Business Studies

Why choose NPC?

Investing in yourself is one of the smartest decisions you can ever make. And when you make part of that investment an affordable NPC business degree you will find knowledgable, expert instructors focused on helping you master the essential skills and principles needed to prosper in today's business world.

Degree/Certificate Options

Depending on your career goals, NPC offers two different business degrees: 

1.  If you plan to go on to a university, consider the Associate of Business (ABus) transfer degree. University bachelor degree programs require you to complete a series of general education courses (AGEC-B) before you can focus on a major area of study such as accounting. Complete these general education requirements at NPC and save thousands in tuition dollars compared to university costs (tuition comparison chart).

2.  A second NPC degree option is the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business degree that emphasizes courses geared toward direct entry into the workforce. The AAS focuses on seven areas of specialization: accounting, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, medical office technologies, medical transcription, modern office technologies and retail management. Certificates of Applied Science (CAS) and Certificates of Proficiency (CP), shorter programs of study, are available in each of these specializations.

Specific Courses

For specific courses needed to complete these degrees/ certificates speak with an NPC academic adviser or see the current NPC catalog.


Why Study Business?

Most job opportunities in the U.S. are in business, whether owning your own company or working in some type of corporate or commercial setting. Those with business education backgrounds enjoy a definite advantage in landing a job. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2012), some starting salaries for associate of applied science business degree graduates can often pay $34,000 a year or more!

If you anticipate earning your Associate of Business (ABus) degree and then furthering your education at university, the sky could be the limit. Company executives, financial managers and investment analysts enjoy some of the highest salaries of any workers in the country today.

Business Development Services

For people starting their own or growing an existing business --

NPC also offers business development services through its Community & Corporate Training division and the NPC Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

  • Community & Corporate Training offers affordable, local, customized employee training workshops for area enterprises of any size.
  • Our SBDC helps area small companies grow and prosper as well as helping budding entrepreneurs get off to
    a great start

Online Course Options

  • BUS 100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 101 Business Grammar
  • BUS 103 Success on Your Job
  • BUS 105 Techniques of Supervision
  • BUS 106 Techniques of Personal Finance
  • BUS 108 Basic Keyboarding and Document Processing
  • BUS 110 Small Business Management
  • BUS 112 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping for Business
  • BUS 118 Computerized Medical Billing
  • BUS 123 Income Tax Procedures
  • BUS 125 Payroll Accounting
  • BUS 140 (SUN # ECN 2201) Principles of Economics - Macro
  • BUS 141 (SUN # ECN 2202) Principles of Economics - Micro
  • BUS 182 Records Management
  • BUS 202 Professional Customer Service
  • BUS 210 Principles of Management
  • BUS 220 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 231 Microsoft Office Level I
  • BUS 234 Microsoft Office Level II

Check the semester's online course list for current offerings.

Course Information

The business program offers a number of online course options. For this semester's schedule check: "NPC Online Courses."

University Transfer Options

The Associate of Business (ABus) degree fully transfers to any of the three public Arizona universities. Be sure to work with your NPC academic adviser to ensure a seamless transition.

Contact Us

Business Department chairman

c/o Career and Technical Education division
Silver Creek Campus -- Snowflake/Taylor
Student Center (SNC), Rm. 124

(800) 266-7845, ext. 6232