A.S. in Business

Business is the study of the practices and products of commerce. Areas of concentration for this degree can include business management, business law, marketing, finance, business ethics, and business communications. Students will take courses in business as well as related fields required for business majors. This degree is designed to:

  1. Prepare students for transfer to non-CSU, four-year institutions by offering or requiring business-related courses, in addition to those required for the AS-T degree in business administration, that fulfill either transfer or elective requirements for the University of California or other private institutions;
  2. Ensure that students interested in using the AS in business as their terminal degree receive sufficient education in business-related issues; and/or
  3. Prepare students for professional careers or otherwise enhance their personal growth. The degree requires completion of 60 semester units.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Required courses:
ACCT 101Financial Accounting4
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting4
BUS 130Introduction to Business3
BUS 160Business Law and the Legal Environment I3
ECON 101Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Introductory Mathematical Analysis4
Introductory Statistics4
Calculus with Analytic Geometry l4
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Income Tax Accounting4
Ethics in Business3
International Business3
Personal Finance3
Business English3
Business Communications3
Business Law and the Legal Environment II3
Small Business Management3
Human Resources Management3
Introduction to Management3
Elements of Marketing3
Advertising3
Microcomputer Applications I4
Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications3.5
Real Estate Principles3
Real Estate Practice3
Total Units27-28

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Business A.S. Degree will:

  1. Develop an understanding of how to communicate effectively within business organizations.
  2. Develop an understanding of the need for critical and analytical skills relating to business.
  3. Know the functions of business management and their impact on organizational performance.
  4. Understand the environments that impact on organizational growth.