News Release

Published on Friday, April 07, 2006

Western Technical College-Independence Campus is offering programs that will allow participants to earn an associate’s degree while continuing to work full- or part-time. An information session about five of the programs will be held Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Western’s Independence Campus. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The programs that will be discussed include Accounting After Hours, Human Resources-Business Administration, Marketing, Office Support Specialist and Administrative Assistant, and Supervisory Management.

The Accounting After Hours program provides students with the foundation in theory and practice for entry-level positions as accountants. Courses are offered one evening per week as a cohort group – meaning students will attend classes with the same team from start to finish. Classes will meet on Monday nights at the Independence Campus beginning this fall.

The Human Resources-Business Administration program covers the seven key areas of human resources: safety, employment law, training, HR management, compensation administration, international human resources, and staffing.

New to the Independence campus in fall 2006 will be a two-year Marketing program. Skills acquired in the program prepare students for careers in customer relations, advertising, merchandising, professional selling, and management. A new cohort will be starting this fall.

The Office Support Specialist and Administrative Assistant program is being offered in a new format where a student interested in learning office skills can attend class one night per week starting this fall. A new cohort will be starting this fall.

The Supervisory Management program is designed for people interested in acquiring or improving managerial or supervisory skills with a business emphasis. This program can also be completed through blended/ITV or online courses.

For details on the information session or to learn more about Western’s Flexible Learning Options, please call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at