Gain a competitive edge in any field, trade or industry with the Pierce College business programs. Take a variety of courses, develop critical skills, and stand out in the marketplace.

Business Programs

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

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Professional Technical Associate Degree and Certificates

The Pierce College Business Management 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, marketers, merchandisers, sales professionals and experts in customer relationship 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.

Associates 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.

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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.

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Apply to Pierce College

Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.


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