Apr 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford and Online

Types of Jobs Available

  • Account Manager
  • Accounts Payable or Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Manager
  • Call Center Representative
  • Client Relations Specialist
  • Coordinator of Special Projects
  • Finance Assistant
  • Guest Services Agent
  • Human Resource Management Specialist
  • Inventory Control Clerk
  • Insurance Agent or Claims Representative
  • Logistics Associate
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing/Sales Intern
  • Office Manager or Assistant Manager
  • Operations Manager or Assistant Manager
  • Payroll/Accounting Clerk
  • Property Manager
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Retail Accounting Specialist
  • Revenue Agent
  • Sales Consultant
  • Small Business Owner
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Store Manager or Assistant Manager
  • Technical Support Agent
  • Teller
  • Underwriting Assistant

Program Overview

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs Logo ImageThe Associate of Applied Science degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 W 119 St, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356, www.acbsp.org. The SCC Business Program was reaffirmed in 2013 for 10 years. Several instructors at SCC have received the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for Region 5.

SCC’s Business program offers a variety of choices in which to study and earn an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Business emphasizes important business concepts and real world applications. Students will have flexibility in choosing what to learn about since students are able to select many of their courses as business electives. For students not wanting to commit to a full Associate of Applied Science degree, students can choose to achieve a diploma. The Business program also offers certificates with a focus in Business, Client Relations, Entrepreneurship, and Event-Venue Operations Management. The certificates allow students the opportunity to get customized training for their individual needs by taking only 15 credit hours. The Associate of Arts degree is for students who plan to complete their first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring to a four-year institution.

The program is available at the Beatrice, Lincoln, and Milford campuses and online. On the Lincoln Campus, courses are offered both day and evening for flexibility. Contact the Beatrice or Milford program directors for information on scheduling at those campuses.

Students will benefit from the more than 20 years of experience the Business program has with online education. The Business program was one of the first programs at Southeast Community College to offer an entire degree online. Some courses are offered in a hybrid format, which is a blend of online and traditional classroom instruction.

A unique benefit Business students have is access to the SCC Entrepreneurship Center in Lincoln. The SCC Entrepreneurship Center is a full-service resource hub for entrepreneurs in all stages of business development. Students are able to use the SCC Entrepreneurship Center as a resource for an existing business, or as a new entrepreneur. Steve Bors, Director of SCC Entrepreneurship Center recently received the Outstanding Service Award from the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force. Steve also teaches in the Business Program.

Program graduates are working in small and large companies throughout Nebraska and surrounding states. Other graduates are continuing their education.

For more information contact:
Kim Day, Program Director - Beatrice
402-228-3468, 800-233-5027 ext. 1332, kday@southeast.edu

Beth Deinert, Program Co-Director - Lincoln
402-437-2415, 800-642-4075 ext. 2415, bdeinert@southeast.edu

Linda Hartman, Program Co-Director - Lincoln
402-437-2433, 800-642-4075 ext. 2433, lhartman@southeast.edu

Tammie Lang, Program Director - Milford
402-761-8465, 800-933-7223 ext. 8465, tlang@southeast.edu

College Admissions Office
Beatrice 402-228-8214, 800-233-5027 ext. 1214
Lincoln 402-437-2600, 800-642-4075 ext. 2600
Milford 402-761-8243, 800-933-7223 ext. 8243

An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Business requires successful completion of general education requirements, business core courses, and a minimum of 18.0 credit hours of business electives.

Special Program Requirements

Students who wish to pursue their education in Business must complete the college admissions requirements, all prerequisite courses with a “C” or higher and the special program requirements below:

  1. Students will complete the ACCUPLACER, ASSET, ACT, Next Generation Accuplacer or SAT pre-admission testing. Skills students currently have in math, writing, and reading comprehension will be determined by test scores. Scores from testing will be used to place students in appropriate math and writing courses as well as any developmental reading program that may be necessary.

Developmental courses include the following:
ENGL 0960 - Beginning College Reading/Writing 
ENGL 0985 - Intermediate College Reading/Writing 
MATH 0900 - Math Fundamentals 
MATH 0950 - Beginning Algebra 

Your advisor will assist you in interpreting placement scores and determining if you are required to take the prescribed developmental courses.

  1. Students’ high school or college transcripts must validate successful completion of an accounting course. Two semesters of high school accounting or one semester of college accounting must have been completed with a B average or higher. Students who cannot validate previous accounting course work will be advised to take Office Accounting (OFFT 1310 ).
  2. Students in the Business program are expected to meet keyboarding skills of 30 NWAM. Those students who do not meet 30 NWAM will need to take Basic Keyboarding to improve their skills. Keyboarding classes numbered below OFFT1160 are considered developmental courses.
  3. If your advisor determines that you must take developmental or prerequisite courses, they will be taken during the first part of the program. The credit hours earned in these classes will not count toward graduation requirements.