Business Administration

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/Business-Admin

Business Designation

The Associate of Arts in business administration is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in business. This degree prepares you to transfer as a junior to Colorado four-year colleges and to work in areas such as management, human resources, administration, economics, marketing, finance, accounting, healthcare administration and more.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 1 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
Choose One Math Course 4
Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1  
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 1 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
MAT 125 Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1 4
 Subtotal14
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 4
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal17
Fourth Semester
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 226 Business Statistics 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
World Literature After 1600: GT-AH2  
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Spanish Language III: GT-AH4  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 4
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal16
 Total Credits60
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 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/Business-Admin

Community College of Denver currently offers three Associate of Applied Science degrees in business administration to prepare you for entry-level employment or the opportunity to upgrade your skills. These programs are not intended to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year institution as a business major, please talk with your academic advisor about completing the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in business.

  

Management

An Associate in Applied Science in business administration, with an emphasis in management, prepares you for entry-level positions in management and management-related career paths. The program is a blend of general education, business and management courses to help you learn skills through hands-on activities, case studies, group projects and professional development activities. Once you complete this program, you will bring the relevant skills you learn to enhance your current career path.

As a student, you have the opportunity to learn in a diverse and challenging environment. This program may transfer to some four-year colleges toward a bachelor's degree. Reach out to a faculty member or your academic advisor for details.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 1 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 1 4
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 1 4
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
MAN 116 Principles of Supervision 3
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
MAN 216 Small Business Management 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal13
Fourth Semester
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
MAN 200 Human Resources Management I 3
MAN 241 Project Management in Organizations 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
 Subtotal12
Fifth Semester
BUS 226 Business Statistics 3
BUS 287 Cooperative Education 3
MAN 226 Principles of Management 3
 Subtotal9
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block course

  

Marketing

An Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing, prepares you for an entry-level position in sales, retail, management and marketing. This A.A.S. in marketing has 15 business and marketing courses. The program provides you with basic skills in business, accounting, interpersonal management and a number of marketing-related courses. The program offers the latest in business and marketing skills. Upon completing the program, you can also bring relevant skills you learned to enhance your current career path. Completing this program is an opportunity for you to integrate coursework and on-the-job experience toward reaching career objectives.

As a student, you have the opportunity to learn in a diverse and challenging environment. This program may transfer to some four-year colleges toward a bachelor's degree. Reach out to a faculty member or your academic advisor for details.

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Meet minimum assessment scores or prerequisites required for general education courses in the program.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 3
Choose One Math Course 4
Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1  
College Algebra: GT-MA1  
 Subtotal13
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 4
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAR 111 Principles of Sales 3
 Subtotal13
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
 Subtotal13
Fourth Semester
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
MAT 125 Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1 4
 Subtotal13
Fifth Semester
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 287 Cooperative Education 3
MAN 200 Human Resources Management I 3
 Subtotal9
 Total Credits61
1

 Building Block Course

  

Real Estate

The Associate of Applied Science in business administration with an emphasis in real estate is offered jointly by CCD and Emily Griffith Technical College. An official transcript showing completion of Emily Griffith Technical College's real estate courses is required before you enter this program. Please contact your academic advisor for more information.

This program consists of up to 12-credit hours of real estate specific credits. You must earn 11-12 credits via technical education coursework at Emily Griffith Technical College.

COURSE MAP (REAL ESTATE BROKER-LICENSED)

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 1 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 1 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 1 4
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
MAN 200 Human Resources Management I 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 226 Business Statistics 3
BUS 287 Cooperative Education 3
MAN 226 Principles of Management 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
REE 201 2 Real Estate Brokers I6
REE 202 2 Real Estate Brokers II6
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits63

COURSE MAP (REAL ESTATE APPRAISER - LICENSED)

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 1 3
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 123 Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1 1 4
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ACC 121 Accounting Principles I 1 4
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
MAN 200 Human Resources Management I 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
ACC 122 Accounting Principles II 4
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 226 Business Statistics 3
BUS 287 Cooperative Education 3
MAN 226 Principles of Management 3
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
REE 117 2 Intro to Real Estate Appraising1
REE 119 2 15-Hour National USPAP1
REE 120 2 Basic Appraisal Principles2
REE 121 2 Basic Appraisal Procedures2
REE 125 2 Residential Market Analysis1
REE 126 2 Residential Appraiser Site Val1
REE 127 2 Residential Sales Comparison2
REE 128 2 Residential Report Writing1
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits62
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Building Block course

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These courses are offered at Emily Griffith Technical College; for more information, call 720.423.4700.

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/Business-Admin

Community College of Denver currently offers three certificates in business administration.

  

Customer Service

A certificate in customer service prepares you for an entry-level position in customer service. Effective customer service is an integral part of today’s business environment. You will gain the skills to prepare you for a career in customer service. A customer service certificate teaches you how to communicate with customers, resolve customer problems, build relationships and develop strategies to positively impact profitability. 

COURSE MAP

BUS 115Introduction to Business3
MAR 160Customer Service3
MAR 216Principles of Marketing3
Total Credits9

  

Entrepreneurship

This certificate allows you explore entrepreneurship and turn your ideas into action. This certificate can be completed in as few as two semesters and will give you the foundation to start your own business or to bring your entrepreneurial spirit to a career in an existing company. Also, the classes in this certificate count toward the classes you need to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in marketing here at CCD.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
MAR 111 Principles of Sales 3
 Subtotal9
Second Semester
MAN 160 Entrepreneurship 3
MAR 160 Customer Service 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal9
 Total Credits18

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Retail Management

This certificate is for industry professionals, suggested by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC). It emphasizes the skills needed in grocery industry management. The skills presented in this certificate are beneficial to an entry-level employee preparing for advancement in a retail organization. This certificate requires you to complete the Introduction to Business (BUS 115) course as a prerequisite course, or you may see your academic advisor to arrange program chair approval.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications 3
MAN 128 Human Relations in Organizations 3
MAN 225 Managerial Finance 3
MAR 117 Principles of Retailing 3
 Subtotal12
Second Semester
BUS 217 Business Communication and Report Writing 3
MAN 200 Human Resources Management I 3
MAN 226 Principles of Management 3
MAR 216 Principles of Marketing 3
 Subtotal12
 Total Credits24

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