Business Specialist | Western Technical College

Business Specialist

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

Gain a strong foundational understanding of business management as well as enhanced skills in leadership, business communication, critical thinking, and problem solving with Western's Business Specialist technical diploma. This program emphasizes fundamental business knowledge through exposure to broad areas such as human resources, finance, marketing, and business law.

You'll walk away with relevant skills and abilities to achieve your professional and personal goals. This technical diploma program is a pathway to the Business Management associate’s degree for those who are interested in further advancement. Courses are offered entirely online or in a blended format that combines classroom and online learning.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Business Specialist

This program will cost about $4,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Business Specialist 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding28
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education24
Not in Labor Market24

Salary Data - Related Employment

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Respondents in Related Occupations

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Career Opportunities

Administrative Officer/Specialist
Business Manager
Business Administrator

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Implement operational plans across functional areas
  • Direct processes related to making products or providing services
  • Direct individuals to meet organizational goals
  • Coordinate activities to meet organizational goals

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Business Specialist

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