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ACCOUNTING - Associate in Applied Science degree

This 60-credit hour degree program prepares students for entry-level accounting careers such as junior accountant, payroll accountant, receivables/payables clerk, or bookkeeper. It combines application courses in accounting, computer science, law, and management with liberal arts courses to develop communication and computation skills. With this background, students will be readily employable and have the skills necessary for further development. May be completed online.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Associate in Applied Science degree 

The A.A.S. degree program in business administration offers students the opportunity to obtain a broad business foundation and the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for a variety of entry level positions in business. This 60-credit hour career program provides the student with the skills necessary to function in a professional, competent manner in business organizations. Students will take courses in accounting, management, law, computer applications, and more. Decision-making skills are stressed throughout the program as well as consensus-building skills that support working in team situations. May be completed online.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Associate in Science degree

This 60-credit hour degree program prepares students for transfer with full junior-level status into bachelor’s level programs in business and many business-related majors. This degree allows for flexibility in selecting major and elective courses, enabling students to match the requirements set by transfer institutions. Students who successfully complete this degree can transfer into programs that lead to professional careers including accounting (CPA or CMA), business administration, financial management, human resource management, industrial relations, international business, management science, marketing, production control, and others.

COURT AND REALTIME REPORTING - Special Partnership Opportunity

Through a combination of credits earned at Jamestown Community College and online courses from Alfred State College, students can complete Alfred’s Associate in Applied Science degree in court and realtime reporting. This program, approved by the National Court Reporters Association, prepares students for careers as official, freelance, realtime reporters, and captioners. Jobs are available for competent court reporters to work in all fields of reporting, including realtime and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Certificate

This 30-credit hour certificate prepares individuals to start and manage their own businesses while providing current business owners with skills associated with entrepreneurship which will allow them to expand and develop existing businesses. Students develop an understanding of accounting, marketing, business law, and management as they relate to business ownership. Core courses focus on communications, customer service, networking, marketing with limited resources, succession planning, and tax issues associated with business ownership. May be completed online.

MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGY - Associate in Applied Science degree

This 60-credit hour career program provides students with the skills necessary to prepare for employment in today’s medical office. The program offers an education that prepares a student in automated medical office communications, medical terminology, medical coding, medical transcription, and medical insurance, along with a broad background in liberal arts that will add to students’ ability to develop decision-making skills. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to enter the job market or transfer to a four-year college.

MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

This 31-credit hour program provides students with the specialized skills necessary to prepare for employment in a medical office and develops students’ office skills along with specialization directed toward medical terminology, medical insurance, and medical office procedures. The program may also offer short-term training to those seeking to increase their marketability or seeking a career change. The certificate provides students with the basic core of work and problem-solving abilities and constitutes the first half of the associate degree in medical office technology.

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY - Associate in Applied Science degree

This 60-credit hour degree program provides the student with skills necessary to prepare for a variety of office positions. Training is available for those who have had no office preparation and for students with limited office skills who desire to enhance or update present skills. The program may also offer short-term training and development to those who may be seeking a career change or return to the job market. The program focus is skill building in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, office communications, and office procedures. Courses in business management, computer courses, and a broad background in liberal arts will add to the student’s ability to develop decision-making skills. The ability to solve problems will be stressed throughout the program. Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to enter the workplace or transfer credits to a four-year institution.

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

This 31-credit hour certificate program provides the student with skills necessary to prepare for immediate office employment. Training is available for those who have had no office preparation and for students with limited office skills who desire to enhance or update present skills. The program may also offer short-term training and development to those who may be seeking a career change or return to the job market. The ability to solve problems will be stressed throughout the certificate program. This certificate provides a basic core of work that may be applied toward the associate degree requirements. Students often combine this certificate with two-year associate degree programs from other areas to enhance employment opportunities.