Academic and Career Pathways


Business and Technology

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Are you interested in careers that take a robust empirical and practical approach to helping businesses become successful and solvent? Are you interested in hands-on careers that are relevant to today’s economy? The Business and Technology ACP will teach you current business practices and technical skills that will open doors to the business and technology-based careers that drive the economy of today and tomorrow.

  • Our areas of study in business will teach you how to plan, organize, and execute industry-relevant skills that require ethics and operations management in the fields of finance, accounting, sales, marketing, hospitality, and entrepreneurship whether you are aspiring to work for a corporation or own your own business.
  • Our hands-on technology-related areas of study will teach you how to develop office technical skills, design new products, perform architectural drafting, provide computer support, manage and ensure the security of computer networks, develop web applications, design multimedia productions, or maintain and repair cars.

Careers in Business and Technology *

  • Accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, marketing specialists, market analysts, social media specialists, e-commerce specialists, financial managers, entrepreneurs, and operational managers and supervisors.
  • Administrative assistants, hotel managers, front and back office managers, and event planners.
  • Help desk support, cyber security, computer support specialists, network support specialists, network administrators, computer systems analysts, security analysts, data analysts, and information technology managers.
  • Graphic designers, web designers, and web developers.
  • Architectural drafters, engineering technicians, and product developers.
  • Automotive mechanics and auto parts specialists.

*Many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Student Story

Nick Soultanian

Nick Soultanian was hooked the moment his father took him to a tech exposition when Soultanian was a middle schooler. Today, the education he’s receiving at MiraCosta College is preparing the 19-year-old Carlsbad resident for a future career in the booming computer science industry.

"I feel like I'm learning a lot," said Soultanian, who spent the summer following his freshman year interning with the MiraCosta College AIS department. "The environment here is excellent, I feel like I'm able to talk to people, and I have yet to find a bad instructor."

Soultanian said his decision to attend MiraCosta College was simple enough. The Oceanside Campus was just a few miles from home, he didn't want the burden of student loans needed to put him through four years at a university, and the Computer Science program had an excellent reputation. READ MORE ABOUT NICK.

Programs of Study

KEY: Certificate of Proficiency Certificate of Achievement Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree

Program of Study Programs Sequence
Accounting Accounting MAP
  Accounting MAP
  Accounting Assistant  
  Bookkeeping MAP
  Bookkeeping MAP
  Income Tax Preparer  
  Income Tax Professional  
  Payroll Professional  
Automotive Technology Automotive Alignment, Brakes and Suspension  
  Automotive Electronics  
  Automotive Electronics, Computers & Emissions and/or HVAC  
  Automotive Quick Service Assistant  
  Automotive Repair: Drive-Train Specialist  
  Automotive Technology MAP
  Automotive Technology  
  Basic Engine Performance  
  California Smog Check Technician  
  Master Technician  
Business Administration Business Administration for Transfer MAP
  Business Fundamentals   
  Business Quick Startup  
  Entrepreneurship MAP
  Entrepreneurship MAP
  Entrepreneurship Fundamentals   
  Management MAP
  Management MAP
  Marketing  MAP
  Marketing  MAP
  Project Management  
  Retail Assistant   
  Retail Management MAP
  Retail Management MAP
  Social Media for Business  MAP
Business Office Technology Administrative Professional MAP
  Office Assistant  
  Office Manager  
Computer Studies & Information Technology Business Information Worker (BIW) MAP
  Business Information Worker (BIW) MAP
  Business Productivity Software Applications MAP
  Business Productivity Software Applications MAP
  Business Productivity Software Applications Essentials  
  Certiport IC3 Digital Literacy  
  Certiport Microsoft Office  
  CompTIA IT Core Essentials  
  Cybersecurity MAP
  Emerging Technologies  
  Information Technology MAP
  Information Technology MAP
  Internet and E-Commerce MAP
  Internet and E-Commerce MAP
  Management Information Systems (MIS)  
  Management Information Systems (MIS)  
  Systems Administration MAP
  Systems Administration  
  Tech Support MAP
  Tech Support  
Design 3D Modeling and Prototyping  
  Applied Design  
  Architectural Design  
  Architectural Design  
  AutoCAD Certified User  
  Computer-Aided Drafting  
  Computer-Aided Drafting  
  Computer-Aided Drafting and Design MAP
  Computer-Aided Drafting and Design  
  Construction Management  
  Drafting Fundamentals  
  Engineering Design Graphics  
  Engineering Technology  
  Engineering Technology  
  Mechanical Design  
  SolidWorks Certified User  
Hospitality Catering Operations  
  Dining Room Operations  
  Food Service Operations  
  Front Office Operations  
  Hospitality Management MAP
  Hospitality Management MAP
  Meeting and Event Management  
  Restaurant Management MAP
  Restaurant Management MAP
  Rooms Division Management  
Liberal Arts: Business & Technology Liberal Arts: Business & Technology  

**These maps are suggested sequences for course completion. Please consult a counselor to first complete an educational plan.

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