July 5, 2012

Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Unveils New Cohort Business and Office Administration Programs

FINDLAY, Ohio – Area working professionals with aspirations of advancing in the career fields of business and office administration will soon have the opportunity to pursue their college education one night per week at Owens Community College as the academic institution is expanding its associate’s degree offerings to include new Cohort Programs in Business Management Technology and Office Administration Technology on the Findlay-area Campus.

“Owens Community College is excited to complement our current academic offerings with new Cohort Programs and provide area residents with alternative ways to pursue a college education,” said Mazhar Anik, Owens Chair of the School of Business on the Findlay-area Campus. “The new Cohort Programs provide the unique benefit that the majority of the classes are offered one at a time over a period of several weeks throughout a semester, allowing individuals to focus completely on a single subject matter for four weeks at a time.”

Anik added, “Each student will be part of a learning community, enabling them to learn with their peers. This program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals by offering greater flexibility to academic options.”

Cohort Program classes for both Business Management Technology and Office Administration Technology will take place from 5:30-10 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning this Fall Semester on the Findlay-area Campus. The Business Management Technology cohort will include classes in contemporary business (weeks 1-4), sociology (weeks 5-8), modern business mathematics (weeks 9-12) and computer concepts and applications (weeks 13-16) during the upcoming fall term, while the Office Administration Technology cohort this Fall Semester will feature academic courses in contemporary business (weeks 1-4), sociology (weeks 5-8), document formatting (weeks 9-12) and computer concepts and applications (weeks 13-16).

The academic curriculum in Business Management Technology is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for careers in human resource management, office management, branch management and small business management, among others. Students with an associate’s degree in Office Administration Technology are prepared for careers as administrative assistants, executive assistants, executive secretaries and secretaries. Classes for both academic programs will continue through the upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Students will graduate from the two programs after completing their academic studies by Summer Semester 2014.

Prospective students must be a working professional at least 25 years of age and must complete a formal application for acceptance into the Cohort Programs. Enrollment in each academic program is limited. Fall Semester cohort classes start Aug. 21.

Owens will host two open houses on the College’s Findlay-area Campus for those individuals interested in learning more about the new Cohort Programs. The open houses will take place July 17 and 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Education Center Room 111.

For additional information about the new Cohort Programs in Business Management Technology or Office Administration Technology, or to request an application, call (567) 661-7412 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7412, or e-mail gary_walkowiak@owens.edu.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.