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The following Business degrees and certificates are offered:

DEGREE
A.A. — Business, General

Required Program (Units)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4)
BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 310    Business Communication (3)
BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 340    Business Law (3)
  or BUS 345     Law and Society (3)
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  or ECON 320    Concepts of Personal Finance (3)
  or BUS 320    Concepts of Personal Finance (3) 
MGMT 362    Techniques of Management (3)
MKT 300    Principles of Marketing (3)
BUS 498    Work Experience (1-4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: (3)
   BUSTEC 360    Beginning Word Processing (1)
      or CISA 300    Beginning Word Processing (1)
   BUSTEC 363    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
      or CISA 310    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1) CISC 300 Computer Familiarization (1)
   CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science (3) CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
   CISC 320    Operating Systems (1)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 35-38

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

This program provides an overview of business fundamentals for students interested in business occupations including positions in finance, marketing, and management. The program is also recommended for general government service occupations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
- develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
- analyze practical business problems and integrate research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.
- apply accounting concepts and principles to make decisions about business operations.
- integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
- communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
- apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.


DEGREE
A.A. — Business, Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Required Program (Units)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 311     Managerial Accounting (4)
BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3)
  or BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3) (3)
BUS 345    Law and Society (3)
  or BUS 340    Business Law (3) (3)
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MATH 343    Modern Business Mathematics (4)
  or STAT 300    Intro to Probability and Statistics (4) (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
   BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
   BUS 355    Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (3)
   MKT 300    Principles of Marketing (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: (3)
   BUSTEC 360    Beginning Word Processing (1)
      or CISA 300    Beginning Word Processing (1)
   BUSTEC 363    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
      or CISA 310    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
   CISA 320    Introduction to Database Management (1)
   CISC 310    Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
   CISC 320    Operating Systems (1)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 33

Suggested Electives:  
ACCT 125, 341
MGMT 362, 372 

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

The Small Business Management degree provides training and education for those wishing to own or manage a small entrepreneurial venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
- research and compose a business plan that can be used for planning as well as financing.
- employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.
- develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.
- demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business settings.
- formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating the ideas of others into the problem solving process.


DEGREE
A.A. — Business, General, Transfer

Required Program (Units)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4
ACCT 311    Managerial Accounting (4
CISA 308    Exploring Word Process & Presentation Software (1)
   or BUSTEC 333    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1) (1)
CISA 310    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
   or BUSTEC 363    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1) (1) 
CISC 308    Exploring Computer Environment & the Internet (1)
   or BUSTEC 331    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1) (1)
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: (6) 
   BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
      or BUS 310    Business Communications (3)
   STAT 300   Intro to Probability and Statistics (4)
   MATH 343    Modern Business Mathematics (4)
   MATH 400    Calculus I (5)
   MATH 341    Calculus for Business & Economics (4)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 23

Suggested Electives:
ACCT 341
BUS 310, 340, 345
BUSTEC 307.1
CISC 300, 310
MATH 343, 400
MGMT 362, 372
MKT 300
RE 300

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

This program provides the courses necessary for a transfer to a four-year college in business while also allowing the student to select courses which fit his/her individual needs and desires. Students wanting to transfer to a California State University should complete the AS-T in Business Administration, as this program is designed for transfer to the University of California colleges, out-of-state colleges and other private institutions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
- develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
- analyze practical business problems and integrate research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.
- apply accounting concepts and principles to make decisions about business operations.
- integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information. - Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
- apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.


DEGREE
A.A. — Business, Administrative Assistant

Required Program (Units)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4) 
BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3)
  or BUS 310    Business Communications (3) 3
BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 345    Law and Society (3)
  or BUS 340    Business Law (3) (3)
BUS 498    Work Experience in Business (1-4)
BUSTEC 102    Computer Keyboarding 10-Key (1)
BUSTEC 307.2    Intermediate Keyboarding/Application (2)
BUSTEC 308    Skill-Building Keyboarding/Application (2)
CISA 301    Intermediate Word Processing (1) 
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  or ECON 320    Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
  or BUS 320    Concepts in Personal Finance (3) 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following1: 6
   ACCT 121, 341
   CISA 300, 308, 310, 311, 320
   CISC 300, 308, 310, 320
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 29-32

1Recommend CISA 308, CISA 310, CISC 308 for students who may transfer to CSUS in Business, to meet CSUS MIS001: 1, 2 & 3 requirements.

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

This program provides the courses necessary to transfer to a 4-year college, while also allowing the student to prepare for an entry-level position in business administration.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
- apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
- manage multiple office tasks and understand the importance of task prioritization.
- develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
- produce clear, concise and mechanically correct business documents.
- demonstrate electronic communication skills in the preparation and completion of office correspondence.
- demonstrate proficiency in using software applications.
 -demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding at 40 words per minute.


