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Associate of Applied Science in Business

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Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Business degree generally move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This Associate degree is flexible and provides a wide range of classroom experience in the fields of accounting, computers, management, marketing, administrative assistant, medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, health insurance/coder biller and supervision. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to choose classes that pertain to their area of concentration.

 

 

Orientation and College Success (3 credit hours)

BUS 101 College Skills and Portfolio Writing 3 credits

 

Program Introduction (3 credit hours)

 BUS 104 Introduction to Business  3 credits

 

Communications (10 credit hours)

 BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications*  4 credits
OR
 ENG 121 English Composition I*  3 credits
 COM 140 Speech*  3 credits
OR
 COM 150 Public Speaking*  4 credits

 

Computer Literacy

 CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software 4 credits

 

Humanities (4 credit hours recommended courses)

 ART 100 Art Appreciation*  4 credits
OR
 PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits

 

Social Science (8 credit hours recommended courses)

 ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
 PSY 101 Psychology*  4 credits

 

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

 BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications  3 credits

 

Certificate Program Required

To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree the student must complete (1) of the following business, computer or medical-related certificates:

Accounting Certificate
Computer Support Technician Certificate
Management/Marketing Certificate
Management/Supervision Certificate
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Assistant

 

Business elective courses as needed to meet requirements for degree

Total:  60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

Under certain categories, substitutions are possible with approval

 

Scope & Sequence:

AASB with Accounting Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100  ACCT 109  ACCT 112  ACCT 113
BUS 101  ACCT 111  BUS 105  ACCT 204
CIS 101  BUS 104  BUS 111  ACCT 213
ENG 121  COM 140 OR 150  ECON 203  ART 100 OR PHIL 210
 PSY 101  BUS 281

 

AASB with Management/Marketing Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100 ACCT 111 BUS 111 ART 100 OR PHIL 210
BUS 101 BUS 250 BUS 153 BUS 282
BUS 104 CIS 101 ECON 203 BUS Elective
BUS 105 COM 140 OR 150 PSY 101 BUS Elective
ENG 121

 

AASB with Management Supervision Certificate

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 100 ACCT 111 BUS 111 ART 100 OR PHIL 210
BUS 101 BUS 252 BUS 253 BUS 283
BUS 104 CIS 101 ECON 203 BUS Elective
BUS 105 COM 140 OR 150 PSY 101 BUS Elective
ENG 121

 

Effective: Fall 2012
Current/Updated: 3/17/16

 

 

Employment Information

Faculty

Our Business faculty have worked
in business and industry and
continued their own education to
bring current expertise and
experiences to the classroom.
Involvement of local professionals
also assures programs are relevant.
Concepts and practices cover a
variety of industries and
organizations.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree is designed for those intending to move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This flexible degree offers a wide range of classroom experience in management/marketing, accounting, computers, administrative assistant and medical-related careers.

While earning the AASB, the student must obtain one of the following occupational certificates: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Database Programming, Management/Marketing, Management/Supervision, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Assistant and Web Page Design.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:

  • Business
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Customer Srvice
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Construction
  • Agri-Science
  • Food Service

Graduates are qualified for business-related positions in diverse fields including education, small business, government, advertising, sales, legal, agriculture, construction, transportation, travel, tourism, entertainment, architecture, hospitals and medical-related offices, or in the newspaper/television and radio industry.

According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the annual wage for a customer service representative in 2010 was $30,460; human resource assistants earned $37,510; travel agents reported $34,600; lodging managers earned $46,880; and executive secretaries and administrative assistants reported an average of $34,660.


Is this for me?
A degree in business offers a variety of opportunities. Business students gain a general background of business skills including accounting, marketing, finance, sales and management.

Students learn how to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. In addition, they learn to think analytically to make sound financial decisions. These important skills can help prepare one to become a manager or earn a promotion or salary increase.

Business majors should possess good communication and critical thinking skills. They enjoy working with people, are detail-oriented and have an interest in a variety of business areas.

Invest in your future through a versatile and rewarding career in business.

 

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