Enroll in an Industry-Driven Business Operations Program

With the Business Operations program, students learn foundational business theories and practices to develop real-world occupational skills needed for direct entry into business management occupations!

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Earn an Associate Degree in Business Operations Designed for You!

An Associate degree in Business Operations is based around workforce skills that top employers look for in the business management field. Students may also establish a background to transfer to 4-year schools to continue their education.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Business Operations Degree. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check out our transfer evaluation tool to save time and money when transferring to our Business Operations program.


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Projected for various in-demand business management jobs by 2030!


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Projected for the business management workforce between 2021 to 2030!


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Provide a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree.

54 %

Of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

    • As per BLS, there will be 906,800 new jobs in the business management and administration sector by 2030.
    • As per BLS, there will be a 9% growth in business management job prospects in the next decade.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC Annual Graduate Report, 54% of graduates opted for university transfer.

Why Pursue a Business Operations Program?

The 2-year associate degree in Business Operations introduces students to foundational business theories and practices related to planning, communication, marketing, human relations, and management. In the Business Operations programs, students select one of the following concentrations:

    • Small Business
    • Foundations
    • Transfer

Start Rewarding Careers with a Business Operations Program

With an Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations, students learn how to align teams, set goals, drive initiatives, and improve business processes in various business management occupations.

The Business Operations program helps students learn various business fundamentals and practices linked with sales, finance, human resources, and other areas in modern-day business management jobs.

Earn an Associate Degree in Business Operations from our School of Professional Studies and University Transfer!


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What Will You Learn? Curriculum Overview

With our Business Operations program, students learn management skills needed in challenging business processes across top companies.

An Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations helps students gain exposure to business management’s specific concentrations like Financial Analysis, Human Resources, Digital Marketing, Small Business Development, Sales and Service. The curriculum allows students to:

    • Understand the core fundamentals of business management.
    • Learn various concepts related to sales, digital marketing, finance, human resources, etc.
    • Understand ways to evaluate professional and personal conduct for ethical issues.
    • Apply classroom teachings in actual work situations to solve challenging business problems.

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Build Your Future with Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to numerous career advancement and continuing education opportunities.

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What Will You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC?

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate their performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

With assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Have Questions? Talk With an Admissions Counselor Today!

Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have doubts about theBusiness Operations program at Blue Ridge CTC? We can help!

Admission requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.

An Associate of Applied Science in Business Operations is a good option for students who want to build a strong foundation for their management career.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college save time and money by earning an associate degree before taking advantage of transfer agreements currently in place with Blue Ridge CTC.

After becoming a graduate in Business Operations, students may seek direct workforce entry and are qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy. The programs incorporate real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to successfully land a new career.

When selecting an Associate of Applied Science in Business Operation, students should consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided.

Students who need additional insight into career options should consider a completely free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.

With this Blue Ridge CTC Business Operations Program, students do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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