Available Degree Programs
Business Management Degree
Choose Eastern Gateway’s online Business Management program and you can do more than build a strong understanding of business theory. You can develop the practical knowledge and skills important for success in various business-related roles. Course topics include Interpersonal Communications, Organizational Behavior, and Principles of Management.
Concentrations in the Business Management Degree program include:
Students may also enroll in the shorter Business Management Certificate program. Students who choose this certificate may choose a concentration in Accounting.
The Accounting Program is designed to prepare students for employment in entry level positions in both public and private accounting. The program also will prepare the student who wishes to continue towards a four-year degree in accounting. As a paraprofessional, the program graduate is an important member of the management team performing cost analysis, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of conventional financial statements, and utilizing knowledge of a firm’s records to suggest improvements.
Students will have experience using computers for accounting applications, including spreadsheets, integrated general ledger packages, and payroll packages.
Patient Home Navigator Certificate
Healthcare advocacy is an emerging and exciting career– a significant portion of the over 500,000 healthcare jobs in the last 5 years were in this area. EGCC’s Patient Home Navigator certificate was created in partnership with the Medicare Rights Center and graduates will earn a Medicare Information Certified Specialist (MICS) certificate.
The range of Patient Navigator duties varies and EGCC students will be prepared to work in community or healthcare settings. Some of the jobs that Patient Home Navigators may be able to do include: Admissions Coordinator, Case Manager, Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC), Patient Access Specialist, Patient Advocate, Patient Representative, Service Coordinator.
Upon successful completion, a student will understand medical terminology; ICD-9, CPT codes, and the equivalent; Medicaid claims; UB04’s; 1500’s; Medicare; Medicaid; and Commercial RA’s as well as Microsoft word/excel/office.
Associate of Arts Degree
The online Associate of Arts (AA) degree is a two-year program which parallels the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree at most four-year institutions. As a student in the program, you’ll be able to choose electives that align with your interests and career goals. Depending upon your selection, you can progress into baccalaureate programs such as psychology, sociology, English, history, fine arts, communications, or other fields in the arts disciplines.
Criminal Justice Degree
Eastern Gateway’s online Associate of Criminal Justice program is designed to arm you with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in local, state, and federal agencies. It’s also structured to support your transfer to a four-year, degree-granting institution. Course topics include Criminal Investigation, Crisis Intervention, and Homeland Security. Peace Office Training or Corrections certification holders are eligible to receive college credit toward this degree.
The Paralegal Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a law environment in both public and private sectors. The paralegal graduate will be performing legal preparations, such as closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Other duties include the gathering of relevant facts of cases, identifying appropriate laws and decisions, organizing information, and preparing legal arguments. Paralegals work in government agencies, law firms, corporations, real estate firms, as well as non-profit organizations. The demand for paralegal professionals is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Early Childhood Education Degree
The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education degree is your first step in building a foundation for success in the world of childcare. You will focus on important topics in early childhood, such as development, learning assessment, special learners, and instructional strategy.
Associate of Individualized Study Degree
This flexible program designed for students who have been close to graduating with a degree, but who have not yet succeeded in doing so. It is for those who have substantial previous college credit that can transfer into EGCC.
Students choosing this must work with an advisor, get their previous and future work approved by a committee, and complete a minimum of 18 credits with EGCC.
Note that depending on the number of credits taken per semester, and the number of any previous credits earned and transferred, 60 credits usually takes a full time student 2 years to complete. Students utilizing the Free College Benefit are not required to attend full time and can take 1 class per term.