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Professional Services Management

Professional Services Management

This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. The Professional Services ATS degree is available during the day and in the evening.

The Associate of Technical Studies in Professional Services Management offers individuals who hold licensure in professional areas such as cosmetology, various building trades, auto services, or other areas to receive up to nine credit hours toward an Associate of Technical Studies degree with a focus in the management of the business operation related to the professional area. Students coming from high school career programs or trade school programs that result in licensure as well as long-term professionals will be interested in this degree option. Students will receive college credit for their professional knowledge while pursuing an education that will provide them the tools with which to successfully launch and manage their own business.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  •  Effectively use communications and human relations knowledge and skills.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations.
  •  Analyze quantitative data.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of global business trends.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in the area of management and business operations related to the professional area.
Course Title Credits
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^* 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective (GA)** 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting ^ 4
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 1112 English II ***  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication *** 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management ^ 3
MGT 1115 Customer Relations 2
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 2800 Business Strategy/Policy Seminar (Capstone) 3
HRM 1725 Human Resource Management 3
-- Professional Electives***** 6
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management  
or MGT 2650 Negotiation Skills 3
MGT 2140 Small Business Management 3
ACC 1200 Managerial Accounting 4
-- Professional Electives***** 3
  Total credit hours 62
^ Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit available.

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 before taking a computer class.

** Must be a global awareness (GA) course and come from arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog.

*** Students who plan on transferring courses for advanced degree work should verify the best/appropriate course selection based on the receiving institution's degree requirements.

***** A total of 9 semester hours must be earned from the professional area.  The 9 hours can be earned from professional licensure.  Any of the 9 hours not granted for the licensure may come from a field related to the licensure or business courses approved by the division.  See the Dean of Business and Applied Technologies to have your professional license evaluated for the number of credit hours that will apply and for approval of any licensure- and business-related courses.

Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations.  Many students, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study.  Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

A complete listing of arts and humanities electives can be found in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Interested students should contact the academic dean of Business and Applied Technologies early to determine the number of credits that will be applied toward their degree based upon the licensure held. Students will need to provide proof of current licensure. In addition, students are responsible for providing any information related to their licensure that is needed by the academic dean in order to determine the number of credits to be awarded. Once the credit hours applied to the licensure are determined, the student will work with the academic dean who will approve any additional coursework in the professional area.

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Pamela Ball, MBA Associate Professor and Coordinator, Management