Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 19, 2024  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AA :Liberal Arts-Business (2 Years)

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(Associate of Arts Degree)


The Business Transfer (A.A. degree) program is designed for the student who is planning to enter a business degree program at a four-year institution. The Business Transfer program combines general education classes with specific business courses to meet requirements of university business programs.

After completing an A.A. degree with a Business Transfer, a student may seek entrance into a university College of Business program. At the university, a student would pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in a particular area, such as accounting, finance, general business, marketing, or management. The Bachelor of Science Degree program prepares a student for employment within public and private industry or with a governmental agency in a professional position of business leadership. Another direction that a business student may choose is certification to teach business courses at the secondary or post secondary levels. After completion of the Bachelor’s degree, a student may seek additional degrees or certification.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. 

  • Courses within any Degree with Designation must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Courses older than 10 years cannot count towards any Degree with Designation.
  • Course substitutions and/or waivers are not permitted for any Degree with Designation.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Recommended degree requirements for Business Transfer:

General Education Requirements:


The following two courses are required:

Total Communication Credits : 6


The following two courses are required:

Total Mathematics Credits : 8

Arts & Humanities:

Select two courses from the listings below:

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6

Total History Credits: 3


The following two courses are required:

Total Economics Credits: 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two courses from the following list. One course must have the required laboratory.


In order to receive General Education credit for Integrated Science courses, students must complete both SCI 155  and SCI 156  . Successful completion of both SCI 155  and SCI 156  will satisfy all General Education requirements in the Physical and Life Sciences category for the A.A. degree.

Total Physical & Life Sciences Credits: 8

(Credits above the minimum of 8 will be counted in the elective category.)

Additional Required Business Courses:

All courses in the following list are required:

Total Additional Business Credits: 23

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60


The following is the RECOMMENDED sequence of classes:

Business Transfer Course Sequence

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 14-15

Total Credits: 14-15

Total Credits: 16

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