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:
I. AS or AA General Education Requirements (see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section)
II. 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-110||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS-111||Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business||3|
|BUS-115||Human Relations in Business||3|
|BUS-125||Business Law: Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BUS-129||Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes||2|
|BUS-150||Individual Income Tax Accounting||3|
|BUS-155||Human Resources Management||3|
|BUS-156||Principles of Management||3|
|BUS-162||Analysis of Financial Statements||3|
|BUS-176||Computerized Accounting Applications||2|
|BUS-195||Principles of Money Management for Success||3|
|Computer and Information Science|
|CIS-110||Principles of Information Systems||4|
|CIS-120||Computer Maintenance and A+ Certification||3|
|CIS-121||Network Cabling Systems||3|
|CIS-162||Technical Diagramming Using Microsoft Visio||2|
|CIS-190||Windows Operating System||3|
|CIS-191||Linux Operating System||3|
|CIS-201||Cisco Academy - Introduction to Networking||3|
|CIS-202||Cisco Academy - Routing, Switching, and Wireless Essentials||3|
|CIS-203||Cisco Academy - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||3|
|CIS-205||Implementing Cisco IP Routing (Route)||3|
|CIS-211||Web Development I||3|
|CIS-213||Web Development II||3|
|CIS-219||PHP/MySQL Dynamic Web-based Applications||3|
|CIS-220||E-Commerce and Web Presence||3|
|CIS-225||Web Development Capstone||3|
|CIS-261||NSSA Degree Capstone||2|
|CIS-263||Fundamentals of Network Security||3|
|CIS-290||Windows Server-Installing and Configuring||2|
|CIS-291||Linux System Administration||3|
|ECON-110||Economic Issues and Policies||3|
|ECON-120||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON-121||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MATH-121||Quantitative Reasoning for Career Education||3|
|MATH-178||Calculus for Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences||4|
|MATH-180||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|