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Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

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Bachelor of Applied Technology

  • Health Services Management: Generalist Option

    Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

    The Health Services Management (HSM) program uses an innovative, instructional approach specifically designed to prepare students to manage the business and operational side of healthcare delivery and related industries. 

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  • Health Services Management: Technical Specialization Option

    Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

    The Health Services Management program uses an innovative, instructional approach specifically designed to prepare students to manage the business and operational side of healthcare delivery and related industries.  Specialization allows students already in health care fields to apply past credit to their degree.

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  • Industrial Management: Generalist Option

    Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

    The Bachelor of Applied Technology program in Industrial Management educates, trains, and develops successful business leaders and managers who are prepared to utilize technology and leadership skills to the competitive advantage of their enterprise.

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  • Industrial Management: Technical Specialization Option

    Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

    The Bachelor of Applied Technology program in Industrial Management educates, trains, and develops successful business leaders and managers who are prepared to utilize technology and leadership skills to the competitive advantage of their enterprise. Specialization allows students already in technical fields to apply past credit to their degree.

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Microsoft Office Training and Certification

  • Access: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to manage a database, design advanced forms, packaging a database, encrypting a database, preparing a database for multiple-user access in Microsoft® Office Access®.

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  • Access: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for students who wish to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.

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  • Access: Intermediate

    Business and Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to implement the relational database design process, write advanced queries, structure existing data, validate data entered into a database, and customize reports in Microsoft® Office Access®.

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  • Essentials of Excel 2013

    Business & Industry Credential

    Excel 2013 is a spreadsheet program that allows you to store, organize, and analyze information.

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  • Essentials of Word 2013

    Business and Industry Credential

    The Essentials of Word course provides instruction for all of the basic functions of Microsoft Word.

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  • Excel: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential  

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to troubleshoot large, complex Microsoft® Office Excel® workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of datasets. 

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  • Excel: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential 

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the foundational skills necessary to create and develop Microsoft® Office Excel® worksheets and workbooks in order to manipulate and analyze the data that is critical to the success of their organization.

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  • Excel: Intermediate

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to analyze and present data in Microsoft® Office Excel® workbooks in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

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  • Excel in Excel

    Business & Industry Credential

    Continue to develop marketable skills in Microsoft Excel 2013, going well beyond the basics of a simple worksheet.

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  • Excel Macros VBA-Level 1

    Business & Industry Credential 

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to use VBA to develop macros, format worksheets, create user-interactive macros, work with multiple worksheets, and perform calculations.

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  • Excel Macros VBA-Level 2

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals with Excel VBA experience interested in learning the skills necessary to create and program Excel userforms, build their own Ribbons, create engineering tools, and link to Microsoft Access databases.

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  • Introduction to Computer Systems

    Business Industry Credential

    Introduction to Computers and Applications will introduce the students to basic computer hardware and processing concepts using Windows based applications.

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  • Microsoft Office Specialist

    Business and Industry Credential

    Prepare for your Certified Microsoft Office Specialist Exam!

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  • Outlook: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is intended for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft® Windows® and want to know how to use Outlook’s advanced features to manage their email communications, calendar events, contact information, search functions, and other communication tasks.

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  • Outlook: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential 

    This course is intended for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft® Windows® and need to know how to use Outlook as an email client to manage their email communications, calendar appointments, contact information, and other communication tasks. In addition to creating and sending email, this course will introduce you to organizing your mail, working with attachments, formatting message text, scheduling meetings, and responding to meeting invitations.

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  • PowerPoint: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to customize the PowerPoint application, design templates and slide masters, and effectively create, collaborate on, secure, and distribute complex multimedia presentations for a variety of situations.

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  • PowerPoint: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of the message through the use of text, graphics, and animations in Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®.

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  • Project: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for students with an understanding of project management concepts who are responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target students will be looking to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.

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  • Project: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to create and save project plans.

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  • Quickbooks Pro

    Business & Industry Credential

    Organize your finances by learning the #1 best-selling small business accounting software, Quickbooks Pro.

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  • Visio: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential 

    The target student for this course is a graphic designer, subject matter specialist, or other knowledge worker with basic Microsoft Visio skills (such as creating basic workflows and other diagrams) who needs to use Visio to create complex graphics and illustrations (such as floor plans, custom maps, and scientific illustrations) that may be linked to external data sources and may be inserted into other Microsoft Office files.

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  • Visio: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for individuals who are new to Visio and who will be using Visio to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting.

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  • Word: Advanced

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is intended for individuals who want to use advanced capabilities in Word, including image manipulation, collaboration and revision tracking, cross-referencing and linking, document security, forms, and process automation through macros.

