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Business AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  63
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Business AAS Degree prepares students for entry-level positions in business and provides skills necessary for helping them begin their own business.

Recommended Proficiencies: A solid background in reading, math, and analytical skills.

Course Requirements
Business AAS
Total Credits: 63

Recommended Proficiencies:
A solid background in reading, math, and analytical skills.

General Education Requirements (19)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3) (Recommended)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, and THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art and Humanities AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select one:
BUS190 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)
ECN200 Contemporary Economic Issues (3)
ECN201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3)
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)

Core and Elective Requirements (44)
ACC121 Income Tax Fundamentals (3)
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)*
ACC202 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS100 Introduction to Business (3)
BUS123 Business Relations (3)
BUS201 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS207 Business Communications (3)
BUS260 Applied Business Seminar (3)
CBA133A Spreadsheet Applications in Excel (3)
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)

Select (14) credits of Electives from the following list:
ACC Accounting
AGB Agriculture Business
BUS Business
CBA Computer Business Applications
CIS Computer Information Systems
CUL Culinary Arts
ECN Economics
HRM Hospitality Management
REA Real Estate

*Students may be advised to complete ACC100, Fundamentals of Accounting, prior to enrolling in ACC201, Financial Accounting.

Other Requirements (0-3)
Reading Competency:
RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (0-3):
Select one:
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3)
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
Also fulfilled in Core Requirements

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC;
a minimum of 63 credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Create a Business Operation Plan.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate effective techniques with regards to oral and written communications.
3. (Application level) Apply basic computer skills to analyze business data.
4. (Analysis level) Explain the ways businesses are financed.
5. (Evaluation level) Interpret and communicate a business' financial information.
6. (Analysis level) Examine legal and ethical issues from the perspective of a business manager or owner.
Standards for Program
None