Business Programs at North Country
NEW! -- Now introducing our new nine-month Entrepreneurship certificate program.
This new certificate program provides students with the necessary tools to launch,
manage and market a business. You'll gain the knowledge, skills and insights, that
will help you succeed in forming and growing a successful business. Courses offered in this certificate program include: Small Business Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and Business Communication.
See below for Program Worksheet and more details.
More About our Business Program: Hit the ground running with a degree in business. Get the skills and experience you
need to enter directly into responsible and productive careers in private industry
and commerce, as well as the public sector. You will develop core business competencies
and skills, gain valuable applied learning opportunities within the business community,
and complete a background in general education.
Career possibilities: Accounting, Customer service, Entrepreneur, Human resources, Hospitality, Insurance,
Retail, Marketing, Real estate. Some career paths require additional education or
What's next? Enter the public & private sectors or transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution.
This degree is intended primarily as a transfer program leading to the Bachelor's
degree. The program requires a distribution of courses representing the freshman
and sophomore years of a four-year Bachelor's program. By appropriate course selection
with input from transfer institutions, transfer counselors and academic advisors,
students may prepare for transfer to upper division study in business administration,
accounting, management, marketing and related fields. Check out the Program Worksheet.
Big games, awesome concerts, can’t-miss festivals – none of them happen without skilled
event managers and planners behind the scenes.At North Country, those kinds of events
are in our blood. We were the official college of the 1980 Winter Olympics, held in
Lake Placid, just minutes from our Saranac Lake campus. Our Sports and Events Management
program was developed in collaboration with New York State’s Olympic Regional Development
Authority. You’ll benefit from those connections: Our presence in one of the world’s
best recreation destinations, the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, means you’ll get
practical, hands-on experience right in your backyard as you dive into the field while
completing your required internship. And you’ll learn from experts, as our faculty
work at many of the same Adirondack venues that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors
every year. Check out the Program Worksheet
Contracts and negotiation. Supply and demand. Market share and brand awareness. It
takes more than a good idea to run a successful business - they’re well-crafted machines
that need specialists in accounting, marketing, human resources and other disciplines
to run well. (And if you’re a sole proprietor, you need to have a grasp of all those
things.)Hit the ground running with a degree in business, which prepares you to enter
careers in local, state and federal government as well as private companies. You can
even get hands-on experience through internships at area businesses (such as at the
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce). Our students can practice writing business
plans for a company they would envision starting themselves in the small business
management class. Check out the Program Worksheet.
This degree is offered for students who desire preparation and experience for the
business world, with any emphasis on management skills. The program is occupationally
oriented with an opportunity for an internship after two semesters if the student
demonstrates successful academic achievement. The site of the college affords the
student to be immersed into the tourism trade of the Adirondack Park. Check out the Program Worksheet.
This certificate program is offered for students who desire a focused preparation
for the business world, with an emphasis on business ownership and management skills.
The program is occupationally oriented and provides foundational business knowledge
and skills such as small business accounting, business law, and human resource management.
The site of the college affords the student to be immersed into the tourism trade
of the Adirondack Park. Check out the Program Worksheet.
Check out some of these interesting Business Program courses
Quantitative Business Skills
Development of quantitative skills through application of mathematical operations
to the solution of practical problems in general business, retailing, accounting,
consumer credit, and personal finance. Topics include percentages, simple and compound
interest, establishing retail pricing, discounts, depreciation, payroll, taxes, bank
statements and reconciliation, preparing accounting financial reports, consumer credit,
investing, annuities, and statistics.
Small Business Accounting
A practical approach to the principles of accounting pertaining to proprietorships.
The accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements are emphasized, with
a focus on control of cash, payroll, sales, and purchases. The latest available technology
will be used to expose students to accounting software used by small businesses.
An overview of marketing management in modern organizations. Introduces basic marketing
terminology and concepts, focusing on the marketing mix elements of product, price
and promotion and distribution. The role of marketing in society is presented, along
with economic, demographic, legal, ethical and technical considerations.
"North Country Community College gave me the opportunity to pursue my goal of becoming
a sports and events management professional and allowed me to make the local connections
needed to stay and be successful in the Adirondacks."
-Bethany Valenze, AS Sports and Events Management, 2017
Events and Services Coordinator, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, Lake Placid,