UVCC College Times
|Previous||1 of 8||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
II t I muses 2 n o UVCC School of Business Special Business courses go beyond campus Janet Foulk Focus Writer The Business Department at UVCC offers an on-site college program to employees of companies to improve their skills. The program was started in fall of 1990. "The whole program has come about by a push from President Romesburg," said Nolan Lickey, business management department chairman. "He asked us to begin the program at several area companies and plants. We approached several different companies and told them about the program and how it could benefit them as a business."The business identifies the courses it thinks will be appropriate and beneficial. The classes are held at the job-sites in facilities provided by the company. These are ordinary classes with exams, term papers, etc. The instructors are hired from the full-time faculty at UVCC School of Business. According to Lickey, the full-time staff are first priority instructors for these classes because "they are experienced in teaching. They are up to date on all the technical information, and most have special technical expertise." "The difference between UVCC's program and other schools' programs is that UVCC is tackling it on a larger scale than most schools do. "There are very few classes that we wouldn't take to the businesses. We will offer general education courses, and most schools mnri.es don't offer such a wide range of possibilities," said Lickey. Another difference is the length of the courses. The number of hours are equivalent to the regularly scheduled semester classes. However, the on-site courses may be condensed or lengthened to fit the needs of the business. The time limitations are left to the discretion of the companies.The tuition is paid either by the studentemployee or in many situations the employers will pay for the students' required classes. Another advantage is that the employees' spouses can, in most situations, attend the class as well. "In many instances, not always, we can offer a class off-campus for less total cost to the student than we can on-campus for the same course. Depending on the course, it can be more cost efficient," according to Lickey. "It's also a possibility in the future that UVCC students may take classes at area businesses. It wouldn't gen- "ln many cases... we can offer a class off campus for less total cost to the student than we can on campus for the same course...." Nolan Lickey erally be to the students' advantage to take the on-site classes because the classes are specialized and tailored with nontraditional time schedules," said Lickey. Some of the popular classes so far include Supervisory Management, Perfor volume 19 issue 15 spring 1991 Utah valley community college Novell It on of the local compon training programs. Other compa Diamond, Pacific States Transport mance Appraisal, and several computer courses. Businesses see tremendous gains and immediate pay-offs for themselves and management personnel in the supervisory classes. "Training supervisors is a difficult thing to do and UVCC can do a lot of the training for the business, taking the pressure off the business. We UVCC can train the employees more efficiently for the business," said Lickey. The Performance Appraisal course cov- ers evaluating employees. The class teaches managers how to evaluate their employees properly and fairly. The result s a better trained manager who hasup-to-date information and one who knows the techniques and government regulations of appraisal. boundaries Photo by Michelle Bridges les that participate In the on-site nles Include Valtek, Smith Mega and Geneva Steel. "Computer classes are extremely popular items now," said Lickey. "We offer computer courses on-site but we don't have access to computers like we do on campus. Therefore, we take 15 lap-top computers to the site for the students to use. We teach Introduction to PC, Lotus, WordPerfect and other computer courses." "If the demand increases in the computer courses then we may try to construct a mobile computer lab to travel to the different job-sites," said Ian Wilson, dean of the School of Business. Lickey said, "The most economical way to go would be to put together a trailer tractor rig for transporting the computer lab." "We fully expect to grow, and certainly the reaction that business and industry has shown so far indicates that See ON-SITE, page 8 "1 ? V. t: ui" u . rr r t Issue Dean's Forum connects UVCC with executives Michelle Bridges Staff Writer The Dean's Business Forum is a lecture series featuring guest speakers who address topics concerning the student, the campus, the community, and the world. The Forum is sponsored by Ian Wilson, dean of the Business College, and Kerry Romesburg, UVCC president. In the past the course was designed for business students, but for spring semester Wilson and Romesburg want to open the series to the campus student body as well as to the public. For spring semester, the Forum's theme will be "Executive Lecture Series." This series will feature local business executives. According to Wilson the purpose of the series is to give the public a chance to meet with these individuals and talk about issues concerning their businesses. For the first two speakers, Wilson has scheduled two prominent executives. On January 15, Alan Ashton, president of WordPerfect Corporation, will be the guest speaker. On January 29, Joseph A. Cannon, CEO of Geneva Steel Corporation, will address the class. The Forum meets every other Tuesday from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. in SB202. Students can register for one-half credit hour for spring semester by signing up for ACC, BMGT, CSISor OTA 189R. For more information contact Ian Wilson in BU128 or at ext. 260.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1991-01-02, UVCC School of Business Special Issue|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||College Times, 1991-01-02, UVCC School of Business Special Issue|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|