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Business – General Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

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

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Budget Consultant1
Credit Analyst1
Employment Interviewer
Hospital Administrator1
Sales Agent2
Trust Officer1


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.


Bachelor Degree normally recommended.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate In-depth knowledge and understanding of fundamental business concepts.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify, apply, and integrate functional business knowledge to solve problems in practical business situations involving accounting, law, and general business.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral skills in these areas.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve moral and ethical business issues.

Associate Degree Major 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
or BOT-110 Business English and Communication
BUS-152Business Mathematics2
BUS-195Principles of Money Management for Success3
BOT-172Introduction to Microcomputer Applications2
ECON-120Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total Units28-29

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the courses required for the above major qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement 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.