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  • Word: Beginning

    Business & Industry Credential 

    This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to create, edit, and format documents; insert tables and create lists; and improve the appearance and accuracy of document content in Microsoft® Office Word®.

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  • Word: Intermediate

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for students who wish to use Microsoft Word to create and modify complex documents and use tools that allow them to customize those documents.

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Office Administration Degrees and Certificates

  • Jumpstart: Office Administration

    Occupational Skills Award

    Brazosport College's Jumpstart Program focuses on intensive, hands-on training designed to help you enter a new career in a short amount of time.

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  • Office Administration: Accounting Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    Office professionals are among the largest occupation in the U.S. Their jobs continue to evolve and opportunities frequently open up for those willing to learn and grow with the profession. Accounting specialists prepare financial statements and payroll, manage budgets, and communicate financial information to others. Office administrators work in all industries from small firms to large chemical companies and hospitals.

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  • Office Administration: Information Processing Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    Office professionals are among the largest occupation in the U.S. Their jobs continue to evolve and opportunities frequently open up for those willing to learn and grow with the profession.  Information specialists control the flow of data and communication, keeping organizations running efficiently. Office administrators work in all industries from small firms to large chemical companies and hospitals.

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  • Office Administration: Management Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

    Certificate

    Office professionals are among the largest occupation in the U.S. Their jobs continue to evolve and opportunities frequently open up for those willing to learn and grow with the profession.  Management specialists provide leadership and decision making necessary for organizational success. Office administrators work in all industries from small firms to large chemical companies and hospitals.

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  • Office Administration: Medical Office Specialty

    Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
    Certificate

    Office professionals are among the largest occupation in the U.S. Their jobs continue to evolve and opportunities frequently open up for those willing to learn and grow with the profession. Medical office administrators run health care offices, process insurance claims, communicate with patients, and transcribe medical dictation. 

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Professional Development Courses

  • Communicating Up

    Business & Industry Credential

    Communicating Up (CU) provides the tools necessary to align the individual with communication requirements of his or her manager. With its focus on preparation and clear commitments, CU can help even experienced managers build a more effective process for communicating and collaborating within the organizational hierarchy.

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  • Developing Policies and Procedures

    Business & Industry Credential

    In this course, participants will learn the difference between policies and procedures, recognize when a procedure is required, and explain the importance of document management systems.

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  • DialogueWORKS - Real Conversations

    Business & Industry Credential

    This two-day course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills, including understanding how personal style and generational differences impact communication.

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  • Essential Skills of Communicating

    Business & Industry Credential

    Essential Skills of Communicating (ESC) provides the tools necessary to develop clear, concise messages.

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  • Facilitating for Result

    Business & Industry Credential

    This is a practical skill-building workshop on how to make meetings highly focused, productive and effective.

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  • Leading with Excellence

    Business & Industry Credential

    Does your team or organization suffer from a lack of quality communication? “Leading with Excellence” is a key step to developing successful leaders throughout the organization.

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  • Leading with Excellence

    Business & Industry Credential

    Does your team or organization suffer from a lack of quality communication? “Leading with Excellence” is a key step to developing successful leaders throughout the organization.

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  • Speaking to Influence Others

    Business & Industry Credential

    For those people that want to enhance their speaking and presentation skills to achieve business results by gaining the attention, ensuring the understanding, and influencing the actions of others.

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  • Time Management

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course is designed for anyone having difficulty keeping daily tasks organized, setting priorities, and managing their time.

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  • Understanding Generations in the Workplace

    Business &  Industry Credential

    This training program introduces the learner to the five generations of workers who are side-by-side in the workplace for the first time.

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Small Business Development

  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

    Business & Industry Credential

    The Certified Pool Operator certification course is designed to provide the basic knowledge, techniques and skills required to safely operate a pool or spa.

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  • Certified Pool Operator Fusion

    Business & Industry Credential 

    This course is for students who have taken the Pool Operator Primer™ within the past 6 months.

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  • Real Estate

    Business & Industry Credential

    This course contains a Texas-specific exam prep portion that will prepare you for the State Real Estate Licensing exam.

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University Transfer Plans

  • Business (All Majors)

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Among the most popular college programs in the US, degrees in Business can launch you into any industry, from agriculture to zoning management. These programs will give you the tools to take on administrative and managerial roles, whether in accounting, finance, management, or marketing.

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  • Economics

    Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

    Whether forcasting trends on inflation, employment, and interest rates, or analyzing past history for critical lessons learnered, economists help steer the financial future of our communities.  A degree in economics will provide the strong fundamental background for success.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).

Certificate

Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.