There are two types of business degrees available at NCCC and several certificates in the fields of Accounting, Management, Marketing, Business Administration, and Entrepreneurship. The primary difference between the degree types is whether the student wishes to continue on and complete a bachelor degree at a four-year university, or go straight to work after completing a degree or certificate at NCCC.
Students planning on transferring to a university complete the Associate of Science (AS) degree. This degree has 45 credit hours of general education courses, including English, algebra, two science courses, psychology, and electives in social sciences and electives in arts and humanities. In addition, students complete a small number of business courses, including economics, accounting, and management, with electives such as marketing, business law, statistics, small business management, or entrepreneurship. Students in this tract may earn a Business Administration Emphasis.
Students that prefer to take classes and go immediately to the workforce, take one or more of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in business: including Accounting, Management, Marketing, or Office Technology. These degrees have only a few general education courses and concentrate mostly on coursework in the discipline of choice. These degrees are perfect for working professionals in another field with a desire to move into management, or someone that wants a less expensive degree for an intermediate level position, or the business owner or individual that simply wishes to learn new skills.
Several of the business courses at NCCC are standardized state wide. They are guaranteed to transfer to any Kansas public university (assuming they are needed in the student’s degree). These courses include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Law, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Management, Marketing, Leadership, and Statistics.