Economics Designation

Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online
Program of Study

With continued education, internships, and hard work, you can become an economist, banker, teacher, lawyer, or any other number of interesting careers in the field of economics. Work in finance, government, law, or business. And even consider earning your MBA or law degree after you have completed a bachelor’s degree. Use the Associate of Arts degree with a designation in economics to get you to where you need to be.

The degree with designation at CCD is designed to prepare you for a university parallel degree. It will give you a strong foundation to excel in a business or economics program at any four-year college or university. This degree is guaranteed to transfer to any public college or university in Colorado and is designed to enhance your mathematical, writing, and presentation skills. We’ve embedded strong business and economics-related tools and concepts into the program. In addition, you will possess the skills to be successful in an entry-level economics-related government or public service job.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
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Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs 
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

Please speak with your program chair for information on internship opportunities.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Employment of loan officers, one of the career options in this field, is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

With a degree in economics, your start in the business world has numerous options.

  • Research Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Planning
  • Policy Advising
  • Financial Planner/Analysis
  • Commercial Banking
  • Retail/Consumer Banking
  • Credit Analysis
  • Lending
  • Trust Services
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Branch Management
  • Sales
  • Research

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

Salaries vary, depending on the occupation. The median annual wage for a loan clerk is $39,060 annually ($18.78 hourly). If you complete a bachelor’s degree, loan officers earn a median annual wage of $64,660 per year ($31.09 per hour) in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.