Business student

Program Description

We can prepare you to solve real world business problems with a degree from our Business program. One of the most versatile degrees offered at Southeast Community College, you will be able to choose your career path whether it be moving up the corporate ladder, starting your own business or completing your bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

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 / A.A.S. Degree / Certificate / Diploma
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
$9,137 Associate of Applied Science
$4,627 Diploma
$2,225 Certificate

You can start the Business 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 program.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Southeast Community College’s Business Program is to prepare diverse learners for lifelong career opportunities.

Vision Statement:

The Business Program strives to be a leader in transforming education through technology, communication, and collaboration. Our faculty, staff, and administrators prioritize student success. We will advance learning opportunities through workforce leadership responsiveness, up-to-date engaging curriculum, and continuous improvement.

2 + 2 Degree Option

Earning your Associate of Arts degree in Business 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–Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska Kearney
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Doane University-Lincoln
  • Peru State College
  • Bellevue University

Entrepreneurship Center

If you see yourself starting your own business, you have access to the SCC Entrepreneurship Center in Lincoln. The Center is a full-service resource hub for entrepreneurs in all stages of business development.


You are able to choose a career which emphasizes your strengths in the business world. Recent SCC graduates report an average annual starting salary of $44,824. Career options include:

  • Accounting Associate
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Benefit Specialist
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Business Manager
  • Director of Merchandising
  • Donor Relations Representative
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Logistics Associate
  • Marketing Officer
  • Payroll/Accounting Clerk
  • Property Manager
  • Teller
  • Underwriting Assistant


ACBSP accreditation logoThe Associate of Applied Science and certificates (excluding bookkeeping certificate) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 W. 119 St., Overland Park, KS, 66213, 913-339-9356, Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. The SCC Business program (AAS) was reaffirmed in 2023 for 10 years. Several instructors at SCC have received the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for Region 5.

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 (PDF).

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