Career and Academic Pathways: Business, Entrepreneurship, & Law

Students in these pathways begin to learn the skills necessary to start a successful career in business (accounting, business administration, bookkeeping, economics, finance and banking, income tax, management, marketing, real estate, and retail management), entrepreneurship (office assistance and expert in computer applications), and law/justice (paralegal, preparation for law, administration of justice, and fingerprinting).

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Law Programs

  • An Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree provides knowledge and skills for employment or further study in a chosen field.
  • An Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is for students interested in transferring to schools within the California State University (CSU) system to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • A Certificate of Achievement (C) is approved by the state and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Skills Certificate (CS) is issued by the department and prepares students to enter the workforce.
  • A Noncredit Certificate (CN) is for students who want to acquire employment, transition to college, and/or explore pathways leading to a career.