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Mary Sessom, Esq
Program Coordinator*

Contact for Department:
phone: (619) 660-4362

Mary Sessom
- Program Coordinator
Michael Aubry
- Business Administration
- Entrepreneurship
Joe D'Amato
- Business
Christopher O'Byrne
- Accounting


Besides having academic preparation and many years of teaching experience, many of our instructors bring the experience of successful business and professional careers to the classroom.

Most of the classes are smaller in size (25 to 40 students) than those of many large universities. Smaller class sizes mean more interaction with instructors and the other students.


The Business program at Cuyamaca College offers courses designed to prepare you for a career in the various arenas of business. Each of these programs offers you an Associate Degree and/or Certificates of Achievement or Proficiency.

Some of the programs offer you courses which transfer to San Diego State University and other four-year colleges and universities to fulfill part of their course requirements for bachelors degrees. You will receive a quality education through Cuyamaca College Business and Professional studies programs. These classes are a good introduction or a way to expand your skills.

Associate Degree and Certificate Programs

Designed to prepare students to enter the employment field as accounting technicians or as tax technicians.
Business Administration
Designed to give students who choose to work towards a bachelor's degree a well-balanced introduction to a professional career in business.
Business- General
Designed to develop and foster those skills which can be utilized in an increasingly challenging business environment. This program is designed for students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Designed to provide a working knowledge of small business operations to both the prospective business person as well as the owner/manager of an existing business.
Designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful as a manager in business, government and service organizations.
Business Data Management
Designed to provide training and experience using information systems to collect and process data producing intelligent business decisions for optimal operation and management.
Database Administration
Designed to provide the training and skills needed to successfully complete the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator exam (MCDBA). This certificate is appropriate for individuals who derive physical database designs, develop logical data models, create physical databases, create data services by using Transact-SQL, manage and maintain databases, configure and manage security, monitor and optimize databases, and install and configure Microsoft SQL Server.



Business Office Technology
Designed to prepare students for advancement in today's computerized business offices.
Paralegal Studies
Real Estate


Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  July 24, 2014
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