Economics Program Description


AA-T – Economics for Transfer

Economics combines with business, computer information science, journalism, human services, political science, social science, or history for an excellent background in any career field.

Program Description

Economic studies analyze how people and societies produce various commodities and distribute them for consumption, now or in the future. CRC's economics offerings include the study of the American economic system, using techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems. There is an emphasis on developing the ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating public policy issues.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Conditions
  • Forecaster
  • Commodity Economist
  • Commodity Price Forecaster
  • Development Economist
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Labor Economist
  • Macro Economist
  • Manpower Economist
  • Natural Resource Economist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Project Economist
  • Research Economist

Most Career Opportunities require more than two years of study.


  • Knowledgeable instructors and professionals in their fields
  • Good general overview and conceptual framework of economic issues
  • Opportunity to combine with business and other related areas of study for a more comprehensive education
  • Transfer opportunities
  • A lab with tutorial assistance

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see