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Program Overview

Program Overview

Pursue a career in business and you're in for an exciting, fast-paced world of opportunity. Transfer directly to a university business school, earn an associate degree in a specialized business area, gain general business training in an online or accelerated format or simply taking courses for professional development. You will find a wide variety of courses available at NVCC to meet your needs.

Earn a degree

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  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations and corporations. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include office management, customer service, business analyst, retail management, sales and management, administrative assistants.
  • Transfer seamlessly to a CT State College or University with the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Business studies degree.

Earn a certificate 

Certificate programs in Management Finance and Administrative Support are available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study. The Management Certificate Program is intended to provide students with a condensed background in the field of management. Students completing coursework in this program will be qualified to accept select entry-level positions in a variety of profit and non-profit fields, and will have a foundation for a Degree Program if desired.

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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

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IDC reviewed more than 76 million job postings, 25,000 job boards and staffing companies’ corporate Web sites — representing about 80 percent of all postings last year — to identify the positions expected to have the highest anticipated growth and wages through 2024. In addition to proficiency in Microsoft Office (#4) and Microsoft PowerPoint (#16) – included oral and written communication skills, detail orientation, marketing skills, integrity and customer-service orientation.

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Employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs. A stronger regulatory environment is driving the demand for more accountants and auditors who prepare and examine financial documents.

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Develop the Sought-After Skill to Launch Your Career in Business 

The Management Degree Program is intended to provide students with a broad background in the rapidly changing and exciting field of Business. Students completing this program will be qualified to accept entry-level positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations and corporations. Additionally, students who plan to transfer to a four-year college will choose electives with the help of their advisor that will conform to the curricular patterns of the college in which they plan to enroll after receiving the Associate in Science Degree.




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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

The Management Certificate Program is intended to provide students with a broad background in the field of management. Students completing this certificate program will be qualified to accept entry-level positions in a variety of profit and non-profit fields. 



Whether you already have a degree or are just looking to specialize, the Finance Certificate is the ideal alternative. These courses will help you meet the needs of future employers in a vastly changing marketplace without the commitment to a two-year degree.

The Finance Certificate is designed for individuals who are seeking professional development and advancement in the financial services area. Students entering this program are assumed to have a business foundation either by career or degree. Credits may be applied toward the degree program in Business Finance.


The Administrative Support Certificate offers students a broad range of computer skills, competent management skills and a keen understanding of the business environment. By choosing an area of focus in Accounting, Legal, Technology or General Business studies, students are prepared for career-oriented positions such as entry-level accounting and bookkeeping, information technology specialists, human resources generalists, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and administrative assistants. Concentrations offer an easy transition into the Business Management Associate Degree program. It also may transition to Associate Degree programs in Business Administration, Business Finance, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, and Marketing. Students are encouraged to complete this Certificate Program as a first step towards earning the Associate Degree. The program may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. Students requiring basic skills development courses in reading, English or math as determined by placement testing area advised to begin their program with these basis skills courses to ensure success in the required business courses. 

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Academic & Transfer

Transfer options are available for students who choose this course of study.  Talk with your advisor.

Career Paths

Students will develop specific skills sets that are sought after in the world of Business such as developing an understanding of the decision-making process, to be able to examine alternatives and determine the best course of action in management, human resources and organizational development. Our students demonstrate an understanding of the global economy in which we live and develop their ability to communicate orally and in writing, while interpreting information from accounting and finance. Careers for graduates include:

  • Office Management
  • Customer Service
  • Business Analyst
  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Management
  • Administrative Assistants

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