The Business, Computer & Engineering Technology Department at the Quad-Cities Campus includes nine full-time faculty members. Their educational and professional backgrounds enhance your learning experience.
Our instructors connect with local employers to find out what courses and skills graduates should have when entering the workforce. This means you’ll have a competitive advantage in today’s job market, and most certificates and degrees require students to complete an internship that provides real-world experience.
Run your own business
Our business classes can help you develop the necessary knowledge and skills to manage your own business. Courses promote community involvement and require networking in the area to build lasting professional relationships, get inspired and practice soft skills necessary to succeed as a small business owner.
Did you know …
Students completing the Associate in Applied Science degree are required to complete nine professional networking hours as well as log 240 hours of work experience outside of the classroom before graduation. This could be through job shadowing, volunteering and attending business professional seminars and events. These experiences prepare you with the financial, decision-making and communication skills that business expect.
A wide variety of clubs cater to many interests and are free to join and take part in. Participating is a great way to enhance your academic experience and meet new friends! If you have a new club idea, stop by the Student Life Office in Building 4 to find out how to get started.
Special events on campus:
• Business Bash
Programs AND HIGHLIGHTS
The department offers a variety of programs including Accounting, Administrative Assisting, Administrative Virtual Assistant, Business Information Technology, Business Management, Financial Services Management, International Business, Legal Office Professional and Small Business Management (Entrepreneurship). Some programs offer multiple tracks or options to the field of study. Options allow you to focus on a specific area that more appropriately suits your individual interest or employment needs.
The Engineering Technology degree program will allow students to enter into a wide range of career fields within industrial settings after two years of study while also providing the option of university transfer upon graduation. After completing the first year of common courses in the Fundamentals of AutoCAD, DC circuits, machining, PC applications in technology, hydraulics/pneumatics and technical math and calculus, students will have the opportunity to focus on any track from three fields of engineering technology: electrical, mechanical and manufacturing. Opportunities for employment exist for engineering technicians in aerospace, electrical and electronic, maintenance, industrial, mechanical, electromechanical, environmental, and civil engineering fields.
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.
If you plan to go right into the workforce after graduation, you can earn a certificate or Associate in Applied Science degree by enrolling in one of the career programs offered through the department.