Applied Business

The Applied Business 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 necessary to improve an existing business. 

Why choose Applied Business at WCCC?  

  • Technical and interpersonal skills courses prepare students to enter the workforce
  • 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 needed to excel in today’s business world
  • Traditional classroom instruction with classes offered days, nights and online
  • Flexible curriculum that includes several one-semester technical certificates
  • An agreement with Colorado Mesa University's Department of Business allows students who complete a two-year degree to move seamlessly to CMU to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration degree

Students develop skills in budget analysis, office technology, grammar, oral presentations, information systems, current software programs, human relations and communications. The administrative support curriculum prepares student to be an effective staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in supervision, the basics of human resources and how to work with others in a business environment. The frontline supervision curriculum prepares the student to be an effective staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations. Students learn the importance of human behavior in organizations, how to supervise employees and basic human resource practices.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in customer service, digital design tools, human behavior in organizations and social media. The marketing communications curriculum prepares students to be effective staff members in business, government or nonprofit organizations. Students learn how to work with others, how to help others, how to use social media to the advance businesses objectives and how to use entry level digital tools.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in computer office programs, basics of human resources and human relations in organizations. The administrative support curriculum prepares students to be effective staff members in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in business basics, marketing basics and customer service. The business foundations curriculum prepares students to be effective staff members in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in supervision, the basics of human resources and how to work with others in a business environment. The frontline supervision curriculum prepares the student to be an effective staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations. Students learn the importance of human behavior in organizations, how to supervise employees and basic human resource practices.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in webpage design, digital layouts and digital tools. The graphics technology curriculum prepares the student to be an effective staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in customer service, human behavior in organizations and social media. The marketing graphics technology curriculum prepares the student to be an effective staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations. Students learn how to work with others, how to help others and how to use social media to advance business objectives.

Academic Requirements

Students develop skills in electronic office procedures, word processing, spreadsheets, data processing, current software programs and social media. The office technology curriculum prepares the student to be an effective support staff member in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Retail sales
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Administrative support
  • Human resource assistant
  • Entry-level marketing assistant

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 1 semesters (9 credits)
Frontline Supervision 2 semesters (18 credits)
Graphic Technology 1 semesters (9 credits)
Marketing Graphic Technology 2 semesters (18 credits)
Office Technology 2 semesters (18 credits)

Program Faculty

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Megan Englund

Technical Instructor of Marketing

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Tyler Liff

Lecturer of Business