Looking for a career that will take you places? You've come to the right place. Southern Union's Business Department offers programs in some of today's most rewarding and exciting fields! With smaller classes and dedicated instructors, you'll always get the personalized attention you deserve. Flexible class schedules allow you to work while you attend school. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Each program area has a variety of educational opportunities.
This program is designed for the professional development of individuals who desire to upgrade their knowledge and skills of computer science and prepare for employment in computer-related positions as programmers or computer technicians. Students should contact an academic advisor regarding the transferability of specific courses to a four-year institution.
Business Management & Supervision
Business managers are employed in virtually every sector of the economy, working in positions as varied as customer service manager, chief telephone operator, operations manager, and shipping/receiving supervisor. They are responsible for supervising administrative tasks to ensure that their staff can work efficiently. Planning the work of their staff and supervising them is a key function of this job. After allocating work assignments and issuing deadlines, office and administrative support supervisors oversee the work to ensure that it is proceeding on schedule and meets established quality standards. Business managers maintain a departmental budget and operate within the budget parameters. When supervising long-term projects, the supervisor may meet regularly with staff members to discuss and assess their progress toward meeting their objectives.
This program is designed for the professional development of individuals who desire to upgrade their knowledge and skills of business and prepare themselves for positions in office management. In the Office Management curriculum, students may choose one of three options: accounting, office management (which includes general, legal, and medical options), medical transcription or medical coding. The certificate options are for students who are seeking employment or to upgrade skills in the field of office management or medical transcription.
Dr. Gwen Taunton, Department Chair