Professional Studies Associate of Science degree (A.S.)-Business Administration

Business Administration is designed for students seeking a career in the following business fields: general business administration, accounting, international trade, management, marketing and banking and finance. This degree provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The program offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary professionals regardless of specialization.

Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Accounting option

The Accounting program is designed for students seeking a position within the accounting field. This AAS provides a solid foundation for employment in accounting. The program offers an integration of accounting, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate accounting positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Banking and Finance Option

The Banking and Finance program is designed for students seeking a position in a bank, lending institution or financial firm. The Program offers an integration of career specific banking and finance, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)- Management Information Systems

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program is designed for students seeking a position within the data management field. The program offers an integration of career specific computer, software system design, general business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical decision-making and communication skills required by many entry and intermediate MIS positions that do not require a baccalaureate degree.

Event Planning and Management Certificate

The Event Planning and Management Certificate program provides a comprehensive foundation for a career in event planning and catering. The program begins with an introduction to various facets of the event industry where students identify the key areas that base different types of events and venues. After learning classroom theory, students then apply their knowledge by planning, preparing, budgeting, executing, and following up from real-life events in student-run restaurant and meeting room settings. Students who wish to advance to a two-year degree can transfer all 30 credits into the 60-credit AAS degree at Bergen Community College.

Hospitality Management Certificate

The Hospitality Management Certificate Program is designed to introduce students to the contemporary hospitality industry through high quality practical, theoretical, and analytical course work. The program covers various facets of hospitality including hotels, restaurants, bars, catering, event planning, travel, lodging, and foodservice. It is designed also to aid working professionals who wish to increase their job value by refreshing their customer service and leadership skills. Additionally, basic food preparation, menu planning, food purchasing, budgeting and beverage management are introduced. Typically, students can complete the certificate program in two semesters. This certificate program is embedded into the AAS degree program. Students who wish to advance to a two-year degree can transfer all 30 credits into the 60-credit AAS degree at Bergen Community College.

Nonprofit Management Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Nonprofit Management is designed for students seeking either (1) an entry level position in the nonprofit sector, or (2) an added nonprofit education credential to an existing degree or skills-set. This COA provides a solid core of specific not-for-profit coursework. The COA is designed whereby all courses can seamless move to the College’s AS degree program.

Real Estate Certificate of Achievement

The Real Estate Certificate Program at Bergen Community College offers students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of issues critical to a successful career in real estate sales, both residential and commercial. The subject matter covered in the specialized courses will provide a greater understanding of the technicalities faced by first time home buyers and investors alike. The program will provide a working knowledge of how and why decisions are made by lenders and zoning boards and will assist the real estate professional in meeting their goals.

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