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Introducing Tina, a Spring Student Blogger

photo of Tina TipWe’re so excited to introduce you to one of the winners of our spring student blogger contest, Tina Tip! She will be blogging throughout the semester about college, her classes, her future plans and more.

Here’s more about Tina, in her own words:

“Howdy, Friend!

My name is Tina and I am so excited to serve as a DCCCD spring blogger! I am many things: a Business Administration major (with a focus on human resources management and pre-law), a Brookhaven College student, a LeCroy Scholar, a political junkie, an avid Aggie athletics fan (GO SEC!), a frequent laugh-er and a compulsive shopper! This spring, I hope to deliver effervescent and engaging blog posts about college life and culture.

So….how did I pick my major? I interned for a company called Essilor, a contact lens manufacturer, as a human resources intern during the summer of 2011. While there, I got to learn about several functions of a human resource department: employee recruitment, training, retention, benefits, conflict resolution and compliance with employment laws. I quickly realized that my interest in business and social sciences could be merged into a practical and attractive focus: HR management! So, bam!

And, I am on the pre-law track because I am also interested in pursuing corporate and/or contract law, which, in many cases, requires direct contact with the human resources department.

I enjoy sleeping, shopping (as previously mentioned), exploring local parks with my dog Douglas, reading (mostly non-fiction books), trying out and reviewing new restaurants in the Dallas area, and being with the people I love most! What are your favorite things? Feel free to share your comments below, I’d love to get to know you!”

***Read all of our student blogger posts and stay tuned for posts introducing our other student bloggers later this month.

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We Have Degrees for the 25 Best Jobs of 2012

The 25 best jobs of 2012, according to U.S. News & World Report cover a range of industries, with half in health care or technology. DCCCD offers the degrees and certificates you would need for 19 of the 25 best jobs.

The 25 Best Jobs (and the DCCCD programs that go with them):

  1. Registered nurse (Nursing)
  2. Software developer (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Internet Development Technologies)
  3. Pharmacist (Pharmacy Technician)
  4. Medical assistant (Medical Assisting)
  5. Database administrator (Computer Information Technology – Programming)
  6. Web developer (Computer Information Technology – Web/Internet Services, Internet Development Technologies)
  7. Computer systems analyst (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Digital Forensics)
  8. Physical therapist
  9. Computer programmer (Computer Information Technology – Programming, Internet Development Technologies)
  10. Occupational therapist
  11. Maintenance and repair worker (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Construction Management, Construction Technology, Electrical Technology, Welding)
  12. Elementary school teacher (Child Development, Education-Related Degrees)
  13. Clinical laboratory technician (Medical Laboratory Technician)
  14. Speech-language pathologist
  15. Paramedic (EMS/Paramedic)
  16. Meeting, convention and event planner (Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management)
  17. School counselor
  18. Social worker (Social Work, Substance Abuse Counseling)
  19. Sports coach
  20. Sales representative (Business Administration, Marketing Careers)
  21. Accountant (Accounting)
  22. Receptionist (Business Office Systems and Support, Medical Front Office)
  23. Financial advisor (Accounting)
  24. Customer service representative (Business Office Systems and Support, Medical Front Office)
  25. HR specialist

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Want to Get Ahead in Business? Get the Edge You Need

To compete in the business world, you need an edge. DCCCD’s Business Administration degree can give you the edge you need to help your company grow or to start your own business.

When you earn a degree or certificate in Business Administration — or even if you just take specific classes for career advancement — you’ll receive training in a wide range of business-related disciplines: accounting, marketing, economics, human resources and technology. You’ll develop teamwork and leadership skills, as well as the ability to motivate people and communicate effectively.

Whether you’re hoping to advance in your present career or hoping to begin your own business, our courses are a great way to hone your skills.

Instruction methods for our business courses are as diverse as our students. You can take Business Administration courses in a traditional classroom setting, via the Internet as an online class, on television or through self-paced study. Cooperative work experience allows you to apply your skills and knowledge in the workplace and get ahead in a competitive job market.

Business Administration Degree and Certificate Options

The Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Business Administration is offered at all seven DCCCD colleges.

The Human Resources Assistant Certificate is offered at all DCCCD colleges but Brookhaven College.

The Business Trainee I, Business Trainee II and Business Trainee III Skills Achievement Awards are offered at Brookhaven College.

The Diversity Training Skills Achievement Award is offered at Cedar Valley College.

How to Get Started

To get started in the Business Administration program, meet with an academic advisor so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

Related Programs at DCCCD

You may also want to explore some related programs DCCCD offers, such as International Business and Trade, Management or the Small Business Academy.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Business Administration program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.

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Student Success Story: Nicole Jordan Williams

Doors opened for Nicole Jordan Williams once she decided to pursue an associate degree in Business Administration at Richland College.

“The job I’m in now required a minimum education of an associate degree, but the company hired me after I was just halfway through my degree program because I had already proved that I was serious about my education,” says Williams, an auto loan funder for an international loan finance company. “The flexible scheduling at Richland really helped as I worked full time and was also a single mother to my son.”

Earning an associate degree in Business Administration has helped her in many ways on the job.

“You have to know management, because you’re dealing with dealerships, credit buyers and customers — all three entities in every deal. Accounting and finance come into it, too, because you have to do a lot of math to show proof of income and what percentage of income a person can afford to spend on a car loan,” she says.

“I have to make judgment calls: is it a good idea for my company to make a particular loan? I have to have good communication and English skills because I correspond in a lot of e-mails and faxes. My writing ability must communicate what’s needed to explain why we will or won’t fund a loan.

“In my cooperative business management class, I had to set monthly goals for strategies to improve myself, and I really had to focus on what I wanted to accomplish. Since I was already working, my supervisor and teachers got involved to help me succeed. The best part of my education at Richland was the interaction with teachers; I love the one-on-one contact. You can call them or e-mail them — they make time for you, and I love that.

“My son has been my biggest motivation. I want to tell him, ‘Yes, I finished college, so I know you can do it, too.’ ”

Could you be the next student success story?

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Are You Prepared for Today’s Business World?

Do you thrive on challenge? Love to solve problems? Enjoy motivating other people to achieve common goals? Then a career in business might be your ticket to success.

But to get there, you need to have technical skills, a comprehensive knowledge of the economic climate and an understanding of the fundamentals of business. DCCCD’s Business Administration program can help you develop all of that and more!

Whether you want to earn a degree, prepare to start your own business or just take specific classes for career advancement, there’s a place for you in the Business Administration program.

Learn more about the Business Administration program — offered at all seven Dallas County Community Colleges.

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