Department Chair: Blake Nielson
Location: Technical Education Building, Room 101
Telephone Contact: Wendi Birch 801-626-6913
Professors: Tim Border, Jo Ellen Jonsson; Associate Professors: Alex Lawrence, Blake Nielson; Assistant Professors: Brock Adams, Nicole Flink; Instructor: Mikelle Barberi-Weil, Ryan McKeehan, Paige Young
The Department of Professional Sales offers associate of applied science degrees in the areas of Sales & Merchandising Technology and bachelor’s degrees in Professional Sales.
Sales and Merchandising
The sales and merchandising program is designed to prepare people for employment in selling at all levels of distribution and merchandising and middle management areas of retailing. Occupational opportunities include positions as salespeople (auto, insurance, real estate, etc.), middle management areas of sales managers and wholesale managers, retail salespeople, departmental managers, fashion coordinators, buyers, sales promotion managers, personnel directors, and display people. Students supplement their course work with practical on-the-job training in local business establishments, receiving college credit for their work experience.
This program prepares individuals to serve as agents or sales representatives in selling products/services to other businesses, plants, professionals, and public and private institutions. This program offers a professional sales emphasis tailored toward specific fields such as:
|Communication System Rep
|Medical Equipment Rep
|Financial Services Marketing
|Small Business Owner
Professional Sales Courses
ProgramsAssociate of Applied ScienceBachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies
BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.Minor