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Accounting

Program Overview

The Accounting program offers a course of study that will prepare participants for employment at many different levels depending upon their previous experience. This program offers students a Career Ladder approach to business office-related careers, which has the following advantages:

  • The Accounting Technician I and II certificates are awarded to students for their progress and prepare them with the skills they need to obtain employment in a variety of entry-level positions.
  • The certificates ultimately count towards an Associate of Applied Science degree, which is the highest level of employment readiness offered by Iḷisaġvik College.
  • Courses are offered at varying times of day in order to allow students to pursue their career goals on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Accounting programs, graduates are able to:

  • Understand fundamental accounting principles and how they are applied to achieve proper financial oversight and management.
  • Balance and reconcile accounting information using generally accepted accounting principles to ensure that financial data is compiled completely and accurately.
  • Prepare professional financial statements and other reporting documents.
  • Identify and use relevant accounting information to support managerial decision making.
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior in business and how organizations influence ethical behavior; demonstrate ethical behavior in personal, academic, and professional activities.
  • Use current computer technologies, especially spreadsheets, accounting software, and presentation software, to perform accounting duties.
  • Convey financial information effectively to financial and non-financial professionals both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse individuals and organizations to achieve financial goals.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Business and Management Programs

Program Overview

Iḷisaġvik College offers a number of business-related programs of study to prepare participants for employment at many different levels. The various programs offer students a Career Ladder approach to business and office-related careers. The programs vary in length, but all coursework ultimately counts toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, which certifies the highest level of employment readiness offered by Iḷisaġvik College.

Fundamentals of Workplace Success Certificate

The Fundamentals of Workplace Success program is designed to assist non-supervisory employees in strengthening skills required in an ever-changing workplace.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Workplace Success Certificate, graduates are able to:

  • Understand organizational mission, values, policies, and roles within public/non-profit service and private business on the North Slope that lead and contribute to organizational effectiveness and success.
  • Display the ability to resolve conflict and manage change.
  • Communicate effectively and confidently through presentation, electronic, verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Apply stress and time management techniques to maintain personal and professional well being.
  • Manage business affairs with professionalism, integrity and a spirit of inquiry.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Fundamentals of Management Certificate

The Fundamentals of Management Certificate is designed to teach practical, basic managerial skills necessary to assist managers in an ever-changing workplace.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must be working as supervisors/managers or be identified as a management trainee by their organization. Completion of the Fundamentals of Management Certificate is preferred.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Management Certificate, graduates are able to:

  • Understand organizational mission, values, policies and roles within public/non-profit service and private business on the North Slope that lead and contribute to organizational effectiveness and success.
  • Communicate effectively and confidently through presentation, electronic, verbal, and nonverbal communication.
  • Apply principles of public/non-profit financial management, including but not limited to, preparing and administering a budget, and analyzing data and reports.
  • Manage North Slope employees effectively by setting goals, sharing expectations, providing feedback and fair performance evaluations.
  • Provide vision and leadership and cooperatively work with teams of employees, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Use appropriate organizational/analytical skills to locate, manage, and apply information to solve simple and complex business problems.
  • Apply appropriate employment laws to organizational and personnel processes.
  • Manage business affairs with professionalism, integrity, and a spirit of inquiry.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Grants Management Certificate

The Grants Management Certificate Program is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in grants management while building math skills and related computer competency.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze a program announcement to identify and analyze requirements.
  • Draft narrative elements for a hypothetical project.
  • Identify the budget considerations for the program using the application package, relevant statutes and regulations and other sources of information.
  • Segment the proposed project into components for estimating resources needed to successfully carry out the stated objectives of the federal program.
  • Prepare the application budget, including the appropriate computations and budget narrative.
  • Develop measurable objectives and assign performance measures.
  • Review project applications for the elements of measurable objectives, meaningful measures, and achievable targets.
  • Analyze progress reports and develop a technical assistance plan for improving performance.
  • Use lessons learned in one project phase to adjust objectives and targets for the next phase.

