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Accounting (Associate in Arts)

Accounting is a transfer program for students wanting a career as an accountant.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Accountants prepare and analyze financial reports, including tax returns, to provide clients with up-to-date financial records. Employment opportunities are varied, such as general and industrial accountant, cost analyst, controller, tax consultant, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Management Accountant.

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Accounting (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting program is for students seeking semi-professional opportunities in the general accounting field or other areas of specialized financial reporting.  Accounting clerks calculate, post, and verify financial data needed for maintaining accounting records. They also work with office machines and documents such as vouchers, invoices, account statements, payroll, periodic reports, and other records.

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Business Administration (Associate in Arts)

Business Administration is a transfer program for students wanting a career in business, either as an owner or within a larger business or corporation.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  The program takes a diversified approach that looks at every major sector of business activity and emphasizes creative thinking and decision making.

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Business Administration (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration program is for students who want to begin a business career or upgrade their knowledge and skills for employment advancement.  This program applies to retailing, wholesaling, finance, hospitality, health care, nonprofit, real estate, insurance, construction, promotion and advertising, and transportation and is intended for those who want to enter the workforce.  Business managers deal with organization, personnel, record-keeping, sales, production, marketing, payroll, and other tasks.

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Business Education (Associate in Arts)

Business Administration is a transfer program for students wanting a career in business, either as an owner or within a larger business or corporation.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  The program takes a diversified approach that looks at every major sector of business activity and emphasizes creative thinking and decision making.

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Business Information Systems (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Information Systems program is for students wanting a career as an administrative assistant.  This program provides practical experience and instruction in using word processing, database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, or graphics software, transcribing dictation, using accounting applications, composing and formatting correspondence, making appointments, and other responsibilities.

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Business Information Systems - Medical (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Information Systems – Medical program is for students wanting a career as a medical office assistant.  The program provides practical experience and instruction in medical terminology and procedures for preparing correspondence, medical history, consultation reports, discharge summaries, x-ray reports, EEG reports, and other documents.  Medical assistants also transcribe dictation, file, sort, make appointments, and process billing.

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Economics (Associate in Arts)

Economics is a transfer program for students wanting a career in economic theory and research as applied to business or government entities.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Employment opportunities include business management, research for governmental bodies, and economic forecasting.

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Finance (Associate in Arts)

Finance is a transfer program for students wanting a career in financial management.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Employment opportunities include financial analysis and reporting in corporate enterprises, government institutions, and financial institutions, such as commercial banks, savings and loan associations, insurance companies, and commercial finance companies.

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Management (Associate in Arts)

Management is a transfer program for students wanting a career in some aspect of business management, such as personnel or human resources, production and operations, information systems, small business, or international business.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Management programs focus on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of decision making.

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Marketing (Associate in Arts)

Marketing is a transfer program for students wanting a career in planning and implementing business marketing strategies.  This curriculum is suggested for those intending to complete an associate in arts degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Employment opportunities include retailing, advertising, purchasing, wholesaling, sales management, marketing research, and public service.

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Microcomputer Applications (Associate in Applied Science)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Microcomputer Applications program is for students wanting a career operating computers and peripheral equipment.  This program provides practical experience and instruction for using most small computer systems (both hardware and software) and designing and implementing business applications on such systems.  Computer operator monitor and control computers, select and load input and output units, type commands, and keep records.

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