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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  or
    BUS 345 Law and Society 3
CISC 310 Intro to Computer Information Science  or
A minimum of 3 units from the following:  
CISA 300, 310, 320, CISC 300, 320 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics  or
ECON 320/BUS 320 Concepts of Personal Finance 3
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following:
    BUS 498 Work Experience (1-4)  
A minimum of 6 units selected from the following concentrations: Accounting, Business, Computer Information Science, Management, Marketing, or Real Estate
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 37

Suggested Electives: 
ACCT 121, 311, 341; BUS 100, 210, 212, 214, 218, 350, 360; CISA 301, 302, 311, 321, 331; CISC 321, 351; MGMT 176, 308, 360, 372; MKT 120, 122, 310, 312, 314; RE 110, 120, 130, 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 an overview of business fundamentals for students interested in most business occupations. 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
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3   
BUS 310 Business Communication 3   
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3   
BUS 340 Business Law or  
 BUS 345 Law and Society 3   
BUSTEC 302 Computer Keyboarding 2
CISC 310 Intro to Computer Information Science (3) or   
A minimum of 3 units from the following:
CISA 300, 310, 320; CISC 300, 320 3   
ECON 302   Principles of Macroeconomics   or   
 ECON 320/BUS 320 Concepts of Personal Finance 3   
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3   
MKT 310 Selling Professionally  or   
 MKT 314   Advertising 3   
BUS 350 Small Business Mgmt/Entrepreneurship (3) or   
 A minimum of 3 units from the following:
BUS 210, 212, 214, 218, 224 3   
BUS 498   Work Experience 3   
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 36

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)
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
CISA 308 Exploring Word Process & Presentation Software (1)
CISA 310 Intro to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environment & the Internet (1)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24

Suggested Electives:
ACCT 341; BUS 310, 340, 345, BUSTEC 302; CISC 300, 310; MATH 343, 350, 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.

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 100 English for the Professional 3
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3 
BUS 310 Business Communications 3 
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3 
BUS 340 Business Law or
   BUS 345 Law and Society 3 
BUS 498 Work Experience in Business 1-4  
BUSTEC 302 Computer Keyboarding 2 
BUSTEC 303 Computer Keyboard Formatting 2 
BUSTEC 304 Computer Keyboard Speed &
Accuracy Building 2 
CISA 301 Intermediate Word Processing 1 
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics or
   ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance 3
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management 3 
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3  
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
CISA 300, 310, 320, CISC 300, 308, 310, 320         
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4 
    ACCT 121, 341; BUS 105; CISA 311
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 45-48

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 written business documents.
- Demonstrate electronic communication skills in the preparation and completion of office correspondence.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using software application (MS Word and Excel).
- 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)
   or BUS 345 Law and Society (3) 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
   STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and 
Statistics (4) or 
MATH 343 Modern Business Mathematics (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
   BUS 310 Business Communications (3) or
   BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) or
   CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information 
Science (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 26

Students are required to:
- Complete a minimum of 19 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.
- Complete 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. 
- No more than 60 semester units are required.
- A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

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)
Core Courses:
BUS 100   English for the Professional 3  
BUSTEC 120 Skills for Today’s Office 1
BUSTEC 302 Computer Keyboarding  or
 Keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better 2
BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting 2
BUSTEC 304 Computer Keyboard Speed & Accuracy Bldg  or Keyboarding speed verification at 40 wam or better 2
CISA 300 Beginning Word Processing or
CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing & Presentation Software 1
CISA 310 Intro to Electronic Spreadsheets 1
CISC 300   Computer Familiarization or
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments & the Internet 1
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 13

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
BUSTEC 110 Business Procedures for Professional Success 3
BUSTEC 302 Computer-Keyboarding (2) or
  Keyboarding speed verification at 25 wam or better 2
BUSTEC 303 Computer-Keyboard Formatting 2
BUSTEC 304 Computer-Keyboard Speed-and-
Accuracy Building (2) or Keyboarding speed verification at 40 wam or better 2
CISA 300 Beginning Word Processing (1)
    or CISA 308 Exploring Word Processing and 
Presentation Software (1) 1
CISA 301 Intermediate Word Processing 1
CISA 310 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 1
CISA 311 Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets 1
CISC 300 Computer Familiarization (1) or
CISC 308 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1) 1
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
   CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

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:
- 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 application (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Database Management).
- Demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding of 40 wpm
- Implement appropriate office procedures.
- Demonstrate competence using business office technology (copy machine, fax machine, 10-key calculator).


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship

REQUIRED PROGRAM (Units)
BUS 300   Introduction to Business 3   
BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3   
    Four (4) units selected from: 4
      ACCT 341; BUS 210, 212, 214, 218, 219, 224; 
      ECON 304
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 16

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.

Updated 06/10/14

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