Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Business–General Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

This degree program is designed to develop and foster those skills and understandings which can be utilized for employment in an increasingly challenging business environment. The curriculum provides students with a broad preparation for a career in business. Business courses are included which provide a solid background for future promotion in a chosen occupational area. The degree is designed for students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply accounting concepts and methods to interpret financial statements for evaluating the financial position and performance of organizations.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical and legal concerns relating to human resource and organizational management.
  • Identify and analyze business problems or opportunities and effectively communicate recommendations for courses of actions.

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Budget Consultant1
Credit Analyst1
Employment Interviewer
Hospital Administrator1
Sales Agent
Trust Officer1


Bachelor Degree or higher required.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

BUS-109Elementary Accounting3-4
or BUS-120 Financial Accounting
BUS-110Introduction to Business3
BUS-115Human Relations in Business3
BUS-125Business Law: Legal Environment of Business3
BUS-128Business Communication3
BUS-161Business Internship1-3
BUS-195Principles of Money Management for Success3
BOT-174Computer Concepts and Applications3-4
or CIS-110 Principles of Information Systems
ECON-110Economic Issues and Policies3
or ECON-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Units25-29

Plus General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Business–General. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.