News Release

Published on Monday, July 10, 2006

Western Technical College-Independence Campus offers programs that 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, July 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.

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.

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.

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

To register for the session, or for more information on Western’s Flexible Learning Options, please call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at