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:

-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;

- Ensure that students interested in using the AS in business as their terminal degree receive sufficient education in business-related issues; and/or

- Prepare students for professional careers or otherwise enhance their personal growth. The degree requires completion of 60 semester units.

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.

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
or ACCT 101H Financial Accounting - Honors
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting4
or ACCT 102H Managerial Accounting - Honors
BUS 130Introduction to Business3
BUS 160Business Law and the Legal Environment I3
ECON 101Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 101H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Introductory Statistics 14
Introductory Statistics - Honors
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 24
Calculus with Analytic Geometry l 35
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Income Tax Accounting4
Business, Ethics and Society3
International Business3
Principles of Money Management3
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 Units27-29
1

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.

2

MATH 180 is degree applicable with or without MATH 080. If taken with MATH 080, only the units for MATH 180 will be counted towards the degree.

3

MATH 190 is degree applicable with or without MATH 090. If taken with MATH 090, only the units for MATH 190 will be counted towards the degree.

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Co-requisite MATH course (2 units) and/or substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
MATH 165
Introductory Statistics
or Introductory Statistics - Honors
4
BUS 171
Human Relations in the Workplace
or Introduction to Management
or Pathways to Careers in Business and Information Technology/Systems
3
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
4
 Units11
Winter Term 1
ENGL 103
Composition and Critical Thinking
or Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
3
 Units3
Spring Term 1
BUS 130 Introduction to Business 3
ITIS 130 Microcomputer Applications I 4
ACCT 101
Financial Accounting
or Financial Accounting - Honors
4
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
3
 Units14
Summer Term 1
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
3
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
BUS 160 Business Law and the Legal Environment I 3
ACCT 102
Managerial Accounting
or Managerial Accounting - Honors
4
ECON 101
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
3
ASTR 116
Stellar Astronomy
or Earth Science
or Physical Geology
or Physics in Everyday Life
or Physics in Everyday Life - Honors
4
 Units14
Winter Term 2
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or History of Women in the United States
3
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
3
 Units6
Spring Term 2
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ANTH 210
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
or Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors
or Business, Ethics and Society
or Introduction to Global Studies
or Global Issues
or Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Psychology - Honors
or Introduction to Sociology
or Introduction to Sociology - Honors
3
ANTH 212
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
or Human Genetics
or Biology of Cancer
or Environmental Science
3
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or Ethnic Voices in Film
or Children's Literature
or Children's Literature - Honors
or Literature of the Bible
or American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts
or History of Rock and Roll
or Great Religions of the World
or Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
3
 Units12
 Total Units66

Career Opportunities

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

 
 

To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.