DEGREE
AS-T — Business Administration

Required Program (Units)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 311    Managerial Accounting (4)
BUS 340    Business Law (3) (3)
  or BUS 345    Law and Society (3)
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
A minimum of 10 units from the following: 10
  Choose one course from List A and two additional courses that may be on either list.
  List A
  MATH 343    Modern Business Mathematics (4)
  STAT 300    Intro to Probability and Statistics (4)
  List B
  BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3)
  CISC 310    Intro to Computer Information Science (3) 
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 27

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Business Administration at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion 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:

    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. 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 better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
- apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.
- apply accounting and mathematical concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
- assess the relationships and inter-dependencies of economic, social, legal, and global environments in which businesses operate.


CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION
Business, Office Assistant

REQUIRED PROGRAM (Units)
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
  or BUS 310    Business Communications (3) 3
BUSTEC 102    Computer Keyboarding 10-Key (1)
BUSTEC 307.1    Intro Keyboarding/Application (2) (2)1
BUSTEC 307.2    Intermediate Keyboarding/Application (2)
BUSTEC 332    Integrated Business Projects (3)
CISA 308    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
   or CISA 300    Beginning Word Processing (1)
   or BUSTEC 333    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
   or BUSTEC 360    Beginning Word Processing (1) (1) 
CISA 310    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
   or BUSTEC 363    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1) (1)
CISC 308    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1)
   or CISC 300    Computer Familiarization (1)
   or BUSTEC 331    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1) (1)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 14
1For keyboarding speed verification students will need to apply for Credit by Exam, this process is started at the Admissions and Records Office.

This certificate program is designed to provide the tools needed for entry-level office positions. The Office Assistant Certificate is appropriate for students who do not have any clerical work experience. Upon completion of the Office Assistant Certificate, the student would be prepared for an office position as a trainee.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- manage multiple office tasks and understand the importance of task prioritization.
- produce clear, concise and mechanically correct written business documents.
- demonstrate electronic communication skills (internet and email).
- demonstrate proficiency in using software applications (MS Word and Excel).
- demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding 40 wpm.


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Gainful Employment Info and Opportunities

Business, Office Technician

REQUIRED PROGRAM (Units)
BUS 100    English for the Professional (3)
  or BUS 310    Business Communications (3) (3)
BUSTEC 307.1    Intro Keyboarding/Application (2) (2)1
BUSTEC 307.2   Intermediate Keyboarding/Application (2)
BUSTEC 308    Skill-Building Keyboarding/Application (2) (2)2
BUSTEC 110    Business Procedures for Professional Success (3)
CISA 301    Intermediate Word Processing (1)
   or BUSTEC 361    Intermediate Word Processing (1) (1)
CISA 308    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
   or CISA 300    Beginning Word Processing (1)
   or BUSTEC 333    Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
   or BUSTEC 360    Beginning Word Processing (1) (1)
CISA 310    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
   or BUSTEC 363    Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1) (1)
CISA 311    Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
   or BUSTEC 364    Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets (1) (1)
CISA 320    Introduction to Database Management 1
CISC 308    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1)
   or CISC 300    Computer Familiarization (1)
   or BUSTEC 331    Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1) (1)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

1or keyboarding speed verification at 25 wpm better. For keyboarding speed verification students will need to apply for Credit by Exam, this process is started at the Admissions and Records Office.

2or keyboarding speed verification at 40 wpm or better. For keyboarding speed verification students will need to apply for Credit by Exam, this process is started at the Admissions and Records Office

This certificate program is designed to provide the tools needed for an entry-level office position. The Office Technician certificate is designed to provide promotional skills for students desiring office positions. Upon completion of the Office Technician certificate, the student would be prepared for an office position.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
-  prioritize office tasks and understand the importance of task prioritization.
-  produce clear, concise and mechanically correct written business documents.
-  develop electronic communication skills (internet and email).
-  demonstrate proficiency in using software application (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database Management).
-  demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding of 40 wpm.
-  demonstrate competence using business office technology (copy machine, fax machine, 10-key calculator).


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
International Entrepreneurship/Global Exporting

Gainful Employment Info and Opportunities

REQUIRED PROGRAM Units
BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3) (3)
   or BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 330    Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 355    Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 356    Global Business Operations (3)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MKT 300    Principles of Marketing (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

This program provides an overview of international business and global exporting. The certificate program focuses on what it takes to launch a small global enterprise and/or take a small business global. The program focuses on global entrepreneurship skills, and the key training necessary to operate and manage a global business. This program is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship, small business management, and international business occupations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of business operations.
- identify the key abilities necessary to create new opportunities for international entrepreneurship, global trade, and global business sectors.
- demonstrate an understanding of international business operations.
- demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts in managing a diverse workforce and conducting business in a global marketplace.
- examine how global trade impacts the US economy, the state economy, and the local economy.


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Gainful Employment Info and Opportunities

REQUIRED PROGRAM (Units)
BUS 300    Introduction to Business (3) (3)
  or BUS 350    Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
MKT 300    Principles of Marketing (3)
ACCT 301    Financial Accounting (4)
ECON 304    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
BUS 355    Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: (6)
  ACCT 311
  BUS 330, 356
  MGMT 362
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 22

This certificate is designed for existing and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an organized course of study that enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, recognize opportunities, and learn the basics of starting and managing a small business.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- create a business plan that covers all facets of operating a business.
- organize and manage the different business functions necessary for ongoing operations.
- appraise and evaluate business opportunities.

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