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Housed in the Dr. Perry W. Ward Advanced Technology Building
Degrees Accreditation:  Accreditation for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Dr. Alice Tyler Milton - Associate Dean
Mr. Rand Armbrester - Chairperson

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Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Student Achievement
Spring 2023  Current Enrollment
2020 - 2022 --   Institutions Transferred To By Divisional Students (AA, AAS, and Certificates)
2019 - 2020  --  Divisional Students Transferring to 4-Year Institutions
2017 - 2020  --  Institutions Transferred to by Divisional Students

The mission of the Division of Business and Information Technologies reflects the application of Lawson State’s overall mission to the field of Business and Technology. To accomplish this mission, the Division offers programs to provide students with:

  • Specialized training and skills that will enable them to become employable and competent in their discipline. 
  • Provide students with skills that will allow them to matriculate successfully in a four-year college or university setting.
  • Provide knowledge and skills that will prepare students to function as intelligent citizens and consumers in a business-oriented society
  • Meet the special needs of the community
  • A Small Business Development Center that offers services to present and future entrepreneurs.
  • Various modalities of course delivery (BlackBoard Platform).  
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the skills obtained from our highly skilled instructors train individuals for more than 250 occupations as well as refresh existing skills. The curriculum provides students with a broad understanding of business, accounting, office administration, a competence in business computer programming, and knowledge of information technology infrastructure.

The Division Consists of:

  • VARIOUS MODALITY OF COURSES:   The following are the various course deliveries:  Ground, Online, Hybrid, Hyflex, and Virtual--Students have flexibility as it relates to college, work, and personal life. Online learning is designed to provide educational opportunities for learners, regardless of their location or time constraints. The college provides high quality, cost-effective educational experiences that emphasize institutional strengths and are responsive to the needs of both on-campus and off-campus learners.
  • ONLINE PROGRAMS:  The Business and Information Technologies Division offers two (2) fully online Business Transfer (AA) degrees.  The AA degrees are designed to allow students to easily transfer to four-year institutions with the classification of "Junior".  By coming to the community college first, the student will benefit from a substantially lower tuition for the first two years of their B.S. degree.  NOTE:  Please remember, since program requirements differ between universities, each student is required to use ALABAMA TRANSFERS as a guide in order to adjust (electives) the transferring program to your required needs.  Also a GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the programs. 
  • DUAL ENROLLMENT:  High school students grades 10 - 12 should take this wonderful opportunity to enroll in college courses for credit prior to their high school graduation.  College credits earned through dual enrollment can be simultaneously applied toward high school and college graduation and can be transferred to other colleges or universities.
  • DEGREE/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: The following programs are offered in the Business and Information Technologies Division:  Business Administration (AA); Business Education (AA); Accounting Technology (AAS); Business Management and Supervision (AAS); Computer Science--Business (AAS);Computer Science--Math (AAS); General Office Administration (AAS); Legal Office Administration (AAS); and Medical Office Administration [Medical Coding and Billing]  (AAS).  Click for the list of programs.
    • NOTE:  Upon entering the four-year institution, each student should contact an adviser in their major division to discuss scholarships, preferred classes (Electives), etc.
  • SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - The Small Business Development Center provides customized training for business, industry, governmental agencies, etc. The Center assists small business owners and prospective business owners with business plans as they relate to starting and/or maintaining a successful small business. 



Kappa Beta Delta (KBD)
 is a national honor society which was established in 1997 at the annual conference of the ACBSP to recognize students only in accredited associate degree-granting institutions for their high academic achievement in business programs.  A KBD chapter is one of the benefits of ACBSP accreditation and provides a means by which an institution may give lifetime national recognition to its outstanding graduates.  As the HIGHEST national recognition an associate candidate in Business can earn, it is appropriate to include Kappa Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.  The eligibility requirements are:

1. Each student must have completed at least 15 hours of credit with a minimum of six credit hours completed in business courses.
2. Each student must rank in the upper 20% of his/her class, based upon a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Benefits - KBD provides several benefits as follows: 

  • Public recognition to business students who have distinguished themselves in associate degree business programs.
  • A biennial conference, held in conjunction with the ACBSP annual conference.
  • Financial assistance to chapters.
  • Scholarships to students based upon scholarship, leadership, character, motivation, need, and potential.
  • KBD publications received throughout members' lifetimes will help them stay in contact with other members and learn about additional opportunities the Society has to offer.
The advisers for Kappa Beta Delta are Dr. Stephanie Henry (205-929-3446 - and Mrs. Bethany Gwin (205.929.6424 -

Click Here for a KBD Form

Leadership Training, Service, Education, and Progress

Alabama FBLA Collegiate Direct (Formally Phi Beta Lambda [PBL]) is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  

Why Join FBLA Collegiate Direct?

  • Meet and speak with today's business leaders.
  • Create those connections that will prove to be invaluable tomorrow--networking.
  • Gain valuable leadership experience--you can serve as anything form a local committee chair to a national officer and everything in-between.
  • Improve your resume--stand apart from the crowd and show a prospective employer that you know how to go that extra step.
  • At competitions, strut your stuff against the best of the best across the country.  Challenge yourself to go to the next level.
  • Make new friends by meeting people with similar interests from across the USA.
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