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.

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.

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.

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
COUN 207 Pathways to Careers in Business and Information Technology/Systems 3
MATH 175 Pre-Calculus 6
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Winter Term 1
BUS 130 Introduction to Business 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
Spring Term 1
MATH 190 Calculus with Analytic Geometry l 5
ENGL 103
Composition and Critical Thinking
or Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
ECON 101
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ANTH 212
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
or Human Genetics
or Biology: Contemporary Topics
or Biology of Cancer
or Environmental Science
Summer Term 1
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
Fall Term 2
MATH 191 Calculus with Analytic Geometry ll 5
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 160 Business Law and the Legal Environment I 3
ACCT 101
Financial Accounting
or Financial Accounting - Honors
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
Spring Term 2
ASTR 116
Stellar Astronomy
or Earth Science
or Physical Geology
or Physics in Everyday Life
or Physics in Everyday Life - Honors
MATH 165
Introductory Statistics
or Introductory Statistics - Honors
POLI 103
American Government and Politics
or American Government and Politics - Honors
ACCT 102
Managerial Accounting
or Managerial Accounting - Honors
 Total Units72

 Note: Course selections may affect total unit value. 

Career Opportunities

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


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