ADT in Economics

The AA-T in Economics offers students a comprehensive lower division program in economics. Economics, with applications in both business and the social sciences, exam­ines the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services as well as the theory and management of economies and how the choices made by individuals, firms, and governments impact scarce resources. In macroeco­nomics, the topics include economics resources, government expenditures and taxation, unemployment and inflation, monetary policy and the banking system, national income determination, busi­ness cycles, fiscal policy, international economics and economic growth. In microeconomics, the topics include price determination, economic analysis of firms, market structures, distribution of income, and labor and unions. The AA-T prepares students who wish to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree in Economics, particularly at California State University campuses.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
ECON 101Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 165Introductory Statistics 14
MATH 190Calculus with Analytic Geometry l5
MATH 191Calculus with Analytic Geometry ll5
Select both of the following courses:
Financial Accounting4
Financial Accounting - Honors
Managerial Accounting4
Total Units28

MATH 165 is degree applicable with or without MATH 065. If taken with MATH 065, only the units for MATH 165 will be counted towards the degree.

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Economics A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Communication: Acquire fundamental economic knowledge and demonstrate the ability to understand, discuss and write clearly about economic concepts, theories, their applications and consequences to make better decisions as consumers, professionals, and citizens.
  2. Computation: Locate, organize, and analyze information on the measurement of the economy using math skills and computer proficiency. Present findings in written assignments, discussion and through problem solving to build skills required by the major.
  3. Creative, Critical and Analytical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to identify, critically analyze & apply macro or micro economic theories by explaining & predicting changes to key economic variables.

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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