree. You'll work under the supervision of lawyers to draft and interpret legal documents; select, compile and use technical legal information; analyze and resolve legal procedural problems; and recognize and manage potential ethical conflicts. Your work will support and prepare attorneys with investigation, interviews and preparation, though paralegals cannot give legal advice or represent clients in court. Courses cover legal research, legal technology and law office management. Industry professionals teach the procedures and the laws you need to function effectively in a law office or a related legal field. The program includes a paralegal internship where you will practice the knowledge and skills you gained in class.
Locations: Appleton, Online
This six-credit certificate is perfect for current students in any program area who want to start their own business and are seeking basic small business training. You’ll be introduced to all aspects of business ownership including business models, legal formation, taxes and insurance, funding sources and book keeping. All courses are instructor led and available in the traditional classroom setting or online.
As a complement to the Small Business Success 1 certificate, you can continue learning additional skills necessary to launch and operate a successful business. You’ll experience a greater understanding of the financial side of business and have the opportunity to launch a new venture with the hands-on assistance of an instructor and small business mentor.
Locations: Appleton, Online, Oshkosh
With this degree, you can make a real contribution to an organization’s success and profitability. Based on industry-recognized APICS Principles, you’ll learn about the entire supply chain operation, which includes the flow of goods and information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. You’ll learn business fundamentals, as well as the specific supply chain operations of transportation, inventory control, materials management, operations management, purchasing, international business and logistics management. Your training will prepare you to increase profitability by optimizing company inventory investment. Your internship will give you real-world experience and help you hit the ground running in this exciting career field.
Learn all about supply chain operations: the flow of goods and information from point of origin to the point of consumption. You'll learn about transportation, inventory control, materials management, operations management, purchasing, international business, logistics management and sustainability for the supply chain. You'll be ready to take the APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management exam.
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