Volume 47, Number 11 - February 2, 2010


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MDC now offering BAS in supervision and management

By Tyler Stamatyades
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Starting May 10, the North Campus will be offering courses toward a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management at the North Campus.

The program started at the Kendall Campus Jan. 5 and will expand to the North and Wolfson Campus in May.

Theodora Laing, the department chairperson for the School of Business at the North Campus, said the degree will prepare students for immediate employment as entry level supervisors and managers in almost any industry.

“We hope to accomplish providing South Florida employers with a pool of trained and qualified persons to work in supervision and management positions,” Laing said.

Anyone who has an associate of arts or an associate of science degree or 60 college credits— with at least 45 credits counting toward the degree— is eligible for the program.  Students must have also completed a course in principles of management.

There will be a series of eight informational seminars in February about the program, Laing said. 

Ivan Figueroa, the department chairperson for the School of Business at the Kendall Campus, said faculty worked with several businesses while organizing the program to see what employers were looking for in potential employees. The degree took two years to put together.

“It was well worth all the sacrifice and effort we put into it,” Figueroa said.

The program could be a convenient alternative for students who are accustomed to taking classes at MDC.

“They don't have to go through the hassle to apply to other colleges.  They are already here, and they get to continue their education here,” said Martha Cavalaris, an accounting professor at the North Campus.

Business professor Julio Borges, added that students will benefit from cheaper credits, and that  students in the program will be take advantage of a good job market.

“It's a tremendous opportunity in that here there is a tremendous demand for supervisors,” Borges said.


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