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Are you creative but also analytical? Want to make an impact in today’s global economy? 

Then our Advertising and Marketing program may be for you. This field offers you unique opportunities to try new technologies and ideas in a fast-paced world. At Anne Arundel Community College, you’ll learn first-hand from dedicated professors who are not only teachers but leaders working in the field. You’ll get plenty of experience through internships and service-learning. Whether you’re already in the workforce and want to fast-track your career or just beginning your college education, we can get you the skills you need right now or help you transfer to a top four-year college or university. 


Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.

Advertising and Marketing, Business Management, A.A.S.

You’ll acquire the skills necessary to launch a career in advertising, sales or marketing. You’ll build strong managerial and communications skills, while preparing for the lightning-fast pace in the industry brought on by the internet and social media. 


Credit Certificates

The following certificates prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A.S. degree, if desired.

Advertising and Marketing, Business Management

You’ll prepare for a 21st-century career in today’s technologically advanced workplace. Enhance and upgrade your managerial and communication skills while coming to an in-depth understanding of business, marketing and advertising principles.


Digital Marketing

Learn how to develop a marketing strategy for the digital world (including web, mobile, email, search and social media) based on consumer insight and data.


Retail Management

You'll learn the various functions of running a retail store, which includes sales and customer service, accounting, supervision of employees and use of the latest business software.


Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree or higher in accounting, business, economics or entrepreneurship, you may wish to consider the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration. This degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose - career or transfer - we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your individual education goals.

Business Administration Transfer, A.S.

You’ll gain a rich background in core business skills, such as accounting, statistics and business law. You’ll also complete common general education requirements such as English, math and science, so you are well prepared to transfer to a four-year college.

Business Administration Transfer (A.S.)

What can you do with a degree in Advertising and Marketing?

A number of exciting paths are available to you. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding careers as:

  • Sales representatives
  • Advertising agents
  • Marketing managers
  • Market research analysts
  • Marketing consultants
  • Advertising managers and directors

Plus, with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, an AACC degree has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Related Studies

If Advertising and Marketing sounds appealing, but you'd like to compare it to other AACC offerings, check out one of these related studies!


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Crosby Marketing Scholars Program

The Crosby Marketing Scholars Program creates greater opportunities for underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue degrees and future careers in advertising and public relations. You could receive up to two years of tuition, fees, book and supplies.

Learn more about the Crosby Marketing Scholars Program.