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Accounting

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Accounting degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree or certificate will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of financial accounting, including content, concepts and structure of the various statements for internal and external use.
  • Evaluate the process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing and analyzing financial data in business organizations.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics) 3
Total Required Units for Degree Major: 21

Recommended:

 

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
Plus: Any additional Business courses 4
Total Required Units for Certficate: 18

 

Administrative Assistant

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Administrative Assistant degree and certificate program is designed to prepare a student for employment as a valuable member in an organization with professional support skills. The student will learn how to support a business office through acquisition of organized and efficient skills in current office technology using Microsoft Office to develop business correspondence and prepare documents, reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and more.

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Administrative Assistant degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree or certificate will be able to:

  • Complete business projects via the integration of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Synthesize business communication techniques to create, revise and evaluate verbal and written business messages.
  • Demonstrate organizational management skills to complete work independently and in a group.

Degree Major/Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Requirements:
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 20 General Accounting 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer  Information Systems 4
Or
CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science 4-5
CIS 40 Database Management 4
CIS 42 Spreadsheet Applications 4
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
COPED 450 General Work Experience 1-3
Plus: Typewriting proficiency required via credit by exam at 45 NWPM
Total Required Units for Degree Major: 25-28

Recommended: 

 

Administrative Office Systems and Applications

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE

The Administrative Office Systems and Applications degree program prepares students to work in an office environment of people and prepares students to assume positions as office managers, supervisors, or as assistants to top executives. These positions use a variety of office technology and computer-based applications (word processing, electronic mail, desktop publishing, presentation graphics, database management, and spreadsheet creation.).

Classes emphasize technology, proofreading and editing, document formatting, electronic filing, transcription, human relations, and computerized 10-key. Students develop administrative skills necessary to participate as part of the management team. Office management personnel assist in planning, organizing, and controlling information-related activities and in leading or directing people to attain the objectives of the organization. They support and help facilitate accurate communication and information exchange to internal and external customers on a timely basis.

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Administrative Office Systems and Applications degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Manage office operations, including employee supervision, records management, supplies and equipment, administrative support, financial statements, and customer service.
  • Evaluate business projects and task lists to prioritize completion of work.
  • Complete business projects via the integration of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Utilize ethical decision-making processes to determine appropriate behavior.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
or
BUS 20 General Accounting 3-4
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
Or
CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science 4-5
CIS 40 Database Management 4
CIS 42 Spreadsheet Applications 4
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
COPED 456Q Occupational Work Experience in Administrative Office Systems and Applications 1-4
Or
COPED 450 General Work Experience 1-3
Plus: Typewriting proficiency required via credit by exam at 45 NWPM
Total Required Units for Degree Major: 25-27

Recommended:

 

Business Administration

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Evaluate business functions, practices, and related theories to address business problems.
  • Synthesize quantitative and technological skills to analyze and interpret business data.
  • Write clear, concise and structured business plans with supportive documentation and data.
  • Identify and demonstrate accepted business practices that show cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current legal and regulatory business environment.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro-Economics) 3
Total Required Units for Degree Major: 21

Recommended:

 

Business Administration

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE FOR TRANSFER (AS-T) DEGREE

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer to the California State University (CSU) system.

Successful completion of the degree affords students specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system, such as admission to a CSU with junior status, priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major in business administration or similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 semester or 90 quarter units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To qualify for the Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) degree, students are required to complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a California State University, including both of the following:

(1) The California State University General Education–Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), and
(2) 28 semester units with a grade of “C” or better, or “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No-Pass” basis, in the major and an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. (Some universities may have limits on the number of Pass/No-Pass units they will accept for transfer. See a counselor for more information.)

See the Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities section of this catalog for more information on AS-T overall requirements and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Write clear, concise and structured business plans with supportive documentation and data.
  • Identify and demonstrate accepted business practices that show cultural sensitivity.
  • Pursue and evaluate business administration knowledge through the skills of inquiry, research, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively in both speech and writing.
  • Appreciate diversity and develop a worldview about business that is informed by multicultural and global perspectives.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro- Economics) 3
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro- Economics) 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
MATH 13 Introduction to Statistics 4
MATH 16A Calculus for Business and Life/Social Sciences 3
Total Required Units for AS-T Degree Major: 28

 

Business Information Processing

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Business Information Processing degree and certificate program is designed so that students acquire proficiency working with computer technology, business software applications, integration of business information processing needs with current Office software applications, Internet and web work via business correspondence; and working with a variety of documents, presentation graphics, database management, spreadsheet creation, integration of applications, and business resource and support functions.

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in Business Information Processing degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree or certificate will be able to:

  • Utilize office technology to compose and format business documents.
  • Integrate the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and electronic communication software to complete business tasks.
  • Demonstrate technological communication and problem-solving skills in a business setting.

