Business: Associate Degrees and Certificates


The Business curriculum at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is aimed at providing educational experiences that set a foundation for growth and development of our students. The degree and certificate programs address the current workforce needs and prepare students with 21st century skills that keep them competitive in the market.  We deliver exceptional learning experiences through real-world hands-on activities like mentoring, service learning, internships, student academic travel, project-based learning, and community engagement.  We strive to create an atmosphere of ethical behavior and lifelong learning and continual workforce development.

Value of a Business Degree:

You can do anything with an associate degree in business—lead a team of professionals, become a real estate agent, or even start your own company. RRCC’s progressive business curriculum features faculty with real-world experience teaching the practical application of business principles. Choose from flexible learning formats: classroom, hybrid, or online, so you can earn your business associate degree on your own time. Contact an advisor from this program here. RRCC can transfer to many public four-year colleges or universities.

New for Spring 2018!

AAS Business Administration Degree

RRCC Business Dept launches a new AAS Business Administration Degree with Empahsis Areas

New & Featured Courses 

Check out these courses being offered in Business.  Apply them to Emphasis areas or Business Electives depending on your degree designation.  Log on to The Rock to register now!

Non-Profit Pathway Certificate Nonprofit Pathway logo

RRCC has partnered with Community First Foundation to create a comprehensive experience in non-profit management. Join us in the Spring 2018 semester as we offer these  featured non-profit courses are: BUS 175-001 Intro to Non-Profit Organizations, BUS277 building Financial Support, and BUS278 Financial Management.  Courses are taught by seasoned, non-profit professionals. Learn more about our new Non-Profit Pathway Certificate here!

Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Start-Up

Thinking of starting your own business, looking for ways to improve your current operations, or investigating a potential business opportunity? Explore your entrepreneurial potential with courses from the Small Business Certificate program. Weekend format – each class meets over one weekend allowing students to complete the entire certificate in one semester.  Experience innovation and develop your entrepreneurial spirit at Red Rocks Community College!  The Entrepreneur Center at RRCC is a business development and project development resource available to students and alumni of the college.  Learn more about the RRCC Entrepreneur Center

About the Business Program

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Business Degree and Certificates

degrees(Click here for more info.)

  • Associate of Arts in Business (designated degree). This AA Business Designated Degree will transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.

Associate of Applied Science

Certificates(Click here for more info.)

  • Accounting - Fundamentals Certificate
  • Accounting - Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Accounting - Accounting Clerk
  • Business - Foundations Certificate
  • Business - Leadership Certificate
  • Business - Management and Supervision
  • Business - Real Estate (Broker)
  • Business - Registered Appraiser
  • Business - Small Business Startup

Career Paths: What Can I Do With a Business Associate Degree?

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Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities. Also, take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four-year university, you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!