Business Department Chair
Business Club Website: http://www.bmcbusinessclub.groupsite.com
The BMC Library has a strong business collection of reference books and government information on businesses and business conditions. We also have many business-related books for checkout. Please see the librarian for help in finding what you need.
Business.com– Directory designed to help users find the companies, products, services, and information they need.
- Business Nation – Lots of information about business.
- Business Week – Source for national and international business news.
- Glass Door – Salaries.
- MIT Sloan Management Review – Source for current business topics.
- Nightly Business Report – Catch up on latest business news.
- Small Business Administration – Includes business laws and regulations.
- Tax & Accounting Sites – Everything having to do with taxes and accounting.
- U.S. Census Bureau – Statistical information.
- U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission – Provides financial information about public companies for investors.
- Wall Street Journal – National and International Business Source.
- Wiley Accounting Workshop – Great review of various accounting and financial topics.
- Accounting Resources
- Business/Technical Communication Resources
- Economics Resources
- Government Resources
- Business Review Journal
Business Technology Department FAQ
1. Provide a brief description of your department and list the programs within your department?
The associate’s degree program in Business Management equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the contemporary world of business management.
Programs within the department are as follows:
Associate Degree Programs
The Accounting Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in account positions in a variety of business organizations. Students have an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in accounting and business principles and general education. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Post debits and credits; produce financial statements; prepare reports and summaries; prepare invoices; compute interest charges; generate financial spreadsheets; post journal transactions; handle payroll; produce business-related documents; operate a variety of computer software programs.
Entry-level employment opportunities: Accounting Clerk. Bookkeeping Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable Auditing Clerk.
Architectural Design and Drafting Technology
The Architectural Design and Drafting Technology associate’s degree program offers students the education to prepare them for entry-level careers in computer-aided design (CAD) drafting operations. Graduates are prepared for the professional workforce with sound theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in the duties of structural, mechanical, and civil engineering drafters.
The Business Management program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment and the business field. Students have an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in management principles and business technology, computer operations, and general education. Through a successful completion of the program, students will have learned to: Manage a small business; manage a payroll; apply marketing and advertising principles; produce presentation materials in PowerPoint; generate spreadsheets; utilize human resource practices; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; prepare written reports; use the Internet to communicate with clients and co-workers.
Entry-level employment opportunities may exist in the areas of Office Management. Sales, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources, Assistant Account Representative, Customer Service Representative, and Entrepreneur/Self-Employment.
Note: Brown Mackie College – Kansas City and Brown Mackie College – Salina both offer the Business Management program in a Saturday Blended Delivery format, which combines the classroom experience with online interactions. This format offers students the opportunity to attend classes on campus only on Saturdays and online for a few days during the week, in hopes of giving them more time for other commitments such as work and family.
Computer Networking and Applications
The Computer Networking and Applications programs are designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in computer network administration. The student has an opportunity to receive a solid foundation in computer concepts and applications as well as business and general education courses. The Microsoft-based curriculum offers preparation for the testing required for MCSE certification*. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Provide day-to-day on-site support in a work environment; Design and implement networks; Maintain hardware and software; Monitor and analyze networks; Identify, interpret, and evaluate system and network requirements.
Entry-level Employment Opportunities: Computer Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Computer Operator, Computer Networking Technician, Intranet Networking Technician, Systems Analyst Technician.
The Database Technology program is designed to prepare graduates to assist in the design and implementation of a database.
Entry-level positions such as a database analyst, database programmer, or database developer.
The program includes general education, business, and technical courses, including SQL programming, in order to produce a well-rounded graduate capable of contributing and advancing successfully in a technology-enabled business environment.
The Electronics program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in electronics technology. Students have an opportunity to develop a solid foundation in technical training, problem solving, and communications skills through general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to: Install electronic equipment; Design simple circuitry; Trouble-shoot equipment and systems; Repair systems and software; Repair hardware applications; Write basic computer and internet programs.
Entry-level Employment Opportunities: Electronics Technician, Computer Technician, Repair Technician, Electronic Equipment Installer.
An Information Technology graduate is prepared to pursue entry-level skill in business IT infrastructure design and development.
Entry-level positions such as a support specialist, help desk or software trainer. The program includes general education, business, and technical courses in order to produce a well-rounded graduate capable of contributing in a technology-enabled environment.
The associate’s degree program in Office Management is designed to prepare students for entry-level administrative positions and to use software products to provide business support and solutions in an office setting. This program includes general and business courses, including an introduction to accounting and payroll, that round out the educational experience. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of entry-level employment options because of the versatility of the skills acquired through this program.
1. List possible jobs opportunities/ career opportunities for each program.
Any entry level position in the business field, not limited to Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, Data Entry Clerk, Entry Level Accounting Auditor, Entrepreneur, Secretary, Executive Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Insurance Clerk Specialist etc.
Note: Please look under each program for specific job/career opportunities.
2. What are the job responsibilities and duties?
All various, but within the field of Office Administration. See under specific program.
3. How do you become successful in the field?
By having a competitive edge and marketing your brand. Standing up differently against peers.
4. What are the current and future trends?
There are not many in the Business and Accounting but a lot in the Information Technology and Computer Networking Field.
5. What is the certifications requirement in this profession? Is certification a requirement for graduation or job?
Certification is required in the Information Technology Field and Computer Networking, but not the Business, Accounting or Office Management. Computer networking students are given seven (7) MCSE vouchers to take Microsoft certification certifications examinations. Additional vouchers are provided to students taking A+ hardware and software to take A+ certifications. MCSE stands for Microsoft Certified System Engineers.
6. Please add additional questions/responses important to your department/program.
- Club information – We will have a one monthly meeting a month for the Business Club students. All is welcomed to attend; it is not limited to those in just the Business Department.
- Coop/externship programs- Our Procter and Gamble Co-Op Opportunity is a success story. We now have six post Brown Mackie student’s now full time employees of P & G through their SuccessWay program.
Details about library that pertain to Business Technology can be addressed to any of the librarians during the above listed hours. Should you have a need to request a journal or database that our institution is not able to offer, please first contact your Department Chair to make the formal request and then your Department Chair will contact the Head Librarian.
- How to reserve time in the library? Library time can be reserved anytime during the library hours by appointment only. Please contact one of the librarians to set a time when your class can meet in the library.
- Advising/ Tutoring: Tutoring is available by request only with Academic Advising. Once the instructor identifies the need, the instructor should notify the Department Chair so that Academic Advising can be contacted. The student should be prompted by his/her instructor to contact Academic Advising to set up an appointment to search out a tutor.
- Student Organizations/Clubs: Business Club Student Body Meetings are held at least once a month, typically on Fridays. Announcements are made via Campus Notes and Literature that is posted up in and around both campuses. All Clubs meeting are also held once a month.
- Organizations: Faculty Development Team meets once a month and all is invited to attend. To acquire more information, please contact the Faculty Development Director of your school.
8. School Hours (Main Campus and Norwood)
- Monday – Thursday 7:30am-10pm
- Friday 7:30am-5pm
- Saturday 9am-1pm
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