Business Communication

Business Communication students

Program Description

Our Business Communication program is ideal for the natural communicator who wants to make an impact in the business world. We can help you begin your journey to a career in customer and/or corporate communications.

This flexible program allows you to take classes either full time or part time as well as in a traditional classroom or online – you choose the right option for you.

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Awards Offered: A.A. Degree
Locations: Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford, Online
Formats: In-Person / Online
Start: Fall / Spring / Summer
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,254 Associate of Arts

You can start the Business Communication program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.
  5. You will need to demonstrate keyboarding skills of at least 30 words per minute minimum with three or fewer errors.
  6. If you cannot validate competencies in accounting and keyboarding, you may take courses in those areas at SCC. Credit earned in OFFT 1150 – Basic Keyboarding will not count toward your degree.
  7. You must complete the regular SCC admission requirements and prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher to continue in the Business Communication program.

2 + 2 Degree Option

Earning your Associate of Arts degree in Business Communication from SCC gives you an affordable path to complete your bachelor’s degree. This degree option prepares you to transfer to a four-year university or college by teaching you basic business skills in accounting and economics. We partner with local colleges and universities including:

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Doane University-Lincoln
  • Peru State College
  • Bellevue University


The field of Business Communication is broad with a variety of careers available, including:

  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Client Service Associate
  • Communications Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Management
  • Social Media Manager

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution

Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution (NC-SARA) institution. As such, SCC is unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following areas at this time: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report.

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact