Artists working together
Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Emphasis in Fine Art
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Degree with emphasis in Fine Art enables students to pursue a career or interest in Fine Art. The degree provides grounding in art fundamentals and allows specialization in areas of particular interest. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four-year college, university or art school.

Art Studio Requirements (12 credit hours)

ART 104 Object Drawing 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing and Creativity 3 credits
ART 107 Two Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 108 Three Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART 274 Typography* 3 credits
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 credits

 

Art Studio Electives (Choose 9 credit hours)

ART 210 Life Drawing* 3 credits
ART 240 Painting 3 credits
ART ELECTIVE (200 level course) 3 credits

 

Capstone Course (2 required credit hours)

ART 290 Portfolio* 2 credits

 

History of Art (8 required credit hours)

ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits

 

Communications (9 credit hours)

COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Humanities (choose 4 credit hours)

HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 4 credit hours)

MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 8 credit hours from 2 different prefixes)

PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 4 credit hours with labs)

BIO 121 General Biology I* 4 credits
Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ART 104 ART 105 ART 220 *ART 210
ART 107 ART 108 ART 240 ART 221
*ENG 121 COM 150 *PSY 101 *ART 200 level elective
*MATH 151 *ENG 122 *SOC 120 *ART 290
 *HIST 101  *BIO 121

*Course has prerequisite
Effective: Fall 2013
Current as: 12/15/2016

Employment Information

Degree Information

The Associate of Arts in Visual
Arts Degree with emphasis in
Fine Art enables students to
pursue a career or interest in
Fine Art. The degree provides
grounding in art fundamentals
and allows specialization in areas
of particular interest. There is
additional emphasis on a broad
academic base needed to inform
the artistic process and lay the
groundwork for further study.
The degree prepares the student
to transfer to a four-year college,
university or art school

Artists use a variety of different mediums to create works of art for appreciation, exhibition and sale, or for commission. In addition to paintings, prints and drawings, artworks are formed from a broad range of media including pottery, glassware, textiles, sculptures, wood, jewelry and much more. The possibilities are limitless.

This major is the starting block for students wishing to pursue art education or post-secondary art education, or for those entering the fields of architecture and art illustration.

Typically, craft and fine artists are self-employed, and they often hold other jobs on the side. There are a range of related careers in fine arts such as artist assistants, archivists and exhibition designers. In addition to studios, the artist’s place of work can include art and craft fairs, art museums, galleries, auction houses, etc.

Although formal training is not required, those who earn a Bachelor or Master in Fine Arts, can improve their skills and job prospects according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that the median hourly wage of craft and fine artists is $20.90 based on the most recent information provided.

The profession is expected to grow by five percent through 2020, and is greatly affected by the economy, as art purchases are optional.


Is this for me?
Artists have an imagination and passion for creativity. They have an eye for beauty and express their feelings through their work. Once created, their broader success lies in getting their work noticed through those who can help them promote their artwork to collectors and people who work in galleries. However, not all artists have their work in galleries. Artists may create artwork for advertising, textbooks, graphic design, and the web.

Subject: A woman photographer in action with her camera and lighting equipment, a small business photography studio.
Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Emphasis in Commercial Photography
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Degree with emphasis in Commercial Photography enables students to pursue a career or interest in Photography. The degree provides knowledge of the photographic process from creation to the output of the image. The degree provides practical experience in product, portrait, and location photography. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four year college, university, art school or to begin work in the field of commercial photography.

Art Studio Requirements (12 credit hours)

ART 107 Two Dimensional Design  3 credits
ART 160 Basic Photography  3 credits
ART 170 Image Manipulation: Photoshop  3 credits
ART 260 Advanced Photography*  3 credits

 

Art Studio Electives (Choose 9 credit hours)

ART 104 Object Drawing 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing and Creativity  3 credits
ART 108 Three Dimensional Design  3 credits
ART 115 Introduction to Graphic Design  3 credits
ART 116 Color for Graphic Design  3 credits
ART 172 Digital Illustration*  3 credits
ART 210 Life Drawing*  3 credits
ART 231 Sculpture*  3 credits
ART 240 Painting  3 credits
ART 241 Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief  3 credits
ART 242 Watercolor I  3 credits
ART 243 Watercolor II*  3 credits
ART 244 Oil Painting I  3 credits
ART 245 Oil Painting II*  3 credits
ART 246 Printmaking: Silk Screen  3 credits
ART 252 Pastel I  3 credits
ART 253 Pastel II*  3 credits
ART 274 Typography*  3 credits
ART 276 Advertising Design  3 credits

 

Capstone Course (2 required credit hours)

 ART 290 Portfolio*  2 credits

 

History of Art (8 required credit hours)

ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits

 

Communications (6 credit hours)

COM 140 Speech 3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Computer Literacy (4 credits hours required)

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software 4 credits

 

Humanities (choose 4 credit hours)

ENG 201, 233 or 234 Literature Classes* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies 4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163 or 261 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy* 3 credits
REL 231, 232 or 233 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 4 credit hours)

MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 105 Fundamentals of Modern Math* 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics* 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics* 3 credits

 

Social Science (choose 8 credit hours from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State and Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 4 credit hours with labs)

BIO 120 Biology* 4 credits
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 credits
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I* AND 4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics I Lab* 1 credit
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND 4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab* 1 credit
Total: 64 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

Effective: Fall 2013
Current/Updated as: 3/17/16

Employment Information

Is this for me?
Photographers have an interest
and eye for design. They must
be effective communicators in
order to be able to work with
and understand the intent of
many different clients. They
work in different environments
and are masters of the technical
tools and techniques available
to them to meet the deadlines
and demands of the clients.

 

You don’t take a
photograph, you make it.Ansel Adams

Commercial photographers combine today’s technological tools with creativity to produce compelling images that promote a business or sell a product or service. Commercial photographers may be employed in large corporations, newspapers or smaller businesses such as advertising agencies or public relations firms.

Trained in digital imaging and editing, commercial photographers enhance and alter images through an array of software programs. They combine photos with text and other design elements to create the final image. They may work in a studio or at client locations.

In 2010, over 60 percent of photographers were self-employed. Those who own their own business need to have entrepreneurial skills to manage the business and sharp marketing skills to be able to promote their work and business.

There exists a broader range of demand for promotional photographs today than ever before. Advertisements may be produced for newspaper, magazines, television or billboards, as as well as for websites and online usage.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 57,000 photographers were employed in the U.S. The average mean salary was $36,370 for the year.


Commercial Photography at Glen Oaks
The Associate of Arts in Visual Arts Degree with emphasis in Commercial Photography enables students to pursue a career or interest in photography. The degree provides knowledge of the photographic process from creation to the output of the image. The degree provides practical experience in product, portrait, and location photography. There is additional emphasis on a broad academic base needed to inform the artistic process and lay the groundwork for further study. The degree prepares the student to transfer to a four-year college, university, art school or to begin work in the field of commercial photography.

Cute woman sketching city and graph icons and symbols
Associate of Arts
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who desire a rigorous liberal arts education that emphasizes depth of intellectual and academic experience. This degree is designed for students whose educational interests are in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, and the social sciences. The degree can provide the basis for career advancement or for further study. Because transfer credit and degree requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.
Associates of Arts Degree meets MTA requirements

Communications

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* OR 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 credits
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 credits
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 credits
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 credits
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 credits
REL 233 New Testament* 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 1):

MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 credits
MATH 151 College Math* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II & Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab):

BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 credits
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 credits
BIO 120 Biology* 4 credits
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 credits
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 credits
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 credits
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 credits
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 credits
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 credits

 

Social Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes):

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)*  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II *  4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits

 

Elective Courses
Minimum of 30 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits

Total: 60 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

Tuition is calculated by contact hours per semester.

Current/Updated: 7/20/20

What can I do with my degree?

Degree Information

The Associate of Arts (AA)
degree is designed for students
desiring a rigorous liberal arts
education that emphasizes depth
of intellectual and academic
experience. The 62-credit degree
is designed for students whose
educational interests are in the
humanities, the creative and
performing arts, and the social
sciences. The degree provides
the basis for career advancement
or for further study. Because
transfer credit and degree
requirements vary widely, it is
important to consult with an
advisor to assure credits will
transfer to the desired program at
the transfer school.

Approximately half the students seeking a higher education in America enroll in community colleges or technical institutes. More than 70 percent of all college freshmen take community college classes in order to complete the “core courses” required in your first two years at a university. By doing so, students save in tuition costs, while enjoying smaller class sizes and attentive instructors.

The Associate of Arts degree is typically pursued when transfer to a college or university is likely. For those achieving an Associate of Arts or other transfer degree programs, Glen Oaks Community College has “articulation” and “joint transfer” agreements with area colleges in a number of programs. GOCC advisors can help students understand a target university’s requirements and choose courses that will transfer.

However, students don’t have to participate in an articulation agreement to make a successful transfer. As long as one researches the requirements, plans ahead and meets with a GOCC advisor to discuss academic and career plans, one can transfer to just about any college in the country. In fact, GOCC graduates have successfully transferred their courses to over 54 colleges and universities since 2008.


Transfer Advising

GOCC offers courses which are helpful toward the achievement of many college and university programs of study. Frequently, students secure an associate degree on the way to their bachelor’s degree. Transfer curriculum guides are available for the most popular programs and for many colleges. Transfer guides, which list courses at GOCC that will transfer to a particular school in a specific major, are available in Student Services.

Regular Advising Appointments

The College recommends regular advising appointments to assure the best possible transfer of credits. Completion of core courses at GOCC for this degree qualifies students for the MACRAO Agreement (See GOCC catalog). The MACRAO Agreement is generally not available to students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Business, Allied Health, Nursing, Social Work or Technology.

GOCC students have the advantage of a community college “start” before going to a college or university. GOCC advisors have curriculum guides listing courses that transfer for many specific programs and work closely with four-year institutions to stay current on transfer information which can impact GOCC students.

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Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU Partnership
Program OverviewCourse Guide
Students seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU can move directly in the workforce or continue on to further studies in Agricultural Operations. Students will take courses from Glen Oaks and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) emphasizing fundamentals in farm and crop management. Students will study in such fields as soil and water usage, plant nutrients, crop disease and pest management, natural resource and land management, emerging technologies, and regulations. Students are required to meet with advisors from Glen Oaks and MSU on course selection.

Glen Oaks Required Coursework
Communications (6 credit hours, from MTA list)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 Credits/3 Contacts
**ENG 122 English Composition 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (choose 3-4 credits, from MTA list)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any LNG Course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any REL Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any SOC Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

Other courses in ART, ENG (126 or higher), HIST, MUS, PSY can be used by Advisor approval

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (choose 3-5 credits, from MTA list)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
Any CHEM Course* 4 Credits/5-6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
**MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 162 Calculus II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

Other courses in BIO, MATH, PHYS can be used by Advisor approval

Elective Courses
19-22 elective credits as needed to reach 34 total GOCC credit hours

Suggested Electives:

ACCT Courses 2-4 Credits/2-4 Contacts
AGT 101 Hydraulic Theory & Operation 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 102 Production Agriculture 2 Credits/3 Contacts
AGT 104 Vehicle/Equip. Electrical Fundamentals 3 Credits/5 Contacts
AGT 107 Preventive Maintenance & Service 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 109 Heating, Venting & Air Conditioning 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 116 Combine Maintenance & Repair 3 Credits/7 Contacts
ART 115 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 116 Color for Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 170 Image Manipulation: Photoshop 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 172 Digital Illustration* 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 274 Typography* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 280/CIS 280 Web Design w/ Dreamweaver 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
COM Courses 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Glen Oaks Courses: 34 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite
** Minimum requirements to for transfer to MSU

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree.

MSU IAT Requirements

ABM 130 Farm Management I 3 credits
AE 131 Water Resource Protection and Mgmt 3 credits
AE 143 Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies 3 credits
AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course 3 credits
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 credits
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3 credits
CSS 105 Agricultural Industries Seminar 1 credits
CSS 126 Introduction to Weed Management 2 credits
CSS 143 Applied Soil Science 2 credits
ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3 credits
PLP 105 Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology 2 credits
MSU Elective Credits 6 credits
MSU Courses: 34 credits
Total Minimum Credit Hours: 68 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

MSU Courses are billed through MSU

GOCC tuition is calculated on contact hours.
MSU administers financial aid for students in this program.

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
Program OverviewCourse Guide
The Associates of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Glen Oaks will prepare students for various roles in the Information Technology (IT) industry including computer networking, repair, and helpdesk. Glen Oaks offers both Associates in Applied Science and Certificate programs, and the programs cover the objectives for several industry certifications including: A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Cisco Certified Network Administrator, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Office Specialist.

Communications (10 credit hours required)

 BUS 111 Contemporary Business & Technical Communications 4 credits
 ENG 121 English Composition 3 credits
 COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits

 

Core Requirements (4 credit hours required)

 CIS 101 Introduction to Computers and Software 4 credits

 

Social Sciences (8 credit hours required)

 PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
 SOC 120 Principles of Sociology 4 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 4 credit hours):

 MATH 151 College Algebra*  4 credits
Total: 26 credits

 

Certificate Courses

 Computer Support Technician  34-35 credits
 Network Technician Certificate  36 credits
Minimum Hours Required: 60-62 (CST) or 62 (NTC) Credits
 *Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Winter 2017

 

Scope & Sequence:

Computer Support Technician

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
COM 150 MATH 151 CIS 117 CIS 245
CIS 101 CIS 102 CIS 224 PSY 101
BUS 111 CIS 241 CIS 243 SOC 120
CIS 240 CIS 220 CIS 270 CIS 290
ENG 121

 

Network Administration Technician

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
BUS 111 CIS 103 CIS 104 CIS 105
CIS 101 CIS 172 CIS 243 CIS 220
CIS 102 CIS 241 ENG 121 CIS 244
CIS 240 CIS 245 PSY 101 CIS 248
COM 150 MATH 151 SOC 120

 

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Associate of Business
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Business Degree will give the students a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those individuals planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transferability of courses.

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (choose 1; consult Advisor for best choice)

MATH 117 Finite Math*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 151 College Algebra*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I*   OR 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 3 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Science (choose 1 course)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (23 credit hours)

ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ACCT 112 Principles of Accounting II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 255 Business Law* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Elective Courses
Minimum of 6 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits

Business Electives to Consider

ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BUS 205 Business Statistics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 251 Organizational Behavior* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 252 Introduction to Management* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Other ACCT/BUS Courses – in consultation with Advisor
Total Credit Hours: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree. A grade of 2.0 or higher is required for any courses in the general education (MTA) areas.
Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ACCT 111 ACCT 112 COM 150 BUS Elective
BUS 104 BUS Elective BUS 255 ECON 204
ENG 121 MATH course ECON 203 MTA Humanities course
BUS Elective MTA Social Science course MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Natural Science course
MTA Humanities course

Current/Revised: 04/08/2020

Employment Information

Faculty

Glen Oaks faculty are skilled,
knowledgeable, and enthusiastic
about the subjects they teach.
One of our Professor of
Business, Larry Hass, has been
named five times to Who’s Who
Among Teachers at America’s
Junior Colleges and has authored
and edited sections of several
business textbooks.

The Associate of Business (AB) degree gives the student a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.

Glen Oaks Community College students are at an advantage with a community college “start” before transferring to a college or university. Glen Oaks advisors have complete curriculum guides listing course equivalencies for many programs. Glen Oaks advisors work closely with colleges, receive regular program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at various institutions. They keep current on transfer information which impacts Glen Oaks students.

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

  • Accounting
  • Service
  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Health Care
  • Banking & Finance
  • Management/Marketing
  • Retail

The U.S. Department of Labor expects jobs in management to show above average growth through 2016. This is due to the continuing complexity of business. According to National Bureau of Labor Statistics data, first-line retail supervisors/managers of retail sales workers earned $37,427 on average and first-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers earned as much as $64,281 on average in annual wages.


Is this for me?
Successful business people have a passion for business. They must know their business inside and out and have the drive to effectively execute the business plan. They must have the pulse on new and emerging products, businesses, and technology.Business managers must keep an eye on the competition and continually identify ways to maintain and grow the business. It is important to set realistic business goals and stay focused on achieving them.
Businessman and college students discussing education on outdoor background
Associate of Applied Science in Business
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
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 (13 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

 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 Service
  • 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.
STEM student working in a small electronics lab, looking through inventory for her electronics project.
Associate of Applied Science in Technology
Program OverviewCourse Guide
Students seeking an Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree generally move directly into the workplace upon graduation. This Associate degree is flexible and provides a wide range of classroom experiences in the field of automotive technology, electrical technology and computer repair. It is recommended that each student meet with an advisor to schedule classes which pertain to their chosen degree.

Communications (choose 10 credit hours)

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

 

Computer Science (4 credit hours required)

 CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 7-8 credit hours)

BUS 251 Organizational Behavior* 3 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 230 Women in History 3 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science* 4 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage and Family* 4 credits

 

Industrial Studies (3 credit hours required)

INDS 151 Manufacturing Processes 3 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 3-4 credit hours)

MATH 100 Introduction to Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 109 Math for Technicians I 3 credits
MATH 119 Math for Technicians II* 3 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits

 

 Elective (2 credit hours)  2 credits

 

Technology Courses (choose a minimum of 30 credit hours) 30 credits 

 

To be granted an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree, the student must complete one (1) of the following Technology Certificates:

Automotive Technician Certificate
Computer Aided Drafting & Design Certificate
Computer Support Technician Certificate
Electrical Technologies Certificate
Machine Tool Certificate
Welding Certificate

Total: 62 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Fall 2012
Current/Updated: 3/1/17

Auto mechanic working underneath a lifted
Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Equipment Technology
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
This degree is designed to develop technically competent professional agricultural equipment service technicians. Students receive state-of-the-art technical education on the latest agricultural equipment through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction and supervised occupational work experience at a partnering dealership.

Communications (6 credit hours required)

COM 110 Interpersonal Communication  OR 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (at least 1 course, at least 3 credits)

Any ANTH course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any ART course 2-4 Credits/3-5 Contacts
ENG 126 or higher 3-4 Credits/3-4 Contacts
Any ECON course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any HIST course 3-4 Credits/3-4 Contacts
Any HUM course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any LNG course 2-4 Credits/2-4 Contacts
Any MUS course 1-4 Credits/1-4 Contacts
Any PHIL course 3-4 Credits/3-4 Contacts
Any PSI course 3-4 Credits/3-4 Contacts
Any PSY course 3-4 Credits/3-4 Contacts
Any REL course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any SOC course 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics/Natural Science (3 credit hours)

MATH 109 Math for Technicians I 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Required Courses (48 credit hours)

