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Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Business Administration and Business Management programs are designed to provide an overview of the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to prepare students for careers in marketing, management, sales, advertising, retailing, wholesaling and related fields.  These programs are designed to provide opportunities for students to implement and test the skills they learn.


Depending on the program option selected, coursework could include management, accounting, economics, business law, organizational dynamics, marketing, e-business, international business, statistics and/or business internship, and business management hospitality.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC offers three certificate options, one Associate in Science (AS) degree and two Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Business.  The Business Administration certificate is 21credits and can be completed during the day, evening or online.  The Business Management certificate is 13 credits.  The Business Analysis Certificate is 9 credits and is currently completed through RCTC customized training.  The RCTC Business Administration (AS degree), the Business Management and Business Management – Hospitality (AAS degree), and the Business Management-Marketing (AAS degree) are each 60 credits and can be completed in as little as two years.

Program Start Date(s)

Students can start coursework any semester.  Many courses are offered online and some in an accelerated format.  Some courses are not offered every semester so students are encouraged to meet with program advisors to plan ahead.

Career Opportunities/Information

Fortunately, business is one field that offers both a rich diversity of career opportunities and a favorable job market.  RCTC business graduates are employed in careers in management, accounting, finance, banking, marketing and sales.  


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

Rochester Community and Technical College is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations/index.html

Additional Information

Program Website: www.rctc.edu/program/bus/ 
Program Plan: www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs/  
More Information: www.rctc.edu/contact/

Gainful Employment Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information for programs that lead to certificates or diplomas and are financial aid eligible. The most current RCTC gainful employment information can be found at:  www.rctc.edu/catalog/programs.

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Overview content updated: 2017-04-19
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