New business courses added at PDCCC

Published 8:15 am Friday, April 16, 2010

David Lydick, professor of business management at Paul D. Camp Community College, reports that will several courses in his department are no longer offered, new programs have been added.

Update: Business Management/Marketing Programs

Courses offered online this summer include traditional courses of Introduction to Business and Principles of Marketing. Also offered will be courses every aspiring supervisor or manager should have. They are Leadership Development and Human Resource Management.

Additionally, International Marketing and the newly added Principles of E-Commerce are being offered for creative and potentially lucrative ways to decrease operating costs and increase revenues.

Introduction to Business provides students with career choices. It is considered to be a “must-do” course for undecided students or students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Principles of Marketing provides students with opportunities to “learn how to earn” in the financially lucrative field of marketing.

Leadership Development is not just for business people, but also for everyone from coaches, politicians and civic leaders to teachers, government workers and others.

Human Resource Management is a “must” course for aspiring or new supervisors, first-level managers and union shop stewards/officials. Participants learn how employers and employees work with each other in our “Employer-at-Will” Commonwealth.

International Marketing Management is a controversial and dynamic course that questions one’s thinking and challenges the mind. Local businesses already engage in international commerce. In this class, students will learn and share sales and marketing strategies on the “global level.”

Principles of E-Commerce combines a little technology with regional, national and international sales and marketing.

Introduction to E-Commerce provides “hands-on” technical practice with a little sales and marketing flavor. Professor Robert Tureman will be offering this class in the fall.

For more information on business and marketing programs and courses, call Lydick at 925-6325 or send an e-mail to

Kids College 2010

Plans are under way for Kids College, PDCCC’s summer enrichment series for those in second through 12th grades. The program offers workshops designed to teach new skills, develop interests and hobbies, and explore career opportunities.

Sponsored by the Division of Workforce Development, this offering is coordinated by Teri Zurfluh and Harvey McLemore, who crafted the following message for kids: “Come join the summer series that will spark imaginations and inspire creativity. It will be the best summer your brain ever had.”

Kids College 2010 will run weekdays from June 21 through Aug.13, with a variety of classes every week and more than 40 class choices in career exploration, the arts, hobbies and interests, science, technology, engineering and math.

Registration materials will be available May 1 at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin and online at

Since class sizes are limited, early registration is encouraged. Call 569-6050 for more details.

Local Scholarships and Nelnet Payment Plan

Information on local scholarships available for the fall semester is posted on the college Web site. The deadline for applying is June 25. Recipients will be notified by July 23. Fall classes start Aug. 19.

PDCCC is dedicated to providing a debt-free education for students. According to financial aid coordinator Teresa Harrison, even if a student does not qualify for financial aid, the college offers a no-interest payment plan through Nelnet. Early application is recommended for the lowest down-payment option.

The college does not participate in student loan programs, such as the Stafford Loan.

For more information or financial aid or other options at PDCCC, call 569-6700 or visit our