Business / Accounting

Business and Accounting

Welcome to the College of Alameda Business and Accounting Department. We provide learning opportunities to help you pursue career and personal lifelong learning goals.  There are three career pathway options in the Business Department: (AA) Accounting, (AS-T) Business Administration and (COP) Office Administration for the Logistic Industry.  On the horizon is our Urban Entrepreneur and Innovation Center and Degree program.

If you are seeking to transfer to a four-year university in Business and Accounting students, we will prepare you to meet the transfer requirements. Our Accounting program provides occupational training for entry level bookkeeping, accounting, and technical positions. Noteworthy of our accounting program, for forty-five plus years, CoA has provided exceptional accounting tutorial services to assist and ensure student success in Accounting.

Courses, assignments and extracurricular activities intentionally focus on preparing students to demonstrate their competency in the following Program Learning


  • Develop critical thinking skills required for transfer in business administration, accounting, economics, and other related fields.
  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
  • Analyze and solve business problems using technology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and social environment of business, in particular civil and criminal law, consumer protection, and personal property rights.
  • Understand group dynamics and work actively in team activities within and outside the classroom.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link(s) below describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.

Career paths for Business include: Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Technology, Education and Management. Accounting career paths include: Entertainment, Technology, Sports, Government, Non-profit and Education Criminal Investigation, Environment, Travel, Food and Fashion Every company has in-house accounting department to track payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable and to prepare budgets and financial statements.

Career opportunities in private accounting encompass such areas as financial accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting, budgeting, accounting information systems, and internal auditing.

There are also tons of cool jobs for Accountants you may not even know about — like financial forensics. Not all crimes involve a chalk outline. Join the FBI or other law enforcement agencies and you could help investigate and stop white-collar financial crimes.

Are you a pop culture junkie, movie addict or die-hard music fan? Turn your love of entertainment into a career as an accountant for big name stars, movie studios, musicians and authors. Botox is one way to have longevity in Hollywood; having an accountant who keeps you in the black is another.

Cabrillo College
NonProfit Suite
Cultivating Capital
Piedmont Avenue Consulting
National Tactical Fitness
Home of Chicken and Waffles
Gallagher and Lindsay
LMBE Solutions
Alameda Sun
Greater Alameda Business Association
Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Alameda County Small Business Development Center
Transpacific National Bank
Modal Minds
Women’s Initiative
Gallagher and Lindsay
LR Global Realty Capital