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2014 -2015 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2014 -2015 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The College offers three degree, three certificate, and two letter of recognition programs in accounting and business curricula.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree recognizes curricular focus in a specific occupational area. This degree is intended primarily for immediate employment or occupational skills upgrading, but also provides opportunities for transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree.

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is intended primarily for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program, but may also be suitable for career exploration and skills upgrading. The degree programs include discipline and general education courses, range from 60-70 credits, and typically take a minimum of two years to complete.

The College’s Basic and Advanced Certificate options focus on a sequence of courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in the student’s chosen curriculum. Most certificate programs are designed to build upon skills and sequence into degree curricula. Certificate programs include at least 12 credits and typically take a minimum of a year to complete. Letter of Recognition (LOR) programs include a specific sequence of courses that total no more than 11 credits, and can be completed in the shortest period of time.


The AAS degree in Accounting is designed for students seeking to work as junior accountants or assistant auditors in industry, government, and public accounting firms.

The Basic Certificate in Accounting is designed to provide knowledge of basic accounting skills for entry-level employment. The Advanced Certificate is designed for persons currently working in the industry or persons seeking CPA certification. See  program information for the specific occupational goals associated with each.

The Letter of Recognition in Accounting (Tax) is designed to provide knowledge of basic tax preparation and law in the shortest period of time for entry-level employment. It can also be used by professionals working in the field who desire a specialty area of expertise in tax preparation.


The AA degree in Business Administration is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree in business administration.

The Business Management Technology AAS degree is designed to prepare students for employment at the mid-management or supervisory level.

The Certificate in Business Management Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions.

The Letter of Recognition in Business Management Technology is designed to provide a credential for those students interested in a limited sequence of management-related courses.


Students who successfully complete the AAS in Accounting, the A.A.S in Business Management Technology, or the AA in Business Administration degree programs at Chesapeake College may be eligible to continue taking courses to complete their bachelor’s degree at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, located on the College’s Wye Mills campus. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Business Administration at the Center. Students should work closely with the Chesapeake College Transfer Counselor in scheduling classes.

For more information, contact the Executive Director for the Center at: 410-827-5761.