Business Administration
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For more information contact the Division Office at

Division of Business and Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Technology 115

Division Dean:
David D. Gatewood, PhD, MBA

Department Chair:
Alice Rivera
714-892-7711, x52209

Michelle Neal

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The Business Department offers survey courses in general business. In addition, courses in business law and business communications that are transferrable to four-year colleges and universities are offered every semester. The Department offers the following degree or certificate programs at Golden West College:

Business Administration Associate Degree for Transfer

Business Administration Major

Business Administration Certificate of Achievement

Go to Courses or refer to the Catalog and the Schedule of Classes for additional information.

Courses Taken at Other College and Universities

Students who wish to substitute courses taken at other colleges and universities for required courses toward a major or certificate at Golden West College must submit a Petition for Course Substitution to the Department Chair for evaluation. Proper documentation for the course(s) that students want to substitute must accompany the petition and can be in the form of a course syllabus, course catalog description, and/or schedule description under the applicable year or term that the course was taken. The Department Chair will make a determination based on the documentation submitted and return a decision to the student.

Awarding of Multiple Majors and Certificates

Students who wish to attain multiple majors and certificates in similar areas of study may doso as long as they take 12 units unique to the additional program(s) and meet all other conditions set forth by the College to confer a degree.

Federal Gainful Employment Reports

Use the link below to view Golden West College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Federal Gainful Employment Reports