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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Business, Computer Studies, and Economic Development: Business

The Business Program offers you the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed within the business environment. You will study how goods and services are produced, distributed and consumed in a society amidst changing economic conditions.

What certificates/degrees can I earn?

  • General business certificate
  • Associate in Science degree in general business
  • Associate in Science degree in business administration

What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to incorporate business-specific vocabulary and mathematics while learning the latest computer programs and business principles. Your studies will review laws regulating businesses as well as accounting procedures and basic business communication methods.

What kinds of classes are offered?

Many of the classes you’ll take are taught with a practical, skill-based application for the business world. Rather than passively listening to lectures, you have the opportunity to practice the techniques being taught using computers and other business-related equipment.

Courses such as Business Communications (BUS 113) and Bookkeeping (ACCT 111) allow you to create mock-ups of documents and ledgers you would encounter in the workplace.

What are possible jobs in this field?

Earning a business degree opens many doors for you in a variety of fields, including marketing, purchasing, retail, sales, customer service, accounting and entrepreneurship.

Who could hire me?

  • Banks
  • Car dealerships
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Schools and universities
  • Distribution centers
  • Law enforcement
  • Utility companies

What’s the average pay range for local jobs in this field?

Students with an Associate Degree may find jobs ranging from minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Sounds great! How do I get more information?

Contact the Business and Computer Studies Division, (661) 722-6300, ext. 6370.