Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Education (Secondary), Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Endorsement Area, AA

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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The secondary education emphasis area provides the first two years of training in the field of secondary education and includes all coursework necessary to complete the general requirements of the Associate of Arts degree. Emphasis is placed on coursework required in the field of education and initial coursework in one’s chosen teaching field. Programs are offered in the following field endorsement areas:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business, Marketing, and Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Science
  • Spanish

Coursework in these content areas meets all the academic description and content necessary to fulfill program requirements of four-year institutions and teacher certification requirements of the State of Nebraska.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Connect theory with classroom practice.
  • Understand and apply practices and behaviors characteristic of developing professional teachers.
  • Identify current issues in education and their impact on the classroom.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity in the classroom.
  • Integrate successfully into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfers advisor early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum to best suit their transfer goals.
  • Students should discuss with their advisor and select an area of teaching emphasis for their elective credits.

Program Requirements

AA General Education Core: 31 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by courses in field endorsement areas. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Required and/or Elective Endorsement Courses: 12 Credits

(see below)

Total AA Requirements: 61-64 Credits

Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Endorsement Area

Associate of Arts (61-64 credits)

In addition to the required 31 general education credits and 18 secondary education core credits, students seeking a business, marketing, and information technology endorsement are required to take an additional 12-15 required credits.

Total AA Requirements: 61-64 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

3rd Semester

Total Semester Credits: 16-17

4th Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total AA Credits: 61

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