DEBAA: Dual Enrollment Business Administration Academy

What is the Dual Enrollment Business Administration Academy (DEBAA)?

DEBAA is a two year-round dual enrollment program developed for high school students in the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campus areas who are seriously interested in pursuing careers in Business Administration.

The Academy encourages students to consider a Business Administration profession by providing college coursework and opportunities that motivate, educate and prepare them for higher education in the field. Students can do this while completing an Associate of Arts (AS) degree in Business Administration by the end of their senior year in high school.

Opportunity Support Services

  • Tutoring in coursework
  • Guest Speakers
  • College planning and scholarship search workshops
  • Mentoring with local Business Administration Professionals
  • Academic, college enrichment and personal workshops
  • College/University fairs and college visits to Business Administration colleges and universities
  • Academic advising and counseling related to academic and career choices
  • Academic transition assistance to a four year-year institution
  • Continued student support throughout the program

Who can participate in DEBAA?

  • High school students in 11th-12th grades (students may apply during their 10th grade year)
    • Students should be enrolled in the Distinguished Advanced Program (DAP) curriculum
    • Students must have serious interest in pursuing a career in business administration
    • Students must complete a DEBAA application which includes writing a brief essay and resume
    • Other requirements apply

South Texas College Dual Enrollment Business Administration Academy offers areas of interest in:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
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