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  • Economists study the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth and related problems. They generally work in business and industry, in education, or for government agencies. Some economists are self-employed or work for private research organizations. 

    A bachelor’s degree is required to work in this field and most economists have master’s or doctoral degrees.

    If you are planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in economics, you can complete your first two years at CCC, earn an associate of science degree, and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your degree.

    Central Community College offers economics courses at our Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses and online for student planning to earn a degree in economics or a related fields. Economics classes also meet general education and other requirements for students in other fields.

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    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 60 credits required for an associate of science degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,000
      Non-residents - $8,640

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

    • Career CoachStudents in the Academic Transfer program typically transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree before entering the workforce. Check out Career Coach to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for economics graduates.