Village – Tribal Management Certificate

The Village – Tribal Management Certificate Program is designed to teach the practical skills necessary to assist managers in strengthening leadership skills required in a village setting. The program’s broad course offerings allow village and tribal organization members to craft an individualized program that meets their professional needs.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Village – Tribal Management Certificate Program, graduates are able to:

  • Understand organizational mission, values, policies, and roles within village/tribal entities on the North Slope that lead and contribute to organizational effectiveness and success.
  • Communicate effectively and confidently through presentation, electronic, verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Apply principles of tribal financial management, including but not limited to, preparing and administering a budget, and analyzing data and reports.
  • Provide vision and leadership and cooperatively work with teams of employees, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Use appropriate organizational/analytical skills to locate, manage, and apply information to solve simple and complex business problems.
  • Apply appropriate employment laws to organizational and personnel processes.
  • Manage business affairs with professionalism, integrity, and a spirit of inquiry.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Entrepreneurship / Small Business Management Certificate

The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate Program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to begin and run a small business. The program allows students to take advantage of the resources and funding available for rural entrepreneurial endeavors such as the Alaska Marketplace business plan competition. The program emphasizes how Iñupiaq values fit into management practices and how such values help create a positive working environment.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management (ESBM) certificate programs, graduates are able to:

  • Understand basic financial, legal, and economic concepts that apply to small business management.
  • Complete an effective business plan that can be used as a means for attracting financing and as an operational guide for starting, running, and growing an entrepreneurial venture.
  • Understand fundamental managerial skills and techniques and how they are applied to achieve organizational strategies and create a positive and rewarding work environment.
  • Recognize unique challenges that confront small business managers in rural Alaska and understand how to plan for, and deal with, such challenges.
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior in business and how organizations influence ethical behavior; demonstrate ethical behavior in personal, academic and professional activities.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Business and Management

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business and Management provides students with the knowledge and tools to succeed as mid-level managers in a business environment or as an entrepreneur. The program emphasizes how Iñupiaq values fit into management practices and how such values help create a positive management environment. This program also uses the Career Ladder approach, so that:

  • Students are recognized at each level of accomplishment as they earn the Business Specialist I and II certificates.
  • The students are prepared for a variety of entry-level positions as they learn the requisite skills for each certificate.
  • The requirements of the certificates apply towards the Associates of Applied Science in Business and Management degree.

The program offers participants the knowledge and information with which to plan and manage time, people and finances. It teaches basic concepts of law, business systems, accounting principles, and written and oral communication. Emphasis is also placed on how information technology tools can be used for problem solving in the workplace. Students may select program specialties in Business, Information Technology, Public Management, Small Business Management, Village-Tribal Management or Health Management.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business and Management, graduates are able to:

  • Have a working knowledge of current legal, ethical, social, financial, and economic environmental factors as they apply to business.
  • Apply fundamental accounting and financial principles and demonstrate the ability to calculate, compile and analyze financial records to make prudent business decisions.
  • Understand basic managerial skills and techniques and how they are applied to achieve organizational strategies and create a positive and rewarding work environment.
  • Express ideas clearly and creatively in diverse ways through speech, writing, and visual presentation.
  • Demonstrate research skills to access information from multiple sources; demonstrate critical thinking skills to evaluate and synthesize information in the form of conclusions, ideas and opinions.
  • Understand the importance of ethical behavior in business and how organizations influence ethical behavior; demonstrate ethical behavior in personal, academic and professional activities.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computers using software packages to create spreadsheets, written reports, letters and presentations; communicate with clients and coworkers, and perform other general business duties.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.
  • Demonstrate accomplishment of the outcomes for at least one of the specialties included in this program.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.

Office Administration

Program Overview

Iḷisaġvik College offers a number of business-related programs of study to prepare participants for employment at many different levels. The various programs offer students a Career Ladder approach to business and office-related careers. This program is designed to provide students with skills to seek promotional advances from general office and clerical work to beginning-level Administrative Assistant in an office environment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Office Administration Program graduates are able to:

  • Use current and emerging word processing technologies to produce organizational documents and presentation materials.
  • Meet or exceed the current speed and accuracy requirements for typing and 10-key operation in the industry.
  • Individually and collaboratively manage multiple office tasks, prioritizing and reprioritizing in response to changing demands.
  • Assess the image that is expected of office personnel in a specific industry group; reflect those expectations in personal appearance, professional conduct, and personal hygiene. Produce clear, concise and mechanically correct written documents.
  • Model effective customer service interactions.
  • Seek and respond to opportunities for increased responsibilities and professional advancement.
  • Understand office functions as they contribute to sound business practices and procedures. Perform the general office procedures of filing, equipment operation, mail distribution, phone calls, and tasks requiring basic math calculations (like inventory).
  • Work ethically and effectively with subordinates, superiors, customers and other stakeholders in professional matters.
  • Manage business affairs with professionalism, integrity and a spirit of inquiry.
  • Integrate Iñupiaq knowledge, values and culture into business practice.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must meet general admissions requirements.