Catalog 2023-2024 
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Catalog 2023-2024

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.

Not all out-of-state transfer work is guaranteed to transfer to a Colorado 4-year school, even if accepted towards your degree at Aims CC, as all institutions conduct their own review of transfer courses. It is the student’s responsibility to work with the 4-year school to determine which courses will transfer.  If any credits do not transfer, it could mean that more than 60 credits will be required to complete the 4-year degree.

Degree Requirements for the Business Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement: 

General Education Requirements

(Written) Communication

Total (Written) Communication Credits: 6


  • Choose one of the following:

  • Credits: 4 *
  • Credits: 4 **
  • MAT 1320 - Infinite Mathematics, is not currently offered at Aims, but can be transferred in from another Colorado community college or university, and applied in place of MAT 1340.
  • *Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University - Pueblo, and Fort Lewis College require MAT 1340, College Algebra. 

    **University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the University of Northern Colorado require MAT 1400, Survey of Calculus.

Total Mathematics Credits: 4

Arts & Humanities

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


One (1) GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)

Total History Credits: 3

Total Social & Behavioral Sciences Credits: 6

Natural & Physical Sciences

Two (2) GT Pathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2); one must be with laboratory (GT-SC1)

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 7

Total Additional Required Credits: 21-23


Students must take an additional 5-7 credits of Approved Electives . Electives may be chosen from the General Education curriculum, other Arts and Sciences courses, and specific Career and Technical courses.  A maximum of 3 credits of Physical Education courses are allowed in the A.A. degree electives. 

Total Elective Credits: 5-7

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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