Joe Easton, Department Chair
The AAS and Certificate programs prepare you for entry level positions in marketing, management or sales; they also give you the skills you need to open your own business.
You will study management from three perspectives: marketing, management and economics. Marketing studies offer specific training in sales, advertising, promotion and marketing. Management studies offer a generalized perspective with broad applications in the business world. Economic studies give you a basic understanding of economics and its relationship to other disciplines.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree teaches you the basic skills needed to qualify for business management positions, with an emphasis on practical application of the concepts and principles of management. In addition to lecture and group-participation teaching techniques, the Business Management Department relies on guest speakers from the business world to describe real-world applications of academic concepts.
The Entrepreneurship Certificate program prepares you to open your own business. The certificate comprises six classes that introduce you to the fundamentals of sales, marketing, management and accounting. You can apply all course work for this certificate to the AAS Degree in Business Management.
The Real Estate Mini-Certificate prepares you to obtain the Colorado Real Estate License so you can pursue a career in the real estate field. The most popular career choice is real estate sales, but you can also work as a property manager, title researcher or loan document closer. The six real estate classes total 168 classroom hours to meet Colorado requirements; they cover Real Estate Law, Contracts, Regulations, Closings, Recordkeeping and Practical Applications. To earn the Real Estate Associate Broker’s License, you must complete the classes, pass the State of Colorado Real Estate Associate Broker’s Examination, and submit the appropriate licensing application to the Colorado Real Estate Commission. After you receive your Associate Broker’s license, you must attach your license to an employing real estate broker who agrees to supervise your work for the first two years in the field.
Note: Students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree program in Business Management should refer to the Transfer Degree section.