Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

General Studies: Business and Technology

The Associate Degree in General Studies with an Area of Emphasis provides an opportunity for students to design a program of study meaningful and appropriate to their own needs and academic interests. The degree includes general education and a focused area of study. Students may choose to earn this degree for preparation for employment or for personal development.


To meet the General Studies degree requirements, a student must complete the following:

  1. AS or AA General Education Requirements (see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section)
  2. Choose a minimum of 18 units
    Students must take a minimum of three units from each area. The remaining units may be taken from any area.

The Associate in Science in General Studies with an Emphasis in Business and Technology will be awarded to students upon completion of general education degree requirements and 18 units in this area. These courses emphasize the study of business transaction theory and practice, the operations and strategies of business decisions, legal concepts, and the place of business in the American and global economy as a whole. Students will apply mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills to the discipline’s methodologies, as well as evaluate and interpret basic economic principles and theories related to performance and specific economic sectors.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Contribute to an effective and ethical organization.
  • Use information technology to support effective decision making in the business organization.
  • Analyze markets, economic environments and associated trends at the macro and micro levels.
  • Express and apply quantitative information in order to make sound decisions and solve problems in the business environment.
BUS-109Elementary Accounting3
BUS-110Introduction to Business3
BUS-111Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business3
BUS-115Human Relations in Business3
BUS-120Financial Accounting4
BUS-121Managerial Accounting4
BUS-122Intermediate Accounting4
BUS-125Business Law: Legal Environment of Business3
BUS-128Business Communication3
BUS-129Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes2
BUS-150Individual Income Tax Accounting3
BUS-155Human Resources Management3
BUS-156Principles of Management3
BUS-161Business Internship1-3
BUS-162Analysis of Financial Statements3
BUS-176Computerized Accounting Applications2
BUS-195Principles of Money Management for Success3
Computer and Information Science
CIS-110Principles of Information Systems4
CIS-120Computer Maintenance and A+ Certification3
CIS-121Network Cabling Systems3
CIS-125Network+ Certification3
CIS-162Technical Diagramming Using Microsoft Visio2
CIS-190Windows Operating System3
CIS-191Linux Operating System3
CIS-201Cisco Academy - Introduction to Networking3
CIS-202Cisco Academy - Routing, Switching, and Wireless Essentials3
CIS-203Cisco Academy - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation3
CIS-211Web Development I3
CIS-213Web Development II3
CIS-215JavaScript Web Programming3
CIS-219PHP/MySQL Dynamic Web-based Applications3
CIS-220E-Commerce and Web Presence3
CIS-225Web Development Capstone3
CIS-261NSSA Degree Capstone2
CIS-263Fundamentals of Network Security3
CIS-290Windows Server-Installing and Configuring2
CIS-291Linux System Administration3
ECON-110Economic Issues and Policies3
ECON-120Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-121Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH-121Quantitative Reasoning for Career Education3
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
MATH-178Calculus for Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences4
MATH-180Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5