African American Studies

African American Studies

African American Studies will engage students as they seek to learn about African American society and their experiences through history, literature, music and more.

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What is African American Studies?

The African American Studies certificate program prepares individuals to understand and think critically about the issues confronting Africa and African Americans.

Jefferson's interdisciplinary approach includes literature, music, history, communication and social sciences. Students completing this program will understand African American culture and be able to actively engage in the issues that affect African Americans.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$39,057
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low: $24k med: $39k high: $62k

What are my career options?

This knowledge can be applied to positions in education, government, research, healthcare, and the fine arts.

Administrative Office Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Legal Office Assistant $46,292
Financial Assistant Trainee $35,574
Financial Assistant $35,574
Financial Assistant Clerk $35,574
Financial Record Keeper $35,574
Receptionist $25,657
Legal Receptionist $25,657
Integrated Office Skills $30,548
Administrative $30,548
Administrative Assistant $30,548
Administrative Office Technology- Administrative Track $30,548
Administrative Office Technology- Financial Assistant Track $33,574
Administrative Office Technology- Legal Administrative Track $33,584

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

  • African American Studies

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This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Marlisa Austin
African American Studies
Professor
502.213.5073
marlisa.austin@kctcs.edu

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