Highland, KS, June 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- In our age of massive information-sharing networks and advanced fraud scams, it is important to protect businesses -- whether large or small -- against potential outlets for risk. Companies’ heightened awareness of such topics has propelled the field of risk management to the forefront of market demand. As a result, higher education institutions are taking notice of this need and developing viable programs accordingly.
One such institution is Highland Community College (HCC) -- a public community college serving a nine-county region in Northeast Kansas. With an established online campus, the college will be enhancing its distance learning options with a new online Associate in Applied Science in Risk Management degree. The new risk management program is scheduled to launch its first courses this fall.
In early 2007, HCC partnered with The Learning House Inc. (TLH), a comprehensive online education solutions provider located in Louisville, Ky., to develop its online programs. Together, HCC and TLH worked to develop a credible online campus, with such features as customized course content and 24/7 technical support. The success of the college’s initial online courses offerings garnered much attention from both students and administration, alike. The result has brought about the development and launch of its new online risk management degree program.
This management-focused degree centers on topics such as developing systems and processes, fostering open communication, building relationships, promoting teamwork and influencing others, driving for results, using financial and quantitative data, and thinking strategically. The program is designed for the working professional interested in either upgrading his or her skills in the risk management arena or in breaking into the risk management industry. Ultimately, graduates of the program will be qualified for full-time employment in the field of risk management and able to supply HCC’s service area employers with a labor pool of well-trained risk management professionals.
HCC first began offering online classes in the Fall of 2007. In this initial stage, the college launched 36 online courses and since has experienced considerable growth and development. Currently, HCC maintains 52 online courses accessible through 15-week, 8-week and 5-week formats. Most recently, HCC has received official approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer an Associate in Applied Science in Risk Management online.
The college’s online campus, dubbed HCC Online, has helped HCC considerably in its efforts to reach its overall mission of providing educational development opportunities to its surrounding regional area. Known as a rural college, HCC’s online program enables the college to increase academic options for students who are unable to come to the school’s physical campus.
Now is the time to learn more about Highland Community College’s Online Associate in Applied Science in Risk Management degree program. HCC is always looking for new students to join its higher education family.