Why Choose Business & Entrepreneurship?

Thanks to globalization and advancing technology, the business world continues to evolve at a rapid rate, leading to a growing demand for skilled professionals in numerous well-paying business careers that provide financial opportunity, now and into the future. According to the latest employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business and financial operations jobs are expected to grow 9.6% between 2016 and 2026.

CCAC's Business Career programs encompass a wide range of dynamic professions. Certificate programs help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions, while graduates who wish to continue their studies at CCAC have the opportunity to complete the additional courses required for an associate degree. Associate degree programs not only prepare graduates for entry-level employment—they also provide the opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university in order to pursue a bachelor's degree. 


Administrative Assistant, A.S. (785.2) 

CCAC's program provides effective training in essential business, technology and office administration skills. Graduates may seek employment as secretaries or administrative assistants in a business, medical, legal, educational, governmental, nonprofit or industrial setting. Secretaries and administrative assistants are always in demand in nearly every industry—most work full time in office settings, but some may work part time or from a home office. 

Business Management, A.S. (385.3)

This program prepares the student for an entry-level position dealing with business principles, procedures and problems. Graduates may qualify for a training program in business and industry, government or nonprofit organizations. Graduates may find jobs in several functional areas including, but not limited to, marketing, finance, human resource management or the administrative areas of business.

This program is also appropriate for employees in entry-level management positions who seek to enhance their job skills by developing in-depth knowledge and managerial skills in planning, motivating, organizing and controlling resources. Students enrolled in this program may earn three pass-fail cooperative credits. 

Business, Transfer (004A, 004B)

This university parallel program provides the freshman and sophomore foundations of a baccalaureate business degree. Students should select specialized courses with their major field of concentration as identified by their transfer college or university. 

Business, CCAC & Indiana University of PA, A.S/ B.S. (097.1)

Students enrolled in this parallel associate degree program are considered jointly enrolled in both CCAC and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students will earn an Associate of Science in Business from CCAC while earning credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Management from IUP, with IUP courses taught at CCAC Boyce Campus. This program is limited to CCAC students who are candidates for the associate of science degree in the Business University Parallel program. 

Computer Information Systems, A.S. (050.4) ♦

This program prepares students with a broad knowledge in computer information systems for transfer to a four-year institution. Students may continue in their studies at another college and earn a bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or information technology. 

Business Management, Certificate (216.1) 

This certificate program is designed for students who are currently employed and seeking to enhance their skills or students with some postsecondary educational background who are preparing for an entry-level position in business or industry. Cooperative education credits may be available to those who qualify. 

E-commerce, Certificate (221) 

This certificate is designed to introduce students to the world of e-commerce and related business principles. This includes the fundamentals of business processes such as marketing and accounting as well as basic computer programming such as java and web development associated with Internet technology. Students learn the theories and concepts of e-commerce and are taught to utilize methods and techniques peculiar to that area. 

Entrepreneurship, Certificate (219.1)

Entrepreneurship provides an opportunity for economic self-sufficiency. Entrepreneurs possess drive and energy to be successful, but need to learn the skills for success. This certificate is designed to help students to develop an understanding on how to create and sustain a small business. The certificate focuses on providing the knowledge and understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Students who successfully complete the program will have created a business plan, understand how to find initial funding for that plan and be prepared to manage and market the small business. 

Supervision & Leadership, Certificate (386.1) 

This program is designed to provide participants with supervisory skills and techniques to develop effective communications, motivate staff, lead meetings, delegate effectively, manage time, and facilitate change within an organization. 

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