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Business, Law & Criminal Justice Pathway

The Business, Law & Criminal Justice Pathway is primarily designed for students seeking to enter the work force after graduation.

While all of the majors in the Pathway transfer to four-year institutions for further study, the majority of the degrees are career programs for students with an interest in the business, criminal justice or legal fields.

The programs in the Business, Law & Criminal Justice Pathway have numerous Articulation Agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout Maryland and out of state. View the current list of Articulation Agreements »

Business, Law & Criminal Justice Pathway Programs

Accounting

The Accounting program includes Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree options for students interested in the field of accounting and finance. The A.A.S. degree is designed for students who are seeking immediate employment in career areas such as an accounting clerk or bookkeeper. Students in the A.A.S. degree program also have the option to transfer to complete a four year degree. The A.A. option is designed for students who plan to transfer immediately after completion of their two year degree to a four year program for a degree in Accounting, and is recommended for students interested in becoming Certified Public Accountants or Certified Management Accountants. The Accounting programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Accounting Certificate is an 18-credit course of study designed for those students who would like to expand their technical knowledge of accounting and business. This certificate program is particularly beneficial for entrepreneurs, individuals who are looking to enhance their employability and students who are considering pursuing a two- or four-year degree. Some of the courses can be applied towards the Business Accounting Certificate, or a two-year degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Business Management.

The Business Accounting Certificate is a 33-credit program which prepares students for entry level positions in jobs such as accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll/receivables/billing payables clerk or assistant accountant. Students also receive training in managerial and tax applications. The application of microcomputers/software is a prominent program feature. All certificate courses may be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Accounting. Most Accounting and Business Accounting certificate courses can be transferred to a four-year institution.

Contact

Catonsville
Jim Bryant
Phone: 443.840.4204
Email: jbryant@ccbcmd.edu
CCBC Dundalk/Essex
Steve Houston
Phone: 443.840.2018
Email: shouston@ccbcmd.edu

Business Administration

The Business Administration Associate of Arts degree prepares students to transfer immediately to a four-year business program. Business, finance, marketing and human resource management are topics covered in Business Administration. The program gives students an overview of many areas of business. Upper level courses are then completed at the transfer institution to round out a student’s business education. The program is designed to transfer to a wide variety of four-year institutions.

The Business Administration program is accredited by the ACBSP.

Contact

Catonsville
Gayona Beckford-Barclay
Phone: 443.840.5314
Email: gbeckford@ccbcmd.edu
Dundalk/Essex
Dennis Sullivan
Phone: 443.840.4395
Email: dsullivan2@ccbcmd.edu

Business Management

The Business Management Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed for students seeking employment in business and for those who are already employed and who wish to upgrade their skills. Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of business topics and then expand on those that interest them. Students complete subject-interest classes and work toward being fully trained in their field at the end of their A.A.S. program. After completing the program and obtaining employment, students often elect to continue their education by working towards a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. The Business Management program is accredited by the ACBSP.

The Business Management program also maintains two certificate programs. The Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Human Resources Management Certificate offers 27 credits each of concentrated courses of study in these fields. The Entrepreneurship certificate focuses the curriculum around students interested in starting their own business. The Human Resources Management Certificate is designed for the student interested in receiving basic background for employment in the field of human resource management. All credits successfully completed in these programs may be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Business Management.

Contact

Catonsville
Gayona Beckford-Barclay
Phone: 443.840.5314
Email: gbeckford@ccbcmd.edu
Dundalk/Essex
Dennis Sullivan
Phone: 443.840.4395
Email: dsullivan2@ccbcmd.edu

Criminal Justice Studies

The Criminal Justice Studies Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to prepare students for service to the community in the fields of law enforcement, homeland security, juvenile services, private security, parole and probation, or corrections and law. Students are encouraged to continue their study of criminal justice after completing an A.A.S. degree with a four year institution to expand on their career opportunities in this field.

The Criminal Justice Studies Certificate is a 27-credit program designed primarily for those students who are seeking an interim certificate before completing the A.A.S. requirements or who wish to take only criminal justice courses. All certificate program courses may be applied toward an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Studies.

Contact

Catonsville
Michelle Jones
Phone: 443.840.5813
Email: mjones@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk
Keith Lessner
Phone: 443.840.3467
Email: klessner@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Rob Richick
Phone: 443.840.1488
Email: rrichick@ccbcmd.edu

Economics

The Economics Associate of Arts (A.A.) transfer degree prepares students for a career in the finance field, primarily in the areas of insurance, government, and banking. Economics focuses on the production and consumption of goods in society and on the broader implications of what many individual businesses choose to do. The Economics transfer pattern is accredited by the ACBSP and designed to help students transfer to institutions that offer a four-year degree in Economics.

Contact

Catonsville
Alpha KaiKai
Phone: 443.840.4344
Email: akaikai@ccbcmd.edu
Dundalk/Essex
Jennifer Joyner
Phone: 443.840.1469
Email: jjoyner@ccbcmd.edu

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies Associate of Applied Science degree is an American Bar Association approved program that trains students for careers as paralegals or legal assistants. Graduates of this program understand the jurisdiction and function of legislative, judicial, and administrative bodies; the structure of the court system; and the roles of attorneys and paralegals in the legal system. They are knowledgeable in both civil and criminal law and possess the research and writing skills applicable to these fields.

Students can transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor’s program in Paralegal Studies or Legal Studies to expand on their career opportunities in this field. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Contact

Catonsville
Meisha Grimes
Phone: 443.840.4025
Email: mgrimes@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk
Donna Mandl
Phone: 443.840.3477
Email: dmandl@ccbcmd.edu
Essex
Amelia Lazarus
Phone: 443.840.1734
Email: alazarus@ccbcmd.edu

Course Tracks

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