Degree Major/Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Requirements:
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (4)
Or
CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science (5) 4-5
CIS 40 Database Management 4
CIS 42 Spreadsheet Applications 4
CIS 234A World Wide Web Publishing I 2
CIS 234D Web Authoring 2
CIS 234E Creating an E-Commerce Web Site 2
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
COPED 450 General Work Experience (1-3) 1
Plus: Typewriting proficiency required  via credit by exam at 45 NWPM
Total Required Units for Degree Major or Certificate: 28-29

Recommended:

 

Business Management

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate requirements specified below.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
  • Research and evaluate business plans that can be used for planning and financing.
  • Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required to operate a business.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 50 Principles of Management 3
BUS 70 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUS 74 Introduction to Advertising 3
Total Required Units for Certificate: 23

 

Entrepreneurship

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Entrepreneurship certificate program is designed to develop, prepare, and produce entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses and fuel economic growth by providing instruction in entrepreneurial culture, strategy, operations, financial management, social marketing and leadership.

Coursework includes developing a student’s ability to make informed decisions as future business owners, entrepreneurial concepts learned in innovation and creativity, business funding, computers and marketing. Through these skills, students will have a sound education base in entrepreneurship for lifelong learning. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze the variety of entrepreneurial opportunities available in the United States.
  • Develop strategies to exploit entrepreneurial opportunities and evaluate and analyze alternative strategies and assess risk.
  • Identify and understand accounting concepts that enable student to interpret financial data and use it to make informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of a company.
  • Apply leadership and workplace relationship skills that will enable them to deal with customer, employee, and supplier issues.
  • Identify successful marketing efforts that will enable the business to succeed.
  • Complete a comprehensive business plan that will enable the business to secure adequate financing by applying knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, web and social media.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
Or
BUS 20 General Accounting 3
Or
BUS 80 Financial Literacy 2
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 54 Small Business Management 3
BUS 76 E-Commerce/Entrepreneurship 3
CIS 1 Introduction to CIS 4
Total Required Units for Certificate: 15-17

 

General Business

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE

To qualify for the Associate of Arts in General Business degree, students must satisfactorily complete the Degree Major requirements specified below and the local AA/AS General Education requirements. See the Associate Degrees and Certificates section of this catalog for more information on the local AA/AS overall requirements and the local AA/AS General Education requirements.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s).

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Analyze how functions within business (marketing, management, operations, human relations, accounting, finance, and business law) interact to achieve organizational goals.
  • Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required to operate a business.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 5 Human Relations in Business 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 70 Introduction to Marketing 3
ECON 1 Principles of Economics (Macro-Economics) 3
Total Required Units for Major Degree Major: 19

Recommended: 

Human Resource Management

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Human Resource Management certificate program allows students to explore the human resource manage-ment field as a career choice and gain an entry-level support position in a human resource department. Students may further their education by completing Business transfer degree requirements in Business Administration, Business Management or related fields.

A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s)

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze how primary functions within business interact to achieve organizational goals.
  • Apply solutions and leadership to human resource management issues.
  • Identify and demonstrate accepted business practices that show cultural sensitivity.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 51 Supervisory Management 3
BUS 52 Psychology and Human Relations 3
BUS 56 Human Resource Management 3
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
Total Required Units for Certificate: 15

 

Legal Office Assistant

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Legal Office Assistant certificate program is designed to qualify a student for immediate employment as a Legal Office Assistant in a legal office. Training includes computer application skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software, and a basic introduction to the legal profession, law office management, and legal research. Students may further their education by completing Business transfer degree requirements in Business Administration, Business Management or related fields. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s)

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply the operation of state-of the-art industry equipment and software to accomplish work-related tasks accurately and productively in an office envir-onment.
  • Utilize oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and poise necessary to work effectively with people in the legal field.
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and techniques necessary to organize, prioritize and manage information flow in an office setting.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
Or
CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science 4-5
COMM 20 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
PARLG 1 Law and the Legal Profession 3
PARLG 4 Law Office Management 2
PARLG 6 Legal Research 3
Plus: Typewriting proficiency required via credit by exam at 45 NWPM
Total Required Units for Certificate: 15-16

Recommended:

 

Retail Management

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Retail Management certificate program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level trainee position as a retail manager in charge of an individual retail shop or department. Retail managers ensure that retail establishments run efficiently and effectively; they also hire, train, and supervise employees. Students may further their education by completing Business transfer degree requirements in Business Administration, Business Management or related fields.

A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s)

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply solutions and leadership to retail management issues.
  • Employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required to operate a business.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
Or
BUS 20 General Accounting 3-4
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 70 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUS 72 Principles of Retailing 3
BUS 74 Introduction to Advertising 3
COPED 456E Occupational Work Experience  in General Business (1-4) 1
Total Required Units for Certificate: 16-17

 

Small Business Management

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

The Small Business Management certificate program is designed to aid those students who already manage their own business, are contemplating starting their own business, or who work for a small business concern. This program provides basic knowledge in the fields of accounting, marketing, and management. Students may further their education by completing Business transfer degree requirements in Business Administration, Business Management or related fields.

A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Note: Students should see a counselor at least once each semester to plan for their educational goal(s)

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze how primary functions within business interact to achieve organizational goals.
  • Analyze and evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new small business venture.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
or
BUS 20 General Accounting 3-4
BUS 2 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 54 Small Business Management 3
BUS 70 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Required Units for Certificate: 15-16