High-Tech Institute Kansas City to Offer New Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs

Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 19 — High-Tech Institute in Kansas City will begin offering three new degree programs, with a class start set for Feb. 1, 2010 for all programs. High-Tech Institute Kansas City will launch new Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Paralegal, Accounting Technology and Business Management.

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Paralegal is designed to develop qualified paralegals who have a fundamental understanding of the legal system and are eager to meet the growing needs of the legal field and competent in assisting legal professionals in delivering quality legal services. Students are exposed to civil law and litigation, criminal law and adversarial process, family law and property, transactional law, business law, estate planning and probate, administrative law and alternate dispute resolution.

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 22 percent between 2006 and 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Accounting Technology is designed to prepare students with a solid foundation of accounting knowledge and technological skills so that they can seek entry-level employment in the accounting industry.

The Accounting Technology program is built upon a solid set of core accounting courses that provide the competencies needed for graduates to be successful at the entry level. Graduates from the Associate’s program are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as: Bookkeeper, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Inventory Analyst, Payroll Specialist, Collection Specialist, Sales Analyst, and Tax Associate.

While the 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook notes that employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to grow by 12 percent during the 2006-16 decade, which is as fast as average for all occupations, due to its size, this occupation will have among the largest numbers of new jobs arise, about 264,000 over the projections decade.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management degree is designed to equip students with the knowledge and entry-level skills for employment in the business environment. The program is balanced on a theoretical and practical framework derived from the social, behavioral, managerial, and informational sciences. The program enables students to evaluate general business issues and focuses on problem solving in the workplace in relation to other aspects of the organization, such as employees, customers, suppliers, and society at large.

"We are excited to add these three new associate degree programs to our growing list of offerings," said Marilyn Knight, campus president of High-Tech Institute Kansas City. "These programs keep us current with the times, offering our students even more opportunity to further their education in fields with growing job opportunities."

In addition to these three new programs, High-Tech Institute Kansas City offers Associate of Applied Science degree and diploma programs in Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Surgical Technologist and an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Criminal Justice.

Prospective students should call 866-296-2110 or visit http://www.hightechinstitute.edu/locations/high-tech-institute-kansas%20city/ for more information.

About High-Tech Institute
Established in 2003, High-Tech Institute Kansas City is part of the Anthem Education Group of schools and colleges. Anthem Education Group (AEG) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career focused training and education programs at 22 accredited institutions in 14 states and through online programs, offering masters, bachelors and associates degrees as well as diplomas. The Anthem Education Group family of schools, which has been providing quality post-secondary education for more than a century, includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Institute, The Bryman School of Arizona, Morrison University, Allied College and High-Tech Institute.

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