business Administration

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science/Certificate The Associate of Science (AS) program is for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, or general business administration. These programs provide a comprehensive technical curriculum and are essential for students preparing for entry-level courses. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate programs (Cert.) are for students with short-term career goals. Highland’s business administration program includes courses in accounting, business, economics, mathematics and communication.

Possible Career Paths in Business Administration

The business/service field is expected to be one of the most in-demand employment fields in the 21st century. Students who are proficient in multiple areas of business will be well-suited for a rapidly changing job market. The options for the business administration major are diverse. Possible careers include accountant, auditor, finance officer, manager and sales representative.


The Certificate Program in Clerical Services (Cert.) is designed to provide important technical skills to students who aim to enter the field but do not have any previous office experience. The program provides professional training that can make a difference in job readiness.


The HCC Clerk/Typist Program (Certificate) is designed to provide a basic office background and specific technical skills in accounting, business and office technology. These skills are necessary for someone to advance in the technical fields of business and management. With state-of-the-art computer technology in the Highlands and knowledgeable faculty, graduates will be independent, tech-savvy and versatile employees. The program may lead to the possibility of advancement in an office environment and provides a framework for continuing education.

desktop publishing

The HCC Desktop Publishing Program (Certificate) is designed for individuals who wish to advance their computer skills to keep pace with rapid technological advancements in the printing industry. The program will provide students with the business, office technology and information technology skills necessary to enter the workforce. This program is also for individuals interested in desktop publishing for personal fulfillment.

information word processing

Informational Word Processing (Certificate) is for individuals who want to improve their computer skills to keep abreast of the latest technological advances in the computing industry. Highland’s updated curriculum and cutting-edge technology in office technology, communications and data processing give students the necessary background to be successful employees in this field.


Business Administration – AA (Program Outcomes)
Clerical Services – Certificate
Clerk/Typist – Certificate
Customer Service – Certificate
Desktop Publishing – Certificate
Informational Word Processing – Certificate

Bachelor of Science

Associate of Arts

Contact business department

Vicki Schulz, Advisor and Transfer Coordinator

Our School of Business Administration

Joe Grove, Department of Economics
Rich Jacobs, School of Business

Our Executive Technical Academy

Denise Johnson, Office Technology Institute

Scholarship Opportunities

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