Business is the driving force behind economic growth and decision-making across the globe. To succeed in the competitive world of today and tomorrow, people in all fields of endeavor can benefit from an understanding of the principles and practices that govern free enterprise. Whether you are interested in a business career targeted toward employment within the fields of communications, finance, marketing, management or accounting; intend to pursue further education in the field of business; or are seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to advance along a different career path, the business programs at WVC have been designed to inform, instruct and inspire you to attain your goals.
This two-year, associate of technical sciences (ATS) degree program provides students with a foundation in the business concepts of marketing, management, accounting/finance and communications/human relations, plus basic competency in computer applications. Many of the courses in this degree transfer to baccalaureate institutions. Students must work closely with their advisers to ensure proper course sequencing and choice.
WVC also offers a business program leading to an associate of arts and sciences (transfer) degree which is designed for transfer toward a bachelor's degree in business at a four-year college or university.
Students who complete the General Business certificate or degree will be prepared to:
- Use and apply accounting and business concepts in real-life situations.
- Use their training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in business-related fields.
- Know current practices, principles, and rules used in business and/or accounting.
- Develop a foundation for continued studies towards a transfer degree in business.