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Applied Business

This program prepares students for an exciting career in the field of business. An Associate Degree gives students an opportunity to: lead a team, start a business and develop skills to improve an existing business. 



The Applied Business program at Western Colorado Community College features:

  • Technical, interpersonal and soft skill courses that prepare students to enter the workforce. 
  • Course content that is relevant to today's business needs. Training is focused on current business needs, diverse learning styles, hands-on classroom experience and practical program-related work. 
  • Small class sizes ensure students receive the level of instruction that needed to excel in today's business world. 
  • Traditional classroom instruction and classes offered at night or online. 
  • Flexible curriculum that includes several one-semester Technical Certificates.
  • An agreement with Colorado Mesa University's Department of Business enabling students who complete a two-year degree to seamlessly move to CMU to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration. 


Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Administrative Support 1 semester (9 credits)
Business Foundations 2 semesters (18 credits)
Frontline Supervision 2 semesters (18 credits)
Graphic Technology 2 semesters (18 credits)
Marketing Graphic Technology 2 semesters (18 credits)
Office Technology 2 semesters (18 credits)

Gainful Employment

Administrative Office Technology- 52.0407

Applied Business - 52.0407