The Business Administration Department offers a variety of courses in business which allows a student to comply with the lower-division requirements for transfer to university level programs. Courses are also offered which allow the student to prepare for career entry-level positions and for upgrading of job skills for the already career-oriented student.

The department offers two certificates: a Management Certificate and Bookkeeping I Certificate. The Certificates are designed for those students interested in entering the field of business or for those who are currently working and would like to upgrade their business skills. Students completing the Management Certificate will have entry-level management knowledge and skills. Students completing the Bookkeeping I Certificate will have entry-level bookkeeping/accounting clerk skills. These certificates will also indicate that the student has completed a series of courses for skill upgrading for those already employed.

In addition to the certificates, students may also earn an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration. Many of the Business Administration Department courses are offered online via the Internet, allowing a student to earn the Management Certificate and/or the AS Degree through distance education. See the current Schedule of Classes for a listing of online classes.

Those students planning to transfer to an upper-division institution should select their courses with the assistance of a counselor since each transfer institution has unique requirements. For course descriptions, see Section IX of this catalog.

Career Opportunities:

Positions from entry-level to mid-management may be reasonable expectations upon completion of either the Degree or the Certificate programs in the fields of retailing, merchandising, service-related businesses, bookkeeping, and manufacturing firms. Some possible position titles include:

  • Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper Administrative Assistant Department Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Purchasing Management
  • Salesperson
  • Store Manager