BUSINESS & PUBLIC SERVICES

Business & Public Services

The Business and Public Services Division offers a variety of majors in the fields of business, criminal justice, human services and education. Many programs have the option for state licensure or certification.

The NSCC Law Enforcement Academy qualifies graduates to become certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Graduates of the human services program can become Registered Social Work Assistants (RSW) in the state of Ohio. The education programs offer students the option for licensure by the Ohio Department of Education as Pre-Kindergarten or Paraprofessional Educators.

NSCC offers a variety of business programs that provide the skills needed to help students who are seeking a new and rewarding career in business. These programs also benefit students who are interested in advancing their current careers. Many of our business associate degrees have a two-plus-two option. This means that students can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Northwest State and transfer seamlessly into their junior year at a four-year college or university.

Northwest State Community College business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Information about ACBSP and the importance of accreditation may be found at www.acbsp.org.

Degree Programs

agribusiness

Agribusiness

The core of the program is a solid business foundation offered within the Business Division coupled with specific agricultural business and technical courses.

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agronomy

Agronomy

This Associate of Applied Science Agronomy degree prepares graduates for careers in agronomic related fields.

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pre-paralegal

Associate of Arts - Pre-Paralegal Pathway

Students who complete the Pre-Paralegal Pathway can transfer into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies at The University of Toledo.

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criminal-justice

Criminal Justice

This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the criminal justice field as well as prepare them for future academics and training.

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human-services

Human Services

Northwest State’s human services program is a 2-year, associate degree program that includes both classroom and hands-on learning experiences.

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Law Enforcement Academy Option

The criminal justice-law enforcement academy option will lead to State of Ohio Certification as a Peace Officer.

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para-professional

Paraprofessional Education

The paraprofessional education degree program prepares individuals for instructional teacher assistant positions in pre-K to grade 12 settings.

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pre-kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten

Would you enjoy working with very young children, influencing their lives in a positive way? The early childhood development associate degree program might be right for you.

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ACBSP Accredited Programs & Majors

accounting

Accounting

Students in accounting develop a high degree of technical skills in accounting systems and business organization.

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business-management

Business Management

The demand for business management personnel has risen with the growing number of businesses in northwest Ohio.

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business-finance

Banking & Finance

The banking and finance degree provides students with a broad and practical background in bank-related management skills and the application of those skills to the banking field.

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entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Graduates of this program acquire skills to create innovative ventures, recognize opportunities, evaluate alternative courses of action and formulate plans to successfully achieve organizational objectives.

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human-resource-management

Human Resource Management

An environment that is very fast-paced and dynamic requires human resource professionals who are able to help manage a productive and efficient workforce.

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Logistics & Supply Chain Management

A career in supply chain management deals with a dynamic environment of efficiently facilitating the delivery of goods to customers through a variety of intermediaries.

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marketing

Marketing

Graduates of the marketing degree are skilled in marketing, small business management, salesmanship and advertising, as well as accounting, supervision and decision making.

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office-administration

Office Administration

Qualified administrative professionals are the backbone of the workplace, providing valuable support and insight that help keep offices running smoothly. If you’re considering a career in office administration, Northwest State has the training you need.

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medical-office

Office Administration - Medical Support

Medical support employees work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical settings.

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office-management

Office Management

Office management is a critical component in efficient and effective office operations.

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pre-business-administration

Pre-Business Administration

Students who wish to transfer into the College of Business Administration (COBA) at the University of Toledo can complete the first two years at Northwest State and earn an Associate of Science in Pre-Business Administration.

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Certificate Programs

accounting-assistant

Accounting Assistant

If you are organized and enjoy working with numbers, an accounting assistant certificate could be the right choice for you.

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logistics

Law Enforcement Academy Certificate

This rigorous program places a strong emphasis on integrity and professionalism in order to ensure that graduates are prepared to succeed as law enforcement officers.

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logistics

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

A career in supply chain management deals with a dynamic environment of efficiently facilitating the delivery of goods to customers through a variety of intermediaries.

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office-assistant

Office Assistant

If you would enjoy working with people and office technology, our office assistant certificate may be right for you.

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real-estate

Real Estate

Students who complete NSCC’s real estate certificate program are qualified to pursue licensure through the Ohio Real Estate Commission to become a real estate salesperson (agent).

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Accreditations

Northwest State Community College business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Information about ACBSP and the importance of accreditation may be found at www.acbsp.org.

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Dean of Business & Public Services

Jason Rickenberg
jrickenberg@NorthwestState.edu
419.267.1258

Administrative Assistant

Katrina Adams
kadams@NorthwestState.edu
419.267.1345