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Feather River College Business Program

Business Program

The Business Program provides a general and practical foundation for a wide range of career opportunities in business.  It also provides a course of study that prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university.  The curriculum is designed to help students develop business knowledge and managerial skills beneficial to them and meaningful to employers.  The curriculum of introductory courses covers all of the major areas in business study.

AS Transfer Degree

This degree allows the student to transfer directly to a CSU  in the discipline of Business Administration. In the Business Programs students are instructed in many of the disciplines of Business study that are valued by employers, that prepare the students to become an entrepreneur, or that prepare a student to go on to a four-year institution.  The textbooks used are nationally renowned for positive student learning outcomes and are typically the most widely-used textbooks in their field.  A variety of teaching methods are used both auditory and visual, and technology is relied upon heavily in every area

Business Certificates

Certificates provide evidence of completion of Business classes in specific areas of business.  They signify a level of completion and achievement below the AA and AST Degrees but are extremely useful to the student for employment and as a validation of different areas of study within the Business Discipline.     

Instructor Rick Leonhardt

Mr. Leonhardt is an instructor and program coordinator in the Business Program at Feather River College.  Prior to becoming a full-time instructor at FRC he taught as an associate faculty member in the business and agricultural business departments.  Rick also worked as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he taught a graduate level finance course.  Rick holds a BS degree in Business Administration from CSU, Chico and an MS degree in Finance from Golden Gate University.

Rick has an extensive and varied background in business.  He has worked for large multi-national corporations, small regional companies, and has started several business ventures from the ground up.  His experience includes; investment management, personal finance, business management, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship.  Rick likes to teach from a practical point of view - bringing real world experience into the classroom.  He believes you can learn as much (or more) from your mistakes as you can from your successes.