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Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace with a one-year specialized business certificate, a two-year associate degree or even or even a four-year bachelor's degree. Choose from a variety of courses to help advance your career.

Business Programs

Pierce has three business options. Students can earn a specialized certificate in just one year, an associate degree in two or a bachelor's in four. Getting ahead was never this easy!  

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Find out which business degree is right for you

Applied Business Professional Technical Associate Degree and Certificates

The Pierce College Applied Business Program is designed to help students gain the knowledge, skills, experience and abilities employers desperately seek from top employees. Our degrees and certificates give graduates an excellent boost in obtaining career job entrance and advancement opportunities as leaders, managers, social media marketers, entrepreneurs, human resource professionals and experts in project management. Our program is governed by an advisory board of community members working as leaders in industry and faculty who help shape a cutting-edge curriculum that gives graduates an education that makes them competitive in the workplace and highly desirable to employers and four-year institutions.

Associate in Business (DTA/MRP)

At Pierce College, students have flexibility in completing their Business degree in any one of two ways and are then prepared to transfer to a four-year college. This transfer degree ensures that a student who completes this Associate in Business — DTA/MRP degree will have satisfied the lower division general education (or core) requirements and lower division business requirements at the baccalaureate institutions. Make an appointment with one of our advisors today to discuss this great career path. You can choose the path that fits your learning and lifestyle:

Face-to-Face Option

A full array of classes meeting in person for those who prefer to attend in traditional classrooms.

Online Option

Earn your online degree anywhere with Pierce College’s convenient online classes. Pierce College has dedicated and supportive faculty to provide meaningful learning experiences for you, as well as staff to help you should this be your first online experience.

Business (DTA/MRP) Career Pathway Course Map