Boulder Business, Education, and Information Technology Department

The world of business is continually evolving and growing. In fact, according to Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., Colorado has more than 9,000 business-related job openings a year. And in the technology-driven world of today, computer literacy is imperative to succeed in any business field. We strive to provide students the fundamental business or technology skills they require to start their careers or transfer to a four-year college or university. Our certificates and associate degrees enable students to explore the world of business or begin working quickly. Many of our programs lead directly to careers in IT and web design as well. Students may also pursue internships to gain real-world experience.

To learn more about our classes or department, please contact one of our faculty members.

Education and Academic Advancement

We respect the inherent value of the pursuit and transmission of knowledge. Our mission is to prepare students for careers in the education professions, provide foundational coursework to those seeking to achieve academic success in any degree or certificate program, and offer academic support services for all students through the Learning Center and our tutoring services. We believe that these goals are best achieved through the careful alignment of academic outcomes and professional expectations.

To learn more about our classes or department, please contact one of our faculty members.

Academic Programs within our Department

Some of these disciplines have specific degree or certificates associated with them at FRCC. In most cases, these classes will transfer to another college or university.

Department Resources and Activities

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

FRCC Boulder County is a VITA site, offering free tax assistance to taxpayers who qualify. Most students meet such criteria (individuals with income of $49,000 and below). Volunteers are certified by the IRS. To have your returns prepared, you must bring:

  • Proof of identification, including Social Security card.

  • Current year’s tax package, if you received one.

  • Wage and earning statements (W2, W-2G, 1099-R—from all employers)

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit

  • Total paid for child care and the provider’s tax identifying number (Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number)

To learn more, contact Jim Vernon.

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Jim Vernon


Jim Vernon
Chris McGilvray

Computer Information Systems

Shahzad Bhatti
Ed Polak

Computer Networking, Virtualization & Cybersecurity

Shahzad Bhatti
Ed Polak 

Early Childhood Education

Alison Thielke


Jim Vernon

Geospatial Information Systems

Jennifer Muha


George Deeb

Multimedia Graphic Design

Blake Welch


Jim Vernon

Teaching ESL

Kathy Gamble