Business Division

Signal Peak Campus
Bradley Sizer, Jr. Center for Business Studies (N)
Phone: 520-494-5346
Fax: 520-494-5259
Chair:  Vaun Day

About Us

We offer a variety of options in the business division. If your present career goal is to enter the workforce rather than pursue an undergraduate degree, then you should consider one of our Associate of Applied Science or A.A.S. Degrees or Certificates in any of the following areas: Business, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or Accounting.
View all Certificate/Degree Programming Sequencing Guides

CERTIFICATES: Certificate programs prepare students for entry-level employment opportunities. Some certificates offer advanced training or build foundations for future completion of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) Degree. Most certificate required courses will stack into the coordinating A.A.S. Degree. Completing the certificate portion of a degree increases accomplishment, provides basic business skills for entrepreneurship ventures and increases employability. Refer and compare certificate course requirements to the respective or the business A.A.S. Degrees. The college will confer a graduation diploma for completion of a certificate.

AAS DEGREES: The Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for employment directly into the workforce of their chosen degree. See Grid below for Programming Sequence Guides for each of our A.A.S. Degrees - make sure to choose the appropriate catalog year.

Some state universities have responded to the needs in particular technical fields with provisions so that students with an A.A.S. degree may transfer to a university without loss of credit. Refer to the Major and/or Transfer guides on the AZTRANSFER website for more information on the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees at

TRANSFER DEGREE A BUS: If you are interested in transferring to one of the state universities to complete a baccalaureate degree, then we recommend our Associate of Business or ABUS Degree. This degree will enable you to transfer your Central credits to the University of Arizona, Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University.

For job postings, fairs, internships, career resources and links, explore the Central Arizona College Career and Student Employment Services that connect the student employers. Additional career and personal development workshops and trainings are availble at the various campus sites in the areas of resume writing and interviewing, diversity links, disability sites, newspapers and salary information and surveys. For students needing more career exploration, the college offers complementary assessments using the 'Discovery' and/or 'Career Coach' tools.

Accounting, Business, CIS & HRM Programs available at Campuses: Aravaipa - AVC, Casa Grande Center - CGC, Corporate Center - CCC, Florence Center - ASP, Maricopa Campus - MAR, San Tan Valley - STC, Signal Peak Campus - SPC, Superstition Mountain - SMC and Statewide/District/Online - DSP.

Culinary Arts available only at Signal Peak Campus - SPC, Maricopa Campus - MAR, San Tan Valley - STC and some courses Statewide/District/Online - DSP.

Class Schedule - CAC website > Quick Links > Catalogs & Schedule (continuous enrollment updates in real time & allows search by Term, Site, Instructor, Method, Start Dates and Days)


The Program Sequencing Guides below are intended as planning tools ONLY. Some departmental core requirements may only be offered in the semester indicated on these guides. Check the current Semester Schedule and Catalog to confirm when courses are offered.

Students must complete all requirements as stated in their designated Catalog Year and Program of Study course listing. Requirements can be verified with an Academic Advisor and by submitting for approval, a Certificate or Degree Application for Graduation at least one to two semesters prior to their intended commencement date. Please consult the catalog & each program webpage for more information, checklists, and details on each program.





Accounting Certificate


Accounting A.A.S. Degree



transfer degree

Associate of Business or A.BUS Degree



Business Certificate


Management Certificate


Business A.A.S. Degree


Computer Information Systems





Networking Administration Certificate


Networking Administration A.A.S. Degree



Computer Programming Certificate


Computer Programming A.A.S. Degree




Microcomputer Business Applications Specialist Certificate



Microcomputer Business Applications A.A.S. Degree


Web Design and Development

Web Design Certificate



Web Development A.A.S. Degree


Hotel and Restaurant Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management Certificate


Hotel and Restaurant Management A.A. S. Degree


Complimentary 8.5x11 Career Exploration Posters for CAC Program Areas in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems and Hotel and Restaurant Management -2013-

Accounting Program

Business Program

Computer Information Systems

Hotel and Restaurant Management

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Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814