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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Business Technology

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Associate of Applied Science

About the Program

The Business Technology two-year degree provides an opportunity for students to learn about the business enterprises in society as well as prepare for various careers. This degree provides for flexibility in selecting elective classes while allowing students to investigate a wide range of areas within the business field. Students who want a general business foundation will be well served by the Business Technology AAS degree. There are also two program options should students want to pursue a specialized focus area. This program can be completed entirely through online delivery.

For students who desire employment as bookkeepers, accounting assistants and billing clerks, the Accounting Option provides advanced study in practical accounting using both manual and computerized accounting systems.

Students who plan to supervise other workers, start their own business enterprises, or work in the sales, advertising or e-commerce sectors, will find the Management and Marketing Option well suited to those career goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Business Technology Associate of Applied Science are:

Analytical Skills

Utilize critical thinking by applying problem-solving techniques to various areas of business.


Use technology to assist with business operations.

Business Ethics

Apply established legal and ethical behaviors in business.

Business Communication

Use professional communication methods appropriate to business situations.

Employability Skills

Use the interpersonal skills necessary to preserve effective working relationships.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Business Technology Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department head before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with the current articulation agreement.

Credits earned in the successful completion of this program can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 90-92

Program email address: BusinesssInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-4

Term Credits: 16

Term Credits: 13

Term Credits: 15


Check in with Advisor

Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 16

Approved Program Electives

Select 15 credits from courses not otherwise required within the base program or option area.

Optimal electives have been built into the program map above. See your program advisor.


1 Students who completed BA211 between summer 2017 and winter 2021 must also have passed BA 212  with a grade of C or higher, otherwise they must retake BA 211Z . Please speak with your academic advisor.

For more information, contact the Business Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: BusinessInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/business

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