(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Business Management Technology program can provide graduates with job opportunities and resources.
For 2020 graduate Sarah Smith, now a student recruiter at TSTC, she is using what she learned to promote the college while improving her organizational skills.
“I gained a lot of sales skills and organizational skills in the program,” she said. “I have modeled my work style from what I learned in the program.”
Smith is also able to tell students how studying online will benefit them and how instructors are always available.
“The instructors are very easy to work with,” she said. “They are consistently in contact with their students.”
One key area in which Smith said she saw improvement in herself was time management.
“I learned that to do things online, you do not need to get overwhelmed,” she said. “Our instructors are going to be checking on you. The program showed me the importance of time management.”
Instructor Duston Brooks said students of all ages and backgrounds have registered for the program. He said one student who worked as a truck driver completed the program while on the road.
“He could not attend a class on campus, so he took his laptop with him,” Brooks said. “And whenever he had time off the road, he would work on his online classes. So we were able to serve his needs. With the COVID situation now and the aftermath, I think the demand for online education will only grow.”
Smith said having completed online courses herself helps her while recruiting students to TSTC.
“For people who have to work or have children, completing the programs online was perfect for me,” she said.
In addition to organization and time management skills, students can expect to learn other skills needed in a business office. These skills include word processing, presentation graphics, accounting and business ethics, principles of accounting, computerized accounting, principles of management, small business operations and payroll accounting.
For more information on TSTC, visit tstc.edu.