Quick Facts

Business is an art and a science that involves research, planning, creative and critical thinking.

Learn how the American business works and the economy operates, so you will be prepared for opportunities in a competitive market.

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Our Program

Why Choose Business?

  • Study in small classes that are designed as corporate cohorts to:
    • Build a strong foundation in business principles & practices
    • Improve your skills for a more competitive career
    • Complete basic transferable coursework toward an advanced degree
  • Take advantage of convenient scheduling options:
    • Daytime or evening
    • Weekday or weekend classes
    • Delivered on-campus, online, or a mix (blended)

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Manage administrative services in your organization using knowledge, data & technology
  • Research, plan, coordinate, review departmental or administrative correspondence & operations
  • Build relationships & network within your organization & in the business community at large
  • Develop & establish policy & practices across disciplines, such as:
    • Human resources
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Accounting
  • Communicate effectively—in person & online—with superiors, colleagues, staff & customers in a variety of professional business contexts

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

Which track fits your needs?

Certificates of Completion

You can complete one or both Business Certificate(s) of Completion and choose to enter the workforce.

Associate Degree

The Level I and Level II Business Certificates are stackable, meaning any course you take to complete 1 or both certificate(s) applies to the requirements of the associate degree.

You can continue your studies to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration–Business.


If you are planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college or university, you can:

  1. Complete the Business Field of Study, which is a set of courses that fulfills lower division requirements for bachelor's degrees and is transferable to a Texas college or university
  2. Earn an Associate of Arts in Business to prepare to transfer to a 4-year college or university

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2


All Campuses

Continuing Education Office Careers Programs

Multiple Campuses

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AA Associate of Arts in Business 60 $4,140
AAS Business Administration—Business 60 $4,140
CRT1 Business I 24 $1,656
CRT2 Business II 45 $3,105
FOS Business Administration 24 $1,656


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

For example, with an Associate of Arts in Business you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in specialized areas, such as
    • Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Finance
    • Accounting

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Michael Kaluya, Ph.D.

Call 817-515-6073


Northeast Campus

Freddie Sandifer, Jr.
Business Coordinator

Call 817-515-6276


Northwest Campus

Lourdes Ramboa

Call 817-515-7704


South Campus

Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-4578


Southeast Campus

Regina Cannon, Ph.D.

Call 817-515-3692


Southeast Campus

TaMika Steward
Business Coordinator

Call 817-515-3600


Trinity River Campus

Robert N. Garner, Ph.D.
Divisional Dean of Math, Science & Business

Call 817-515-1124


Trinity River Campus

Lizbeth Cano
Administrative Specialist I, Math, Science & Business Division

Call 817-515-1180


Trinity River Campus

Matt Spohn
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1276


TCC Connect Campus

Kenya Wilson, SHRM–CP, M.S.O.D.

Call 817-515-8033


Updated June 13, 2024