AGT 101 Hydraulic Theory & Operation 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 102 Production Agriculture 2 Credits/3 Contacts
AGT 103 Fundamentals of Engines 3 Credits/7 Contacts
AGT 104 Vehicle/Equipment Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals 3 Credits/5 Contacts
AGT 107 Preventive Maintenance & Service 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 109 Heating, Venting & Air Conditioning Systems 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 112 Seeding & Tillage Equipment 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 113 Hydraulic Systems* 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 116 Combine Maintenance & Repair 3 Credits/7 Contacts
AGT 119 Vehicle/Equipment Electrical/Electronic Systems Operation & Diagnostics* 3 Credits/7 Contacts
AGT 122 Precision Farming Systems & Techniques* 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 125 Tractor Drivelines* 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 207 Advanced Hydraulics* 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 213 Diesel Engine Performance – Analysis & Tune Up* 3 Credits/5 Contacts
AGT 216 Equipment Shop Project* 4 Credits/10 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
INDS 151 Manufacturing Processes 3 Credits/3 Contacts
WELD 190 Applied Welding for Skilled Trades 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

(choose 1-3)

AGT 219 Diesel Tech Field Experience I (Internship) 1 Credits/1 Contacts
AGT 220 Diesel Tech Field Experience II (Internship) 2 Credits/2 Contacts
AGT 219 Diesel Tech Field Experience III (Internship) 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Total: 61-63 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: AGT 219, AGT 220, AGT 221 are billed by credits. No courses below 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.
Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Summer 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
AGT 101 AGT 104 AGT 219/220/221 AGT 125 AGT 122
AGT 102 AGT 113 AGT 207 AGT 109
AGT 103 AGT 116 AGT 112 AGT 216
AGT 107 ENG 121 AGT 213 COM 110 or 150
AGT 119 WELD 105 BUS 104 Humanities/Soc. Sci.
INDS 151 AGT 219/220/221 MATH 109 AGT 219/220/221
AGT 219/220/221 AGT 219/220/221

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

Employment Information

Outlook

Employment of farm equipment
service technicians is projected
to grow 7 percent, about as fast
as the average for all occupations
through 2024 according to the
US Dept. of Labor. Demand for farm
equipment repairers will be driven
primarily by the need for
agricultural products to feed a
growing population. In Southwest
Michigan, current demand for
agricultural technicians is high.

Farm equipment technicians typically work for farm equipment dealers and large corporate farms to diagnose, service, repair, maintain and overhaul the equipment sold by that dealer. Vehicles may include tractors, harvesters, and other heavy farm equipment in addition to dairy equipment and irrigation systems. A person in this field may also repair small machinery such as lawn and garden tractors or very old farm equipment if their employer offers that service to the public.

Due to the complexity of modern farming machinery, well-trained farm equipment technicians have become an indispensable asset to the agricultural industry. Farm equipment technicians use basic hand tools, precision equipment, welding equipment and power tools to service and repair combines, tractors, tillers, hay balers and other large equipment necessary for farming. Typically, a farm equipment technician works in a well-lit and ventilated service center provided by the farm equipment dealer; however, occasionally he or she may be required to assist farmers with equipment in the field.

Farm equipment technicians’ work varies by time of the year. During busy planting and harvesting seasons, for example, mechanics often work six or seven 12-hour days per week. In the slower winter months, however, they work a normal week. The median annual wage for heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians was $47,120 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $69,840.


Program Information

The Agricultural Equipment Technology certificate and degree are designed to develop service technicians for the agricultural equipment dealers across all major equipment makes. Students receive state-of-the-art technical training on the latest major brand equipment through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory activities and supervised occupational work experience at a dealership if possible.

Is this for me?

Service technicians need good troubleshooting skills in order to determine the source of malfunctions. The job requires disassembling engine parts, connecting or attaching components and technicians need a steady and good hand-eye coordination. Technicians must possess good organizational skills and need to be able to lift heavy equipment, tools and parts without risking injury.

Classes for this two-year daytime, cohort program will take place at:

Burnips Equipment Co.
55232 Franklin Dr.
Three Rivers, Michigan