The mission of the Sierra College Business Department is to provide a quality business education that prepares students for educational and career success.
Engaged in principles, theories, and practices of leadership and management, the Business student prepares to enter the worlds of commerce and public administration or to transfer as a junior to a university. In management and general business courses one learns about the behavior of organizations and of the skills for effective leadership, decision-making, and administration. More specialized courses include accounting, law and mathematics in business, the fundamentals of profitable investing, methods of marketing goods and services, or the principles and practice of real estate.
We offer many different degree or certificate programs for you to choose from.
Students are encouraged to register in and use Sierra Job Link to connect with local employers for jobs and internships. This service is free to both employers and students and an excellent way to find out about many types of career opportunities. Students can also post resumes, track their job leads and also be apprised of other career-related events both on and off-campus. More information on the Career Connections web pages.
Business Administration is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the functional areas of a business while developing managerial skills, communication skills, technical abilities and decision-making capability. Students will analyze and critically evaluate information to solve business problems, evaluate and use appropriate technology in the changing business environment, analyze ethical and social issues in business situations and make business and economic decisions that reflect professional responsibility.
The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree (AS-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Students completing the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
A stable career choice, accounting is an excellent option for those with a natural talent for mathematics and organization. This program offers training for many accounting positions, such as clerks, bookkeepers, and more. Our courses are designed for your specific field, allowing you to make the most of your time here at Sierra College.
In this program, we raise up future leaders and policy-makers. Our curriculum will present to you the skills needed to provide administrative support for businesses and other types of organizations. You will be equipped with the necessary training to secure an entry-level position, giving you the opportunity to improve conduct, communication, and decision-making wherever you work.
Similar to the Administration Professional program, the Business Administration program will equip you with the abilities to become a leader and a decision-maker in businesses and other sorts of organizations. A transfer-level program, you will be taught the basics of the field while receiving the necessary units to transfer to a higher-level university. This program is a great option for business majors with high aspirations and standards.
How would you like to own your own business? With our Business Entrepreneurship program, we will teach you the ins and outs of business ownership, management, and employment. In today's highly competitive market, this program will give you the edge you need to create and manage your own small or mid-size business.
It's never too early to consider a long-term, secure career, and the General Business program is here to guide you. We offer all the courses you will need to qualify for any number of entry-level positions in the business field. Work your way up the corporate ladder, or keep it simple with a nice, stable desk job; whatever your aspirations are, we can help you reach them.
There's always a need for leaders in the business field and we can help you become one. In our Management program, we will provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage, organize, and work with employees to maintain a successful business environment. With this program, you will be ready to take on an entry-level management position. Be a part of the solution wherever you go!
For those adventurous students who look forward to a challenging, yet rewarding career in business, our Marketing program is the ideal choice for you. We will prepare you for positions as salespersons, merchandisers and more. You will learn marketing strategies, general business knowledge, and how to make a sale.
The curriculum in Real Estate helps qualify students for positions as real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, real estate loan brokers, property managers, and escrow officers.
For information on Real Estate Salesperson state licensure examination: www.dre.ca.gov/Stats/2012-2013.html. Pass rate by school is not available.
|Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)||Claims Adjusters
|Semester Units Required||34|
|Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)**||18|
|Estimated Total Fees||$1,636|
|Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies||$2,686|
|Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total||$10,236|
|Students Completing the Program 2011-12*||*|
|On-Time Completion Count*||*|
|On-Time Completion Rate (%)*||*|
|Median Loan Amount*||*|
|* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
Todd Jensen has been a professor of Business at Sierra College since 2007 and is also an adjunct professor at Sacramento State and Golden ... More
Professor of Management, Sierra College (1998 to current) M.A. Management, Chapman University, Orange, CA M.A. Mass... More
Tom Read has been a professor of Business at Sierra College since 1996. He has 18 years of work experience in marketing, advertising and ... More
Kurt Heisinger has been a professor of Business at Sierra College since 1996. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of... More
Jude M. Koenig has been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. He currently is the principal of a law firm in Truckee, handling a... More