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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.

Want to get an internships or job?

Students are encouraged to register in and use Sierra Job Link tto 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 for Transfer

AS-T Degree

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:

  • completion of the major requirements with grades of C or better; and
  • certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.

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.

Degree Paths

Accounting

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

Accounting Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Tax Preparers
13-2082.00
Bookkeeping Clerks
43-3031.00
Payroll Clerks
43-3051.00
Brokerage Clerks
43-4011.00
CIPC Code 520302
Semester Units Required 21
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1014
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,659
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* 97
On-Time Completion Count* 10
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* 10%
Median Loan Amount* $0
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Administrative Professional

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

Administrative Professional Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Executive Secretaries
43-6011.00
CIPC Code 520401
Semester Units Required 24
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1152
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,896
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
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

Business Administration

A.A. or A.S. Degree

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.

Business Entrepreneurship

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

Business Entrepeneurship Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) General Managers
11-1021.00
Other Managers
11-9199.00
CIPC Code 520703
Semester Units Required 24
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1152
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,896
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
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

General Business

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

General Business Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) General Managers
11-1021.00
Adminstrative Managers
11-3011.00
Industrial Managers
11-3051.00
First Line Supervisors
43-1011.00
Managers: Other
11-9199.00
CIPC Code 520101
Semester Units Required 24
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1152
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,896
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* 21
On-Time Completion Count* 2
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* 10%
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Management

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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!

Management Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) General Managers
11-1021.00
Adminstrative Managers
11-3011.00
Industrial Managers
11-3051.00
First Line Supervisors
43-1011.00
Managers: Other
11-9199.00
CIPC Code 520201
Semester Units Required 22
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1060
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,738
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
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

Marketing

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

Marketing Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Wholesale Buyers
13-1022.00
Purchasing Agents
13-1023.00
Sales Representatives
41-4012.00
CIPC Code 521801
Semester Units Required 21
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1014
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,659
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2009-10* 11
On-Time Completion Count* 0
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* 0%
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Real Estate

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

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.

Real Estate Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Property Managers
11-9141.00
Real Estate Agents
41-9022.00
CIPC Code 521501
Semester Units Required 21
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** ***
Estimated Total Fees $1038
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,659
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
*** This certificate is under study at this time regarding time-to-completion. Call the Division of Business, Applied Academics, and Physical Education for further information.

Risk Management and Insurance

A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

Risk Management and Insurance Gainful Employment Information

 
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Claims Adjusters
13-1031.00
Claims Examiners
13-1031.01
Insurance Appraisers
13-1032.00
Insurance Underwriters
13-2053.00
Insurance Agents
41-3021.00
CIPC Code 521701
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

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Communication: Communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
  • Business Problems: Analyze and critically evaluate information to solve a variety of business problems.
  • Technology and Information Competency: Evaluate and use appropriate technology in the changing business environment.
  • Business Knowledge: Display competency in the functional area of business related to the student's certificate or degree.
  • Citizenship: Analyze ethical and social issues and make business decisions that reflect professional responsibility.
  • Accounting, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Discuss accounting theory related to the conceptual framework and demonstrate an understanding of accounting terminology and theory through the application of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare basic financial statements and communicate their value to both internal and external users.
  • Demonstrate competency of fundamental accounting principles using computer based accounting software.
  • Demonstrate effective written and communication skills through research of accounting topics and incorporate basic math skills to interpret and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Determine an ethical course of action in response to ethical dilemmas in accounting.
  • Business Entrepreneurship, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Develop a market ready business plan.
  • Assess the risks of starting a business.
  • Assess financing opportunities.
  • Analyze ethical and social issues in starting and operating a business and make business decisions that reflect professional responsibility.
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technology for entrepreneurial purposes to respond to the changing business environment.
  • Management, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Outline the strategic function of management.
  • Formulate effective ways to deliver feedback to employees to increase engagement.
  • Compare leadership styles and develop individual approach to leading others.
  • Analyze ethical and social issues in management and make business decisions that reflect professional responsibility.
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technology for management purposes to respond to the changing business environment.
  • Marketing, A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
  • Identify and evaluate target markets.
  • Create and present a marketing, advertising and sales plan.
  • Diagnose organizational problems and recommend marketing solutions.
  • Evaluate and use social media in marketing programs.
  • Evaluate corporate social responsibility practices and propose solutions.

Contact

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  • B 3
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Teresa Anderson PT Faculty Lec Accounting

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Richard Blumenfeld Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Denise Bushnell Full-time Faculty

  • V 115D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

David Campbell Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Linda Costello Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

David Davis part-time Instructor, Roseville Gateway Center, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • (916) 660-7800
  • (916) 630-4523

Anne Diamond Instructor, Business

  • C 2D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Immouna Ephrem Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kathleen Gullum Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Todd Jensen Instructor, Accounting/Business

  • C 2
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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

Jeffrey Jurach Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Robert Litchfield Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Christine Magnani Instructor, Business Management

  • C 2
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Professor of Management, Sierra College (1998 to current)  M.A. Management, Chapman University, Orange, CA  M.A. Mass... More

Richard Mcginnis Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ronald Morris part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Tim Mulligan Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Elizabeth Payette Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Thomas Read Instructor, Business/Marketing

  • C 2F
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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

Barbara Reed-Ozzello Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Margaret Sauer Administrative Assistant

  • B 3
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Christian Speck Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Hock Tjoa Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Walter Walczykowski Instructor, Business

  • C 2G
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Wheeler Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

William Whitaker Part-time Instructor, Business

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Finlay Part-time Instructor, Business

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

David Scinto Part-time Instructor, Nevada County Campus, Business

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Michael Chursenoff Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Business

Kurt Heisinger Instructor, Accounting

Kurt Heisinger has been a professor of Business at Sierra College since 1996. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University... More

Rodney Jorgensen Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Business

Jude Koenig Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Business Law

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

Steven Linthicum Instructor/Program Manager, Technical Education

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