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Business and Information Technologies

Accredited By:  Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

 

Business Administration

STARS Transfer

Business Education

STARS Transfer

Business Administration/Management

Applied Science

Areas of Possible Interest

Business Administration

Areas of Possible Interest

Business Education

Management and Supervision

Certificate

    Banking and Finance
Certificate

 

NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

BUSINESS

The following applies for the Business Areas:

All elective(s) and/or substitutions must be approved by the area advisor

PSY 100 is a prerequisite for this program

WorkKeys pre-assessment is required

BUS 210 (Introduction to Accounting) is recommended as a prerequisite for BUS 241.

BUS 202 (Professional Development) MUST be taken the semester BEFORE Co-op/Internship.

BUS 296 (Business Internship) MUST be taken in the last semester of enrollment.

The Associate of Arts for Business Administration Transfer Program is designed for students who are planning to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in business Administration, management, marketing, finance and accounting along with other business programs offered at four year institutions. The coursework includes the basic business courses that are generally acceptable to the transfer institution.  The major emphasis is on completion of general education requirements that are part of the senior institution's requirements for business majors. These are in the liberal arts areas of math, science, humanities and social sciences.  Students enrolling in this transfer program should be aware of the course requirements and application of transfer credits at the institutions to which they are considering transferring.  Each student should work closely with the STARS program, their advisor, and transfer counselor to be sure that their requirements are sufficient. Co-op is not required.

The Associate of Arts for Business Education Transfer Program is designed for students who are planning to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, e-business, technology management, banking, business communications, e-commerce, educational leadership, economics, human resources, public administration, labor relations, paralegal, along with other business programs offered at four-year institutions. The coursework includes the basic business courses that are generally acceptable to the transfer institution. The major emphasis is on completion of general education requirements that are part of the senior institution's requirements for business majors. These are in the liberal arts areas of math, science, humanities and social sciences.  Students enrolling in this transfer program should be aware of the course requirements and application of transfer credits at the institutions to which they are considering transferring.  Each student should work closely with the STARS program, their advisor, and transfer counselor to be sure that their requirements are sufficient. Co-op is not required.

The Associate of Applied Science for Business Administration and Management Program trains students with skills needed to begin an exciting and challenging career in any number of todays business fields. With the growth of the Internet industry and e-commerce opportunities, there is an even greater need for well-rounded business training. In this dynamic age, you will succeed with a diverse, broad-based knowledge of vital business policies and procedures. The core curriculum will enable you to enter the job market in a number of capacities. Moreover, Co-op is required of each student in the Applied Science degree program. Co-op contributes to the overall skill development which builds self-confidence, maturity, and the ability to work independently.

 

A Short Certificate in Management and Supervision is designed to help you develop the skills you need to become an effective supervisor or manager. Initial offerings focus on helping you understand yourself and others, enhance your mathematics, computer, and writing skills. Subsequent offerings will show you how to set goals and objectives, solve problems, build effective teams, communicate effectively, and deal with difficult employees.


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE

Business Administration

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

Area I Written Composition

6

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

ENG 102

English Composition II

3

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

12

SPH 107

Fund. Public Speaking

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Fine Arts Requirement

 

6

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

11

Natural Science/Lab

8

Math Requirement

3

Area IV History, Social, & Behavior Sciences

12

History Requirement

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Economics (ECO 231/232)

6

Area V Pre-Professional/Elective Courses

23

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

 

(COMPASS Exam is Required for Placement)

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

BUS 241

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 242

Principles of Accounting II

3

Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, OAD, RLS)

9*

SEE STARS GUIDE FOR ELECTIVES

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR DEGREE 64


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

Transfer Majors for Business Administration

Accounting

Apparel & Textile / Fashion Retailing

Apparel Merchandise/Design Production

Management

Health Information Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Human Resource Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

ETC.
 

 5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE

Business Education

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

Area I Written Composition

6

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

ENG 102

English Composition II

3

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

12

SPH 107

Fund. Public Speaking

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Fine Arts Requirement

6

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

11

Natural Science/Lab

8

Math Requirement

3

Area IV History, Social, & Behavior Sciences

12

History Requirement

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

Economics (ECO 231/232)

6

Area V Pre-Professional/Elective Courses

23

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

 

(COMPASS Exam is Required for Placement)

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO, OAD, RLS)

15

SEE STARS GUIDE FOR ELECTIVES

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR DEGREE

64


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

Transfer Majors for Business Education

Agricultural Economics

Animation and Multimedia

Banking and Finance

Computer Science

E-Business

Economics

Entrepreneurship

Family and Consumer Science

Finance

International Business

Management Information Systems

Marketing

Technology Management

Real Estate

Video Game Design

Web Design and Multimedia

ETC.


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates 

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE

Business Administration and Management

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

General Studies Courses Hour(s)

ENG 101

English Composition I

3

ART 100

Art Appreciation / OR

 

MUS 101

Music Appreciation / OR

 

REL 152

Survey of New Testament / OR

 

SPA 101

Introduction to Spanish I

3

SPH 107

Fund. Public Speaking

3

Natural Science Requirement

4

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

MTH 110

Finite Mathematics / OR

 

MTH 112

Pre-Calculus or higher level math from STARS)

3

Behavior Science Requirement

3

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

 

(COMPASS Exam is Required for Placement)

2

WKO 107

WorkKeys

1

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

27

Field of Concentration Courses

49

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 150

Business Mathematics

3

BUS 190

Mgmt. Workshop I/Grant Writing

3

BUS 202

Professional Transition

1

BUS 215

Business Communications

3

BUS 241

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 242

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS 263

Legal/Social Environment of Business

3

BUS 275

Principles of Management

3

BUS 285

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 296

Business Internship

3

Computerized Accounting Requirement

3

CIS 147

Adv. Microcomputer Applications

3

ECO 231

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, OAD, RLS)

9

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR DEGREE

76


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates 

SHORT CERTIFICATE

Management and Supervision

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

BUS 150

Business Mathematics

3

BUS 215

Business Communication

3

Computerized Accounting

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES CREDITS

12

Field of Concentration Courses

16

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 241

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 263

Legal and Social Environment of Business

3

BUS 275

Principles of Management

3

WKO 107

WorkKeys

1

PSY 100

Orientation

1

Electives (ACC, BUS, CIS, OAD, RLS)

3

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE

29


5    NOTE:  PSY 100 is required for the degrees and certificates

SHORT CERTIFICATE

Banking and Finance

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDIT HOURS

BUS 150

Business Mathematics

3

BUS 215

Business Communication

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

ECO 231

Principles of Economics I

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES CREDITS

12

Field of Concentration Courses

16

BUS 100

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 147 Introduction to Finance 3
BUS 191 Management Series:  Intro to Investments 3

BUS 241

Principles of Accounting I

3

BUS 263

Legal and Social Environment of Business

3

WKO 107

WorkKeys

1

PSY 100

Orientation

1

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE

29


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