General Business

What will I learn in this program?

The General Business concentration allows students to earn the Associate Degree in two years, while partially preparing them for transfer into the Business Administration major at a four year college or university.  In addition, it prepares the student for an entry level position in any business office.  The certificate in General Business is an excellent introduction to students who want to learn more about the field of business.  The General Business Certificate Program is designed to provide students with a foundational background in business.  Courses focus on the theoretical and practical skills necessary for students to work in a variety of entry level positions in both the private and public sectors.     

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand



Faster than Average Growth



Faster than Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

AA Degree in General Business

2 Years

General Business Certificate

1 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:
Department contact information:  Business Department 415-239-3709