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Northwest Missouri State University


Business Technology (Certificate) Employment Disclosure

What specific job(s) is the program designed to prepare its graduates to perform?

The occupations that this certificate program could potentially prepare you for includes but is not limited to the following occupations:

SOC 43-000
Office & Administrative Support
SOC 43-6014 Secretary & Administrative Assistant
SOC 43-6011 Executive Secretary & Executive Administrative Assistant
SOC 43-9061 Administrative Clerk
SOC 43-9011 Computer Operator
SOC 15-1150 Computer Support Specialist

How successful have the program's graduates been in finding employment in the targeted job(s)?

The majority of students who receive this certification continue on to complete a Bachelor's degree in Management or Marketing. Campus wide placement rate for 2012-13 graduates was 97.4%.

What is the total cost of the program that students will need funding to cover?

This is a 60 hour certificate. The undergraduate cost per credit hour is currently $266.25 for Missouri residents and $474.64 for Non-Missouri residents. Additionally, room and board is $8,676 and a parking permit is $90 per year.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

This program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-13, *% finished in 2 years.

* Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.