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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business


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Business Administration Field of Study, General Business, Office Professional

The business program at Panola College is designed for students who will transfer to a four-year institution to major in a business-related field such as accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, international business, management, or marketing. The Business Administration field of study provides a background in basic academic areas such as the humanities, the arts, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, speech, and composition. In addition, students complete introductory coursework in accounting, economics, and computer science. Completion of an associate of science degree in Business at Panola College allows for a smooth transition to a university for completion of a bachelor degree in Business in the student’s choice of major.

Students not wanting to transfer to a university should consider the General Business program. Students can earn both a certificate and an associate of applied science degree by taking a combination of transfer and non-transfer college courses that provide a strong business foundation. The degree includes coursework in accounting, business law, management, economics, computer science, finance, and marketing. All courses taken in the certificate can be applied to the degree and all courses in the program are available online.

The Office Professional program prepares students for employment as general office support personnel, administrative assistants, legal and medical secretaries, and executive secretaries. Students can earn certificates and an associate of applied science degree while studying word processing, spreadsheets, database, desktop publishing, business communications, accounting, and office procedures. All courses taken in the certificates can be applied to the degree and all courses in the program are available online.

Chair

Dwayne Ferguson
Gullette Technology Building
Carthage, Texas 75633
(903) 693-2066

Professors

  • Dwayne Ferguson - Business, General Business, and Office Professional
  • Whitney Sienko - Business, General Business, and Office Professional

Areas of Study

  • Business Administration: Field of Study
  • Associate of Applied Science
    • General Business
    • Office Professional
  • Certificates
    • General Business
    • General Office
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Marketable Skills (Microsoft Office)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Business at Panola College is to provide students with business-related skills necessary for transfer to a university, for successful entrance into the workforce, or for continued education as an enhancement of existing knowledge and skills.

Department Objectives

The objective of the Business program is to produce students who demonstrate proficiency in writing and composition, speech, mathematics, human relations, and computer skills with respect to various business functions.

Job Outlook

A student who pursues an Associate of Science Degree with a Business Administration Field of Study will be able to continue his or her education by enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program at a university. Depending on the student’s specific degree path, he or she may pursue a career in accounting, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, operations management. Graduates with a bachelor’s in business may find employment as a CPA, auditor, marketing or promotion director, financial advisor, human resource specialist, operations analyst, or sales manager.

Students who finish a General Business Associate of Applied Science degree will be able to find employment in sales, accounting or tax offices, insurance or travel agencies, appraisal offices, purchasing and quality control departments, and various supervisory positions.

Students who finish an Office Professional Associates of Applied Science degree will be able to find employment as general office clerks, administrative assistants, executive secretaries, bookkeepers, and various other areas of office support.

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