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Business Degrees & Certificates

PPCC offers a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Business for transfer to a 4-year university, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in various emphasis areas, and robust business certificates.

Why earn an AA Degree?

An Associate of Arts (Transfer) degree in Business is designed to prepare business students to move on to a four-year university and ultimately receive a bachelor’s degree in the field of business.

Associate of Arts - Business Transfer

The Associate of Arts Business Option is the result of a Statewide articulation agreement between the Colorado Community College System and the four-year colleges and universities. Students completing the following 60 hours will transfer in 100 percent of their classes and start as an entering junior at the four-year school.

*Please consult with your faculty advisor for the proper sequence of classes.

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I (3)

BUS 115 Introduction to Business (3)

MAT 121 College Algebra (4)

or

MAT 123 Finite Mathematics (4)

COM 115 Public Speaking (3)

Total 13 Credit Hours

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

ENG 122 English Composition II (3)

MAT 125 Survey of Calculus (4)

ANT 111 Biological Anthropology w/Lab (4)

or 

GT Course from SS1, SS2

PHI 205 Business Ethics (3)

or 

PHI 112 Ethics (3)

or

GT Course from AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4

HIS 122 The World: 1500 - Present (3)

or 

GT Course from HI2

Total 17 Credit Hours

Semester 3

(Course & Credit Hours)

BIO 105 Science of Biology w/Lab (4)

or 

GT Course from SS1, SS2

ACC 121 Accounting Principals I (4)

PHI 113 Logic (3)

or

GT Course from AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business (3)

Total 17 Credit Hours 

Semester 4

(Course & Credit Hours)

ACC 122 Accounting Principles II (4)

BUS 226 Business Statistics (3)

BUS 217 Business Communications & Report Writing (3)

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Total 13 Credit Hours 

 

Why earn an AAS Degree?

AAS degrees are meant to prepare students to be work ready at graduation. PPCC's Business department currently offers AAS degrees in three emphasis areas designed to prepare students to engage the world of business:

  • Administrative Support
  • Management
  • Social Innovation

Associate of Applied Science - Social Innovation

Social Innovation is designed for the business professional who wishes to add purpose to their mission while making profits. Making a difference in society can make good business sense. Social innovation is at the leading edge of the newest age of entrepreneurs and businesspeople. 

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

MAT 112 Financial Mathematics (3)

ENG 121 English Composition I (3)           

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3) 

BUS 115 Introduction to Business (3)   

BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business (3)          

Total 15 Credit Hours

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3)

COM 115 Public Speaking (3)

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or

ACC 121 Accounting I (4)

MAR 216 Principles of Marketing (3)

Associate of Applied Science Elective (See and Advisor)

Total 15 or 16 Credit Hours 

Semester 3

(Course & Credit Hours)

FIN 106 Consumer Economics (3)

MAN 128 Human Relations in Organizations (3)

MAR 160 Customer Service (3)

PHI 205 Business Ethics (3)

MAN 240 Strategic Management (3)

Total 15Credit Hours

Semester 4

(Course & Credit Hours)

BUS 226 Business Statistics (3) 

BUS 289 Capstone (3)

SOC 218 Sociology of Diversity (3)

Associate of Applied Science Elective (See an Advisor)

Associate of Applied Science Elective (See an Advisor)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

Associate of Applied Science - 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.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

 

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

MAT 112 Financial Mathematics (3) 

ENG 121 English Composition I (3) 

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

BUS 115 Introduction to Business (3) 

BTE 102 Keyboarding Applications I (2) &

BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch (1) 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

COM 115 Public Speaking (3) 

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or 

ACC 121 Accounting I (4)

BTE 111 Keyboarding Speedbuilding I (2)

CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook (1) 

BTE 166 Business Editing Skills (3

Total 15 or 16 Credit Hours 

Semester 3

(Course & Credit Hours)

FIN 106 Consumer Economics (3) 

MAN 128 Human Relations in Organizations (3)

MAR 160 Customer Service (3)

BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing (3) 

CIS 135 Complete PC Word Processing (3)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Semester 4

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3) 

CIS 165 Complete Presentation Graphics (3) 

MAN 246 Critical Issues in Marketing & Management (3) 

Associate of Applied Science Elective (See an Advisor)

Associate of Applied Science Elective (See an Advisor)

Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

Business Certificates

Certificates are designed for both individuals in industry interested in expanding their career opportunities as well as non-industry professional interested in gaining and enhancing their knowledge and understanding of general program concepts.

Administrative Assistant Certificate 

This certificate equips students with basic office administrative tools needed to operate office equipment and develop a general understanding of basic business principles.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

BTE 102 Keyboarding Applications I (2) 

BTE 108 Ten-Key by Touch (1

BTE 111 Keyboarding Speedbuilding I (2) 

BTE 166 Business Editing Skills (3) 

BUS 115 Introduction to Business (3) 
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook (1) 
MAR 160 Customer Service (3) 
 

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

BUS 217 Communication & Report Writing (3) 
CIS 135 Complete PC Word Processing (3)
CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3) 
CIS 165 Complete Presentation Graphics (3) 
Administrative Support Elective (See an Advisor)
Total 30 Credit Hours

 

Business Foundations Certificate 

Designed for individuals interested in developing a robust and nuanced understanding of general business principles, this certificate offers a challenging and versatile opportunity for students to enhance their business acumen.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

or

ACC 121 Accounting Principals I (4) 

BUS 115 Introduction to Business (3) 

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

ENG 121 English Composition I (3) 

MAT 112 Financial Mathematics (3) 

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

COM 115 Public Speaking (3) 

ECO 201 Principals of Macroeconomics (3)

or

ECO 202 Principals of Microeconomics (3) 

FIN 106 Consumer Economics (3) 
MAN 128 Human Relations in Organizations (3) 
MAR 160 Customer Service (3) 

Total 30 or 31 Credit Hours

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Long Term Schedule

The 2-year course offering schedule is intended to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change, contact an advisor for more information. Printable PDF 

2-Year Course Offerings

AA - Business Transfer Printable Program Flier (PDF) AAS - Administrative Support Printable Program Flier (PDF) AAS - Management Printable Program Flier (PDF) AAS - Social Innovation Printable Program Flier (PDF)