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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

311048

Credits: 

33.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

You can go far with strong sales skills, and our program lays the groundwork for career success. In this technical diploma program, you’ll learn the interpersonal, technical, and professional skills that will prepare you for a career in inside, outside, and retail sales, or customer service. You’ll study business principles, marketing, finance, and communication, in addition to sales strategies and ethics.

The technical diploma is the third step in the Customer Service and Sales Career Pathway. Completing this course successfully means you have business credentials that can lead to employment, promotion, and higher pay. Or, you can choose to pursue an associate’s degree in Sales Management.

Some classes are offered online and in a blended format that includes Interactive Distance Learning.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

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This program will cost about $5,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Sales Associate
Customer Service Representative
Inside/Outside Sales Representative
Retail Sales Representative
Business Associate

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Develop selling strategies
  • Deliver sales presentations
  • Apply customer relationship building strategies

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

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