Did you know that a business degree is a terrific jump start to a variety of occupations across an endless array of industries? Students with an AAS in Business Administration leave KCC with the skills to begin new careers, pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, earn promotions in their current workplaces, or transfer successfully to the university level. Completion of a shorter certificate or even just a few business courses can be an outstanding addition to a degree in culinary, accounting, criminal justice, and a variety of other areas.

This program at KCC has been carefully crafted to include tools, applications, and opportunities to practice skills from management, accounting, marketing, business technology, law, social media, human relations, and communications. You will work closely with an advisor to schedule coursework every term so you can be assured that we will help you achieve your academic goals!

Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$10.01 - $14.17
Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$10.01 - $16.20
Area Employment Projections: In the Klamath area from 2014-2024 the expected job growth is 4.2%. In the state of Oregon the projected growth is 6.4%.
Statewide Employment Analysis: The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements:There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department
Data provided for a Cashier position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.
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Program Advisor

Linda Davenport
Program Lead
7390 S 6th St,
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Q & A 

I’m not sure if I am interested in business. How can I check it out?

Great question! Enroll in BUS 101 Intro to Business during any term and explore the variety of topics related to a business program. If business is not for you, your faculty will help you explore other areas to find the perfect program to meet your needs! I have a full time job and family.

How can I fit a business degree into my hectic life?

We have many options for you! Some students complete their degree through distance education and never have to visit the campus, others attend part time, and many take a blend of face-to-face and distance ed courses. Let us help you determine the best plan for you to complete your degree with a schedule that truly works for you.

I am a new supervisor and just have time for a few courses to get started. What do you recommend?

Congratulations on your supervisor role! KCC actually offers a series of four courses that make up a “First-Line Supervisor Fundamentals” certificate so that sounds like a great place for you to start! You will complete coursework in Business Communication, Management Fundamentals, Computer Applications, and Human Relations in Organizations, and the best part is that all of those courses are part of the AAS if you decide to continue on with your education!

What is the “Retail Management Certificate” that I have heard about?

This certificate is a statewide certificate that prepares a student for a move into management in the retail or service industries. It is designed around industry needs and endorses by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), so you know you are getting relevant coursework to support your career plans!

I like to get involved and meet other students. Is there a business club at KCC?

Yes, we have many student clubs at KCC and a very active business club called Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). PBL is the college version of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) that is in many of our local high schools. PBL helps to support several activities on campus each year like our annual Business Skills Academy and Etiquette Dinner, and we also focus on community service and networking opportunities. We are a competitive club and participate in state and national leadership conferences typically each year. Our current PBL President or Advisor would love to tell you more!

Other Faculty

Cathy Saunders
Faculty: Business & Management
Dennis Oden
Part Time Faculty: Dennis Oden
Patti McMann
Part Time Faculty: Business
Abbie McClung
Part Time Faculty: Business
Carrie Dickson
Part Time Faculty: Business
Kathy Hewitt
Program Lead: Accounting