• Graphic for the Business, Law and Education Pathway

Business, Law & Education Pathway

The Business, Law and Education Pathway focuses on career training for students interested in entering the workforce after graduation in the fields of business, criminal justice, law and education, among other areas.

While the primary focus of the programs in the Pathway is career training, the majors in the Pathway also transfer to four-year institutions for further study. In supporting our students’ desire for additional training and education, the programs in the Business, Law and Education Pathway have numerous Articulation Agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout Maryland and out of state. View the current list of Articulation Agreements »

Questions about the Business, Law, and Education Pathway? Contact us at BLEpathway@ccbcmd.edu

Business, Law & Education Pathway Programs


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.


Associate of Arts Associate of Applied Science Certificate

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.


Associate of Arts

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.


Associate of Applied Science Certificate

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.


Associate of Applied Science Certificate

Interpreter Prep

The Interpreter Preparation program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in sign language interpreting. Students will develop skills in expressive and receptive use of American Sign Language and specific technical skills required to interpret and transliterate. In addition, students will study topics relevant to Deaf people and the field of interpreting. Students will experience a wide variety of learning activities to enhance practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. These include on-site observations and interviews, attendance at Deaf-related community activities, guest lectures, video and audio lab assignments, and classroom lectures.


Associate of Applied Science Certificate

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.

While a majority of the Legal Studies degree and certificate program can be completed online, students are required to complete 10 credits of legal specialty coursework through traditional in class instruction.


Associate of Applied Science Certificate

Teacher Education Degree Programs

The degree programs in Teacher Education prepare students to enter the teaching profession. The programs have been developed to meet the specific transfer and career goals of all students, whether students are just beginning a degree, currently working in the education field, or hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking certification in the State of Maryland.

The Teacher Education Program offers the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree that provides a guaranteed path for students seeking a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public, independent, and most private institutions in the teacher education major.

The Teacher Education Program also offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development. The A.A.S. degree prepares students for immediate employment in early childhood settings with opportunities to direct and work in licensed child care programs, Head Start and other early learning environments.


Associate of Arts Associate of Applied Science Associate of Arts in Teaching Other

Transportation, Distribution, and Maritime Logistics

Transportation, Distribution & Maritime Logistics (TDML) program provides students with an understanding of the handling and logistics of seaborne cargo. The program gives students an overview of customer service, transportation, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, strategic planning, inventory control and forecasting. Students have the option of earning a 21-credit Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree to enter the job market as entry-or mid-level employees or to continue their education toward a Bachelor’s degree.  


Associate of Applied Science Certificate
Continuing Education Certificate