Business Administration
Contact: Karen Wilson, Program Manager • • 301.624.2848 Admissions: Student Center (H106D) • • 301.624.2716 Advising: Linganore Hall (L106) • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Student Center (H106C) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Karen Wilson, Program Manager


Use the Online Application to apply for admission to FCC. This is the first step to enrolling in credit courses to get a degree or certificate. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student ID number and your email username that will allow you to access your online myFCC account. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your qualifications for federal and state aid, institutional grants, work study options, and student loans.

Apply for scholarships through the FCC Foundation.
Visit Cost & Financial Aid for information about paying your bill and applying for financial aid.
View enrollment checklists for new students.
View all required registration forms.

FCC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the College. Some areas of study have additional, program-level admissions requirements. Selective admissions programs include: NursingRespiratory CareSurgical Technology, and the Honors College.

Recognizing that not everyone arrives with the same educational background, and not everyone is ready for the same level of math and English classes, there are a few things you will need to do to help us to successfully place you academically.

To comply with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 and the Academic Placement and Assessment Procedure of FCC, the College requires that:

  • Upon entering the College, all new students, unless otherwise exempted, must complete all mathematics, reading, writing and skills placement tests before enrolling in developmental or credit courses.
  • Upon entering the College, all new students who are seeking a degree must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
  • Upon reaching 24 credits, all new students must have completed developmental courses and the first college level English and math courses required by their degree plan.

If you are seeking non-credit continuing education courses for professional development, skill building, or personal enrichment, visit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Registration.


All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. In special circumstances, the College may exempt placement test requirements for students with previous college credits, grades, or test scores that meet specific criteria.

In order to determine if you need to take placement tests you will need to submit the following documents:
  1. High school transcript and previous college transcripts
  2. College entrance exam scores from SAT and/or ACT
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores

These documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.


FCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Students are advised to prepare for the ACCUPLACER test as they would any other exam to confirm accurate placement by academic skill level. For more information about the ACCUPLACER and academic placement and assessment, visit the Testing Center.

To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER, you need to have earned the following scores within the past five years:

SAT Score
  • Reading: 480
  • Math: 530
ACT Score
  • English: 21
  • Reading: 21
  • Math: 21
AP Score
  • English Language & Composition: 3 or better
  • English Literature & Composition: 3 or better
  • Calculus or Statistics: 3 or better
IB Score
  • Language: A
  • Literature: SL or HL and/or Language A
  • Language & Literature: SL or HL
  • Mathematics: SL or HL and/or Further Math

3See Advisor

New credit students seeking a degree are required to consult an advisor to develop a degree plan. New students should schedule a consultation after completing the admissions and testing steps, and activating a myFCC account.


All new students planning to attend FCC for their first college experience will participate in the ROAR program, which includes:

  • an online orientation, presented by FCC students to prepare you for college
  • an on-campus meeting with an advisor to help you develop your academic plan
  • the registration lab where you'll learn how to enroll yourself into classes

Learn more and start the ROAR process here.


Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to the Registration & Records Office for official transfer credit evaluation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.


Walk in advising is available in the Counseling & Advising Office. You can also send a message to emailadvising via your myFCC email account. When you meet with an advisor, be sure to bring your photo ID and any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores).


For more information about academic planning and advising, see Counseling & Advising.


There are two ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
  2. Register in-person via the Welcome Center (Jefferson Hall Suite 101).

In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules and update your personal information.


Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines. You can either pay in-full or sign up for the interest-free payment plan.

‭To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.

To apply for Scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here.

For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, see Cost and Financial Aid.

6Buy Books

Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.

7Attend Class

Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Office of Disability Services, Veteran Services, or the Office of Adult Services. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.

Business Administration A.A. Degree Students in the Business Administration A.A. degree program will take courses in economics, accounting, basic business, computing, statistics, general education, and elective courses to prepare them for more advanced business studies upon transfer to a four-year college or university. This program also prepares students for entry level jobs or advancement in business prior to transfer.

Business careers are very diverse, including: marketing, general management, financial services, human resources, business consulting, international business, logistics, and project management. Business majors learn management, technology, and communications skills, enabling them to work in a changing global marketplace.

The Business Administration A.A. can be completed entirely online. For details, see Learning Online.
Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)
Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion. Full-time student: Follow the green semester blocks in order. Part-time student: Follow the blue course sequence at your own pace. Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests.
Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer and January term classes may help students to make faster progress. General Education CORE courses can often be taken in any semester. One course must be designated as a Cultural Competence course. Refer to the college catalog for course details and the list of General Education and Cultural Competence classes.
Students are strongly recommended to consult an FCC advisor to select elective courses. Students planning to transfer may also reference ARTSYS, the Maryland Articulation System. 

1Recommended First Semester

Gen Ed Core EN 101 English Composition 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Mathematics Gen Ed 3 Credits
Departmental Requirement BU 103 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core CIS 101 Information Systems and Technology 3 Credits
Departmental Requirement EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Credits

2Recommended Second Semester

Departmental Requirement EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits
Departmental Requirement BU/MA 205 Business Statistics or MA 206 Elementary Statistics 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences with a lab   4 Credits
Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Communications Gen Ed 3 Credits

3Recommended Third Semester

Departmental Requirement ACCT 101 Accounting I 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Humanities Gen Ed 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Biological & Physical Sciences Gen Ed 3/4 Credits
Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Gen Ed 3 Credits
Gen Ed Core Arts Gen Ed 3 Credits
PE/Health PE/Health Requirement 1/3 Credits

4Recommended Fourth Semester

Departmental Requirement ACCT 102 Accounting II 3 Credits
Departmental Requirement Elective   3 Credits
Departmental Requirement Elective   3 Credits
Departmental Requirement Elective   3 Credits
Departmental Requirement Elective   1/3 Credits
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only Spring Only Available Online

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Take within the first 24 credits Fall Only

Spring Only Available Online

Milestone Course - take within recommended credit range to stay on track for completion

Note: Courses offered online may not be available every semester. Please see the course schedule to confirm course formats.
Students who complete the first 30 credits in the pathway are eligible to receive the Transfer Studies Certificate. (Students complete the necessary forms in the Welcome Center, H-106.)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate competence discovering, applying, and thinking critically about basic business, accounting, and computing concepts and trends. 
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business. 
  • Communicate effectively using multiple communication methods (oral, written, graphic, and electronic). 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and cooperatively as part of a team/work group. 

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway

2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway

2015-2017 Curriculum Pathway
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.
For related non-credit continuing education and workforce development programs, see Business & Careers. While continuing education and workforce development courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible and rewarding programs, with select courses offering industry recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
Students can transfer the equivalent of 60 credits to any four-year institution in Maryland. To find more information about how credits will transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.

Administrative Services Managers
$90,050.00/yr • +8%*
Purchasing Managers
$111,590.00/yr • +1%*
Top Executives
$103,950.00/yr • +6%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2014-2024. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition
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