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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, AAS

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Additional information available on the Business Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy

Students may select from various programs to meet their specific career goals. Certificate programs can be completed in one year or less in the areas of Administrative Assistant, Business Foundations, Management and Social Innovation.

Two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees are available in several emphasis areas as detailed in the following section of this catalog. Transfer degrees intended to prepare the student for transfer to four-year institutions are also offered. Business students interested in transferring to a four-year university should refer to the Associate of Arts Degree in Business.

Faculty advisors are available to assist students in evaluating the various options. Call 719-502-3300 at the Centennial Campus or 719-502-3215 at the Rampart Range Campus for program information or to schedule a personal appointment with a business program faculty advisor.

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business with a specific area of emphasis.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Administration degree program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze contemporary business concepts
  • Apply comprehension of business terminology in deliverables
  • Compare different economic philosophies
  • Perform library research, analytical, and business writing/oral communication skills

Note: Completion of the 30-31 hours in General Education and Business Foundation courses earns the student a Business Foundations Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 15

Business Foundation Course Requirements for All Emphasis Areas

Total Credit Hours: 15-16

Emphasis Areas

Administrative Support

The Administrative Support Emphasis is designed to prepare students to become office professionals in positions that require skills in computer technology, communication skills, customer service, and office applications.

Administrative Support Emphasis Electives

Choose six (6) hours from list below

Total Credit Hours for Administrative Support Emphasis: 60-61


The Management Emphasis is designed for those students whose career path or occupational goal includes working in a corporate organizational structure as a manager of a particular department or functional area.

Total Credit Hours for Management Emphasis: 60-61

Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Emphasis is designed to prepare students to become socially involved business professionals who will bring business operations, marketing, and management skills into a not-for-profit business and socially responsible impact skills into a for-profit business.

Social Innovation Emphasis Electives

Total Credit Hours for Social Innovation Emphasis 60-61

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