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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Business, Computer Studies, and Economic Development

Preparation for careers in a variety of business-related fields starts with a two-prong approach in Antelope Valley College's Business and Computer Studies Division.

Students get the hands-on training needed for certification while learning the fundamentals required for people to be well-educated in a particular discipline. This emphasis on mastering the fundamentals provides a solid foundation that students can use to grow and adapt in a rapidly changing business environment.

The division boasts a faculty with real-life experience in business and industry. These faculty members are able to tie their experiences to practical applications within the classroom or computer lab, providing students with the understanding they will need to succeed in the business world.

Classes are available for those planning to transfer to a four-year university, entering the business world, or seeking to upgrade their skills. Students can find a variety of day, evening and weekend courses to fit their schedules. Students have access to modern computer labs, including state-of-the-art labs and classrooms in the new three-story Business Education Building.

BCSED Division Mission Statement

The mission of the Business, Computer Studies, and Economic Development Division is to make a positive influence in society and the workforce by providing life-long learning opportunities and a quality educational environment where students develop the skills necessary to succeed.

Purpose Statement

The faculty and staff of the Business, Computer Studies, and Economic Development Division are dedicated to providing students with hands-on training required for skill certification, continuing education classes, professional development, and the opportunity to learn the fundamentals necessary to be well educated in a particular discipline. Courses are provided for students who wish to complete a two-year degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university, enter the business workforce, or simply upgrade their skills.

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