- Pathway: Business & Industry
- Campus: All Campuses
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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Job Titles & Career Info
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
- Communicate effectively—in person & online—with superiors, colleagues, staff & customers in a variety of professional business contexts
Marketable Skills You Will Learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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.
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:
- 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
- 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
Continuing Education Office Careers Programs
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2023–2024 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|
|FOS||Business Administration & Management Field of Study||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
- Human Resources
Start on Your Pathway!
Michael Kaluya, Ph.D.
Freddie Sandifer, Jr.
Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Regina Cannon, Ph.D.
Trinity River Campus
Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business
Trinity River Campus
TCC Connect Campus
Kenya Wilson, SHRM–CP, M.S.O.D.
Updated November 20, 2023