Business Department


Mary Martin
Executive Assistant to the VP of Instructional Services, (541) 506-6031

Department Chair

Stephen Shwiff

Join CGCC for two short years to an associate's degree in accounting (92 credits) or management (92 credits). We also offer one-year certificates in marketing (45 credits), accounting clerk (48 credits) and retail management (35 credits), along with a 14 credit Entry-Level Accounting Clerk, Career pathway certificate.

If you plan to transfer to a four year college or university to study business you can study obtain an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer-Business Degree (ASOT-Business, 90+ credits).


CGCC accounting graduates will be prepared to enter the field as a bookkeeper, accounting clerk or accounting assistant. These people generally perform routine calculations, typing duties, check items on reports and other duties, such as preparing invoices, payrolls and a variety of record-keeping tasks.

The accounting certificate prepared student for entry-level positions in bookkeeping. Entry level bookkeepers perform routine tasks such as bank reconciliations, journalizing, posting, worksheets, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, plus duties such as tying and filing.

Business Management

CGCC management graduates will enter the business world as a supervisory trainee who will be qualified to assign duties to workers and establish work schedules. They may also find themselves evaluating performance of employees and recommending hiring and promotional procedures.


CGCC marketing certificate graduates will be prepared to enter the dynamic marketing field at entry-level positions with firms in commerce, industry and merchandising. Marketing professionals traditionally find employment in advertising, direct sales, physical distribution, purchasing, retailing manufacturing and other high-energy work environments.

Business Administration (University Transfer)

If your goal is to earn a four-year degree in business administration, start that degree with some deft finance management by starting your business degree for less at CGCC. You can complete your first two years of coursework at CGCC and transfer your college credits to a business program at a university.


Course Name Credits
BA 101 Introduction to Business 4
BA 104 Applied Business Math 4
BA 111 Introduction to Accounting 3
BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4
BA 150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4
BA 177 Payroll Accounting 3
BA 188 Customer Service Skills 2
BA 196 Entrepreneurship Capstone – Year One 2
BA 205 Business Communication 4
BA 206 Management Fundamentals 3
BA 207 Introduction to E-Commerce 4
BA 208 Business Ethics 4
BA 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BA 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BA 213 Managerial Accounting 4
BA 222 Financial Management 3
BA 223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA 224 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
BA 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law 4
BA 226 Business Law I 4
BA 228 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BA 249 Principles of Retailing & E-tailing 3
BA 250 Small Business Management 3
BA 256 Income Tax 3
BA 280A Cooperative Education: Business Experience
BA 280B Cooperative Education: Business Experience Seminar 1
BA 285 Human Relations in Organizations 3
BA 296 Entrepreneurship Capstone – Year Two 2
Namesort descending Title Email Phone
William Hughitt William Hughitt Business Administration and Mathematics Instructor
Rochelle Layton Adjunct Faculty
Mimi Maduro Adjunct Faculty
Pam Ritzenthaler Pam Ritzenthaler Business Administration Instructor
Jean Sheppard Adjunct Faculty
Stephen Shwiff Stephen Shwiff Dean of General Education, Business Administration and History Instructor (541) 506-6045