Agri-Business

As a leading industry in South Carolina, agriculture is vital to all areas of the state, especially the rural areas. An increased understanding of agricultural practices to improve the sustainability of farms or agricultural industries will benefit students in this program. The General Technology major allows the agriculture student to become skilled in an additional technology field.

Students in a Secondary Technical Specialty in Business will work closely with their advisor to develop the planned coursework to obtain the General Technology Degree.

Graduates will obtain the knowledge and skills to be successful in agricultural production or in the agricultural support industries. In addition, they will develop business skills that will allow them opportunities to expand employment options.

Bachelor Degree Completion:
OCtech has an approved articulation agreement with Clemson University – Bachelor of Science Degree in Soils and Sustainable Crops.

Associate Degree in Applied Technology – General Technology

Primary Specialty: Agriculture
Secondary Specialty: Business

65 semester hours

As a leading industry in South Carolina, agriculture is vital to all areas of the state, especially the rural areas. Many current and future producers could benefit from an increase understanding of agriculture practices to improve the substantiality of their operations. Students completing this certificate program will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their success in agricultural production or many of the agricultural support industries.

Certificate
33 semester hours

The new role of administrative assistant is more than filing and answering the telephone. Administrative assistants are also in charge of maintaining the office’s efficiency by organizing meetings, tracking paper and electronic files, preparing research reports, and overseeing budgets. Planning and managerial skills are essential for today’s administrative assistant.

The Administrative Office Technology program prepares the student to meet the challenges presented in all levels of advanced organizations. Employers are seeking out assistants with high potential and critical thinking abilities. Employment is available in most industries, as well as online as a virtual assistant.

Skills essential in any office setting are part of the program:

Students planning to continue their studies at a four-year institution after completing this program will work with their advisors concerning transferability of credits.

Accreditation:
The Administrative Office Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
66 semester hours

The Administrative Support curriculum prepares students for entry-level administrative positions in the office environment.

Students in this program will acquire skills in:

  1. Keyboarding
  2. Computer applications
  3. Accounting
  4. Office systems and procedures
  5. Written and oral communications
  6. Team interaction

Graduates possessing these skills should have the best opportunities for employment in virtually every kind of industry.

Administrative Support courses can be applied to the Associate Degree in Administrative Office Technology.

Diploma in Applied Science
42 semester hours

In today’s highly competitive job market, an education that prepares students for work is more important than ever. The Business Administration curriculum is designed to be relevant to today’s working world. Students are prepared to fill entry-level positions in industry, restaurants, retail stores and service companies.

The Business Administration program prepares students in the functional areas of a business by incorporating techniques in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. If you choose to work for a business or start a business, the skills acquired in the Business Administration program will prepare you for success in a rapidly changing business environment. There is no limit to opportunities available to graduates with the right mix of leadership, organizational and teambuilding skills.

In the Business Administration program, you will:
• explore fundamental business, management, and accounting principles.
• learn to apply problem-solving strategies to real-life scenarios.
• analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats faced by companies today.
• implement basic financial planning techniques.
• learn the tools and techniques used in business operations that help owners or managers enhance their companies.

After completing selected business and management courses, students can specialize in either Accounting or Enterprise Management.

Individuals who want to continue their studies will also find options to transfer their credits to a four-year university, either through the general transfer curriculum or through agreements with other schools.

Accreditation:
The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate in Applied Science
69 semester hours

In today’s highly competitive job market, an education that prepares students for work is more important than ever. The Business Administration curriculum is designed to be relevant to today’s working world. Students are prepared to fill entry-level positions in industry, restaurants, retail stores and service companies.

The Business Administration program prepares students in the functional areas of a business by incorporating techniques in planning, organizing, leading and controlling. If you choose to work for a business or start a business, the skills acquired in the Business Administration program will prepare you for success in a rapidly changing business environment. There is no limit to opportunities available to graduates with the right mix of leadership, organizational and teambuilding skills.

In the Business Administration program, you will:
• explore fundamental business, management, and accounting principles.
• learn to apply problem-solving strategies to real-life scenarios.
• analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats faced by companies today.
• implement basic financial planning techniques.
• learn the tools and techniques used in business operations that help owners or managers enhance their companies.

After completing selected business and management courses, students can specialize in either Accounting or Enterprise Management.

Individuals who want to continue their studies will also find options to transfer their credits to a four-year university, either through the general transfer curriculum or through agreements with other schools.

Accreditation:
The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate in Applied Science
69 semester hours

For students who do not have the time to complete an Associate Degree, the Certificate in Basic Accounting may be a better fit. The certificate program offers nine courses in basic accounting for entry-level employees and job seekers. Upon completing this certificate, students will:
• understand the role of accounting to overall business operations.
• learn individual income tax procedures.
• study payroll laws.
• work with computerized accounting systems.

All courses in the Basic Accounting Certificate can be applied to the Associate Degree in Business Administration: Accounting.

Certificate
27 semester hours

Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. Students completing this certificate will be able to supervise warehouse operations, ensure equipment is correctly operated and maintained, and meet customer requirements. They will be able to oversee shipments to multiple customer accounts and ensure shipments are on schedule.

Certificate
24 semester hours

The Associate in Arts in Business Administration program is designed for students who wish to transfer to the bachelors in Business Administration Program at The Citadel.

Associate in Arts
61 semester hours

The Associate in Arts program with an emphasis in Hospitality Management is designed for students to either transfer specific courses or a complete associate degree to the University of South Carolina Beaufort to count toward a bachelor’s in Hospitality Management degree.

Associate in Arts
64 semester hours