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Degrees & Certificates

The AA degree majors listed below are designed to provide a foundation for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in the particular area of specialization and/or for those students seeking skills for employment. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are advised to consult a counselor for selection of appropriate business and general education courses. The AA degree will be awarded in the specified programs upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements.

The programs are designed to qualify a student for immediate employment in an area of specialization upon successful completion of the particular curriculum. A Certificate will be awarded in specified programs upon satisfactory completion of the courses listed in the curriculum patterns.

 

ACCOUNTING

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 10 Introduction to Business 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
Total Required Units: 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: 18

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Administrative Assistant 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. The AA degree in Administrative Assistant will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements.

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 (5) 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: 25-28

Recommended: 

or

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

The Administrative Office Systems and Applications AA 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. The AA degree in Administrative Office Systems and Applications will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements.

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting (4)
or
BUS 20 General Accounting (3) 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 (5) 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) 1
Plus: Typewriting proficiency required via credit by exam at 45 NWPM
Total Required Units: 25-27

Recommended: 

NOTE:

ENGL 1A is required for transfer and for the Associate degree.

MATH 203 or higher is required for the Associate degree and MATH 13 or higher is required for transfer.
 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Degree Major Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1B Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 2 Business Law 3 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: 21

Recommended:

 
 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (AS-T DEGREE)

The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus to a program or major in Business Administration or similar major for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to complete: (1) a minimum of 27 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. (2) 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. (3) No more than 60 semester units are required. The Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer will also assist Business Administration major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

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
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
ECON 2 Principles of Economics (Micro- Economics) 3
MATH 13 Introduction to Statistics 4
MATH 16A Calculus for Business and Life/Social Sciences    3
Total Required Units: 28

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION PROCESSING 

The Business Information Processing 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. The AA degree in Business Information Processing will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements and the General Education requirements. A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Major course requirements.

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: 28-29

Recommended:

NOTE:

ENGL 1A is required for transfer and for the Associate degree.

MATH 203 or higher is required for the Associate degree and MATH 13 or higher is required for transfer.
 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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: 23

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Entrepreneurship Certificate of Proficiency 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.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

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

 

GENERAL 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: 19

Recommended: 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Human Resource Management certificate program allows students to explore the human resource management 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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

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: 15

 

LEGAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
CIS 1 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (4)
or
CIS 5 Introduction to Computer Science (5) 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: 15-16

Recommended:

or

 

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

RETAIL MANAGEMENT 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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting (4)
or
BUS 20 General Accounting (3) 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: 16-17

 

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BUS 1A Financial Accounting (4)
or
BUS 20 General Accounting (3) 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: 15-16