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​Business 

 
 "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
- Henry Ford
 
Courses in the Business Department have been developed for students who wish to:
  1. Meet occupational qualifications of business and industry, or
  2. Meet lower division requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in business, or
  3. Survey the business field to determine personal aptitudes for, and interests in, a business career or as general preparation for dealing with the business community.

Occupational curricula are designed to prepare students, in two years or less, to enter a vocational field and successfully pursue an occupation. Students having such occupational goals should follow suggested curricula listed in this department section. Included in the suggested curricula are the core business courses basic to each occupational program. Students should consult their advisors to determine additional courses, within and outside the School of Applied Sciences and Business, which are most appropriate to individual objectives. For more information please call (760) 773-2571.
 
Curricula leading to a Certificate or Associate in Arts Degree at the College of the Desert, or transfer to a four-year college or university include: