New E-Commerce Pilot Program Launched by Southern
The way the world does business is changing, and one local college will be offering a new program aimed at meeting those needs.
Starting in the fall, Southern WV Community & Technical College will begin a new pilot program aimed at offering an Associate’s degree in E-Commerce.
This new program is designed to offer career and technical high school students in Logan another option in obtaining a college degree while attending high school, much the same way as Southern’s Early College Academy does.
The degree will offer 60 credit hours and the program will be entirely online. “We live in a world where business is conducted globally,” Southern’s President Dr. Pamela L. Alderman stated. “Offering students the necessary skills to compete for these jobs just makes sense. This will allow our local students the opportunity to pursue a different career path. One that is in demand and part of the ever-changing way we do business.”
Dr. David Lemmon, Southern’s Dean of Professional and Technical Studies said he would like to thank the State Superintendent of Schools, Clayton Burch, and his department for their support of this program. He also credited Logan County Schools for being the pilot program for the state. “Without their support, this initiative would not be taking place.”
Logan County Schools Superintendent, Patricia Lucas, and Eric Ellis, Director of CTE for Logan County Schools were on hand Wednesday, May 18th to sign an agreement to support and participate in the program.