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Business & Hospitality


The Business & Hospitality pathway are studies focused on the principles and aspects of business.  These areas are multidisciplinary, touching on a broad and overlapping set of disciplines.  Some examples are Accounting, Finance, Management, and, increasingly, Entrepreneurship.


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The Accounting Certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level bookkeeper/ accounting position.


Possible Careers:

Accountants and Auditors:   US $78,000
Budget Analyst: US $82,260
Financial Analyst:   US $95,080  
Tax Examiner: US $57,950


Accounting (CERT)

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The Business Degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the business profession, at an entry level position, with tracks in General Business and Accounting.


Possible Careers:

Sales Manager:  US $130,600
Purchasing Manager:  US $131,350
Health Service Administrator:   US$104,830  
Employee Training Specialist:   US $63,080

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Hotel & Restaurant

Designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various hotel and restaurant business environments. The students will receive training in fundamental computer skills and hotel and restaurant practices, giving them an understanding of the varied responsibilities and skills necessary for employment in entry-level hotel and restaurant support positions.

Possible Careers:

Hotel and Motel Manager:   US $61,910
Meeting and Convention Planner:   US $52,560
Restaurant Host: US $27,720
Restaurant Manager: US $61,310

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Hospitality Management

The Hospitality Management program prepares students for entry-level management careers in the hospitality industry.


Possible Careers:

General and Operations Manager:  US $98,100
Supply Chain Manager:  US $98,560
Property and Real Estate Manager:   US $60,670  

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Transfer Degrees

Intended for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program. These degrees provide a foundation of general education, along with courses chosen to help fulfill lower-division baccalaureate requirements. Students should work with a transfer advisor to ensure all course requirements are met before transferring.

Possible Transfer Degrees:

Business Admin, Management, and Operations
Finance & Financial Management
Hospitality Administration/Management

AA degrees and certificates emphasize in humanities/social sciences, including a foreign language. 
AS degrees and certificates emphasize in math/science.
AAS degrees and certificates are intended prepare students for employment

National median salaries are obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


Pathway Faculty


Business Faculty

Adam Gifford

P: 928-226-4184
Office: Lone Tree
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Ed Knecht

P: 928-226-4396
Office: Lone Tree
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