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Business & Management

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.


Broadcast Captioning (AAS)

61 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Business Analyst (AAS)

61 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

Do you enjoy investigating and facilitating improvements to business’ information systems, policies and business processes? If so, you may be interested in the Business Analyst program. In this program, you'll gain the skills necessary to understand the structure, policies and operation of an organization. You'll learn techniques to research, analyze and design solutions using business requirements, best practices and relevant technology. Career opportunities are available in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and finance.

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Business Fundamentals (C)

14 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

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.

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Business Management (AAS)

62 Credits Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

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. An internship will help you practice and hone your skills in a real-world business environment.

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Business Operations (TD)

32 Credits Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

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.

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Business Skills Training (C) New

8 Credits Location: Online

Learn useful skills to be successful in an ever-changing business world. In this program, you'll build skills needed to operate a business, maintain records of accounts and handle business transactions. You'll also gain computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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Court Reporting (AAS)

60 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Digital Court Reporter (TD)

27 Credits Location: Appleton

Digital court reporters are responsible for recording and transcribing court proceedings. In this program, you’ll gain an understanding of the digital recording system maintenance, upkeep and operation. You’ll receive training in using recording software and providing litigation support, as well as annotating proceedings with essential case information, performing playback of proceedings and accurately preparing and proofread transcripts. As a digital court reporter, you may also find work in the private sector for attorneys by digitally recording and transcribing depositions.

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (C)

16 Credits 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.

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Event Management (AAS)

60 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Event Planning (C)

21 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Human Resources (AAS)

60 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Management Development (AAS)

61 Credits Locations: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Online, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

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.

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Organizational Leadership, Advanced (C)

18 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

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.

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Organizational Leadership, Basic (C)

15 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

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.

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Paralegal (AAS)

62 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

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.

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Small Business Entrepreneurship (AAS)

61 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

Investigate the relationship between entrepreneurial thinking and opportunity, and learn how to turn that creative spark into a new business venture. You’ll learn to research, develop and write detailed start-up business plans. You’ll get the marketing, accounting and finance, customer service and human resource skills to start and grow your own successful business. A mentorship with local business owners will help you practice and hone your skills in a real-world business environment. Graduates find employment with existing firms as managers of enterprises or choose to start their own businesses.

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Small Business Success 1 (C)

7 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

This 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 bookkeeping. All courses are instructor-led and available in the traditional classroom setting or online.

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Small Business Success 2 (C)

6 Credits Locations: Appleton, 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.

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Supply Chain Management (AAS)

61 Credits Location: Online

Based on industry-recognized APICS Principles, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary to excel in the growing career field of supply chain and operations management. You’ll explore business and supply chain fundamentals, along with specific operations of inventory control, materials management, operations planning, lean tools, procurement and sourcing, transportation and logistics management. This program will prepare you to increase profitability by balancing inventory investment, operational efficiency and meeting customer needs. Join this growing career field and make a real contribution to an organization’s success.

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Supply Chain Operations Specialist (C)

16 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

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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Types of Offerings

AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship