Economics is concerned with the way individuals and societies allocate scarce resources, how resources are turned into the things people want, and how those things are distributed. Any situation requiring choice among competing needs can be viewed as an economic problem.  Economics courses enable students to study the way households and businesses make these choices (microeconomics), the way governments make these choices and the consequences of these choices for the nation as a whole (macroeconomics).  The curriculum also addresses international trade, social welfare, money and banking, taxation, and environmental protection. Career opportunities: An economics major with an A.A. degree.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
In accordance with its mission of ensuring that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals, it is also the college’s responsibility to ensure that students who graduate with an AA or AS degree should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:  
Communication Skills
Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level. 
Information Skills                               
Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use   information ethically.                  
Critical Thinking/Problem solving                        
Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems. Global Awareness            
Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage.      
Aesthetic Appreciation  
Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.
Personal Growth and Responsibility  
(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.          
(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.

Who To Contact

  • Joy Cowden
    Dean of Academic Affairs (S&B Sci, C&I Supp & FA) 

    Phone: 831-755-6764
    Building: Main Campus 
    Office: D 104
    D -College Administration (North) 
  • Yvonne Carreon 
    Administrative Assistant III

    Phone: 831-755-6739
    Building: D - College Administration (North)
    Office: 102
    D-College Administration (North)