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Iowa Central Business Department provides options for students

    by Iowa Central Information
    Posted on 3/25/2022


Under the direction of Program Coordinator David Barwin, the Iowa Central Business Department has found ways to provide students with options.

The Business AAS (Applied Arts and Sciences) degree is designed to offer students the flexibility of placement in a business position upon graduating or the opportunity to complete a curriculum that will satisfy Business Administration requirements at four-year colleges.

And that is exactly what current students are experiencing right now.

Noah Susong, a third-year student from Waterloo, plans to enroll at the University of Iowa in the Tippie College of Business in the fall.

“As a freshman, I came in prepared for anything, but it has exceeded my expectations,” Susong said. “What I really like about the business program is that Mr. Barwin allows us to get a feel for the business world. When you are in his classes, you don’t just feel like you are there to be there; he does a great job of getting the entire class together and comfortable to share ideas with one another and work together as small groups and a larger group.

“Mr. Barwin does a great job of putting things into perspective. He tells you the truth about the business world and is very transparent on what to expect is going to happen and how you are going to have to go through it.”

Once students are through the class requirements, they have the background necessary to move into entry-level positions in the field of business.

That is something Chariton native Jasmine Haug is looking into. Haug came to Iowa Central to study dental hygiene but shifted to business early on.

“I took one class with Mr. Barwin and really liked it,” she said. “I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but his class stuck with me. Iowa Central and my advisors made it very easy to switch my focus.

“I know I want to do something in the management aspect of business in the future, but I’m not exactly sure what. I’m planning to take a gap year and find a job and either stick with that or try to move somewhere else. I feel ready because I feel like I’ve gotten a general overview of everything in the business world from my instructors.”

For more information, check out the Iowa Central Business AAS Program.

Iowa Central Business Department provides options for students

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