Frequently Asked Questions
Once I complete NIC's Office Management - Applied Business Technology certificate, how many courses do I need to take to earn NIC's Business Administration certificate?
You only need to take four more courses (12 credits*) to earn your NIC Business Administration certificate:
ECO-110 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO-111 Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
ENG-115 Essay Writing and Critical Analysis or ENG-117 Academic Writing
*Additional courses (12 credits) to complete meets the requirement of 25 per cent minimum new courses completed for a second certificate to be granted.
If I have a Business Administration certificate, how many courses do I need to take to earn NIC's Office Management - Applied Business Technology certificate?
You only need to take four more courses (12 credits**) to earn your Office Management - Applied Business Technology certificate:
ABT-220 Leadership and Supervision
ABT-230 Human Resource Management
ABT-240 Interpersonal Relations
ABT-250 Office Systems & Computer Essentials
**Additional courses (12 credits) to complete meets the requirement of 25 per cent minimum new courses completed for a second certificate to be granted.
How does online learning work?
Online learning is the most rapidly expanding mode of teaching and learning on the planet. Online is ideal for students who wish to learn in their own environment using the Internet. Online learning allows you to learn, while also connecting with others. Technology is used to communicate with peers and instructors, and to submit assignments.
Working in an online class in the Applied Business Technology online program is much the same as working in a face-to-face class. Interacting with peers in class discussions, and completing course work are accomplished in your time and place. Online learning provides access to the best course content and to qualified online instructors. Flexibility in the time taken to complete online courses is important to learners. You can attend your virtual classes when and where it is most convenient for you.
Planning and managing your time are keys to success in online learning. It is important to decide how much time you want to spend online and on which days. You must dedicate the required hours per week, but you choose the time (anytime during the day or night - 24 hours a day, seven days a week) to participate in your online course and meet deadlines. If you are a self-motivated, self-disciplined, and organized person - online learning will offer many benefits.
Your online instructor is available to assist you with guiding your learning, reviewing course content and assisting with any learning difficulties. You have the course materials, online instructor resource, online course progress, online web tools and your online class peers available to you for learner-centred activities. Your online instructors are available to answer questions and assist you with assignments through the pager, LiveRoom Chat, discussion, and email components of every course. The ABT online courses may include chat sessions, messaging, course mail, a public bulletin board for class discussions, calendars, study tips and online assistance, as well as web-based course materials, quizzes, glossaries and links to other web-sites and resources. Online learning and research enables you to expand your educational experience to advance your career.