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Business programs at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College offer several categories of educational opportunities to help you get started in a new career.
The accounting program at WGTC is a three to four semester program that focuses on the skills necessary for a career in accounting. These skills specifically focus on preparation of financial statements, recording business transactions, calculating adjustments, learning how to prepare payroll tax returns, basic income tax returns and computerized accounting. The full program is offered on the Valdosta and Coffee campuses. Many courses are also offered online.
Applied Business Technology
Applied Business Technology offers many specializations to choose from. Each specialization provides students with a selection of specific occupational courses combined with an emphasis on customer service.
Management: Managers plan, coordinate, and direct a broad range of services that allow organizations to operate efficiently. This program provides students with basic management skills to manage a department or area within a business or organization.
Business Technology: The program emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications software. Students are also introduced to accounting fundamentals, electronic communications, internet research, and electronic file management.
Paraprofessional: The program develops skills to enable the student to work as a paraprofessional in a program for kindergarten through elementary aged children. Topics include professional qualifications, professional and ethical conduct, professionalism and employment, and paraprofessional roles and responsibilities.
Leadership: Effective leaders know how to work with people and get people to be productive. This program provides the student with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to become an effective leader.
Medical Administrative Specialist: A Medical Technology trains to work in the front office of a medical office or secure an entry level position as a receptionist in a physician’s office, hospital, clinic, or other related area.
Banking and Finance
WGTC offers a degree and diploma in Banking and Finance. These three to four semester programs provide a curriculum that will give you the financial management tools necessary to succeed in today’s banking and financial institutions. Areas of focus include ethics, e-business, personal finance, research methods and banking law. This program is offered online and on the Valdosta campus.
Business Administrative Technology
This three to four semester program focuses on information technology applications and the latest in high-tech office administration. In addition to word processing, database, spreadsheets, presentations, and desktop publishing courses, students have the option of enrolling in courses that prepare them to work in, and manage, a medical office. Opportunities to attain national industry certification are provided within the program. The Business Administrative Technology degree and diploma programs are offered at the Ben Hill-Irwin, Coffee, Cook, and Valdosta campuses. Most classes are available online as well.
This three to four semester degree and diploma program is offered on both the Coffee and Valdosta campuses. Students are empowered with the skills necessary to enter the workforce in a management or supervisory position in a broad variety of businesses and industries, both public and private. Several specializations exist within the program including Human Resources Management, Small Business Management and Service Sector Management.
Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology program is offered in a face-to-face format with a majority of classes being offered in an online format. The program focuses on providing students with hands-on experience in medical coding using the latest in ICD codes and classifications. The program is accredited by CAHIIM and prepares students to sit for a national industry certification exam in HIT.
The marketing program teaches students how marketing influences parts of an organization. A major emphasis is placed on the study of the best practices in helping businesses connect with consumers. This program is offered as both a degree and diploma program and is approximately four to five semesters in length. Marketing Management is offered on the Valdosta campus with several courses available online.
The Paralegal Program prepares students for entry into the legal field. Paralegals perform a broad range of duties including billing, deposing witnesses, researching legal precedent, developing briefs and other legal documents, and providing support to attorneys during litigation. Paralegal students will have the training to pursue positions in small, medium, and large law offices, with the Federal government, the military, and many Fortune 500 companies.
*For all programs, program length assumes full-time student status, as well as course availability.